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  1. Thread: Mali.

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    Pistol holster on the belt, like a real man. None...

    Pistol holster on the belt, like a real man. None of this drop leg nonsense :)
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    You'll be hard pressed to find any fishy man on...

    You'll be hard pressed to find any fishy man on PAYE. Most are sharefishermen.
    It's an insult.
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    They should have been given the full seafarers....

    They should have been given the full seafarers. There are plenty on the NS at sea outside the 12 mile for 161 days or more.
    €1270 per year or, €25 per week.
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    Its merely granting a credit that already existed...

    Its merely granting a credit that already existed for other seafarers. It's being sold to the DF as a lotto win.
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    Is it backdated though?

    Is it backdated though?
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    The bigger the order the better the price. But...

    The bigger the order the better the price.
    But if we got 30 years out of the M3, the DoD will have no intention of replacing them until 2031 at the earliest.
    Forgetting completely that both risk...
  7. Thread: PC-9M

    by na grohmiti
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    Well you cant expect them to do combat training...

    Well you cant expect them to do combat training in a radar less aircraft in any other weather, do you?
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    What's happening there now, I wonder? There was...

    What's happening there now, I wonder? There was also a plan to build a new super prison just south of Kilworth Camp.
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    Another way of looking at this is, that's what...

    Another way of looking at this is, that's what you get when you force another role on an already stretched military air wing.
    In most other places, these assets are operated independently.
    Gasu and...
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    Bet he had proper bog roll too, not the...

    Bet he had proper bog roll too, not the greaseproof paper provided by oifig an tsolathair up to the late 80s.
    Score doesn't know how good he had it.
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    I'm sure sir, you remember a time when screens on...

    I'm sure sir, you remember a time when screens on the bridge were behind a dark curtain, so as not to interfere with night vision. Nowadays, the opposite is the case, those on the bridge are peering...
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    Could easily see it happening here. I often see...

    Could easily see it happening here. I often see visiting naval vessels arrive on AIS, completely invisible, except for the attached tugs.
    Watch keeping experience too is a concern. Those commanding...
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    Am I missing something or is this new uniform not...

    Am I missing something or is this new uniform not dpm, I.e green?
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    The helmsman, a conscript, was the only one to...

    The helmsman, a conscript, was the only one to see the approach, but assumed the OOW was aware, and it wasn't his place to question the officer.
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    An interesting aside with regards to crewing...

    An interesting aside with regards to crewing issues, and the loss of experienced staff.
    The accident report into the collision last year between a Tanker and a frigate in the Norwegian fjords has...
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    Sticky: You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS...

    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not the answer.
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    Sticky: In the absence of same, as current owners are...

    In the absence of same, as current owners are intent on repurposing it, all the while failing to invest in equipment updates.
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    Sticky: Currently it would not be ideal, as we do not...

    Currently it would not be ideal, as we do not have the infrastructure to carry out the most mundane of maintenance tasks at home.
    Ships need their bottom surveyed regularly, this can only done when...
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    Sticky: The basin is also a dock. But there is a dock...

    The basin is also a dock. But there is a dock within the basin.
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    Sticky: If you mean fitting an actual ship into the basin...

    If you mean fitting an actual ship into the basin to berth, that's not really a huge issue. Basin entrance is the same with as the dry dock. Because of the angle the entrance meets the channel and...
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    Sticky: Longer? Do you understand how a dock works? You...

    Longer? Do you understand how a dock works? You have to close one end with the ship inside to drain the water... you cant close one end if there is still a bit of ship sticking out.
    Jaysus.
  22. Thread: PC-9M

    by na grohmiti
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    Chasing errant piston props or helis out of...

    Chasing errant piston props or helis out of shannon airport when POTUS is visiting.
    At least the fougas, armed with twin nose mounted machine guns, were able to escort Pope jp2's B747 into Dublin,...
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    Sticky: Already answered by ancient mariner. 181m × 28m...

    Already answered by ancient mariner. 181m × 28m is the entrance to the dock by the overall internal length. Max beam coming in would be no more than 26m, for safety but a lot of recent structures...
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    Sticky: As originally designed the basin itself could be...

    As originally designed the basin itself could be dried out, and anything within sit on its limestone floor. The engineering required to do this is restore the pump house (filled with concrete I...
  25. Thread: PC-9M

    by na grohmiti
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    We should conserve our assets, either have side...

    We should conserve our assets, either have side by side basic training aircraft, and forget completely about any combat role for fixed wing, or have actual tandem seat combat aircraft to train for.
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