Originally Posted by Old Grump
Oh dear God, let this be a joke.
How about some range time and marksmanship training instead? How about we don't go to war unless there is a declared war and we go in to win with everything we have available for the fight?
Forget Gizmos and Gee Whizz tech until it is proven technology and small enough you don't need 3 men and a wheel barrow to haul it around.
Yeah, okay, I am a dinosaur, so sue me.
Peace through superior training, tactics and deployment of fire power
Australia has never had the overwealming firepower the US had although having seen our F111's operate a few times , i wish they where still in service..
but this initiated in the firestorm project and advanced to the f88 project
the ammo for which , is the basis for this system
it has its use, 1-2 per 10 man squad i can see , its like a programmable blooper round , with double the range , i've not used one in combat , but on the range , yes and i'm impressed, id love to frag trenches with these things
but to replace every AR and SAW in a platoon with these ??
heres the aussie verson still in trial from 2006
this uses the metal storm version of the ammo and holds 3 rounds of the 40 mm version
now a US guy who has fired both the Australian metalstorm and the new US system says the US smaller call version is even better for a point target detonation ( fragging) , he's a smart troop so i wont doubt his word on the weapon, but its deployment ??
but i think every squad should have a long riflle too ..
i'm a dinosaur in my own way ,
but at least ours still has a rifle as the base weapon is my thinking ,
we'll have 1-2 per squad by the end of the year and 2-3 M-203 style attachment per squad as well
the smart round technology is great has a real use , but has its limits
a 5.56 through the bean is a way better solution in every respect
( i prefer 7.62 ) meeeeehhhh everyone is different