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    Default Stopping a Pirate

    I think this is the correct forum for this thread. I keep hearing about "pirates" hijacking ships. With all the gun loving, right wingers on CDF, I figure I could get some suggestions as what to arm a ship with, in order to put an end to this. I figured a Tow missle launcher would do the trick, but could there be other suggestions? Most of these guys run small boats with outboards. Ideas??? M2 Browning 50 cal. ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by caver View Post
    I think this is the correct forum for this thread. I keep hearing about "pirates" hijacking ships. With all the gun loving, right wingers on CDF, I figure I could get some suggestions as what to arm a ship with, in order to put an end to this. I figured a Tow missle launcher would do the trick, but could there be other suggestions? Most of these guys run small boats with outboards. Ideas??? M2 Browning 50 cal. ????
    Grenade launchers will work nice too!

    Flamethrowers?


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    Default XM307 25mm

    Would this be better? Effective range up to 2000 meters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36 View Post
    Grenade launchers will work nice too!

    Flamethrowers?
    From what I see on the news, most of these guys have RPG's. As far as using flamethrowers, wouldn't you have to stop them BEFORE they get close enough to use the RPG's? I figure the only good pirate is a pirate that can be seen sinking too the bottom from a distance.

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    For a small boat with outboard, anything from 5.56mm and up would work fine. Since you are probably expecting a small craft to be a fast mover, you want something with a high cyclic rate such as the M249SAW. However, bigger is always better. .50cal will punch through several inches of steel, and gysers from the rounds hitting water would deter all but the most hardened combatants.


    Wire or laser guided missles would do well against the mother ship if it's in range. Like they say, cut off the head to kill the snake.


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    Fortunately RPGs are horribly inaccurate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fire diver View Post
    For a small boat with outboard, anything from 5.56mm and up would work fine. Since you are probably expecting a small craft to be a fast mover, you want something with a high cyclic rate such as the M249SAW. However, bigger is always better. .50cal will punch through several inches of steel, and gysers from the rounds hitting water would deter all but the most hardened combatants.


    Wire or laser guided missles would do well against the mother ship if it's in range. Like they say, cut off the head to kill the snake.
    From looking at your home address, I bet you know what you are talking about.------ Keep up the good work!

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    What a mess it will be if they decide to blow one or more of the holds on a supertanker.


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    I keep hearing the shipping people saying they may have to detour to keep this from happening. It will cost alot more to do that. I would think it would be cheaper to have a few 50 cal. on board. On big supertanker, a 50cal. for and aft woud do it, wouldn't it?

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    Just look back at how piracy was dealt with before as well as the u-boat submarine attacks of World War I and II.
    I would suggest either having a naval escort in that area and/or a private defense agency doing the escort.
    Deal at first with the pirates hard and fast (i.e. kill a lot of them and quickly) and before you know it there will be less of them -- not only because you are actually reducing their numbers but also because word of mouth would spread that piracy would basically mean a death sentence.
    Whatever you do, don't reward them in any way and/or negotiate with them.



 

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