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20 May 2019 1:28 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Apr 2019 1:13 p.m. PST

As a small ball of fire shot out of the end of a new 50mm cannon, a cloud of smoke filled the air and, in what seemed like less than one second, an explosion of smoke and fire destroyed a mock enemy target from hundreds of yards away -- on the other side of an Arizona desert valley…

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Lion in the Stars12 Apr 2019 8:12 p.m. PST

Oh, they're finally pushing that into the field for testing?

About dang time!

Basically, it's a 35mm Bushmaster III rebarreled to 50x319mm. 50x319 is the same overall length as 35x228, but instead of bottlenecking down to 35mm stays pretty straight-walled.

Performance is significantly better than the 50mm KWK39 of WW2, despite a much shorter case. KWK39 used the same 50x419R case as the PAK38.

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