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Old 06-27-2018, 05:36 PM   #11
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Is the LAG an airburst weapon?
Depends on what you load it with. It takes the 20mm projectiles that originated with the MG151/20, most of which are explosive and/or incendiary. South Africa produced the MG151/20 as an aircraft weapon post-WWII, and so the projectiles are available there -- the South African arms industry has some odd things in use.

So the LAG doesn't have the fancy airbust-at-laser-measured-distance functions of the OICW, but it has projectiles that will detonate shortly after going through a shett of glass, wood or thin metal,
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:34 PM   #12
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So the LAG doesn't have the fancy airbust-at-laser-measured-distance functions of the OICW, but it has projectiles that will detonate shortly after going through a shett of glass, wood or thin metal,
This also means you don't have to fire twice (once with the laser, once with the gun) and the ammo is much, much cheaper.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:30 AM   #13
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This also means you don't have to fire twice (once with the laser, once with the gun) and the ammo is much, much cheaper.
And not so useful against enemies in cover or defilade.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:54 AM   #14
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This also means you don't have to fire twice (once with the laser, once with the gun) and the ammo is much, much cheaper.
The OICW didn't hve a weapon grade laser. It had just a regular low power laser that measured distance and reported that to the internal computer which set an electronic fuse with millisecond accuracy.

Nobody was making grenades airburst by shooting them with lasers and I don't see why that would be proposed with a future weapon.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #15
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And not so useful against enemies in cover or defilade.
I'd still rather arm troops with it than the XM-25.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:40 PM   #16
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Nobody was making grenades airburst by shooting them with lasers and I don't see why that would be proposed with a future weapon.
I said nothing about shooting the grenade with the laser. I was referring to painting the target with the targeting laser so the grenade warhead could get proper range information. In that respect "shooting the laser" was a poor phrase choice.
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