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    The ironic thing about fitting the 20mm cannon to...

    The ironic thing about fitting the 20mm cannon to the cars and getting them to fire correctly was that the Swedish and French armies had vehicles fitted with 20mm Hispanos from their scrapped...
  2. President maduro is being implicated in a massive...

    President maduro is being implicated in a massive drug running scheme and some of his former Officers have turned themselves in to the Americans to give evidence against him.
  3. So is Crozier actually sacked or simply forced...

    So is Crozier actually sacked or simply forced aside? is he still in the Navy? they grounded a couple of pilots for low flying a few years back and effectively took their wings off them, as a hint to...
  4. Whatever happens, this guy's career is...

    Whatever happens, this guy's career is essentially over as he will be considered a toxic, loose cannon and will end up as OC Blankets, Grey,if he is lucky. The speed with which the bosses chopped him...
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    The Puma morphed into something that was neither...

    The Puma morphed into something that was neither fish nor fowl; it got too powerful to land on smaller oil platforms and was a menace to soldiers on land with the downwash and allegedly, the tail...
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    The Italians are flat out using their military...

    The Italians are flat out using their military trucks to deliver the dead to crematoria all around Lombardy. Apparently, the funeralhomes are stacking them high to keep up with the need for rapid...
  7. Poll: keeping old buildings open, I think. I called in...

    keeping old buildings open, I think. I called in there about six months ago and was astonished that this kip constituted modern medical standards for the DF.
  8. It annoys me that so many people will be expected...

    It annoys me that so many people will be expected to step up, work extra for free and get a pat on the back for taking the risks yet GPs' union is creeping in the backdoor and sticking in the invoice...
  9. As this evening's news has shown, when the Govt...

    As this evening's news has shown, when the Govt wants cooperation, it can throw money at the problem when it suits them. The GPs will get 30 quid to answer each C-19 phonecall and 75 if they actually...
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    Given that the Navy seems to be deflating rather...

    Given that the Navy seems to be deflating rather than even standing still, NS recruitment and retention needs to be addressed as a priority.
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    [QUOTE=EUFighter;473692]There is a major...

    [QUOTE=EUFighter;473692]There is a major difference between service intervals and service life. The airframe of most Russian aircraft are built like brick sh**houses. And I know enough Russian...
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    At this stage, I dont think America would trust...

    At this stage, I dont think America would trust Turkey with the keys to a Ford Ranger. I'd imagine the US and India would negotiate for exactly what level of ASW detection quality their money should...
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    Charlie 252 is spot on. Even the best Russian...

    Charlie 252 is spot on. Even the best Russian fighter engine is usually good for a max of 500 hrs between overhauls, far below Western standards. The Russian mentality about certification is...
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    Well, India's primary (potential) enemy is...

    Well, India's primary (potential) enemy is Pakistan and they have form for sinking one Pak sub and shooting down at least two ASW aircraft so they take it very seriously, so I'd imagine their sensor...
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    the ironic thing is that pretty much all the...

    the ironic thing is that pretty much all the Armies that took on Piranhas accepted the factory colour scheme (shades of Henry Ford) without question.
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    well,the thing about using a camouflaged combat...

    well,the thing about using a camouflaged combat tunic as a working uniform when you are deep in the bowels of a combat vehicle or an aircraft or a ship; pointless, expensive and a pig to get rid of...
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    A slight correction; Tornados on CAP during the...

    A slight correction; Tornados on CAP during the second Gulf war were tasked to intercept and shoot down an Iraqi fast jet, so they duly closed, ID'd it and were cleared to fire. At the last minute,...
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    I saw a PC-12 landing yesterday at Baldonnel;...

    I saw a PC-12 landing yesterday at Baldonnel; more lights than a Christmas tree. very quiet, too.
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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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