Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beretta AR-70

If this isn't a recruiting poster, it should be.

The AR-70 replaced the old Beretta BM-59, basically a M-1 Garand with a detachable magazine. This model is in 5.56mm NATO instead of the old .308 used by the BM-59. "Model" meaning the rifle, not the paratrooper, of course.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say, that is a pretty good recruiting poster!

Jim

"Zack" said...

Heh... I didn't see the Mrs. Borepatch seal of approval on this blog entry...

Paladin said...

How can they cram so many things that I like into one picture?

Jim said...

She makes me wonder if one paratrooper can still say to another, "let's hit the silk."

Borepatch said...

You guys are awesome!

James, you made the Mrs. LOL.

Anonymous said...

I must be blind - I don't see a link to sign up/enlist.

Please advise.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you really want to join the Italian Army, it should be a matter of a call to their local consulate...

Jim

Eagle said...

She looks so... happy...

Even the Beatles knew that "Happiness is a warm gun".