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    In the case of the Mi-8s mentioned, hiring firms...

    In the case of the Mi-8s mentioned, hiring firms with Mi-8s proved easy enough but they were not equipped with crashworthy seats and were rejected for that reason. I'd say you'd have a job to find...
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    Poll: A friend of mine worked in Marshalls of...

    A friend of mine worked in Marshalls of Cambridge, repairing Hercules, carrying out sheet metal repairs and was involved, way back when, on the stretching of RAF C-130s. He said that customer C-130s...
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    Poll: The Polish Air Force flies a Casa to the UK every...

    The Polish Air Force flies a Casa to the UK every week to carry out deportations of Polish people who are being sent home by the UK police, rather than having them in jail in the UK. That's every...
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    Poll: Modern Hercs have no flight engineers or...

    Modern Hercs have no flight engineers or navigators as the avionics has effectively rendered them redundant. It'd be like having them in an A330 or a 787. Cargo aircraft doing ad-hoc stuff tend to...
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    Somewhere on the Shannon estuary,perhaps?

    Somewhere on the Shannon estuary,perhaps?
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    You might need to send that gen to Dr Barry as he...

    You might need to send that gen to Dr Barry as he was on the most recent news bulletin, referring to the Goma situation and a lack of AC airlift.
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    Happened a couple of times in Alouette days and...

    Happened a couple of times in Alouette days and thankfully, yesterday and back then, the door fell clear without fouling the aircraft and hurt no-one on the ground.
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    I was under the impression that there are 20,000...

    I was under the impression that there are 20,000 UN troops from all nations already in DRC. If they can't protect two men, what's an external force going to do?
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    First of all, you and I had a PM exchange (a...

    First of all, you and I had a PM exchange (a civil one, as I recall), that I thought had squared things away between our differing opinions. I was a bit surprised to find you popping up to throw...
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    [QUOTE=Chuck;475604]Starting to show how long you...

    [QUOTE=Chuck;475604]Starting to show how long you are gone now.

    Yes they do. You hardly think they just throw a load of gear into the aircraft, strap it down and fly off and hope for the best do...
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    Poll: I know; a pure military transporter would have to...

    I know; a pure military transporter would have to be able to operate off grass/hardcore/sand/tarmac/dirt runways safely and crews trained for such. The 737 could operate off hard packed gravel with...
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    Poll: You would also have to factor in access to a...

    You would also have to factor in access to a simulator, if you bought a share in operating a "grouped" C-130, for example. I'll bet there aren't that many C-130 sims around. You would probably have...
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    Poll: What you dont see after the beach landing is the...

    What you dont see after the beach landing is the lads spending hours checking the (very expensive, handed )props for sand erosion, as well as for erosion to the undercarriage,belly, leading edges,...
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    You can easily make and use biodiesels for diesel...

    You can easily make and use biodiesels for diesel engines and gas turbines, especially large engines such as tank engines and marine engines. Biodiesel is readily available in European petrol...
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    with regard to loading of things like Casas, does...

    with regard to loading of things like Casas, does the AC even do loadmasters or load supervisors?
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    A friend of mine served there and they went...

    A friend of mine served there and they went everywhere in Mi-8s or Mi-24s, armed to the teeth. I dont know if they still use them (flown and serviced by Ukrainians), but it might be no harm to get...
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    The behaviour of union members destroyed Verolme;...

    The behaviour of union members destroyed Verolme; I knew one and he described in detail to me how it was done. Same for Fords and dozens of other Irish companies and to this day, some companies are...
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    The Romanians were used to their previous generation of Russian APCs being amphibious as standard and preparation for river crossing involving very little more than raising the water vane and...
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    The A400M recently did a flight from France to...

    The A400M recently did a flight from France to Mali, non-stop and delivered stores by parachute right to the feet of the French troops, so they are learning how to use it and it will become a mature...
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    Panhard type. Must have been nothing else...

    Panhard type. Must have been nothing else available.
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    I'd give it my best shot....

    I'd give it my best shot....
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    It has long been alleged that some of Lebanon's...

    It has long been alleged that some of Lebanon's naughtier produce was inside those cars and it was also alleged that an NCO "shopped" some of his Officers to the Customs, because of undeclared items...
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    Cal, if you come over here for a visit,let us...

    Cal, if you come over here for a visit,let us know. Im sure we could round up a posse for an IMO chat. I live fifteen minutes from the Curragh so if you ever drop in, give us a shout.
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    ...and unless you properly waterproof and protect...

    ...and unless you properly waterproof and protect a vehicle lashed to a deck, at the mercy of salt water, all you get is a piece of unfit junk at the far end...shipping AFVs is a bit of an art form...
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    If they go down the route of pulling mission...

    If they go down the route of pulling mission suites out on an ad-hoc basis, then all they'll do is wear the stuff out faster. It's hard on the aircraft, the electrical plugs, the piping and wiring...
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