POTD: Minigun Monday VII –

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Below: With 880 horses in his right hand, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Matthew Watson looks just as happy as having a Minigun. The 2 × 440 hp Yanmar diesel engines drive two Hamilton HJ292 water pump–jets, up to the speed of around 40 knots so the Minigun can get where it needs to get.

Below: “A high-speed turn with a Riverine Assault Boat on Cape Fear River during the Riverine Crewman Course (RCC). Students with RCC and the Riverine Security Team Member course are completing the Cape Fear Final Skills Assessment administered by the Center for Security Forces Learning Site Lejeune.” (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz)

All photos by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz.

You can check out the boats from US Marine, Inc. here, and the 33’ Special Operations Craft Riverine specifically here.




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