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#21 JWB

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 2056 PM

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#22 bd1

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 0513 AM

how will  they transport these  new guns ? a former us arty captain once told me that one of the reasons us stuck with shorter barrels was transportation issues, ´because US Army is willing to travel´ + shorter barrels are more precise

will the barrel be removed for transport in ships or aircraft? or will they park 2 SPG-s facing each other to minimise barrel overhang? ski door into transport airplane cockpit?


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#23 KV7

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 0534 AM

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#24 Nikolas93TS

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 1225 PM

When you say specialised counter-battery stuff, do you mean that Soviets persisted with World Wars concept of using heavy artillery for CB while field artillery would handle most of the fire support? Hence the use of 122mm, 130mm and 152mm rather than standardisation on single calibre?
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#25 bojan

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 1833 PM

Yes.


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#26 KV7

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 1842 PM

Even within 152mm there was specialisation. 2A36 was the dedicated counter battery and interdiction gun (replacing/supplementing 130 mm in that role) whereas the shorter range D-20/22 was more for general fire support.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 0600 AM

Do not wish to start a new thread, so I'll hitch hike on this one. The reason why German WW2 artillery wheels were solid rubber instead of pneumatic tires?


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#28 Chris Werb

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 0704 AM

With pgk, the accuracy difference between 39 and 52 or longer cal is no longer an issue. Unlike Excalibur pgk is not prohibitively expensive for many missions that require it, nor does it need incredibly accurate target location.
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#29 KV7

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 0753 AM

How often do you get a target where getting a 50 m CEP is that useful though ? If you want to hit a particular building or vehicle etc. it is not accurate enough, but if you want to fire at some typical target getting a decent fire mission (eg. a platoon or more of infantry in some position or similar) it is not even helpful, as the target will be much larger than a 50 metre radius circle. And unless the target is static, it can just easily move out of the 50 metre kill zone. And so the director has to either drag the fire across the target (or call multiple targets that are ~50 metres away) or constantly adjust the fire mission.

 


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#30 Panzermann

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 1511 PM

Do not wish to start a new thread, so I'll hitch hike on this one. The reason why German WW2 artillery wheels were solid rubber instead of pneumatic tires?

 

Most transport even in a  Panzerdivision was with horses and for horse drawn a solid wheel is better, becaue the horses do not have to pull against the deforming air-filled rubber tyre. There never were enough lorries to go around.


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#31 KV7

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 1913 PM

 

Do not wish to start a new thread, so I'll hitch hike on this one. The reason why German WW2 artillery wheels were solid rubber instead of pneumatic tires?

 

Most transport even in a  Panzerdivision was with horses and for horse drawn a solid wheel is better, becaue the horses do not have to pull against the deforming air-filled rubber tyre. There never were enough lorries to go around.

 

Only on smooth roads, if there is even a bit of roughness drag is lower for the pneumatic tires, at least those designed to take considerable pressure.


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#32 bojan

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 2134 PM

Solid wheels also limited towing speed when motor vehicles were available.


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