OtherGround Forums Holy mother of god

4/6/20 12:20 AM
4/16/11
Posts: 1024

Phalanx CIWS. Could always hear them testing it even below deck with headphones on. Need a couple for the house. 

4/6/20 2:50 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 11527
looks like the game designers cribbed heavily off of videos showing the Phalanx and Goalkeeper CIWS systems.
4/6/20 2:52 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 11528
Russians have a massive dual 30mm CIWS system:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashtan_CIWS
4/6/20 4:09 AM
7/2/09
Posts: 7078

Somewhere 8 miles away some farmers field is getting LIT UP.

4/6/20 11:27 AM
6/24/07
Posts: 3439

I used to work on the CIWS when I was in the military. Shoots anywhere from 3500-4500 rounds per minute (depending on which mod it is) of tungsten rounds. If you stand near it when it fires, it literally takes your breath away.

Edited: 4/6/20 1:48 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 43888

I think it was during RIMPAC ‘96 (military naval exercise between many pacific rim countries), there was a live CIWS shoot conducted by a Japanese destroyer. An A-6 that was going to be retired after RIMPAC was towing a drone on a 9 mile tether for the ship to shoot at. 
 

The ideal sequence of events was to go like this:

-CIWS is confirmed de-armed.
-A-6 marks one top of the ship with the drone 9 miles behind it. 
-Ship arms CIWS *after* A-6 marks on top and is headed away from the ship. 
-CIWS engages and destroys the drone. 
-?? 
-Profit

 

Here's the actual sequence of events:

-Ship fucks up and arms CIWS *before* the A-6 marked on top. 
-As A-6 flew toward the ship towing the drone, CIWS engages and shoots down the A-6. 
-Luckily, both aircrew are not hit by depleted uranium rounds and are able to eject as the aircraft disintegrates around them. Both are recovered unharmed. 
 

I wonder what the CO of that Japanese ship is doing today?

 

Found an article about it:

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19960604&slug=2332840

4/6/20 2:53 PM
2/14/10
Posts: 12835
jgiveshead -

Somewhere 8 miles away some farmers field is getting LIT UP.

Yeah, that poor virtual bastard. Hopefully, none of his polygon cows were harmed.

4/6/20 3:02 PM
6/22/09
Posts: 19707

Somebody's GPU couldn't keep up with the particle effects on the death masks of those explosions.

4/6/20 3:14 PM
5/1/16
Posts: 889

We have similar setups at our military bases in Iraq and other places . They shoot mortors and rockets down fairly consistently. My bunk was not next to one . But was close enough to randomly get the shit scared out of me when I was  sleeping . The next generation laser ones will be coming to battlefields in the near future. Gotta let Israel real world test them for a bit first .

4/6/20 3:22 PM
3/23/07
Posts: 60323

4/6/20 3:26 PM
7/7/14
Posts: 5602

The ol' cheese whiz.  Any time that thing was piped active on the ship, i left the hangar or av shack to go below.  Fuck that twitchy bastard.  

4/6/20 3:36 PM
11/21/19
Posts: 1537
PwnedCakes - That might literally be the coolest thing I've ever seen. Anyone know what kind of guns those are? And U.S.? Israli?

Virtual? LOL!

4/6/20 4:26 PM
10/20/10
Posts: 5975

Wow

4/6/20 4:40 PM
11/15/07
Posts: 11640
pfsjkd - 

I think it was during RIMPAC ‘96 (military naval exercise between many pacific rim countries), there was a live CIWS shoot conducted by a Japanese destroyer. An A-6 that was going to be retired after RIMPAC was towing a drone on a 9 mile tether for the ship to shoot at. 
 

The ideal sequence of events was to go like this:

-CIWS is confirmed de-armed.
-A-6 marks one top of the ship with the drone 9 miles behind it. 
-Ship arms CIWS *after* A-6 marks on top and is headed away from the ship. 
-CIWS engages and destroys the drone. 
-?? 
-Profit

 

Here's the actual sequence of events:

-Ship fucks up and arms CIWS *before* the A-6 marked on top. 
-As A-6 flew toward the ship towing the drone, CIWS engages and shoots down the A-6. 
-Luckily, both aircrew are not hit by depleted uranium rounds and are able to eject as the aircraft disintegrates around them. Both are recovered unharmed. 
 

I wonder what the CO of that Japanese ship is doing today?

 

Found an article about it:

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19960604&slug=2332840


Holy sheet....any way the crew knew they were being engaged? 

4/6/20 5:13 PM
10/31/10
Posts: 10501
Soup and Beer -

It might be a dumb question but is this real or a simulation?  The explosions when they hit the ground look fake

Simulation

Edited: 4/7/20 12:29 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 43893
TFK_Mas Tisu -
pfsjkd - 

I think it was during RIMPAC ‘96 (military naval exercise between many pacific rim countries), there was a live CIWS shoot conducted by a Japanese destroyer. An A-6 that was going to be retired after RIMPAC was towing a drone on a 9 mile tether for the ship to shoot at. 
 

The ideal sequence of events was to go like this:

-CIWS is confirmed de-armed.
-A-6 marks one top of the ship with the drone 9 miles behind it. 
-Ship arms CIWS *after* A-6 marks on top and is headed away from the ship. 
-CIWS engages and destroys the drone. 
-?? 
-Profit

 

Here's the actual sequence of events:

-Ship fucks up and arms CIWS *before* the A-6 marked on top. 
-As A-6 flew toward the ship towing the drone, CIWS engages and shoots down the A-6. 
-Luckily, both aircrew are not hit by depleted uranium rounds and are able to eject as the aircraft disintegrates around them. Both are recovered unharmed. 
 

I wonder what the CO of that Japanese ship is doing today?

 

Found an article about it:

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19960604&slug=2332840

 

Holy sheet....any way the crew knew they were being engaged? 

I don’t know that much about CIWS, but I’d say probably not. I would imagine that the radar could be active with the weapon safed. So they just had to trust the ship would do the right thing, which they didn’t. 
The article cited Japanese sources saying there was a ‘malfunction’, which is bullshit (they also got the tether length wrong. They said it was on a 100-yard tether!! Uh, no). You would NEVER set up an exercise where a live weapon is shooting at the target with a real aircraft within the line of fire. As I said, the plan, if executed properly, would have avoided any possibility for a ‘malfunction’ since the real aircraft would have been *behind* the CIWS when it was firing at the target. 

4/7/20 1:47 AM
6/29/09
Posts: 11662

Like turning a garden hose on an errant dog

4/7/20 4:33 PM
4/9/16
Posts: 2529

Quite possibly the coolest video I have ever seen. 

4/7/20 4:44 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 23881

In. Sooooooo in.

Edited: 4/7/20 4:51 PM
1/12/07
Posts: 18556

I fancy playing this game now. Arma3 for those wondering.

4/7/20 5:32 PM
2/14/10
Posts: 12850
ShortElbowInTheClinch -

Quite possibly the coolest video I have ever seen. 

Yeah? You like computer games that much? 

4/7/20 8:47 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 57981

The CIWS has always been of dubious efficiency.

In the Gulf War, the CIWS on the USS Missouri failed to interdict an incoming Iraqi missile, which was shot down by an accompanying British destroyer. In a second incident, the Missouri fired chaff and the CIWS on a US frigate mistook the signature for an incoming threat and opened fire on the Missouri...

https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/missile-attack-on-battleship-uss-missouri/