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Meet the massive guns protecting U.S. bases from rocket attacks in Afghanistan – The Washington Post

Meet the massive guns protecting U.S. bases from rocket attacks in Afghanistan – The Washington Post

Deep in the countryside, Taliban fighters take aim at U.S. military bases with indirect fire: in particular, cheap and ubiquitous Chinese-made 107mm rockets. The U.S. Army’s answer: A series of massive six-barreled, 20mm Gatlin guns that spew up to 75 rounds per second.

The M61 Vulcan Cannon is part of what is known as the C-RAM…

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