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ArcticFox Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 03:39 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
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)


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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