Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Ord_Sgt, Jan 16, 2007.
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It must be the Romanians - No-one else has SA80! Not exactly the weapon of choice for "rogue elements with chemical weapons"! I somehow doubt that "rogue elements" would have SU27(?) either.
Not very convinced by the cockpit display - it was a bit "Tron" meets Tom Clancy. I'd have thought that the firing cord for the simulated shoulder launched SAM could have been a bit better too.
Odd that this wonder weapon isn't on ops heh?
The Romanians have the SA80?
The foxy Flt Lt in the AWACS was the best part
I understand we threw some in as part of a deal when we sold them some ships. (Type 22s I suspect.) Probably being used as ballast.
I was in Romania last summer and noticed that the regulars (as opposed to conscripts) were wearing CS95. A few officers were wearing Brit desert DPM.
Romanians where ripstop cs95 not seen any SA80's though all seem to have Romanian style AK's (better machined with a pistol grip on the stock).
Bullshoot to disguise fact that typhoo is a white elephant. Laughed when I saw the Blowpipe being deployed tho!
Will typhoon have a gun? Any weapon which sounds like God farting gets my vote
My understanding is that all Typhoons have a gun. However British typhoons have one installed as a balance weight because it was cheaper than designing and building a balance weight. The balance weight was to compensate for the lack of a gun which MOD decided we didn't need. So unlike everyone else's, ours has a gun but it can never be fired because the ancillaries are missing and can't be re-integrated without an expensive modification programme.
Ooh, stop press:
MOD savings, don't you just love 'em?
Double post. (Again)
If it wasn't for a Dutch bloke, with said kit, I wouldn't be boring you here tonight. What a spooky noise
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