Splash

#1
Hi All,

I've been out nearly 20 years now, but having a debate with an fellow ex drop short, as to when and where 'splash' is used and whether its used in conjunction with any form of correction.

Does anyone, who is up to speed have the DS answer please?

Many thanks.
 
#2
You are going to get so much sh*te come your way calling yourself and "ex D*** s**** on a Gunner Forum.
 
#3
Used in air observed mission 5 seconds before fall of shot. Does not need to be read back by the OP.
 
#6
odd_job said:
No offence meant! However having served 10 years, I feel that if I wish to refer to MYSELF as an ex drop short I can! Plank!
Quite right, cos thats what WE all call YOU! Welcome by the way.
 
#8
I prefer Gun Bunnie, but if you want to call yourself that your quite entitled too. I will put it down to your low self esteem.
 
#9
Used by the Ack to the rest of the firing party to indicate that your rounds are landing in 5 seconds. Everyone should look in, over their binos to observe the 'splash'.

The correction is then made to adjust the rounds.

msr
 
#10
Used by the JTAC to indicate he has got a DH on the tgt and smashed all the bad guys. Thus proving he is indeed the hardest bloke on the battlefield, dashingly handsome and the king of the FST
 
#11
easymoney said:
I prefer Gun Bunnie, but if you want to call yourself that your quite entitled too. I will put it down to your low self esteem.
With you now. Gun Bunnies are a specialism, whereas Drop Short is a generic term for all ranks past and present from the Royal Regiment.
 
#12
commzmeanzbombz said:
Used in air observed mission 5 seconds before fall of shot. Does not need to be read back by the OP.
Is that a change in VP? since we were always required to reply with a "Splash Out" which was normally the cue for everyone to take a peek at another awesome target round.. :)
 
#13
odd_job said:
easymoney said:
I prefer Gun Bunnie, but if you want to call yourself that your quite entitled too. I will put it down to your low self esteem.
With you now. Gun Bunnies are a specialism, whereas Drop Short is a generic term for all ranks past and present from the Royal Regiment.
Muzzle maggots or Shellheads were other names oft used, by those of us who weren't involved with the gun side of life :p :D If you were a Gunner, then call yourself what you like, it's up to you?

Splash over...Splash out
 
#14
In 94 the gun bunnies in 5 Bty always referred to the locators as 'spuds' because locator sounds a bit like potato. Probably. A bit.
 
#15
Double_Duck said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
Used in air observed mission 5 seconds before fall of shot. Does not need to be read back by the OP.
Is that a change in VP? since we were always required to reply with a "Splash Out" which was normally the cue for everyone to take a peek at another awesome target round.. :)
Is not VP! Its FIRE ORDERS and its correct that its not a requirment for the Observer to read Splash back, however he can if he so wishes.
 
#16
pug27 said:
Double_Duck said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
Used in air observed mission 5 seconds before fall of shot. Does not need to be read back by the OP.
Is that a change in VP? since we were always required to reply with a "Splash Out" which was normally the cue for everyone to take a peek at another awesome target round.. :)
Is not VP! Its FIRE ORDERS and its correct that its not a requirment for the Observer to read Splash back, however he can if he so wishes.
I'm with cnb on this, when I was doing this, it was always taught to read back 'splash out'. It is both VP and Fire Orders, or was in the 80s/early 90s.

It was always used with air OP's and when requested on other occasions, ie 'report splash'.
 
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cloudbuster

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#17
Struggling to remember my AOP training, but ISTR that "Splash, Out" was optional, particulary as, on hearing "Splash, Over" you may be struggling with the controls as you got back into a position where you might spot the fall of shot. :)
 
#19
The report of splash is used in both VP and Fire Orders.
If conducting an Arty Target Indication Mission on Battlegroup Net where the observer is a non Arty Foo the procedure is conducted using VP and splash will be sent to the FOO who will pass on to the actual observer the same report.
If conducting a Fire Mission on the Arty Net the observer may request report of splash at any stage in the adjustment or effect phase of the mission.
If the observer conducting the mission is an AOP then the report of splash is sent by the BCP by convention and is not required to be read back by the observer(also by convention) for the reasons stated by Cloudbuster as above. If memory serves...... :D
 
#20
Also. The 5 second splash report can be adjusted by the OP requesting a different time. 5 seconds not necessarily being enough time to get in position for an air OP. ie. "Report splash 15 over"

Was also not necessary to repeat it back as the FOO/Ack/Sig tended to be a bit busy at the time.
 
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