Sunday, February 7, 2016

Journal 4- Sierra Leone Civil War Weapons By John Hunter Bayer

The G3 is a German made assault rifle created in the mid 1960's. It has a 20 round magazine with a caliber of 7.62mm NATO (.308). It weighs about 4,5 kg with a length of 1023 mm. It has many different forms such as the G3A3 with a drum type rear sight and a attachable bayonet, as the the G3KA4, which is the shortest G3 variant with a retractable stock and a integral pistol grip.

G3 Assault Rifle 

The AK-47 is a Russian made assault rifle created in 1947. It has an average 30 rounds in the clip carrying 7.62x39 mm caliber bullets. Its overall length is 870 mm with the barrel being 415 mm.  This weapon is manufactured in dozens of countries and used in hundreds of conflicts throughout the world. this weapon would soon after its creation have multiple variants, such as the post 1951 production of the AK rifle with an attachable bayonet and milled receiver, or with a PBS silencer.

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AK-47 Assault Rifle 
rocket-propelled grenade (often abbreviated RPG) is a shoulder fired, anti tank weapon system that fires rockets equipped with an explosive  warhead. These warheads are affixed to a rocket motor and stabilized in flight with fins. Some types of RPG are re loadable, while others are single-use. RPGs, with some exceptions, are generally loaded from the muzzle.
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                                                       Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)


  1. i like how you described the guns in great detail !!

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  3. I like the descriptions of the weapons. It makes me reflect on the boys (children) in Beah's book carrying them. It also seems that this weapons are still being used in that region still today.


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