DPM_Sheep said:Precisely my point.
I know I'm looking at a pair of reporters, so when I see a long cylindrical object I think camera tripod and a dark L sharped object being carried under one arm I think, DSLR with big telephoto lens.
If I was an Apache pilot look for insurgents and I see a long cylindrical object, I'm going to think RPG. I see a dark L-shaped object I'm going to think AK. I see one of them get on the ground and point those objects round the corner into a contact, I'm going to think Insurgents and then I'm gonna blast the bastards.
The follow up may have been a bit much, but if your already faily confident your dealing with insurgents you're not going to be thinking "what if they civvies?" You'd second guess yourself into indecisiveness.
Totally Agree with this.
In a war zone, the pilot isn't going to see a long 'RPG like' object, and think "Canon 300mm lens", they're obviousily going to think its a RPG.