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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    Do the AML60s count?
    No. Their 60mm was akin to a modern GMG, with 2000m max range in indirect fire role. Direct fire range was 300m. No sights as such, judge the fall of shot...
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    It also fired a different bomb than the standard 60mm bomb, but could fire the standard bomb as an alternative. Kind of a halfway house weapon really. Effective up to a point but a bit too light,so it was replaced by a 20mm gun.

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    The 20mm was a good enough gun, but came about 20 years too late. In the mid 80s there was trials of a Hughes chain gun and a Rarden which was then being removed from Fox scout cars.
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    Every now and then, you come across a video of AMLs blatting away in some African dump, with the big THUD of the gun and a whole lot of sand thrown up. French must have made a mint from Panhards sales.

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    They mostly flogged them to their former colonies.
    Argentina had some in 1982 in the Falklands where the British brought Scorpion and Scimitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    They mostly flogged them to their former colonies.
    Argentina had some in 1982 in the Falklands where the British brought Scorpion and Scimitar.
    And brought a 90 back as a souvenir for the Bovington tank museum

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    We could have saved them a fortune on shipping..
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    They mostly flogged them to their former colonies.
    Argentina had some in 1982 in the Falklands where the British brought Scorpion and Scimitar.
    Brits were petrified of them....but also realised that they were of limited use in the FI due to the terrain. They also expected the Scorpions & Scimitars to be of limited use, hence why they only brought 4. Turns out they had no issue at all with the terrain and were quickly pressed into service as extra transport, ambulances etc. Were in constant demand and heavily involved in the battle of Wireless ridge. The AMLs never left Port Stanley and never even fired a shot. They were lined up outside the Globe Hotel in Port Stanley and became a popular backdrop for photos by British troops and journalists. Many of them never left the Falklands and were used as targets by the garrison afterwards.
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    The Argentinians did try to get the Panhards out to the outer garrisons but they bogged down so they were pulled back to the town. The British had to rely on impressed farm tractors to move kit, especially crucial kit like the Milans. The Argentinians had Pinzgauer and Unimogs with them and they were coveted by the British military and the civpop after the fighting was over. Very few vehicles can move offroad out there with any certainty,so 4x4 were a priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poiuyt View Post
    Brits were petrified of them....but also realised that they were of limited use in the FI due to the terrain. They also expected the Scorpions & Scimitars to be of limited use, hence why they only brought 4. Turns out they had no issue at all with the terrain and were quickly pressed into service as extra transport, ambulances etc. Were in constant demand and heavily involved in the battle of Wireless ridge. The AMLs never left Port Stanley and never even fired a shot. They were lined up outside the Globe Hotel in Port Stanley and became a popular backdrop for photos by British troops and journalists. Many of them never left the Falklands and were used as targets by the garrison afterwards.
    When did the RMs get their BV206s? Was it after the Falklands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    When did the RMs get their BV206s? Was it after the Falklands?
    The RM had the "Bandwagons" with them
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