mikkelmikkelmikkel220 karma2019-07-04 18:09:20 UTC
Ahh, the good 'ol UGLY callsign. Helped us more than anything.
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mikkelmikkelmikkel80 karma2019-07-04 22:24:25 UTC
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 karma2019-07-05 00:08:02 UTC
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 karma2019-07-04 23:57:42 UTC
I can imagine your mouth must feel like an personal dustbowl after detonation :)
mikkelmikkelmikkel8 karma2021-11-23 12:23:18 UTC
"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.
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