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Stryker IM-SHORAD Vehicle   Army Guns 20+mm

Started 5-Oct by autogun; 808 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

Absolutely; they should be expecting things like the Orbiter 1K, not just targets like the Predator.

And it should have a lot more stingers; something like an APKWS type launcher that holds 7-12 on each side, so that it can deal with swarms of drones.

The 4 shot box is a 1989 throwback that holds 4x individual stinger missile launcher tubers in a box, which is super space inefficient.

In terms of the cannon, I wonder it its manually aimed with a joystick, or whether it automatically locks on and tracks targets like CIWS?

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

6-Oct

I really think that there is some kind of mature FCS agains flying targets, optic-based and computer augmented.

Besides, yes, I thought the same: they need a lot of shoots if a shitstorm begin. And an APWKS-II derivative would be more than enough for shooting down Cat I UAV... although they have to take care about backslash.

Rheinmetall 40mm airburst system would be even more useful than M230L as point defense. And maybe, just maybe, Hellfire can reach cat II UAV

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

6-Oct

I have doubts that Stinger is of much use against smaller drones with electric motors or small gasoline engines.

And that 30mm cannon is low-velocity piece. lacking range for anti air work. 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

6-Oct

The Hellfires are for AFVs and helicopters.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

Just found a good video of the Hellfires being used against large (Predaorish) drones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfVeZZPUyIw

Red7272

From: Red7272

6-Oct

gatnerd said:

Just found a good video of the Hellfires being used against large (Predaorish) drones:

Still has the HEAT warhead. Really needs a different warhead and a proximity fuze. Not all targets will be so docile.

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