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  • Flamingo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:53
    Flamingo replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Only because leaving a smoking heap of splinters and an oil slick was seen as a bit ungentlemanly...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:17
    The helmsman, a conscript, was the only one to see the approach, but assumed the OOW was aware, and it wasn't his place to question the officer.
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:08
    The OOW or one of the bridge trainees was a USN exchange officer and the AIS was passive.
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:30
    DeV replied to a thread manning levels, the future. in Navy FAQs
    The Norwegian (relatively inexperienced) OOW was also supervising 2 trainees as well
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:43
    That's what I said in that conversation when the info was given to me.
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:49
    An interesting aside with regards to crewing issues, and the loss of experienced staff. The accident report into the collision last year between a...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:34
    hptmurphy replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    legend has it the 747 slowed down! have a look at the last Cod Wars.....Iceland seemed to worry the RN with same
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  • Anzac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35
    Even the RNZN advised the NZ Govt that it was not the answer 15 years ago. Still did not stop the NZ Govt from buying a tarted up Roro Ferry though.
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09
    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not...
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  • Sparky42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:41
    Why in gods name would we buy the Ben My Chee?
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03
    GoneToTheCanner replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    My point about the airlines and AC pilots is that the Irish airlines are not dependent on them as a source (the sheer volume of non-Irish pilots in...
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:27
    I heard on the grapewine that 2 vessels have been earmarked for acquisition by the NS. One possible option mentioned was the Ben My Chree...
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:24
    Chuck replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Agree with all you say regarding the PC-9M. Your comments regarding AC pilots exiting for the airlines, particularly the Irish two, are way off...
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  • sofa's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:04
    sofa replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    They provided during the British Royal vist a air defence around areas that some provo splitter gobshit could have entered with a highjacked light...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 23:02
    Just one last attempt to explain Haulbowline basin and drydock. The entrance to the basin is the same width as the entrance to the Drydock at 94ft or...
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  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 22:44
    GoneToTheCanner replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    The point of PC-9s is that they are modern, well-equipped trainers to qualify the pilot on electronic instruments / avionics and the operation of a...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 21:02
    In the absence of same, as current owners are intent on repurposing it, all the while failing to invest in equipment updates.
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  • DeV's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 19:55
    https://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showthread.php?8902-Drydocking/page9 The Spencer Jetty? Intended for temporary berthage at short notice as...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 17:38
    Currently it would not be ideal, as we do not have the infrastructure to carry out the most mundane of maintenance tasks at home. Ships need their...
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  • Poiuyt's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:25
    Yes, that is the one I fought many a time - a post soviet opposition with a mix of weapons ... but they never seemed to have anything not Russian.
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  • pym's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:24
    pym replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Haha! Laners - I'm saying they're armed for the same reason the OPV's are armed: it's a contingency and they are not expected to be used against...
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  • Laners's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:21
    Laners replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    My quiet and peaceful neck of the woods here in Carbury in Kildare is often interrupted by a pair of PC-9s reenacting the Battle of Britain overhead...
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  • Laners's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:08
    Laners replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Spoken like a politician deflecting the topic another direction . Maybe open a thread on Naval Weapons and their usefulness .
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  • paul g's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:03
    paul g replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    The fouga escort was about forming a cross and had religious symbolism
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  • paul g's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 16:01
    paul g replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    The 1999 white paper would have disbanded the air corps and replaced the naval service with a coast guard modelled on The Scottish fisheries...
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  • pym's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:58
    pym replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Wonderful theatre that was, but a Fouga would have had little more chance of intercepting an errant 747 cruising at altitude than the PC-9 - if...
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:47
    Thanks. That is what I was thinking too. I was just a bit thrown by Dev's post. So from a mooring PoV the 200*30m ship would not be an issue and we...
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  • pym's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:46
    pym replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Sure why stop there so - how would an OPV fair against a few mines, let alone a frigate or submarine - jesus never mind an aerial threat? So what's...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:34
    The basin is also a dock. But there is a dock within the basin.
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:34
    If you mean fitting an actual ship into the basin to berth, that's not really a huge issue. Basin entrance is the same with as the dry dock. Because...
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:29
    We are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about the dock. I am talking about the harbour basin. You keep talking about the dock.
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:27
    Longer? Do you understand how a dock works? You have to close one end with the ship inside to drain the water... you cant close one end if there is...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:25
    na grohmiti replied to a thread PC-9M in Air Corps
    Chasing errant piston props or helis out of shannon airport when POTUS is visiting. At least the fougas, armed with twin nose mounted machine guns,...
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:24
    That is the dimensions of the dock - I am trying to tease out what would fit into the basin. Same beam but longer? I like the idea of reactivating...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    11th November 2019, 15:21
    Already answered by ancient mariner. 181m × 28m is the entrance to the dock by the overall internal length. Max beam coming in would be no more than...
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