Originally posted by backinblack
Saying your guys have a 300-1 kill ratio would leave many assuming it was a fair battle of man on man..
They wouldn't consider airsupport etc..
Just keeping it real.
I didn't get that out of it myself. It appears to be a ratio, a kill ratio. In that event, the "1" listed on the right is a "kill", he's dead - not
the ONE guy doing the killing. It's a ratio of deaths, not a statement of how many corpses that single guy piled up before his untimely demise, and
doesn't specify just what all went into the killing - just that so many died on either side under certain parameters relevant to that ratio. By
relevant parameters, I mean that if you change the parameters to include, say cooks, bottle washers, balloon riggers and underwater basket weavers on
the coast, that ratio is going to change. The ratio for regular troopers, who have larger numbers will change the ratio if they're included, and if
the ratio applies to a single action by one dedicated group, they'll be different from the same numbers including an entire front. Doesn't necessarily
mean that each and every one gored the same number of bullfighters.
The numbers left after a gunship run called in by a single RTO may not necessarily mean the guy to his left built a wall of the bodies of the enemy he
personally killed to cover behind - it's the ratio of a specific grouping, not of each individual.
I'm not familiar with TACP, but if they're like the Air Fore CCTs that go in with small SpecOps units from other branches to liase and call down hell
on the opposition, I personally would give them credit for the gut pile, because without their liaison and direction of the air support, those results
would likely not have been achieved.
Of course, that's just me...
Edit to add: basic combat loadout for an infantryman is what, 210 rounds? be a hell of a trick to zap 300 guys with that in a single action. I suppose
you could do it if they lined up just right and stood still for you, but they seem to dislike doing that. Now, over the course of several
actions, and factoring in support weapons and air support, well, could happen... works even better if the opposition lines up shoulder to shoulder, 10
guys deep, and just run right at you, and keep on coming. I know a guy who dropped WELL over 100 of the opposition in just such a scenario, in a
single action, in a place way south of here, south of Panama even, in a war that "wasn't happening" - didn't exist. Burnt the barrel off of an M60
doing it - but even he had an assistant gunner, who I reckon gets to take credit for half of those.
Bummer. cut his kill ratio in half right there.
edit on 2011/1/19 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)