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Boy, that Mod 2 can really close up the loose ends, can't it?
It took approximately 4 seconds for the rounds to hit the target. A 30mm M230 Chain Gun has a range of 19,700 feet, and a muzzle velocity of 2600 ft/s. The speed of sound is 1128 ft/s; they were dead before the sound of the gunfire reached them.
WarBicycle Wrote:It took approximately 4 seconds for the rounds to hit the target. A 30mm M230 Chain Gun has a range of 19,700 feet, and a muzzle velocity of 2600 ft/s. The speed of sound is 1128 ft/s; they were dead before the sound of the gunfire reached them.

Are you sure it was a 30mm gun? Isn't that terrible overkill?
That's what an Apache gunship carries, the crew could care less, they're not paying for the rounds.
Oh, that's right. That is what the Apache uses in it's configuration as it's forward swivel gun.
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That one was different from others I've seen. You could literally see the shells descending to the ground.

There is one out there from early days and I swear one of the men exploded like a pumpkin. Just exploded. These shells do explode upon impact, I think.
This is less spectacular but unbelievably important:

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Looks like it is all going our way. I wonder what the Grizz would have to say of this?
"There were no al qaeda there and we created them". Why ask?

Best thing ever happened to Iraq was for our mistakes and al qaeda's to have played out,IMO.

This needs repeating in all Islamic societies that still imagine about "jihad".