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Blehh

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#1 15 years ago

Ok how the hell do the radiomen give coordinates for a target (say a bunker on a hill straight ahead of 'em) using a frickin' map!? And how does the artillery (battleship or emplacements whichever) calculate that and fire for effect? How does artillery work!? I'm just so baffled by it.

Note: I'm referring to real artillery, not in BF1942.




Vulcan_X2

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#2 15 years ago

The "radiomen" are given a map made up by intelligence, they make a map of the battlefield, put it on a computer, make coordinates on it (b4,f7, like on battleship) then it goes to the soldiers, and every soldier uses the same map.




rondolini2000

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#3 15 years ago

Well if your on the ground like i am its a little different.... there are three methods.... 1. use a map as stated previously and give the coordinates in six digits for instance "grid 123456" with an altitude then adjust the first round onto tartget and then fire for effect. 2. give a direction to target using a compass then a distance and do the same as above. 3. do step 2....before you engage target and record as known point and adjust off of it onto target....




Blehh

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#4 15 years ago

So in WWII for example, the Recon planes would take pictures of the battlefield (IE where Bunkers are positioned etc) and then a finished copy is given to all the soldiers for that mission with coordinates that are input into the computer from where the artillery is fired from?

(When it comes to numbers I get confused easily :uhoh: )