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    The Bushie isn't replacing the NZLAV, its...

    The Bushie isn't replacing the NZLAV, its replacing the Pinz.
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    Can't have pilots without techies. Same ratio?

    Can't have pilots without techies. Same ratio?
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    Possibly related, recent US mechanised doctrine...

    Possibly related, recent US mechanised doctrine is moving away from combat against insurgents and more towards "near peer". So maybe there is already a ready market for what is a LAV at a time when...
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    The parody account has left them with big shoes...

    The parody account has left them with big shoes to fill.
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    How do you load it though? ...

    How do you load it though?
    http://www.mdc.idv.tw/mdc/navy/euronavy/oto76-sovraponte2.jpg
    At least the older model can be reloaded from beneath under the cover of a deck. 38 rounds isn't exactly a...
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    Our Mk1 was still a huge leap from the 40mm L60...

    Our Mk1 was still a huge leap from the 40mm L60 on an open mount then found on the sweepers and the P20.
    Going forward though, 76mm Oto Melara is the only logical choice for all ships. When they...
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    Holes, yes. However there is a lower half to the...

    Holes, yes.
    However there is a lower half to the OTO melara that takes up considerably more space than the magazine hoist.
    That is my point....
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    Sounds Familiar. The same MOD who decided you...

    Sounds Familiar. The same MOD who decided you didn't need to replace the Skyhawks or Aermacchis? The same MOD who decided you didn't need to get C130J and a SLEP on the C130H would be better?
    Sounds...
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    Not to the same extent as the 76mm Oto Melara.

    Not to the same extent as the 76mm Oto Melara.
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    Commonality with the versions already in use by...

    Commonality with the versions already in use by NZ SAS perhaps?
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    Is there much difference between the 5.5 and the...

    Is there much difference between the 5.5 and the Mk6?
  12. They often make a summer trip in this direction...

    They often make a summer trip in this direction too. Ideal for showing the flag at smaller harbours and marinas.
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    They are also getting Tactical Golf Carts....

    They are also getting Tactical Golf Carts.
    https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/new-zealand-army-receives-first-six-polaris-mrzr-vehicles
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    I'm sure we have nothing to fear from a visit...

    I'm sure we have nothing to fear from a visit like that by an unelected adviser who lived for many years in Russia and speaks fluent Russian.

    (Worth remembering he was the one responsible for the...
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    Modern 57mm Bofors has no deck penetration and...

    Modern 57mm Bofors has no deck penetration and can fire smart ammo.
    Would you believe there was a sizeable cohort wearing gold braid on their shoulders who wanted the P60s fitted with 40mm L70 taken...
  16. Catch 22 then. If you take them out of their...

    Catch 22 then. If you take them out of their current location you weaken the recruiting pool under the current system.
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    The Upgraded Bofors 40mm that went on the P20s...

    The Upgraded Bofors 40mm that went on the P20s replaced guns that dated from 1948. Naval guns last longer. It is a gun in widespread use since the 70s, and while mechanically comparatively labour...
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    Probably best to follow international practice...

    Probably best to follow international practice for this.
    If a pilot is on standby he/she is not necessarily flying. Same goes for ground crew. A bit like a stand to, or even most volunteer fire...
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    30mm auto cannon on Dutch OPV ZrMs Zeeland ...

    30mm auto cannon on Dutch OPV ZrMs Zeeland

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">????????????... ????... ????... ????... ????<a...
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    Aerosexual porn, right there!

    Aerosexual porn, right there!
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    Didn't there used to be an Air Corps ATC person...

    Didn't there used to be an Air Corps ATC person based in Dublin ATC to assist in controlling R15? Why not have the same setup for Irish controlled airspace? Good experience for the AC ATC person and...
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    Sticky: Poll: As all weather as the Peacocks. Speed is given as...

    As all weather as the Peacocks. Speed is given as cruising speed, no max given (that I see-eyesight not great today) but copmparable to normal cruising speed in coastal waters. I can count on one...
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    No worries. Apology graciously accepted. On my...

    No worries.
    Apology graciously accepted.
    On my 4th Samsung phone. Driving a Hyundai every day (before lockdown).
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    Apologies. I missed the A part of GBAD. Is...

    Apologies. I missed the A part of GBAD.
    Is Flycatcher gone? How does VSHORAD compare with GBAD? Is it the same?
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    Then why not farm out the advanced training to...

    Then why not farm out the advanced training to those who can spare the aircraft? Progress pilots from Wings course to fast jets using foreign partner (with clear skies) and suitable LIFT aircraft....
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