At 3/25/03 07:32 PM, Mr_Y wrote:
Ok, I guess I was talking about the wrong type of weapon. Never mind - Yeah, the great things technology nowadays brings us. And the variety of new ways you can die, too.
what wonders never cease. as i'm sure you know there is the MOAB (mother of all bombs) that is roughly the power of the Fat Man/Little Boy nuclear bombs without the obvious side effect of radiation. but we won't use that in Iraq because we need the civilians there to actually like us when we get there instead of having them drag Marines through the streets of Baghdad a la Mogadishu, Somalia. which is, of course, the whole reason why we use these GPS guided munnitions. if you limit the casualties caused by our bombing, they'll love us. and that's exactly what we want from them.
and let's not forget about the stuff on the ground. the M1A1 Abrams battle tank not only fires 120 mm shells but with incredible accuracy with its computerized targetting and laser rangefinders and two massive machine guns: a .50 cal. (scary. it'll rip through flesh like rice paper) and a 7.62 mm. all in all, a technilogical marvel of efficient killing.
the Apache attack helicopter got revamped from 1991 to 2003. it can now classify 120 different targets using its radar, decifer the most threatening targets, and transmit all the info to all the other helicopters with him and start an attack all within 30-45 seconds. amazing.
hmm, what else is there. plenty, and i'm sure i can go on forever with this stuff, but maybe later. but like i said before. the wonder that is the US military never ceases to amaze.