Monday, 7 March 2005

black hawk down postmortem

After watching "Black Hawk Down" on TV recently, opswarfare has some thoughts about urban warfare. First, the issue of tactics. Seems almost all urban warfare films fail to show the use of smoke as a concealment of troop movement, especially across open spaces. Second is concerning the weapons. Seems that US forces don't have a RPG7-styled weapon that they can use. The M203 is plain too weak, in range or firepower. A possible solution may be bullet-trap grenades. It turns every rifleman into a grenadier, instead of just the soldier holding the M203. Of course this thoughts have not been hypothesized properly. Maybe another potential project article in the making?

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