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Old October 22, 2010, 01:02 AM   #6
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Talking to WWII and Korean war vets about the big 50 they were all duly impressed with the damage it could do. While primarily an anti material weapon it is devastating when coming in contact with human beings. I had the great pleasure and honor of knowing Pappy Boyington. His description of what the 50 would do to enemy aircraft and their occupants was testimony enough for me. He had nothing but praise for the weapon explaining that the target aircraft would literally come apart at the seams by the 50 BMGs impact. Tracer rounds would torch the Zeros more often than not. While people might not vaporize upon impact the damage can be extreme. That's powerful enough in my book especially since kills at one mile and greater have been confirmed in Iraq and Afghanistan by snipers using it.
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