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Operation Sangaris
« on: December 26, 2020, 08:38:16 AM »
French combat operations in the Central African Republic. Would make a nice scenario to game.

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Re: Operation Sangaris
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 04:44:56 PM »
Very cool footage.  I had no idea the French were on the ground engaging rebels in Central Africa this recently.
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Re: Operation Sangaris
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 06:06:18 PM »
The weapons firing around 3:35 sound quite heavy...any idea what they are? Assuming some kind of heavy machine gun.
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Re: Operation Sangaris
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 06:28:49 PM »
The weapons firing around 3:35 sound quite heavy...any idea what they are? Assuming some kind of heavy machine gun.

Sounds like the 25mm gun on a the VBCI (a French IFV). Its the Giat M811. Basically, a Bushmaster.
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Re: Operation Sangaris
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 08:52:43 PM »
I think if I ever heard that in real life I would crap myself. The couple of times I have been to a range, people around me brought some really heavy-sounding pieces and they were...impressive, to say the least. To face that in real life, on the opposite end...I can't imagine.
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