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Old 07-10-14, 04:43
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I know that the Canadian Army trialed new weapons systems in the 1960s and that some of these were Canadian designs. I am not familiar with this weapons system, does anyone know what it was? Was it ever adapted?

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Old 07-10-14, 05:22
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Looks more like a shaker for the Bingo balls. As a weapon I would suggest toilet paper tubes or golf balls.
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Old 07-10-14, 13:02
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Ahh yes, the Mk 18.25 multiple barrel doughnut gun (platoon weapon) mass feeding for the use of.

This early wooden pattern room mock up clearly shows the novel feature of the invisible doughnut being loaded by Sgt Horton and the weapon is being operated by Sgt D Dunkin.

The wooden carriage is an economy measure and an early attempt at being eco conscious and responsible with natural resources.

The invisible feature of the doughnut was part of the cold war era special weapons program to weigh the Russians down by spreading tantalising morsels of food across the battlefield with overly pungent aromas but without being seen thereby causing the enemy to dismount and spend a lot of useless time hunting for the food.

Eventual trials led to bad things as the troops conducting the trials ate too many of the doughnuts. There was however a more sane off shoot of this program that led to the development of the Mk19 grenade launcher.

Thats my best shot

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Old 07-10-14, 15:55
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A heavy duty dispersant with air freshener is needed.
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Old 07-10-14, 16:01
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Hi Ed

Looks to me to be an effort to update the March of Toy Soldiers in the Nut Cracker Suite.

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Old 08-10-14, 00:33
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The image shows one of the props from the 1967 Canadian Forces Tattoo.
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Old 08-10-14, 04:04
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There are some things no soldier should ever be ordered to do. Shades of a latte salute.
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Old 08-10-14, 19:32
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Ahh yes, the Mk 18.25 multiple barrel doughnut gun (platoon weapon) mass feeding for the use of.
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The barrel is a little small for donuts but this could be a good delivery system for timbits. Hmmmmm.

It looks like NCOs were qualified on this system.
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Old 09-10-14, 00:43
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Bruce,

I was not going to venture too deep in the the intricacies of doughnuts as our foreign member might not understand such technical words as "Timbits".

Many thanks for the offer of the air freshner Lynn, its not needed. I come by this talent naturally I am told

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Old 09-10-14, 00:59
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Some of us just "have it" Robin
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