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"Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival" You know what I'm talking about? This is the song that comes to mind every time I pick up this Cyma model. The CM-009F replicates one of the most popular models in the Vietnam War, the XM177 Commando.  

The XM177 Commando was the first compact assault rifle developed by Colt at the beginning of the Cold War and rose to fame for its use in the Vietnam War by the Navy Seals in covert operations throughout the Vietnam jungle. By the way, before continuing, look for the song on YouTube and hit "play" to set the scene


If you are very young, you may feel it is a little strange, but these are the muzzles that were used at that time and that we have seen covered with a condom in many films to prevent water from entering. In this case, a slot flash hider that in the real model served to reduce the flash that occurred when shooting, something quite useful if you are in the middle of a Vietnam jungle in the dark.


In this day an age this handguard is out of date, but at the time it was manufactured, working with high-strength polymers and making such a modular handguard, was a revolution. This airsoft model uses the internal space of the handguard to house the battery, which being quite wide will have no problems to find the right batteries. To this ends we must remove the lower half of the part to be able to connect and disconnect the battery.


If you did not know this model, you may have come to think that the stock is too small or that it even looks like a toy, but this is not the case. This stock dispenses with the two lateral sections of the typical Crane Stock to reduce its volume. This was done in the real model to reduce the size of the weapon and make it much more manageable, equating it to a submachine gun for the commandos that used it.


The model comes with the characteristic handle of those times in which, in addition, the rear sight is already integrated into the upper receiver itself, and obviously in this model we cannot disassemble it, as it is fixed. Consequently, the front sight is also attached and fixed to the outer barrel, creating aiming elements that, unlike in modern assault rifles, cannot be folded. An interesting detail is that we can attach a rail at the top to the handle to place a holographic system.



Apocalypse Now (1979)

In the Vietnam War, Captain Willard, a US Army intelligence officer, has been tasked with entering Cambodia with the dangerous mission of eliminating Colonel Kurtz.

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A group of recruits train for war on Parris Island, a training centre for the US Navy. Where Sergeant Hartman, tough and unforgiving, whose only mission in life is to harden the body and soul of newbies trains the recruits.

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Platoon (1986)

First part of Stone's trilogy on the Vietnam War. A young American soldier is sent to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia to join a platoon.

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

VIETNAM 1965. A radio DJ, Adrian Cronauer, is sent to Saigon to work for the US Army station.

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When We Were Soldiers (2002)

In the middle of the Vietnam War, Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and his soldiers (about 400 men) landed in November 1965 in a region known as "The Valley of Death."

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Hamburger Hill (1987)

Vietnam War, 1969. It narrates the deathly battles that the American army faced against the soldiers of the Vietcong over the taking of a hill.

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Modernized internal parts

While on the outside we have a classic replica, internally Cyma has implemented its improvements in recent years. It has a version 2 gearbox with quick spring change.

The internal components have been reinforced and it has a polycarbonate piston with all steel teeth, steel gears with 8mm steel bushings. The cylinder is made of CNC aluminium, the piston head also has bearings and is completely sealed. If this is not enough, the spring guide also has bearings and mounts a neodymium motor.

The replica has an integrated mosfet system and an adapter which also comes in the box to be able to use both batteries with T-Dean and Tamiya connectors, if a LiPo replica came instead of NiCd it would be the perfect combo.


Without a doubt this is the classic among classics, the beginning of everything. A replica of Colt's XM177 Commando that, although today, has a design that is a bit outdated in terms of current systems, without a doubt will bring a little nostalgia to a few, like myself, as I actually feel like watching a few films set in the Vietnam War.

A classic exterior with an improved interior, that is what Cyma has achieved and at a price more than affordable for all budgets, there is no excuse for not having an XM177 Commando.

Good Morning, Vietnam