SAS using new machine gun that fires two bullets together and targets ‘drop like flies’ – The Mirror

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The Gilboa Snake blasts out two bullets at a time and has been used by the SAS in Afghanistan and Syria combat zones. It's laser gives soldiers an accurate range at 800m.

The Gilboa Snake has been used in Afghanistan and Syria

SAS troops have used the Gilboa Snake in Afghanistan and Syria

The SAS has a new twin barrel machine gun that fires 1,000 shots per minute and two bullets at a time making targets “drop like flies”.

The Gilboa Snake more than doubles the chance of a “combat kill” when used fighting insurgents in unstable countries like Afghanistan where the Taliban recently overthrew the Government and in Syrian where a civil war continues.

The rifle, developed by the Israeli company Silver Shadow and Gilboa USA, even fires if it jams, reports the Daily Star.

An Army source told the Daily Star: “The great thing about the weapon is that if one side of it jams the other will still fire – and every time you pull the trigger you are hitting the target with a double burst.”

The special forces must be well-equipped in combat zones - soldiers have previously told of testing encounters like being forced into a hand-to-hand combat when their weaponry fails.






The rifle even fires when it jams so troops aren't left 'naked' in conflict

So far the rifle has given SAS troops the upper hand with two British soldiers striking up to 12 Islamic State insurgents in under a minute in northern Syria this year.

The source added: “The troops opened fire on a group of men loading explosives into a car. The six-man SAS team opened up but most of the fire came from two guys armed with the Gilboa.

“The two soldiers fired burst after burst and the insurgents dropped like flies – the weapon really is a force multiplier.”

SAS soldiers are confronted with a myriad of challenges overseas. British troops - also operating alongside Jordanian special forces battling IS in Libya - must survive insurgents using the likes of missiles, suicide bombers and mortars, the Middle East Eye reports.

For a more accurate aim, the rifle can be fitted with lasers enabling it to have an effective range at around 800m. Shots fired at a range of 100m in a 20-round burst can accurately hit a target.

One of the downsides of the rifle is that it can burn through ammunition quickly increasing the cost of its usage.

However, it has already become widely used within the SAS.

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