Jormungand 10

Jormungand

That guy got utterly owned hahah. And oh man, 122mm gun fired from an aircraft just like that, is it even possible?! No matter I guess, Koko and co. WILL get the job done and god bless whoever gets in their way.

I’ll admit, is it possible to have a CQB like in the airport and not have a single hit on their side? Those Balkan dudes must really have Stormtrooper training.

12 Comments

  1. ewok40k Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    while such howitzer CAN technically be fitted (105mm on AC-130…) it requires dedicated cradle mounting and targetting system to hit barn (not mention the door…)
    but as 122mm howitzer is biggest BFG you can get short of taking battleship out of retirement, coolness factor is over 9000, and damn the physics!
    remember, asa a result of the ninjutsu conservation law, any unit of over 50 men (as the Balkan militia) has ballistic skill of stormtroopers…
    TL:DR: real life would be much messier!

  2. Ikas Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    That not really a problem, the only problem, I ask, how the hell they could shot a 120mm hotwitzzer without throw the airplane off-balance by the recoil? I failed to see the logic here, but oh well…

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Yeah, that’s exactly what I was wondering. How the fuck does the recoil get cancelled out man?

    Crazy animu logic.

  4. Dude Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    That howitzer is as loco as Koko. Nuff said.

  5. Dakkar Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    The howitzer was too embarrassed to have any recoil when all those people were staring at it with their jaws dropped…

  6. Heero Yuy Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    The recoil of something like a howitzer (when properly mounted to the plane :P) is miniscule in comparison to the sheer mass of something like an AC130. Not to mention most of the recoil was being exerted inside the plane’s hull (thus why they’d have to open their mouths or risk feeling a shockwave that could really mess your lungs up) so the direction of force was at least somewhat in alignment with the plane’s natural path.

    For frame of reference, the AC-130 has nearly 3x the mass of the A-10 Thunderbolt, and only with it’s sustained firing in a polar opposite direction of the flightpath at 3900rpm does it’s 30mm GAU-8 gattling cannon affect lift.

    tl;dr One round of a 122mm being fired out the back isn’t going to shake an AC-130 out of the sky.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 16, 2012 @ 12:14 am

    Hmm… I wonder if this would make for a nice episode of Mythbusters?

  8. ithekro Said,

    June 16, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    The Germans had bombers fitted with 75mm anti-tank guns during World War II.

    The US Air Force has C-130s fitted with 105m cannons out the side along with two 20 mm chain guns and a 40 mm cannon. All on the same plane. And this was during the Vietnam War in 1972. (The AC-130H Spectre)

  9. ewok40k Said,

    June 16, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_GnGKZ4e7k for those of you wondering about mounting howitzer on a plane… as you can see it is possible, but not in a way depicted in Jormungand. Well-fixed mount and computerised sights are needed.

  10. You know, for kids! Said,

    June 16, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Hekmatyar’s apparently a Pashtun (Afghan) name.

  11. ewok40k Said,

    June 16, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Gulbudin Hekmatyar is (in)famous Afghan warlord… Easter Egg, definitely!

  12. Dakkar Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    Thanks to anime, Japanese know that Afghans have blonde hair and blue eyes. They also shave neatly.

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