Since that time other mathematical exercises have been brought out to show that the Thompson-Ramo M14s will cost $104.75 apiece – a further evaluation in a different direction. Finally, he was allowed to make a statement. Anyway, if the war had continued the T20 would have been manufactured and used in large numbers as the M2 Garand. The A14 becoming a motorway will improve connectivity from the M11 to the A1 at Alconbury and will serve Peterborough. Total costs for the project are expected to be $1.05 billion. But some people who have used the M14 say it’s also a hard rifle on which to train new shooters – especially when fired full automatic. by Truvelo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 14:31, Post The Army made the award by ‘evaluating’ Thompson-Ramo’s bid down to $10,092,523 – $100.92 per M14 – which, of course, made it low bidder.

Post We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. Criticism of the M14 snafu comes from all sides. Ken Young by Bryn666 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:55, Post If this was the idea, it worked beautifully. But when the last round was fired – after five years and $4,052,000 had been spent – the T44 won out, as everyone around the Pentagon knew it would from the start. They went into the production history of the M14 project quite thoroughly, taking testimony from everyone involved. They knew they had an easy out. The reason that Garand’s highly successful T20 was shelved in 1947 was that the Army wanted ‘a more radical and comprehensive solution’ to the problem of a new rifle. Now I have found the smoking gun. General Megee’s capsule description of the M14: ‘They labored mightily and brought forth a mouse.’. 3 Comments. An equal number of T44s was completed by Springfield Armory to see if they would perform well when made by mass production methods. The M14 has gained in weight from 8.7 to 9.5 pounds and grown in length by an eight of an inch. Present policy is to issue only two full-automatic M14s to an Infantry squad – and hand out the rest without a selector switch on them. Take a look at this. But changed or not, Johnson feels the M14 is very little if any improvement over the M1 Garand considering all the years and millions squandered on it. ‘Who is going to carry the ammo for full-auto fire?’ he asks. 285 Km DIKhan (Yarik) Islamabad (Hakla) Motorway under construction near River Indus. Then several thousand rifles of each design were obtained and samples sent to the service schools and combat units in the Arctic, the tropics and all parts of the United States. It should be remembered, of course, that mass-production capability was one of the reasons the Army said it liked the M14 in the first place. The M14 rifle is a case of too little and too late.

Between 1945, when the project was officialy started, and mid-1952 only $1,900,000 was spent on it. Some people in the Army are aBut to return to how we got into the mess. By early 1961 reports that production was 60 percent behind schedule and that some M14s had blown up in training reached Congressional ears. Highways England project director David Bray said: We want the A14 upgrade to be the safest and best road it can possibly be, and we now have an opportunity to make our already robust plans even better by putting the right traffic onto the right roads when the new A14 opens to traffic. What happened during the years of M14’s development is a sorry record of failure, delay and double-dealing. I live near Trowell and it would be great to jump straight onto the M50 there and go straight to Ross/M5. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! That's a smoking gun alright. #CPEC Fast Completed Sawan River bridge Western route Dikhan to Islamabad M14 Motorway - Duration: 6:32. Mar 31, 2015 @ 08:44:31. It was, and is, a cobbled up version of John Garand’s automatic M1 – the wartime T20. Reports from Vietnam indicate that Garand’s fears may well be justified. Originally built in the 1920s, this junction began life as simple priority junction NW of Watford between the A5088 Watford bypass and the A41. Confidently, the Army agreed to test the two foreign rifles. They’re on the order of seven times as close as the system in the M1. All told, the whole fantastic story of how the so-called ‘new’ Army rifle was developed is beginning to sound like one of the biggest snafus in U.S. military history. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. M14 would have been out of zone, wouldn't it? I could do with spending more time to go through the document thoroughly instead of heading straight for the maps and taking a quick glance at the letters. THE U.S. ARMY’S BLUNDERBUSS BUNGLE THAT FATTENED YOUR TAXES

The system went into operation in early 2014, and will be discontinued when the ongoing road works is finished.

Motorways are a network of multiple lanes, high speed and controlled access roads in Pakistan. In view of the Army’s insistence that the rifle was particularly adapted to mass production, what Harrington & Richardson had to say is enlightening. ( Log Out /  To explain the designation: Army policy is to prefix a test rifle number with the letter ‘T.’ When it’s modified in a major way an ‘E’ is added after the ‘M’ numbered weapon.

This, as well as the Army’s philosophy on aimed fire, may be back of the policy of issuing most M14s without selector switches. This rifle is proudly built by James River Armory. There will be virtually no Motorways left to build or should I say should be built. #CPEC is mega project of #Govt of Pakistan, Western alignment M14. What all of this demonstrates is that Government arsenals are just not set up for mass production. Volume production on the M14 did not begin until late 1960 and during that year the Ordnance Department and the commercial manufacturers were swearing at each other almost daily over prices, specifications changes and schedules. The new cartridge – a shortened version of the .30-06 was designated the T65. All three reasons have since turned out to be wrong. The rifle is coming off the assembly line in quantity, though it’s not really the same weapon that was tested and adopted so long ago. by Chris5156 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:11, Post True Magazine, April 1963. For example the C/D road heading from Bromsgrove to Warwick is shown as leaving the mainline with the M42 north slip on some plans but leaving after the M42 on others. CPEC Western Route:River Kurram Bridge under construction at 285 Km D I Khan Islamabad Motorway Location near Esa Khel Minawali.

The NSW Government is investing $600 million to build the M4 Smart Motorway project, which will introduce intelligent technology to the M4 Motorway between Pitt Street, Parramatta and Mulgoa Road, Penrith. by Lockwood » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:13, Post Blamed by the Army for goofing on the heat treatment of bolts and receivers due to inadequate quality control.

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000. Its a frequent route for me and 'cutting the corner' with a new motorway like this would be very helpful.

Thompson-Ramo won with a bid of $15,076,234 or $150.76 each – though West Virginia Ordnance had bid $12,649.33 or $126.40 apiece. The test results were the same. The slowness of getting approvals for the simpler design or manufacturing change was mentioned by both companies as a major problem. Elements and components Even if the White gas system worked as the Army claims, it’s still difficult to make and possibly to use. So the Army doggedly insisted on the T65 and designated its size in millimeters – 7.62mm – to show our European allies we were really NATO minded. In other words, the Army has returned to the philosophy it used to defend the M1 in Korea – when the Chinese were using burp guns and Russian automatic rifles. At the moment, the Marine Corps has equipped most its combat units with M14s. Among its features was a hinged action that folded down for easy removal of parts.

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