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    so how does it work for a fixed wing aircraft?...

    so how does it work for a fixed wing aircraft? Does it always fly top cover for every "shout" or just heavily involved ones? Does it get the training flights requirement like the helicopters?
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    The normal rule of thumb for upgrading anything...

    The normal rule of thumb for upgrading anything is to have the Mk 2 on the drawing board, as soon as the Mk 1 is on the QM's shelf and tell the last guy in the door, on Monday morning, to get started...
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    it could be just a Wifi or satcom antenna under...

    it could be just a Wifi or satcom antenna under the bulge.
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    it wouldnt hurt to carry at least one Javelin per...

    it wouldnt hurt to carry at least one Javelin per Mowag as a standard, regardless of the actual fit or function of the Mowag. Who cares if a dismounted soldier or a man in a turret fires it, as long...
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    I really can't abide statements like this; the...

    I really can't abide statements like this; the Javelin is for anyone who's immediate tactical need is to knock out an AFV or an entrenched or hardened enemy structure. It doesnt matter who operates...
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    Fitted for,but not equipped with. A bitter, long...

    Fitted for,but not equipped with. A bitter, long running joke over on Arrse.
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    So the firepower is to be a 30mm and an...

    So the firepower is to be a 30mm and an egg-thrower and a Javelin, which gives you coverage of about 1200 metres, while our two primary capbadges argue about who does what with what, the artillery...
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    you can fly anything across the Atlantic as long...

    you can fly anything across the Atlantic as long as you make provision for your own survival. A pair of Cessna 172s and a 182 were imported to Ireland that way,with ferry tanks in the cabin. It's...
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    The Argentinians did try to get the Panhards out...

    The Argentinians did try to get the Panhards out to the outer garrisons but they bogged down so they were pulled back to the town. The British had to rely on impressed farm tractors to move kit,...
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    Every now and then, you come across a video of...

    Every now and then, you come across a video of AMLs blatting away in some African dump, with the big THUD of the gun and a whole lot of sand thrown up. French must have made a mint from Panhards...
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    It also fired a different bomb than the standard...

    It also fired a different bomb than the standard 60mm bomb, but could fire the standard bomb as an alternative. Kind of a halfway house weapon really. Effective up to a point but a bit too light,so...
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    That all depends on how deep the commonality...

    That all depends on how deep the commonality reaches, right down to nuts and bolts, literally, apart from the basics of wheels/optics/engine/gearbox/geartrain/undercarriage/doors and hatches....
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    Even going back to the Congo, the lads were going...

    Even going back to the Congo, the lads were going out with less firepower than the mercenaries they faced and guns were idle in the gun parks at home. These days in Mali, there's a lot of deadly kit...
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    Bear in mind that if you go to Africa for a...

    Bear in mind that if you go to Africa for a fight, you'll encounter predominantly Russian or Chinese kit with some legacy French stuff, as well as the now standard "technical" carrying anything you...
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    Given that the AML shook bits off itself when it...

    Given that the AML shook bits off itself when it fired, it wouldnt be the first time we bought equipment that was technically unsafe. As for those Belgian guns, if they can fire HE, they can fire...
  16. we had the basic stuff; a blank fired from an FN...

    we had the basic stuff; a blank fired from an FN at a milk carton,range one foot. result; carton shredded and warning emphasised to leave BFA on rifle at all times. Another one; a breeze block hit by...
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    Some vehicles were pristine because they were the...

    Some vehicles were pristine because they were the CO's favourite and others were like rolling junkyards. But, its also neglect as an art form. I recall a lovely Unimog engineering vehicle allowed to...
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    Some vehicles were pristine because they were the...

    Some vehicles were pristine because they were the CO's favourite and others were like rolling junkyards. But, its also neglect as an art form. I recall a lovely Unimog engineering vehicle allowed to...
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    All they need now is the manpower to crew them ,...

    All they need now is the manpower to crew them , fix them, provide ATC for them and to accompany them to Spain for maintenance.....and a few bob for training, too.
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    Remember,ifyou use a 320 or a 737,you still need...

    Remember,ifyou use a 320 or a 737,you still need pallet lifters and conveyor belts and refitted roller floors. So,you or somebody else needs to have them in place downrange. Adding the extra fuel...
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    The thing about converting Airbus A320s to...

    The thing about converting Airbus A320s to freighters has been going on since God was a dog. What has happened,in effect,is that older,larger freighters do the bulkof freight work and ATRs and sundry...
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    Nah, it'll be a PC-9Z to replace the Ms. Even the...

    Nah, it'll be a PC-9Z to replace the Ms. Even the Italians have balked at buying more 346s and have bought warmed-over Siai s-211s.
  23. it also begs the question, why doesnt the NS have...

    it also begs the question, why doesnt the NS have a base elsewhere? Even the Don had two!
  24. The problem with keeping vessels in service until...

    The problem with keeping vessels in service until they are on the verge of sinking is the Minister will then assume that your NS is happy with aging ships and will not renew them, in the fashion of...
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    It's probably a full service package for 20...

    It's probably a full service package for 20 years; every C-check, every upgrade, every repaint,etc,etc. Essentially, all the AC will have to do is turn up and fly it. About 60 million accounts for...
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