Tank Destroyers

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  1. jgoodguy

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    Wiki says yes but very limited
     
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    they are called like that. missile carriers are not line of sight weapon systems (they can do that of course). the idea is that some infantry way forward 'paints' the tasrget and whoosh.
     
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    choppers really like someone on the ground to 'paint' the target. or at least another chopper doing that because for a line of sight attack they need o stay stationary. what do you think a tank gun does to a chopper with any of the munitions in the tank?
     
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  4. Kirk's Raider's

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    True that the anti tank missiles that are now close to fifty years old made the TDs obsolete.
    The TDs were certainly useful up to Circa 1969.
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    Originally US Army choppers used TOW missiles in Vietnam during the 1972 North Vietnamese invasion. They were wire guided missiles. Has long as the chopper could stay out of range of a Soviet Dhaska 12.7mm gun the choppers were fine. If the North Vietnamese towed 23mm anti aircraft guns that's a different story.
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    1972 being the word here - don't know about you, but i was 8 years old most of that year
     
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    I can remember going to Red Stone Arsenal Huntsville Al on grade school trip and seeing the hot new technology 1st Gen TOW missile demonstrated.
     
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    by some scientist with a wernher von braun like accent? [​IMG]
     
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    about a certain obersturmbannf├╝hrer von braun

     
  10. jgoodguy

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    I remember little other than the tow missile, looking at the wire, a radar demonstration and not much more.
     
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  12. Kirk's Raider's

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    That is relevant to the thread exactly how?
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  13. Kirk's Raider's

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    Not sure if Werner Von Braun had anything to do with the TOW missile..
    If the US didn't utilize Nazi scientists the Soviets would have.
    The French aircraft company Dassault owned by a French Jew hired Nazi aircraft designers who's design for the 1960s era Mirage 3 formed the backbone of the Israeli and South African Air Forces. Buisness is buisness so what if we used Nazi scientists.
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    Which has what to do with the TOW? I already mentioned that TOW stands for Tube Optical Wire. The clip above deales with an air to ship radio controlled missile which was very advanced for it's era.
    Your talking apples and I am taking an orange.
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  15. rittmeister

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    that it was a long time ago
     
  16. Kirk's Raider's

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    Up
    No kidding but this is a history forum.
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