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    Bren 100 Round Drum Mag

    Found this on Youtube when looking for something else.




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    You'd want those when you have the Motley chair... He's smiling because of the ammo he's about to go through. No hearing protection required...
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    Raised sights eh? I don't recall ever seeing mention of raised sights being made for or available for the drum. Surely, if such were available, they'd be part of the drum kit. I always thought that aiming - such as it was - with a Bren was with tracer, aiming a 13 apparent aircraft lengths ahead of the aircraft

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    Sights are between the TWO guns on the Motley mount.
    No provision for an AA sight on a single ground mounted gun.

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    Thought so. But on the stand-alone AA tripod it was sightless, using tracer. I liked tracer with the GPMG and the Vickers. Used to load the last 10 in the belt with tracer just to show the gun crew that the belt was running out. It also served as a reminder to the observers just how close the rounds were following each other. It was one thing seeing 4 ball x 1 tracer - where you could only imagine the ball, but quite something spectacular to see 10 tracer in one stream

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    Loading the last 10 or 20 rounds of tracer was a good trick.
    It was absolutely amazing to see the flight of the tracers.
    It looked like a laser but the the ones that took off at 90 deg. were also interesting.
    About 1 in 4 seemed to have a mind of its own and took off at a totally different trajectory with some leaving the line of fire at almost 90 deg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
    the ones that took off at 90 deg. were also interesting.
    About 1 in 4 seemed to have a mind of its own and took off at a totally different trajectory with some leaving the line of fire at almost 90 deg.
    Usually indicating a shot out barrel. When a barrel is good they go where they should...
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    When we were test firing the minigun we fired them non stop until the barrels were as bald as the proverbial badgers ar5e. Fired out to sea at an RAF range, the bullets went, well...., simply everwhere! Everywhere until a barrel would let go! But as BAR says, when a new set was fitted, the cone of fire would literally boil the sea. AWESOME - and I wasn't paying for the ammo

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    In WWII fighters had trace to indicate ammo was running out not sure how far from the end of the belt, one instance a squadron well they stopped the 1-4 ratio as the tracer clipping past an enemies wing tip gave them the visual they were being fired at. When they ditched it and just went to incendiary & ball mix rather than trace air to air kills went up as the enemy fighter pilots first inclination they were being fired on by another fighter is when the business started banging their plane apart. As there was no visual signal indicating incoming fire........

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    Nice to warn the opposition that you are running out of belts, firing only tracer at the end.

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