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Offline Kadija_Man

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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2015, 06:48:05 pm »
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1400 GEEEEEEESSSS!!! Awesome I love rocket tech. IMHO there seems to be so many solid rocket missile tech applications that the US could use to increase under armed platform firepower.

1400 Gs "axial acceleration".  I think that means rolling acceleration as the missile rotates around it's axis.  It has +50 Gs vertical and horizontal acceleration which is more than adequate.

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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2015, 04:13:50 am »
Axial acceleration refers to acceleration along the long axis of the projectile; if they meant rotation, they'd have said angular acceleration.  The stated acceleration from near rest to Mach 6 (roughly 2000 m/sec) in 0.4 seconds implies an average acceleration during the motor burn of around 500 g.  Peak acceleration might well be much higher.

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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 05:10:05 am »
5. M113+FOG-M (source: Popular Mechanics July 1985)

Regarding FOG-M, a brief history of the system in case study format can be found here (pdf pages 55-73).
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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2016, 03:58:55 am »
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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2016, 05:26:12 pm »
This is how I kind of expected the BAe Merlin mortar bomb to be deployed in preloaded tubes on the back of an afv.

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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2016, 05:54:57 pm »
Another advantage of smart munitions is that you can use them for top-attack. Most AFVs have thin roofs ... much easier to penetrate than glacier plates.

As for the suggestion about multiple sub-munitions ... that is what you fire against infantry.
OTOH multiple top-attack, sub-munitions make it impossible to dig-in towed artillery. Even if the gun is well dig-in, stored ammo is still at risk from light (40mm) explosives.

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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2016, 02:57:01 am »
Thought the attached was in this thread already. H/t Kat Tsun. Originally via the Gur Khan Attacks blog.
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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2019, 09:36:54 am »
With regards as to FOG-M (h/t RLBH):
Wasn't the HMMWV Avenger was the "light" component of FAADS-LOS?
The notional divisional FAADS battalion seems to have had three 'heavy' batteries with one platoon of six FOG-M launchers and two platoons of six ADATS Bradleys, one battery to accompany each brigade in the forward area, and one 'light' battery with three platoons of twelve Avengers for rear area defence.

Alongside that, there was to have been a divisional anti-tank battalion with 36 FOG-M launchers which could carry out air defence fires as a secondary mission. When this was being discussed, the FOG-M launcher for the heavy division looks to have had twelve cells on an MLRS-based chassis.


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Re: "Tanks" with Vertical Launch ATGMs
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 01:44:03 am »
1. FOG (missile) Heavy on MLRS chassis (Ligth was on Humvee).
source: Field Artillery December 1989
2. Missile-in-a-Box (NETFIRES) module for SEP (Splitterskyddad EnhetsPlattform).
3. BAE tank concept.