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2389 clicks; posted to STEM » on 16 Jan 2022 at 3:02 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-16 11:15:49 AM  
Guessing a C-RAM is a land based CIWS?
 
2022-01-16 12:11:37 PM  
Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.
 
2022-01-16 12:25:20 PM  
I can't wait to see all the cool videos of actual full artillery attacks by Russia as they roll into Ukraine. Oh wait, you won't, most people in filming radius will be dead.

C-RAM is all good for Joe insurgent lighting off 3-4 122 mm rockets stacked against lumber using washing machine timers for launch. It won't work that well when a Battalion arty section lights off 100-150 in the first wave.

/Nothing scared me more in Afghanistan then random rockets like this
//I can't even imagine an actual targeted artillery attack
///war isn't fun and everyone cheering for the big one can go Fark themselves
 
2022-01-16 1:29:40 PM  
Tom and Jerry - Crambone
Youtube _FyJyurljoM
 
2022-01-16 3:08:54 PM  
the Iraqi military said the attack was launced from the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad

You know you done farked up when you've radicalized 8-year old latinas.
 
2022-01-16 3:09:14 PM  

SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.


That was my fist thought. What innocent area got Farked.
 
2022-01-16 3:10:59 PM  
Also,

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2022-01-16 3:12:26 PM  

SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.


The rounds self-destruct after tracer burnout.  They'll get some steel rain at the other end but they shouldn't get many explosive projectiles.

Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar
 
2022-01-16 3:13:44 PM  
They need to upgrade to DRAM.
 
2022-01-16 3:15:04 PM  

FarkingChas: SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.

That was my fist thought. What innocent area got Farked.



The shells detonate in the air. Damage on the ground is minimal.
 
2022-01-16 3:25:43 PM  
Why is this "cool"?
 
2022-01-16 3:27:11 PM  

scanman61: SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.

The rounds self-destruct after tracer burnout.  They'll get some steel rain at the other end but they shouldn't get many explosive projectiles.

Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar


We'll just let people shoot a few thousand some 20mm steel projectiles at you then no worries?
 
2022-01-16 3:36:23 PM  

scanman61: SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.

The rounds self-destruct after tracer burnout.  They'll get some steel rain at the other end but they shouldn't get many explosive projectiles.

robv83:
The shells detonate in the air. Damage on the ground is minimal.

That is good. I am certain that a percentage of them fail to detonate but they are trying to minimize collateral damage.


Kinda related:
Mass Effect 2: Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space
Youtube hLpgxry542M
 
2022-01-16 3:38:37 PM  
This is America's C-RAM Weapon System
Youtube MMFzlwzFgKw
 
2022-01-16 3:47:42 PM  
Add some counter-battery systems. A radar and a few 105s should do it, but it would suck for the folks living in the neighborhood.

Might be time to convince folks to start reporting the Iranians in the neighborhood.

Might also be time to lob a Tomahawk into an Iranian oil platform.

/FAFO - Artillery style!
 
2022-01-16 4:00:26 PM  

indy_kid: Add some counter-battery systems. A radar and a few 105s should do it, but it would suck for the folks living in the neighborhood.

Might be time to convince folks to start reporting the Iranians in the neighborhood.

Might also be time to lob a Tomahawk into an Iranian oil platform.

/FAFO - Artillery style!


Derpa derpy
 
2022-01-16 4:15:02 PM  
How the hell is that "cool", subby?  WTF is wrong with you?
 
2022-01-16 4:34:21 PM  
Fake news!  God-Emperor Trump ended all terrorism in Iraq by killing Soleimani, and his Chosen One Jared Kushner brought everlasting peace to the region!

*ducks*
 
2022-01-16 4:48:45 PM  
That's just a bullet spamming device. F*cking noobs.
 
2022-01-16 4:53:42 PM  

dionysusaur: Guessing a C-RAM is a land based CIWS?


Land-based conversion of the naval Phalanx system - what they use on carriers and the like to knock down incoming
 
2022-01-16 5:03:52 PM  

dionysusaur: Guessing a C-RAM is a land based CIWS?


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2022-01-16 5:20:28 PM  

tyyreaunn: Fake news!  God-Emperor Trump ended all terrorism in Iraq by killing Soleimani, and his Chosen One Jared Kushner brought everlasting peace to the region!

*ducks*


That's not possible, because Barack Obama brought a "responsible end to the Iraq War" in 2011.
 
2022-01-16 5:41:28 PM  
Still being greeted as liberators
 
2022-01-16 8:14:51 PM  
Outkast - B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) (Official HD Video)
Youtube lVehcuJXe6I
 
2022-01-16 8:56:25 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: dionysusaur: Guessing a C-RAM is a land based CIWS?

Land-based conversion of the naval Phalanx system - what they use on carriers and the like to knock down incoming


So ... yeah.
 
2022-01-16 9:35:29 PM  

dionysusaur: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: dionysusaur: Guessing a C-RAM is a land based CIWS?

Land-based conversion of the naval Phalanx system - what they use on carriers and the like to knock down incoming

So ... yeah.


Yep
 
2022-01-17 7:43:06 AM  
Each unit fires 4500 rounds per minute, at a cost of almost $30 per round.
That's about $2k per second
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/Still a hell of a deal considering
 
2022-01-17 8:31:32 AM  

scanman61: SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.

The rounds self-destruct after tracer burnout.  They'll get some steel rain at the other end but they shouldn't get many explosive projectiles.

Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar


Good link.
Couple interesting things from that...
...
~300 rounds per typical engagement
...
M940 designed to self-destruct beyond 2,000 meters to minimize collateral damage
...

Only fires about 300 rounds at a target, and the shells do self destruct. Not sure that the rounds have actual tracers though, I mean it is RADAR guided, not some guy watching the tracers to walk to the target. I dunno though.
 
2022-01-17 10:29:31 AM  

indy_kid: Add some counter-battery systems. A radar and a few 105s should do it, but it would suck for the folks living in the neighborhood.

Might be time to convince folks to start reporting the Iranians in the neighborhood.

Might also be time to lob a Tomahawk into an Iranian oil platform.

/FAFO - Artillery style!


Why the fark would they report the "Iranians" to the American military? Granted, our presence in Iraq is loathed with far less intensity than it was a decade ago, but nobody there thinks we're the good guys, and it's doubtful they see Iran as the bad guys.
 
2022-01-17 10:48:34 AM  

akallen404: indy_kid: Add some counter-battery systems. A radar and a few 105s should do it, but it would suck for the folks living in the neighborhood.

Might be time to convince folks to start reporting the Iranians in the neighborhood.

Might also be time to lob a Tomahawk into an Iranian oil platform.

/FAFO - Artillery style!

Why the fark would they report the "Iranians" to the American military? Granted, our presence in Iraq is loathed with far less intensity than it was a decade ago, but nobody there thinks we're the good guys, and it's doubtful they see Iran as the bad guys.


Difficulty: we had no presence in Iraq a decade ago.
 
2022-01-17 10:48:45 AM  

SpectroBoy: Impressive.

But I hate to be in the next town over in the direction the C-RAM is firing.


Exactly my thought. Where do those rounds land?

It does happen where random people are struck with bullets that fall from long distances.
 
2022-01-17 10:59:08 AM  

akallen404: Why the fark would they report the "Iranians" to the American military? Granted, our presence in Iraq is loathed with far less intensity than it was a decade ago, but nobody there thinks we're the good guys, and it's doubtful they see Iran as the bad guys.


If you're an Iraqi, and the folks from Iran who prowl around your neighborhood are drawing fire from the US into your neighborhood, it's time for those Iranians to leave.  Probably the only reason they don't is that the Iraqis and Iranians involved are shiite, and are causing problems for the Sunni in Iraq.

I don't normally call the cops, but if asshats are causing trouble in my apartment complex, I'm going to call them.
 
2022-01-17 8:30:51 PM  

indy_kid: akallen404: Why the fark would they report the "Iranians" to the American military? Granted, our presence in Iraq is loathed with far less intensity than it was a decade ago, but nobody there thinks we're the good guys, and it's doubtful they see Iran as the bad guys.

If you're an Iraqi, and the folks from Iran who prowl around your neighborhood are drawing fire from the US into your neighborhood, it's time for those Iranians to leave.  Probably the only reason they don't is that the Iraqis and Iranians involved are shiite, and are causing problems for the Sunni in Iraq.

I don't normally call the cops, but if asshats are causing trouble in my apartment complex, I'm going to call them.


Why would they ask the IRANIANS to leave when the AMERICANS are the ones shooting at them? Kinda seems like that would result in them wanting the AMERICANS to leave, yes?

"You shouldn't blame us for shooting your kids, you should blame our targets for standing too close to your kids when we shot them" is just derpy bullshiat that sociopaths use to justify war crimes.
 
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