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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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    @apod, a bunch of us were being shown how to dig...

    @apod, a bunch of us were being shown how to dig a GPMG trench and everything was going well so people started to goof off and mess about and the Corporal threw a complete wobbly whehn one of the...
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    mindless tasks...

    I was reading a piece by Kevin McStay in the sports pages about his time in the Army and he mentions getting detailed for a cleaning / punishment detail for having committed the crime of writing a...
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    Some of the commercial schools such as AFTA in...

    Some of the commercial schools such as AFTA in Cork would take them in a heartbeat, provided they got them for near nothing, of course. Compared to flying school trainers, the Air Corps Cessnas are...
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    The dye is also one of the items tested for, when...

    The dye is also one of the items tested for, when the Customs stop cars and trucks, same as for green diesel.
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    jet fuel is basically a finer refinement of...

    jet fuel is basically a finer refinement of diesel and will run in any diesel engine as long as you add lubricant, because it does not contain sulphur. Running a diesel on Jet A1 without adding a...
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    there are companies in the US that specialise in...

    there are companies in the US that specialise in refitting older model 172s like these with EFIS screens, new spars, corrosion proofing and other updates and they find a ready market.
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    World's best kept Cessna 172s, treated like...

    World's best kept Cessna 172s, treated like babies. If they actually flog them to the public, like they should, someone will get a bargain.
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    Some modern weapons of this kind have a backblast...

    Some modern weapons of this kind have a backblast device that breaks up into small particles of plastic or foam and are ejected as part of the exhaust gases to counteract the weight of fired shot, to...
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    A slow launch system involves a kind of a...

    A slow launch system involves a kind of a two-stage burn so that the first part of the burn of the propellant begins, has a timed burn and ignites a second stage propellant which creates the gases...
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    There was a very interesting documentary on TG 4;...

    There was a very interesting documentary on TG 4; it may have been the Fiorsceal series and it showed how close Christians and Hizbollah supporters live in Beirut and the way they live their lives....
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    probably blue and yellow.

    probably blue and yellow.
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    It'll go another 10, 000. Corrosion is what...

    It'll go another 10, 000. Corrosion is what usually kills them.
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    When port management went private, the very first...

    When port management went private, the very first thing that happened was that management slashed jobs, awarded themselves huge pay rises and end user costs rose accordingly. Having charge of docks...
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    @xray one, good points but I'd rather have a gun...

    @xray one, good points but I'd rather have a gun on hand to provide some kind of overwatch than have none at all. The British brought 105s to Afghanistan and got into the habit of setting up firing...
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    I guess the French ignored that, as they brought...

    I guess the French ignored that, as they brought Leclerc tanks and ATGWs, when they took a turn on UN duty.
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    The thing is, for it's size, when you added the...

    The thing is, for it's size, when you added the number of mortars and guns in the FCA / RDF, the total establishment was actually very high for such a small army. The failure to bring next to no...
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    Is that why the DF has no artillery caliber...

    Is that why the DF has no artillery caliber higher than 105mm for a gun tube and 120mm for a mortar? Every credible army has 155mm to give a greater reach / overwatch. The DF has always shied away...
  20. I flew in Fougas and Marchettis with all of those...

    I flew in Fougas and Marchettis with all of those named pilots and they were all superb handlers. The problem with low hours is that skills like instrument flying, formation, instruction and so on...
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    The DF often bites it's own foot by having...

    The DF often bites it's own foot by having multiple vehicle types, be it ground vehicles, ships or aircraft and the resultant stores chaos would bring a tear to your eye. The DF has made efforts to...
  22. Pilots get used to the effects of torque and...

    Pilots get used to the effects of torque and p-factor very quickly and it becomes instinctive to correct for it.
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    Whats an MOU?

    Whats an MOU?
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    the ideal replacement for the AMLs would be the...

    the ideal replacement for the AMLs would be the 90mm Mowag but the Govt doesnt seem to want to go down that route.
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    buuuut......they dont match the Mowags so you'd...

    buuuut......they dont match the Mowags so you'd have to have a seperate spares stream for them.
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