USMC Cannon cockers get 22 mile arty kill

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by jumpinjarhead, Aug 16, 2012.

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  1. Amazing CEP!!
  2. "Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., dropped the 155mm M982 Excalibur round on insurgents 36 kilometers away — more than 22 miles"

    Sounds like things are going downhill in California?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
  3. Nice. What's the flight time for one of those rounds at that distance I wonder? You'd have to be sure your target wasn't going to get up and walk away once you'd called it in!
  4. Will NGS slowly be phased out within a generation or two.
  5. Long range sniping?
  6. fu2

    fu2 LE

    And no blue on blue. Amazing.
  7. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

  8. The round is gps guided and it can track armour an.d change it's course, probably not for terry but perhaps they called in the rounds once thet set up for the night.

    For me one of the most amazing things is that the on board electronics survive something like 12000 g forces on firing and to fu2 they are capable of tracking and avoiding blue on blue, so long as you know where they are?!
  9. Thats an amazing gun, JJH - who makes it? ;-)
  10. wasnt this system on the Future weapons show a couple of years back ? good to see the end result is working well !
  11. You can get any colour you want.

    As long as the colour you want is olive green.
  12. Looking at the picture in the link 2 thoughts come to mind:
    1. Other people pose for pictures with their kids in their arms.
    2. The troops in that Unit don't need to do weight training.