M102 and M119

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M102 and M119

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:58 pm

Happened across a web site that compared the M102 that we used in Nam and the M119, now in use.
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The M119 can shoot 4000 meters further and even more with rocket assist rounds.
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The round piece between the tires was staked into the ground and the tires rotated up. We had no roll bar.
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Has the rubber tire at the back, worked very well.
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Re: M102 and M119

Postby Jackpotcharlietwoniner » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:44 am

I wonder if they still have nuke rounds for the new guns ?
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Re: M102 and M119

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:08 pm

Just found this while browsing this forum.

They gave up on nuke artillery rounds decades ago, when they figured out that
you couldn't pull the lanyard and then run fast enough or far enough to get away
from the fallout. Tactical nukes on the battlefield are just a plain bad idea.
And now the small missiles like Tomahawks are so accurate, who needs to get close.

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