Were any US/NATO SPAAGs or land based anti aircraft gun systems used in combat since Korea prior to the C-RAM? Either in their intended role or pressed into direct fire service.
>>50022215AA is for poor countries that don't have 3 different Air Forces.
>>50022215>Were any US/NATO SPAAGs or land based anti aircraft gun systems used in combat since KoreaNot really, after Korea the focus shifted to SAMs. It's what's killed potentially hilarious memeworthy designs like pic related. That's probably a good thing for the soldiers who would have relied on them - but it also kinda sucks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M163_VADS#History_of_serviceAccording to Wiki M113 Vulcan got some kills with Israel (Counts as US)
>>50022222Checked.The /k/ube agrees. 444st, even the captcha got trips.
>>50022302Using that as an antipersonnel weapon would have been based as fuck.
>>50022326Not just anti-personnel. Rounds that big would also do terrible things to APCs and technicals.
>>50022215VADS and Duster were used in 'nam against ground targets.VADS, Hawk, and Roland were also used in their intended roles off the top of my head with Hawk being very successful.Iraq had Crotales during Iran-Iraq and Gulf War but I don't think they ever fired them in anger.
>>50022215VADS, the m42 duster and quad M2 mounts all saw use in Vietnam on ground targets
>>50022215Oerlikon KDAs had numerous friendly fire incidents
>>50022222>when you have the best air force>when the second best air force is your navy's air force>when your navy's army has a top ten air force>when your army's air force has more aviation assets than your allies normal air forces>when you use this air power to to bring justice to the world, dispensing freedom as the shining city upon a hill
>>50024755Duster proved to be very effective in the anti-infantry role in nam.
>>50024906For a while the US Army was the world's largest navy in terms of hulls.
>>50022326>>50024595Just imagine the alternate world where SAMs never made it past the drawing board, and you're the gunner on one of those things in the modern world, with the best modern fire control and sensors. Imagine everyone in the tank laughing like madmen as the squadron crests the hill and starts firing long bursts of frag rounds into the Chinese trenches. What measures would the Medical Corps take to deal with the high rate of priapism you would find in those units?