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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,752 ✭✭✭pablomakaveli


    discus wrote: »
    ****ing awesome, have you got a prop yet?

    No unfortunately not. I've only fired 4 missiles in my career so far (those are £80,000 a missile btw) and haven't been lucky enough to get "target preservation off" yet. 2 of the other lads got it this time though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    No unfortunately not. I've only fired 4 missiles in my career so far (those are £80,000 a missile btw) and haven't been lucky enough to get "target preservation off" yet. 2 of the other lads got it this time though.

    I'd say their wives / girlfriends just love it when they arrive home with a propeller to put on the wall, saying "Look what I won!!!"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    View from an F/A-18 cockpit during a night strafing run.....

    Hornet-hyperspace.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭OS119


    good to see a decent spread of Gunners on the forum.

    today Boards.ie, tomorrow ze vorld!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    Loading a 16" shell into the breech of a French howitzer......

    Bvy3x0KIEAABD_d.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,395 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    The civvies that run the range have a target preservation on that stops the missile blowing up the drone we aim at, instead the missile detonates just short of the target. They can still calculate whether it would have hit or not though so you get a technical hit.

    The drones cost around £50,000 each so we don't get to hit them often. Though they do let us hit them on the odd occasion. If your lucky enough to be the one in seat when youre cleared to hit the drone, it's a tradition that the troop commander has to buy you a crate if you hit it and you get the propeller as a trophy when the wreck is recovered.

    Class tradition


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    something of a brown trouser moment for anyone in or near this truck......

    BxSg1pECQAAl2IV.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,395 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    Jawgap wrote: »
    something of a brown trouser moment for anyone in or near this truck......

    BxSg1pECQAAl2IV.jpg

    Fastest mile id ever run


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,109 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Reminds me of a time when a mortar/ rocket came in through the roof of an opcen in BAF, going right through one of the guys desks without detonating. He was out at the time. Might have to take a lie down if that happened to me.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 296 ✭✭DLMA23


    Gurkha's go to war

    gurkhas.jpg&size=400x1000


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭gallag


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    I love this pic, always reminds me of a scene from battlestar.

    HMS Anson, Artful and Audacious. 3 of the world's finest subs.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,651 ✭✭✭✭beauf


    One of the kids asked me are those minions making them. I had to say yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Didn't know the dock was big enough to have three on the go at the same time, must be a hell of an interesting job.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭gallag


    sparky42 wrote: »
    Didn't know the dock was big enough to have three on the go at the same time, must be a hell of an interesting job.

    Devonshire Dock Hall
    BAE_Systems_from_Walney.jpg
    due for a £300m upgrade by year end to start the trident successor.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_Dock_Hall


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Fecking hell, a big photo for one hell of a big building. Thanks for sharing it, I had no idea it was that large.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,651 ✭✭✭✭beauf


    There was a s so so documentary on building one I think I watched.


  • Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭ChicagoJoe


    It's a pity when you see the monkeys running Ireland these days we didn't have men with the fighting spirit of Micheal Collins and Dan Breen -



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,605 ✭✭✭Kat1170


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,770 ✭✭✭knucklehead6


    Not my picture, but ol' Ciara is beginning to show her age...

    2kyWfvE.jpg


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,651 ✭✭✭✭beauf


    That rippling of panels seems common even on new ships?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/14207435194/in/photostream/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭sparky42


    beauf wrote: »
    That rippling of panels seems common even on new ships?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/14207435194/in/photostream/

    Yeah even take a look at the pictures of any of the current Eurofrigates or the Type 45's, they all have the same look now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    Two collided bullets from Gallipoli

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭gallag


    QE carrier propeller, 33tn of bronze. Each propeller can change angle to maximise speed/efficiency as per needed. They will use 150,000bhp to push 70,000 tonnes at 46kph


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭sparky42


    gallag wrote: »
    QE carrier propeller, 33tn of bronze. Each propeller can change angle to maximise speed/efficiency as per needed. They will use 150,000bhp to push 70,000 tonnes at 46kph

    What's crazy about that is that the two main engines are the same as fitted to one of the LCS variants in order to get a sub 5000 ton ship up to 45 knots.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,395 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    gallag wrote: »
    QE carrier propeller, 33tn of bronze. Each propeller can change angle to maximise speed/efficiency as per needed. They will use 150,000bhp to push 70,000 tonnes at 46kph

    Some scrap value there


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Reggie. wrote: »
    Some scrap value there

    Come back in 30 plus years and it will be worth even more...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    From the next Michael Bay flick?

    stilling-the-fires-of-war-photo-90152-s-original.jpg

    Nope, it's a T-34 hull with two MiG-21 engines (Tumansky R-25s) mounted on it.

    it was used to extinguish oil well fires after Saddam pulled out of Kuwait.

    Make a great snow / leaf blower!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,395 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    Jawgap wrote: »
    From the next Michael Bay flick?

    stilling-the-fires-of-war-photo-90152-s-original.jpg

    Nope, it's a T-34 hull with two MiG-21 engines (Tumansky R-25s) mounted on it.

    it was used to extinguish oil well fires after Saddam pulled out of Kuwait.

    Make a great snow / leaf blower!

    That's some weapon


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,109 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Must be the bee's knees come autumn. Be clearing up those leaves like a champ.


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