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    Thats great they get to go through the firing of that weapon. I dont think many situations exist in our current conflicts that require use of the stinger, so if it does occur, they know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthmode4 View Post
    Thats great they get to go through the firing of that weapon. I dont think many situations exist in our current conflicts that require use of the stinger, so if it does occur, they know what to do.
    I fear that if the US Army ever needs to use suck kind of equipment, we are pretty much ****ed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80 EAN View Post
    I fear that if the US Army ever needs to use suck kind of equipment, we are pretty much ****ed...
    You know, we have three branches of the US Armed Forces with dogfighting capabilities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezee View Post
    You know, we have three branches of the US Armed Forces with dogfighting capabilities...
    Perhaps, but these Stingers would also be great for when a hostile small recon drone pops up unexpectedly. They still have their place.

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    The stinger was intended for air-defense against low/slow flying aircraft. I don't think fighters really fit into that category but who knows... I guess you can say we are ****ed if this is our best bet against stopping a world invasion against the US, then true.

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    good against helos though.

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    the system is more than 30 years old...about as old as SA-7

    is there no replacement for the system?

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    Can stingers be used against land or use targets? If think that if we can rig these to take out small speedboats, our Navy would have their force protection profile greatly increased

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanami_tard View Post
    the system is more than 30 years old...about as old as SA-7

    is there no replacement for the system?
    Not the same than the first ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizark View Post
    Can stingers be used against land or use targets? If think that if we can rig these to take out small speedboats, our Navy would have their force protection profile greatly increased
    it doesn't take much explosive to take down an aircraft,so i think it should only be used as last ditch weapon(it's virtually ineffective against armored vehicle)

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    True, and this would be a close quarters weapon against speed boats, for example if Iran sent like 50 boats after a carrier, I would still have the on board security guys all grab one of these and stand by in case one got through....USS Cole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanami_tard View Post
    the system is more than 30 years old...about as old as SA-7

    is there no replacement for the system?
    No, US counterpart of SA-7 is Redeye. Stinger and Igla (SA-16 and SA-18) are the same generation.

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    The Stinger system locks onto a heat source, right?
    I've always wondered how hot the target needs to be, any clues?

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    It's an all-aspect missile so not very hot, but it depends on the background. If against the sky it will lock easily, if against ground clutter then probably it must be at least hotter than the rocks

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