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1st Sep '16 4:06:52 PM AgProv
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* Classic photographs from both world wars show artillery pieces, especially after the prolonged bombardments of the Western Front, surrounded by heaped spent brass shell casings that are taller than the guns
20th Aug '16 6:47:12 AM Khathi
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* Simultaneously averted and played straight with Russian machine guns, like Maxim M1910 (a Russian licensed variant) and its successor, the PK\PKM general purpose machine gun. On one hand, both of them use non-disintegrating belts (no small, snaggy links falling out; old belts were cloth, modern are metallic, come in 50-round strips and are multiple-use). On the other hand, PKM ejects its brass with unusual gusto, capable of injuring unprotected skin, and hurls the cases to the left - an unusual direction for Western users.

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* Simultaneously averted and played straight with Russian machine guns, like Maxim M1910 (a Russian licensed variant) and its successor, the PK\PKM general purpose machine gun. On one hand, both of them use non-disintegrating belts (no small, snaggy links falling out; old belts were cloth, modern are metallic, come in 50-round strips and are multiple-use). On the other hand, PKM ejects its brass with unusual gusto, capable of injuring unprotected skin, and hurls the cases to the left - an unusual direction for Western users. This is because PK* action is basically an inverted AK writ large, so while AK has its ejection port, as usually, on the right side, inverting it effectively moves the port to the left.
17th Aug '16 5:09:19 PM foxley
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* ''Dark Blue World'' (2001). Casings are seen ejected from the Spitfires during the mid-air battles. According to the DVDCommentary the director made a point of including this, having owned toy Spitfires as a boy and noting the ejector ports.

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* ''Dark Blue World'' ''Film/DarkBlueWorld'' (2001). Casings are seen ejected from the Spitfires during the mid-air battles. According to the DVDCommentary the director made a point of including this, having owned toy Spitfires as a boy and noting the ejector ports.ports.
* Seen in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' when the SEAL team opens up with automatic weapons on the advancing horde of zombies. There is a close-up on the spent casings raining down around their feet.
10th Aug '16 7:23:10 PM Willbyr
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One way to emphasize MoreDakka, or at least how powerful a weapon is, is showing all the bullet casings being ejected out of that gun. Expect this to be [[NoisyGuns noisy]].

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One way to emphasize MoreDakka, or at least how powerful a weapon is, is showing all the bullet casings being ejected out of that gun. Expect this to be [[NoisyGuns noisy]].
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* The intro to ''GunGrave'' features this in a couple of places.

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* The intro to ''GunGrave'' ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' features this in a couple of places.
10th Aug '16 8:33:23 AM Gunslinger
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** Australian veterans of the Vietnam war share a favourite complaint; 'supporting' fire from American UH-1B 'Huey' gunships frequently made strafing runs from whatever direction was convenient, oblivious to friendly infantry on the ground receiving literal showers of hot brass casings from the twin M134 miniguns. The furious rate of fire from these weapons gave little time for the chamber to cool between shots, meaning the casings were hot enough to cause burn injuries even after falling from the sky.
5th Jun '16 1:15:33 PM KZN02
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Bastion's "Bullet Rain" intro showers the camera in spent shells before zooming out to show his minigun firing away.
7th May '16 3:01:03 PM MRAustin
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** ''Film/TheMatrix'': when Neo saves Morpheus or any other time they use guns.

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** ''Film/TheMatrix'': the most obvious example is when Neo saves Morpheus or Morpheus, complete with [[GatlingGood Gatling Goodness]], but almost any other time they use guns.guns you can expect some showcasing of spent, um, casings.
7th May '16 11:45:23 AM KZN02
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': A flashback in episode 5 has bullet casings littered on food as Luluco's parents exchange gunfire between each other.
23rd Mar '16 4:54:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Naval cannons would count, since some videos of them show shells after shells piled on the deck while firing salvos, except these are large cannons that fire more or less, around 100mm shells, some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqWhOQw7_TY this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_W1TWS0KTc this]].

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* Naval cannons would count, since some videos of them show shells after shells piled on the deck while firing salvos, except these are large cannons that fire more or less, around 100mm shells, some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqWhOQw7_TY this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_W1TWS0KTc this]].this.]]
7th Feb '16 8:05:27 PM wuzzle22
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* Naval cannons would count, since some videos of them show shells after shells piled on the deck while firing salvos, except these are large cannons that fire more or less, around 100mm shells, some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqWhOQw7_TY&feature=BFa&list=FLaWcjctrnC2L5FNWk41pKlQ this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_W1TWS0KTc&feature=BFa&list=FLaWcjctrnC2L5FNWk41pKlQ this]].

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* Naval cannons would count, since some videos of them show shells after shells piled on the deck while firing salvos, except these are large cannons that fire more or less, around 100mm shells, some examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqWhOQw7_TY&feature=BFa&list=FLaWcjctrnC2L5FNWk41pKlQ com/watch?v=IqWhOQw7_TY this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_W1TWS0KTc&feature=BFa&list=FLaWcjctrnC2L5FNWk41pKlQ com/watch?v=l_W1TWS0KTc this]].
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