Firepower … Sgt Dip held 30lb gun and let fly 750 rounds a minute
He is believed to have killed three and wounded several others with the gun – weighing well over 30lb and hammering out 750 rounds a minute.
A source said: “It would have taken a superhuman effort to hold the gun and fire it. Apart from its weight, the recoil is colossal.”
Firefight … he held off a dozen Taliban from rooftop, killing at least 3
The 15-minute stand came after Sgt Dip, 31, was left at a checkpoint in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand.
Spotting a Taliban attack, he ran on to a roof to man a 7.62mm general purpose machine gun mounted on a tripod.
As the insurgents came over the wall Sgt Dip realised he could not lower the gun enough to hit them. So he yanked out the pins locking it down – CHUCKING the heavy tripod at the enemy – and lifted it up.
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In: Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: gurkha, helmand, lt col david eastma, machine gun, nahr e saraj, rambo, royal gurkha rifles, sa80 rifle, sergeant dipprasad pun, taliban
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