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Marine Artillery battery sets lethal record

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. 427

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  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  3. goldenlight

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    Skillz: they haz them.:wow:

    Pissing off the Marines: NEVER a good idea.
     
  4. ZekerMan

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    Semper Fi Jarheads, great shooting!!
     
  5. Foxtrotx1

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    GPS, that is cheating!
     
  6. RazorTM

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    Not trying to take away from the arty guys, but isn't the reason they were able to hit a target accurately from that far away simply because of the new GPS-guided shell? Otherwise, they wouldn't have bothered.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    All's fair in love & war!
    USAF & Navy have been using GPS guided munitions for years.
    To not take advantage of technology is just stupid.
     
  8. Foxtrotx1

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    It was a joke, of course its fair.
     
  9. Lowjiber

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    Here's something you old cannon-cockers may remember..."Fork is the number of mils applied to quadrant-elevation to compensate for four probable errors in range."

    Guess GPS pretty much wiped that on out of our vocabulary. Huh?
     
  10. Bruce H

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    Things will really be great when the GPS and other electronic things aren't functioning. Everybody setting around waiting for the techs to show up.:rofl:
     
  11. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Although we rarely deployed them, we had RAPs for our M198 Howitzers (rocket assisted propellant) that could reach out that far with manual arty coordinates. Effective range was kept under 8 miles most of the time. That's a nice shot to hit the target, then again with GPS it helps. We just did it the manual way by letting the FO walk us in. SPLASH

    There's nothing like an FO coming back on the radio letting us know Hadji was just turned into hamburger by an air burst DPICM round that found its mark.
     
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    I was President of the company that developed the fuze for this artillery round in the 2005 time frame. My engineers devoted an incredible amount of personal time and effort into making this a safe projectile to handle and a lethal one when fired. In concert with the Prime Contractor (Raytheon) we solved a problem that resulted in a combat proven weapon that has made life safer for our troops. The "silent" warriors in this game are the techies behind the scenes who develop these weapons, discover the inevitable problems and devote themselves to fixing them.

    Cincy
     
  13. airmotive

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    But in order for the Marines to use the new-fangled shell, they would have had to READ the manual.

    Hence...it's news worthy.


    :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:

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    Holy cow...those things cost $85,000 each!
     
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    As I understand the reports from the field, the Rules of Engagement are preventing that from being the normal and expected result, unfortunately. My FA time was all in the Cold War so I never experienced DPICM except on a range at Fort Sill. Devastating doesn't begin to describe it...

    ETA: 1600 posts!!! Woot!!!
     
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  15. devildog2067

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    I was never a cannon cocker, but I did time in the FDC in an 81s platoon. That was fun. Good work, Marines.
     
  16. GreenDrake

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    Ahhh Fort Sill and Big Mama at the Golden Dragon. LOL
     
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    Can you say, "fire for effect"?
     
  18. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Yup.

    The Canadanaian guy that made the longest rifle kill - THAT'S a shot. This? GPS guiding sorta takes away. It's nice we can reach out and touch someone, but it isn't like someone doped the wind on it.
     
  19. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    They taught some Maries how to read.:shocked:


    On a serious note, nice shooting, but I am not sure I would let the effective range be known. Just pound the enemy and let them wonder where the new US base is.
     
  20. HexHead

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    Artillery, still the King of Battle.