This decision was made because they weren't satisfied with the GIAT 30. Recoil, Accuracy and Range weren't that what they expected. For some time they thought about putting Mauser's RMK 30, a much better weapon engineered by much better standards, on the Tiger but that sadly wasn't viable.
I dearly hope they come to an understanding with the Americans and replace the Tiger with a better working model like the AH-64E. Next in line would then be the NH-90 and maybe, just maybe they scrap this idiotic idea of a franco-german MBT.
No real cnut-off. Surrender monkey man takes himself to serious and is self-important beyond belief. Slap him a bit around the head, insult his shithole country, make some derogatory comments and he goes all teary eyed and fanatical. In the meantime I have a good laugh. Headology always works on this arrogant, plumped up Frogs.
Now I am really abashed. I always thought General Dynamics was an American Company and the XM301 a derivate form the M197. Never thought that this counts to the great french achievments like (insert little village in Belgium here).Don't bother you won't use it anyway.
The Nexter cannon are so bad that the US selected it for the RAH 66 Comanche....before canning the whole project
Why would I give a shit about anyone in Africa, Australian or otherwise? The "French" soldiers probably wouldn't be French anyway.
90 French soldiers died in Afghanistan, 66 of which KIA. The action was not limited to Helmand....
First of all a "real" army does what the elected government, the politicians tell them. If this ist staying in the barracks nice and warm it is fine by me.Look, this is what a real army does. It kills bad people instead of pretending to serve a purpose from 9 to 5 week-end and night excluded.
This was last week. A French commando unit was infiltrated by French NH 90 supported by a Tigre.
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They located and destroyed a terrorist group. Maybe the same group which is holding a cherman hostage, who knows ?
The next day, same scenario. Bad people get killed again. NH90 and Tigre again. No issue with both.
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Meanwhile, the BW stays nice and warm in barracks, as usual.
First of all a "real" army does what the elected government, the politicians tell them. If this ist staying in the barracks nice and warm it is fine by me.
Secondly if you really work from 9 to 5 you get a day's work done. Not lollygagging around, shirking your duty and your work, striking from 7 to 18 and getting pensioned off with 53. All well and good as long as others pay for the Club Med and it's leader, but that won't last forever.
So don't bore me with your stories of French heroism, I know only too well what it looks like. Part of my family descends from Huguenots.
And don't forget Brexit.It simply is to tedious. You could do that, you have a long and fine history of slapping french heads around, Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Agincourt. The list is long and you have hundreds of years experience in smashing frogs.
Like Waterloo you mean. Good idea as long as we take all the credit again and just have you lot turning up at close of play like last time. A lot more believable though now after the ravages of Mutti and Tante Ursula inflickted on the Bundeswehr.Perhaps a joint operation would also make sense again.
'Lost Command' with Anthony Quinn has just started on Freeview 41...Pilgrim Progress. It's only 4 percent but it seems to be hitting home quick enough.
Also, salt and pepper Pop Chips. SWMBO discovered them. Really, really nice.
Got a curry for later. I'm going garlic chicken. And probably some more ale. Mebbes watch a film.