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1 Phalanx..... on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:58 pm

Mikey

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I first saw the Phalanx in the 80s while touring the battle ship New Jersey but I did not see it in action. The Phalanx was developed to protect ships from incoming anti-ship missiles. The Phalanx is a Gatling gun with some 6 barrels or so that fire around 5,000 20mm rounds a minute. It tracks incoming hostile fire by radar/FLIR and it basically shoots out a solid stream of armor piercing rounds that will pierce and explode the missile. The link below is a ground based unit for shooting down incoming rockets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILcVt9p7cug

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2 Re: Phalanx..... on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:11 pm

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That is freaking scary as all get out ex[run]


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3 Re: Phalanx..... on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:28 pm

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What JW said. Wow!


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4 Re: Phalanx..... on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:52 pm

WOW awesome amount of firepower and the sound was truly frightening

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5 Re: Phalanx..... on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:44 am

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Pray for our boys there.


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