Re: [GZG] Armoured utility vehicles and IEDs in SG/DS
From: "John Atkinson" <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:57:16 +0300
Subject: Re: [GZG] Armoured utility vehicles and IEDs in SG/DS
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Eli Arndt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> One of the problems I'd see with these is that, once again, they are
> improvised from weapons designed in a very specific way. Take a bullet
> of a gun and you really don't get much bang from it. So much of a
> effectiveness comes from it being projected down a tightly enclosed
> I suppose you could seed the area with buried zip gun rigs. This would
> the bullets some sort of barrel to shoot out of and preserve some of
> force provided by their powder charge.
If you're an insurgent operating in an area you don't control, you
don't have time to put all these rigs out.
If you're a real military, you're better off dispensing submunitions
that expel tripwires--many nations today make cluster bombs and
artillery shells that carry both AP and AT mines that can make an area
impassible until the self-destruct goes off to clear them. Takes 2
The only utility is an insurgent force that does not have sufficient
support to use real mines, but does have enough control of a 'safe
haven' that they can put this much effort into making it expensive to
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
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