From the F-4, to the Eurofighter Typhoon, to the 5" to the 155mm; Brit, German or American. People always try to get rid of the gun - but the cold hard facts of the reality of thousands of years of combat remind you that in the end - it is all about F=MA.
MV-22 Ospreys headed to Iraq will soon be outfitted with a forward-firing gun, a top program official said.You are going to need a gun. Bigger the better. Go ahead and plan for it and save yourselves blood and treasure in the long run.
The weaponry milestone could be in use by the third MV-22 squadron deployment into Iraq, said Col. Matt Mulhern, V-22 Program Manager at Naval Air Systems Command, speaking at the annual Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
A dozen MV-22s are operating in Iraq with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263. The unit is expected to rotate home in the coming month and will be replaced by VMM-162, Mulhern said.
The weapon, a 7.62mm mini-gun, is considered an interim system. The 800-pound gun — about the weight of three Marines with full combat loads — will be installed as a removable mission kit and operated by a controller inside the aircraft.
Oh, there are three version of the JSF (F-35) being built. Guess who is buying the two versions without a gun?
Proverbs 26:11 applies.