Dutch F-16 Pilots Now Flying Over #ISIS Territory With Sub Machine Guns

Posted: May 26, 2015 in Culture

After a Jordanian F-16 pilot was captured and burned alive in a steel cage, Dutch F-16 crews are being armed with Brugger & Thomet MP9 sub-machine guns. The idea being: if a pilot ejects, they can hold off the enemy long enough for a combat search and rescue unit to arrive. More firepower gives them a fighting chance.

The super-compact MP9 is available in 9mm or the saboted 6.5X25mm cartridge, which slices through body armor with ease. The weapon features a collapsible stock and fore-grip, as well as rails for mounting optics, lights and lasers. It takes 30 round magazines and has select fire for fully automatic or semiautomatic. When shouldered, it’s extremely accurate and if chambered in the 6.5X25mm cartridge, it features similar ballistic trajectories as the 5.56 NATO, allowing a the user to keep the enemy at bay over medium range distances.

Full Story @ [Foxtrot Alpha]

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