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01-08-2005, 09:50 AM
I was browsing an issue of YoungBlood : Genesis days ago and lo and behold, the characters Chapel and Battlestone are wielding Cobra Weapons:


Interesting huh? :D

01-08-2005, 12:49 PM
Hmm...wonder if Destro supplies them with their arms like he does Cobra :D

01-10-2005, 03:49 PM
That is surely a SAW-viper machine gun. Is there a real-life equivalent of this HMG?

01-10-2005, 06:06 PM
A SAW in the military is the Squad Automatic Weapon. It's actually not a machine gun...more like an automatic rifle. It has a collapsable bipod on the front. It uses 5.56mm or 223 cal ammo. The ammo can be fired with a regular M-16 magazine or a drum with 200 linked rounds. It was created to replace the automatic M-16A1 when the army switched to the M-16A2 (single shot/3 round burst). You will have 2 of these per infantry squad and 6 per platoon. It has it's problems but it's a decent weapon. It's dry weight is 17lbs and is kinda top heavy at the barrel due to the bipod assembly so it doesnt feel as balanced as the M-60 or M-240G. The M-60 being a little over 20lbs is actually less of a burden to carry. The bipods tend to get loose and will collapse on you if you arent careful. It also comes with a spare barrel that you need to change if you are firing a lot of rounds...otherwise the barrel will turn red and white and you can watch the rounds actually leave the barrel...

Hope this helped you out...

01-10-2005, 08:12 PM
Also wanted to add that the weapon that came with the SAW viper isnt a SAW like we used in the military...

01-11-2005, 10:03 AM
I suspect that the drawings with the SAWviper gun are swipes.

Rob Liefeld(the creator of youngblood) is known for swiping (copying art) from other comics.

One of his covers from X-force showing "Cable" was taken directly from a picture of Roadblock, 50 caliber and everything..