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Posted: 1/26/2006 5:47:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 5:57:59 PM EDT by LWilde]
Comrade Stalin was right when he stated, "Artillery is the God of War." This round is very kewl.

XM 982 Demo
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:52:28 PM EDT



Hrm, only works for 2 seconds.... Dont know why.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:


Hrm, only works for 2 seconds.... Dont know why.




Hmmm...I'll go and reload it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:55:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:


Hrm, only works for 2 seconds.... Dont know why.



+1
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:56:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde:

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:


Hrm, only works for 2 seconds.... Dont know why.




Hmmm...I'll go and reload it.



the artillary or the video?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:57:41 PM EDT
loading stopped at beginning..."operation timed out"
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:59:44 PM EDT
I reloaded it. This time it ran for about 20 seconds.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:01:03 PM EDT
It just worked for me perfectly.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:02:22 PM EDT
Ghey.

Not worth it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:03:26 PM EDT
Cool airburst...works fine for me.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:03:27 PM EDT
They need to include video of after effects.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:04:19 PM EDT
The excalibur.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:04:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 6:06:03 PM EDT by Dilbert_556]
It ran all the way through for me. Damn, that is just plain NASTY! It makes the foxhole obsolete.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:05:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde:
It just worked for me perfectly.



Fucking awesome! I love the way it blows up mid-air. What kind of proximity fuze does it use?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:07:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By LWilde:
It just worked for me perfectly.



Fucking awesome! I love the way it blows up mid-air. What kind of proximity fuze does it use?



Because of the endgame speed, I suspect they use a laser fuse. Could be RF...but can't say from the data provided. Google Excalibur. Maybe we can find out.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:09:38 PM EDT
very cool
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:09:58 PM EDT
what is that thing? it looks preety freaking devistating. looks like it exploded right before impact? was that shrapnel spraying out?

any specs on that round?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:10:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Ghey.

Not worth it.



Go home.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:11:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eli822:
They need to include video of after effects.




tHAT'S WHAT i WAS THINKING ... DRIVE UP AND SHOW SOME SHOTS OF THE HOLES IN THE TRUCKS

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:15:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pdynak:
what is that thing? it looks preety freaking devistating. looks like it exploded right before impact? was that shrapnel spraying out?

any specs on that round?



155 mm, guided projectile. The VT fuze is RF however, optimal height of burst is at 7 meters. I believe the round also has a NSB (Near Surface Burst) mode, which would explain the slightly lower than desired HOB. Angle of fall also effects burst height, because of the side lob like pattern of the radar, high angle shots have a much lower HOB than a low angle shot.

Technically it is fragmentation, since Shrapnel is a specific munition type not really in use anymore because it was found less than effective in WWI.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:19:08 PM EDT
That will ruin many peoples day .
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:23:15 PM EDT
Would have been much better if they had a battery on line firing at once in the same area.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:25:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Ghey.

Not worth it.



+1

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:30:47 PM EDT
The use of PGMs for artillery, eliminates some of the need for massed fires. Automated technical gunnery, GPS and chronographs have eliminated most of the need for large formation massed fires, today we can get the effect with a battery than the in WWII would have required a battalion of more of guns to achieve. With the increased accuracy of being able to place the round next to any precision located grid, the need for putting allot of rounds out to make up for inherent inaccuracy kind of goes away.

Massed fires may become only necessary for suppression, but I would think that M795 vice this round would be used for that since cost is much less. Ft Sill is also testing the LCCM (Low Cost Component Munition) trajectory correcting fuze. This will give a similar capacity to dumb munitions.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:38:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Ghey.

Not worth it.



+1



You have to appreciate the fact that you are not in the impact zone to like this video. OUCH!
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