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    Because to do what you are suggesting would...

    Because to do what you are suggesting would require major resources in terms of finance, which no government is willing to put in at the moment. Also, in order to get the manpower to sustain such a...
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    Poll: DeV, that's exactly what I'm saying. The LTAVs...

    DeV, that's exactly what I'm saying. The LTAVs are essentially a lightly armoured 4x4 (A bit simplistically put I know), and could replace the unarmoured Nissans in situations that are too hot for an...
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    Poll: If you are on a peacekeeping mission and you...

    If you are on a peacekeeping mission and you drive around in a heavily armoured vehicle all the time, you will over time create the impression that you need to drive around in such a vehicle because...
  4. Thread: LE Emer in Kiel

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    Good translation Goldie! Just...

    Good translation Goldie! Just Einsatzgruppenversorger = Combat Support Ship.
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    Poll: Sorry, that was unclear from my last post. I...

    Sorry, that was unclear from my last post. I meant that I assume we would be getting the P8 version rather than the "civilian" USP version if we were going with a H&K.
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    Poll: If the new pistol is from H&K, would it...

    If the new pistol is from H&K, would it definitelty be a USP? Why not a P8, designed for the military anyway? I note we never had a H&K option in the poll either....
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    Meindl. Light, comfy and durable. I've had mine...

    Meindl. Light, comfy and durable. I've had mine for years and never had a problem with them. Plenty of stability in the combat version. Can't go wrong with them.

    I tried a Matterhorn pair a while...
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    Does anyone know the training locations of 56 Res...

    Does anyone know the training locations of 56 Res Inf Bn? Have any of the training locations from 16 Inf Bn been kept on?
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    With all the recent changes in the RDF, is there...

    With all the recent changes in the RDF, is there any definitive list available of what unit now trains at what location? There used to be a list on military.ie, but it's been taken down. I know there...
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    Wishful thinking unfortunately. The Germans took...

    Wishful thinking unfortunately. The Germans took all the heavy recce Leopard IIs out back in 1998 and have gone over to the concept of light but apparently more mobile recce troops. Even the recce...
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    Fsv

    I reckon that there's no point maintaining a tracked capability for the sake of competence retention. I doubt the UN or any other organisation will ever be short of tracked vehicles if they really...
  12. Thread: Left hand Drive

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    While in the Curragh recently a left hand drive...

    While in the Curragh recently a left hand drive Nissan passed by , is this a new purchase or have i just been blind the last few years

    When the DF went to Bosnia, they bought some left hand drive...
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    I think the Steyr is fine for now. There are no...

    I think the Steyr is fine for now. There are no significant benefits that other weapons have.

    I wouldn't go for the G36 range. Experience has shown them to have problems with accuracy in high...
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    I wish I did....Maybe some of the money could be...

    I wish I did....Maybe some of the money could be spent better than it is now.

    Don't get me wrong here. I'd love to spend loads of money on a big military force and let evryone have all the latest...
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    What about the Sea King? Based in Shannon as far...

    What about the Sea King? Based in Shannon as far as I'm aware? I thought that was Air Corps? Maybe it's not anymore. I'd be grateful for info on that.

    I see your point about traffic and getting...
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    The Infantry will probably get them all right....

    The Infantry will probably get them all right. But unless the Department of Defence is prepared to spend a lot of money on a new range of armoured vehicles, the LTAV would be the only option for the...
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    Looking at what aircraft will be left over, the...

    Looking at what aircraft will be left over, the only missions will be VIP transport, training and ACP. Maybe the Agusta Bell will be able to perform light military duties, but I'd say SAR and Air...
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    I suppose it's possible the Cav Corps will be...

    I suppose it's possible the Cav Corps will be kept going - but equiped with LTAVs. No combat support etc any more. Only recce.
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    Goldie Fish and HPTMurphy are right: The LTAV is...

    Goldie Fish and HPTMurphy are right: The LTAV is really an Inf vehicle and the current Cav setup probably won't continue.

    There seem to be quite a number of armies downscaling armoured recce...
  20. Thread: Mowags-weapons

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    The Israelis have the possibility of putting 4...

    The Israelis have the possibility of putting 4 infantry men into the back of the Merkava. If things get too hot, they advance that way. Also, they have recycled a lot of captured T-55s in an APC...
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    Sticky: Guys, I can't believe this phantasy discussion...

    Guys, I can't believe this phantasy discussion has gone on for so long.

    "Tactical advance to base camp must be assumed"??? The DF doing USMC style landings on a beach somewhere?? Dream on! We...
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    The system on the continent is even better. Most...

    The system on the continent is even better. Most armies don't have separate RDF units anymore and reservists can do loads of time with their parent unit, including going abroad. For example the...
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    Reserve Special Forces

    I think JPB's making a good point here.

    Yes, in terms of soldiering skills the RDF isn't up to PDF standard. And yes, RDF people have skills to offer that the PDF don't have. these are skills...
  24. Thread: Wheeled AFV Talk

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    Wheeled AFV Talk

    Maybe so. But as far as I'm aware the Scorpion does not have thermal imaging or other modern sensory equipment. And the 76mm, although fine for peace keeping type patrols, won't do anything to...
  25. Thread: Wheeled AFV Talk

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    Wheeled AFV Talk

    JAG, seeing as it's you I probably should be spending the morning writing a loophole free disclaimer...... :wink:

    Recce can be divided into 3 areas: Tactical recce (Often "recce by fire")- up to...
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