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    This was taken at Dublin Airport.

    Just to note - Air France has a scheduled cargo-only route from Chicago - Paris via Dublin.

    http://www.worldairpics.com/photo/10...48657753&sp=57

  • #2
    New light armour for the army as far as I understand it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Muzzle View Post
      New light armour for the army as far as I understand it.
      What army?
      Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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      • #4
        The French Army I'd say, given it's on an Air France flight.
        "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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        • #5
          The majority of the time cargo cannot be loaded onto aircraft in a first off, last on system.

          It is most likely that due to weight/balance and Centre of Gravity concerns, this vehicle was loaded in such a way that required it to be unloaded to gain access to cargo destined for Dublin, or conversely required it to be unloaded to allow cargo being uplifted in Dublin to be placed at the most suitable position on the aircraft from a weight and balance point of view.

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          • #6
            Its an Auverland.


            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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            • #7
              i don't reckon it's an Auverland - I reckon it's a new British Army Husky:

              www - British Army Husky

              www - close up of British Army Husky

              note the windows, hinges on the rear doors and the release handles - it's a Husky.
              Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 10 September 2009, 23:13.
              RGJ

              ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

              The Rifles

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              • #8
                Could be right.
                How many different armoured 4 wheeled vehicles do you have now? Is the Iveco in service yet?


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  lol - we have about 57 different varieties now!

                  by the Iveco i guess you mean the Panther?

                  yes it's in service mate and doing well:
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                  RGJ

                  ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                  The Rifles

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                  • #10
                    Thats some amount of junk stacked on the roof. Good to see they finally entered service.


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      the 'man on the roof' is not actually on the roof - he is in the MAN Armoured Logistics Vehicle.! lol

                      the 'junk' is the turret with the automated targeting / weapons system - saves exposing a soldier to vulnerable 'top cover' duty.
                      RGJ

                      ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                      The Rifles

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                      • #12
                        I know about the RWS, but what about the platform above it?


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          oh - thats just a spoiler to make it look cool for the young 'boy racers'
                          RGJ

                          ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                          The Rifles

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                          • #14
                            nah - it's a mounting platform for......

                            erm...

                            that kit us 'foreign agents' like to talk about...

                            erm...

                            ECM!!!!

                            lol

                            it's an ECM / Comms mount.
                            RGJ

                            ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                            The Rifles

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                            • #15
                              Why mount it so high though?


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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