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    Every shred of food/cement/clothing that gets...

    Every shred of food/cement/clothing that gets into Gaza is via criminal hands, unless the UN brings it in, because the armed gangs control everything. Nothing happens without their say-so. If you...
  2. I'd say if MW actually got as far as the door of...

    I'd say if MW actually got as far as the door of a USAF aircraft, he'd find himself staring down the barrel of an M-9.
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    I saw a 93-D truck being DROPd yesterday. It...

    I saw a 93-D truck being DROPd yesterday. It looked well worn out.
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    Yes, it will go around and around in circles, as...

    Yes, it will go around and around in circles, as per.
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    Once again, the Don has got to the point where a...

    Once again, the Don has got to the point where a relevant replacement of a type has turned into a circus because the aircraft has been kept in service for so long that it's peers and some of it's...
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    Any decent civvie range will insist that you...

    Any decent civvie range will insist that you prove that you have a range safety course done, ie, via your Club, or you won't be allowed near the firing point. I haven't fired a military weapon in 20...
  7. or throw it in a river...

    or throw it in a river...
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    For gearboxes and driveshafts and the electronic...

    For gearboxes and driveshafts and the electronic equivalent of an Airbus? All of the expertise is already in the country in spades. This shit is not that hard to do; some people talk it up as if it...
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    The IDA will provide. If you hit the right ear in...

    The IDA will provide. If you hit the right ear in Govt, you'd have it established in no time. Any potential for technical jobs and they'll bite your hand off.
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    Quite simply, If Mowag can't deliver from...

    Quite simply, If Mowag can't deliver from Switzerland, then they have to be gripped and told to set up a shop in Dublin or Kildare and to get the finger out. Whoever is responsible for dealing with...
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    An individual known to me who tried to bring in...

    An individual known to me who tried to bring in civilian work practises, ie, instead of waiting around for parts, went and made himself useful elsewhere in the Workshop, was firmly put in his place...
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    Then you do what happens with the aircraft and...

    Then you do what happens with the aircraft and you farm the job out entirely, keep the Army "Union rules, Bud" attitude away from the job in hand. The notion that the "Army" way is always the most...
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    Why not? a facility overhauling drivetrain...

    Why not? a facility overhauling drivetrain equipment like gearboxes and so on would have applications for more than just Mowags. If the DF's own facilities/manpower can't do it, then it should be...
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    who'd foot the bill for cleaning the asbestos off...

    who'd foot the bill for cleaning the asbestos off it?
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    Set up a plant in Ireland to fix the vehicle...

    Set up a plant in Ireland to fix the vehicle snags; gearboxes and undercarriage are not beyond the wit of Irish mechs. It creates jobs, increases availability and unblocks the supply chain.......the...
  16. The IAA's primary radar's can pick up anything...

    The IAA's primary radar's can pick up anything moving over the surface and environs of the island unless they get very low and hide in the mountainous areas or stay right down on the deck. I've seen...
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    Surely the presence of a functioning drydock...

    Surely the presence of a functioning drydock would attract work from the oil and gas industry?
  18. Good idea. An inspirational figure, who survived...

    Good idea. An inspirational figure, who survived the Nazis to encounter entrenched bigotry at home and remained a modest, decent man throughout.
  19. Oh, Jesus, no! I want private soldiers who are...

    Oh, Jesus, no! I want private soldiers who are fit, interested, keen, willing to work hard without a "Union rules, Bud" attitude and regarding overseas duty as an adventure and not an endurance...
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    They should have taken off the hulls and refitted...

    They should have taken off the hulls and refitted the excellent chassis as trucks, GS, instead of letting them rot. Unimog trucks are highly prized for their ability to go anywhere, on a par with...
  21. the effin stupid DoD and DF. Ongoing stupidity.

    the effin stupid DoD and DF. Ongoing stupidity.
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    the dauphin cabin was too small for infantry work...

    the dauphin cabin was too small for infantry work and using a navalised helicopter for infantry work was equally pointless.
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    the Unimog truck is among the best in the world...

    the Unimog truck is among the best in the world but this was one of it's few failures.
  24. @nagrohmiti, that's when you tool up the...

    @nagrohmiti, that's when you tool up the lawyers....nothing makes a DF officer react when the possibility of a court case looms. That kind of shit happened several times in the Don when some...
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    They had too high a C of G for comfort but this...

    They had too high a C of G for comfort but this wasn't an insurmountable issue but no-one wanted to solve it so it was easier to dump them. How any credible army could **** up the best light truck...
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