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    The big advantage of the LINAPS system that the...

    The big advantage of the LINAPS system that the UK uses is that the fixation and orientation of the gun is done for you.
    You can drop it off of the tow hitch and be ready to fire are soon as you can...
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    L118s could easily cover the Irish AO. The...

    L118s could easily cover the Irish AO. The attached map shows the area within 17.2km of a battery at the Irish HQ (max range of the standard ammo). Planning range would be about 10% less. Greater...
  3. As regards flashover, I think that the point is...

    As regards flashover, I think that the point is that because the propellant of the 90mm rounds is sealed inside a brass cartridge, it would be less likely to fuel a secondary fire than the uncased...
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    Rest In Peace Sir

    Rest In Peace Sir
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    The arty target was not the killer tomato. It was...

    The arty target was not the killer tomato. It was a dan buoy also placed 4km out but to the left of the tomato.
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    That would only have applied to the Aer Corps who...

    That would only have applied to the Aer Corps who needed their target for 3 days while they made a foray outside the fence of Baldonnel to Waterford airport.
    The Cav had a smaller killer tomato...
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    "My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes...

    "My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening thru a cosmic vapor of invention."

    The big dis-advantage of the Bren style weapon is the inherent 30/40/50 round stoppage...
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    How long before someone puts a tangential optical...

    How long before someone puts a tangential optical sight on a lightweight Bren design with 50 round 7.62 plastic magazines (perhaps even disposable) and espouses it as the future of section level...
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    Considering what Ireland spends on defence,...

    Considering what Ireland spends on defence, perhaps this is more appropriate to our budget :)
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    The Garmin EPIX GPS watch on ibood today for e170...

    The Garmin EPIX GPS watch on ibood today for e170 seems to be at a good price.
    http://www.ibood.com/ie/en/product-specs/30472/87563/garmin-epix-gps-watch.html
    ...
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    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.ph...

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8479&d=1503775877
  12. The recent recruit course run on Bere Island was...

    The recent recruit course run on Bere Island was the first large occupation there in a number of years and it was a dry canteen so I'd like to know what you mean by that comment?

    As for conditions...
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    Camouflage duct tape

    e2.99 in Aldi this week

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8476&d=1501499638
    https://www.aldi.ie/workzone-camouflage-duct-tape/p/094951169433812
  14. Bere Island pics in Irish Examiner County supplement

    The text implies that there were 100 recruits but unfortunately, there was only a single platoon.


    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8468&d=1500979623
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    As far as I am aware, the system currently being...

    As far as I am aware, the system currently being worked on will use a Simrad 4G radar with an ethernet output that connects to ship via wifi.
    There are always going to be trade-offs between range,...
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    The figure of 8 that the SkySails kite performs...

    The figure of 8 that the SkySails kite performs is done deliberately to keep the kite flying in the middle of the power zone. At launch and recovery, the kite is put into 12 o'clock mode where it...
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    It was for a while but now it is closed again as...

    It was for a while but now it is closed again as far as I know.
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    Here is their next generation prototype...

    Here is their next generation prototype
    http://www.virtualworldlets.net/Worlds/Listings/Robocop/ED-209.jpg
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    Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day...

    Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day ...

    Firstly, guided munitions are a whole different ball game and not what was suggested here.
    A gyro based aiming system would not improve the...
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    Holy zombie post batman! It is interesting to...

    Holy zombie post batman!

    It is interesting to see that we now have an Irish company called Innalabs producing MEMS type gyros of the type that I referred to in those posts you quoted from 2013....
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    If there are 1471 in the process and 1374 new...

    If there are 1471 in the process and 1374 new applications, that suggests that there are 97 individuals still awaiting a decision on whether or not they can join more than 12 months after applying. I...
  22. I just PM'd you a linked-in of a NSR officer who...

    I just PM'd you a linked-in of a NSR officer who is a ships captain, master mariner, certifies the training of Irish naval officers but is not allowed to fill any role whatsoever on an Irish naval...
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    I suggest that you go back and read post 104....

    I suggest that you go back and read post 104. This has nothing to do with RDF or PDF.
    I am proud to serve alongside the two brave individuals on which this thread was based.
    If medals for bravery...
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    Sticky: I presume that whatever VAT is paid goes to the...

    I presume that whatever VAT is paid goes to the UK taxman so the rate is 20%.
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    MOD: It might be no harm to split the PTI/PTO...

    MOD: It might be no harm to split the PTI/PTO bits away from the rescue thread

    Various public sources (which could be wrong) claim that the P60 class has the following installed

    1) Two main...
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