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Old 24-09-2013, 16:53   #16
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These are available. I use one when conducting burials at sea for military vets. They are pricey, but very cool and LOUD!!!
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:07   #17
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When I was in the Navy some of the specops boats carried the gau 17 minigun. I would hate to be on the receiving end of those bastards. They can offload 2k-4k rounds per minute. Nothing "mini" about that.



The gau is awesome, but bring the Mk19 every time. Most firepower in smallest package, indirect fire too.









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I saw those mk19's in Iraq. They were notoriously called the "forty mike mike". The only time I saw 30mm stuff was seized enemy gear, almost all Soviet.

I'm not a small arms guy at all though. I had what I had and saw what I saw but especially a lot of the specops guys could not only rattle off about the US gear but anything former Soviet they knew all about.

They Soviet "dushka" was pretty common too. Saw them on "technicals".
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:25   #19
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I saw those mk19's in Iraq. They were notoriously called the "forty mike mike". The only time I saw 30mm stuff was seized enemy gear, almost all Soviet.

I'm not a small arms guy at all though. I had what I had and saw what I saw but especially a lot of the specops guys could not only rattle off about the US gear but anything former Soviet they knew all about.

They Soviet "dushka" was pretty common too. Saw them on "technicals".


Yup, DsHK 12.7 mm. Their equivalent of the Ma Duce.
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I saw those mk19's in Iraq. They were notoriously called the "forty mike mike". The only time I saw 30mm stuff was seized enemy gear, almost all Soviet.

I'm not a small arms guy at all though. I had what I had and saw what I saw but especially a lot of the specops guys could not only rattle off about the US gear but anything former Soviet they knew all about.

They Soviet "dushka" was pretty common too. Saw them on "technicals".
The AF A-10 Warthog (Thunderbolt II) mounts a 30mm GAU-8 gatling gun with a 3,900rpm rof, plus chingos of other ordnance, probably the meanest sumbeech on sea/air/sky.
There were some shortsighted politicos (and AF movers) who leaned on the AF to retire the A-10 years ago, how wrong they were.
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The AF A-10 Warthog (Thunderbolt II) mounts a 30mm GAU-8 gatling gun with a 3,900rpm rof, plus chingos of other ordnance, probably the meanest sumbeech on sea/air/sky.
There were some shortsighted politicos (and AF movers) who leaned on the AF to retire the A-10 years ago, how wrong they were.
You could hear those things coming from a mile away as well. Once you heard that distinctive warthog-whine you never forget it. I actually had one fly over me when I was driving around San Francisco (back country, near Hercules). My radar detector started going nuts in my car and then an A10 raced overhead.
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You could hear those things coming from a mile away as well. Once you heard that distinctive warthog-whine you never forget it. I actually had one fly over me when I was driving around San Francisco (back country, near Hercules). My radar detector started going nuts in my car and then an A10 raced overhead.
My homeplace is under some training airspace (well South of San Antonio) and it's usually the Randolph AFB trainers overhead, but once in a while an exotic like a Warthog will get stacked in the neighborhood, awesome.
I've had those trainers dive on my house before, it sits on a big 'ridge', was pretty isolated before, and they seemed to index on it. They get kinda close before pulling up, heh, I just wave and run for cover.

The big C-5's on usual final for Kelly used to drive your radar detector nuts driving down Bandera in SA, but those suckers never seemed to 'race' anywhere, they just 'hang' around as aluminum overcast .
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You all have inspired me to purchase a 10-gauge, blackpowder (makes smoke) cannon. For the occasional salute, and might participate in "pirate day."
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I bought a replica deck canon many years ago. Miniature version of a ships canon with a 1" bore. Makes a great noise for the 4th of July but after a few years smoke and boom I had to try it with a ball.

Loaded about 6" of black powder in the barrel, added wadding and the ball. Aimed it down into a gully at a 2 1/2' pine tree. The ball went all the way through that tree and about 8" into the one behind it. Also made a much louder boom and recoiled about 15' across the deck. Great fun.
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Old Thunder Mugs were pretty cool! Kind of a hand held cannon.
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You can get these atAmazon.com: Pocket Artillery Desktop Mini Cannon - Red w/ Brass Hardware: Everything Else Amazons
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OOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.... Very tempting...

Amazon.com: Garrison Cannon: Sports & Outdoors

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2 inch carronade, 276 lbs, for $3,200. Steel lined bronze barrel, not just for show. Amazing the cannons you can legally buy.



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Re: cannons

A friend of mine had a steam launch. One day I was out on Biscayne Bay (Miami) near Vizcaya, and saw him disappear behind the barge. The "Barge" is that double ended thing just offshore of the main house.

So he was between the house and the "Barge" and I couldn't see him from offshore. All of a sudden there is a huge explosion and a jet of white steam shoots into the air. I'm sure the boiler has exploded and my friend is dead. I go rushing in toward the house to recover the body and pretty soon the launch comes steaming out from behind the barge. The SOB had fired a BIG signal canon.

The photo below is of a mortar similar to one I own. I shoot tennis balls from it. It's a replica of a Civil War Cohorn Mortar.

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Who lives there, Scarface?!
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