posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 04:06 AM
Well all we hear about is cornershot rifles, .50 caliber sniper rifles, advanced soldier headsets....
But here's the bad news: They're not practical!!!
They'll break down amidst rubble and debris ( hell this is city warfare, fragile pieces of technology couldn't live up to the endurance needed in
such battles). And the famed .50 cal: it's too heavy for being carried along, it slows down the sniper who needs mobility in city warfare(ever heard
of changing position after a couple of shots
); furthermore, it's extended range is of no use in an urban environment.
In fact in this type type of warfare what matters the most are the tactics:
Hunter-killer cells, which are always on the move, are very effective, a small group of five (one sniper,one machine gunner, one heavy
ordonance guy( RPGs...) and two rifle men) could wreak havoc into an organized army ( the first Chechen war. In fact in the second, the russians used
the same tactics: special forces would form hunter-killer cells and rely on artillerie).
Sniper groups of six are also effective: one sniper, his observer which has a sniper rifle also ( could shoot if the main sniper misses)
and four riflemen behind them which draw fire if the group is spotted.
Therefore, dispersed cells like these (even if equiped with rudimentery weapons) could win a battle against troops armed to the teeth!!