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Posted by Fred 2013-02-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [215 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 The Dushka, 14.5mm, is a step up from the 12.7mm.
The US equivalent of the 12.7 is the fifty. The US looked at going up to a 60 cal, with increased bullet weight, high velocity and so forth, but, like most militaries, opted for the 20mm with a selection of explosive heads.
I believe the Russians had a single-shot 14.5mm anti-tank rifle in WW II.
It will punch through a lot of material, including a good many Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
If you're going to throw a lot of stuff in the air, without hardly aiming, a Sov AA tactic for the smaller weapons, the Dushka will do nicely.
Point is, if you're zooming around the desert in a Dodge Ram anticipating the opposition coming after you in APC, light armored vehicles, so forth, the Dushka will raise all kinds of hell and it's easier to get ammo for that than reloads for your smaller antitank missiles.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-02-06 08:28||   2013-02-06 08:28|| Front Page Top

#2 A bit strange to see a Soviet 12.7mm DShK mounted atop an MRAP, but it happens. [see second Albanian Afghan foto]
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-06 10:04||   2013-02-06 10:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Yes, "Eagle2" [ALB SOF soldier] does indeed carry a Beretta ARX160.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-06 10:11||   2013-02-06 10:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Dushka's purpose was not downing planes but forcing them to fly high enough to miss you.
Posted by JFM 2013-02-06 10:36||   2013-02-06 10:36|| Front Page Top

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