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Re: [ds] Modern Tanks

From: Kenneth Winland <kwinland@c...>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 00:20:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [ds] Modern Tanks


On Thu, 12 Nov 1998, Andrew & Alex wrote:

>     Tom Clancy and several writers with experience on M1 tanks usually
> quote 95% accuracy. In the Gulf war battle of 73 Easting, quoted by
> Tom Clancy, seems to indicate a one shot, one kill rate. OpFor in the
NTC in
> the US, also quoted by Tom Clancy, again seems to confirm this. Tom
> also quotes US troops in Iraq as saying the Iraqis were just like
OpFor but
> a lot easier!

	The high accuracy was indeed due to the firecon and
and also the poor tactics, mobility, and electronics of the enemy...

>     Also, the US Army trains against OpFor at the NTC that has the
> quality of electronics, better experience, and out numbers the US
forces. In
> the example quoted by Tom Clancy in his book "Armoured Cavalry", a US
> cavalry force defeated a OpFor force assisted with divine intervention
> guns)!

	If you ever see footage of any OpFor run, or talk with anyone
has been there, you also begin to realise that the cards are stacked
against the Blue Force... :)



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