posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 08:33 PM
I have some questions.
Does Duke university's Leslie Collins work helped any with IEDs?
Is IED active denial system up and running yet? Is there a sapper dedicated airborne (chopper) system? Are the anti player strikes coordinated with
I take it that all available FLIRs are used as much as possible, but who gets assigned to road scanning for diesel burning? Where do they usually
soften up the asphalt, how far outside of urban areas and how accurate is their intel on convoy movement?
Since Predator is armed I take it they do the bulk of surveying, but since they are run by PMCs how's the comm trickle down and do they inform the
stompers in time?
Have they used kids for setting up diversionary burns while setting up in another area? How often do they use diversionary burns to disrupt resupply
Do they use anti-personnel magnesium/aluminum/phosphorous burns? If they do, are they of directed or dispersed type? Do they usually use them as
defensive of offensive measure? Have they used them to gas a push crew with toxic burn of after drawing them into a structure?
Usually after gassing the push crew, the support panics and runs in to get them out, that's when the armor is hit, some small arms, a few mortars and
players quickly dissolve.
Do players pool their resources and target particular supply convoys or run attrition on TOPs?
Are the "auctions" mapped out? Who has the biggest share and who channels?
Do you know the sapper KIA rate? Is it steady or spiking?
Do they get specifically targeted by fake IED ambushes to be attacked by secondary devices?
How extensively do sapper use K9s? In anti-sapper ambushes, have the players planted rags soaked in blood from a bitch in heat to throw of the sapper
Have SAD crews found any PVC or ribbed flex pipe rooters that snake under roads/structures? If they have what is the frequency rate? Watch out for
those guys, those are "sleepers".
What is the rate of corner stick use? Not sure how you boys designate those these days, but it's a home made corner shaped charge about a meter
long, with a copper tube insert. Sometimes the tube is filled with barrings, sometimes its a solid core. They are usually placed in a checkered
pattern and get usually tucked in right against the curb, or against walls. When hidden in the curb, 45 degree angle provides excellent anti-material
capability and is usually used to disable armor for ambush, or a hit and run anti-personal blast.
In anti-armor ambushes the solid copper core insert rips the tracks, busts rollers and totally disintegrates tires. On Striker are the run flats
still filled with air or has foam fill made it's way down to the lines? It it has, does the extra weight from the slats pushes the foam out from the
seals? If it does I suspect it's a b!tch cleaning it of.
Since CTIS has to be switched of and the tires pumped to 90psi, how badly does it effect of pavement performance? How often do they get stuck and who
gets the sh!t detail of towing them out? (especially when under fire...) I sure hope you guys don't throw a bunch of engineer core nubs on it.
I bet players used that to draw a Striker team into soft sand, put up a weak skirmish and dissolve, only to set up mortars and weight for engineers to
come in. That just got to suck. For every pig stuck in sand you got to roll out M1s with full air support scanning the entire area.
I also bet that knowing how it goes players also used it to divert resources from actual attacks.
Are the bases still arranged in the usual cluster fak arrangement or does everybody still sprints to the dig twice a day?
Has the motor pool got its act together or you guys still get stranded?
Given ammo shortages do you guys shot through the perimeter or on sight only?
A lot of question, I know, but what the heck.
Back in 1999 I dealt with similar situations, so that's why I'm curios if things changed at all.
Let me know or PM me.