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Subject: palidin vs towed 155 what roles?
fred79    4/5/2003 11:25:09 PM
my question is what are teh different role between teh paliden system and the towed 155. since they are basically the same weapon some thing has to provide a need for both platforms.
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god of war    RE:palidin vs towed 155 what roles?   4/30/2003 6:38:07 PM
Can you helicopter a paladin into jungle combat? NO! But, can a 155 take small arms fire and keep up with tanks? NO! In 'Nam, we just helicoptered 155s into position. In Iraq, paladins supported armor.
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Texastillidie    RE:palidin vs towed 155 what roles?   4/4/2005 7:43:50 PM
The towed 155 can be airlifted by a Blackhawk. Check out You will find that light infantry divisions will have towed 155's and heavy formations such as Mech Infantry, Armored Divisions, etc. have Paladins. Marine formations are always light, so they use towed artillery. Texastillidie
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TriggaFingaz    Name   5/19/2005 5:24:28 PM
Does 'Paladin' refer to all M109s or only the A-6 version?
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ArtyEngineer    RE:Name   5/19/2005 6:25:46 PM
Im pretty sure its just the A6 version.
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