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    When you look at the requirements, they include stuff like:
    - NATO lighting for 61 vehicles
    - all fitted as FFR (does that mean 24v alternator?)
    - 100 with removable radio racking
    - Motorola wiring
    - NATO tow hitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/TEL View Post
    €43,000 each in Civvy st. Approx €11m for 280 cars.

    Seems to be plenty of money for vehicles, planes and ships.

    Not so much for the operators of said equipment!.
    Equipment doesn’t draw a pension

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    Equipment doesn’t draw a pension
    Even if some of it qualifies for one?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Even if some of it qualifies for one?
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2z9ny8

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    I wonder if, in 5 years or so, Land Rover will be back in the running?
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    I still prefer my Jeep
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    I still prefer my Jeep
    Kia Rio for me...I can but dream of a jeep or LR Defender!
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Question is, will the 2020 shape Defender still be about in 50 years time...
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    Land Rover gave a discovery for testing ????
    Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    Land Rover gave a discovery for testing ????
    Yes

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    Sorry that was meant to be laugh faces. Sure G wagon was top pick put with the assessment process giving 55% of marks to the cheapest or best price the whole selection is tainted ????
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    The only problem with G Wagen is we would still be using them in 20 years as they wouldn't be falling apart. Sure that wouldn't keep procurement and contracts clerics in a job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    Sorry that was meant to be laugh faces. Sure G wagon was top pick put with the assessment process giving 55% of marks to the cheapest or best price the whole selection is tainted ????
    Not even close to being accurate

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    Big gamble by Ricardo. Knowing it'll take some time before Land Rover manage to militarise the new Defender. Interesting to hear the Pinz mentioned, given that it was originally a replacement for the Front Control Land rover, which was never re-introduced.
    I wonder how much ad-blue you have to add to run it with Jet fuel?
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    jet fuel is basically a finer refinement of diesel and will run in any diesel engine as long as you add lubricant, because it does not contain sulphur. Running a diesel on Jet A1 without adding a drop of oil will soon kill the injection pump. Modern injectors don't like it, either, although that may be because car manufacturers don't want you to run your car on home heating oil, a lot of which is recycled jet a1, reclaimed by the fuel companies and dyed and sold for heating.

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    The dye is also one of the items tested for, when the Customs stop cars and trucks, same as for green diesel.

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    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet A1 was the order of the day.

    There were a few barrells squirrelled away when we pulled out

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    https://www.toyota.ie/world-of-toyot...-Cruisers.json

    will it be as good as the old FJ40's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Aiken View Post
    https://www.toyota.ie/world-of-toyot...-Cruisers.json

    will it be as good as the old FJ40's
    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320 Pajero's. Do the figures. Capability being cut again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Sure that wouldn't keep procurement and contracts clerics in a job...
    Think you're right for some of these people their work is a religion ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by northie View Post
    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320 Pajero's. Do the figures. Capability being cut again.
    You can look forward to many years of hiding vehicles from being boarded for minor mechanical issues.
    Puncture? Board it.
    Needs wiper blades? Board it.
    Cracked windscreen? Board it.
    Worn mats? Board it.
    We had this for years, big green junkyards where parts were scavenged to keep vehicles on the road.
    Lose a vehicle, it won't be replaced, you lose capability.
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    Not sure about the older Nissan Patrols (260s?) but there is definitely some Nissan Patrol GRs still in service... probably some Pajeros are being kept too

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    Nissans are supposed to be off the road. However some have managed to keep them by begging parts and the fitters ???? the Pajero I wouldn’t even bother with

    Afaik more rangers and Hyundai will be bought as GS

    Anyone else see the picture of new wagon? Looks the part
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    One of the garda RPU Hyundai's spontaneously combusted on the M18 last week. Hell no.

    https://www.thejournal.ie/garda-car-...44618-Dec2019/
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