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« on: 09 May 2019, 10:14:18 PM »

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/09/hellfire-missile-fing-swords-attached-it-pentagon-unveils-new-weapon

I had to double-take to see if it was released on 1st April....

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« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019, 10:26:53 PM »

I saw this too.

I did wonder what the point of the blades was. As surely a 50kg solid missile fired at a person is really going to ruin their day, let alone with a few blades attached to it.
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« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2019, 10:57:52 PM »

Someone was likely reading some Iain M Banks novels, read about knife missiles and had a lightbulb moment...
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« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2019, 07:27:46 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2019, 08:27:03 AM »

I saw this too.

I did wonder what the point of the blades was. As surely a 50kg solid missile fired at a person is really going to ruin their day, let alone with a few blades attached to it.

You don't have to quite so pinpoint if the physical footprint is larger. But I'm not sure how the blades actually deploy. It is reaching a point with Hellfire that it's a missile where you need to really know your target set first. I spoke an air gunner a few weeks ago and we discussed their new AP incendiary WH - primarily for anti-FIAC use.  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2019, 10:41:29 AM »


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« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2019, 12:11:10 PM »

Won't be the first military white elephant!
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« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2019, 01:45:37 PM »

"AP incendiary WH - primarily for anti-FIAC use."

Am out of date on acryonms - armour piercing incendiary Warhammer, and FIAC???

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« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2019, 01:48:47 PM »

Fast Inshore/Incoming Attack/Assault Craft .... AFAIK Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2019, 01:51:42 PM »

Ah, FAC - fast attack craft in old money.

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