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Military Photo Thread (Discussion)

  • 14-09-2010 5:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    as stated !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    Good idea :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    more pics can be found at http://unifil.ie/
    there's even one of me ! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,554 ✭✭✭ Dogwatch


    In the Army Rangers photos, What is the long gun the operater is holding getting out of the helo.( Getting old and bad eyes)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 Puding


    Dogwatch wrote: »
    In the Army Rangers photos, What is the long gun the operater is holding getting out of the helo.( Getting old and bad eyes)

    hk417 i believe

    http://world.guns.ru/assault/as89-e.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,613 ✭✭✭ bullets


    Love those Congo Pics!

    ~B


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    bullets wrote: »
    Love those Congo Pics!

    ~B

    Glad you like them. I thought the churchhills were interesting. Never knew Ireland ever had tanks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,497 Poccington


    Puding wrote: »

    You're right, the 416 & 417 are both in use by the lads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 816 gungun


    DKILLER, is that a pic of Carlos Hathcock?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    help lookin for the names of some good books about the mission to the Congo
    those pics that sparked my interest

    David


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,554 ✭✭✭ Dogwatch


    At what point during the deployment did the Irish contingent get issued with the FN FAL. Parade photo show the Lee Enfield.

    Was it changed because the Defence Forces were upgrading or for operational reasons.

    Either way a tough gig but they are/were tough men.


    Hats off and Respect to them all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    whydave wrote: »
    help lookin for the names of some good books about the mission to the Congo
    those pics that sparked my interest

    David

    I went looking not that long ago, but couldn't find anything. I will look again later. Amazon would proubley be your best bet :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    Dogwatch wrote: »
    At what point during the deployment did the Irish contingent get issued with the FN FAL. Parade photo show the Lee Enfield.

    Was it changed because the Defence Forces were upgrading or for operational reasons.

    Either way a tough gig but they are/were tough men.


    Hats off and Respect to them all.

    As far as i know the FN FAL was issued later. They deployed with the Lee Enfield.

    As said, hats off to them. They were doing a tough job and suffered a lot of loss. Brave men indeed


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    Mad fact , served with one of them (REAL OLD SWEAT ) and was shown their dog-tags ..... made of leather !


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ tudenham10


    whydave wrote: »
    help lookin for the names of some good books about the mission to the Congo
    those pics that sparked my interest

    David

    I've read this one, very interesting from the failure of command, comms, logistics...usual really!

    http://www.maverickhouse.com/book.html?bid=20&title=Siege%20at%20Jadotville&no_cache=1


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    Can anybody shed some light on the type of helmet the mortor operators are using? Looks very strange.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,395 Decoy


    98542055.jpg

    If I'm not mistaken I've seen this pic before and that's a HK417, yum-yum! I'd love to know what he's aiming at though, considering the 'copter is on the ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 834 jeawan


    He doesn't like spiders and he just spotted one ...... rather nice gun all the same and also the L96 beside him


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    I didn't know there was a Smurf in the Ranger Wing ! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,551 ✭✭✭ swiftblade


    Do you happen to have a hi res of that tank pic, Puding? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    PMC letting you wear Tesco jeans and still look cool ! :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 Ayrtonf7


    Hmm who are the IDF ? Iraq Defence Forces ? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭ Leftyflip


    Ayrtonf7 wrote: »
    Hmm who are the IDF ? Iraq Defence Forces ? :confused:
    Israeli Defence Forces.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    Looks like an airsoft team, how many types of rifles can you count ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 Chuck the Buck


    M4, M16 SPR SR25 type thing, Tavor of some description, something with a wooden stock and a rather large sandwich!


    Do I win a prize?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,822 ✭✭✭ Evade


    ...M16 SPR...
    Is that not an SR-25? The magazine looks more like a 7.62mm than a 5.56mm to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 Chuck the Buck


    Good call Evade, what can I say I was distracted by that freakin' huge sandwich!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 Ayrtonf7


    I hate those BDUs in that ARW pic...makes the ARW look so unprofesional :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,499 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    gungun wrote: »
    DKILLER, is that a pic of Carlos Hathcock?

    Your looking at a soldier from the 9th infantary Div( possibly using a early night scope)


    Hathcock was a Marine

    Langley , Virginia



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,530 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Manic Moran


    It's a TVS-2 mounted on the M2HB. Has x7 magnification, is an image intensifier.

    NTM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,321 Daz1214


    what rifles are the ARW using in chad?


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