AH-1W combat footage from Iraq


November 27, 2005, 08:46 PM

The 20mm gunfire didn't seem especially accurate in the shots I saw, but I take it that the gun is intended as more of an area suppression weapon?

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November 27, 2005, 09:17 PM
Off the cuff, I'd say each shot went exactly where aimed.


I don't think the gun is stabilized and it is a moving helicopter. I would think a hover would be even MORE unstable than one doing a strafing run. Also, that 20mm is primarily an anti-vehicle weapon, it just works on people real good.

November 27, 2005, 09:22 PM
Many years ago, I was Scarface 48, flying the Marine's first Cobra, the G model, in Viet Nam. Everything we shot back then was ballistic. Even so, we would work right up to about 20 meters from the friendly lines when we had to scrape the VC or NVA off our people.

These shots show a quantum leap in sight technology and guidance. Nice.

Be Well,


November 27, 2005, 09:27 PM
Those look like little puffs of dust from the cannon fire... but I bet it's like all hell breaking loose if you are down in it! :evil:


Bob F.
November 27, 2005, 09:48 PM
Yes, 'tis better to give than to receive! For sure!!

November 27, 2005, 09:54 PM
Here's the real url for those of us with flash issues:

November 27, 2005, 09:58 PM
Nice war-porn....:rolleyes:

Comes complete with angry soundtrack, moral authority movie sound-bite to appeal to the products of pop culture and a "greatest hits" collection of enemy deaths thereby proving our superiority.

The string-pullers should hire the guy that put this together....

November 27, 2005, 10:03 PM
Yeah....cool ain't it.

November 28, 2005, 09:19 PM
Now you see em, now you don't!

November 29, 2005, 09:13 AM
It seems the link is gone.

Too bad!

November 29, 2005, 06:09 PM
Yes, the 20mm is considered an "Area" weapon along with the 2.75" rockets. The TOW and Hellfire are the precision "Point" weapons.

I miss the Cobra. Seeing vids like this one really bring back some memories.

DAWGS! Why do we? Because we can! (if you know what that means, HOOAAHH!) :evil:

November 29, 2005, 06:44 PM
anything on full-auto is an area weapon, really. My lil M60 is meant to produce a beaten-zone, not hit one specific spot.

November 29, 2005, 06:49 PM
Ooo. Nice. Even has a nice Pulp Fiction audio clip.

November 29, 2005, 07:00 PM
I forget what Du Hast means, but it and that clip were made for each other.

November 29, 2005, 09:15 PM
Pretty unaccurate gun shooting there.

Wanna see some serious gun action?

Pull up some A-10 videos and you'll enjoy them for sure. ;)

November 30, 2005, 12:36 PM
Du hast = You have.

Auf Deutsch.

November 30, 2005, 04:08 PM
At some point in that footage, I thought I heard somebody say 'Son, make that thing go AWAY'...and it went away.

November 30, 2005, 04:12 PM
Those little 2.75 rockets are pretty damn cool. I never realized that they don't fly in a straight line.

November 30, 2005, 06:23 PM
Du hast = You have.

In this particular case, since the US-English language does not have a letter to translate directly with '▀' (es-set), 'st' is used in its place. The German word is actually ha▀.

Du hast
Du hast mich

You hate
You hate me

December 1, 2005, 02:16 AM
You hate
You hate me

You hate me (what what) ?

That's the part I can't pick out.

December 1, 2005, 02:44 AM
It's supposed to be ambiguous whether it's "you have me" or "you hate me" in the song (they are pronounced, but not spelled, the same way), but at the end of the chorus it resolves it by saying "du hast mich gefragt" or "you have asked me".

December 1, 2005, 03:22 AM
They're doing a lot better against insurgents than they did against actual coherent military forces in the first Gulf War.

December 1, 2005, 06:29 AM
Oh, what the hey...

Going back to college German here...

I believe the lyrics are:

Du hast mich gefragt und Ich hab' nichts gesagt


You asked me and I said nothing.

The German word for hate just doesn't make sense in the context of the rest of the phrase.

According to the lyrics on the CD liner, it's "hast" or have.

December 1, 2005, 12:43 PM
Uh, did you listen to the English version done by Rammstein?

December 2, 2005, 06:26 AM
Uh, did you listen to the English version done by Rammstein?

Nope. Didn't know there was an English version.

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