This blog is for Communication among Marines and people interested in the Marines. The 10 is for Communications. The Photo above is Marble Mountain, Danang, Vietnam.

Aug 4, 2011

Serious Firepower

There are nine machine gunners in a regular infantry platoon, 
each one capable of unleashing 850 rounds per minute with their standard M249 squad automatic weapon. All gunners in a regular infantry platoon combined, that’s 7,650 rounds per minute rained upon the enemy. Multiply 7,650 rounds per minute seven times and you have the capability Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division based out of Chicopee, Mass.

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