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Apache's 30mm Cannon Takes Out Insurgents and their Truck(Great Video At Link)
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Posted on 05/27/2012 1:30:50 PM PDT by MindBender26

The Hellfire Missile is great, but personally, I love it when the 30mm Chain Gun is employed.

The first few shots may miss some of the bad guys, so they try to run away, praying to Allah for "mercy" the whole time.

But then, they all die tired and breathless, knowing Allah has failed them.

Actually, not all die, but it's always great to leave a few survivors to tell everyone else what happens when you mess with Army Aviation.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 30mmchaingun; ah64; chat; hellfiremissile
As some other FReeper said, I love a video with a happy ending!
1 posted on 05/27/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: Pontiac

Bump for later


2 posted on 05/27/2012 1:32:51 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MindBender26

“...Allah has failed them...”

Actually, Allah loves his followers to join him....in HELL!


3 posted on 05/27/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT by Levante
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To: MindBender26

I “feel good” video if I ever saw one!


4 posted on 05/27/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: MindBender26

God bless our Armed Forces! Amazing.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: MindBender26

I hate videos that don’t let you skip ahead.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MindBender26

ROE....this time two years ago, none of them would have gotten away. Since Karzai established his rules of engagement, our guys practically have to wait until their fired upon


7 posted on 05/27/2012 1:42:40 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: MindBender26

Cool video, but really disgusting compared to how we did it in WWII. Now our guys spend a minute ot two in navel gazing before they’re even allowed to engage. In WWII, after P51’s finished a daay of work escorting heavy bombers, they were allowed to range ove Germany on the way home taking out any targets of opportunity they saw without going through all of this BS.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: MindBender26

Cool. Eight down, 1.5 billion to go.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: MindBender26

Apache love!


10 posted on 05/27/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MindBender26

30mm Full Auto...The stuff dreams are made of.


11 posted on 05/27/2012 2:04:22 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Doogle

Ditto on the ROE. Every guy that got away could reasonably be assumed another casualty to our side.


12 posted on 05/27/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Didn’t those nitwits realize there was a helicopter in the area? Unless that action was photographed from a couple of miles away...looks like they were right on top of the bad guys, though!


13 posted on 05/27/2012 2:19:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: MindBender26

Should have shot the truck up when they were all in it. Just say “Our bad” and move on.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 2:21:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: MindBender26

But did they get their 72 virgins?? OIF vet


15 posted on 05/27/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Frank_2001

They could have been peeking over a hill. The camera is in the pod on top. There was quite a delay from shot to impact. Maybe 2 seconds. At 2400fps thats 5000 feet.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Doogle

I’m not sure this is in Afghanistan. When the video first starts playing you can hear background radio chatter between other aircraft and air traffic control. One transmission is acknowledged by “Baghdad Radio.”


17 posted on 05/27/2012 2:29:09 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: MindBender26

More worthless Saracen bastards off to “Alpha Whiskey Romeo’’ or Allah’s Waiting Room’’. You can see more great video like this plus lots of WW2 stuff at “ApacheClips.com’’. Bring along a ton of pop corn and enjoy the show!


18 posted on 05/27/2012 2:30:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Frank_2001
The gyro-stabalized optics and magnification allow Apaches to shoot from miles away, far out of audio detection range of the jihadists. For example, Hellfire is good out to 8 km.
19 posted on 05/27/2012 2:32:02 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Frank_2001

I don’t think you realize how far away these predators and Apaches are. You would see a blip in the sky, they see the mote in your eye.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 2:32:25 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: MindBender26

Here is a great one.

Cobra and Huey attack taliban (night vision).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KWk4I0l8po


21 posted on 05/27/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Frank_2001
From WiKi

“The M789 AP/DP round is typically used in the M230. Each round contains 21.5 g (0.76 oz) of explosive charge sealed in a shaped-charge liner. The liner collapses into an armor-piercing jet of metal that is capable of penetrating more than 2 inches of RHA. Additionally, the shell is also designed to fragment upon impact. The lethal radius against unprotected, standing targets is about 10 ft (3.0 m) under optimum conditions. The M789 requires about 2 seconds to travel 1,000 m (3,300 ft). However, as the shell slows down, it takes over 12 seconds to cover 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

So it's probably still good out to at least 3 or 4 klicks, and 3k downwind will not be heard over truck and other sounds.

22 posted on 05/27/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: ops33

This video made the rounds few years back when Iraq was the place for shooting galleries.


23 posted on 05/27/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The camera is in the pod on top.

Incorrect. The Longbow RADAR is atop the rotor mast. The TADS is mounted on the chin above the chain gun.

24 posted on 05/27/2012 2:48:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: MindBender26
If you're an insurgent, the secret is, once the Hellfire starts shooting, play dead. Here's my favorite from early in Iraq. Just the way the guy kinda sits back for a second, thinking, "WTF?". Click
25 posted on 05/27/2012 2:51:03 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Levante
...and get 72 copies each of Bea Arthur.
26 posted on 05/27/2012 2:55:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: libstripper
And the P-47 and -51 seemed to be a lot more accurate.

The 30mm sure seems to have a lot of dispersion for some reason. Too many rounds impacting well away from the apparent point of aim.

27 posted on 05/27/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
And the P-47 and -51 seemed to be a lot more accurate.

The P-51 and P-47 were also a lot closer to their targets - 100m to 200m vs. 1000m to 2000m for these attacks.

28 posted on 05/27/2012 3:23:01 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: libstripper

Wassamatter — don’t you just love PC?

You may have to appologize some day for that insensitive comment.


29 posted on 05/27/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: MindBender26

I didn’t know this round has such a large kill radius. That explains why the rounds can kill even with the dispersal pattern that the videos typically show.


30 posted on 05/27/2012 3:45:53 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Krankor

My stepson, who served in Iraq as an Abrams tank driver, showed me this and said it was from the M240 atop a tank.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 3:49:41 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: doorgunner69
The 30mm sure seems to have a lot of dispersion for some reason.

I think this is because they are engaging from far away. The Apache can use the 30mm from almost 6km.

32 posted on 05/27/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

It does seem to take awhile after you hear the shots to the time the rounds actually hit.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 3:59:24 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: MindBender26

Missiles are cool but muzzie plinkin’ with the gun has gotta be more fun for our guys! Great ending!!!


34 posted on 05/27/2012 4:02:23 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: mardi59
great stuff.. (a heartfelt :) thank you, all
for your service to the country.

35 posted on 05/27/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: X-spurt

Thanks!


36 posted on 05/27/2012 4:23:20 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I stand corrected.
37 posted on 05/27/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MindBender26

Could you EVER envision Gen. George Patton, begging and pleading for PERMISSION TO FIRE? And then having some clown tell you: “I was looking down, I didn’t see a weapon!”

Jumping allah on a damn pogo stick.

My heart goes out to those guys. They are truly fighting with both hands tied behind their backs. But like true Americans, they carry on, against the odds.

A POX on the house of all demoKaRATZ and their rino counterpart peace weenies who have made this madness a reality.

BTW, true history, the only way Eisenhower could put a stop to Gen. George’s march on Moscow, was by running him out of gas.

Once upon a time, we were a nation of fighters. Now, I don’t know what we are. I am really sad about this.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Krankor

Efff if he can’t take a joke!


39 posted on 05/27/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: SandRat

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!


40 posted on 05/28/2012 11:19:13 AM PDT by Levante
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