Realized that I could have done this for Fury in the Gulf, but didn’t. So, with the release of Burmese Crossfire now less than two weeks away, here’s a little gratuitous gun porn covering both of the first two novels in the Brannigan’s Blackhearts series.
Chinese Type 03
Commander Esfandiari’s troops in Fury in the Gulf use Chinese Type 03 rifles. The ones they use are the export variant, chambered in 5.56.
Both the Iranians and the Blackhearts use 9mm Makarovs for sidearms on Khadarkh.
The Blackhearts go ashore with top-of-the-line Russian AK-12s, in 5.45. (As shown on the cover.)
Curtis, being Mr. Machinegunner, carries a PKP Pecheneg on Khadarkh, in 7.62×54.
The North Korean advisors in Burma carry Type 88 rifles, an indigenous North Korean AK variant.
Type 73 light machine gun
The Nork advisors also have a couple Type 73s, another indigenous North Korean design.
The Kokang Army uses various AK clones, the most common of which is the Chinese Type 56.
Since it is commonly used by the Burmese Army, the Blackhearts go in with HK G3s.
With a bit more numbers, two of the Blackhearts go into Burma carrying MG3s for fire support.
So, there’s a bit of a look at some of the things that go bang in the Brannigan’s Blackhearts series so far. Hope everyone’s enjoying Fury in the Gulf, and if you’ve finished, please consider going on Amazon and leaving a review.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that Burmese Crossfire is still only $0.99 for pre-order. It’ll go up to $3.99 on the 20th.