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“It`s what we in the business call a mixed-fruit pudding.”

“…fragmentation, grenades…tactical, antitank, antipersonnel…It`s what we in the business call a mixed-fruit pudding.”


The MM-1 Manville Gun made its film debut in 1980s “Dog of War” where it appeared as the XM18E1R.  The quote above is from the arms dealer explaining how the weapon should be loaded for combat even though he avoids the question of whether or not he had ever served in combat.  Interestingly, the weapon used in the movie looks to be the 12 ga variant which offers several more cylinders than the 26.5mm and  37mm models.  Only manufactured from 1935-1943, the Manville Gun never saw widespread use.

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15 Responses to ““It`s what we in the business call a mixed-fruit pudding.””

  1. Erik S. says:

    But 40mm MGL systems were born from this idea. And they have seen LOTS of use.

  2. Eric B says:

    Very interesting about the manufacturing dates. I always assumed it was a much later 20th century design.

  3. Edward O says:

    I actually just read this book last month. Time to rewatch the movie.

    • Jon, OPT says:

      The book is like an arduous journey through the red tape of trafficking arms, but still a really good read, and far more in depth on how conquests like this can (and actually) happen.

      • Strike-Hold says:

        Man – that book was like a how-to manual…. I’ve always wondered how much of it was ‘genuine’ and how much was ‘artistic license’. I’ve heard that Freddy Forsyth had extensive access to some actual successful merc’s during the writing of it…

        I actually used the “But this country was bought and paid for!” scene from the end as an analogy for today’s election result.

  4. Arminius says:

    I have always enjoyed the movie!

  5. Man! I have been wanting one of those Manvilles for YEARS.

  6. Disco says:

    Vive le mort! Viva le Guerre! Viva la sacre mercenaire!

  7. That’s sure super 80s looking for something from the 30s. Used one of those a lot in one of the expansion packs to the original Ghost Recon game in the early noughties.

  8. Brent says:

    Cry havoc and let slip the hogs of war!

  9. Here is one of Charles J. Maville’s patents:

    https://www.google.com/patents/US2101148