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  • In their Western Mountains' training facility, recruits for the rebel brigade attended afternoon classes on how to use AK-47s, FN assault rifles, heavy-caliber antiaircraft machine guns and antitank rockets.

    Length of Libya's Standoff Hinges on Leader's Militia

  • When Chief Petty Officer Finn arrived at the Kaneohe Bay station, he commandeered a heavy-caliber machine gun and set it up on a makeshift tripod of spare pipes -- out in the open, where he had a clear view to give the Japanese what he called a "warm welcome."

    Lt. John W. Finn, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 100

  • When he arrived at the Kaneohe Bay station, Lt. Finn commandeered a heavy-caliber machine gun and set it up on a makeshift tripod of spare pipes -- out in the open, where he had a clear view to give the Japanese what he called a "warm welcome."

    A Day That Will Live in Infamy

  • Task force intelligence officers had warned of 160 heavy-caliber AA guns in the target area and hundreds of smaller weapons.

    Whirlwind

  • Before the man could answer, the thunderous reports of a heavy-caliber machine gun boomed above the din of the steadily building rifle fire.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Caches with newly minted heavy-caliber weapons and MANPADS—handheld, IR, surface-to-air missiles.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Thank Allah the man had been dumped facedown, because Hakim did not want to see what the heavy-caliber bullet had done to his face.

    Extreme Measures

  • STARR: Conway also revealed there is new intelligence the Taliban now could have heavy-caliber machine guns that can potentially shoot down helicopters.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2009

  • U.S. law-enforcement officials have seen a spike in heavy-caliber rifles heading to Mexico.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa said "combat operations have reached their conclusion" and security forces would no longer use heavy-caliber guns, combat aircraft and aerial weapons that might injure or kill civilians.

    Sri Lanka Curbs Military Offensive Against Rebels

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