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  1. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Cheers Apod, That explains what I was...

    Cheers Apod,

    That explains what I was wondering (from various photos of troops in UBACS and shirts on the ground) much better than I actually asked it.
  2. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    As a diversion from the ongoing zombie...

    As a diversion from the ongoing zombie apocolypse........

    Whatever happened to the trailed tactical (Crye style ) trousers? Any results or decisions on issuing to troops?

    Also, under current...
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    Option 1 or 2 for the Vikings new combat uniforms...

    Option 1 or 2 for the Vikings new combat uniforms if I had a say in anything;)
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    Problem is for the people who are good enough the...

    Problem is for the people who are good enough the Reserve is not fit for purpose as it stands.

    Compared to any other first world reserve component it still bears comparisons to Dads Army:mad:
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    Unfortunately, the Generals' comments seem to be...

    Unfortunately, the Generals' comments seem to be fair and balanced. He was a pains to highlight the reservists commitment and efforts to complete tasks and dedication to their roles. And positively...
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    In fairness, the cadets, families or training...

    In fairness, the cadets, families or training cadre probably wouldn't be bothered if there was no Gov Rep at it.
    One less bit of faffing needed to please a Minister who wouldn't know what extra was...
  7. Thread: New Generals?

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    Impressive CV from the new ACOS

    Impressive CV from the new ACOS
  8. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Unfortunately Apod, all of what you say here is:...

    Unfortunately Apod, all of what you say here is:
    1. Nothing new in the history of the army.
    2. A reflection of poor management / logistics / proper scales of issue, etc.
    3. There has always been a...
  9. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    You have to take into account that those...

    You have to take into account that those recommendations are almost 25 years old now. We have moved on. While the new dpm uniforms were a massive leap forward in terms of materials, etc. the smock as...
  10. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Disagree completely.....massive improvement over...

    Disagree completely.....massive improvement over existing smock. Never liked length of old smock. It was just extra materiel flapping around your hips and upper thighs.

    Sizing issues aside...the...
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    Most of the webbing looks like sets of "airborne...

    Most of the webbing looks like sets of "airborne webbing" that is sold on lots of the kit / surplus sites. Pouches permanently attached to hip belt with permanent cushioned pad also. Tweeks like...
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    Dear Santa; Swiss have introduced 120mm mortar...

    Dear Santa;

    Swiss have introduced 120mm mortar Piranha3+ (Ruag Cobra 120mm).
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    If you go the route of mobile 120mm for arty...

    If you go the route of mobile 120mm for arty then, most reasonable solution is to replace hulled versions like for like for the towed ones. Granted an expense initially but increasing capability and...
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    Correct. EMT is HSE also, not sure how much...

    Correct. EMT is HSE also, not sure how much crewman duties he has to fulfill though. However, medics with Medevac 112 carry out comms duties and basic competencies for landing prep, nav, etc.
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    Agreed, but the problem here is "in theory" it...

    Agreed, but the problem here is "in theory" it should be capable of taking a 105.

    DF have rarely, if ever, had good experiences with developmental or first models of anything. Best to stay well...
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    So from answers to my questions: 90mm is a...

    So from answers to my questions:

    90mm is a dream of yesteryear.
    105+ doesn't easily go on a P111 hull.
    Cav direct fire support option seems to be 30mm+ cannon unless you want to add a different...
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    if 90mm is no longer a NATO standard calibre...

    if 90mm is no longer a NATO standard calibre round...what are the newer, standard alternatives for mobile DF guns??
    Questions then are:
    1. Can said guns go on our P111's or a close variant?
    2. Do...
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    Not surprising really.....only surprise is it...

    Not surprising really.....only surprise is it happened so quickly.

    While it is admirable the work ICRR have done to get this service running it only highlights the lack of foresight and...
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    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the...

    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the others from Apods pics look like something from 1980's Russian inventory.....more Robocop bulk than form fitting kit.
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    Don't get me started on Dev's total abdication of...

    Don't get me started on Dev's total abdication of civil responsibility to the catholic church:frown:

    Yes the constitution does need a radical overhaul to reflect a proper Republic.

    However, the...
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    I'm fed up listening to the mantra of post...

    I'm fed up listening to the mantra of post colonial "the Brits enslaved us for 800 years".

    We are three or four generations removed now from anybody even remembering the British in power. And what...
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    Take your pick: 1. NIMBYism 2. Parish pump...

    Take your pick:

    1. NIMBYism
    2. Parish pump politicians
    3. Media unable / unwilling to have a reasoned open debate about any grown up issue
    4. Public who are apathetic to the fact they live in a...
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    Disagree na grohmiti......both services are to...

    Disagree na grohmiti......both services are to same clinical level, AP and EMT. On Medevac 112 EMT is provided by Air Corps, HSE EMT on Helimed 92.

    Although ICRR wanted doctors on Helimed 92 HSE...
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    :-D:-D:rolleyes:

    :-D:-D:rolleyes:
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    It's a helicopter.....not Doc Browns DeLorean!!!!...

    It's a helicopter.....not Doc Browns DeLorean!!!!

    The base is centrally located which is probably best positioned for a single asset at the minute. With the Cork base open now there may be an...
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