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  1. Poll: Reference the picture of the SLR with the bipod.....

    Reference the picture of the SLR with the bipod.. in Australia we use to have a version of the SLR called the L1A2, which was essentially an SLR with a bipod with a 30 rd magazine. I am not 100%sure...
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    Thanks for the info... would be really...

    Thanks for the info... would be really interesting to know if they had been used in WWII. Anyone with further info
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    Thanks for that guys... I think the whole 31st...

    Thanks for that guys... I think the whole 31st Field Artillery website 'blew' him away. Debate over with the required result. Just a further question do all reserve gunners get tranied on both the 25...
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    Irish Army 25 Pounders

    I am looking for some help from the 'army' of viewers out there. Can anyone point me in to the direction of some pictures and/or articles of Irish 25 Pounders in recent action. I need this as one of...
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    Poll: If fix wing ops where to be used what type of...

    If fix wing ops where to be used what type of aircraft would be used or would a new type be purchased. Also would operational command be given to the Naval Service for these aircraft. I still think a...
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    Has thought been put into using private own...

    Has thought been put into using private own aircraft for flight screening. Still use DF staff but have a private aircraft and maintainence. I believe that the air crew intakes are only small so the...
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    Poll: Agree with Carrington and others, maybe a further...

    Agree with Carrington and others, maybe a further search of the world market to find some quality second hand naval helo's should be undertaken. I think that Ireland cannot lose its naval air ops as...
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    I have to agree with Blue Max and Carrington the...

    I have to agree with Blue Max and Carrington the purcahse of a CASA 212 or similiar would be of great advantage to the Aer Corps. A twin engine light cargo aircraft could offer a new capacity to the...
  9. Sticky: I have to agree the need for MBT's in peace...

    I have to agree the need for MBT's in peace keeping etc has clearly been seen over the past few years. Light Infantry forces that have been engaged in peace keeping duties with only light vehicles...
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    Will I feel sorry for you guys in the Reserves. I...

    Will I feel sorry for you guys in the Reserves. I mean how do they expect you guys to support the full time army when you are not even trained on the same gear. Especially in the current world...
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    Poll: Is there any chance that the powers to be might...

    Is there any chance that the powers to be might try and retain some of older helicopters till this problem is addressed, or is there any talk of trying to get the new helicopters to carry out some...
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    Poll: I agree with the idea that the Irish Navy should...

    I agree with the idea that the Irish Navy should follow the RNZN example. In that way they can maintain operational command of the aircraft without the cost of maintaining a whole maintaince...
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    So beyond the Bren (I take it to be the .303 not...

    So beyond the Bren (I take it to be the .303 not the 7.62 version) and the 25 pounder what other vintage gear does the IDF use. Is there any thought of issuing the reserves with up to date equipment....
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    Irish Parachute Capacity

    Sorry for my lack of knowledge but living in Australia there is not that much information of the Irish Defence Force here. But I am interested to find if the Irish have any parachute/airborne...
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    Just asking what might be a stupid question, but...

    Just asking what might be a stupid question, but being Australian I do not have a great knowledge of the Irish Army, but does they still use 25 Pounders. If so how do they get rounds for them ?
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