Apr 6, 2012

United States Coast Guard 25mm Cannon

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The trending news this past few days is about the abandoned Japanese fishing vessel 'ghost ship' Ryou-Un Maru, set adrift by the tsunami, was sunk by United States Coast Guard using 25mm cannon fire.

What does a patrol boat mounted cannon look like? Here are two videos of the 25mm cannon in action. The first shows the cannon being used to sink a boat. The second shows a concert of 7.62mm M240 (heard but not shown in the video) 12.7mm M2 guns (the gun on the left), and a 25mm M242 cannon (the gun in the foreground) being used in target practice. The deeper sounding the gunfire, the higher the caliber of the gun.

Picture Credit: Wikipedia

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