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Old 03-13-2013, 01:29 PM   #51
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Interesting. Over here you can walk into a store and buy any pistol, shotgun, or semi-auto rifle you want... Provided you pass the background check, which is done over the phone while you wait, and takes like 5 minutes. Pass that and it's pay and walk out with your gun. If you pay big money and pass more checks and jump through more government hoops it is possible to own full auto guns. That's why we have so many.

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I`ll show you what they operate.. I saw it live in the deep siberian fields very far from civilization.. that was 2009. we had combined training.

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The duties for leaders are a bit different according to branch and Job. In my Anti Armor TOW Platoon we had a total of 10 Lower Enlisted, 5 Non Commissioned Officers and one Commissioned Officer.
- Sgt (E5) is in charge of a squad that has a gunner and a driver (E-1 through E-4),
- Staff Sgt (E6) is in charge of a Section (2 Squads)
- Sgt First Class (E7) is in charge of all enlisted and NCO's in the platoon (2 Sections) (Mostly Logistical)
- 2nd or 1st Lt (O2, O1) is in charge of the The Platoon and Command Vehicles (Mostly Tactical)

The Commissioned Officer has the highest rank but the Platoon Sgt usually has the most experience and generally runs the Platoons daily Soldier activities and ensures supplies and equipment are always on hand. The Commissioned Officer often plans and commands the Battle but not much else. TOWs were a smaller Infantry Platoon but we packed an amazing amount of fire power in 4 Gunships and 2 Command Wheeled Vehicles.
I was in a hotel (anti armor) platoon for a while as an E5 and it was manned slightly diffetently
2x E5 both had 7 soldiers who comprised the vehicle crews
1x E6 who was section sergeant and in charge of the E5's
1x E7 who does exactly what you described above
And of course then the LT who just tried not to look silly lol. I don't know if you were Army or Marine, but in the Army they combined all the infantry aside from 11C (mortar man) into 11B and got rid of the 11M and 11H MOS.[/QUOTE]

I heard 11H were no more, sad but Tanks are not considered a wheeled vehicle target anymore. We were 10th Light Infantry and had M996 HUMVEE's so crews were 3 SM's and Sections were 6.
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Are the rockets fired off those trucks 'smart' (meaning guided) at all? Meaning you are controlling where the land? Or do you just set the elevation and they rain down all over around the intended area? I don't think the US has weapons that aren't smart anymore. We try to limit collateral damage. One, it saves money on ordnance since you can be precise and two, the news media has less of a chance to show pictures of dead women and children because the ordnance landed indiscriminately.

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Thanks for all the info, max and welcome to the forum.

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Are the rockets fired off those trucks 'smart' (meaning guided) at all? Meaning you are controlling where the land? Or do you just set the elevation and they rain down all over around the intended area? I don't think the US has weapons that aren't smart anymore. We try to limit collateral damage. One, it saves money on ordnance since you can be precise and two, the news media has less of a chance to show pictures of dead women and children because the ordnance landed indiscriminately.
Katusha's, no guided link. RPG is fire and forget, no guidance system at all. TOWS Guide via a Wire Command link. The gunner keeps the cross-hairs on the target and the system tracks and corrects the flight as it flies. AT4, fire and forget
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I understand that about TOWs and RPGs but what about the truck mounted rockets? Are those referred to as "RPGs" as well? I always thought the RPG was a man-portable shoulder-fired device. A truck mounted rocket probably has a different name, doesn't it? Or maybe it doesn't, heck, what do I know. Educate me.

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Never mind, you said:

"Katusha's, no guided link"

That answers my questions.

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