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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,897 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Must be the bee's knees come autumn. Be clearing up those leaves like a champ.
    Various ones were designed to clear minefields.

    And truck mounted ones are also used as snowblowers at airports.


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


    From today's Irish Times - looks like something from Mad Max!!

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    A member of the allied Iraqi forces consisting of the Iraqi army and fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fires heavy artillery on the front line during battles with Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on the road leading to Saqlawiya, north of Fallujah.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    What is that thing?

    Is it 2x 20mm cannons?

    It almost looks like an anti-aircraft gun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,890 ✭✭✭sparky42


    What is that thing?

    Is it 2x 20mm cannons?

    It almost looks like an anti-aircraft gun.

    Rough guess I'd say it might be from this family:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZU-23-2


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


    Happy Stuka is happy

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    SF soldier conducting a HAHO has a serious chute malfunction and has to pull his reserve out of the D-bag. He landed and walked away without serious injury. A civilian photographer got some incredible shots by chance.

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    Article posted here : http://klyq.com/special-forces-soldier-injured-in-hamilton-parachute-accident/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,604 ✭✭✭Kat1170


    :D:D:D:D

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    :D:D:D:D


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


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    ^^^^^^^^

    Looks like the Corbyn/Livingstone/Thornberry defence review is coming together!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,117 ✭✭✭✭Junkyard Tom


    Couldn't see a military videos thread so maybe here is the best place? Feel free to move if appropriate mods.

    Big coastal gun at the mouth of Cork Harbour (9.2" apparently) at 0:35.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭knucklehead6


    Couldn't see a military videos thread so maybe here is the best place? Feel free to move if appropriate mods.

    Big coastal gun at the mouth of Cork Harbour

    I wonder what ship we got it from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,117 ✭✭✭✭Junkyard Tom


    I wonder what ship we got it from?

    Were they all made for ships? The wiki page says:
    The BL 9.2 inch guns Mk IX and Mk X[note 1] were British breech loading 9.2 inch guns of 46.7 calibre, in service from 1899 to the 1950s as naval and coast defence guns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,432 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    What would have happened to the guns ?

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16 Truview


    Were they all made for ships? The wiki page says:

    Is there a little gun mounted on top of it ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,890 ✭✭✭sparky42


    I wonder what ship we got it from?
    It would have been part of the original RN fit of the Treaty Ports.
    Were they all made for ships? The wiki page says:
    No they were used as Coastal defences as well.
    Markcheese wrote: »
    What would have happened to the guns ?
    Think they were all cut up and sold for scrap post WW2, they hadn't been relined so barrel wear would have affected accuracy for example.
    Truview wrote: »
    Is there a little gun mounted on top of it ???
    Back in PreWW1 they were used for spotting purposes without any central fire control.


  • Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭Savage93


    Markcheese wrote: »
    What would have happened to the guns ?

    There was one still in it's emplacement in Fort Davis when I attended FCA summer camp there around mid 80's, no idea if it's still there or not, not sure about Spike island or Fort Camden


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,890 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Savage93 wrote: »
    There was one still in it's emplacement in Fort Davis when I attended FCA summer camp there around mid 80's, no idea if it's still there or not, not sure about Spike island or Fort Camden

    There's a 6" emplacement on Spike, it's part of the tour of the place now. If the one in Davis is still there the public can't get to it can they?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭knucklehead6




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,432 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    sparky42 wrote:
    There's a 6" emplacement on Spike, it's part of the tour of the place now. If the one in Davis is still there the public can't get to it can they?


    Fort Davis is still an army base, the best you can do is look at it on google maps,or youtube,looks like one gun still in place according to google maps

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    A 4-pack nuclear launch tubes for Ohio class/Vanguard class replacement submarines.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,890 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Now that's a hell of a picture and gives a idea of the scale that you miss when they are in service.


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


    The Defence Forces conducted its most complex exercise of capability in the Irish Sea yesterday.

    The Army Ranger Wing successfully deployed assault team elements by sea and by air on to the Stena Superfast Ferry before securing the vessel as it approached Dublin Port. LÉ James Joyce and the Air Corps CASA were used to locate, track and provide surveillance of the Ferry. ARW assault teams simultaneously boarded the Ferry from AW139 Helicopters and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats before securing the vessel.

    The joint operations exercise was led by the Defence Forces Special Operations Task Group (The Army Ranger Wing) and supported by the Air Corps and Naval Service with a Defence Forces HQ Command and Control (C2) element.

    The Special Operations Forces led scenario exercised the command and control, communications, intelligence and surveillance gathering capabilities of the Defence Forces.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 21,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭helimachoptor


    just watched the video, looks pretty cool


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Where is the video posted?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 21,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭helimachoptor




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Surprised to see them using ACOGs with J-Points on them for a CQB situation. Wouldn't be my choice of optic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,948 ✭✭✭gizmo555


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    This photo was taken by my uncle - don't know the date, but it must have been between 1935 when these aircraft entered service and 1938 when the Treaty Ports were handed back to the Irish state.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭rednik


    A few photos I took on a visit to Battleship Cove this summer.

    http://www.battleshipcove.org/

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


    Type 45 in Belfast today.


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


    I gotta say the 45 is an incredible bit of equipment, I've always been a bit of a fan boy of it, probably the best missile defence platform in the world! I didn't know it was in, I was just driving down the motorway and seen the distinctive radar tower, couldn't believe it so drove round to check it out, it is the one used to escort the Russian smoker barge, the Spanish Arleigh Burke that assisted was also there!


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