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    Does the breech always have to be opened...

    Does the breech always have to be opened manually? I thought these guns had a semi-automatic breech.
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    How do you know he didn't ground himself off the...

    How do you know he didn't ground himself off the gun first? All he'd have to do is touch the gunlaying handle or even a separate object in contact with the ground. Is it difficult to get the...
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    Well, if it was offered as an alternative to...

    Well, if it was offered as an alternative to going to the bleedin' Leb, as a means of staying in the place (you have to do an overseas tour, to improve the odds on being reenlisted), as well as being...
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    Because the DF will say that the easiest way to...

    Because the DF will say that the easiest way to do it is to land on the Curragh with a 139, pick up the meatbombs, climb straight up overhead, chuck them out, repeat ad nauseam, whereas the Casa has...
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    Para ops from helicopters is hugely expensive in...

    Para ops from helicopters is hugely expensive in terms of fuel burn and consumption of hours on critical components, as well as pilot/aircrew flight time. It's really difficult to justify when it...
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    The PC-9 is not really suitable for very slow...

    The PC-9 is not really suitable for very slow observational stuff, which the 172 and the Caravan can do in spades. The thoughts of spending time in a PC-9, trolling around a cash escort or a convoy,...
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    with regard to built on order, in the case of...

    with regard to built on order, in the case of Defender hulls, the aircraft was built sporadically and no hulls were stocked and the spares holding for major parts was very small. It was the same case...
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    @C252, Clonbulloge used a piston Islander for...

    @C252, Clonbulloge used a piston Islander for years as a drop aircraft (I even flew it) and it behaves beautifully at slow speeds and can sit all day at slow speeds (loitering) and Clonbulloge and...
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    Given that they are already well versed with the...

    Given that they are already well versed with the Defender, they'd probably go for that if it was also able to function as a multi-engine trainer as well as an observation aircraft, and they love the...
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    Nicely done. Must be bloody hard to learn all...

    Nicely done. Must be bloody hard to learn all that off.
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    the middle one looks like the whole setup can be...

    the middle one looks like the whole setup can be dismounted and stored, fairly easily.
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    ..and to echo 252's words, you are stuck with the...

    ..and to echo 252's words, you are stuck with the pylons as they are effectively a permanent fit, even for basic stuff like circuits or navexs. So the aircraft drinks more than a clean airframe. You...
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    I take it the Badge is a CS or similar, who only...

    I take it the Badge is a CS or similar, who only operates at 110 decibles...good story, too.
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    well, any gunshield has to strike a balance...

    well, any gunshield has to strike a balance between protection and being able to be moved around. A shield that is to heavy to swing by hand is pointless. There are other forms of protection...
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    Is that a non-fitter changing a wheel?? , ah,...

    Is that a non-fitter changing a wheel?? , ah, here, Bud, Union rules, call Transport (or whatever acronym they have now) and stop this man in his tracks!! Only qualified technicians from Base...
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    With regard to the Norn Iron Tucano, the RAF...

    With regard to the Norn Iron Tucano, the RAF didn't want a weapons capability at all, as they did all their basic weapons training on the Hawk (gun/bomb/RP) and they also spend a mint on modding it...
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    Swifty, when someone who has been around is...

    Swifty, when someone who has been around is wearing his boonie hat like that, well, that's fine. When it's an Irish reservist who's been at the airsoft or the marathon Battlefield IV, it's naff.
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    The PC-21 programme was very lucky to survive two...

    The PC-21 programme was very lucky to survive two fatal crashes early in it's life and was rejected by some users as being so near a jet in performance that the added expense of a propellor was...
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    I recall an FCA bugler from the South who...

    I recall an FCA bugler from the South who lacquered his boots so they looked like glass. The guy didn't wait long enough before turning out and as he marched out to the square, he began to pick up...
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    Ally has hit the Df bigtime since the demise of...

    Ally has hit the Df bigtime since the demise of 58 pattern, which is why you see RDFers and PDF alike wearing all the kit and caboodle mentioned above, as well as the obligatory melted beret or...
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    I just love the "Infidel" bikini....

    I just love the "Infidel" bikini....
  22. we'd have to have a bombing range first....the...

    we'd have to have a bombing range first....the Fougas and Marchettis were rated for 50 kilo bombs.

    regards
    GttC
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    Them wily continentals, slurping loudly first...

    Them wily continentals, slurping loudly first thing in the morning! There's never a good heart-stopping fry around when you need one. You should bring a supply of deep-fried mars bars to keep your...
  24. That depends on if any of the biplanes outlasted...

    That depends on if any of the biplanes outlasted the Lysanders.
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    GttC
  25. Hudson or some of the biplanes. I don't think...

    Hudson or some of the biplanes. I don't think they had bomb racks for the Hurris or Seafires. Vampires had RP mounts. Fougas the same. Marchetti pylon could carry bombs but none ever fitted or...
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