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Discussion in 'Weapons used During WWII' started by bronk7, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    that is interesting .....would be great to hear more about arty shock affects
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..yes. I thought not all the guns registered .....terrain factored into the problems also.....obviously, and I've read, the hilly area around Cassino gave the arty problems.....
    ..how were the big guns leveled? we used bubbles in the mortar sights ....I knew an engineer that worked on the Patriot Air Defense platform and he said the ''bed'' had to be level to a very close tolerance
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    page 572 The Ardennes...Cole:
    page 635
    page 640:
    they have the sub-topic TOT under the artillery support topic in the index
     
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    "You humans and your guns!"
     
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    there are guns and there are firearms
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    gun
    /ɡən/
    noun
    1. 1.
      a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are propelled by explosive force, typically making a characteristic loud, sharp noise.

      Similar:
      firearm


      weapon


      shooter


      cannon


      piece
      a piece of cheese" data-hw="piece" data-lb="informal" data-tae="false" data-te="false" data-tl="en-US" data-tldf="" data-url="/search?newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS757US757&biw=1536&bih=731&sxsrf=ACYBGNSm8moAOReaJfLDTI8QoEngsppXEQ:1575238168359&q=define+piece&forcedict=piece&dictcorpus=en-US">

      heater


      gat


      rod


      roscoe


      shooting iron






    2. 2.
      INFORMAL
      muscular arms; well-developed biceps muscles.
      "it's encouraging to note that Schwarzenegger wasn't born with massive guns"
    verb
    1. 1.
      shoot someone with a gun.
      "they were gunned down by masked snipers"

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      shoot


      shoot down


      mow down

      hit
      hit out with my stick" data-hw="hit" data-lb="" data-tae="false" data-te="false" data-tl="en-US" data-tldf="" data-url="/search?newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS757US757&biw=1536&bih=731&sxsrf=ACYBGNSm8moAOReaJfLDTI8QoEngsppXEQ:1575238168359&q=define+hit&forcedict=hit&dictcorpus=en-US">

      wound


      injure


      cut down


      bring down


      put a bullet in

      pick off


      bag


      fell


      kill


      execute


      put before a firing squad

      pot


      blast
      blasted away" data-hw="blast" data-lb="informal" data-tae="false" data-te="false" data-tl="en-US" data-tldf="" data-url="/search?newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS757US757&biw=1536&bih=731&sxsrf=ACYBGNSm8moAOReaJfLDTI8QoEngsppXEQ:1575238168359&q=define+blast&forcedict=blast&dictcorpus=en-US">

      pump full of lead

      plug


      zap


      slay


    2. 2.
      INFORMAL
      cause (an engine) to race.
      "as Neil gunned the engine the boat jumped forward"

    fire·arm
    /ˈfī(ə)rˌärm/

    noun
    1. a rifle, pistol, or other portable gun.
      "Jones pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with criminal intent"

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    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    omg. that was amazing.
     
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    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    lateral thinking outside the box.
    im lovin it
     
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    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    im sorry B7 for interrupting thread.
    long weekend for me.
    pardon me
     
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    that's what it's for
     

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