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    In WW2, didn’t Swiss fighters shoot down German,...

    In WW2, didn’t Swiss fighters shoot down German, UK and US planes that violated its airspace?
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    All that I can think reading that is someone is...

    All that I can think reading that is someone is delighted that they didn’t spend all that money 20 years ago, sure everything was grand without doing anything...
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    Some bugger would think it’s a target drogue...

    Some bugger would think it’s a target drogue...
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    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make...

    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make people feel appreciated.
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    Sticky: Poll: The NS hasn’t got the crews to do its existing...

    The NS hasn’t got the crews to do its existing job, without looking for new roles...
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    I’m sure every 4th Gen fighter manufacturer in...

    I’m sure every 4th Gen fighter manufacturer in the west would like a “Proven in combat” sticker on their sales brochure, not to mention everyone spending a significant proportion of their GDP on...
  7. Outside of a Hovertanks thread, would Ireland...

    Outside of a Hovertanks thread, would Ireland have a use for half a dozen Apaches? (It’s about the only weapons system I haven’t seen a thread on)
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    Jeremy Hardy (RIP) put it best a few years ago,...

    Jeremy Hardy (RIP) put it best a few years ago, talking about staff shortage in hospitals, when he said “If the starting salary for Nurses was 50k a year, an awful lot of students doing Media Studies...
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    There seems to be two ways of going about it - ...

    There seems to be two ways of going about it -

    1. decide what tasks you want the plane for and buy what’s best for those tasks

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    2. buy what’s easiest / cheapest and then write the...
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    "Gets out popcorn, sit's back" :biggrin:

    "Gets out popcorn, sit's back" :biggrin:
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    Would they be Air Corps pilots collecting them,...

    Would they be Air Corps pilots collecting them, or commercial pilots?
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    Poll: I know Aer Lingus have done flights to China this...

    I know Aer Lingus have done flights to China this year, but does the Irish Govt have any legal/commercial authority over Aer Lingus?
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    I suppose it’s the same analogy as buying a car...

    I suppose it’s the same analogy as buying a car with a trade-in, as opposed to being a cash buyer.
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    I suppose it’s OPSEC to ask if the new PC-12’s...

    I suppose it’s OPSEC to ask if the new PC-12’s can do that?
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    I finally got a chance to listen to that podcast...

    I finally got a chance to listen to that podcast yesterday. Very good!
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    Could they not have caught the train? :biggrin:

    Could they not have caught the train? :biggrin:
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    Well, this one can’t be taking up much hanger...

    Well, this one can’t be taking up much hanger space, the amount of taskings it seems to get ????
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    And somebody said that two weren’t necessary? ...

    And somebody said that two weren’t necessary? This one doesn’t seem to have been on the ground much since it arrived.
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    I'd forgotten that tit! Again, I haven't opened...

    I'd forgotten that tit! Again, I haven't opened Arrse in years, it just became to difficult to find the interesting and sensible posts amongst all the crayoning that went on. Even during Lockdown,...
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    Time flies when you’re having fun :biggrin: I...

    Time flies when you’re having fun :biggrin:
    I have to admit, I just did a search for Banner, I didn’t look at the date.
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    So the Israeli’s want to have their cake and eat...

    So the Israeli’s want to have their cake and eat it? A UN force that is adequate to throw its weight around with Hizbollah but is not adequately equipped to prevent Israel throwing its weight...
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    Rather than opening a new thread, here is an...

    Rather than opening a new thread, here is an interesting analysis of the Warrenpoint attack and it's implications:
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  23. Financially, the best place to look for an...

    Financially, the best place to look for an historical parallel could be the early 1930’s - recession, and no threat of a major war for over 10 years.

    Does anybody remember how that worked out?
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    Given the Triple-Lock, if the UN pulls out, that...

    Given the Triple-Lock, if the UN pulls out, that (presumably) will be the end of Ireland’s involvement in South Lebanon?
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    It’s always worth following the money...

    It’s always worth following the money...
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