redpill me on short range high payload guns. do they have a niche?

redpill me on short range high payload guns

do they have a niche?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only if you want to blow shit up

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, if you want the ability to point at a building and have it fuck all the way off, you can just call in a PGM. That capability didn't exist when they came up with the flying dustbin.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only works if you can out spend your enemy 100 to 1...anything of a remotely even playing field and you can't be calling air support for every random Sniper

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It isn't the 80s anymore. A JDAM costs $30,000.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          hes saying in peer to peer, AA makes flying a multi million dollar jet everywhere more risky I think

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            We still have a shit load more manportable explosive capabilities than WW2.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              yeah i guess youre right to an extent

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, which is why you find them on engineering vehicles for the removal of obstacles. It's not really intended for combat, more utility, but they could certainly be used under fire even if their primary target isn't the enemy.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kaboom

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Used for assaulting enemy infantry, preferably which doesn’t have much AT to shoot back with.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    WW2 must have been a crazy time. Nobody really knew what worked and everyone is just throwing engineers at various problems hoping something will work. Now every problem can be solved by highly accurate, long range missile. War is just so boring these days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The digitization of warfare is pretty exciting if you're a tech nerd.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's depressing and boring if you're just a regular guy who likes guns and shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >be me
      >1940s German engineer
      >Boss walks up one day
      >"Hans they have fucking bunkers"
      >no shit
      >"Remember the Tiger Hans?"
      >"Ja"
      >"What if we strapped a big fuck off gun on it?"
      >Dear God he's a genius

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >und look at this!
        >slides out the turret
        >weeeee

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Selling weapons to hitler must have been so easy.

        >You see zis British gun
        >Ve made ours 100mm larger
        >JA JA JA ZEHN TRILLION REICHSMARKS, FOR THE FATHERLAND

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >get extracted during Operation Paperclip
        >help found Kel-Tec

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >"What if we strapped a big fuck off gun on it?"
        the sturmtiger actually fired rockets...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Your mom acktchyually swallowed my jizz last night

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Precision weapons only works if you have eyes on the target, doesn't work if you just want to demo a row of houses or an apartment complex or a bunker system

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah but it's small, sometimes you might want to blow something up in a hurry and either don't have or can't wait for air or artillery support. Most MBT's HE can do the job basically the same nowdays though. Especially with modern optics. Slinging a 120mm HE through the window of a house or pillbox is going to have a pretty similar effect, as some 230mm spigot launcher lobbed at the wall

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes

    >AMOS twin 120mm auto mortar

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >CV90 AMOS
      Yikes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        2 is too few?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          IIRC that thing only has two barrels and the other two are just for loading the first two.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    great at supporting infantry
    and can be just as great at taking our other armor if you can negate the range advantage

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Their main purpose was destroying buildings
    Only way through thick brick or concrete walls was to breach the wall and detonate inside it or batter the whole thing down

    Medium caliber weapons were too slow to do the formrr but not enough HE to do the latter
    High velocity weapons could penetrate reinforced concrete but so little HE filler that they wouldnt guarantee casualties
    So 105mm howitzers were needed to pack in enough explosives to destroy walls thoroughly

    They arent quite as necessary now as they were before, as 105mm cannons became standard anti-tank weapons in the cold war
    And HESH and flechette rounds for anti-fort and anti-personnel use became available

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These days they use mine clearing charges instead. They don't work too well against modern mines but 2000 pounds of high explosives is still pretty brutal in urban warfare.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      checked and footage of the meteorit is actually what got me thinking about this thread funny enough

      t. OP

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