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Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 12:05:17 AM   
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Always wondered why USN personel did not utilize protective gear vs the Royal Navy regarding ammunition handling....any thoughts?
It seems that the USN personel use gear for there larger guns but not AA.

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 12:06:19 AM   
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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 12:18:11 AM   
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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 1:17:22 AM   
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Id like to know whos aiming the gun???

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 1:31:07 AM   
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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 1:32:35 AM   
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Well it is flash protection but I don't think it was necessarily protection against their own ammo but from enemy ordinance. Any one who has ever worked with those heavy gloves on can tell you that they are very clumsy and would slow down the rate that you could move ammo. Also the sailor on the British ship is working in cold weather. Once again, having been there, handling metal objects in frigid weather is not easy on the hands. And, wearing heavy gloves in warm weather is just as uncomfortable.

Not to say that the flash protection was not a good idea. It was.....

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 2:02:06 AM   
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quote:

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Id like to know whos aiming the gun???


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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 2:07:40 AM   
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quote:

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Id like to know whos aiming the gun???


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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 11:23:17 AM   
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The gear that Jack is wearing is anti-flash gear, designed to prevent burns from explosions. When I was in the DC party we always closed up to action stations in anti-flash.

Here's Jolly Jack all dressed up with once-only suit and gas masks in belts around their waists.




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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 12:02:46 PM   
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It is a gun drill, and under the direction of a fire control director.

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/9/2012 5:33:43 PM   
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Most of the RN's work was in Northern climates.
Most of the USN's work was in tropical climates.
Heat loading to rapid heat exhaustion likely played into the differences on policy.
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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/10/2012 7:31:52 PM   
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Sprior, is that off the Scottish coast or the Falklands? Also your cartoon avitar (?) is that from a book about sailing? Sodd's Law?

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/10/2012 7:41:35 PM   
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Sprior, is that off the Scottish coast or the Falklands? Also your cartoon avitar (?) is that from a book about sailing? Sodd's Law?


Falklands

No, it's Nigel Molesworth.

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RE: Ammo Handling - 12/11/2012 9:21:31 AM   
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Pic 1 - USN - Probably some Pacific in summer/tropics - you really don't want to wear anything more
Pic 2 - RN - Probably Northern Atlantic/North Sea - It is rather cold there most of the year do you know?

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