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Old October 18, 2006, 11:19 PM   #15
Csspecs
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The OICW got put on hold because of weight?

Gee, we have an opportunity to increase the firepower available to an infantryman by 1000% but it's a little heavier than a M16 so screw it...
It was more than a little weight.

Some quotes from answers.com (not always correct but most of the time close)

"The final prototypes of the XM29 weighed in at about five and a half kilograms when empty, and nearly seven when loaded. Soldiers also complained of the sheer bulk of the weapon system."

Thats 12lbs unloaded and 15lbs loaded. Thats a tad heavy in my mind.

Also LOOK AT THE SIZE, how are you going to haul THAT around. And forget about using it in a Humvee.

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