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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The idea of pooling guns at training centres isn't new, it just doesn't work very well for IT throughput, this has more to do with availability of staff and students, as well as conflicting task priorities during the summer (ceremonial guard tasks having higher priority for example) In the past...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I vaguely recall there was something problematic about getting old M101's to sustain our C1 fleet, before we binned it, but my old man brain can't seem to recall it exactly; maybe to do with the recoil mech? Not sure Anyway, the C182 data fired from the M119 barrel would be a lot closer to the...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    There aren't enough LG1 barrels to fire off even the C182 rds, nevermind the unconverted C132 ones remaining. There were no takers when the idea of selling off that massive war stock was floated; why would were there be? Which is why DAEME went the direction it did, in creating the C182, to...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I believe the amount of 105mm howitzer ammunition still in stock is probably going to be a significant factor in what might end up replacing the C3 (that is what this thread's about right?) Back in 2004 and 2005 when all the M109's were binned, a significant amount of 105mm howitzer ammunition...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    From what I'm hearing, It is clear from the VOR for both the C3 and LG1 fleets that this situation is not surprisingly getting worse. It is taking months to get a C3 repaired, some don't return, and the LG1 barrel cracking continues, as do other related ancillary eqpt issues. It was bad of...
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    Restructuring The Infantry Squad

    And for comparison: a good overview of a possible adversary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ybxbmZPkLw
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The short answer is no, even in 2010 when the trigger was pulled on the M109s, there were 26 that would’ve had no problem in being brought back online, and sustained for a decade or two. Same for about 4 of the M578 ARVs. As mentioned above, the M109s didn’t necessarily need to be upgraded...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The main difference between the A4's and A5's is that the ordnance was changed from the M185 to the M284 (and the mount), the powerplant was improved as well. This gave the M109 the potential to fire a bit further. The A6 variant, or Paladin, on the other hand is quite a change in fire control...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    There were certainly bad decisions made that were contributing to the wear on the C3 fleet, and potentially accidents, not the least of which is the mad rush cross country after cease firing, with the gun bouncing in the air. I don't doubt there have been a number of incidents where a subunit...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    The accident rate with the C3, I would venture, is higher than it was with the C1. The thing is, you could be fully alert towing a C3 and it can roll. I know of an incident where it happened moving just from the gun RV to the gun position, so a few hundred metres, and the gun started swaying...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Actually, I know of at least two cases where a M777 has rolled, and after a pre-fire check was found to be g2g. With the trail arms folded up in the travel position, they and the spades act something like crash bars. Incidentally, the M777 is very susceptible to trailer sway too, and rolls more...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Unless something's changed, from my own experience, I know P Res Arty units had to spend the same amount of time to achieve the driving experience before being authorized to transport Troops, the same as any other driver; the lack of this experience definitely became a confounding factor...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    On this date twelve years ago there was a terrible accident in which Gnr Keyes-Oliver was killed https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/military-family-and-carleton-u-mourn-reservist-killed-while-training-1.735323 Having seen the bulk of the information related to the investigation, I know that...
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    Tom Hanks may star as WW2 CO of destroyer in "Greyhound" movie

    It's good to see someone with your experience recommending the movie, I certainly enjoyed it but I'm no expert in that history; I've noticed in a lot of comments sections elsewhere a lot of Navy history dilettante's sound like this guy
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    Review sought after officer kills BC woman in New Brunswick

    The media certainly leaned into what seemed topical about this story, but not helping was Inspector Robinson laughing while responding to a question about it. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/this-was-racially-motivated-says-grandmother-of-tofino-woman-shot-and-killed-by-n-b-police-1.4969770...
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