It's even worse to watch an arty battalion ARTEP with a nuke shot. Saw one in
Grafenwoehr back in 1987 which was funny to me (but not them!)
They have to get all of their ducks in a row to make a nuke shot, and then
evaluators sit around with collimators to measure where and when the
simiulator (black smoke) detonates in the air. Well, this battalion got it
right and fired a 155mm nuke simulator, but at the same time an 8" battalion
fired a TOT Battalion-1 (one round from each of 12 pieces, set for air burst)
into the same area. For a split second one could see the black smoke blossom
but then it vanished behind all of the white smoke from the eight inchers.
The battalion got a flunk which wound up with the 600-lb gorillas (the ones
with eagles on their collars) slugging it out for a reshoot!