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Re: [SG2] AGL vs SAW

From: Roger Burton West <roger@f...>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 21:49:18 +0000
Subject: Re: [SG2] AGL vs SAW

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 02:39:08PM -0700, B Lin wrote:
>Hmmm, AGL with laser range-finding and remote detonation.  The "Swiss
Army Knife" of grenade launchers.  You could place rounds that airburst,
rounds that hit the ground and become contact mines or remote detonated
mines, ones filled with fluorescent/laser scattering dyes for marking
targets for other guided weapons, plus indirect fire capabilities, why
would PA need anything else?

For the same reason you have PA rather than nuking the site from orbit:
flexibility and precision. Sometimes you just want to shoot _that one 
guy_ rather than his entire squad. Sometimes you're in an environment 
where stray shrapnel's a bad idea. Sometimes you want to reach out and
touch somebody several miles away (I suspect a bullet will always be
made to go further than a grenade, and a laser _much_ further).
Sometimes you can't afford the ammo weight for all the firing
opportunities you'll have on your extended mission.

At least, that's my take on it.


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