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    look at all the fire in the dirt from some of the rounds that missed the target as he's taking out the wrecks...hmmm.
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    First off thats a General Electric M-134 6 barrel gatling gun with a fire rate of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds a minute (selectable, some civilians will modify them to shoot 3,000 rpm to save money on ammo) chambered for 7.62mm NATO. Secondly those are sparks, ricocheys (sp?), fragments of burning material, etc... Not exploding rounds. You won't find depleted urainium in anything lower than a 20mm. Even then you would be hard pressed to find them. They become common in the 30mm to 40mm range for vehicle mounted automatic cannons such as the Avenger cannon system on the A10 thunderbolt or the Bushmaster weapons platform commonly found on the bradly fighting vehicle or the apache attack helicopter (both weapons systems are for the 30mm round). 30mm rounds are about the size of a beer bottle maybe a little bigger. In the case of that videeo the real concern is lead poisoning witch is extremely similar to the efects of DU, so I'd be far more concerned about issues with lead than DU since less then 0.5% of the bullets fired in combat every year are actualy DU. Just curios but why did you thnk that was DU to begin with?

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    as I was watching the vid, the rounds that were hitting the ground, were causing a great deal of fire and smoke and I guess the tracers made it look a little intimidating.

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    So at 3000 rounds a minute, were talking what? $125,000.00 an hour to shoot the thing?
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    Gotta love that video....Especially the old Huey hauling it around. Your right about the tracers and sparks. An awesome sight especially at night. Was stationed at 29 palms Marine corps base for a couple of yrs and worked in the unit that ran all the live fire exercises. Wish I had more pics, but the live night fire was something to see. A whole infantry battalion on line across the dessert valley, armor, artillery and air. All at once. Good times
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    Default Depleted Uranium

    for those interested, here's a fairly decent
    web page about depleted uranium.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...nitions/du.htm

    and the m134 (the gun in the video)

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...stems/m134.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignWave View Post
    as I was watching the vid, the rounds that were hitting the ground, were causing a great deal of fire and smoke and I guess the tracers made it look a little intimidating.

    General Electric " we bring good things to life..."

    So at 3000 rounds a minute, were talking what? $125,000.00 an hour to shoot the thing?
    I once calculated the cost to fire one for a year straight using cheap surplus ammo prices at 4,000rpm and the number was well into the billions.
    On average 2-4,000 rounds is the standard loadout in many typical situations, then again you don't need much with that kin of firepower at you fingertips.

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    Carl Sagan used to say: "Billions and Billions"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SignWave View Post
    Carl Sagan used to say: "Billions and Billions"
    I think the way he always said the word "methane" was halarious!

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    Default SOMETHING APPROPRIATE TO THE THREAD (not shouting.. just getting attention.)

    This thing live in my fair city of Vancouver BC. Its sat in the same place as long as I can remember... Have a look at the photo's...
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