The search for the identity of Michael Yon’s mystery weapon continues, and a reader tips me off to an entry on the Strategy Page forum about it.
Here’s Yon’s photograph:
Here’s the second version of this that I’ve seen:
Note Yon’s mystery weapon to the left of the figure.
This toy, of course, is the famous “Kidnapped Action Figure” toy from 2005.
Below is a shot of the actual contents of the action figure package.
I posted this in February of 2005.
(For the record, the other version of the toy photoshop I saw was much more nicely done…)
So, the hoax explanation is apparently, um, a hoax.