Tag Indirect Fire

Archer Artillery System

BAE have delivered the first production Archer self-propelled 155mm artillery system to the Swedish Defence Material Administration after a long 20 yeardevelopment programme. What are peoples thoughts on it? It is modern, has all the sexy features like multiple round…

A Rocket Renaissance

Over the last few years there has been a quiet revolution in ground launched long range rockets that has the potential to challenge existing thinking on Close Air Support, Attack Helicopters, Carrier Strike and Naval Gunfire Support/Land Attack. To be…

The British Are Coming

From Fort Bragg. The British are coming! Capt. Joseph Bush, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The British are coming! The British are coming! One if by land, two if by sea, three if by air? On Dec.…

105mm, 155mm or Something In-between?

60 pounder Cape Helles June 1915.jpg. A 60-pounder Mk I at full recoil
A guest post from Obsvr The defining characteristic of field artillery for the last century has been ‘firepower mobility’ of indirect fire. Any target within range can be engaged, providing the effective command and control arrangements are in place. This…

In Search of Exactor

  THIS POST HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH UK Complex (Guided) Weapons – Reference   The EXACTOR missile system has an interesting background and demonstrates just how difficult it is to keep secrets in a modern interconnected society. Rumours first surfaced…