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Posted: 11/12/2001 5:24:09 PM EDT
Future guns on History Channel now.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 6:11:02 PM EDT
The bit on the OCSW was pretty interesting - I actually hadn't heard about OCSW before I watched the show. There's a pretty informative slideshow at www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/ocsw_wea/index.html.

Seems like the OCSW is optimized for relatively stationary targets with frontal cover. The low rate of fire + programmed-distance airburst would do well against somebody in a building, for instance. But I wonder how well it would do against an infantry charge on open terrain - not that we have too many of those these days.

Link Posted: 11/12/2001 6:41:24 PM EDT
I like the slide
"Airbursts Kill"
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 6:47:51 PM EDT
OCSW is a great big boondoggle. It won't work.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 7:01:22 PM EDT
how heavy is the ocsw? your right Dave it is big, So are those cameras and things on the land warrior system.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 7:10:06 PM EDT
The OICW is an even bigger boondoggle. It's as big as my suitcase, and probably less reliable.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 7:16:40 PM EDT
They haven't invented explosives powerful enough to make the air-burst lethal.
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