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That and some of the spec forces are going back to the 1911 ...

And the Hi power ( though it was not all his ) is still in wide use as is the 1919 in many 3 world counties ..Funny the power of some stuff
 

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We had those same .50's on the Pave Lows I flew on. Ours had Dept of Navy service plates on them even though I was in the Air Force attached to and supporting an Army mission and unit. We tried not to use them as ramp guns because they overheated. I still have a reminder scar on my left wrist from a cook off on an overheated ramp gun :frown: The Mini-gun worked much better as a ramp gun but got in the way during terminal ops with troops on board due to all the cables and chutes that the Mini-gun required.
 

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For a while, the M2 had the record for the longest recorded sniper shot.
 

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For a while, the M2 had the record for the longest recorded sniper shot.
But in 1967 or 68 a Marine Carlos Hathcock did a shot around 2,500 yards with M-2 50 cal. He use standard ammo and a old scope and hit the Weedmonkey. That's around 48 years ago + or -. Now that was a shot! :yup:
 

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But in 1967 or 68 a Marine Carlos Hathcock did a shot around 2,500 yards with M-2 50 cal. He use standard ammo and a old scope and hit the Weedmonkey. That's around 48 years ago + or -. Now that was a shot! :yup:
For 35 Years, The Longest Sniper Kill Was With a Ma-Duece
While the current record for the longest “confirmed” sniper kill is over 2,700 yards (just over 1.5) miles, with a .338 Lapua Magnum round, for nearly 35 years the record stood not with a traditional centerfire rifle, but with a modified M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun, affectionately known as the “Ma Duece”

The “sniper?” None other than the famous US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock III. Using a 8x scope common for the era (a Unertl), Hathcock engaged the Vietcong from a stabilized tripod mounted M2. Per the book Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Veitnam, by Colonel Michael Lee Lannig stated that Hathcock engaged a moving target on a bicycle at over 2,500 yards, requiring two shots.

Hathcock’s first round disabled the bicycle (blowing off the handlebars), the second struck the enemy soldier in the chest.

The record stood for over 35 years including US missions in various low-intensity conflicts such as Somalia, Panama, etc., and larger wars including Desert Storm. It was finally broken in 2002 by a Canadian sniper using the same round, albeit this time in a purpose-built highly-accurate platform using likewise purpose-built ammunition.


Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock is still a legend within and outside the Marine Corps. Post-Vietnam, Hathcock helped established the Marine Corp’s Scout Sniper school along with training the best of Tier 1 units including Navy SEALS, Army Delta, and others.



For 35 Years, The Longest Sniper Kill Was With a Ma-Duece - The Firearm Blog
 

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Loved 'em all. Especially the M4 and B52, but I loved them all.
 
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Awesome post Rock&Glock! I have one favorite they left out. Been re-designed more times and redeployed in all situations more ways than the 2A. lol
I hope others post a pic of theirs as well!
Gatling gun close up.jpg gatlingau8.jpg

The gatling gun & GAU-8 Avenger
 
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This is me back in 1968 on my twins. This is me with my 5''/38 twin mount on my tin-can. It fired a 55 pound round over 16,000 yards. It's from before WWII.

What are those .50s mounted on?
 
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My river boat, I was brown water Navy.
Fantastic pic. Did you wear earplugs?

My Uncle wanted to join so badly with his five brothers, that he forged his birth certificate. There parents brought them here, they are Arabic. So he was thrown into a P.T Boat crew. He did not know how to swim. The night before the swim test they all ate and ate, it was a going away party they threw themselves. He was asleep and the guy that came and woke our Uncle to go take his test, saw that he was not feeling well, so he ask my Uncle if he wanted him to take the test, so he he did and my Uncle passed it. He told us his friends pulled him out of the water four times during his tour, saved him from drowning. True story we just heard at this years family reunion for the first time. He is 87?. WWII

Daughter just corrected me, he is 90 turning 91.
I will tell him, And Thank you for your service!
 

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Fantastic pic. Did you wear earplugs?

My Uncle wanted to join so badly with his five brothers, that he forged his birth certificate. There parents brought them here, they are Arabic. So he was thrown into a P.T Boat crew. He did not know how to swim. The night before the swim test they all ate and ate, it was a going away party they threw themselves. He was asleep and the guy that came and woke our Uncle to go take his test, saw that he was not feeling well, so he ask my Uncle if he wanted him to take the test, so he he did and my Uncle passed it. He told us his friends pulled him out of the water four times during his tour, saved him from drowning. True story we just heard at this years family reunion for the first time. He is 87?. WWII
First off, no ear plugs. I didn't worry about that, just getting shot.
Tell you Uncle, thank him for his service.
 
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