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  • #16
    C-T, is that a Sprut?

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    • #17
      Raise you a
      "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

      "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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      • #18
        Lads, try and keep this on topic will ye?
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        With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

        Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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        • #19
          CT true, but if you oretend the Scorpion is a tank, as you do in training exercises, then it helps in tactics.


          As for overseas training, fine for one big exercise a year, but the battalion has to be deployable, having a few MBT wouldn't hurt.

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          • #20
            At the price those Leopards are available for, you could buy a few extra, and keep them at an overseas training location (eg Germany or Poland - both Leo2 users), and contract out maintenance to them.
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #21
              y-j.

              In that case why not do what C.T suggested.



              Personally i think a few tanks would be a very useful training tool all levels, and wouldn't break the bank.

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              • #22
                Presumably (theoretical) Irish vehicles would be localised somewhat, and inevitably different systems would be installed over time, comms etc.
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                With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                • #23
                  Yes, it's an SP Sprut.

                  That's OK, Paul.. They kept pretending that the Fougas were combat aircraft...

                  NTM
                  Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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                  • #24
                    hey, during the 1920's and early 1930, everybody laughed when the german army used to exercise with tanks made out of cardboard and mountedon bikes, but they all stopped laughing in 1940.

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                    • #25
                      With the possibility of the introduction of carbon taxes the Army could go "Green".
                      The SHADOW RST-V - a nice option.

                      http://www.army-technology.com/proje...dow/index.html

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                      • #26
                        With the Suspension lowered it looks like the APC from aliens...
                        Meh.

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                        • #27
                          Look at this table - the T90 looks good!
                          http://www.indiadefence.com/T-90.htm
                          http://military-graphics.net/t72-t90/t-90a.jpg

                          Its lighter than the Leo11 and has a crew of 3

                          Its also cheaper new- so if we could get them second hand...Check out the spec- it even has air conditioning!
                          http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/row/t-90.htm

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                          • #28
                            For reasons I couldn't bring myself to reitereate again no one will buy eastern defence equipment in the EU it would upset too many of the people you'd need helping you
                            "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                            • #29
                              I can't keep up these days with knowing what countries are in the EU, but Greece for sure is one that uses a decent amount of Eastern-bloc equipment. Cyprus and Finland are two European countries that do.

                              I believe Sweden had selected the Mi-28 for its new attack helicopter, but that got axed on financial reasons.

                              NTM
                              Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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                              • #30
                                Scorpion Upgrades

                                Come on guys just how many scorpions do we have! Im ashamed to say less than 10?

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