- 14-04-2012, 11:53 #21
Pathetic article, from a publication (Australian Financial Review) which shouldn't have any interest in Defence matters anyway.
Totally ignores the two most obvious issues, described well below.
- 14-04-2012, 12:09 #22Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 14-04-2012, 12:26 #23
Just buy the Germans Dolphin Class. Great little boats.RAC(TA) - 2006-2009
Royal Navy - 2009 +
Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that "whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself." This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas."
- 14-04-2012, 12:33 #24
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- 14-04-2012, 12:53 #25
The Pilbara Regt -- free ranging fowl fighters
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- 14-04-2012, 13:25 #26
- 14-04-2012, 18:36 #27"The browning is jammed. I am saying 'driver advance' on the "A" set and the driver, who can't hear me, is reversing. And as I look over the top of the turret and see twelve enemy tanks fifty yards away, someone hands me a cheese sandwich.".......British Tankie, N. Africa, WW2.
“Gentlemen, in spite of your excellent training and orders, do not be daunted if chaos reigns. It undoubtedly will.”.......Brigadier Hill, 6th Airborne Div.
- 14-04-2012, 18:59 #28
- 14-04-2012, 20:32 #29
Probably no chance of Skippy ever getting SSN's, this is probably part of a softening up process that will lead to Elmer having a couple based out of Darwin, Indonesia is having more subs built as we speak as are other SEA nations. I am sure Ivan is helping the Indos in the background with subs as they are with the Sukhoi's, this will make them a credible threat as long as the sub Ivans stay off the bathtub grog that killed some of the Sukhoi Ivans.
I think Elmer has become rather cross with Skippy and the Collins problems and its gone a little beyond "do try to keep up old chap". There are three situations I can think of right now in SEA that could go off - Phil v China, Indo v Malaysia, Indo internal West Papua where Elmer has the largest copper and gold mine in the world.
- 14-04-2012, 20:53 #30