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    The excellent Curragh Museum is open to the...

    The excellent Curragh Museum is open to the public and they have several of the guns used by the DF on display outside.
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    You'd wonder why ATR feel confident about...

    You'd wonder why ATR feel confident about stepping into Casa's well established MPA territory.
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    The French gendarmerie use C182s fitted with FLIR...

    The French gendarmerie use C182s fitted with FLIR balls and they patrol the borders with them.
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    Just to give you a real world example of a...

    Just to give you a real world example of a hire-in currently operating in Ireland: there's a Learjet at the HSE's beck and call in Dublin Airport, sitting there at Eu 20,000 a week, to airlift...
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    There was a time when manufacturers would cram...

    There was a time when manufacturers would cram any old shite into a turboprop, give it a coat of grey or blue paint and call it an MPA, regardless of whether the airframe was adequately protected...
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    The telemetry in the drogue sensed the...

    The telemetry in the drogue sensed the overpressure from the bursting shells and/or the closeness of their passage near the drogue, by virtue of the disturbed air.
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    I dunno! a few enthusiastic FCA / RDF gunners got...

    I dunno! a few enthusiastic FCA / RDF gunners got too excited, on more than one occasion and added quite a bit of "lead" on the target, giving rise to swearing over the radio from the pilot and the...
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    There's a very good book on the Irish Fougas by...

    There's a very good book on the Irish Fougas by Radu Brinzan et al and the former GOC, Paul Fry, elaborates on the selection process that occurred for the replacement of the Fouga. Now, bear in mind...
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    Finland takes defence seriously because of the...

    Finland takes defence seriously because of the big naughty neighbour next door, has never forgotten the wars, various with Russia and knows that it always has to keep an eye on Russia / Kaliningrad....
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    They have a more powerful engine, 210 hp compared...

    They have a more powerful engine, 210 hp compared to 160 hp, but they are otherwise pretty much identical to a civvy 172. There are several identical FR 172 H Reims Rockets already on the civvy...
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    Lots of Malians and citizens of other former...

    Lots of Malians and citizens of other former French colonies are quite happy to have France look after the heavy lifting when it comes to fighting terrorists and coincidentally keeping their own...
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    Hire in a CL-415 if you want serious water...

    Hire in a CL-415 if you want serious water bombing capability; the entire country is full of bodies of water that they can refill on and land on and the country is falling down with airports and...
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    Now, lets see if they will be sold to the public...

    Now, lets see if they will be sold to the public (remember them, the taxpayer?) or scrapped or dumped?
  14. people stepping outside established procedures....

    people stepping outside established procedures....
  15. How did a 90mm cartridge fit into the gun if it...

    How did a 90mm cartridge fit into the gun if it was longer than the older type of round? How did sealed cartridges cause flashovers?
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    Quite frankly, the Govt would reduce the DF to...

    Quite frankly, the Govt would reduce the DF to the status of a third rate militia if they thought they could get away with it. They appear to want a mish-mash of a Coast Guard / a Border Guard (see...
  17. How would you get a flashover from a sealed...

    How would you get a flashover from a sealed cartridge case like the 90mm of the AML? Apart from that, how did a longer round fit into the gun?
  18. The UK coast guard are replacing their 139s with...

    The UK coast guard are replacing their 139s with 189s for SAR work......re the French replacement post above, it's essentially bringing the greater mass of the fleet out of the 1970s and 80s. The...
  19. Are they not available via the National Library?

    Are they not available via the National Library?
  20. Nice one. thanks for putting that up. I'd love to...

    Nice one. thanks for putting that up. I'd love to be able to read similiar Irish accident reports, if anyone knows how to get to them...
  21. A thousand hours a year is busy for a helicopter,...

    A thousand hours a year is busy for a helicopter, so it'd use up quite a bit of downtime in that year for maintenance. You do a thousand hours and you are getting into serious part changes, of lifed...
  22. The last time you had a helicopter that satisfied...

    The last time you had a helicopter that satisfied everyone, it was the Bell UH-1D. Bell said, "here is a hole, into which you can fit twelve men or x pounds of cargo. In front is a smaller hole for...
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    If Pat wasnt so busy being a shouty man, he could...

    If Pat wasnt so busy being a shouty man, he could have asked the British Army or PSNI to detail a helicopter to do a bit of crossborder cooperation and deploy a bambi bucket, whilst waiting for the...
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    Not the first time. Ricochets from the range has...

    Not the first time. Ricochets from the range has downed more than one aircraft.
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    The GFE thing originated in WW2 as a tax...

    The GFE thing originated in WW2 as a tax avoidance / clever accounting measure because mass producers like Grumman and Boeing wanted it both ways. Build aircraft for the Government but don't get...
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