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Antimatty
03-19-2008, 11:08 PM
i found this forum post ( via digg i think ) with lots of high quality photos of tribal warfare in africa where they are still using bows and arrows.
http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/16033/master/1/?page=1

some cool stuff.

kutter
03-19-2008, 11:21 PM
There was an earlier thread on this topic but it's cool to see some more pics of this tribal war. Thanks!
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=130484

USMCRTop
03-20-2008, 01:31 AM
They were used in Vietnam by the Navy to set huts on fire from a riverine craft IIRC- a very cheap way to do it without leaving the ship

Hispeed1
03-20-2008, 01:51 AM
Don't forget about Rambo... J/K.

IraGlacialis
03-20-2008, 02:20 AM
I notice that they are using slings as weapons as well.

The contrast between the weapons they use and the clothing the fighters are wearing is quite interesting.

highdiver_2000
03-20-2008, 02:52 AM
They were used in Vietnam by the Navy to set huts on fire from a riverine craft IIRC- a very cheap way to do it without leaving the ship

Not to mention about the legendary tomahawk (no not the missile). That is until the Senate or Congress found out about it and put an end to it.

GETSOME
03-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Not to mention about the legendary tomahawk (no not the missile). That is until the Senate or Congress found out about it and put an end to it.
Do you have some more info,or know where i can get it,thanks?

bigvig
03-20-2008, 09:18 AM
MARCOS (India) - I believe this photo was taken in the 80s and they don't use it now. It's a crossbow.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images/Marines5dotjpg

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images/Marines5dotjpg

matsalleh18
03-20-2008, 10:55 AM
http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/foto/dcc8daf4_2dotjpg

Lolzlololololol,African Version of Paintball Matches hahaha.

highdiver_2000
03-20-2008, 11:52 AM
Do you have some more info,or know where i can get it,thanks?

Read it in a magazine on during the early years of Vietnam war, where some of the advisors were using these, until it got reported in the press. The use of it was deem too barbaric and squashed.

I was going to say maybe an old timer got more accurate info. As usual Wiki to the rescue. Strange entries about the current Afghan war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_%28axe%29


Modern-day Tomahawks have gained in popularity with the re-emergence of the "Vietnam Tomahawk" by American Tomahawk Company in the beginning of 2001. Modern-day Tomahawks designed by the late Peter LaGana (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_LaGana&action=edit&redlink=1) included wood handles, a hatchet-like bit and a leather sheath and were used by select U.S. forces during the Vietnam war (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_war) and are called "Vietnam Tomahawks". The wood handle "Vietnam Tomahawks" are still being produced today by Cold Steel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Steel). The tomahawk was later redesigned featuring synthetic hafts by American Tomahawk Company and named "VTAC"'s ("Vietnam Tactical Tomahawk"'s) and are currently being manufactured by Fehrman Knives. SOG has also entered the field with its own version of the "Vietnam Tomahawk", the Fusion Tactical Tomahawk. The original "Vietnam Tomahawks" are rare and quite expensive.
Other "Tactical Tomahawks" makers include:
Branton Knives in collaboration with "Walter Brend" with their "Brend Fighting Hatchet";
K5 Tactical (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=K5_Tactical&action=edit&redlink=1) with his "Tactical Hammer Poll", "Tactical Spike", "Utility Hammer Poll" and the "Utility Spike";
Ranger Knives (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ranger_Knives&action=edit&redlink=1) with his "RD Hawk" and "Entry Tool";
RMJ Forge (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RMJ_Forge&action=edit&redlink=1) with their "Eagle Talon" and the "Crash Axe"Todays Hand-forged tomahawks and Modern-day Tactical Tomahawks are in use today by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.
The American Tomahawk Company's "VTAC" ("Vietnam Tactical Tomahawk") is in use by the US Army Stryker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stryker) Brigade in Afghanistan, the 172nd SBCT Team (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=172nd_SBCT_Team&action=edit&redlink=1) based at Fort Wainwright (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wainwright), the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division out of Fort Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lewis), a Recon Platoon in the 2-183d CAV (116th IBCT)(OIF 2007-2008) and numerous other soldiers. The National Stock Number is 4210-01-518-7244.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_%28axe%29#_note-wedge)This design is enjoying something of a renaissance with US soldiers in Iraq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq) and Afghanistan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan) as a tool and in use in hand-to-hand combat.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_%28axe%29#_note-0)

Silent Reader
03-20-2008, 12:04 PM
Do you have some more info,or know where i can get it,thanks?

there were already some threads on this topic...

here:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6283
and here:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121129

SBL
03-20-2008, 05:13 PM
MARCOS (India) - I believe this photo was taken in the 80s and they don't use it now. It's a crossbow.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images/Marines5dotjpg

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images/Marines5dotjpg

Crossbows were big in the 80s.

Doe
03-20-2008, 05:27 PM
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm431329792/tt0078492

Wild Geese anyone?

IraGlacialis
03-20-2008, 06:00 PM
Lolzlololololol,African Version of Paintball Matches hahaha.
Actually, it was an actual skirmish where over 20 people died.

Though I am surpirsed the toll was so low.

Tempest II
03-20-2008, 06:03 PM
I remember visitng an commando stand in early 90s and the displayed bow and arrow - of course the morden type.

RevengeSeeker
03-20-2008, 06:45 PM
There's a few of them in my South Vietnamese Academy thread: http://militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=130060

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff84/RevengeSeeker01/2-1dotjpg

GETSOME
03-20-2008, 06:57 PM
there were already some threads on this topic...

here:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6283
and here:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121129
Thanks guys for the info.

Andreas
03-20-2008, 07:22 PM
http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/foto/dcc8daf4_2dotjpg

Lolzlololololol,African Version of Paintball Matches hahaha.

Its a tribal war and people get killed not so much "lololololol"....
If you catch my drift

MoZo
03-20-2008, 09:43 PM
I hate that!

Even in modern day when we get out of ammo/firearms, its just back to sticks and rocks and we are fighting again. :bash:

Uruk-Hai
03-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Yeah i know some good "soldier" with bow and also with explosive errows.... :D i bet you all guys know him :D from Vietnam or Afghanistan.....

http://www.onlinesports.com/images/ssg-uss-16ddotjpg

http://www.humanproductivitylab.com/images/Cisco%20Rambo%20Bowshotdotjpg

Sorry but it was stronges then me...

Andy S
03-21-2008, 02:22 AM
Um, in all of those photos i couldn't see one person actually aiming their Bow, pretty much how they use guns i guess!

frank81
03-21-2008, 02:45 AM
http://www.off-roader.com.cn/attachments/2006/10/1_200610291815271dotjpg

eskachig
03-21-2008, 04:43 AM
Um, in all of those photos i couldn't see one person actually aiming their Bow, pretty much how they use guns i guess!Did you see anyone drawing a bow? I'm sure these folks know what they're doing with their ancestral weapons.

It's utterly surreal to see a fellow in a suit firing bows at people, and the flail shot is just amazing.

btdown
03-21-2008, 06:26 AM
If it was good enough for Burt Reynolds....


http://chrisglass.com/things/movies/img/deliverancedotjpg

JJHH
03-21-2008, 07:06 AM
http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/foto/dcc8daf4_2dotjpg

Lolzlololololol,African Version of Paintball Matches hahaha.

Laugh at them, but their balls are probably 100 times larger than yours.

big_les
03-21-2008, 08:45 AM
No doubt he's mentioned in the other threads, but WW2 Commando "Mad" Jack Churchill killed at least one Nazi with his bow.

JJHH
03-21-2008, 08:48 AM
No doubt he's mentioned in the other threads, but WW2 Commando "Mad" Jack Churchill killed at least one Nazi with his bow.

I believe March Phillips and/or Anders Lassen of the Small Scale Raiding Force killed a sentry with an arrow during WW2.

SOE also did some experiments with bows.

Morboute
03-21-2008, 10:42 AM
Laugh at them, but their balls are probably 100 times larger than yours.

2x, going at each other in an old school style...

IraGlacialis
03-21-2008, 12:40 PM
Even in modern day when we get out of ammo/firearms, its just back to sticks and rocks and we are fighting again. :bash:
In this case I don't think it is a matter of them having no access to fiearms or ammo. It is more of doing things the old way for the sake of "honor".

But I agree with the idea that even without guns and the like, we will just go back to using spears and bows.