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  • Comment on Written Answers – to 14th March 2013 by Tyson F. Gautreaux April 19, 2014
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by Challenger April 18, 2014
    @Repulse I agree manpower is going to be THE major issue for the RN in the years ahead and the idea of operating the 2nd CVF is going to be a major headache from a crewing point of view before we even begin to look at whether anything else could be scraped together for additional vessels. I think Wirralpete makes a valid point about the crew difference betwe […]
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  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by Red Trousers April 18, 2014
    TD, Sappers are second only in Godliness to Cavalrymen. Although, given how unGodly cavalrymen can be, there's quite a lot of headroom... I did the assault demolitions course at Hameln that 35 Engrs put on. Huge fun. Not quite on a par with sinking an M2, but I forgot to bring back my Gripswitch after setting a charge. The Sapper SSgt thought he had me, […]
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  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by Simon257 April 18, 2014
    The MOD have confirmed that the F-35B is coming to the UK this summer. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/f-35b-set-to-make-international-debut-at-riat-farnborough-398334/
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  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by Think Defence April 18, 2014
    errr http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/04/british-pathe-youtube-uploads/
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  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by The Other Chris April 18, 2014
    British Pathé have completed their online archive. 85,000 films now available on YouTube. 3,500 hours of history: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe War archives specific channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WarArchives
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by x April 18, 2014
    @ Repulse We'd guessed. :)
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  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by Think Defence April 18, 2014
    Just been reminiscing with old mates at a BBQ about the most expensive bit of kit we destroyed, my paltry efforts were comprehensively top trumped by a mate that managed to sink an M2 rig, they are of course supposed to float!
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by Repulse April 18, 2014
    Sorry, typo in my last post "I'd wouldn't rule out Appledore" :)
    Repulse
  • Comment on Open Thread – April 2014 by x April 18, 2014
    An interesting photo of SERFCA's site of one of 266 Port Regiment's workboats. http://serfca.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/army-reserve_064.jpg I hate RFCA's with a passion; when I defence sec' their days will be numbered I tell you.
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by x April 18, 2014
    ACC said "That was a good warm-up for the SIMMS2 discussion I believe TD has coming!" This is how I view these SIMMS2 module discussions......... "Hey I have got the ideal solution for all the Army's vehicle needs from staff car to tank transporter, the AS90. Think about. It is already in service. It has a big, big gun. And tracks so it c […]
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by Repulse April 18, 2014
    @Jonsey: Pretty much my thoughts also. Also, I would rule out Appledore doing the construction either.
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  • Comment on Blog Posts from… by ArmChairCivvy April 18, 2014
    The blog featuring Apaches at sea also has a 16-part series on the naval apects of the Falklands war, the concluding/ lessons part much recommended: by roamingfirehydrant | September 26, 2011 · 1:07 pm The Naval War in the Falklands- Conclusion
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by ArmChairCivvy April 18, 2014
    That was a good warm-up for the SIMMS2 discussion I believe TD has coming! I put the example from Europe in just as a hedge against the "LCS is poisened and none of its modular systems offer a benchmark because of the overruns" argument, which you duly note (but are not using),
    ArmChairCivvy
  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by x April 18, 2014
    He sent Henry for that then his foreign policy has all sort of gone down hill from there.......... Which turnip in the Barry O White House thought sending the CIA Director to Kiev was a good idea? And then Barry O bangs on about trusting Russia..............what a radish.
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  • Comment on The Royal Navy Needs Better by jonesy April 18, 2014
    ACC I'm not sure if its a case here of where LCS has 'poisoned' the concept of modularity to an unwarranted degree such that the very mention of it elicits a Private Frazer-esque response!. My view is that there are varying degrees of the concept and merit exists as much as derision. Its mentioned earlier the Danish experience with the Stanfle […]
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  • Comment on Two Wheel Transport by ArmChairCivvy April 18, 2014
    Hi SO, That was my perception too, the snow and mud of the Eastern front. Therefore I was surprised at the first appearance on Crete. Of course, what else could you get onto a glider that, once landed, could tow the recoilles gun... Another appearance on Crete. Though not necessarily the first? PS recoilless not in the later meaning of a rocket blowing throu […]
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  • Comment on Two Wheel Transport by Mike W April 18, 2014
    I discovered this tit-bit of information on the “Shephard” defence site. “The Pentagon has awarded a development contract to manufacture a prototype silent-running hybrid-electric military motorcycle. According to the company, Logos Technologies, DARPA awarded a research grant in February to develop a stealthy system.” I am somewhat puzzled now. If, as some […]
    Mike W
  • Comment on Medically Non Deployable by One Fifth of British Army Medically Non-Deployable | Hugh McManners April 18, 2014
    […] A Freedom of Information Act question was answered last week with figures that revealed the following: […]
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  • Comment on RAF Puma HC2 by Ace Rimmer April 18, 2014
    TD, "I think the K-Max is bloody fantastic" If we're going that route, how do we get around the fact that it cannot carry troops? Can I suggest a modern update of the venerable Kamen HH-43F or something similar? That way you can have your egg whisk and a troop carrying capability as well. http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/kaman_huskie.ph […]
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  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by ArmChairCivvy April 18, 2014
    The article. Y Kissinger x linked fo is good education for the uneducated However, I would predict it to be more than that. It is prebrokering a deal already struck, not just with the eloctorate, but also with the politicians left oiutside the "room". I think I said something toi tgat effect in the opening of the March Open Thread? When Obama got e […]
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  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by x April 18, 2014
    What annoys me is that here we are in the information age and the West's leaders still think the minority of us who do look out over the parapet don't know or believe that the West was playing silly games too and has an agenda in the area. (The majority don't care what is happening in Ukraine.) It is all a bit murky. Are we supposed to ignore […]
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  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by Gloomy Northern Boy April 18, 2014
    Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler all wrote off Russia as a hollow man...and the only one who was half-right was the Kaiser...and just take a long hard look at where that ended up...furthermore, Good Czars (like Putin) don't have strategic master-plans; they just let the Cossacks on the borders stir up trouble where they choose in the name of Holy Mother […]
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  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by x April 18, 2014
    Martin said "The west tried to open its arms to Russia in the 90′s and they spat it back in our face." http://happening-here.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/does-russia-still-matter.html and that's just a sample. Some commentators do believe that the West rubbed Russia's nose in the detritus of its own collapse, laughed, and called an end to histo […]
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  • Comment on Is Putin off his meds? by Topman April 18, 2014
    I don't see the link to the article, the port was planned before the invasion, and the knowledge china needs resources isn't new. The port is pretty boxed in by Turkey a NATO member, not reall access to the open sea. Russia's markets are expanding in response to Europes move away from Russian gas. He has to find a customer somewhere. 'fed […]
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