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anons of /k/ who served and uses MILES, what is your experience with it? Is it an actually useful training tool?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I never once had that shit work properly for me and cleaning it for turn in was a complete b***h

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    used it a lot in the 82nd. (No experience with the vehicle gear)

    it usually worked, but was way more inaccurate than your actual rifle, since very few people cared enough to zero it. and new privates were always losing their MILES gear, leading to much yelling.

    The Javelin MILES was an overcomplicated mess. horribly expensive, heavier than the actual Javelin, it had all this functionality to auto-report shots fired that never worked, the batteries drained rapidly.....just a royal pain in the ass. The basic "shoot stuff and maek light blink" worked, though.

    overall it's not a bad tool, but it's pretty rough around the edges and overpriced, and there's so many little details that aren't realistic that you can use to cheat. I mean besides "taking out the batteries", NCOs always check for that lol.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used the god gun to turn my M4 into a MK19. BLUEFOR was crying.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Explain?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The OC/T has something we liked to call the "god gun" it can kill people, revive them, designate what kind of weapon system the laser is attached to, so you can use that thing to tell the system that your M4 is now a Mk19. You can tell it it's an AT4, so you can kill vehicles. Hell, I never tried it, but I'm pretty sure you can tell it you're an armored vehicle, so that nobody can kill you.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm pretty sure you can tell it you're an armored vehicle, so that nobody can kill you.
          Somewhere, some lucky E4s have gotten to play laser tag with a simulated mecha haven't they

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Hell, I never tried it, but I'm pretty sure you can tell it you're an armored vehicle, so that nobody can kill you.
          TANKITY TANKITY TANKITY

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/rwd9oyC.jpg

          [...]
          Pic related: The God Gun.

          Learning that the US Military has their own version of the Gmod toolgun made my fricking day lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The OC/T has something we liked to call the "god gun" it can kill people, revive them, designate what kind of weapon system the laser is attached to, so you can use that thing to tell the system that your M4 is now a Mk19. You can tell it it's an AT4, so you can kill vehicles. Hell, I never tried it, but I'm pretty sure you can tell it you're an armored vehicle, so that nobody can kill you.

        Pic related: The God Gun.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >But gunny, whadaya mean "You're a tank now, son"?
          >I mean, you're a tank, now get out there and tank like no tank's ever tank'd before

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Had some training exercises with MILES 2 in a tank and any time something even farted in our direction it was "weapon systems damaged" which meant all the guns were disabled. The gps minefield thing worked pretty well. Installation of the system was a pain in the ass though.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vehicle MILES kept going off and killing me. We had to put an mre bag over the flashing light and I spent most of the exercise dead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Now you're making me sad that I didn't try it. I low-key want to be a Zaku II.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Saw one post here like 5 years ago saying that their MILES gear worked with both a flash sensor and a microphone to detect the blanks going off, but anon and his squadmates figured out they could just tap the receiver with an open hand and the microphone would pick it up as a valid gunshot so they played the entire wargame with the infinite ammo cheat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      MILES detects vibrations in the weapon, so yes, if you drop your weapon or give it a hard tap it will "fire."

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    does the 'winning' side get like extra cookies at the chow hall or something? is there incentive to win in the battle simulations?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Presumably you'd get less death by powerpoint since you won't have to be debriefed about every moronic decision you made.
      But now that I have thought about it for a couple of seconds, maybe if you win you're not actually off the hook because it's like the special Olympics, even when you win you're still moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you take it seriously you won’t die as quick in a real fight is the idea

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The A3 Bradley does not have enough additional turret power to run all the normal systems and MILES at the same time. Installing MILES on a Bradley inevitably means that something in the turret will take a shit and randomly stop working. A lot of the times it’s the IBAS, Turret Drive, or the CIV. I understand the A4 Brad has way more turret power to account for this specifically (the big brother system used during gunnery/live fire is the same way) but it’s a known issue with the A3 and it drives me up the frickin’ wall.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Used the MILES that was fixed to tanks when I was in the 3rd ID. Worked like shit and the individual MILES gear was shit too, absolute pain in the ass to unpack and repack.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its a good tool IF it it is set up correctly, and IF all the pieces are working (like a christmas tree liggt with a bad bulb), AND IF it is calibrated correctly. 99% of the time one or more of these is keeping it from working and no one knows how to set it up right. In reality, its expensive trash thats just another reason for Joe Snuffy to get raped with statements of charges. Only people who know how to set up their shit are dedicated OPFOR for places like JRTC or NTC..and lets be real..we all know they only calibrate their weapons to work..

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    used it twice, never worked right

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vehicle miles have always been straight shit. The wiring fricks with your vehicles which are barely running to begin with. Plus is finnicky and will declare you dead if there is a strong breeze. Then the damn stuff gets snagged on shit, falls off, gets smashed by something, people steal it etc.
    Individual MILES works when its calibrated..which is never.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    has there been any successful force on force training tools that isn't straight up stick fight or gaytricide?

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