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by Voldemort
16 Apr 2019, 14:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

Lord Jim wrote:I do like how the Finns have organised things, it seems they have a set organisation, and transport is used when applicable


Organisation is set and transport is organic. Jägers in regional troops have either BVs, tractors or XAs as transport.
by Voldemort
16 Apr 2019, 12:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

Suppression eats ammo at fearsome rate no matter what calibre. Suppression would only be used in an under fire extraction of personnel or in the final stage of a section assault. I think what we are referring to is covering fire, ie 'If i stick my head up I MIGHT get slotted' not 'Holy shit if you ...
by Voldemort
15 Apr 2019, 22:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

In Finland all infantry are jägers. The most common type of infantry would be those in battlegroups. The BGs are over 2000 strong, jäger companies depending on whether they're mounted in XAs are 260-300 strong and have 3/4 jäger platoons each 40+ strong depending on vehicle type. Each platoon has c...
by Voldemort
15 Apr 2019, 21:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

In Finland all infantry are jägers. The most common type of infantry would be those in battlegroups. The BGs are over 2000 strong, jäger companies depending on whether they're mounted in XAs are 260-300 strong and have 3/4 jäger platoons each 40+ strong depending on vehicle type. Each platoon has co...
by Voldemort
04 Apr 2019, 19:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 48
Views: 3241
Location: Finland

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

It looks like they are casting the net wide with the ideal, on the understanding that they won’t get it, but judging the balance of what is offered. That said, some of it looks like a typo. 20 rounds per minute? That’s 1 tonne in shells alone. Over 10 minutes it’s more rounds than you’d be likely t...
by Voldemort
02 Mar 2019, 14:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 230
Views: 15054
Location: Finland

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

What UK needs is some proper Finnish hardware.
by Voldemort
12 Jan 2019, 18:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

Lord Jim wrote:Thinking about it, I think the 50 Cal had a Firing Post with foldable legs called the M63


M2 has quite a bit slower RoF than NSV which makes it less suitable for AA.
by Voldemort
10 Jan 2019, 13:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

on top of ATV. The tripod can be set in low setting to allow more stable firing I understand; that the high setting is for anything up in the sky? Otherwise it would nicely replicate out Panther set up (the 50 cal not being able to fire sideways... not that the improvised US Stryker gun could do th...
by Voldemort
10 Jan 2019, 13:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

and one NSV which is known as ITKK 96 The prime mover for that beast is not shown on the piccie (the gunner looks happy... as he did not have to carry it?) It can be carried by three man team quite easily or on top of ATV. The tripod can be set in low setting to allow more stable firing even withou...
by Voldemort
10 Jan 2019, 13:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
Voldemort wrote:three fireteams. Two PKMs

Pretty good going :thumbup:


Jäger platoon can support its maneuver with six PKMs and one NSV which is known as ITKK 96 or antiair machinegun model 96 here.
by Voldemort
09 Jan 2019, 19:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

In Finland our jäger squads are nine strong, divided into three fireteams. Two PKMs, LAWs and APILAS depending on situation. Atleast one RK with ACOG. Then there's claymores, AT mines and such.
by Voldemort
13 Sep 2018, 20:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

We (Finland) have moved to having battlegroup as de facto main type of formation. They're more of a half brigade than battalion (+). Battlegroup includes 3-4 jäger companies, HQ and signals company, mortar company, artillery battalion, CSS company and engineer company. How does that work for you, a...
by Voldemort
13 Sep 2018, 20:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: GMLRS and the future
Replies: 11
Views: 1417
Location: Finland

Re: GMLRS and the future

Much rather I'd pay attention to volume of fire. SFMs with tens of skeets like Bonus raining down EFP death or FAE to take out your hidy hole and the next block too.
by Voldemort
13 Sep 2018, 19:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36231
Location: Finland

Re: Section infantry weapons

We (Finland) have moved to having battlegroup as de facto main type of formation. They're more of a half brigade than battalion (+). Battlegroup includes 3-4 jäger companies, HQ and signals company, mortar company, artillery battalion, CSS company and engineer company.
by Voldemort
30 Jul 2018, 06:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 198
Views: 10889
Location: Finland

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

We need to remember that counter battery radars are reasonably inaccurate and M30/31 rockets have metric accuracy meaning they'll miss most of the time if shot with radar target designation. They are not good for area fires which counter battery is. The M30 is a guided submunition rocket, although ...
by Voldemort
29 Jul 2018, 20:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 198
Views: 10889
Location: Finland

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

We need to remember that counter battery radars are reasonably inaccurate and M30/31 rockets have metric accuracy meaning they'll miss most of the time if shot with radar target designation. They are not good for area fires which counter battery is.
by Voldemort
28 Jul 2018, 11:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 198
Views: 10889
Location: Finland

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

They had such long range due to different breech than what NATO JBMOU has stated as standard. Long ranges are with 25L breech where as NATO standard is 23L which also means different charge system.
by Voldemort
26 Jul 2018, 18:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 198
Views: 10889
Location: Finland

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

With RAP ammo, I listed ranges that normal ammo has.
by Voldemort
26 Jul 2018, 16:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 198
Views: 10889
Location: Finland

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

L118 is still a great gun and the caliber is nothing to be scoffed at. There are loads of good targets for it and no armoured unit will just ride through an artillery barrage. 105mm can mission kill any tank and damage the drivetrain. It's great for supporting troops in contact, has great RoF and sh...

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