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    The Naval Lynx had wheels and the Army Lynx had...

    The Naval Lynx had wheels and the Army Lynx had wheels (big fat ones) or skids.
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    Depending on who you talk to/who tells the best...

    Depending on who you talk to/who tells the best story/who buys the round, the Lynx was the realist's choice, as it was readily available, battle proven, tough as old boots and the RN would provide...
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    Our Dauphin was on a par with Saudi Arabia's, for...

    Our Dauphin was on a par with Saudi Arabia's, for the sheer volume of options/kit it carried, with the exception of the ability to carry an Exocet. It was more or less a nearly unique to us aircraft...
  4. When you see some of the squandering of money...

    When you see some of the squandering of money that has gone on in the DF, by the DF, you wouldn't trust some of them with skipping ropes. CHC, like it or not, has cut the fat out of the SAR project...
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    There is no argument from me. I'd have Centauros...

    There is no argument from me. I'd have Centauros on tour in the morning.
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    So, if our men and women, deployed to a UN job in...

    So, if our men and women, deployed to a UN job in some shithole, find that their much wanted replacement tanks and armoured cars are nowhere to be seen and they are confronted by a better armed foe,...
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    (dreaming hat on) Hire Draken international and...

    (dreaming hat on) Hire Draken international and get them to front up a squadron of Mirage F-1s (AAR already fitted). We pay for guns and missiles and any airframe that gets bent. Offer the aircrew...
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    Poll: Airmotive overhauled CFM 56s and P&W across the...

    Airmotive overhauled CFM 56s and P&W across the road overhauled jet engine core casings;both gone. Both made money but someone decided that moving the facility overseas made more sense. Ireland...
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    Poll: You could move the helicopters to the Curragh;...

    You could move the helicopters to the Curragh; build a hangar and a hardstand and a small fuel tank installation. You could operate the Garda helis from Dublin Airport or Weston or Knocksedan or the...
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    Poll: The original aircraft dump extended from the...

    The original aircraft dump extended from the windsock, out past the Tower, to the edge of the road down to the Officer's Mess,about 400 yards. A row of billets stood there, called Dixieland and the...
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    Poll: True enough but no-one actually lives in the park...

    True enough but no-one actually lives in the park at Haulbowline.
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    Poll: Keep an eye on Weston. That might become housing...

    Keep an eye on Weston. That might become housing sooner rather than later,which would also put the kibosh on extending the runway at Baldonnel. If the Govt did decide to shift the AC to Shannon,...
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    Yes. Correct. That means no cargo hold tank, like...

    Yes. Correct. That means no cargo hold tank, like the old VC-10 and others used to have to do. those tanks and associated plumbing robbed a lot of useful weight.
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    sorry, meant the KC-46

    sorry, meant the KC-46
  15. As apprentices, we were given an unofficial go at...

    As apprentices, we were given an unofficial go at dinghy drills in a swimming pool. We had to get the dinghy upright and then get in. They deliberately did not tell us that there's a boarding ladder...
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    That's where the A330 MRTT is a better deal than...

    That's where the A330 MRTT is a better deal than the KC-30. The refuelling system was plugged into the location on the A330 wing, which is the same as the A340 wing, where an engine would have hung...
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    Poll: Shannon has the room for parking, hangarage and...

    Shannon has the room for parking, hangarage and the runways. No contest.
  18. why stop at a thousand? these guys were used to...

    why stop at a thousand? these guys were used to doing 900 as civvies. they'd do 300 in their sleep. Sweat them and the metal and get greater utility out of them.
  19. The military system has it's own built-in trip...

    The military system has it's own built-in trip ups; promotion, courses, postings, other duties and so on (and that's just on a personnel handling basis) that get in the way of a true 24 hr system....
  20. Politicians will be all over it like a cheap suit...

    Politicians will be all over it like a cheap suit to cash in on Bricins being civilianised. the DF will get sod all out of it, in real terms.
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    they had it and scrapped it. Only the NS have...

    they had it and scrapped it. Only the NS have what constitutes an anti-aircraft gun these days.
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    Every Russian gunner starts off on the 122mm gun...

    Every Russian gunner starts off on the 122mm gun or the 81mm mortar as the basic weapon and they won't be giving up those calibres any time soon. They have had the 122mm Gvozdika in service for...
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    You could easily do it as part of a C check;...

    You could easily do it as part of a C check; removal being easier than initial installation and it was allegedly designed for quick removal anyway. The belly radome and radar take about an hour to...
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    which is why the Russians are perfectly capable...

    which is why the Russians are perfectly capable of "ordinary" unguided mortar/rocket/shell fire saturation as well as PGMs. They maintain the old school 122 and 152mm guns and the basic BM 21 type...
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    bang on the money! two easily adaptable transport...

    bang on the money! two easily adaptable transport aircraft, already well understood by all of the Corp's users, easy to operate and keep. It's a no-brainer. A C295 pilot can have the 235 on his...
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