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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:34 PM
In real life and in the game?

I always hear "I'm two clicks out" or "Bandit is 5 clicks west." How far is a click?

How far is one grid space on the in-game maps?

Also, with Icons on - distance of 1.5 equals what?

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:34 PM
In real life and in the game?

I always hear "I'm two clicks out" or "Bandit is 5 clicks west." How far is a click?

How far is one grid space on the in-game maps?

Also, with Icons on - distance of 1.5 equals what?

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:36 PM
Well, klick actually.

1 kilometre.

1.5 = 1.5km

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 08:41 PM
thanx , i always wondered too/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 12:33 AM
Only Canadians and Europeans know "clicks".
A click is 1 Kilometer=.58 of a mile.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 12:41 AM
A click?

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 12:46 AM
Only Canadians and Europeans know "clicks".So much for us DUMB aussies, btw click is usually spelt KLICK, denoting its heritige (or so ive been led to belive by some of my army buddies)

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 12:56 AM
Sorry, forgot about the other side of the word, tend to forget when it's way over on the other side. I think the Americans are the only Imperialist left now, are they?

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 12:59 AM
Yhea, strange...In one way I wanna stick with inches, feet, and yards...but isn't all of our soda already measured in metric [EX: 2Lieter bottle of coke] And for some reason, i'm useing meters more than yards.

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 01:08 AM
Funny that all building materials are still imperial measurements, I think a 2x4 is still a 2x4.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 01:20 AM
But, Psychopetey, put that imperial tape of yours on the next "2x4" you see, and tell me it measures 2 in. x 4 in. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

wcat

Message Edited on 11/09/0312:25AM by wcat

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 01:25 AM
Sorry Chaps, its another of those "Been done Before" threads, /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 02:28 AM
wcat wrote:
- But, Psychopetey, put that imperial tape of yours on
- the next "2x4" you see, and tell me it measures 2
- in. x 4 in. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
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- wcat
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- Message Edited on 11/09/03â 12:25AM by wcat

Actually, the 2 by 4 wood stud is a designation of the rough sawn demension of the board PRIOR to finish planing. Measure one and you will find it a little "shorter" of 2 inches by 4 inches!

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 03:09 AM
Klick is a common term used in the US military to denote a Kilometer. The US military uses the metric system for navigation.

Tully__
11-09-2003, 06:20 AM
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wcat wrote:
- But, Psychopetey, put that imperial tape of yours on
- the next "2x4" you see, and tell me it measures 2
- in. x 4 in.

These days a 2x4 is 50mm X 100mm where I come from /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 06:18 PM
Bucinda wrote:
- Klick is a common term used in the US military to
- denote a Kilometer. The US military uses the metric
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Aye and usualy KNOTS for airspeed

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 08:43 PM
Nothing beats the good old nautical measurement system!

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 09:08 PM

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 10:02 PM
A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2"x 3-1/2".

Also, I thought a kilometer was .62 of a mile?

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 12:34 AM
JRH147 wrote:
- In real life and in the game?
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- I always hear "I'm two clicks out" or "Bandit is 5
- clicks west." How far is a click?
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- How far is one grid space on the in-game maps?
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- Also, with Icons on - distance of 1.5 equals what?
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Map grid (fully zoomed out is 20 klicks (19.6) - sides and 28 klicks in diagonal

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 04:43 AM
Sorry, guys, the American Military uses kilometers too. That's to stay sychronized with Nato allies.

In the Field Artillery we measured distances in kilometers (clicks) as were map distances.

Of course, I always mentally converted the distances into miles!

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 06:41 PM
I served in both the "ground side" and the "air side" in the Marine Corps. Ground side tended to use metrics (ranges for weapons systems, distances, etc); Air side (pilots) usually preferred altitude in feet, and distances in nautical miles (airspeed in knots; which is nautical miles per hour). Just my two cents.

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