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From: "Robertson, Brendan" <Brendan.Robertson@d...>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 09:21:14 +1100
Subject: RE: [DS] ZADS to ZADFC HR's Part II

>From a PSB p.o.v. it would not be unreasonable to limit ZADS to class-1
class-2 weapons only.  Explain it away as the larger weapons can't
fast enough, low ROF or other limiting factors to it's usefullness.

'Neath Southern Skies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan M Gill []
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 8:37 AM
> I also have to wonder about an MDC 5 and it's true utility in downing 
> an aircraft. One slug (or however many you fire in a 15 minute 
> 'turn') doesn't seem so great for downing a fast moving mud mover, no 
> matter how good the fire con. There's just too much delay. The idea 
> behind the small MDCs is lots of small rounds. As you get bigger, 
> rate of fire goes down and it becomes harder to really hurt a target. 
> HVCs of medium size (40mm up through 5") work because you're dealing 
> with period guns that even today are pretty good at downing an 
> aircraft. Burst effect weapons, proximity fuzes and some terminal 
> guidance will help. I get the impression that MDCs are more slugs and 
> only slugs thrown. Further, that the tank version has limits on what 
> kind of rounds it can fire...PSB questions here...
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