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Thread: Army chooses composite case ammo for testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocGKR View Post
    Nope. Just advertising hype. This is one of THREE different ammo types selected for further testing for the flawed NGSW program...
    Doc, you're talking as if we have a $1 trillion per year deficit going and need to impose realistic, and cost-sensitive, goals when selecting new weapons. Big Army doesn't play that way. Big Army believes in magic and thus thinks that by spending a bit more money and waiving a magic wand, the laws of physics can be effortlessly repealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep View Post
    Doc, you're talking as if we have a $1 trillion per year deficit going and need to impose realistic, and cost-sensitive, goals when selecting new weapons. Big Army doesn't play that way. Big Army believes in magic and thus thinks that by spending a bit more money and waiving a magic wand, the laws of physics can be effortlessly repealed.
    Yep, but it looks GREAT on a PowerPoint presentation 😬 “sarcasm”
    Shumba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shumba View Post
    Yep, but it looks GREAT on a PowerPoint presentation 😬 “sarcasm”
    Shumba
    Well that is a good point: "Embracing the 21st Century: Increasing warfighter lethality by leveraging new cutting-edge technological innovations and discoveries that allow the 2025 Advanced Weapons System to no longer be bound by the archaic limits of Newtonian Physics," would be a totally awesome title for a 200 slide Power Point presentation on the subject.

    The old Robert McNamara Pentagon would have loved Power Point because it would have expressed so well who they were. They did Advanced Weapons Systems too. Like the M-551 Sheridan Airborne Assault/Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle. It wasn't going to be confined by mere physics either. It was going to be air-droppable by advanced parachute systems even though it weighed around 15 tons.

    The good news for the McNamara-ites was that it indeed proved to be air-droppable.

    The bad news is that you could only do it once and then had to pick up the pieces.

    So they moved on to figuring out how best to micro-manage a war by computerized data, and lucky enough for them Vietnam came along!

    And anyway somewhat later someone figured out how to allow the M-551 to deploy on what was called a LAPES (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System--you have to love the acronyms) drop. Which sometimes even worked!

    After all who needs the laws of physics when you have Power Point!

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    I never understood why anyone would throw people or vehicles out of functioning aircraft.
    At least in a CH46 we had chance of arriving undamaged.
    Shumba

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