It’s so big that it has to be supported on two tripods and fires ammunition that’s three times the size of standard rifle ammo.
An Isis terrorist has been photographed aiming a 10-foot long sniper rifle out of a flat window in Kobane.
The fearsome weapon fires 23mm calibre bullets, far larger than the standard size.
First off, I’m not sure I agree with the labelling of this weapon as a “sniper rifle”. I’d call it more of an anti-armor gun. In any case it highlights the point that at the end of the day, a “gun” can be a tube that suggests a direction for a round to fly…
This is a mighty big tube, and a pretty big round. I’d think that aiming it accurately would be an issue. Any current (or former) cannon cockers want to weigh in?
Thanks to Greg A. for the submission.