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    Restructuring The Infantry Squad

    And for comparison: a good overview of a possible adversary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ybxbmZPkLw
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The short answer is no, even in 2010 when the trigger was pulled on the M109s, there were 26 that would’ve had no problem in being brought back online, and sustained for a decade or two. Same for about 4 of the M578 ARVs. As mentioned above, the M109s didn’t necessarily need to be upgraded...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The main difference between the A4's and A5's is that the ordnance was changed from the M185 to the M284 (and the mount), the powerplant was improved as well. This gave the M109 the potential to fire a bit further. The A6 variant, or Paladin, on the other hand is quite a change in fire control...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    There were certainly bad decisions made that were contributing to the wear on the C3 fleet, and potentially accidents, not the least of which is the mad rush cross country after cease firing, with the gun bouncing in the air. I don't doubt there have been a number of incidents where a subunit...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The accident rate with the C3, I would venture, is higher than it was with the C1. The thing is, you could be fully alert towing a C3 and it can roll. I know of an incident where it happened moving just from the gun RV to the gun position, so a few hundred metres, and the gun started swaying...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Actually, I know of at least two cases where a M777 has rolled, and after a pre-fire check was found to be g2g. With the trail arms folded up in the travel position, they and the spades act something like crash bars. Incidentally, the M777 is very susceptible to trailer sway too, and rolls more...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Unless something's changed, from my own experience, I know P Res Arty units had to spend the same amount of time to achieve the driving experience before being authorized to transport Troops, the same as any other driver; the lack of this experience definitely became a confounding factor...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    On this date twelve years ago there was a terrible accident in which Gnr Keyes-Oliver was killed https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/military-family-and-carleton-u-mourn-reservist-killed-while-training-1.735323 Having seen the bulk of the information related to the investigation, I know that...
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    Tom Hanks may star as WW2 CO of destroyer in "Greyhound" movie

    It's good to see someone with your experience recommending the movie, I certainly enjoyed it but I'm no expert in that history; I've noticed in a lot of comments sections elsewhere a lot of Navy history dilettante's sound like this guy
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    Review sought after officer kills BC woman in New Brunswick

    The media certainly leaned into what seemed topical about this story, but not helping was Inspector Robinson laughing while responding to a question about it. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/this-was-racially-motivated-says-grandmother-of-tofino-woman-shot-and-killed-by-n-b-police-1.4969770...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    A couple of things to consider is the guns’ laying system and ammunition The Cdn M777 is not exactly the same as the US variant, as the Cdn version uses the LINAPS system to determine fixation and orientation, as part of occupation, and then for laying the gun on target. It is similar to the...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    For the folks trying to connect the dots (or ate their crayons) https://youtu.be/ue7wM0QC5LE
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    1st there is the cost of conducting the safety and suitability assessment (and trials) for service that would need to happen. Although the ammunition has been in service with other NATO countries, for long term service it would need to be done within Canadian context, taking into account storage...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    It has a somewhat limited payload problem too, but would be a good add on for the Infantry units now taking on the 81 role. The 81s they're using are quite old, and due for replacement soon, so a better barrel for them would increase the options for firing better ammunition I'd say it would be...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The use of the 2.75" or 70mm surface to surface never caught on, and for a good reason. I think Norway was experimenting with it's use, but in a very limited way by special forces against precision targets. The weight of explosive material in the warhead is not the only measure of its terminal...
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