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NLOS Cannon Challenge ("No line of sight" cannon firing game! Fun!)
dsc.discovery.com ^ | Jan., 2008 | Discovery Channel

Posted on 01/30/2008 4:15:41 PM PST by dynachrome

"Use simulated velocity and elevation controls to destroy enemy targets with indirect fire"

(Excerpt) Read more at dsc.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Science; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: artillery; cannon; fdc; fist; gametime
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I'm pretty bad at it. LOL
1 posted on 01/30/2008 4:15:44 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Liberty2007; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; ...

thanks to ExTex for this one!

Tired of political polls, so here is a fun cannon firing game!


2 posted on 01/30/2008 4:18:03 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

Mark for later.


3 posted on 01/30/2008 4:25:08 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: dynachrome
"I shot an arrow in the air
where it lands, I do not care

I get my arrows wholesale"

     Curly Howard

4 posted on 01/30/2008 4:31:25 PM PST by NonValueAdded (What Would Hobson Choose?)
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To: NonValueAdded

“A victim of soikemstance” I see.


5 posted on 01/30/2008 4:34:29 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

Nice. I was 3 for 3 on Level 2. I got bored so I started practising direct-fire on the near targets.


6 posted on 01/30/2008 4:55:04 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dynachrome

I’ve gotten through 9 levels pretty easily so far. It is WAY cool.

Thanks for posting it.


7 posted on 01/30/2008 4:56:02 PM PST by VRWCmember (Romney 2008 - The most palatable RINO left in the race)
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To: 1rudeboy

Game over on 10th level. 79,900 points.


8 posted on 01/30/2008 4:59:51 PM PST by VRWCmember (Romney 2008 - The most palatable RINO left in the race)
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To: VRWCmember

i’m really good at this but i was a heavy mortar platoon leader in germany in 1976-77.


9 posted on 01/30/2008 5:02:28 PM PST by bravo whiskey (everybody's shot. drive the truck)
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To: dynachrome

This is fun! Thanks!


10 posted on 01/30/2008 5:13:41 PM PST by toldyou
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To: toldyou

A break from the political stuff.


11 posted on 01/30/2008 5:24:28 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome
I dunno. Round 10 score 71,800? Is that good?

Not bad for a grunt turned tread head!

12 posted on 01/30/2008 5:33:30 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: dynachrome

“A break from the political stuff.”

Political stuff?

Are there political campaigns?

Am I missing something?

...groan...

Yes...this was refreshing!

Thanks! ;)


13 posted on 01/30/2008 5:35:08 PM PST by toldyou
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To: dynachrome

Pretty cool!


14 posted on 01/30/2008 5:50:21 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: archy; Squantos

FUN!


15 posted on 01/30/2008 5:54:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: dynachrome
The is the old MS-DOS 'Scorched Earth' on steroids! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just took out the bunker on my second shot out of the gate. Looks like this old cannon cocker still knows his azimuth from a hole in the ground. ;-)


16 posted on 01/30/2008 6:07:53 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: dynachrome
The is the old MS-DOS 'Scorched Earth' on steroids! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just took out the bunker on my second shot out of the gate. Looks like this old cannon cocker still knows his azimuth from a hole in the ground. ;-)


17 posted on 01/30/2008 6:08:54 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: dynachrome
HA! It only took me seven shots in the first round to find my range and take out all three targets.


18 posted on 01/30/2008 6:15:17 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: dynachrome

The trick is to set the velocity to 100 and then vary the elevation. On a couple you have to loser the velocity to hit the nearest object.


19 posted on 01/30/2008 6:15:39 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: dynachrome
Flippin' Sweet!

I got to round 10 and > 50,000 points.

Cheers!

20 posted on 01/30/2008 6:33:26 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Travis McGee; archy

Never ever give me an 8 digit grid........:o)


21 posted on 01/30/2008 6:54:58 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: dynachrome

Great little game...I’m gona bookmark it!


22 posted on 01/30/2008 6:58:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: grey_whiskers

75,100 the third time around!


23 posted on 01/30/2008 7:01:20 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

13,600 after 4 rounds.


24 posted on 01/30/2008 7:03:30 PM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: RedRover; Gucho; archy; ajolympian2004; VaBthang4; patriciaruth; indcons; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Fun little game ping!


25 posted on 01/30/2008 7:12:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: dynachrome
At 72,300, going into Round 11.

Aw, man, they're throwing helicopters in there. And they hover. This isn't going to be pretty.

Ha! HA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got 'em both! Just broke 80 grand!

Damn. *GAME OVER*

87,800 on Round 11, two targets left. I hate it when that happens. Not bad after just my second game, I suppose. It's been ages, but I used to be the Mack Daddy of 'Scorched Earth.'


26 posted on 01/30/2008 7:24:11 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: dynachrome

Did the first round in 8 shots.

I played the primitive version of that at the Naval Academy in the Summer of 1976, before my Senior year of H.S. I was at a “come look at the USNA” event for a week, in the Computer Science department.


27 posted on 01/30/2008 7:32:02 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: dynachrome

Can you post this poll?

Who’s you favorite U.S. President from the last 50 years?

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/larry.king.live/

I’m afraid Kennedy will beat Reagan.

THANKS!


28 posted on 01/30/2008 7:40:18 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

Take a shot!


29 posted on 01/30/2008 8:02:28 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: dynachrome

That was way more fun than Moon Lander on an HP calculator.


30 posted on 01/30/2008 8:04:31 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: dynachrome

HOLY CRAP! I went all the way except I didn’t get the last target... that really, really sucks!!!!


31 posted on 01/30/2008 8:12:57 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: peggybac

It’s neck and neck between Kennedy and Reagan but unbelievably Clinton is in the lead.

TOOOOOO many sheeple


32 posted on 01/30/2008 8:21:33 PM PST by Cannoneer (Still fooling most of the people most of the time)
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To: Cannoneer

Wow, it sure has changed since I voted.


33 posted on 01/30/2008 8:38:36 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Darksheare

Thinking of you...


34 posted on 01/30/2008 10:20:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: dynachrome

Level 8. I think this could be addictive.


35 posted on 01/30/2008 11:21:10 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: dynachrome

MAde it to level 11 108,000


36 posted on 01/31/2008 12:52:10 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SAMWolf

Thanks 2ndDV, that was fun and I suck at it. LOL.

1500 and out of ammo! This is going to take some practice.


37 posted on 01/31/2008 3:57:17 AM PST by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: dynachrome

Level 6 30900...

perfect game to play before I go to see my divorce lawyer

Thanks... I guess


38 posted on 01/31/2008 4:57:46 AM PST by backinthefold (shhh, here come someone... act like a cat... meow meow purrrr)
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To: dynachrome

fun game, i remember playing the BASIC version of this game about 15 years ago.
it was two monkey throwing bananas at each other over a city scape.. except you could break the buildings in that one. for real fun you could alter the gravity :)


39 posted on 01/31/2008 6:30:28 AM PST by absolootezer0 (white male christian hetero married gun toting SUV driving motorcycle riding conservative smoker)
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To: absolootezer0

“two monkey throwing bananas “

I remember that one, too! In computer years, I am pretty old.


40 posted on 01/31/2008 7:04:20 AM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Viking2002
Just took out the bunker on my second shot out of the gate. Looks like this old cannon cocker still knows his azimuth from a hole in the ground. ;-)

Well then, perhaps you might give a try at a better-paying job like helicopter driver....

41 posted on 01/31/2008 7:24:01 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bet the 13E’s would be better at it than I.


42 posted on 01/31/2008 7:35:39 AM PST by Darksheare (Do you or anyone you know suffer from Bunny on the Head?)
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To: Squantos
Never ever give me an 8 digit grid........:o)

Shuddup and go get the baseplate....

43 posted on 01/31/2008 7:53:41 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Darksheare
Bet the 13E’s would be better at it than I.

Me too. But maybe not at direct fire, danger close.

Still, I'd rather have you shoot at 'em while they're a long ways off:

"Darksheare 6, this is archy 66, Adjust Fire, over."

"archy 66, this is Darksheare 6, Adjust Fire, out."

"Grid FJ 66216 51448, over."

"Grid FJ 66216 51448, over."

"Special Munition in effect, over."

"Special Munition in effect, out."

"Shot, over."

"Shot, out."

"Splash, over."

"Splash, out."

[BANG!]

"Right One-Zero, Record as Target, Fire For Effect, over."

"Right One-Zero, Record as Target, Fire for Effect, out."

"Shot, over."

"Shot, out."

"Splash, over."

"Splash, out."

[[BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!]]

"Darksheare 6, this is archy 66, Target Number 1369, over."

"archy 66, this is Darksheare 6 , Target Number 1369, out."

"Darksheare 6, this is archy 66, End of Mission, Target Annoyed, over."

"SWWBO, this is Darksheare 6, End of Mission, Target Annoyed, out."

44 posted on 01/31/2008 8:52:29 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

LOL....Don’t ya mean dig up the base plate ?:o)


45 posted on 01/31/2008 8:57:16 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: dynachrome

Made it through all 15 rounds... got my last target in the last round with my very last shot... you got to time it so the ICBMs are out of their protective shelter when the missile hits.

final score 179,500


46 posted on 01/31/2008 8:57:56 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: archy

Target annoyed.. LOL!
Happens often I hear.


47 posted on 01/31/2008 8:59:52 AM PST by Darksheare (Do you or anyone you know suffer from Bunny on the Head?)
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To: Squantos; archy

..from the Fort Drum sand no less.


48 posted on 01/31/2008 9:01:05 AM PST by Darksheare (Do you or anyone you know suffer from Bunny on the Head?)
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To: Squantos
LOL....Don’t ya mean dig up the base plate ?:o)

Depends on how good the last guy hid it. I am reliably informed of one such being hidden sandwiched between two post-mounted sheetmetal advertising signs, not found until some passing [bored] GI decided to check his zero on the sign and got a resounding THUNK! instead of just the ping of a 5,56mm round zipping right through.

Remember kids, plinking at roadside signs CAN save your life....

49 posted on 01/31/2008 9:04:20 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Darksheare

LOL.......muck, sand, coral and crap . Man I hated that !


50 posted on 01/31/2008 9:07:53 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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