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    one of the excuses used in the case of Mountjoy...

    one of the excuses used in the case of Mountjoy not being fitted with indoor plumbing was, allegedly, that the building is listed and can't be touched and/or it would be easier to knock it and build...
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    slopping out...

    A prisoner in the Joy got 7 large as compo for having to slop out. For those who don't know what that means, the scrote has a bucket under his jax and has to put a lid on it and take it out of his...
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    the 747 may be the current fastest civilian...

    the 747 may be the current fastest civilian airliner but the long retired Convair 880 was fastest of all and even the Citation X flies faster than a 747.
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    The legend is false, I'm afraid. A Fouga is good...

    The legend is false, I'm afraid. A Fouga is good for 360 kts and all commercial traffic is limited to a max of 250 knots in a control zone, so when the 747 was tooling about at low level, it was not...
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    My point about the airlines and AC pilots is that...

    My point about the airlines and AC pilots is that the Irish airlines are not dependent on them as a source (the sheer volume of non-Irish pilots in EI and FR is a case in point) and that the notion...
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    The point of PC-9s is that they are modern,...

    The point of PC-9s is that they are modern, well-equipped trainers to qualify the pilot on electronic instruments / avionics and the operation of a turbine engine, so that when he or she goes on to...
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    The Defender would carry out surveillance, if not...

    The Defender would carry out surveillance, if not the Garda helis. The Air Corps learnt from the Alouettes /Gazelles / Dauphins that you should establish a firm cut off date to remove an aircraft...
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    The rubber track stuff is interesting but clearly...

    The rubber track stuff is interesting but clearly the writer had never heard of the M3 half track and has never been on a building site in his life. The M3 had a rubber track in WW 2, so the...
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    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the...

    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the floorpan so that the left and right sides were mirror images and the appropriate cutout was then removed as the shell was being assembled.......the rubber...
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    The Japanese and other auto industries have coped...

    The Japanese and other auto industries have coped for decades with the problem of making cabins and instrument panels and steering gear for both sides; they simply run multiple lines or run a factory...
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    not if you are considering the ability to share...

    not if you are considering the ability to share spare parts on operations; if you need to borrow a tyre or a brake pad from the neighbours until your own supply chain catches up. being a left or...
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    Both respective militaries have a long history of...

    Both respective militaries have a long history of buying unique bits of kit that ends up costing a fortune and annoying the end users...
  13. Not called CRAPITA for nothing.

    Not called CRAPITA for nothing.
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    Why, Dev?

    Why, Dev?
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    I saw a rather unusual looking vehicle coming...

    I saw a rather unusual looking vehicle coming back from the Glen the other day; sand coloured, possible mine clearing flail vehicle, on a flatbed.
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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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