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First to fire javelin in anger

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taric

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3PARA are the first unit to deploy on ops from the british army with the Javelin and with the many fantastical ops that are coming up on this tour which both of my mates are javelin section commanders in the FSG (fire support groups) out there and they say it's only a matter of time until they fire one in anger oooooooooooh!!!!!
 
#2
Great piece of kit got to have a 'play' on it when I did my PIOFV at Warminster admittedly only on an indoor trainer but still impressive though did leave the suits some what crumpled must have been a design flaw.
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Yeah i noticed that too but when i used the indoor trainer for the javelin while i was doing my MILAN course we were using the U.S. marines variant because the british have still got to update the software for the indoor trainer MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
 
#6
I was lucky enough to be invited to have a go on the Javelin Trainer down and the Anti Tank Training Wing at Warminster, and as a Tankie it put the shoiters up me.
A 2 minute TP on it and I was off, very simple piece of kit to use, and very deadly.

Is it true you guys are only allowed to fire 1 missile a year when training on the kit, because its so expensive, or is that just an urban myth? Seems shoite if its true.
 
#7
Um not sure if its the same but the RA in air defence have to fire 1000 consecutive hits on a trainer before they allowed anywhere near a live range I expect its the same principle.
RH
 
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TartanTerror said:
Is it true you guys are only allowed to fire 1 missile a year when training on the kit, because its so expensive, or is that just an urban myth? Seems shoite if its true.
I fired 16 milan in 7 years, so no! Still in my day it was 12 grand a pop
 
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Oh yes my freind that is very true and you're lookingat about 60,000 a missile if not more but don't quote me on that, but the javelin does not mean the end of the milan due to the fact you wouldn't want to use a javelin to do a job a less expensive weapon system can do so the platoons are 50/50 at the moment so that makes live firing quite interesting
 
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taric

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Yep the milan post is mounted on the rear of the WMIK and the javelin is secured to the front of the WMIK ready for the COMD to fire and he still has his gimpy mounted at the front and the other WMIK in the fsg has a .50 cal on top that's how my battalion are doing things
 
#13
Can't belive that in this day and age we are using ancient greek weapons! How far can a soldier throw a javelin? Is Tessa Sanderson and other former olympians helping out with the training?
 
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taric

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I think so but we've also been told to save money we must not break them as the primary school sportstore we borrowed them from wants them back in one piece
 
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taric said:
Oh yes my freind that is very true and you're lookingat about 60,000 a missile if not more but don't quote me on that, but the javelin does not mean the end of the milan due to the fact you wouldn't want to use a javelin to do a job a less expensive weapon system can do so the platoons are 50/50 at the moment so that makes live firing quite interesting
On the battlefield where does cost come into it?
 
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it doesn't but if you look at how 3para have deployed with milan and javelin on one wmik then you'd know cost has come into it because the bastards haven't give us enough cnuting javelins
 
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I think its more to do with Javelin being an angle attack weapon it never travels in a straight line its always on a slight curve, whereas MILAN being wire guided (I think) makes it much easier to target bunkers as well as other defences. So it may be partly down to cost but also to role because how many active and mobile tanks to the Taliban have in Afghanistan compared to static defences?
RH
 
#19
According to the font of military knowledge ( Soldier magazine ). Javelin has been deployed to Afghanistan but the missiles haven't, apparently the wrong uns haven't got any targets worthy of the expense of a missile.
More penny pinching = More lives lost.......
 
#20
Outstanding said:
OOh how exciting, please what a pathetic thread!
What a bell-end. Are you jealous because you're a sad REMF sat behind a desk with your fat belly and small penis, or do real soldiers (infantrymen) make you feel insignificant?

Anyway oxygen thief, my FSG will be the first to fire Javelin! 8)
 

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