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Posted: 8/23/2005 1:39:57 PM EDT
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This thing is about 57MB. It's well worth it. I recommend right click and save as. It can then be expanded to full screen.

This is a video shot by a Marine in the 11th Marine Regt(artillery) on April 4th,2003 outside Baghdad. He used NVGs and his camera. I remember this night and most of the regiment was south east of the city. We were shooting into the city most of the night. It's something that will be with me forever.

I'll try and explain what you see. The regiment is shooting BBDPICM
You can also see some HE RAP on the left. The Regiment had all 12 batteries firing with 6 guns a pop. That's 72 guns shooting four rounds a piece. That's 288 shells. Most of these shells had 88 DPICM sub-munitions in them. If you do the math that's over 20000 munitions falling on target.

The target was an AA for an iraqi division. The observers were UAV's. We ended up shifting this target and repeating. Twice!

Semper Fi,
RS
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:46:28 PM EDT
downloading now. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:49:50 PM EDT
tagd
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:52:10 PM EDT
downloading now.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:54:14 PM EDT
Love them Canon Cockers!

Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:00:02 PM EDT
WOnder what all that looked like as it landed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:02:04 PM EDT
DL'ing now
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:20:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 2:20:41 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By RS0802:
Video Link
This thing is about 57MB. It's well worth it. I recommend right click and save as. It can then be expanded to full screen.

This is a video shot by a Marine in the 11th Marine Regt(artillery) on April 4th,2003 outside Baghdad. He used NVGs and his camera. I remember this night and most of the regiment was south east of the city. We were shooting into the city most of the night. It's something that will be with me forever.

I'll try and explain what you see. The regiment is shooting BBDPICM
You can also see some HE RAP on the left. The Regiment had all 12 batteries firing with 6 guns a pop. That's 72 guns shooting four rounds a piece. That's 288 shells. Most of these shells had 88 DPICM sub-munitions in them. If you do the math that's over 20000 munitions falling on target.

The target was an AA for an iraqi division. The observers were UAV's. We ended up shifting this target and repeating. Twice!

Semper Fi,
RS



Super sweet and thanks for the description.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:34:25 PM EDT
Holy Crap
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:47:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802: He used NVGs and his camera.
Can the bad guys see the incoming rounds from their end without Night Vision? The psychological damage from the survivor's reports would ripple through their ranks!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:51:34 PM EDT
Ok.....

We alright with artillery now?

It was the one arm of our servie, even the Germans said was frikin outstanding.



As a former 19D, I LOVE my arty guys. I'd sooner blow the living hell out of them rather than close and stick a bayonette in thier gut. Lessens the chances I get dead.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:01:03 PM EDT
"someone's gettin seriously fucked up down there"


Great video, I would definitely call that a show of force....


Thanks
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:04:39 PM EDT
Man, I love that crap.



POWER!

How'd you like to be on the bad end of that?


OUr Artillery.......RAWKS!

I already knew that...But dang.

Good job Marine Cannon cockers and, shout out to US Army 13 series.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:08:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Got_Guns:
"someone's gettin seriously fucked up down there" Great video, I would definitely call that a show of force.... Thanks

Yep, no more "pound a couple of square miles around here and hope for hits". It's aircraft and satellite verified target coordinates. I wish some of the media were embedded with the Iraqis so we can see exactly how bad they got beat as it happened.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:20:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Man, I love that crap.



POWER!

hr


I think I have the best job in the world.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:37:30 PM EDT
Couldn't get it to work and that sucks, because us Gun Bunnies rarely got a chance to see the fruits of our labor.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:42:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Couldn't get it to work and that sucks, because us Gun Bunnies rarely got a chance to see the fruits of our labor. hr


It's a huge file. It will take a while to download. The best way to get it is right click on the here and save as. Keep trying I promise it works. I want all gun bunnies to see this.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:47:05 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:50:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:50:57 PM EDT by VooDoo3dfx]
Wow, we're hammerin the crapola outa the site.


ETA: Ahh.. there we go.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:55:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Man, I love that crap.



POWER!




I think I have the best job in the world.



I was a 19D..In the NG, before that a 91B in a cavalry unit.

When I joined A-1-124th Cav, the 1SG says...So...What, as a scout is your primary weapon?

"My radio, First Sergeant!"



I like artillery. Bayonettes suck.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:33:35 PM EDT


Thanks for posting that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:29:55 PM EDT
Nice~!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:20:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:28:31 AM EDT
thank you
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:40:25 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:43:31 AM EDT
Very cool, thanks.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:27:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802:

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Couldn't get it to work and that sucks, because us Gun Bunnies rarely got a chance to see the fruits of our labor.



It's a huge file. It will take a while to download. The best way to get it is right click on the here and save as. Keep trying I promise it works. I want all gun bunnies to see this.

Finally getting it to download! Damned computer wouldn't cooperate last night, for some reason.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:43:02 AM EDT
Cool Video.......Thanks
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:57:25 AM EDT
That's a lot of stuff that goes bang flying through the air.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:11:47 PM EDT
What is the distance to the target area?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:06:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theprofessor:
What is the distance to the target area?



Most of the BN's were all up and down Highway 6. I would say average distance was 24 km or 15 miles.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:42:39 PM EDT
Very cool vid!! Thanks
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:57:46 PM EDT
According to the site you posted, it sounds like duds are a pretty serious problem. If there were indeed 20,000 munitions and 2-4% were duds, that leaves 400-800 unexploded bomblets for our guys to deal with later. Yuck.

Thanks for sharing!!!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:59:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:10:57 PM EDT
Tagged a big toe.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:26:05 PM EDT
Good video thanks.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:04:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swiseuf:
According to the site you posted, it sounds like duds are a pretty serious problem. If there were indeed 20,000 munitions and 2-4% were duds, that leaves 400-800 unexploded bomblets for our guys to deal with later. Yuck.

Thanks for sharing!!!



It's very true... My battery had an LAR company on our flank one night. They had three Marines play around with one. It went off wounding the three. One seriously. This is after every Marine was taught not to play with D-Cell batteries that have a white streamer attached to it. Normally we would call EOD. They would blow them in place.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:07:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Got_Guns:
"someone's gettin seriously fucked up down there"

Has anyone picked that up as a sig line, yet?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:53:16 AM EDT
Since I'm not a gunbunny, I need some further explanation.


Are those the actual rounds that are visible in the air? You can see in-flight arty through nods?



TOT means all the rounds are timed to impact at roughly the same time, right?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:39:23 AM EDT
awesome


just fucking awesome
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:48:55 AM EDT
tg
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:54:30 AM EDT
Any word on the damage assesment?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 12:45:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 12:49:13 PM EDT by RS0802]

Originally Posted By napalm:
Since I'm not a gunbunny, I need some further explanation.


Are those the actual rounds that are visible in the air? You can see in-flight arty through nods?



TOT means all the rounds are timed to impact at roughly the same time, right?



The BB part of BBDPICM stands for BASE BURN or BASE BLEED(even my pubs have it two different ways. It's a small flame that comes from the bottom of the round that fills the aero dynamic void left by the flat end of the round. The flame makes the air pass right over the rear of the round much like an airplane wing. It adds about 10km to the range of the round. What you are seeing is that flame through NVG's. You can also see it with the naked eye. It looks like red tracers flying through the air.

ETA: TOT Time on Target. You are right. The first intial volley lands at a certain time determined by whoever is calling for the mission. It is the most effective as troops will not prepared i.e. not in their holes. All you have to do is find your Time Of Flight and subtract it from that time. That's when you tell your battery to fire.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 12:54:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Any word on the damage assesment?



Estimates range from 1000-2000 personel with almost 100 pieces of military equipment(a few tanks, some bmps, mostly trucks, and some artillery pieces). People in the Division Fire Support Center said you could see all kinds of secondary's from the ammo dump. Before the rounds landed they said people were moving ammo into vehicles. The target was then shifted and repeated. Meaning we shot the same number of rounds again. The video from the UAV exists but I can not get my hands on it. Maybe one day I'll find the right person.

RS
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:16:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802:
The BB part of BBDPICM stands for BASE BURN or BASE BLEED(even my pubs have it two different ways. It's a small flame that comes from the bottom of the round that fills the aero dynamic void left by the flat end of the round. The flame makes the air pass right over the rear of the round much like an airplane wing. It adds about 10km to the range of the round. What you are seeing is that flame through NVG's. You can also see it with the naked eye. It looks like red tracers flying through the air.





Faaaaaaascinating. That makes a lot more sense, too. I thought arty rounds being hot enough to see through nods was a little out there.
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