That moment

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13 Responses to That moment

  1. Dave says:

    Somebody is going to get seriously fucked up

  2. Okie says:

    Is that a rocket leaving the mag tube ?

  3. Cody says:

    Zuni rockets from Marine UH-1, OORAH!

  4. Badseed says:

    Looks like a “willie peter” rocket from here, be a hot time in the old town tonite.

  5. Snakecharmer says:

    Looks like a 2.75 folding fin aerial rocket with an HE load.

  6. QuietMan says:

    Those are still around and the targeting and accuracy improvements are amazing.

  7. Alemaster says:

    Agree with Snakecharmer on the 2.75″FFAR and QuietMan on the much improved accuracy and range “from the old days.” Zunis are 5″ IIRM but it probably is a Marine Huey as Cody surmises. Army didn’t much use M2s on old Huey ’cause it would just shake us to death. Put a ton of those downrange from Charlie and Mike Models, the occasional hangfire would get one’s attention. regards, Alemaster

    • Wirecutter says:

      The caption on the photo said it was a USMC chopper, but also said it was firing a 20mm shell.

      • Alemaster says:

        That receiver looks awfully small for a 20mm. And, FWIW, the Marine web page for aviation only mentions 7.62mm and .50 cal for the UH-1N regarding the crew served weapons. But, I’ve been wrong so many previous times………….regards, Alemaster

  8. M. Sage says:

    Courtesy of the USMC. And when they get closer, that AN/M3, which is basically an M2 on speed is fucking awesome. 1000 rounds/min cyclic rate of .50 BMG? Fuck yes.

  9. GH Cathey says:

    That would in fact be a 2.75″ rocket based on the Vietnam era. We Army guys never armed troop carrying D or H models. We flew B or C mdles with the shorter length cabins. flew as a door gunner for 2 1/2 years with 116th Assault Helicopter Company. First 18 month tour I flew mostly with thw XM3 rocket system consisting of 24 2.75 rocket tubes per side in 2 vertical banks of 6 tubes each. Tubes were above floor level allowing you tostand on the skid and lean over the top of the 4 racks and shoot behind and under the ship on hard breaks. Lots of rocket blast causing holes in your pants legs and arm sleeves. My favorite ship by far. We also had one D Model that we mounted an M39 Pontiac 20mm canon out the right doorway. At 1900 rounds per minute trigger time was short as it pushed the ship side ways and after a long day of shooting we usually had to re-track the blades. Later slung it under the belly facing forwards and belt fed it out the left passenger door. Google Big Daddy 20mm armed Huey and you might find some pictures of it.

    • GH Cathey says:

      Correction of my lousy spelling. Didn’t learn those mistakes in Tennessee schools that I went to!

      That would in fact be a 2.75″ rocket based on the Vietnam era. We Army guys never armed troop carrying D or H models. We flew B or C mdles with the shorter length cabins. Flew as a door gunner for 2 1/2 years with 116th Assault Helicopter Company. First 18 month tour I flew mostly with thw XM3 rocket system consisting of 24 2.75 rocket tubes per side in 4 vertical banks of 6 tubes each. Tubes were above floor level allowing you to stand on the skid and lean over the top of the 4 racks and shoot behind and under the ship on hard breaks. Lots of rocket blast causing holes in your pants legs and arm sleeves. My favorite ship by far. We also had one D Model that we mounted an M39 Pontiac 20mm canon out the right doorway. At 1900 rounds per minute trigger time was short as it pushed the ship side ways and after a long day of shooting we usually had to re-track the blades. Later slung it under the belly facing forwards and belt fed it out the left passenger door. Google Big Daddy 20mm armed Huey and you might find some pictures of it.

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