Military training: The Navyâ€™s phantom bombing range
By Eric AdamsPosted 01.31.2003 at 4:03 pm 0 Comments
A marine forward observer finds the target with his binoculars. He radios the coordinates to a Navy gunner aboard a destroyer, who fires a 5-inch shell toward an enemy weapons depotlocated just outside a small island's largest city. The projectile flies 12 miles and scores a direct hit. The marine observer watches the explosion and radios a confirmation back to the ship. Then it's on to the next target: enemy headquarters.