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M1 Abrams Shotgun.............PULL!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hillbilly, Dec 15, 2003.

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  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly Member

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  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
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    Holy cow!

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    Image taken from the above posted link.
     
  3. Dave R

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    Hey, tungsten is legal for waterfowling, right? 500M range is more than enough for pass-shooting high-flying geese....

    Seriously, though, didn't the USMC use canister shot to good effect in the early battles on Guadalcanal? Turn a long-range anti-materiel weapon into a medium-range anti-personnel weapon.
     
  4. Langenator

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    The linked page also states that the round for close support of friendly infantry in the assault...

    Um...I'm an infantryman...having a tank fire something like that anywhere near me would be cause for some serious pucker factor.
     
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    The use of canister goes back to the days of Gustavus Adolphus and the introduction of light artillery. Its effectiveness is legendary.

    Use in tanks has been somewhat limited, if my history is correct--usually tanks used machine guns to on infantry.

    But talk about your nasty weapons! I think in Korea, they had flechette artillery rounds--with the effect that some enemy soldiers were literally stapled to trees, walls, etc. Yecch. I believe after that, the rounds were declared illegal.
     
  6. Dave R

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    Yeah, but fleschettes are much nastier than plain ol' tungsten balls, right? :confused:
     
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    Yowsa! I would NOT want to be on the receiving end of that thing!
     
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    Nope. Flechettes are still manufactured and used by the US today. For example, they are used as a warhead option for the Hydra 70 2.75 inch rocket.
     
  9. Sam Adams

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    Now we know how the ducks feel...
     
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    Grape for the 21st century.
    Hey I bet that would work pretty well against low flying helocopters!
    Large scale duck hunting. ;)
     
  11. Silent Bob

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    I believe canister rounds were used extensively in Vietnam, fired from M48 tanks and the like. I believe the ones fired by howitzers were referred to as "Beehive" rounds.
     
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    I believe that Sam Adams has one of the best responses I have ever read. :)
     
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    :what: YIKES!


    I wonder if they're gonna bring back chain shot too?
     
  14. Griff

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    Considering also the influx of tactical UAVs, I'd look for more "shotgun" type rounds in always-popular 40mm, 25mm, 12Gauge, .50 cal...
     
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    New weapons system should always be field tested. I know of a lot of pigeons who await reincarnation as swans.
     
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    So, 1150 tungsten balls. Wonder what diameter these little stingers are?
     
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    How big would the trap have to be for those clay pigeons?:evil: :neener:
     
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    M1 Abrams PUNT GUN.:p
     
  19. Nightcrawler

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    Holy Hell.

    I bet that WOULD be quite handy against unarmored aircraft. (Fast-movers might be zipping along too quickly to hit, but helicopters, propellor-driven spotter planes, etc. would be quite vulnerable).

    Yikes.
     
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    Was just wondering...120mm...what guage is that?
     
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    Almost, M1A1+LCU=World's largest punt gun. :D
     
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    Used in the 106mm recoiless rifle, too, in Viet Nam.


    Nasty stuff.
     
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    I wonder if they make screw in chokes for that.:rolleyes:
     
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    Does the crew have to wear that bright orange colour?:D

    Cannister shot for AFVs has been around a very long time. The U.S. made the most use of it (part of the gun culture--the shotgun). The U.S. used it extensively in WWII, especially in the jungles of the PTO.

    This was developed for the doggie brass' current fixation on urban warfare. Dust off an oldie, but a goodie. "Everything old is new again. Get out your top hat . . . ."

    Little late for Iraq, but just in time for the cities of Syria and Iran.:)
     
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    You got to love that...

    I wonder if they make that round with a deer slug..;)

    12-34hom.
     
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