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mikkelmikkelmikkel220 karma

Ahh, the good 'ol UGLY callsign. Helped us more than anything.

mikkelmikkelmikkel80 karma

Hehe, no. Civilians have an easier time getting back to their lives if their compounds only have tiny holes in them :) Also, UGLY almost strafed one of our squads in a ditch (We are talking meters). So 30mm can be danger close aswell.

Edit: also never tried JDAM danger close. We had a GMLRS punch a hole in a roof kinda near us, but thats it. Big thanks to the brits, americans or whoever let us try that asset that day.

mikkelmikkelmikkel78 karma

The UK officers we had with us were great and super professionel. Things only got weird when a whole platoon of UK infantry moved in the camp. They did things we'd expect from the ANA. ("Throw your poopbags on the shit-pit, not between our tents. And dont pat the sniffer-dogs, they bite!" (poor guy lost some of his lip). Our scottish officer (don't remember his function) went by the name of Sexy Alfa, due to the way the callsign 6-8 Alfa sounds when spoken over the radio (in scottish). At least to our danish ears.

mikkelmikkelmikkel12 karma

I can imagine your mouth must feel like an personal dustbowl after detonation :)

mikkelmikkelmikkel8 karma

"Absence of the familiar, presence of the unfamiliar" (im sure i butchered that translation) was a common guideline we used for identifying both IEDs and as a general battle-indicator when stationed. Civies dissapearing or a piece of cloth tied to a fence/tree for no reason are big red flags.