- 18 May 2012 08:50
The M16 uses bullets that use gunpowder, and the arquebus uses gun powder to propel its bullets, does that mean the m16 is ripping off the arquebus?
Compared to other missile weapons of the 16th C, Yes.
Compared to missile weapons of the 18th C., No.
Compared to other weapons of the 20th C., No.
Comparing to contemporaries and those a generation or two older is much more appropriate then comparing something from ages ago. Is the Ak-12 ripping off the m-16, copying others who ripped off the m16, or is the modern age and arms development so far ahead that its design is just adopting the obvious?
Jaded centrist. Wary Cautious liberal. Obligated Engineer(Civil).
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