Those Brit tabloids….

So in an epic gaffe, the Daily Star slammed the British MoD for splashing out £183m on tiny guns for HMs navy ships, specifically the new Type 26 Global Combat ships.

They painted it something like this:

cute-weapon-tiny2-b

£183m? Srsly?

When in fact they were talking about 5-inch/62 cal Mk45s, something that really is never going to fit in the palm of anyone’s hand…and is even pictured in the image they used to run with the article!

The article has since been corrected

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

One response to “Those Brit tabloids….”

  1. Lisa Wickern says :

    Is that a real firearm ?

    On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 7:02 AM, laststandonzombieisland wrote:

    > laststandonzombieisland posted: “So in an epic gaffe, the Daily Star > slammed the British MoD for splashing out £183m on tiny guns for HMs navy > ships, specifically the new Type 26 Global Combat ships. They painted it > something like this: When in fact they were talking about 5-in” >

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