Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 76 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 06:42
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 368):

Abbot grabbed the flex-cuffs from Champlain and applied then to the prisoner that she was kneeling upon.

"I got this, Sergeant. Go. We'll finish and I'll be up as fast as I can ."

He quickly but thoroughly searched the prisoner for weapons and contraband (yes, even the crotch area) and emptied his pockets on the ground in case there was anything of value to the intel guys.  He pushed him back up against the building and grabbed the next one.  If any of them resisted, they get a 9mm slug to the thigh and processing continues.

With the assistance of Droz and Lo, they searched the prisoners and stripped them of body armor, web gear and all other belongings. Then they cuffed them and hobbled their ankles with their belts.  After processing, they are put back against the wall with 3 meters between them to minimize communication.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1082 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 17:21
Re: Safari II
Darek! Take over the wheel! Move the Cougar out in the intersection. As soon as you get a visual of the enemy vehicles down South stop and I will light them up!

With Wayne staying over to take care of the prisoners Taras got ready to man the 76 mm gun. It was already loaded.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1400 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 02:05
Re: Safari II
With the prisoners off her, Kelsey moves back to where she entered this area, checking on Hawke on the way through.  She has rifle ready and staying low, searching for a target, a sniper, and the men she was just with.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1083 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 21:21
Re: Safari II
Taras was ready to unleash hell on the small column of vehicles down the road.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 182 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 21:47
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 373):

"Understood, commander!"

Dropping down from the gunner's seat to the turret basket, Darek wormed his way forward. Squeezing into the driver's seat, he engaged the reverse gear and began backing away from the tank. Once he was clear, he could manoeuvre around it and move into the intersection.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1084 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 6 Feb 2014
at 09:12
Re: Safari II
The slavic men quickly shifted positions inside the Cougar. Taras was now at the gunner's position on an adjustable seat at the right hand side of the armament. The fire control systems and gun control equipment were conveniently positioned to the front and near the gunner's right hand. There were two observation periscopes mounted in the turret roof.



He already gave instructions to Darek to bring the vehicle to combat position. The Staff Sargent leveled the main gun. The crosshairs sighted at the 250 meters range would be accurate at the targets estimated distance in the direct fire mode.. Up the spout there was a High Explosive round. The memory of the V-100 came vivid. It was an obvious primary target. Although the 76mm shell wasn't a dedicated anti armor product the sheer amount of explosive could ruin the day of a lightly armored vehicle like the V-100 "Commando". Also, there was the powerful effect on nearby troops.

The gun selector switch box was located on the turret wall to the right of the gunner's sight.It had a three position switch (CO-AX, OFF, and MAIN). This box had three lights: the orange light illuminated when CO-AX was selected; the red light illuminated when MAIN was selected and the red Gun Ready light illuminated when the loader's safety switch was made and MAIN was selected. The lights' brilliance could be controlled by rotation of the plastic covers. Taras set the selector switch to MAIN, and checked that the red indicator light and gun ready light were illuminated.

The HE ammunition already loaded was made from forged steel and measured 289 mm long. The body was comparatively thin-walled and its base was recessed to receive an external tracer. The nose of the shell was long and pointed; it was threaded internally to receive the direct action percussion fuse. A copper driving band was pressed into a groove around the rear end of the body. The explosive filling consisted of a quantity of RDX TNT. For recognition, the body of the shell was painted with a deep bronze green.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:41, Wed 19 Feb 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2260 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 04:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 370):

After a minute, they were done with the prisoners and they were under guard by Able Seaman Lo and Pvt. Droz. Sgt. Champlain and Cpl. Hawke were getting ready to move out in support of Tyler and Koldan. Taras and the Cougar were rolling towards the intersection.

Safe on the corner of 56 ave and 248 st, Cpl. Andrews and Sgt. Tremblay saw that the RPG team had buggered off, and one was certainly hit.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 77 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 17:13
Re: Safari II
Corporal Abbot gave Pvt Droz and Seaman Lo some last minute instructions.

"Police up their gear and personal effects for Intel. Might be some useful there. And remember. They're compliant now, but they don't want to face the judge.  They will make a run for it if they get a chance, so keep an eye on them. Good job, guys. I gotta run."

Abbot trotted over to where Champlain and Andrews were gathered. He took a drink of water from his canteen and caught his breath.

"Ready when you are, Boss."
helbent4
 GM, 2263 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 23:00
Re: Safari II
Covering each other, Andrews and Tremblay moved up the driveway. The detached garage behind the hedge and close to the road had an open carport door. Lying on the dusty oil-stained concrete was a man lying in a pool of blood. Scattered around were bandage wrappers, evidence of a failed attempt to save his life.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 81 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 8 Feb 2014
at 03:27
Re: Safari II

Andrews continued forward and after giving a 180 degree scan with his rifle sight he searches the body on the driveway as Tremblay covered him. Once he had looked through the belongings on the corpse he had a quick search for a trail of the second enemy.

If no obvious trail was present he and Tremblay cut across the yard to the Humvee.


Searching body and continuing to Humvee
Bishop Element


C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

helbent4
 GM, 2266 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 9 Feb 2014
at 11:45
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 379):

The dead man was staring at the ceiling with blue eyes.

He was bearded and dressed in worn Russian fatigues and wearing running shoes. His blouse was pulled open to reveal a bullet wound to the base of the throat that pressure bandages couldn't seal, especially as he seemed to have bled out from an exit wound at the nape of the neck. He was probably some ex-WarPac soldier turned mercenary. His weapon was gone but his webbing (with sidearm) and lifchik ammo harness (3x AK mags and 4x flares) was in a pile next to the body. His weapon was missing.

Andrews removed the Russian dog tags from around his neck, some documents from his pocket including a wallet with ID, and a hand-drawn map from a map pouch. The Humvee was parked west down 56, across the road. They began moving out across 56 ave, Tremblay covering Andrews, as the Cougar moved into the intersection.

South down 248st, at the stalled convoy led by the V-100, there was a flash and bloom of smoke. An AT rocket streaked up 248st towards the Cougar. The dip that the rocketeer was in meant the Coug was effectively "hull down" to the firer and the rocket skipped off the pavement in front of the Piranha, whooshing over Taras' head to explode somewhere behind them. A second rocket was fired at them and the projectile hit the upper side of the Cougar. But it was just a graze, whanging off the steel hull without detonating and spinning off God knew where to also explode out of sight.

Flinching at the near miss and the ineffectual impact, Tars lost sight of the shooters.

https://maps.google.com/maps/m...pn=0.002996,0.004823

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:15, Sun 09 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1086 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:18
Re: Safari II
Taras could recognize the attack from that of coming from a well trained RPG team. Decent aim and reload timing. The RPG team normally consists of two personnel; one armed with an RPG launcher and the other porting extra rocket grenades and providing protection with an assault rifle. It made sense that they were there to protect the mobile column. It was useless in the support of the assault towards the woods.

The "hull down" position was providing a good degree of protection but the increased accuracy of the enemy was jeopardizing the survival of the vehicle. The only solution was return fire upon fire. A superior degree of it in this case to get the job done. Taras would engage the front of the V-100 and let the explosive do the job. After the round was fired a quick switch to the co-ax would throw out the balance and proper concentration of the RPG team.

As soon as the target was acquired the Satff Sargent would advice:

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 82 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:33
Re: Safari II


Andrews covered Tremblay as he ran across the road. They then both scanned the humvee interior for threats. As Termblay kept an eye on the surroundings Andrews tried to get it started after having a look inside for anything useful.



Looking for loot trying to get Humvee started.
Bishop Element


C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

This message was last edited by the player at 03:34, Mon 10 Feb 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1403 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:37
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
Abbot trotted over to where Champlain and Andrews were gathered. He took a drink of water from his canteen and caught his breath.

"Ready when you are, Boss."


"Sure Abbot.  Cover me, let's see if we can offer flanking to the other two."

She'll wait for a few shots and move off at another angle to parallel the other Bishop team.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 78 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 04:33
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 383):

"Gotcha. Ready when you are.", Abbot replied.
helbent4
 GM, 2267 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 10:54
Re: Safari II
At the intersection, Darek stopped the Cougar in the effectively hull-down position. Taras fired but even though he thought he was on target the shot missed, exploding on the road several dozen metres behind his target. The trees shuddered in the shockwave and a certain amount of debris and shrapnel was thrown around, perhaps to injure someone.

Andrews and Tremblay crossed to the south side of 56 ave. While Tremblay covered him, Andrews cleared the Humvee (no easily detected booby traps) and climbed inside. The motor started immediately.

As it was a bad idea to cross in front of the AVGP while it was firing, Kel and Abbot crossed 248 st heading west by swinging around it to the north. They made the SW corner safely. There was a line of trees along the corner, and a house was set back. Droz and Lo were guarding the prisoners, while Hawke tended to the wounded of the Hotel detachment.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:43, Tue 11 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1087 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 17:11
Re: Safari II
As soon as the report of the inaccurate shell took place, Taras didn't hesitate to reload the main gun. The sonic boom, shock wave and shower of shrapnel would buy the Cougar's crew to keep fighting. The man from Odessa got time to feed the tube, slightly readjust the sight and fire again.

It was intended to hit the V-100 "Commando" but probably the first HE round exploded behind the RPG team instead. This was where they most exposed, though. It was paramount to keep the pressure on. Another high explosive was fed into the chamber.

Firing now!



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (4/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 83 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 22:10
Re: Safari II


Once the Humvee started Andrew's let his breath out before yelling:

"Tremblay, get in."

"All call signs this is bishop 4, Humvee is mobile and we are bringing it to the front of the shop. Out."

He will then drive it towards the shop and park in the parking lot.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:11, Tue 11 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1089 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 12 Feb 2014
at 18:37
Re: Safari II
The corrections on the gun laying system were pretty straight forward. The turret was operating in the electrically powered mode. The required traverse adjustment was minimal down the range. Taras grasped the elevation handwheel and rotated the handwheel forward to depress or rearward to elevate the main gun. With the new ballistic solution introduced in the crosshairs Taras expected a better result. The interior of the turret was relatively filled with smoke and the acrid smell of the propellant. The loader was missing but the extra space gave the Ukrainian more room for maneuver in the tiny turret.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Aiming and shooting the main gun.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (4/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

helbent4
 GM, 2273 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 04:32
Re: Safari II
As Taras put his face into the gunsight after reloading, he was confronted by the view becoming obscured by more smoke. Either one of the vehicles had gone up of else someone was chucking around more HC smoke grenades. He fired again, aiming his best at the turret of the V-100. He was rewarded with a flash and explosion but it was difficult to tell the effect.

Behind him, at the side of the store, Hawke tended the wounded. Russalka (who'd hopped out of the Cougar) waited nearby. Suddenly, she stood up and ran towards the stalled T-54. She began barking madly at it.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1090 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 07:08
Re: Safari II
Move forward, Darek!

While the vehicle will move ahead, Taras will reload the main gun with a canister round.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading with canister.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (3/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1093 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 17:42
Re: Safari II
By the time the knuckles of the Staff Sargent had fully pushed the stubby round inside the main barrel and the breech was secured, the "tank training" device as the Cougar was intended for the Canadian Forces, would have advanced a decent yardage down the road.

Deployment of a smoke screen seemed to be a last resource at this point. The position of the enemy column was not only discovered and compromised but also attacked with a certain degree of effectiveness. Taras suspected that this last ditch effort could be used by the mercenaries in order to not only to difficult the aiming of the Cougar armamnet but also mask foot movement around the static convoy.

The canister shot will do short work of the attempt. Being an "area denial" weapon of its own, the massive grapeshot will obliterate personnel and soft skinned vehicles alike regardless of the smoke curtain.

Moving forward the Cougar while reloading would bring the target closer to the somehow limited range of the canister shot. Better yet, the extra distance will bring the terminal ballistics to a down slope path raining hot over the roadside culverts by sheer force of the nature of gravity.

Taras did not need much of an adjustment on the fire control system for this kind of ammunition. At 100 meters or so the full load of pellets will expand in a conical fashion to cover the whole width of the two lane road. Certainly a big percentage of the likely 800 fragments will storm through the length of the military convoy.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 183 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 21:20
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 391):

Not liking the order, Darek looked up and back at the turret, not exactly willing to move out of a hull-down position. But if the smoke masked the enemy's positions and movement, it concealed them as well.

"Moving up!"

He put the Cougar into gear and the AVGP lurched ahead, diesel roaring. Kel and Abbot could see it moving past them, heading south down 248 st. They could either parallel it and move south down the side of the street, or head further west down 56 ave, perhaps to cut south and come up behind the bandit forces.
William Hawke
 player, 223 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sat 15 Feb 2014
at 00:25
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Behind him, at the side of the store, Hawke tended the wounded. Russalka (who'd hopped out of the Cougar) waited nearby. Suddenly, she stood up and ran towards the stalled T-54. She began barking madly at it.


When Hawke was done with the patients, he looked at what the dog was barking at, staying with the patients.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1094 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 15 Feb 2014
at 23:42
Re: Safari II
About 50 meters ahead, Taras unleashed the swiss cheese maker:

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Firing canister.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (3/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination