CROWS

If you can get molotovs and frag grenades to hit the optical systems of a CROWS, would that be enough to make it combat ineffective? If so, does the gunner just keeping pressing the fire button for general suppression or are they supposed to be Safety Sam and leave it alone because they can't see what they're shooting at?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >kid picked last in gym asks if its possible to hole in one a gun turret

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >IF
    Huge if.

    The only realistic way is with a FPV nowadays, before that was practically impossible -which is the reason why they don't have any kind of optics armor-
    Against sentry you always lose if your opponent isn't moronic or lazy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about in urban or cave environment where you can get close?
      (PrepHole here just trying to make a scene more or less believable)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        see gaza, you can do it, but you'll die miserably

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >IF
          Huge if.

          The only realistic way is with a FPV nowadays, before that was practically impossible -which is the reason why they don't have any kind of optics armor-
          Against sentry you always lose if your opponent isn't moronic or lazy.

          thank you

          >kid picked last in gym asks if its possible to hole in one a gun turret

          not you

          https://i.imgur.com/xlrRRYY.jpeg

          I always preferred the crooOOOOWWWWWW!!!

          I dont even know what this means

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't even know what this means
            You're a zoomer.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Away with you, child!

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          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Away with you, child!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I dont even know what this means

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't even know what this means
              You're a zoomer.

              Away with you, child!

              what is it like being really old and on PrepHole

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >cave environment
        Please explain to me how the frick one would EVER have to fight a tank in a fricking cave.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          More like an APC or an MRAP.
          And the cave is like a mine shaft.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I always preferred the crooOOOOWWWWWW!!!

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look up the answers to people who asked why cant they just go upto a tank and molotov the vital parts OP. The same applies here.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    o;

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Say the line, CROWSjak!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *turns your internal organs into red mist*

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, if you blow up an optic it stops working. However compare the effective range of a M2 .50 bmg with thermals and optics to a thrown grenade with a MK1 eyeball.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You’re also able to disable a tank by dropping a grenade in its barrel. It doesn’t mean it’s likely.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see why you couldn't blind fire it depending on the malfunction, but you could also aim and operate manually

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i have built this. i work for rheinmetall. the next generation crows system. molotov and grenade proof.
      able to see the enemy miles before see you. will develop overtime to be installed onto any system, mortar, naval and mech infantry.
      1 billion

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ukraine already do this.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          0:06 "Surely this thin metal door will protect me from a 25mm chain gun
          0:28 Sadly, the thin metal door did not protect him from a 25mm chain gun.

          And this, gentlemen, is why training is important.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >25mm
            30mm.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just make drones that can be fired off a barrel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well this answers my long lasting question on if CROWS mounts could be used manually. Can you just climb out behind the mount and use the gun with your bare hands?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Back in the 80s the Army did a series of test on the effects of regular 155mm HE artillery against various kinds of armored vehicles. Even with no direct hits, just a mix of air and ground bursts resulting in a 67% mission-kill rate against vehicles. Optics were one if the prime things to go. We saw how that Bradley instantly shredded the optics on a T-72 making it blind and a mission-kill forcing the crew to abandon it. In reality optics are a huge Achilles Heel and will be easily wrecked by even a little fragmentation blast.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it possible to use a CROWS manually if it's systems get disabled?
    I'm unsure of how it connects to the trigger paddle or if the mount would be too heavy to turn without the powered turret ring.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are some fairly tough data/electrical cables. If those are intact and the hydraulics are still good, you can pivot it. You still wouldn't be able to aim except by seeing where the burst lands if the optics got taken out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        By looking out the turret hatch/through a vehicle window, etc.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I was more meaning if you had to jump out and use it like a pintle mount machine like you're a tank commander in WW2.
        Physically getting on the roof and sitting behind it. Would you be able to get to the trigger? Could you or maybe three guys all turn the gun?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes you can do it, at least on the Abrams with the CROWS LP. I can't speak for anything else.
          Granted it's not as smooth as a purpose built pintle like on the A1s and early A2s, but it works well enough.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Couldn't you just aim down the sights?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're in grenade throwing range they'll probably keep shooting. You're better off shooting out the optics with AP rounds or an AMR. A couple .50 cal rounds can knock out the gun mount or even the gun it'self.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can someone breakdown wwhat the various optics on it in the OP pic are?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bottom is thermal. Top left is day camera. Top right is laser range finder.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, in the laser rangefinder is the small lens the emitter and the big on the receiver?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't actually know that one. Your guess is as good as mine.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I will never understand why they don't just stick 5+ generic wired minicams on these as backups for close range 1080p work, with a tiny screen inside. They don't even need good resolution and they are fractions of the cost of the tank, they also can be calibrated to a crosshair at the exact same time as the main sight, you just plop a cross on its hits and gg you don't have to plop your head out and pit yourself at risk of snipers because of one malfunction.

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