The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance
ISBN: 1616088648
EAN13: 9781616088644
Language: English
Pages: 50
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
The U.S. Army teamed up with cartoonist and graphic artist Will Eisner to produce teaching tools for U.S. soldiers in a medium that they could easily understand. The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance , first printed in 1969, features a female narrator who instructs GIs on the proper care of their AR-15 (military name M16A1) rifles--firearms notorious for jamming and malfunctioning. More than a simple manual and step-by-step guide, this unconventional yet important military document tried to appeal to soldiers with suggestive chapter titles such as How to Strip Your Baby, What to Do in a Jam, Sweet 16, and All the Way with N glig . A copy of the thirty-two-page booklet was issued to nearly every soldier serving in Vietnam.