Just glad I never had to do that crap. Humping an M60 (old school, back in the day) was more than enough for me.
The 11Cs look over at the 60 crew and yell, "How about carrying some weight, pu$$ies!"
quote:..Do you support a Select Comittee ALA watergate/Iran Contra?
Wish we could see film of the hearing, redacted or otherwise. This he said / she said nonsense from Senators is for the birds
But there is a big difference between that 60mm in a rifle company and an 81mm in a weapons company.
What do you think would have been different if the al qaeda link weren't minimized?
quote:I raised these same issues way back when. There is also the coordination necessary between the observors and fire control personnel. They have to have common maps, communication equipment and practiced procedures to direct the fire to the desired target. You don't just have a mob show up and say Abdul go sit on the roof of Ahmed's building and tell those guys over there where to fire.
Too many people on this board get their understanding of crew served weapons from movies or Call of Duty. They simply do not understand the amount of time and effort go into simply;
1 - MOVING an 82mm mortar and ammunition
2 - EMPLACING
3 - SIGHTING
4 - RANGING
5 - FIRING
...at least somebody is thinking of the money the VA can save down the line by getting some of this stuff to a manageable weight.