The bayonet is a very ancient weapon, according to historical records, the prototype of the bayonet appeared in the Jingtai period of the Ming Dynasty on the mainland. At that time, spearheads had already been installed on iron clamps, which is generally considered to be the earliest origin of the bayonet. It was not until around the 16th and 17th centuries that similar devices appeared in Europe. Later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, bayonets became more and more popular, and World War I and World War II made bayonets shine.
However, in the middle and late stages of World War II, semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons gradually became popular among the military powers such as the United States, the Soviet Union and Germany, and the role of bayonets became smaller and smaller. After all, it turned out later that in the face of intensive firepower, bayonets could no longer play much role.
Recently, such a news attracted the attention of this author: a certain soldier of our army located in the Sino-Indian border area has installed a snowy bayonet on the Type 95 light machine gun, which inevitably arouses everyone's curiosity. In this issue, let's talk about this topic together.
In fact, in recent years, our army's border troops in the western border areas have massively popularized the Type 95 light machine gun. Due to the advancement of technology, this light machine gun is not much heavier than ordinary rifles, and it is easy to operate, and one person can use it freely. However, compared with traditional rifles, the 95 light machine gun has a series of advantages such as long range, more magazine bullets, and accurate shooting.
The benefits of the Type 95 light machine gun are obvious, not only can it carry out long-term sustained fire output, but also can be mounted as a precision shooting rifle, and the capacity of the 75-round magazine is enough to suppress several ordinary rifles with a Type 95 light machine gun.
However, from a recently published map, we are surprised to find that someone in our army has already installed bayonets on such light machine guns, so why is this?
This is because, according to the relevant agreements previously reached between China and India, both sides in the Sino-Indian border area are still adhering to the principle of "not firing the first shot", even if there is any conflict, they are only using cold weapons. Therefore, we will find that both China and India are still using cold weapons such as sticks and shields, whether in the Galwan Valley or Pangong Lake. Therefore, the reason why our side installed bayonets on light machine guns was to deal with this possible cold weapon conflict.
Well, many people may have questions, how much more can bayonets play now? In fact, even in modern times, bayonets can still be useful in war, as long as they are used properly. For example, in the Anglo-Armagh War in 1982, the British army launched a bayonet attack on the Afghan army on Mount Longdon, Falkland Island, and the British army won a complete victory. It can be seen that as long as the right environment is in the right environment, the bayonet can still function.
End of this issue.