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    Aircraft are often supplied white because it's...

    Aircraft are often supplied white because it's the cheapest paint scheme, especially when they "give" you a few stripes to liven it up. Beyond the most basic paint scheme,you have to pay a...
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    The Cessnas were doing fish and bird surveys back...

    The Cessnas were doing fish and bird surveys back in the 80s.
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    Seeing as Pilatus have built pretty much...

    Seeing as Pilatus have built pretty much everything else, bar fighters, I wonder if they will ever build a twin turboprop.
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    Most of the crashes were crew error or trying to...

    Most of the crashes were crew error or trying to land in very bad weather, when they should have stayed at home. The Western engines and avionics were not at fault.
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    They are still in widespread use and modernised...

    They are still in widespread use and modernised ones are also available and China produces a copy with Western engines and avionics. They are as tough as old boots. I had the pleasure of being inside...
  6. that was probably an observation periscope, not...

    that was probably an observation periscope, not the main targeting scope,which is bigger,can be used to take photos and can tilt the head and so on. On the TV show a few years ago, showing the...
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    Can we have the Antonov, too, please?

    Can we have the Antonov, too, please?
  8. Joey Murrin must be chewing the inside of his...

    Joey Murrin must be chewing the inside of his coffin! He'd have put shoe leather to the shiny seat of the relevant Minister;)
  9. they are reviving the ghost of the dual-language...

    they are reviving the ghost of the dual-language campaign in the Canadian Armed Forces,which caused a lot of grief.......personally, I dont care what you use as long as the title reflects the duty...
  10. I do like the outrage of the head honcho of the...

    I do like the outrage of the head honcho of the KFO. Some of the old Irish Navy hands might remember some of the antics generated by some of the operators from Killybegs and the current spate of...
  11. Dont forget the Merchant navy in WW2; I had a...

    Dont forget the Merchant navy in WW2; I had a grand uncle that survived being torpedoed. he was the only survivor and was picked up by an RN destroyer and landed in America.
  12. the site is excellent and available in English.

    the site is excellent and available in English.
  13. Denmark, like the other Scandi countries, and...

    Denmark, like the other Scandi countries, and France and Germany has a deeply embedded marine culture in the population and boat ownership is widespread, as are the consequent marine skill-sets....
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    Same with the closed barracks. they are usually...

    Same with the closed barracks. they are usually in ruins in short order due to bad security and associated vandalism.
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    Speaking of PC-12s, someone was testing the...

    Speaking of PC-12s, someone was testing the undercarriage on one lately,going into Newcastle EINC (bumpy) and also EIKH Kilrush(smooth as glass). I was told it was a civvy one bringing a group of...
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    Let the aircraft live outside, like most do. Only...

    Let the aircraft live outside, like most do. Only the most rarified get to live full time indoors.
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    That whole argument about listed hangars was why...

    That whole argument about listed hangars was why the plan to build the new museum was created. Public access to the current museum is restricted because it's still open to the airside, so people can...
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    The hangar it lives in is not fit for service as...

    The hangar it lives in is not fit for service as a genuine hangar and they were supposed to build a big new museum across the road from the Don, to ensure public access,but that plan quietly faded...
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    Any Bear type aircraft will have it's own...

    Any Bear type aircraft will have it's own defensive cannons loaded before take off,plus you have no idea what kind of ordnance it may be carrying in it's bomb bay, so you have to assume it's armed,...
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    I recall a cadet going face down off the wall at...

    I recall a cadet going face down off the wall at the Garden of Rememberance. Not pleasant. Had the same experience myself after some genius decided that the formation should stand in driving rain for...
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    that's the kind of guy you unveil the crash axe...

    that's the kind of guy you unveil the crash axe for...
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    shouldnt they be getting the ship on the opposite...

    shouldnt they be getting the ship on the opposite side of the pier towed away?
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    when i think of the adulation that the Pinzgauer...

    when i think of the adulation that the Pinzgauer is held in in Europe?! Is it really that bad or it this just Not invented here syndrome?
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    The number of techncial personnel is not...

    The number of techncial personnel is not determined by the number of aircraft, rather by the size of the entire system. Lads turning spanners per hull, on the ramp,assuming nothing goes pear shaped...
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    ...and there's a 76mm turret in front of that...

    ...and there's a 76mm turret in front of that 30mm turret,to do the senior hurling.
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