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Posted: 8/21/2004 9:17:18 AM EDT
Anybody know what it is?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:18:56 AM EDT
Plasma Rifle in the 50 Watt range.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:20:04 AM EDT
It looks like the 25MM from a Bradley. Never seen it mounted that way. Necessity is the mother of invention!!!
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:27:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 9:34:40 AM EDT by FieroLoki]
A big gun.


If a C-130 can do it why cant we?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:31:53 AM EDT
WTF?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:32:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cnatra:
WTF?



+1
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:34:09 AM EDT
Man, that is an awfuly big gun, I just hope that the mount is strong enought to handle the recoil.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:36:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:36:44 AM EDT
The pilot's gonna love the muzzle blast from that setup.

I hope they test fire it on the ground first to see if that window holds up.

Now that's what I call a "strap on."
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:47:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:48:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 9:51:14 AM EDT by Ranger689]
I concur, looks like a 25mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun to me

Steve

It has a single fluted barrel and looks like the feeder is missing.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:49:13 AM EDT
Barrel definitely looks like a Bradley 25mm gun. If anybody can give us details, please post. I have never seen this set-up before.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:56:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:06:36 AM EDT
Airsoft. JK, maybe it's just being transported to replace a weapon in the field?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:12:04 AM EDT
I wonder what one of those would look like mounted to my ranger.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:14:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 10:17:14 AM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:24:31 AM EDT
... I helped design and build that carbon/graphite composite turret right here in Mesa, AZ
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:26:06 AM EDT
Thats not a Blackhawk its a Seahawk and that is a Mk 44 Bushmaster II 30mm Chain Gun.

Thats probably the mine warfare kit for the new MH-60S "Knighthawk" naval multi-mission helicopter.


The MH-60S, fitted with airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM), will begin to replace MH-53 Sea Dragon mine countermeasures helicopters in 2005. First flight of the AMCM version took place in July 2003. The MH-60S mine countermeasures systems will include: Raytheon Airborne Mine Neutralisation System (AMNS) with BAE Systems Archerfish expendable underwater vehicle that destroys the mines; Northrop Grumman Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS), a non-towed mine neutralisation system that will clear near surface and surface moored mines using a Kaman Aerospace laser target sensor and a 30mm Mk 44 gun; Lockheed Martin AN/AQS-20A towed sonar with mine identification system; Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS); and EDO Corporation Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep (OASIS).




www.naval-technology.com/projects/mh_60s/

More on how the gun and its ammunition are adapted to fire on underwater mines here:
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/budget/fy2001/dot-e/navy/01amc.html

More on the super cavitating projectile here www.ctechdefense.com/projects.html
The physics are the same as used by the infamous Russian "Squall" unguided rocket torpedo that supposedly reaches 200kts underwater.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:26:58 AM EDT
It is part of the Rapid Airborne Mine Clearence System (RAMICS) . The weapon is an ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II). It's a 30mm.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:21:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
It is part of the Rapid Airborne Mine Clearence System (RAMICS) . The weapon is an ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II). It's a 30mm.


Whatever the fuck it is, I want one for Christmas.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:37:54 AM EDT
Ditto.

Imagine the pilots reaction when he gets 20 degrees of starboard yaw just from firing the thing.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:44:12 AM EDT
That would look good on my Corolla.

Ben
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:02:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By madmedic:
Anybody know what it is?
www.planetrainbowsix.com/armm/images/door_gun.jpg



What ever it is, it's a bad looking muthafucka
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:12:33 PM EDT
That'll leave a dent.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:19:08 PM EDT
To hell with the pilot! The Guy in the Crew seat is gonna take a whoopin'!!! I can see it now...

Crew chief climbs out, his helmet visor so chared with powder burns he cant see through it, missing teeth and saying. FUCK YEAH!!!! LETS RELOAD IT AND DO IT AGAIN!!!



The (misses riding in blackhawks) Pig.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:22:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
It is part of the Rapid Airborne Mine Clearence System (RAMICS) . The weapon is an ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II). It's a 30mm.


Whatever the fuck it is, I want one for Christmas.



Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:38:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 12:42:10 PM EDT by Blue_Monkey]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:42:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... I helped design and build that carbon/graphite composite turret right here in Mesa, AZ



Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:55:02 PM EDT
hey hadj, stand still a minute, and hold my beer, watch this
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:07:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
It is part of the Rapid Airborne Mine Clearence System (RAMICS) . The weapon is an ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II). It's a 30mm.


Whatever the fuck it is, I want one for Christmas.




Link Posted: 8/21/2004 4:11:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Thats not a Blackhawk its a Seahawk and that is a Mk 44 Bushmaster II 30mm Chain Gun.

Thats probably the mine warfare kit for the new MH-60S "Knighthawk" naval multi-mission helicopter.


The MH-60S, fitted with airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM), will begin to replace MH-53 Sea Dragon mine countermeasures helicopters in 2005. First flight of the AMCM version took place in July 2003. The MH-60S mine countermeasures systems will include: Raytheon Airborne Mine Neutralisation System (AMNS) with BAE Systems Archerfish expendable underwater vehicle that destroys the mines; Northrop Grumman Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS), a non-towed mine neutralisation system that will clear near surface and surface moored mines using a Kaman Aerospace laser target sensor and a 30mm Mk 44 gun; Lockheed Martin AN/AQS-20A towed sonar with mine identification system; Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS); and EDO Corporation Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep (OASIS).




www.naval-technology.com/projects/mh_60s/

More on how the gun and its ammunition are adapted to fire on underwater mines here:
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/budget/fy2001/dot-e/navy/01amc.html

More on the super cavitating projectile here www.ctechdefense.com/projects.html
The physics are the same as used by the infamous Russian "Squall" unguided rocket torpedo that supposedly reaches 200kts underwater.



Yep...you got it.
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