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  • Interesting thread on the L119/M119

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    • Originally posted by paul g View Post
      None of the giraffe models we use can be used for counter battery

      acquiring LCMR for counter battery fire Is a no brainer they cost less than a million a piece and the latest version can even acquire drones
      That could be a software function rather than any physical limitations of the device itself.

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      • Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post

        That could be a software function rather than any physical limitations of the device itself.
        correct you can update the software and lithuania who also took advantage of the Norwegian Giraffe Mk IV/RBS-70 fire sale took that route,
        Last edited by paul g; 9 January 2023, 17:39.

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        • Originally posted by paul g View Post

          correct you can update the software and lithuania who also took advantage of the Norwegian Giraffe Mk IV/RBS-70 fire sale took that route,
          Interesting

          Giraffe 4A is longer ranged though (if/when the time comes could potentially be retained as a gap filler)

          Didn't know that about Lithuania
          Last edited by DeV; 9 January 2023, 17:59.

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          • If the media is correct and they’re looking at the tpy 4 for the air corps radar requirement then it would make more sense to acquire sentinel a4 radars on a one to one basis to replace the giraffes along with a battery of NASAMS

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            • Originally posted by paul g View Post
              If the media is correct and they’re looking at the tpy 4 for the air corps radar requirement then it would make more sense to acquire sentinel a4 radars on a one to one basis to replace the giraffes along with a battery of NASAMS
              Journalists being "correct" about defence matters? Like how every ship is a "Battleship" and every vehicle is a "tank"... I think it's likely to be far too early to say what the Primary Radar purchase might be.

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              • Originally posted by paul g View Post
                If the media is correct and they’re looking at the tpy 4 for the air corps radar requirement then it would make more sense to acquire sentinel a4 radars on a one to one basis to replace the giraffes along with a battery of NASAMS
                That or IRIS-T SLM or Sky Sabre/EMADS with CAMM-ER

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                • The Four Courts QF 18-pounder '9168' Field Gun - From Restoration to Museum Display

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                  • Great job!
                    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                      • question needs to be asked about the life time of the suspension and other parts of the vehicle

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                        • Absolutely the way we should be going for any arty replacements, upgrades or future capability for both mortar and gun systems.
                          An army is power. Its entire purpose is to coerce others. This power can not be used carelessly or recklessly. This power can do great harm. We have seen more suffering than any man should ever see, and if there is going to be an end to it, it must be an end that justifies the cost. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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                          • Some interesting kit, including mortars mounted in Piranha's on display

                            'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                            'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                            Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                            He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                            http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                            • AM General has the same mount on a Humvee but IMHO the Supercat is better suited. AFAIK the weapon is the short M119 (L119) rather than the L118 but in any case I wonder why they leave off the muzzle brake as its purpose is to reduce recoil?

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                              • Supercat make a great Recce vehicle too in the form of the Jackal 2/Coyote....you could have a common platform for Combat Support Recce and Fire Support.
                                What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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