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    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the...

    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the uniform in DPM and the equivalent garments in NON DPM how the pricing would work out?
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    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear...

    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear should be available to anyone working in armoured vehicles, especially crews. How you go about issuing it or quantifying it is problematic but it is a...
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    How could you even think of such a think you...

    How could you even think of such a think you charlatan...share kit with an opposing service.... how dare you.... treachery!:-D:-D
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    Think back ffs.. we were lucky to have what we...

    Think back ffs.. we were lucky to have what we stood up in....never mind Gucci stuff for painting such as overalls
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    When I saw what was happening at the 2005 re org...

    When I saw what was happening at the 2005 re org I knew it was doomed....The FCA higher ups sold out for 4 x Lt Colonels and bought into a graded RDF hook line and sinker to be hoisted by their own...
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    I post under my own name, I even posted stuff...

    I post under my own name, I even posted stuff relevant to my unit while I was serving, I came close to the line but never crossed, the mods here will ensure that you don't. I had various bodies...
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    Apart from the fact its actually a crime under...

    Apart from the fact its actually a crime under military law.....yeah.. real good guys......Now we have every partimer expressing an opinion in the national press.....
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    Grey won't work at sea, far too much exposure to...

    Grey won't work at sea, far too much exposure to oil and grease pain't etc....will become stained and dirty too fast.Not sure what the problems are with the colouring of the current rig...but it...
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    Which is inherently wrong as the smaller badge...

    Which is inherently wrong as the smaller badge was specifically designed for the NS Dress Cap. The larger badge encroaches on the black tally band with the word Eire on it, this should not be the...
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    Dislike in error... Was that not what fan...

    Dislike in error...

    Was that not what fan rooms were for ?....hiding and sleeping.. emergency steering flat was my favourite hideout
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    The MAN concept is the same as Caeser, so we are...

    The MAN concept is the same as Caeser, so we are only at semantics, need 155...stick it on a truck....
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    Almost everyone who, builds an APC tries to...

    Almost everyone who, builds an APC tries to market the chassis combined with multiple weapons systems to get maximum value from the design, rarely does it lead to actual sales..even some of the...
  13. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    The shirt looks minging… the trousers with set...

    The shirt looks minging… the trousers with set elastics, its going to look gank on guys who are not straight off the peg.....has the actual DPM pattern changed? Looking at the detail the actual...
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    Depends on the objective and available...

    Depends on the objective and available intelligence



    Its a general comment, a big gun on a mobile platform isn't always classed as artillery, but if you want artillery that's mobile buy mobile...
  15. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Any pics of all this new kit?

    Any pics of all this new kit?
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    A mowag with a 90/105/120gun turret is not a APC,...

    A mowag with a 90/105/120gun turret is not a APC, its a AFV, the MRV is too specialist machine to have it acting as a taxi while its dismountable element has been reduced by the turret fit.
    If you...
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    No.. the doctrine has changed for Cavalry Ops and...

    No.. the doctrine has changed for Cavalry Ops and we no longer work the traditional role where the Cavalry have to have that kind of fire power available. The DF finally woke up that concept of ops...
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    Lelands and Landsverks Hispanos taken from...

    Lelands and Landsverks

    Hispanos taken from Vampires but rate of fire was too high and had to be retarded for vehicle use causing serviceability issues, very prone to stopages when firing below the...
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    The best use for them is their current...

    The best use for them is their current use...Museum exhibits!, they were the basis for an above average Medium tank as used by the Hungarians and the Swedes, probably on a par with early series...
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    Sticky: I got my third stripe after 7 years as a...

    I got my third stripe after 7 years as a corporal, had I followed indefinetely what had be taught on the potentials course i would still have been one on discharge an as a result I refused to do a...
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    I was being sarcastic....... I always thought...

    I was being sarcastic.......

    I always thought we were the last users of the Flower Class, but Portugal had one in service as did Greece after us.What always amused me about them was back in 1940...
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    Flower class whalers?

    Flower class whalers?
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    Third world 'technicals' are a far cry from wheel...

    Third world 'technicals' are a far cry from wheel based artillery that South Africa and the Czech Republic use.
  24. Thread: navy

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    Disagree with L40/70 s being available in any...

    Disagree with L40/70 s being available in any format. If we begin to become amenable to retrograde equipment we may fall victim to our own shortsightedness. The willingness to adapt and modify has...
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    To be pedantic...only on the newer vessels at the...

    To be pedantic...only on the newer vessels at the time, the Gambo was the primary secondary system since 1986. There was no reason this shouldn't have continued only the Rhinos were 'gifted'


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