Five round mission

A five round battery mission on am M198 155mm howitzer with a slightly short handed crew. From a training exercise in 2007.

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+6 1. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

I don't know much about the Army but I'd say that the guy at the back of the gun is doing too much work. I'd look at that function a little closer and get another guy involved short handed, left handed gammy handed or what ever. 8-)
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+1 3. brandx commented 8 years ago

#1 I agree with your observations
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+3 4. solo2r commented 8 years ago

It seems antiquated! I would have thought that there would be some kind of magazine with ready to go rounds to load or self loaders, but what do I know!
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+1 5. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

I find a serious flaw in this. With the same angle, direction and firepower, they will hit the same place and the enemy can just avoid it.
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0 6. Burimi commented 8 years ago

I have no military experience at all, and I've never fired a gun:):):)
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0 7. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#6 You probably didn't miss anything :)
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+1 8. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

#1 True. There was just one thing he could have used help with and one person missing would have been standing to his right and would have helped him with that. Still got 5 rounds out faster than the other four guns.

#4 True. It is. Since then M198 howitzers have been largely replaced by rocket artillery.

#5 That's why a fire mission is rarely larger than 5 or so rounds. It causes a large amount of damage in a shot amount of time. Then forward observers access the damage, and enemy reaction and adjust.
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0 9. jaikku commented 8 years ago

Did they even hit the target? Or just getting shells in the air just in case of an attack