Friday, May 16, 2008


Better Firepower Through Technology

A 68 pound 25mm chain gun from Aliant TechSystems. The Germans in 1939 and 1940 conquered Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and France with tanks armed with a smaller, slower shooting gun than this. The optical system on the left side of the photo ranges the target and sets the shell fired to airburst just above it, so that it destroys targets out of the line of sight (i.e. in trenches). This can be mounted on a Humvee. Heck, Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura could walk around firing this thing carried in a harness.

Who says things are getting worse?


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