War Diaries Talk

"Hurricane Fire"


    Came across this term while tagging tonight. From what I was able to find, artillery "hurricane fire" is now called "Fire for Effect"! In other words, once you have determined your first few rounds are on target, you unleash hell on the enemy! Hope this makes sense and...hope the info I found is correct!


  • wildcatjenny by wildcatjenny moderator in response to IKINAWANA's comment.

    Interesting - I have not heard this term before. Thanks for researching and sharing!


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Thanks, Kris! Not one I've come across before, but now I'll know what it is when I do!


  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    I think it was usually used as "hurrican bombardment", a short sharp bombardment just before an attack, as opposed to the long ones. The idea was to give less warning that an attack was imminent.