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Old December 17th, 2019, 05:36 AM
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But again it doesn't really matter in the long run for us overall.

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Yep.....63.5km - 64.4km = 255 ( maximum value allowed )
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That's really the "key" to counter-battery in WinSPMBT.
Range.
If your off-map artillery has a better range then the opposition you're much less likely to receive counter-battery.
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Was checking the news before "hitting the rack" with my new assignment for now. I'm holding off posting anything on the news front until the patch is ready, especially if overlaps anything done already.

But the next is a safe item and of something I've heard about but, never realized it existed. So I hope you enjoy the video!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHTF...E#action=share

Enjoy and Good Night!!

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The problem with artillery/guns is the necessary case thickness (durability) to withstand explosive acceleration limits the amount of explosive each shell can have. Additionally if traveling 1500km heating from air friction is going to be a major issue. Railguns already have a problem with their solid rounds vaporizing if not made from very specific, and expensive, materials.

Currently the standard aircraft bomb averages around 250-500kg of explosive, the 155mm artillery warhead has around 7kg. So you'd need about 36-70 155mm's to do the damage of one bomb. And even with GPS (or whatever) hitting a point target at 1500km is going to be problematic. A 250kg bomb can "afford" to miss by 10-20m, a 155mm warhead can't.

Nice project, I'm sure some valuable data will be collected from the research, but don't expect to see a practical, functional, gun anytime soon.
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Came across this article concerning Spain's first firing of the EXPAL 155mm ER ammo from their SIAC 155/52 towed howitzer. This firing was postponed from 2020 due to our "friend" COVID-19. This took place during maneuvers earlier this month.

But, that is not the news here, Spain's UNIT062 ATP M109A5E is however, the real story here...
"The same exercise will later take place with the ATP M-109 A5E self-propelled howitzer, once the program underway to change the tubes of this veteran platform is completed."

They're going from the current 155/32mm to the 155mm/52 on the ATP M109A5E. They're NOT going to re-tube those units with what is now an outdated tube or manufacture 2 to different sized shells.

My best guess for now is the new tubes should be installed between APR-JUN 2022.

I also would expect the EXPAL 155mm ER to be tested on a ATP M109A5E by years end.
https://www.armyrecognition.com/defe...mmunition.html

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