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Heinrich Severloh The beast of Omaha

Discussion in 'Omaha Beach' started by Jim, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Takao

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    There goes Shooterike, frothing at the mouth again. You really need to go to the hospital to be checked for rabies.

    You are ignoring, no surprise there, the entire range of 5.56mm light machine guns which go cyclic at about 800-1,200 rpm.

    So, kudos on once again opening your mouth and proving your ignorance

    450rpm for the M240B? Manual rates are sustained, 100 Rounds per minute fired in 6 to 9 round bursts and 4 to 5 seconds between bursts. Barrel change every 10 minutes. Rapid fire, 200 Rounds per minute fired in 10 to 13 round bursts and 2 to 3 seconds between bursts. Barrel change every 2 minutes. Cyclic, 650 to 950 Rounds per minute fired in continuous bursts. Barrel change every minute. The M240G also has an upper limit of 950 rounds per minute.
     
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    I'm not seeing his lips move...And he sounds much younger than he looks.
     
  3. Takao

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    Ah! So now, opinions are SOLID FACT...

    Regretfully, no proof was provided though...merely opinions...Oh wait, now there the same thing...But, proof is proof, and that is still lacking.
     
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    What was his name?
    What unit was he with?
     
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    A bit OT but hopefully of more interest than some of the ranting I don't see anymore.
    I'm not sure. Probably weeks possibly months. From what I remember hearing (and this is via the family grapevine) his actual cause of death was pneumonia but it was contracted in the hospital while being treated for gunshot wounds suffered during the battle. I don't know how where he was hit or if he was hit multiple times so no idea if the pneumonia was a result of the wound directly or a result of the hospital stay. From what I've read this was not uncommon during the ACW.
     
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    In an earlier post you mentioned that Serveloh's unit could only target the 16th infantry and attachments (and I assume not all of them) and that they suffered less than 1200 casualties. I think it was also stated that artillery and mortars were recorded as causing most of the casualties to this unit (I may have misremembered or taken something out of context so PLS correct me if I got any of this wrong). Based on this and the fact that mines and other factors would caused casualties as well and that there were multiple machine guns as well as infantry firing at the 16th it would seem to me hat an upper limit on the casualties he likely inflicted would be somewhere around 3 to 4 hundred with the actual number being somewhat less. Is this reasonable?
     
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    This is what makes is exactly why twiking that messy nose of yours so much fun! I give you an off hand answer to your twaddle and so tell me O HEADLESS one, where is your 'proof' that the firing rate of most modern machineguns is 1200 rounds per minute?
    But that is nothing compared to this HOG MANURE: "MGs also have selectors or regulators which will lower the firing rate..." I laughed so hard when I read that, that I almost soiled myself! I will not tell you where the "selector or regulator" is in this post. I want you run to your 'books' (?) and try to find the answer. So hurry up and find that answer and PLEASE reply to this post!
     
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    Never mind of course that the lineage of the M60 is via the World War II and postwar development by the Ordnance Department of the MG42, FG42, and Johnson LMG. Or that the M240 is actually the FN-Herstal MAG, which was a postwar development incorporating features of both the MG42 and BAR.
     
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    Want to talk about being "discredited"? You do yourself dishonor just about every time you post! Take a look at my demolishing Takao's latest nonsense and remember I've got your number.
     
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    You mean you do not know where the gas regulator is on an M240?

    I thought you would know where it is from your manuals?
     
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    The assault battalions of the 16th Infantry were the 2d and 3d. About half, more or less, landed under the arc of fire of Severloh. The reserve battalion, the 1st, landed on EASY RED where Spalding and Dawson landed. They suffered casualties, but mainly from mines, mortars, and artillery fire and were the largest body of organized troops landed in that sector. They provided the impetus to open up Spalding and Dawson's penetration into a breakthrough.

    On average, most casualties were caused by HE fragments. There is no precise rendition of the cause of loss on OMAHA though. It could be the roughly 80% norm of World War II, or something else. However, if even 100% were caused by gunfire that still would mean there weren't enough casualties for Severloh to have caused them all...unless Severloh fired every machine gun and rifle on OMAHA.
     
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    Takao, RichTO90 and Buten42, is this a photo of the three of you trying to hide your faces after the drubbing I've given you? I should not wonder...
     
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    Feel free to list what you think the firing rates for individual machine guns are...Don't for get to include the 5.56mm ones this time.

    You have already gotten the firing rate wrong for the M240...So let's see how wrong you are,
     
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    Drubbing you have given us? When did that happen? I must have missed it?
    Oh, wait, that's right, you live in your very own fantasy world...So, what does your parent's basement look like?
     
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    Oh, yes...What is the youtube link for the Einstein quote?
     
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    You clearly fail to take into account Severeloh's simultaneous employment of his MG42 in the "light", "medium" and "heavy" roles, whereby he was firing at troops over 3000 yards away in the manner of an artillery piece while also mowing down all pop cans within 100 yards with 5 round bursts (with a 90% hit probability). He was also sure to frequently check that the inside diameter of Part J64453 never exceeded 22.225mm. FACT!
     
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    Stonewall Jackson also died of pneumonia, and not directly from his wounds. I suspect that this is due to several factors; viral pneumonia which makes up about 1/3 of modern cases often accompanies a compromised immune system. With the severely traumatic nature of Civil War wounds, the lack of an efficient evacuation system (wounded often laid on the field for days), exposure, poor diet, routine amputations, primative surgical and hospital environments and lack of sanitation could easily overwhelm and already overburdened immune system. Bacterial pneumonia (most common type) is most often a result of small aspirations of secetions from the nasal cavaties and pharynx during sleep. A normal person with a non-compromised immune system normally expells most of these bacteria laden secretions during normal respiration when they're up and about during the day. Being invalided and confined to a bed increases the amount of these aspirants and thereby increases the bacterial load and chances of contracting pneumonia. That is one of the primary reasons most hospitals now require post-op deep breathing exercises with a spirometer, in order to reduce the chances of contracting pneumonia.
     
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    Severloh's MG, according to Shooterike.
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    Takao, HEADLESS TROLL that you are, telling another lie of inference, to try and extricate yourself from another drubbing! Will not work with me!
    Remember your original statement? The one that I and everyone else with even limited experience with a machinegun LAUGHED so hard at? As you have WILLFULLY FORGOTTEN it, I will quote you here: "MGs also have selectors or regulators which will lower the firing rate..." The correct answer O HEADLESS WONDER, is that NO modern machinegun have "selectors or regulators" to lower the firing rate! The closest thing to what you are talking about, is carried about by the machinegunner, is referred to as a "hand" with a trigger finger. You have made such a fool of yourself this morning I'm going to give you another chance to do the same kind of thing! QUESTION: How do you dramatically lower the rate of fire of an MG42 from 1200 to 900 rounds per minute? By the way, here is your head back. It is getting to be in an awful shape.
     

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