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ArmChairCivvy
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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 12 Nov 2018, 21:20

That's what I was after... and wings added later (if at all)?

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby jimthelad » 12 Nov 2018, 22:38

Not sure, i left quite a while ago, would need to check.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 01 Dec 2018, 14:19

What do you do once a sniper's nest has been spotted?

Put an AA cannon round trough it, from a rifle (!) https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/201 ... Newsletter ... of course
- hard to believe that it is all one-man portable (easily? says the article)
- and if the nest is hardened, use AP as opposed the HE

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Lord Jim » 01 Dec 2018, 19:26

Even better use an "Clever" round to punch through tthe wall and go bang inside.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 01 Dec 2018, 21:35

Lord Jim wrote:Even better


Would be, but I doubt that anyone makes them for AA use (that's where the barrel has been 'borrowed from'.
- even our coke-can CTA uses a sequence of three rounds: one for the hole, and two more, of AB kind, through the hole

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby RunningStrong » 02 Dec 2018, 08:25

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
Lord Jim wrote:Even better


Would be, but I doubt that anyone makes them for AA use (that's where the barrel has been 'borrowed from'.
- even our coke-can CTA uses a sequence of three rounds: one for the hole, and two more, of AB kind, through the hole

Not true. The CT40 Point Det can penetrate structures with it's electronic fuse.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 02 Dec 2018, 09:03

RunningStrong wrote: our coke-can CTA uses a sequence of three rounds: one for the hole, and two more, of AB kind, through the hole


Not true. The CT40 Point Det can penetrate structures with it's electronic fuse.


The General Purpose Round Point Detonating - Tracer (GPR-PD-T) High explosive munition
= true

If not even more true, but nevertheless can be more effective as per 3:30 to 3:40 on this one

to back up that what I said is not not-true = true (too :thumbup: )

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby RunningStrong » 02 Dec 2018, 09:41

ArmChairCivvy wrote:If not even more true, but nevertheless can be more effective as per 3:30 to 3:40 on this one

to back up that what I said is not not-true = true (too :thumbup: )

I'd take that Janes statement with a shovel of salt.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Lord Jim » 02 Dec 2018, 17:00

The CAT40 has the capability to use ammunition with smart fused, the French are going to use it on their new 6x6 Recce, but the question is whether the UK will spend the money to be able to use it. Mind you these are pretty big weapons for a Section to carry unless their waggon can be classed as part of the section :D


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