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Why train one's gun before loading?

Discussion in 'Artillery' started by mac_bolan00, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Sheldrake

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    These are US national terms? The British Equivalents are different in WW2 - and post WW2 when the British adopted much that is part of STANAGs

    IIRC from my training Azimuth is ordered as a bearing recorded for each gun using the slipping scale on the director. I was taught in mils, but the ww2 british army fought in degrees. The RA "comes into action" to deploy is guns on their platforms and "Comes out of action" on the command "Cease firing" Here is a link to the WW2 British (and commonwealth) procedures. http://nigelef.tripod.com/maindoc.htm and a glossary http://nigelef.tripod.com/glossary.htm
     
  2. lwd

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    You mean Horton got it wrong!! :)

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    Now that I think of it I think he said spin rather than swing. Will have to listen to it tonight to see.
     
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    Watching that 155 crew in action is a thing of beauty....from this end ! Those on the receiving end are entitled to their own opinions.

    Gaines

    Oh, CAC,..... No !
     
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