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 Posted: Thu Dec 24th, 2009 03:01 pm
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I guess this post has been dead for a while, but I just noticed it while waiting for the in-laws to arrive and I thought I could add my two cents worth. I've been on the receiving end of short barrages of 105mm rockets and 60-120mm mortars while in Iraq and the one thing that stood out to me was that instead of a boom or a bang, its a "WHOOOSH-SLAM-WHUMP!" Really takes the breath out of you and louder than you would think (its also a good part of the reason I am partially deaf). I guess that is about what shot would have sounded like. Shell probably would have had more of the "BANG!" I'm curious about canister. I'm a tanker and we still use a canister round (which, interestingly enough still looks just like the ACW round, just with a much larger charge). Fired from a tank, the canister round it doesn't sound any different than any other round, but I do wonder about what it would sound like at the other end... Thoughts anyone?

Merry Christmas to all!

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