Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog
What could they have to gain by upgrading if those computers do everything required of them?
And the things are still working after all this time, I think that says something about their quality.
99% of the time, the tracking is wrong and has to be manually input. For god sakes they still use roller drum maps instead of gps. Dosnt sound hard, and its not, its just time consuming and during war, time matters. 5-20 seconds to heigth correct a target is enough time for them to fire 2-3 more times depending on what type of system is doing the firing.
@ :27 seconds you can see the old drum maps they use.
EDIT: you have no idea how well they work LOL. in my 2 years at fort hood, we had a total of about 5 in are unit and only 2 worked correctly. the other 3 had mechanics being flown out to the field...seriously being dropped off in a heli and taken to our location to do repairs that were patch jobs that lasted a few hours before it blew a line, or the 50 foot anaconda cable ruptured(weights about 1000lbs)Edited by Blue Destroyer - 3/17/11 at 4:21pm