Talk:Crew-served weapon

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Crew-served weapon would be better. "Crew served weapon" is the headline to a news story about an airline steward stabbed with a salad fork, no? . The unspoken context here is that there are now weapons that are not crew-served weapons: there is no identification of what they might entail, and no link to them. --Wetman 2 July 2005 01:52 (UTC)

Much of this article seems dubious. The phrase "crew-served weapon" refers to a large infantry support weapon, like a machine gun or mortar. Perhaps it is also used for something like a naval gun. But an aircraft is not a "crew-served weapon". Intelligence, and command and control are certainly not classes of crew-served weapons, they are subjects in military science. "All military forces are, broadly speaking, crew-served weapons"—that's just a silly statement. Michael Z. 2006-02-22 17:13 Z

I absolutely agree, and have edited the article. How can one change the title to "crew-served"? GMan552 05:58, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

The term "crew served" such as "Shoulder fired weapons" refers to items like old bazookas or recoiless rifles where a loader is involved. The stinger and redeye systems can be carried by 2 personnel, but in Airborne units they were jumped in by the same jumper with the tracker head and missile. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)