Taking High Tech in Firearms a Bit too Far

The Firearms Blog offers an example of a Spanish soldier I feel very sorry for. He notes, “Given Spain’s current economic situation, I don’t think we will be seeing this system deployed anytime soon.” This is a good thing. Especially for Spanish soldiers.

6 Responses to “Taking High Tech in Firearms a Bit too Far”

  1. Stew says:

    That is not a happy lookin’ troop.

  2. ExurbanKevin says:

    Meh. He’s not REALLY tacticool until he has a can of tactical bacon on one of the rails.

  3. Stew says:

    Bacon on a rail?! Are you CRAZY? That bacon would get all dirty and shot at. Tactical bacon cans belong in the assault pack.

  4. Bram says:

    Damn! And they replaced the G3 with the G36 because it was lighter! Add a few more accessories, and it might be as accurate and lethal as the G3.

    What the hell is all that crap strapped to his right arm?

    It looks like a WWII GI could run circles around this guy before driving a .30-06 round right through the fancy body armor.

  5. Sam says:

    Doesn’t look all that different from the other “future infantry” projects. The US version was Land Warrior. The XM29 was pretty bulky and heavy…

  6. Ian Argent says:

    Other than the batteries necessary to run this, though, Moore’s Law will have its way with this. Anyone remember how the last sight prop for the original Terminator movie was as big as the gun and had to be powered by a hidden cable?