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Old 02-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #401
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What does TOW stand for as in the missile?
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The high ground is important in battle. Some hills have names for history's sake, but the military designates them with numbers. A reference to what?
I must not know the answer because I don't understand the question unles you are referring to Bunker Hill, which was Breed's Hill, and map coordinates being more precise.

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I must not know the answer because I don't understand the question unles you are referring to Bunker Hill, which was Breed's Hill, and map coordinates being more precise.

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Correct! You do not know the answer. Pork Chop Hill had a number designation, refering to what?.
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Correct! You do not know the answer. Pork Chop Hill had a number designation, refering to what?.
Calories after Shake-n-Bake? Man I LOVE pork chops made with that stuff. Ya know, my girlfriend never had it until I introduced her to it? Like a lotta things. Oops -- that's the Dinner or Random Thoughts thread and Desert Fox is supposed to be answering anyway.

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The Germans stole the engine design from the British firm Rolls Royce. .
Nope.
Both the british and german develoments were independent, but the germans more advanced.
after the war the russians built a copy of the german engine and put it into some of their early fighter bomber.
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Nope.
Both the british and german develoments were independent, but the germans more advanced.
after the war the russians built a copy of the german engine and put it into some of their early fighter bomber.
Not true -- I worked with Rolls-Royce Aero. Although the Germans DID jet development (including based on his patents which were public information in Britain and bought by Nazi agents) the British shared plans for Whittle's engine as part of pre-war appeasement relations, the suicidal idiots, like we are doing with China today, and the Germans built on and developed that. Sorry. You won't find that in Wikipedia though.

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Correct! You do not know the answer. Pork Chop Hill had a number designation, refering to what?.
Does the number refer to the height of the hill??? Like Hill #X is X meters above sea level??
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What does TOW stand for as in the missile?
Tube operated,Optically aimed(?) Wire operated missile or something very close to that description I think.
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Does the number refer to the height of the hill??? Like Hill #X is X meters above sea level??
yep! The height of the hill in meters!
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Tube launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided missile. TOW.

And yes, ht of hill in meters- on a map, that number is at the center top of hill next to a +, showing the summit.

Question- who was Munroe, and what bit of weapons technology did he create in the 1880s?
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