Guns Aboard the USS Bataan

08/05/2013: Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Justin Schatzinger fires a remotely controlled MK 38 MOD II 25 mm Chain Gun from a control station in combat aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 5.

This weapon can be fired from the control station or from the gun mount itself through a manual fire option.

Bataan is underway in the Atlantic Ocean performing routine training and qualifications.

Credit:USS Bataan (LHD 5):6/5/3

  • In the second photo, Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Nathan Boyer instructs Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Justin Schatzinger on the proper operation of MK 38 MOD II 25 mm Chain Gun operating console in combat aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 5.
  • In the third photo, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Miller the safety observer during a MK 38 MOD ll 25 mm Chain Gun firing exercise aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), June 5.
  • In the fourth photo, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Miller ,the safety observer during a MK 38 MOD ll 25 mm Chain Gun firing exercise aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), June 5.
  • In the final photo, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Miller, the safety observer during a MK 38 MOD ll 25 mm Chain Gun firing exercise aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), June 5. The weapon can be fired from a remote control station or from the gun mount itself

 

 

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