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It looks okay but although a good cannon mounted on a light armoured car sounds good on paper, it's toast if the enemy has got anything to shoot back with, like bazookas or a dug-in 30mm gun of their own..
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It looks okay but although a good cannon mounted on a light armoured car sounds good on paper, it's toast if the enemy has got anything to shoot back with, like bazookas or a dug-in 30mm gun of their own..
I think you've completely missed the highlight of the video. The highlight of the video is the programmable microchip ammunition that can be exploded directly over the heads of people hiding in a trench. The days of sitting inside a slit trench and expecting to be protected are numbered. Now you will need a trench with a roof, basically an earth bunker. But this prevents you from shooting back properly.
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I think you've completely missed the highlight of the video. The highlight of the video is the programmable microchip ammunition that can be exploded directly over the heads of people hiding in a trench. The days of sitting inside a slit trench and expecting to be protected are numbered. Now you will need a trench with a roof, basically an earth bunker. But this prevents you from shooting back properly.
Yes that's great, but bigger airburst artillery and mortar shells can spray shrapnel too, and they don't have to expose themselves to enemy return fire.
Also I wonder how lethal a small 30mm shrapnel shell is? Maybe it'd just rattle off troops helmets and body armour without hurting them too much?

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