wrote this crap:
>Horvath is partly correct - I live a long way from the artillery impact
>point. I do, however, live pretty close to their firing point and they
>do make a bit of noise when fired.
You can hear the firing line? That's really hard to believe. But
I've never been to Fort Hood and I haven't seen the artillery range.
The artillery battery likes to set up where they can't be seen or
heard. The biggest threat to artillery is counter-artillery. If they
can see you, they can kill you. Even the rounds can be tracked by
I've never been to Fort Hood, but I know that the artillery battery
likes to set up next to a treeline. That will mask their sound and
position. I imagine a treeline is hard to find in Texas.
The Company Commander of the artillery battalion has the job of,
"Laying the battery." Once the cannons stop moving he has just five
minutes to lay it and fire off the first round. And they do it every
time. When all the guns fire at once, it's a very loud noise.
>So far as the Bradleys and MDTs if we're sitting on our upper deck we
>can sometime see them menuevering. The only thing between us and them
>is part of the golf course, a small road and a perimiter fence of barbed
>wire - yes, I can hear them.
That fence won't stop a Bradley. The fence is to keep people out.
Live long and prosper.