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Old 01-06-2024, 05:54 PM   #21
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Default Re: M270/HIMARS MLRS-style launcher pod reload

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Since high crew survival rates are built into modern U.S. military doctrine, it makes sense that the USMC and USA got rid of their towed artillery.
Uh, the M777 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M777_howitzer) seems to be in current service with both of the branches mentioned above.
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Old 01-06-2024, 07:20 PM   #22
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Default Re: M270/HIMARS MLRS-style launcher pod reload

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Uh, the M777 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M777_howitzer) seems to be in current service with both of the branches mentioned above.
To be fair the weapon appears to be airlifted instead of towed much of the time.
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Old 01-09-2024, 03:42 PM   #23
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Default Re: M270/HIMARS MLRS-style launcher pod reload

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Ve2 didn't anticipate this particular weapon system. It makes "rocket launchers" with all kinds of tubes and loading mechanisms but "replace all tubes with a new set of tubes" makes it kind of a "meta- weapon" rather than a simple weapon.

I'm sure that what Anthony did was use the Real World figures for how long it takes to replace the launcher module. Also, those probably should be for optimal conditions like "got the module carrying and lifting vehicle parked in just the right place".
It is more akin to multiple disposable tubes together. Vehicles talks about multiple disposable tubes. Also in the shots part it talks about how many shots you can do before reload and lists disposable tubes there too..
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