Military training: The Navy's phantom bombing range
By Eric Adams
Posted 01.31.2003 at 5:03 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.
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