Monday, March 08, 2010

VIDEO: Indian Navy Firepower


Anonymous said...

Gr8 video..thanks Shiv ....However looks like the video is incomplete , can you post the full version ?

Anonymous said...

at around the 1 min mark the pathetic bren gun is being get more obsolete than tha...

Anonymous said...

That is not a Bren.
Its the 'converted'7.62mm 1B LMG.
Yes, its an old design weapon and there are plenty of more 'jazzy looking' weapons out there.
Still its not pathetic,its a robust and reliable design.
A skilled operator can give it a decent and controlled rate of fire.

Its still relevant on sentry and limited perimeter defence.

Anonymous said...

Last anyony...

It is a 'converted' bren. Period.

Have you ever fired a machine gun with limited ammo? (i.e. not belt fed?)...apparently not.

Anonymous said...

Anon, 6:43.

We are talking about the Light MG 1-B.
I am not a soldier but and i have fired one.

It takes seconds to flip the TOP load mag,slip another,cock and again fire.Its barrels can also be changed quickly.

Off course a belt fed MG has more rounds.But once in a while you also have to flip the top cover,align a belt,close the cover,cock and fire.

Takes a bit longer than changing a Mag.
In any case the point is that the gun is neither pathetic nor useless.

As i have said Its very good for sentry and perimeter defence in a naval ship, say against small sized intruders,boats etc.
In real life one does not spray a whole lot of bullets in long long bursts .

Engagements are a bit more disciplined and controlled.
Its not as if the 1B LMG is the prime air defence weapon of a naval ship.
BUT as shown in the Naval Air Defence exercise being shown EVERY available weapon from the higher to the lowest calibre is used in unison against a close in aerial threat.

BTW there are other such LMGs.

Anonymous said...

last anon...

gr8..u take the bren..ill take the FN-MAG...good luck with that..

Anonymous said...

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