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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭NoQuarter


    Nah your mistaken..

    oops my bad!!

    should possibly black out the eyes too though!!! :p


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    eroo wrote: »
    how are you liking it?

    Apart from the stone-aged gunnery system, I don't know yet. Give me a few more exercises. For example, I haven't yet figured out just where one sleeps on the thing.
    No offence, but your tank is hung like a mouse:eek::D

    If it was a tank. 25mm cannon and twin missile launcher. As I said, I've traded the tank in.
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    Might get it back again in a year or two, we'll see.

    NTM


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,029 ✭✭✭Lockstep


    Steyr wrote: »

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    ha!

    Guy in the front left with the crossed arms is my boxing coach.

    Small world.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 155 ✭✭revan23


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    The Bollox wrote: »
    that is a pic of a B-52 carpet bombing Afghanistan. I know that because it is the exact shot I used in a project in History in Transition Year in 2001/2002

    how are the bombs infront of the bomb door? surely they would be behind it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭barneysplash


    Here is a very well made video on target practice:



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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    revan23 wrote: »
    how are the bombs infront of the bomb door? surely they would be behind it?

    They're probably off an MER: Multiple Ejector Rack, the wing-mounted hardpoint.

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    NTM


  • Registered Users Posts: 821 ✭✭✭FiSe


    revan23 wrote: »
    how are the bombs infront of the bomb door? surely they would be behind it?

    They're from the plane above the one on the picture ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭Company Sgt


    FiSe wrote: »
    They're from the plane above the one on the picture ;)


    is that not two sperate photographs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    is that not two sperate photographs

    Thats why he gave the ;) as in "Im Joking".............You know, Humour?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    This site Splode.TV has a great collection of Military and shooting clips in general. Worth a visit.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭purple'n'gold


    These were sent to me by a friend, who has a relation who done a recent tour in Iraq.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Pathfinder


    Parachute Regiments P company


    Log race


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Pathfinder


    Stretcher race..175lbs 7.5 miles.

    Designed to simulate evacuating a casualty or resupplying troops low on ammunition.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


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    Jack Doody, 17. (innocent victim).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Pathfinder


    At least get his name right John Doody, this is a military photo thread not a political one. Bloody Sunday was 36 years ago and there is an ongoing enquiry into the contested circumstances. The Parachute Regiment judges soldiers on their merits, black soldiers were accepted on their ability as soldiers long before other regiments were prepared to accept them, citizens of the Irish republic have also served. Training soldiers for an aggressive combat role and then posting them to deal with hostile civilians was always going to be contentious. Republicans dispise the Paras not because of Bloody Sunday, but because on tours by the Paras they were given no quarter 24/7.


    Royal Marines Special Boat Squadron, Afghanistan.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


    Me with an Israeli friend in Netanya, Israel 2001.. I had competed against the IDF in a Judo competition.

    6034073

    I'm the one with the shaved head....

    Pathfinder, I'm winding you up.

    I've always acknowledged the British soldier to be the best fighting man in the world, bar none. And in fact, had I not joined the Irish army I'd have tried for 2 Para (B.A).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Pathfinder


    3 Para would have been more impressive. ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


    Pathfinder wrote: »
    3 Para would have been more impressive. ;)

    Nah, I always thought 1 & 3 Para were an odd lot :p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    Pathfinder wrote: »
    Bloody Sunday was 36 years ago and there is an ongoing enquiry into the contested circumstances.
    I suppose we can expect the results any day now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭NoQuarter


    me some of the boys doing a bit of abseiling over in kosovo with the fins:)

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,252 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dub13


    Ca we stay on topic.

    Dub13


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 118 ✭✭steyr fan


    Dub13 wrote: »
    Ca we stay on topic.

    Dub13


    How is showing photos of military people on a military photos thread 'off topic'?

    Or am I thick or wha?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,252 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dub13


    steyr fan wrote: »
    How is showing photos of military people on a military photos thread 'off topic'?

    Or am I thick or wha?

    You cant see the posts I have deleted or the ban I have issued for people going off topic and getting nasty.Only the other Mods can see this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,396 ✭✭✭✭kaimera




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    This guy should be the rear gunner. :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


    Hagar wrote: »
    This guy should be the rear gunner. :D

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    I think I know that arsehole :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭Tragedy


    Surprised neither this nor this have been posted!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


    A very young (and skinny) Mairt!.

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    For anyone whose interested.

    I'm holding a Gustaf SMG in the COMCEN (Communications Center), Camp Shamrock (Tibnine) Lebanon. The radio in the background is an old '46 set' (VHF) and as far as I can recall that one was on the battalion net.

    63rd Inf.Bn. UNIFIL. 1988 (I was only a slip of a lad)

    **Anyone who remembers the Gustaf SMG will know why it doesn't have its mag fitted!!**

    Also from the same 'trip' and typical 'Comms' bunker..

    This one was the bunker in Tulin camp, again the old '46 set' and ten line switchboard to the OP's

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    Sorry for the poor quality photos, but digital camera's were the thing of science fiction back in '88.

    But a little information on the bunker photo (if you can see the detail)

    Above the radio's are two registeration plates, with a story behind them.

    We didn't have encripted radio's back then and the Israeli's (and everyone else) listened into our radio traffic.

    We one day the Amal militia made a attack on an Israeli compound (a PVP if anyone remembers them - Permanent Violation Posts). The AE's (Armed Elements) escaped through Qabrika (spelling?) village in a white Merc. Someone on post UN-6-14 radioed in the details (in clear!!), the Israeli's sent in a gunship to take out the car, spotted two car's of similiar description in the village and blew them both up.

    One was a family car, the other was the AE's.

    The registration plates were a reminder about giving out such details in clear again.

    Oh, the cat on the radio... He was just keeping his arse warm and the bunker free of rats!.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭Fionn


    ahh ...South Lebanon..the memories :)

    was there in Shamrock with the 62nd

    heres a pic i took when i was with Recce Coy 69 IRISHBATT cant think of yer mans name!! he was the gunner on the SISU I was the car commander and the driver was fella called budgie i think :)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 476 ✭✭cp251


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    Chosin Resorvoir? Khe Sanh? Heartbreak ridge? No, the battle of Kilbride on at 06:30 on a damp sunday morning. D Coy 20th Battalion 1981

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    Commandos? No NCOs.

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    Posing near the border, very near.

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    Aboard Alouette 211, preparing for a helicopter assault landing. Monaghan 1984. Dcoy 20th was the only FCA unit to be allowed to carry out this training at the time.

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    29th Battalion undergoing riot training 1981, Cavan barracks.

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    Glen of Imaal, a Corporal despite the dull cap badge. Later he became a para officer.

    Meanwhile, back in 1798:

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    French soldiers prepare to Marche. Note the 18th century yellow truck.

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    French revolutionary soldiers pose with Irish peasant pikeman.

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    Meanwhile back in the British barracks, members of the Longford Militia pose for an engraving. Wait, two of them look familiar. Have they changed sides?

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    The Longford militia retrieve arms and prepare to parade.

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    The 6th (Warwickshire) Foot on parade.

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    Soldiers of the Longford Militia and the 6th Foot back in barracks after a long day running from the French in Castlebar.

    All Year of the French TV series 1982.


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