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    Yesterday, 22:06
    the UNDOF zone is more than 60 miles long, a single Coy is going to be, err... stretched to cover it. moreover, what happens if/when the hostages are...
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    Yesterday, 20:58
    standard UN crap - 'hold fire, don't inflame the situation, keep reporting and we'll send re-inforcements and do some talking to the other side'....
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    Yesterday, 20:33
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    assuming my maths - and wikipedia - are correct (caveats apply to both..), yes, with a 13,000kg payload. so to me it looks like Dub to Leb with a...
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    Yesterday, 20:14
    rather depends on how controlled this particular Al-Nusra group are by AN central - AN central is at war, in Syria, with ISIS. they would rather like...
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    Yesterday, 18:46
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    has it flown yet - and is it really feasable that it'll cost $50m rather than the C-130's $60+m? being the cynical soul i am, i'm reminded of the...
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    Yesterday, 08:01
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    spectacular.
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    Yesterday, 06:57
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    and did it happen?
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    27th August 2014, 21:48
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    wouldn't the whole thing be a change of policy?
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    27th August 2014, 21:20
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    rip it out of the aid budget - it will after all spend most of its operational time in fly-blown hell holes directly providing aid or building...
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    27th August 2014, 20:23
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    undoubtedly, i don't think anyone would say that a 295 is a better mission fit than a C-130, merely that because of percieved commonality with the...
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    27th August 2014, 18:55
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    thats got to be a seperate issue to a tactical, in-theatre airlifter like a C-295/C-27J though surely - you couldn't get a Mowag into an aircraft...
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    27th August 2014, 08:24
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    ah yes, framing a 30 year cabability purchace on the requirements of a single current operation - ****ing planning genius. you've not, i noticed,...
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    26th August 2014, 22:23
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    then you need to learn not how civil servants in MoF think, but how politicians who sit in Cabinet and who tell civil servants in MoF what they will...
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    26th August 2014, 22:16
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    as at least one other person has suggested, perhaps the issues surrounding the Libya NEO are the reason this might have legs. regardless of the...
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    26th August 2014, 18:41
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    i have a nasty suspicion you know the answer to that. imagine how enabling something like a utility 295 would be for participating in exercises -...
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    26th August 2014, 12:36
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    yes, those European countries who actually spend money on our air arms - and Navies, and who find ourselves bringing Irish citizens out of war-torn...
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    26th August 2014, 10:24
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    one would assume, niavely perhaps, that the cabinet would not approve the 30m outlay for a 295 if one of the conditions of buying it was that it...
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    25th August 2014, 23:48
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    assuming the DF is like most other organisations, people only ask for stuff they know is available - if people know that there isn't the possibility...
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    25th August 2014, 22:31
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    i could rustle up 300 flights a year for such an aircraft without breaking a sweat - parachute training and exercises, resupply exercises,...
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    25th August 2014, 17:57
    no, the rules are the starting points - interpreting the rules, wilfully ignoring them until someone at Lt. Col level gets fired, citing...
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    24th August 2014, 20:44
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    i see the logic, but if IRCG (assuming you're talking about them...) are genuinely looking for a fixed wing fleet surely they understand that such a...
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    24th August 2014, 16:15
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    a single airframe will be limited in application - but there are ways around it: you could pool training with another 295 operator, and without...
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    23rd August 2014, 16:02
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    saw that - and not long after i suggested that hanging an EO system and a handfull of Hellfires and Paveways off a 295 would be a rather capable...
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    23rd August 2014, 10:59
    ropebag replied to a thread The rumour mill... in Air Corps
    not that i expect it to happen, but the DA42's are a superb ISTAR asset. if one comes your way, grab it with both hands...
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    21st August 2014, 12:56
    Army loves me...
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    21st August 2014, 11:30
    we got them on issue - apparently it finally occured to someone that there aren't always conveniently located trees or structures to hitch your basha...
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