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South Africa's defeat
South Africa was never defeated in Angola. --Anon.
- From History of Angola:
- "The coalition quickly broke down and turned into a civil war. The United States, Zaïre and South Africa intervened militarily in favor of the FNLA and UNITA. In response, Cuba, backed by the Soviet Union, intervened in favor of the MPLA. In November 1975, the MPLA had all but crushed UNITA, and the South African forces withdrew."
The introduction is, with a few trivial exceptions, an exact copy of the first paragraph of section “Artillery exports”. A lead section which summarizes the entire article should probably be written. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:59, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Spinning the projectile
“Artillery exports” makes the following contradictory statements in the same paragraph:
- “The new 'pointy' shell … was spun by fins on the shell rather than rifling in the barrel”
- “The shell was spun in the same way as conventional artillery rounds with a driving band towards the base.”
Other Wikipedia articles suggest that neither of those is correct. Might anyone with knowledge of the subject be able to clarify this? (And of course a good source which the article could cite would be great.)
188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:02, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
- My interpretation of the author's original writing is that the initial spin direction is the same, but the fins controlling the spin behave in a different manner. That being said, I'm not expert on artillery, and don't understand the implications/differences of such a change. Additionally, this information lacks a citation, so I'm unable to verify this information. I have added a request for a citation, and will intend to follow up on this article. Balon Greyjoy (talk) 05:24, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
- I found some references on the GC-45, all of which indicate that the gun has rifling. Indeed, the article itself states that the shell's spin is only regulated by fins and not only by rifling in the barrel (I have cleaned up the wording to clarify that fact). I have left the "reference needed" tag on the projectile itself, but I have gone ahead and removed the contradict tag, as the section is no longer contradictory. CThomas3 (talk) 05:10, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
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