Friday, October 18, 2019

Northrop Grumman 50mm chain gun

The US Army has reset the Infantry Fighting Vehicle baseline.  No longer is a 30mm adequate.  No longer is the 35mm formidable and the 40mm consider powerful.

The Northrop Grumman 50mm chain gun is now the new gun against which everything else will be measured.

What's scary?

When this ammo gets the same treatment that the 30mm has gotten then we could potentially see this thing not only defeating every APC/IFV on the planet but also challenging a great many MBTs that are still in service.

The response will be even more armoring and soon 40 - 60 ton IFVs will be considered common.

Makes those analysts in the US Army that saw a need for an 80 ton GCV kinda prophetic huh?

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