US Sailors Firing the Powerful Mk38/ M242 Bushmaster on a Boat

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The automatic gun M242 Bushmaster 25 mm is used on this video against a target boat during a training. This cannon is manufactured since 1981 by McDonnell Douglas. The firm, now incorporated into Boeing has produced more than 10,000 to arm including the LAV-25 and the US Navy patrol boats. The ATK firm resumed production. Improved versions such Busmaster III are produced.

It’s a double-loading cannon and remote control shooting. Ammunition caliber 25 × 137 mm are divided into two bands driven electrically. The tube itself has 18 stripes on the right. An electric motor (24 V) 1 HP handles the repetition of moves. The M242 has three firing rates: piecemeal, 100, 200 strokes per minute. The maximum range varies depending on the ammunition fired.

The MK38 is the naval version of the M242, it equip the US Navy, with nearly 4,000 copies in 2012. At that time, the MK38 Mod.3 into service. Its 30mm tube, integrated to any naval platform, the patrol boat to the aircraft carrier. Fully stabilized, it is lined with a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. His optronics pod incorporates referred day / night that allows both shooting that monitoring of surrounding waters or deck.

Thumbnail Credit by 2nd Class Jeremie Kerns , Modified by Daily Military Defense & Archive

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18 Responses

  1. Daniel Mc Dowell says:

    Good for Somali vessels, but not much larger. The lack of gyro controlled stabilization and poor optics I don' understand. CIWS is the game changer for the big threats of air and sea.

  2. Kingmoe _0.o says:

    So … This is the same canon that comes on the Bradley ??!

  3. humanity is the devil says:

    So bushmaster makes this gun??

  4. JIe He says:

    Nice video

  5. T says:

    Firing actually begins at @2:05 I also learnt that if you're in a small boat at that distance then you're relatively safe, seemed like a few shots were close but basically all missed.

  6. Lucre Bem - Empreendedorismo says:

    He's not missing anything. He's actually firing an enemy that can only be seen through that special scope, and he's destroying it like the mother fucker it is!

  7. Amaterras says:


  8. Chuck Norris says:

    Whoever filmed this is a fucking RETARD!!!!  All we could see was the back of their heads as they were firing the 25mm gun…Idiot!!!

  9. Dewayne Hickman says:

    He didn't it a DAM THING BUT WATER !!!!!!! A waste !

  10. Alex N says:

    Пиндосы – мазилы.

  11. Gregg Hill says:

    Ship, not boat

  12. Adisomvieira Vieira says:


  13. N Zitzmann says:

    0:25 you are doing it wrong

  14. Wyatt Harrison says:

    I need this for my fishing boat

  15. Attes Herlin says:


  16. unimog875 says:

    demonstrating how we couldn't hit anything

  17. Rocky Fjord says:

    Putin woulda taken that out first shot with a Kalishnikov sniper rifle. Yankees are pussies.

  18. THILAK ALWIS says:

    not good fayre

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