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steve19438    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:04:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Not sure what you mean    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:15:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will an airplane's 20mm cannon accidentally discharge? I suppose it is possible but highly unlikely. There are safety switches installed to prevent this.

Will a 20mm round travel 3 1/2 miles from an airplane 7000 feet in the air? Absolutely. Consider a 22cal bullet can travel a mile easily. Add 100x the gunpowder and 100x the velocity and the firing angle --- you have a lot of BIG bullets going a real long way.

Sounds like a pilot screwed up.

- Peanut

bandersnatch    Posted 11-05-2004 at 12:06:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC National Guard, says it all. Any place that re-elected mayor marion (coke nose)barry, you gotta figure they are screw ups.

This past summer, a reservist on training at Ft. Indiantown Gap, was shot in the chest by the 50 cal machine gun he was helping load on a truck after firing practice. What idiot didn't make sure the action was open and the gun was empty??? A DC reservist.
In the Washington Post about twenty years ago, it was reported that A DC cop was accidentally shot through both hands, at her engagement party, (she was marrying another DC cop). The shooter was her father, yet another DC cop. There were over thirty DC cops in attendance at the party. What the He!! was the father doing with his gun out at the party???? Yep, the city that allows only military and police to own guns has a wonderful safety record.

bandersnatch    Posted 11-05-2004 at 12:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC National Guard, says it all. Any place that re-elected mayor marion (coke nose)barry, you gotta figure they are screw ups

Uh...    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:32:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree that Vulcan projectiles 'might' be able to travel 3.5 miles, but I do take exception with the figure of 100x velocity of a .22 rimfire...

.22 long rifle 40 grain projectile muzzle velocity (mv) from a standard 18 inch or longer barrel is usually in the 1200 feet per second range...

Vulcan 20mm ammo, while far larger and carrying far more 'energy' per projectile, does in fact only have a muzzle velocity of 1,036 meters per second (appx. 3400 feet per second)...

Yes...I know I picking nits, but I am a stickler for correct info being presented to the publeic when it comes to weapons...


Peanut    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Salmoneye. I was trying to emphasize the amount of powder used to project the round.

PS - Wow about the typo crack below. If I got hammered every time I had a typo, I would be flat as a pancake.

Salmoneye    Posted 11-05-2004 at 09:03:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am my own worst critic...Sometimes I my fingers (and my mouth) tend to go faster than my brain...

Geeze...    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:34:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
"I am a stickler for correct info"

Other than my proofreading I see...

Yes...    Posted 11-05-2004 at 08:14:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Much better...

Saw this elsewhere earlier today...


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