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|Subject: True story from when I, Jung, was in Afghanistan Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:45 pm|| |
We were in the middle of a five hour firefight and the enemy was
shooting 82mm mortars at us. Their first round landed about 10m away from one of our towers. Each round they
fired got farther and farther away from our position until they were over 600m off. I think they were
raising the cannon up to shoot farther and lowering it to shoot closer
when, in fact, the opposite is what works. This is the iCom (type of radio) chatter we
intercepted after they fired about 10 rounds:
Taliban Commander "What is wrong? Why aren't you hitting them?"
Taliban Mortarman "Our targeting is good...they have some kind of force field deflecting our rounds"
Taliban Commander "OK, stop shooting. Save the ammo for tomorrow"
Two days later they were shooting mortars at us again.
Taliban Fighter "I think the force field is still up"
Nothing like good old American magic...
Side note: We ended up getting a brand spanking new white power generator in a few days prior. I'm guessing that's the "force field generator".
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