Miniguns since Vietnam

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by BashaBasher, Jul 6, 2006.

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  1. Mini guns are gay :eek:

    But quite like those gun trucks on the web link.

    Did they keep any cause they look prity cool.
     
  2. Found it, The Mk44 Minigun

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  3. Seafood for dinner?
     
  4. that bloke is DEFFO gay, look how he wears his beret. innit
     
  5. "Position and hold must be firm enough to support the weapon"
     
  6. btw is that a hose trapped into the sea for cooling
     
  7. Hmm, I think it's where the brass goes.
     
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    Is he trying to write his name?
     
  9. "I'll find Nemo, the little b*stard"!
     
  10. What, Captain Nemo !
     
  11. Interestingly, the Australian Army in 1965-66 in Vietnam rejected the use of a Minigun on their M113 APCs on the basis it was "too much firepower". Considered equivalent to six GPMGs, it was felt that its ammunition requirements were excessive and that it was quite simply too powerful for the job contemplated for it, as support for the dismounted section.

    I wonder whether that opinion may well have changed, on the basis of experience since and 40 years of Hollywood portrayal of their overuse?