Wind Tables

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  1. Hardysa

    Hardysa Old-Salt

    Could someone point me in the direction of a set of Wind tables used for WHTs pls, either here or via PM's?

    thanks

    H
     
  2. Aiming Off for Wind
    The effects of wind on the passage of a bullet are:
    a. Only a wind blowing across the front at ranges greater than 100 metres will
    make the bullet veer considerably. To allow for this, aim off into the wind; the
    direction of the wind can be determined by its effect on the face, trees, dust and
    smoke. The amount to aim off is determined by the strength of the wind:
    (1) A fresh wind has an appreciable effect on bushes and thin branches
    of trees and can be distinctly felt on the side of the face. It would cause
    range flags to stand about halfway out from the pole.
    (2) A strong wind has a noticeable effect on tree tops and lifts dust off
    dry ground. Range flags would tend to strain away from their poles.
    b. In windy conditions at ranges of greater than 100 metres the following
    points of aim relative to the Figure 11 targets should be used for Fresh Wind
    (16 km/h) and Strong Wind (32 km/h).
    (1) Fresh Wind 200 metres: POA is halfway between the centre and
    edge of the target.
    (2) Strong Wind 200 metres: POA is the edge of the target.
    (3) Fresh Wind 300 metres: POA is the edge of the target.
    (4) Strong Wind 300 metres: POA is one target width from the centre
    of the target.
     
  3. Hardysa

    Hardysa Old-Salt

    Magic, thank you very much indeed.
     
  4. plw1970

    plw1970 Guest

    Get yourself a representative figure 11 target and get the students to point out the correct point of aim at relevent distancese: see the comment above.

    If you are a qualified SAA Instr you should already know this, if not you should not be conducting WHT's. :headbang:
     
  5. HVM_Boy

    HVM_Boy War Hero


    is it not correct that RCOs with SA(B)90 (or any similiar qual) can do WHTs if they completed their course after 2002ish?? Obviously they are not SAA instructors, but i believe they can test WHTs prior to live firing.

    Right or wrong?


    /awaits SASC Range Nazis quoting from PAM 21.
     
  6. black_maskers

    black_maskers Old-Salt

    I had to be SAA instructor before gaining SA(B)90, that was in 2000, it is probably in the back of the PAM can't remember which one, or check with your training wing.
     
  7. 6! Coaches can do WHT but they can't carry out remedial when a chopper fails! Skiller time!
     
  8. troopie

    troopie Old-Salt

    HVM_boy you're talking b*llocks. Where did you hear that? The only people who can conduct WHT are qualified, current, competent SAA (from SCBC) or AA SAA Instructors.

    RCOs conduct ranges, SAA instruct and test. Simple.

    See AOSP Vol 1, paras 0207 and 0332.
     
  9. Me!_Amph!!

    Me!_Amph!! Old-Salt

    If some of the RCO's ive seen taught WHT's then god we'd be in trouble, didnt do 6 weeks AASAA Course just to be the same as a RMQ RCO.
     
  10. Me!_Amph!!

    Me!_Amph!! Old-Salt

    If some of the RCO's ive seen taught WHT's then god we'd be in trouble, didnt do 6 weeks AASAA Course just to be the same as a RMQ RCO.