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ArcticFox Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 04:39 PM
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99. 30 mm chain gun, but you've got the idea.
I believe the number below and to the right of the targeting reticle (varying from about 800 to 840) is the range in meters. That's just over a half mile.

The "RPG" was clearly a camera with a long lens.

That video is nothing short of disgusting. How many more of these incidents have there been?

From Wikipedia:

M230 Chain Gun
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1975present
Used by United States of America, and other countries
Wars Gulf War-present
Production history
Designed 1975
Produced 1975-present
Specifications
Weight 55.9 kg (120 lb)
Length 1,638 mm (64.5 in)
Width 254 mm (10.0 in)
Height 292 mm (11.5 in)

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Cartridge M788 Target Practice (TP)
M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP)
M799 High Explosive Incendiary (HEI)
Caliber 30x113mm
Action Chain gun
Rate of fire 625 rpm
Muzzle velocity 805 m/s (2,641 ft/s)
Effective range 1,500 m (1,640 yd)
Maximum range 4,500 m (4,920 yd)
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