AS90 in Afgan?

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by fluffer, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Are there currently any AS90's deployed in Afganistan or do the gunners get attached to infantry units etc etc?
  2. No AS90 in theatre. The gunners from the AS90 regiments re-train to Light Gun for the duration of the tour.
  3. Thanks for that FA
  4. Not that im really bothered but why no AS90's in herrick theatre?
  5. Spot on....the lads who deployed on Herrick 8 with my lot also did pre-deployment in Kenya with us on the CALFEX, not sure what Artillery unit they were but had just come over from Germany with very little time to convert from AS90 to 105's. Poor *******!!! ;)
  6. MLRS deals with targets Light gun cant.

  7. Because you can ship two MLRS for every one AS90.
  8. fair enough, makes sense
  9. But ammo takes up more space and is more expensive.

    GMLRS provides greater accuracy which equates to less collateral damage than a battery of guns. I suspect it is also less manpower intensive to operate, but someone in the know will have to comment on that.