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Pentagon delays mortars sought by commanders
« on: September 29, 2012, 11:19:29 AM »

Offline Chieftain

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Re: Pentagon delays mortars sought by commanders
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 09:03:34 PM »
A good mortar system can be worth more than artillery because a mortar round packs more explosive than a shell, because the mortar case doesn't have to be as dense because it doesn't get the same loading on firing.  Anything that improves the accuracy of a mortar round on target is a very good thing.....


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Re: Pentagon delays mortars sought by commanders
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 11:28:04 PM »
I remember reading about smart mortars in Popular Mechanics in the early 80s.  The idea that you could be hiding in your foxhole minding your own business when a smart mortar delivers you to the promised life. :patriot:  A hateful happening for sure.
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Re: Pentagon delays mortars sought by commanders
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 11:41:53 PM »
So if these mortars are desired and effective, why are they being held up?   Seems to me this is a Panetta problem


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