Navy Firing Twin 50 Cal Machine Gun and Cannons
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This Is Some Serious Firepower
These US Sailors were live firing during a training aboard the USS Firebolt. Aside from the Mk45 and Mk38, this video also features the monstrously powerful .50 Twin M2HB and Twin M240. I must say, this is a fantastic training exercise. These beasts aren’t easy to operate, by the way.
The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). It has been referred to as “Ma Deuce”, in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft.
I love how the shell casing looks like it’s saying, “I’m here too guys just in case you forgot.” 🙂