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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pull string
    >gun go boom
    Anything more than that just confuses the arty guys

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If they could actually hear what you said they would be so angry

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best I can do not including siege or naval

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nice thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that first video is particularly good

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know that in Vietnam war america practiced firebase firing and wasn't that effective and then the Korean came along with their own artillery tactics of attaching at least a battery of 105mm gun following closely behind any operations involving units larger than a company

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Vietnam War happened before Korean War
      redpill me on this

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You now know that RoK bought several division sized fighting force to Vietnam

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "several division" is a tad small unit to describe the hundreds of thousands of korean soldiers sent to vietnam

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They didn't have those "hundreds of thousands of soldiers" at one time. Units get rotated, some of them died, some of them were injured and sent home, many of them weren't actual soldiers but were nonetheless attached to the military.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hello Park Chung Hee, it's Lyndon Johnson. We need 3 RoK divisions to help us do war crimes in Vietnam

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Let bygones be bygones. You think afghan wouldve keep their grudge during soviet afghan war when the majority of people didn't give an immediate frick

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Ukrainian children of Donetsk have long been "relocated" to "re-education camps".

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            We barely had to ask, so many South Koreans were mad that they weren't chosen to go. The US should have let the worst koreans loose on the commies.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Reminds me of 'Living with Dragons,' a book an ANGLICO guy embedded with the ROK Marines wrote. Very first two VC the unit caught, they executed the first one in front of his buddy, and spent the rest of the day torturing arms cache locations out of the second. Also had this choice excerpt-

            An hour later he called back in and said that his Korean captain was getting impatient because his company could not move until the large number of prisoners was gone. I told Rex that I understood the situation, and that I would relay that information to Brigade.

            One and a half hours later, Rex checked in. I told him that we should soon have his helicopters to evacuate the prisoners.

            He said "Oh, that's okay, we don't have any prisoners now."

            I asked him to say again his last transmission.

            "Roger Scorcher One-Four, I say again, we don't have any prisoners now, and we are sweeping to the South."

            I didn't ask any more questions.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              South Koreans are definitely the most subhuman of the various types of bugmen.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Alright Ian Fleming, we get it, you just don't like 'em.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No reason exists to preserve Communist life, and ROK had personal experience to back that up.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Fight at the level of their bugmen enemies
                >most subhuman

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Vietnam War happened before Korean War
      redpill me on this

      > Vietnam War happened before Korean War
      No.
      The Korean expedition to Vietnam was part of a deal with the USA in the 1960's.
      The Koreans would get stocks of M16s and license permission from Colt to produce more for self use in return. (Which would kickstart the industry that later developes K2 rifles)
      The Koreans excelled against the Vietnamese, sometimes even more so than the Americans. They were not as politically discouraged, and many of their career officers were experienced in fighting against communist guerillas and partisans in the mountains and hills of Korea.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did Korean artillery tactics differ from the Americans'?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    at least in WW2, a late war infantry division had their own DIVARTY, with 3 105mm batteries and 1 155mm battery
    for organic firepower, each infantry regiment had a company of 105mm pack guns

    on the attack, the divarty HQ would receive fire orders from each infantry unit making requests, decide which battery would support who and in what order
    the pack howitzers at the lower levels were intended to provide discretional firepower without the need to go through HQ, though without signals and operations platoons to do all the work for them, their indirect fire was limited and they would only be able to provide direct fire most of the time
    depending on the situation they might actually just send their regimental guns to divarty and let them take over instead of having them act like field guns

    there was also corp-level artillery, seperate units where the truly big guns were
    who would be attached to divisions as needed
    this is where the impressive 155m long tom was to be found, as well as larger and more well equipped signal and operation units
    despite the identical caliber, the 155m long tom dwarfed the 155m howitzer in divarty
    the 155m howitzer fired at 500m/s, the long tom at 800m/s, giving it tremendous range

    long toms would be used when they needed to crush entrenched enemies, silence enemy artillery, or if they wanted to disperse enemy units before they even made contact and would be attached if the expected to face stiff opposition in the area

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Higher-level artillery units would generally not be directly attached to divisions. Instead there'd be a centralised fire direction center that acted as a control nexus for all artillery in the area, including DIVARTY, and would process fire mission calls on their own net. This allowed greater flexibility and quicker massing of fires in case of emergency than each division having its own seperate artillery net.

      These nets were at times even shared with the British in ETO areas where units from both sides operated close to each other. At the high end, an emergency priority call could literally get every single artillery gun in range firing onto the target, to rather spectacular effects. IIRC there was at least one instance in Normandy of an attack by a german tank battalion essentially getting fricking vapourized by such an emergency call bringing in close to a thousand guns firing on about a single kilometre of frontage they were advancing along.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No matter the era, the echelons-above-division always kept the neat toys for themselves.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/tr/pdf/ADA242118.pdf
    https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/trecms/pdf/AD1114571.pdf
    https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/tr/pdf/ADA233629.pdf
    https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA463835.pdf
    if you want to actually learn, here you go.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >apps.dtic.mil
      seeing that always gives me half a chub

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >QRD?
    close enough.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bring a lot of guns. Bring a lot of ammunition. Respond quickly. Shoot accurately. Shoot a lot.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fewer number of men firing a larger number of heavier rounds for a longer period of time due to efficiency and politics culminating in most of the poor frickers assigned to bombard ISIS positions suffering traumatic brain injuries and seeing ghosts
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/05/us/us-army-marines-artillery-isis-pentagon.html
    >When Javier Ortiz came home from a secret mission in Syria, the ghost of a dead girl appeared to him in his kitchen. She was pale and covered in chalky dust, as if hit by an explosion, and her eyes stared at him with a glare as dark and heavy as oil.
    >More than half the Marines in the battery had eventually received diagnoses of traumatic brain injuries, according to a briefing prepared for Marine Corps headquarters. The report warned that the experience in Syria showed that firing a high number of rounds, day after day, could incapacitate crews “faster than combat replacements can be trained to replace them.”
    >Lance Corporal Powell, who was hearing things in his room, left the Marines and became a tow-truck driver in Kentucky, but he kept having paralyzing panic attacks on the road. In 2018, a year and a half after returning from Syria, he shot himself.
    >His neighbor in the barracks, Lance Corporal Zipoy, moved back to his parents’ house in Minnesota and started college. In 2020 he began hearing voices and seeing hidden messages in street signs. A few days later, in the grips of a psychotic delusion, he entered a house he had never been in before and killed a man he had never met. When the police arrived, they found him wandering barefoot in the driveway. As they handcuffed him, he asked, “Are you going to take me to the moon?”

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spooky.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      American soldiers are such losers. I can't get over it. Imagine having 150 thousand troops go crazy and kill themselves because they were permanently traumatized by fighting goatfrickers with AKs. That's like 20 suicides per KIA. It boggles belief. What if an American unit had to do real soldiering like advancing under Russian artillery fire? I kind of picture them sharting themselves and self-executing with grenades to escape the terror.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What? The veteran suicide statistic tracks literally every veteran no matter their service or age, how long ago they were in, or why they committed suicide. It's almost a textbook perfect example of "how to inflate a statistic". Suicide statistics also show you are less likely to commit suicide if you've been in more combat.

        The McDonalds suicide statistic would be sky high if the qualifier to be counted was "Worked for McDonalds, ever in your life, for even 10 minutes".

        I know this was wasted on you, because you're a gay culture war gay at best (probably a brown shill, in reality) but for a tertiary reader, enjoy an explanation.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how many shells did US make in WW2?

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