Mail: Chopper Blasts Hunting Boat Out Of The Water Off Somalia

Discussion in 'The Fleet' started by soleil, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Couldn't they have sunk it with the pirates still on the boat
  2. We're not Russian. :)
  3. Hmm ... cost of keeping a chopper in the air then firing off a number of cannon rounds to sink a skiff ... couldn't the boarding crew just have taken the pirates into custody and left a small charge of semtex on board ... boom ... no more skiff! ... a damn sight cheaper!
  4. Be cheaper just putting a few 5.56 rounds through it but not very good for dramatic effect if you want to get any PR out of it.
  5. You'll be stopping us using Javelin against lone gunmen out in the open next. You've changed. . .
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  6. Having been on a boat that threw Tomahawks at goats in Afghanistan, I blackcat your Javelin and lone gunman !
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  7. On an entirely different tack- I once had a bet with another shooting buddy over who could shoot the smallest animal with the largest rifle. My mate won, by shooting a squirrel with a .458 Lott (elephant killing man cannon). My rabbit with .338 came a distant second. Gutted.

    It also illustrates how I am comfortable killing for fun (newbies beware).
  8. But not as much fun.
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  9. No .. The fun would be NOT taking the pirates off and leaving a small charge of semtex!
  10. AND machine gunning them from the chopper!!!!

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