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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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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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    using a trolley means that the ambulance can go...

    using a trolley means that the ambulance can go nowhere, as they have to wait to get their trolley back.
  6. No. This is a clever scheme to distribute LTVs...

    No. This is a clever scheme to distribute LTVs around NATO and later, the rest of the world. The Dutch buy them, start taking them into service and soon enough, you'll see Dutch troops in action in...
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    I always wonder why Western armies are always...

    I always wonder why Western armies are always keen to scrap anti-aircraft guns systems as fast as they can, yet the Russians, Chinese and all their client states adore the things and constantly...
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    that's what the DoJ said when it was first mooted...

    that's what the DoJ said when it was first mooted that toilets be fitted. Basically, they didnt want to have to fund refitting the entire prison and used every means and method to avoid having to do...
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    one of the excuses used in the case of Mountjoy...

    one of the excuses used in the case of Mountjoy not being fitted with indoor plumbing was, allegedly, that the building is listed and can't be touched and/or it would be easier to knock it and build...
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    slopping out...

    A prisoner in the Joy got 7 large as compo for having to slop out. For those who don't know what that means, the scrote has a bucket under his jax and has to put a lid on it and take it out of his...
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    the 747 may be the current fastest civilian...

    the 747 may be the current fastest civilian airliner but the long retired Convair 880 was fastest of all and even the Citation X flies faster than a 747.
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    The legend is false, I'm afraid. A Fouga is good...

    The legend is false, I'm afraid. A Fouga is good for 360 kts and all commercial traffic is limited to a max of 250 knots in a control zone, so when the 747 was tooling about at low level, it was not...
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    My point about the airlines and AC pilots is that...

    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 EI and FR is a case in point) and that the notion...
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    The point of PC-9s is that they are modern,...

    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 turbine engine, so that when he or she goes on to...
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    The Defender would carry out surveillance, if not...

    The Defender would carry out surveillance, if not the Garda helis. The Air Corps learnt from the Alouettes /Gazelles / Dauphins that you should establish a firm cut off date to remove an aircraft...
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    The rubber track stuff is interesting but clearly...

    The rubber track stuff is interesting but clearly the writer had never heard of the M3 half track and has never been on a building site in his life. The M3 had a rubber track in WW 2, so the...
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    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the...

    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the floorpan so that the left and right sides were mirror images and the appropriate cutout was then removed as the shell was being assembled.......the rubber...
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    The Japanese and other auto industries have coped...

    The Japanese and other auto industries have coped for decades with the problem of making cabins and instrument panels and steering gear for both sides; they simply run multiple lines or run a factory...
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    not if you are considering the ability to share...

    not if you are considering the ability to share spare parts on operations; if you need to borrow a tyre or a brake pad from the neighbours until your own supply chain catches up. being a left or...
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    Both respective militaries have a long history of...

    Both respective militaries have a long history of buying unique bits of kit that ends up costing a fortune and annoying the end users...
  21. Not called CRAPITA for nothing.

    Not called CRAPITA for nothing.
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    Why, Dev?

    Why, Dev?
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    I saw a rather unusual looking vehicle coming...

    I saw a rather unusual looking vehicle coming back from the Glen the other day; sand coloured, possible mine clearing flail vehicle, on a flatbed.
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    Best of luck to them. I hope they go to good...

    Best of luck to them. I hope they go to good homes and arent wasted. I left enough sweat in them but learned a lot from them, too. Great aircraft and , bar the Alouettes, probably the most utility...
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    When an individual or a party orders an aircraft,...

    When an individual or a party orders an aircraft, they are essentially buying a slot on the production line. After all the handshakes and photographs are done, the manufacturer and the buyer get down...
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