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#1 2805662

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 0427 AM

Finally got some decent footage of the new LVS-2 Fire Control System on the Mk47.

https://mobile.twitt...177824163471364

Unlike the LVS-1, the LVS-2 has integral thermal capability, in addition to being lighter and cheaper. It can also work with the M2 50 cal, due to it being pre-loaded with the correct ballistic library.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 0823 AM

Well i guess the LVS-2 sight can be put on anything with a pic rail? good for australia to improve on night fighting. :)

 

 

Is it called Mark 47 in australian service?

 

 

another short snippet on Mark 47



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 0944 AM

What's with the counting? a timing issue?



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 1514 PM

What's with the counting? a timing issue?


It's a DFSW (direct fire support weapon platoon) thing. Ensures rounds are always landing on the target while giving each gun team time to reload, change barrels (system dependant), check target alignment when they're the "off" gun.

Edited by 2805662, 09 September 2017 - 1526 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 1525 PM

Panzermann, the LVS2 attachment isn't via picatinny rail. The thing is hanging off the cradle from the side & weighs a couple of kilos!

"Mk47" is pronounced "Mark 47", though it's also known as the LWAGL (lightweight AGL), "next generation" GLS, and LGMG (launcher grenade machine gun). The last two don't seem to be catching on, and LWAGL was the project component title of the parent project Land 40 Phase 2.

The HK GMG was selected in 2009, but the whole LWAGL component of the project was retendered in 2015 without the HK GMG being introduced into service.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 1957 PM

shot at Port Wakefield by the look of it



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 0412 AM

You're right: video posted by Panzermann is the AT&E activity at Port Wakefield.

Edited by 2805662, 10 September 2017 - 1851 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 1733 PM

As much as that bounces, how does that not cause shifting of the tripod and deviations of the impacts?

Edited by rmgill, 10 September 2017 - 1734 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 1854 PM

It bounces almost as much as the legacy Mk19/Mk93/M3 gun/cradle/tripod combination - the dispersion of which can be around 90 metres long at 1,200 metres. The difference is that the first burst accuracy of the Mk47/LVS2, both day & night, is significantly better. Regardless, it's still an inherently area weapon, both in terms of accuracy, dispersion, and target effect.

Edited by 2805662, 10 September 2017 - 1856 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 2132 PM

You're right: video posted by Panzermann is the AT&E activity at Port Wakefield.

 

The 'graveyard of 'gators' mudflats are a bit of a giveaway :)

 

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