One of my waccy notions again, but read please...




 
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May 7th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: One of my waccy notions again, but read please...


Well, this Israeli company came up with the Idea of using mortar shels with cameras in them instead of a warhead. The Camera is fitted in a special shell(82mm if im not mistaken) has a parachute and and slowly drops to the groud sending video of enemy movments and such, and is meant for use as a tactical aid to commanders in the field...Anyways, this works very well in trials. So I was wondering(and, this might have allready been thought of) why not have AT mortar shells? I mean, a bigger mortar(120mm maybe?) could fire a mortar shell wich contains a AT-Heat seeking warhead. When it reaches a cerain altitude, the shell will come apart, and the warhead will have a small rocket engine to guide it to the target below...Think about it...From behind a ridge, a battery of mortars aims its fire on the enemy as it travels down a road....They never know what hit them....Well, yeah, I know its out there, just wondering if its possible at all, and dose it sound like a good idea?!
May 7th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
We actually already have bombs with submunitions that do that, can't think of their name right now (maybe one of the Zoomies knows?).
May 7th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
The Swedish have the STRIX 120mm anti-tank mortar.
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May 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
There are several different Arty shells with that capacity.
I'll return later with some more info...

AHOA!
May 7th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: thanks


Well, there goes my patent...Still curios, any info about these will be welcomed.
May 7th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
well

copperhead artillary rounds do just that...fly, find and attack.


http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m712.htm


hows that for worrying about whats coming at you?
May 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
There are also several interesting things for the MLRS.

BAT (Brilliant Anti-armor Technology) is one of them:
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/atacms-bat.htm

LOCAAS (Low Cost Autonomous Attack System) can be fitted in ATACMS:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...ons/locaas.htm


And for 155mm:

BONUS
http://www.giat-industries.fr/asp/us...tech_bonus.pdf
Video: http://www.giat-industries.fr/video/prod_bonus.rm

SMArt 155
http://www.giws.de/texte/english/smart.htm
http://www.global-defence.com/1997/SMArt155.html
May 7th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Strix:

mms://qstream-31.qbrick.com/01580/01580_1344_3_wis_l.wmv


The bonus is also nice.

Demonstration of weapons video:

http://www.boforsdefence.com/3d_300k_v8.wmv
May 8th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: lol


Good for artillary guys, bad for tankers. Thanks all.