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Subdeacon Joe

Casual Friday In The Artillery

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And calm under pressure too. Well drilled crew. And it almost looks like they are using those guns for direct fire.

 

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Brits or Canadians I reckon.

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Brits or Canadians I reckon.

 

I believe our good neighbor to the north.

 

I just noticed - is that a pile of charge bags on the ground next to the gun?

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Like watching the worlds deadliest ballet.

 

Other than stuffing the munitions into the back rather than the front, there really hasn't been a lot of change in artillery drill over the centuries. Oh, aiming has gotten more precise, and usually the fire is indirect, but the basics of loading are pretty much the same.

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Like watching the worlds deadliest ballet.

 

Other than stuffing the munitions into the back rather than the front, there really hasn't been a lot of change in artillery drill over the centuries. Oh, aiming has gotten more precise, and usually the fire is indirect, but the basics of loading are pretty much the same.

 

Yup.

Point the tube

Ram one home

Pull the string :lol:

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Like watching the worlds deadliest ballet.

 

Other than stuffing the munitions into the back rather than the front, there really hasn't been a lot of change in artillery drill over the centuries. Oh, aiming has gotten more precise, and usually the fire is indirect, but the basics of loading are pretty much the same.

 

You should see a Paladin crew in operation sometime.

 

Aiming? what the heck is aiming any more.

 

Now just push the "Lay" button until the tube stops moving, verify the deflection and elevation on the computer screen match and .....

 

Standby.......Fire!

 

 

No more Collimater, No more aiming poles, no more DAP. The guy in the gunners position doesn't do much of anything any more.

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Having had the 13B4N MOS, I just had to get more info on the M777.

 

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/lw155.htm

 

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/ufh/

 

http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=162

 

http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_m777howitzer.php

 

Never actually fired a gun though I did get the extra $30/mo P pay. :ph34r:

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Notice the deflector plate at bottom of muzzle....to keep from having a big dust cloud from the muzzle blast!!

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Notice the deflector plate at bottom of muzzle....to keep from having a big dust cloud from the muzzle blast!!

 

Might be that. But it is also the lunette that hooks over the pintle on the tow vehicle.

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There was another video attached that shows some grunts shooting off the .81 mm? mortar. I enjoyed that. It brought back some fond memories.

 

You could see the base plate settle in on the first round and after that, it did not move at all. Just as I recall.

That was a lotta years ago and another life time.

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Might be that. But it is also the lunette that hooks over the pintle on the tow vehicle.

 

Huh? They tow it barrel first?

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Huh? They tow it barrel first?

 

Yep. Strange as hens teeth.

 

 

 

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Yep. Strange as hens teeth.

 

 

 

 

Seems to me that towing it ass first discourages tailgaters more.

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