Government Considering Resurrecting an Old Weapon System?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by eodmatt, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Phew, I thought it was going to be another thread about Ms Sluggy.....
     
  2. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Never happen. Too manpower intensive and requires extensive training from skilled personnel. DE&S would never buy something with that sort of through life cost.

    Of course, that ignores reliability, simplicity and a proven design that works. A broadside from a frigate would sort out any Somali pirate in the area
     
  3. Are those the type that can be prepared in 45 minutes?
     
  4. She will no doubt thank you for inferring that she is "old". :lol:
     
  5. FFS - I thought this was going to degenerate into another "eee, SLR - that were a proper weapon, none of this bullpup nonsense"
     

  6. Only scared that that dastardly leaf sight would cut your eye and stop you putting eyeshadow on properly!!!!!! lol
     
  7. "....the cannons are no longer in working order, modern pyrotechnics will be used to "fire" them on 7 March. "

    Pah! Cannot even shoot blanks properly!
     
  8. Wait until the .303 crowd arrive!
     
  9. wrong thread
     
  10. Do they need an FOO?
     
  11. Well we have been demanding a clear message to be sent to those uppity Argies
     
  12. Do we have a FOB Trafalgar then?

    Ideal if we do......
     
  13. Er!, ahem!, I can.
     
  14. Are they going to fire them on tyneside or at tyneside?

    What type of ammo will they use to best rid the country of the northern menace?

    A Newcastle United home game is the best time to strike.