Sit back and enjoy this throwback Thursday with Colt’s Reagan-era M16A2 promo pitch that includes everything that made the early 1980s so boss.
I mean you’ve got a mix of old M-1 steel pot helmets and the then-new K-pots as well as some of the brightest woodland green cammies you’ve ever seen.
Seriously, they are so bright they hurt your eyes in all the brilliant beta-max technicolor you can imagine.
In the nine minutes of beautiful M16 footage you get to see Commando-style shorties, M203 grenade launchers at work blowing up an outhouse, the short-lived HBAR Colt Light Machine Gun which predated the Army’s adoption of the M249 and, of course, the good old M16A2 itself.
Plus, there is bonus footage of a Ford M151 MUTT running one over, which worked out well that they backed it up and did it again.