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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 05:12 PM
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28. So now that you've looked up what a forward observer is...
you're upset with a new weapon that lets them do their job with more precision?
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  -Defense Tech: Taliban Fear 155mm Excalibur Finger of Death unhappycamper  May-20-10 06:22 AM   #0 
  - If history has proved anything, it is that technology will not defeat native guerilla fighters  Vinnie From Indy   May-20-10 06:48 AM   #1 
  - Evertyime you kill one, 2 more spring up  AllentownJake   May-20-10 06:59 AM   #2 
  - You can't destroy a belief system with war, just ask the Romans about those Christians (nt)  The Straight Story   May-20-10 04:20 PM   #17 
     - Reply #1, #2 and #17...  greencharlie   May-20-10 05:04 PM   #26 
  - Fleas hate Frontline!  Dr.Phool   May-20-10 07:00 AM   #3 
  - The old standby "dumb" 155mm round is no slouch, either....and it costs  old mark   May-20-10 07:35 AM   #4 
  - Various sources put the cost at $80,000 to $50,000 each  FarCenter   May-20-10 09:01 AM   #5 
  - .  BrightKnight   May-20-10 06:14 PM   #36 
  - Or the salaries of 5 privates n/t  lefty2000   May-21-10 10:17 AM   #47 
  - Yes, but how many do you have to fire to be able to fire for effect?  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 09:23 AM   #8 
     - Yup Yup and that is a huge advantage.  Statistical   May-20-10 09:28 AM   #9 
     - I bow to your superior knowledge - my experience with 155's is  old mark   May-20-10 03:14 PM   #10 
     - In late 69, early 70 I made the powder for the 155.  alfredo   May-20-10 04:37 PM   #18 
        - I DO recall a program back in those days that gave tax credits for hiring  old mark   May-21-10 08:50 AM   #39 
           - We were seen as homicidal dopers by them. Maybe we were, but we served  alfredo   May-21-10 10:06 AM   #44 
           - "Homicidal dopers"- fuck, nobody's perfect.......  old mark   May-21-10 03:49 PM   #50 
              - DUzy!  pinboy3niner   May-21-10 03:58 PM   #51 
              - Like it's a bad thing  alfredo   May-21-10 04:43 PM   #53 
                 - Yes...everyone needs a hobby.......nt  old mark   May-21-10 11:52 PM   #58 
                    - As long as the hobby doesn't need lubricant and a lawyer.  alfredo   May-21-10 11:57 PM   #59 
           - Vietnam Vet-Shot at and missed, shit at and hit n/t  Gaedel   May-21-10 07:01 PM   #54 
     - "Never called it in, in theater"  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-10 04:14 PM   #14 
     - An important distinction to make these days!  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 05:41 PM   #31 
        - Only if you're running for Senate...  Recursion   May-20-10 05:56 PM   #35 
     - Its purpose was counterbattery, wasn't it?  Recursion   May-20-10 04:48 PM   #22 
        - There is no homing device in this round.  Statistical   May-21-10 08:56 AM   #40 
        - There was no system that automatically finds FO's through their comms  wmbrew0206   May-21-10 04:00 PM   #52 
        - You are thinking of the Copperhead  Gaedel   May-21-10 07:03 PM   #55 
  - All we need to do is buy and deploy more, and then the Taliban will surrender!  hatrack   May-20-10 09:05 AM   #6 
  - Artillery - The King of Battle.  Statistical   May-20-10 09:13 AM   #7 
  - Impressive is right  pinboy3niner   May-21-10 09:17 AM   #43 
  - Of all the horrific scenes my late father faced during the three years he was on the front lines  ShortnFiery   May-21-10 10:11 AM   #45 
     - "truly evil"  proteus_lives   May-22-10 05:31 AM   #64 
  - Imagine the PROFIT the munitions factory makes...  greencharlie   May-20-10 03:19 PM   #11 
  - Imagine the safety it offers to FO's to not have worry about  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 04:04 PM   #12 
  - Imagine all the collateral damage and increasing numbers of recruits for al Qaeda when rounds ...  ShortnFiery   May-21-10 10:15 AM   #46 
     - Umm... the point of these is they don't go astray  Recursion   May-21-10 10:53 AM   #49 
  - And how well we know what's going on 40,000 meters away  gratuitous   May-20-10 04:15 PM   #15 
     - Did you read the OP?  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-10 04:16 PM   #16 
     - An infallible human being who never makes a mistake  gratuitous   May-20-10 04:43 PM   #19 
        - If that is your minimum required standard you will kill yourself right?  Statistical   May-20-10 05:11 PM   #27 
        - So now that you've looked up what a forward observer is...  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-10 05:12 PM   #28 
        - Certainly fewer mistakes than with a "dumb" round  Recursion   May-20-10 05:33 PM   #29 
           - It also corrects for gun crew errors.  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 05:48 PM   #32 
     - That's why God made E-3's  Recursion   May-20-10 04:50 PM   #24 
     - Artillery FOs are Lieutenants n/t  Gaedel   May-21-10 07:08 PM   #56 
     - There are these new things, I'm not sure if you have heard of them, they are called UAV's  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 05:51 PM   #34 
  - Yay death!  Nuclear Unicorn   May-20-10 04:12 PM   #13 
  - This is how I feel +1!  ej510   May-20-10 04:48 PM   #23 
  - 155 is the grim reaper. combined with MLRS left tens of thousands in the desert  Pavulon   May-20-10 04:45 PM   #20 
  - Hot damn that's super neat! If our tax dollars go to DEATH, let's give plenty to the 155 s!  ShortnFiery   May-21-10 10:18 AM   #48 
  - In depth information over Global Security....  MicaelS   May-20-10 04:48 PM   #21 
  - It's probably cheaper than something like a Javelin or Hellfire.  BrightKnight   May-20-10 04:56 PM   #25 
  - Hey! I served in the 3/187 Infantry.  Old Troop   May-20-10 05:37 PM   #30 
  - It's all technically impressive  daleo   May-20-10 05:49 PM   #33 
  - Agreed that there are wasteful DOD programs but this is not one of them.  wmbrew0206   May-20-10 11:34 PM   #37 
  - So, the 155mm Excalibur contract is up for renewal, and this "report" is an ADVERTISEMENT for it.  Richard Steele   May-20-10 11:48 PM   #38 
  - LOL. You have no idea how procurement works do you.  Statistical   May-21-10 09:00 AM   #41 
     - The military services have two different enemies  Gaedel   May-21-10 07:13 PM   #57 
     - I know how BULLSHIT works. And I recognize it when I smell it.  Richard Steele   May-22-10 03:02 AM   #60 
        - LOL +1  Prometheus Bound   May-22-10 03:55 AM   #61 
        - Fuckin' A, Richard!! Speak up, you're among friends! Welcome all comments.  Major Hogwash   May-22-10 04:38 AM   #63 
  - Death in every crevasse and cranny.  lonestarnot   May-21-10 09:04 AM   #42 
  - Pulled from Taliban radio chatter: "I've almost been hit by one of those mothers 5 times!"  Prometheus Bound   May-22-10 04:27 AM   #62 

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