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Subject: Artillery duels
Herc the Merc    6/7/2005 4:37:52 PM
Which country wins- the last major Artillery use was in the Kashmir war in 1999 with Bofors 155mm (used by India), I can;'t think of any other major Artillery use in the last 10years..
 
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Yimmy    RE:Artillery duels   6/7/2005 4:39:25 PM
A fair amount of artillery was used in Gulf War II.
 
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MadRat    RE:Gulf War II   6/8/2005 9:38:03 AM
Its hard to hit scoot & shoot.
 
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Carl S    RE:Gulf War II   8/20/2005 12:37:54 PM
Collapsing the Iraqi command & control had as much to do with the lack of 'artillery duels' as anything else. Generally the Iraqi artillery was air struck, counter fired, and overun, before it recived any usefull target info. When they did get fire orders the targets were often long gone. According to the Field Artillery Journal, in Desert Storm just one of the 30+ Iraqi CBR was activated, & was destroyed "imeadiatly" due to signal intel locating it. Not much of a duel.
 
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neutralizer    RE:Gulf War II   8/21/2005 6:21:53 AM
Not entirely true, Brit 105mm btys did have some work overcoming attempts by Iraqi 122mm and 152mm btys to destroy them, even had to move to alternative positions, first time that's happened since about 1944. It was also at night. Of course the Iraqis lacked good Tgt Acq and this gave the Brits the advantage they needed (Mamba, ASP, UAVs).
 
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Carl S    RE:Gulf War II   8/21/2005 10:40:27 AM
Any info on how the Iraqis located the Brits? & How they organized and executed the attacks?
 
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neutralizer    RE:Gulf War II   8/22/2005 7:52:17 AM
Nothing reported but Iraq had acquired all sorts of stuff from all sorts of sources over the years. They also used a few 'large' rockets.
 
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