Detecting a transmission from nearby moon LV, the ship's computer, Mother, awakens the crew. Company policy requires any potential distress signal be investigated, so they land on the moon, sustaining damage from its atmosphere and rocky landscape.
Joint Attack Pathfinder Teams Light v8. Because of modern reconnaissance and surveillance equipment mounted in pods one fellow can stay above 7, feet Max effective range of a Further he can carry aerial relay equipment solving many Urban Combat communication problems.
They could even provide timely small parts delivery and non critical evacuation [liaison] capabilities and on and on. I am absolutely as disgusted as you at the mindless approaches to the need for tracked Armor and Surveillance.
Big problem is we have " computer fever " and a "UAV mind set" in the war rooms. We want to win wars by pushing buttons in an air-conditioned office in Colorado.
And the public goes ballistic over casualties because they have been led to believe we can fight wars and not lose Soldiers. Iraq War I made it seem like we would never have to fight a bloody war again. In 18 months of flying very low over some of the toughest spots in Vietnam--DMZ to the Delta, our aircraft never took a single round.
I have had helicopter pilots who were in Vietnam that worked with the YOs contact me and sing the praises of this quiet aircraft. My brother was a Mohawk pilot during TET and could tell you how many restrictions were placed on the Mohawk that severely limited its capability.
My father was in World War II and combat infantryman. He doesn't understand why our Soldiers are driving around in open vehicles and gather in large groups. I have read some of your postings and you make a lot of sense. The Stryker for instance. Interesting that the Germans went more and more to tank treads.
The only way to get changes made is to reprove some of these concepts without ouching the UAV crowd--although there is getting to be a lot of grumbling about the lack of capability from these aircraft--in fact TRADOC as much as said the communications map won't be worked out until !
An Army Colonel writes in: CAS started a very long time ago as an extension of observation. In WWI pilots flew as observers but after getting shot at from the ground and perhaps because all boys like to blow things up, they decided it would be a lot more fun to drop things on the people who were shooting and even the ones who were not.
Very rapidly they started shooting at one another in the air after a brief period of civility, the Knights of the Air thing and thus the fighter was born.
Fighter pilots felt it was a lot more exciting to try and shoot one another. After all it was pretty friggin boring to fly around with a guy up front or behind you doing all the serious work and all you had to count on was getting plinked away at by the guys on the ground that the guy behind you was trying to target.
There was a lull between wars as the fighter pilots came back with regailing stories of how they won the war and the concept of bombing people into submission became vogue. The peacetime military thinkers who had the best of intentions after seeing the horrors of trench warfare with artillery and gas bought into this hook line and sinker and began building their aerial armadas.
Fast forward to WWII and Hitler is using his Heinkel s to bomb England and Stukas to blast the Poles and Russians and rapidly we figure we need a counter so we develop all manner of responses and they culminate with the B and the P and P Notice that I did not include the Mustang which everyone loves but aside from fantastic range was not the superior fighter that everyone touts it to have been, at least not up against the advanced FWs the ones not sabotaged by slave labor.
But noticeably lacking in all the back-slapping stories of glory and validating Giulio Douhet's ideas amazing since he was in fact Italian and ultimately court martialed for being a poor sport yet we listened to him was any recognition of the air power that really won the war.
It wasn't mentioned because it wasn't considered air power, it was considered artillery and for crying out loud, those people were too much like Soldiers, I mean they lived in the mud and got dirty for heaven's sake and who ever heard of a movie being made about a Fire Support Officer plotting counter-battery?
No, movies were made about Gregory Peck and B17s and all manner of proper air warriors They were the first CAS aircraft because they put artillery on target and they did so at a time when the Germans had 88mm AAA and plenty of machine guns every bit as effective at bringing down small airplanes as the stuff the Iraqi terrorists have today.
Unfortunately for the Army Air Services however they were considered 'artillery' and not part of the Air Corps and therefor not really pilots or even airplanes.
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