You don’t need subtitles to fear China’s newest sniper rifle

You don't want to be on the other end of this weapon. The Chinese military's latest anti-materiel rifle, the QBU-10, can loft a .50 caliber (12.7mm) round as far as 1 kilometer and still hit its intended target. It weighs nearly 30 pounds. And even though it isn't designed to be as accurate as some sniper rifles, it still punches finger-sized holes in metal plates from up to a kilometer away. Stand back.

Hat tip: @KyleMizokami

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.

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