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Subject: First engagement for CAESAR
FCUS    10/1/2009 5:30:26 PM
Deployed in A-Stan since August 09, the CAESAR made its first engagement (tir opérationnel). It was asked to provide support for the 2nd company of the 3rd marine infantry regiment (RIMa), involved in the "Camel Trophy" operation (offensive reco of the Vermont MSR, located between the Tagab FOB and lake Naghlu). The gunners of the 11th Marine Artillery Regiment (RAM) shot around 12 155mm shells to disengage the RIMa infantry at a distance of 29km, with "an accuracy in line with the requirements" (précision conforme aux spécifications) source: (in french)
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mabie       10/3/2009 12:09:10 PM
Is it normal for the shell to be glowing after leaing the barrel? Never seen that before..
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schwifty       10/3/2009 12:23:34 PM
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mabie       10/4/2009 10:44:42 PM
Yeah, that's probably it. I was puzzled  because I'd seen videos of tanks firing sabot rounds whose tips were starting to glow from ari friction.. but that was after having flown a couple of kilometers.. not the same thing obviously.
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