We are excited to release the new U.S. Army Paintball Marker - Project Salvo…an exciting new marker from U.S. Army Paintball featuring a six position collapsible and foldable stock, an AR-15 style shroud with four built-in Picatinny rails and a new AR-15 style magazine that doubles as a helpful toolkit. The marker also incorporates a flat-top Picatinny rail built into the receiver, which makes it simple for players to quickly add a handle, site, scope or a variety of other modifications.
As an added benefit, the Project Salvo marker can be easily enhanced with an eGrip as well as several other performance upgrades from the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series, including: the Cyclone Feed System, Response Trigger and Flatline barrel.
Much like Alpha Black, the name selected for this new marker is rooted in U.S. Military history. Project Salvo was a series of tests conducted by the U.S. Army’s Operations Research Office (ORO) from the mid to late 1950s. The research obtained through Project Salvo helped lead to the development of the AR-15, which would go on to become the M-16 – widely considered among the most respected and proven rifles ever utilized by the United States armed forces.
The Tippmann US Army Project Salvo is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
14 of 52 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
US Army Alpha Black/Bravo One
-US Army Alpha Black Tactical w/ E-Grip
- View-Loader Eye-Force
- PMI 48ci/300psi High Pressure Air Tank
-PCS Tactical Sling
-Custom Products 14in. .693 Barrel
Nice Looking, Great Woodsballing Gun
Heavy, Not Electric... yet...
Although I like the US Army Weapon Arsenal... I do not like the Project Salvo Gun... The marker itself in outstanding... In most aspects, it IS the Alpha Black. Which is the problem... The only differences between the Project Salvo and the Alpha Black/Bravo One are the looks. In my opinion, the Alpha Black looks WAY cooler... The Marker itself is, however, absolutely outstanding... It is Great for woodsball or Scenario... If you want a cheap gun without wasting you money, go for the salvo or alpha...
A great gun... But because you cannot get it with an e-trigger, it isn't exactly fast... However, it is cheap. If you want a really fast, but cheap gun, get the Alpha Black w/ E-Trigger, or a WAS 98...
7 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 24th, 2009 at 12:49 pm PST
Project Salvo w/ remote and electronic hopper (12-15 bps)
Durability, accuracy, all around feel
Kinda heavy, doesn't fit an after market barrel very well
I just finished up my weekend paintball trip here in the nothern woods of MN and I was VERY impressed with the project salvo. Right out of the box it feels strong and fits perfectly. Even for a guy who is 6'1'' and weighs about 200 pounds. Using it bone stock on CO2 I shot it at a 12" circle from about 65 ft. I shot 12 quick shots at the circle and hit it all 12 times (this is after I dinked around and found the right velocity setting). There really is no need for the cyclone feed as long as you don't have an e-grip and you have an electronic hopper. I shot as fast as I could pull the trigger and the gun didn't chop a single ball the entire weekend.
The main negative is that it is an piece of work to take apart and put back together, but this fits the Tippmann persona perfectly. Another side negative is the loose fitting of aftermarket barrels, but this can be easily fixed with some paper towel/tissue and black spray paint.
All in all I would most definitely recommend this product as a back up OR a main gun. It is very accurate as long as you have the patience to find the right velocity. It obviously doesn't shoot as far as a 98 custom or A5 w/ flatline barrels but when it is within 100 ft you can expect to hit your target within 2 shots every time. VERY IMPRESSED!
I ended up buying one of these at Oklahoma Dday- after the first mingame I realised my timmy was going to hate this paint all week long.
the marker itself, internally, at least, is little more than a 98 custom. It shares a lot of similarities with the alpha black line as well- the magazine/tool kit and Milsim styling both are pretty much dead giveaways. Stripping it down can be a bear, be warned- it kept the clamshell design of most tippmanns, and with the stock and shroud that's kind of irritating to remove.
It shoots.... well, like a tippmann. It's not particularly good, but it could be worse. It's OK for air efficency, though far from great- I shot about two cases at Dday and didn't have to fill my air tank more than twice, but I also have a big honking air tank.
In as far as problems go, it doesn't come stock with a cyclone, that's a big downer. that said, it is really easy to put an aftermarket cyclone on it- it comes pre-drilled for one, so all you do is attach the fittings and you're good to go. The stock barrel is meh, but that's not saying much, since most tippmann stock barrels are meh.
Externally, it's pretty good looking- it has a large US army jewel logo on the left side of the body, and a nice flat black powdercoat job. The stock is really good looking, if not that durable feeling- in other words, all you service people, when you go prone, don't break your fall with this stock!
Overall, I feel like it's another aesthetic option for those who want milsim gear from big box stores, and a cheap nice backup for mil-sim and woods players who need a cheap backup. The mil-sim addons are nice, and let you play with it stock out of the box without it feeling incomplete somehow. All in all, I'd recommend it for new players and people who need a Milsim backup without dropping a lot of cash.
Tippmann Alpha Black
Tippman Pro Carbine
Tippmann Project Salvo W/ Tippmann Straightline/Cyclone Feed System
Priced at $149
Tippmann 98 barrel thread
Field stripping would be insane.
The Tippmann Project Salvo is everything that the Alpha Black Tactical should have been. Cosmetic upgrades can be easily added using either the 4 rail barrel shroud or the top flat rail. The marker is threaded for Tippmann 98 barrel threads so there are a ton of readily available after market barrels. The marker is very sturdy and feels like it could take a good beating. The multi-position rear stock is a dream. It slides easily and when you do not want to have it in use the stock folds against the gun.
One problem that I had found with the gun is that the barrel shroud is held on by a notch held in place by a screw. With the stock barrel this shroud feels very sturdy due to the fact that the barrel pushes the stock tightly to the frame. After installing an aftermarket barrel I had found that the stock felt a bit loose. I had fixed this problem by adding a rail raiser that extended over the shroud and base of the gun.
I would absolutely recommend this marker. It is highly upgradable and has the feel of a well made product.