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This IS a Bolter!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Hey all,

Just thought I'd share this awesome video that I came across. It is an AA-12 shotgun firing FRAG-12 12 gauge explosive warheads. This is essentially what a bolter is, minus the rocket-propelled nature of the rounds; a 19mm (.75 caliber, roughly the size of a 12 gauge shotgun slug) warhead designed for both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAdzwODyafg

A blurb on the FRAG-12 ammo:

According to the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory's (MCWL) FRAG-12 Shotgun Ammunition Fact Sheet (PDF file), all three FRAG-12 rounds utilize a standard 3-inch 12-gauge cartridge case and propellant, which fires a fin-stabilized 19mm warhead with a MIL-SPEC 1316-compliant fuze assembly. The projectile arms after firing once it reaches 3 meters from the muzzle, and detonates on impact with the target. The FRAG-12 HE projectile, for instance, is designed to punch a one-inch diameter hole through 1/4-inch cold rolled steel plate, have a maximum effective range of 200 meters (200m), and reliably cycle/function in both gas-operated and recoil-operated tactical/combat shotguns. 200m is an impressive effective range for a 12-gauge tactical shotgun employed/deployed in infantry combat/urban warfare environments. The FRAG-12 HE-AP round incorporates a shaped charge to allow it to penetrate 1/2-inch steel armor plate. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) states that "the main reason for experimentation [with the FRAG-12 ammo family] is to examine these rounds as potential improvements to the combat-effectiveness of shotguns in urban areas [for urban warfare operations], using shotguns for stopping vehicles [vehicle interdiction] at roadblocks and checkpoints, barricade attack, and remote probing of potential Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)."

This is probably the closest anyone has come to creating a real world bolter and in my opinion, it is awesome.

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ouchy :)

yeah that's pretty much what I'd imagine a Bolter to be a bit like.

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video has been deleted. . . I totally want to see this, anyone know another source?

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I'm not certain what video the link pointed to, but if you search the web for "AA-12 shotgun" you'll find it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ebtj1jR7c

Holy crap. This really is a flippin' Bolter.

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Seem to me that a Bolter would be closer to this thing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti-Salo ... Tank_Rifle

A ww2 era 20mm anti-tank gun. I think the Japanese had a similar one. I've seen one in person and it is just freakin' huge. IIRC, there was an explosive round available but it wasn't very effective and not used that often.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8DehAUimRA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrD_GnkG7dI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xh2tfZrhB0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao_QXcQ4fGY


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