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    Artillery in the DF is of the tokenistic/cadre of...

    Artillery in the DF is of the tokenistic/cadre of an all arms force. I doubt the DoD would ever spend any money on any new artillery pieces.
  2. Doesn't seem to affect eg. The Blades or...

    Doesn't seem to affect eg. The Blades or Jordanian Falcons etc.
  3. I did a little digging in a scrapbook. The...

    I did a little digging in a scrapbook. The Silver Swallows pilots of 1988 were Kevin Barry (qualified 1979 and had 2,200hrs); Jack Killock (qualified 1979 and had 2,100 hours); John Mulvanney...
  4. Chuck, any idea what new skill sets are envisaged...

    Chuck, any idea what new skill sets are envisaged which can be transferred back home? I assume there is some such plan behind it,
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    Sticky: Specs say it can take max 57mm main weapon, so no...

    Specs say it can take max 57mm main weapon, so no commonality there. Also, it's pig ugly:tongue:
  6. Government rejected J2 plan to extract Lisa Smith from Syria

    https://www.facebook.com/45441411157/posts/10156559395626158/?sfnsn=mo
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    Yes, was a witness to that as well, fire crews...

    Yes, was a witness to that as well, fire crews were on scene rapidly, crashing through barriers, but it was obviously instantly fatal.
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    Have ARW deployed to Mali yet?

    Have ARW deployed to Mali yet?
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    RIP. A sad loss.

    RIP. A sad loss.
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    Polls show Poroshenko on about 10% of votes ahead...

    Polls show Poroshenko on about 10% of votes ahead of the coming general election, so the puppet looks likely to be soundly defeated. What happens afterwards will be interesting, do the CIA have...
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    Sticky: Poll: Yes, they've paid off their modest purchase price...

    Yes, they've paid off their modest purchase price many times over, an auction raising a few grand would be a joke. Give them to a deserving country who can get another few years out of them.
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    Sticky: Link worked for me. As Sparky 42 said, no crew...

    Link worked for me. As Sparky 42 said, no crew available, P41 tied up indefinitely.
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    I bet they'd still do it if asked again tomorrrow.

    I bet they'd still do it if asked again tomorrrow.
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    What a scandalous waste of military resources. ...

    What a scandalous waste of military resources. No wonder the AC has no military credibility.
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    anyone come across any video of the shoot? You'd...

    anyone come across any video of the shoot? You'd think the PR boys would have been wetting themselves in anticipation of a new DF video.
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    I posted the top 3 result on their page, they...

    I posted the top 3 result on their page, they thanked, maybe they didn't like the result so deleted it?!?
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    Perhaps it's time to dust off the old plan for...

    Perhaps it's time to dust off the old plan for the invasion and occupation of Iceland?!:-D
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    I also think the idea of buying a used and...

    I also think the idea of buying a used and 'cheap' 737/Avro RJ should be examined. It might only clock up 250+ hours annually, but it would be a real asset. Justify the maintenance costs by...
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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=167847...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1678473422228565&id=830385240370725

    Eunavfor Med's Facebook mentioning arrival of Beckett
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    Looks a bit like the offspring of a mating...

    Looks a bit like the offspring of a mating between a Timoney and a Unimog:-D
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    Dail already has MP detachment to secure...

    Dail already has MP detachment to secure pad/chopper. No civvies to clear.
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    That, or as a central pad to rapidly deploy ARW...

    That, or as a central pad to rapidly deploy ARW to a central terrorist incident. You never know when you might miss such a facility until it's gone.
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    Excellent 1 hour documentary in the Al Jazeera...

    Excellent 1 hour documentary in the Al Jazeera World segment about Living on the Blue Line in Lebanon. Not sure if it's repeated tomorrow but worth checking out.
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    Sticky: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=165656...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1656562261067472&id=100001411435392

    I hope the new EPV will cope with these conditions?!?
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    The issues being addressed would still have been...

    The issues being addressed would still have been relevent in the day when the AC had pretty much a full flying complement and 15 choppers Dev.
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