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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    I'd be bankrupt from the 9mm ammo for that here. Also,be right craic on a range with a dictatorial Fudd RO making sure of the" one shot every 30 secs "rule:D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    All you need is the basic $5000 - and that HAS to be cheap for what it is, right? Unlimited ammunition - not hard in the USA, TBH, and your own ranges. Again, not that hard. I get to shoot on some private land in Oregon where everything I can see belongs to the one farmer. That's about three miles all round...his other ranch, on the Nevada border, is just over 85,000 acres.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    Most people would be delighted with that. So why is it the first thing i think of is adding an electric motor? :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    That's exactly what General Electic did, back in the day, using a 45-70 Govt calibre Gatling gun from the collection. They actually got it up to around 5000 rounds per minute - maybe more, before they had had enough to convince them that the future aircraft cannon was looking at them right there.

    They rehashed a few details, tweaked a few minor things, and behold - the GE 20mm Vulcan cannon.

    Still in use today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    Cass wrote: »
    Most people would be delighted with that. So why is it the first thing i think of is adding an electric motor? :D

    And they warn you specifically against doing such in the videoo...:D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    Durnit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    Now,if they could make it in 22...:p

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    Look up Tippman, and see what they made before 1986 ruined it all.... Even a Browning M2 that fired .22 Rimfire Mag..... :=/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 286 ✭✭ oldgit1897


    tac foley wrote: »

    They rehashed a few details, tweaked a few minor things, and behold - the GE 20mm Vulcan cannon.

    Still in use today.

    That 30mm gau-8 gatling used in the A10 Warthog must be the most chilling sounding thing i have ever heard. To be on the receiving end of one of those cannot be much in the way of fun.




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    Back a few years to around 1990, when we had an A-10 squadron on our local base, among other things. Because I was on TDY there, I got a ride in the back seat of their trainer to Holbeach ranges on the coast here in East Anglia. So I got to hear and feel the 'panic machine' from REALLY close-up.

    Unforgettable in every way imaginable.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45
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    It is an awsome beast alright.When I was in flight training in Scottsdale ,a lifetime ago.There was an airsghow there and you could really get up close&personal to a whole rake of Americas finest military planes. You get a real good impression of what that thing can do if you are standing a foot away from its muzzles and can fit your index finger into one of them.:eek:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie
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    tac foley wrote: »
    Back a few years to around 1990, when we had an A-10 squadron on our local base, among other things. Because I was on TDY there, I got a ride in the back seat of their trainer to Holbeach ranges on the coast here in East Anglia. So I got to hear and feel the 'panic machine' from REALLY close-up.

    Unforgettable in every way imaginable.

    Must have been some rattle going up through your backside and into your teeth...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie
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    Is that thing not fitted in certain versions of the F-16 and a rake of other fixed wing military aircraft as well ?

    It would fairly rip up the average main street and everything on it in a few seconds alright....


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley
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    The 20mm Vulcan cannon is still in service in many front-line aircraft, for both anti-air and ground attack use, hence the switchable fire rates.

    As for being in the A-10 at the time of firing, all you feel is the amazing deceleration from the recoil - you hardly hear the sound at all.......the usual training burst is 140 rounds, which can fired at a variable rate, usually 4000 rpm.

    As we have all seen over the years, that can really grab your attention.


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