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neutralizer    2/22/2006 4:29:12 AM
Commendably restrained, 2 rpg. HE newer than M107 and fuzed VT I hope. Is this the first operational fire mission by Canadian gunners since Korea?
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S-2    RE:(no subject)/Neutralizer/Arty Engineer Reply   2/22/2006 4:44:26 PM
I'm guessing that btry. size is four guns? Flank pieces firing the Illum with center platoon base piece firing two rounds in adjustment with a battery 2 rounds in effect? Are they still shooting M107 HE projos?
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neutralizer    RE:(no subject)/Neutralizer/Arty Engineer Reply   2/23/2006 4:33:34 AM
I assumed a standard 6 gun bty, but it could be a reduced establishment of 4. Alternatively it could be half an 8 gun bty but I don't think the Cdns have resurrected 8s.
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ArtyEngineer    RE:(no subject)/Neutralizer/Arty Engineer Reply   2/23/2006 9:18:17 AM
The canadians are using a 4 gun battery in A'stan, however I dont know if that is their regular mode of operation. Regarding ammunition, pretty sure they use the M107 HE round. Reason I am confident on this is that when they came down to Yuma to do a Fuze compatability test out of the M777 it was M107's and M795's they were shooting.
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neutralizer    RE:(no subject)/Neutralizer/Arty Engineer Reply   2/24/2006 3:00:04 AM
Normally 6 in the regular units I think, but I guess 4 makes snse if they've only taken delivery of 6 so far. On the other hand if you've only got 4 it would make sense to have a serious HE shell. Cheapskating again, I assume 777 has data for the modern US shell and I'd have thought that the UK trials would have cleared L15.
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