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    During the Battle of Yorktown the Americans and French used three different types of artillery which where categorized as howitzers, cannons, and mortars. Each piece of artillery had a different use or propose during the battle. Since the artillery was not as precise as it is today, the success of the artillery fell upon the expertise and talent of the gun crews. Most crews where a six man team made up of a Gun Commander, Firer, Vent Tender, Ram and Sponge, Worm and Loader, Powder Handler, and the Powder Box Handler. Cannons where broken up into two classifications, field guns and siege cannons. The field guns were lightweight and could be repositioned with little effort. They fired sold ball rounds along with grapeshot and canisters in…

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    The United States Army Air Defense Artillery had small but important roles in the Korean War. Although most the units were filling non-Air Defense roles, there are a few that set themselves above and beyond their sister units due to their actions. These units fulfilling roles other than air defense were using the M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, which was a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon. This weapon was based upon the M5 light tank chassis, but modified to fulfill the air defense role.…

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    Air Defense History

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    Many people may not know that Air Defense Artillery lineage comes from Coastal Artillery Corps. It was created after the revolutionary war in order to protect the United States coasts against naval attacks and bombardments by ships. Air Defense Artillery has come a long way and has had to continuously evolve in order to protect the US from adversaries and danger. From the Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M-16 Halftrack to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, the mission has always been to protect…

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    Mexican-American war even though the battle took place days before America declared war on Mexico. The battle was short lived, proving the American artillery tactics and armament far superior to that of Mexico. The number of casualties Mexico took during this short battle was more than double that of America. Zachary Taylor, an American General from Virginia, was born in 1784. He was born into a wealthy family of slave owners and always wanted to be a military man. At the age of 24, he…

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    length of the village was less than a mile long and about several blocks in width. At the time, Chipyong-ni was in the east-west center of South Korea, approximately forty miles south of the 88th parallel; it was located fifty miles east of the city of Seoul. This village positioned fifteen miles northwest of Wonju, and twenty miles north of Yoju, Chipyong-ni was part of the Chipyong-Wonju-Yoju triad. The triad of villages shared a series of narrow gravel roads. U.S. forces found these roads…

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    The information I gathered for this weapon is also on “HistoryNet Weapons of World War 1” which states, “The 20th century’s most significant leap in traditional weapons technology was the increased lethality of artillery due to improvements in gun design, range and ammunition‚—a fact that was all too clear in the Great War, when artillery killed more people than any other weapon did. Some giant guns could hurl projectiles so far that crews had to take into account the rotation of the earth when…

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    The Union Army entered the war with a strong advantage in artillery. It had ample manufacturing capacity in Northern factories, and it had a well-trained and professional officer corps manning that branch of the service. Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt, who was the chief of artillery for the Army of the Potomac for part of the war, was well recognized as a most efficient organizer of artillery forces, and he had few peers in the practice of the sciences of gunnery and logistics. Another example was…

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    problems for the formation and the training of the artillery Soldiers. The discussion about solutions goes through some alternatives to manage that situation or at least, finding a balance between Soldier’s preparation and resources management. One of the feasible alternatives to this problem would be increase the number of combined exercises among the artillery subsystems in order to save some resources. This way, instead of doing a certain number of exercises per year, it is possible to do…

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    was changing so rapidly that there was a demand for new creations and inventions that scientists were becoming very in demand. The civil war was a good learning curve for many other armies, the learned thus use of mass transportation was very efficient. The rail ways were key to moving troops and weaponry quickly and in large numbers from point A to point B. Trains could move from 10 to 15 times faster than soldiers marching on foot. Boats had also come a long way in a short period of time…

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    Raven Operator Training

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    the Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) into the smoke-filled sky, commencing to loiter over adversary locations (Arriola, 2009). Referencing the personal account above, a middling Service Member (SM), would perceive that I held the aeronautical designation 15W UAV Operator; nevertheless, I lacked vital Aviation understanding, resulting in no comprehension of Aviation theory, law, dynamics, or airspace procedures. However, this was not due to an absence of attention in the Raven or Puma…

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