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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 38
02-09-2012, 03:49 AM
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(take the M-16 auto rifle U.S. made - the thing is just as lethal as it was first introduced - despite the various new weapons that have been introduced. Same applies with certain warships in the U.S. Navy)
Probably not the best example. It's pretty well acknowledged the M-16 was a lightweight, unreliable piece of crap when it was first produced for use in Vietnam and only thirty years of refinement and advancement have made it into a solid-if-unremarkable assault rifle.