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I am almost certain that crye and C8 (and ops core helmets) were chosen solely because they look "f*cking hoofing" and were associated with "Tier 1" SF Ops.

Like much to do with FCF and Littoral Strike, they were a solution to a question that no-one is asking.
 
That’s all I’m saying really, if you need a soldier have a soldier. If you don’t need a soldier just employ a non operational individual for less money.

Also I’m not saying that an office worker will do areas. But it’s reasonable to ask someone to empty the bin in their office. It’s not reasonable to ask a hospital porter to carry out heart surgery.

Prime example MPGS. Non deployable who fulfill a set task. Taking the burden off soldiers who gain nothing from stagging on.

Thats great is you have a massive budget to pay for it all, despite all the bollocks earlier from certain posters, civilians are highly unlikely to be able to take care of potential work a soldier can do.
From their ivory towers they dont consider jiff jobs, because they have other civilians to do them as well.

If you acknowledge that an office worker wont work outside of his comfort zone then you cant compare any other taskings of a civilian to those of a soldier.

MPGS are great if someone pays for them and there is no reduction in manpower.

Even if all that was possible. Things like Temperer, the Olympics security, fire strike, foot and mouth, Morlop ambulance driving, building nightingale hospitals etc will still need to be covered. I doubt many civvies will be queuing up to do so. Luckily for A2 Matelot those type of things never happen in his world and if they did, well thats what everyone joined up for.
 
Thats great is you have a massive budget to pay for it all, despite all the bollocks earlier from certain posters, civilians are highly unlikely to be able to take care of potential work a soldier can do.
From their ivory towers they dont consider jiff jobs, because they have other civilians to do them as well.

If you acknowledge that an office worker wont work outside of his comfort zone then you cant compare any other taskings of a civilian to those of a soldier.

MPGS are great if someone pays for them and there is no reduction in manpower.

Even if all that was possible. Things like Temperer, the Olympics security, fire strike, foot and mouth, Morlop ambulance driving, building nightingale hospitals etc will still need to be covered. I doubt many civvies will be queuing up to do so. Luckily for A2 Matelot those type of things never happen in his world and if they did, well thats what everyone joined up for.
Have you had the pleasure of sustaining 3 cdo brigade, i know you mentioned oman 2001-2? said sharif 2 wasn't it
reason i ask is it possible their logistics approach changed post telic herrick. or has it remained unchanged
 
What l am saying is that the geniuses at BAE tried to make a Fighter out of a Bomber......with predictable results. It was only the Avionics that saved the Tornado F.3. face.
You need to up your game on your quoting skilz. BAE produced something which could do the job it was needed to do and paved the way for Typhoon by keeping Warton going and the design teams busy.
Because at least some of the terrible problems in the Armed Forces today can be traced back to the misspent billions back in the 1980's.

Also even today billions are being spent on high profile projects like the Typhoon whose "Bread And Butter" role of Air To Air Combat has been in steep decline since WW-ll ended.......
Skilz fail 2. GW1 and 2 would have been fun without air superiority. Are you some kind of SoI sock?

Any terrible problems in parts of the armed forces can usually be laid at the door of poor management and procurement for that part of the armed forces.
 
it beats scrubbing flats on an LPD. By creating a role that isn't dependant on having traditional amphib shipping the corps have played a blinder.

They'll still be at sea for considerably longer than they thought they'd be. There's a huge host of issues with all the cool concepts they're putting forward - not least has anyone asked the "host countries" if they want the lads blatting around in their AO?!
 
Ah, I expect you work in army procurement.

Unit cost:

C8A3 - £1165
SA80 A3 - £1700

Not including the millions we’ve spent developing and updating the SA80. Which is such a good rifle that no one else on the planet has bought it.

Are you sure it's the C8A3 that they're getting? I believe that the current L119A2 is a version of the C8 IUR

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funny you should mention the F-4

the batch of late model ex USN ones they bought after the Falklands were much better than our home grown Spey ones. Went faster, climbed faster, and could comfortably outmanoeuvre them.
a perfect example of the ‘better’ but much more expensive and late British version showing itself to be rather a bit crap when compared apples to apples with the original article.
Yeah....of course, did you ever see the specialised logs trail for the F4-J UK? Any idea what I'm on about?

How far away could you spot a J79 jet due to its constant smoke trail?

Remember why we fitted the more powerful Spey engines to the UK Phantoms, which were later models than the US F4-Js on which they were based? We didn't buy any F4-Ss off them.
 
Yes Air To Air Combat Bloody Well Has Been In Steep Decline Since WW-ll!

It is a fact that WW-l Pilots in their wood and canvas aircraft shot down far more enemy aircraft than the Fast Jet Pilots of post WW-ll. (Compare Richthofen' 80 Victories with the 17 Victories of that Israeli Fighter Ace). The U.S. has not had a double-figure Fighter Ace since Korea, and in Vietnam only a few Pilots/R.I.O.s made Ace status.
It's not about shooting down the enemy, as much as the jockeys may like the chance to, it's about denying enemy air the opportunity to spoil perce's day with a good bombing. How well do you think the FI would have gone without FRS1?
 
They'll still be at sea for considerably longer than they thought they'd be. There's a huge host of issues with all the cool concepts they're putting forward - not least has anyone asked the "host countries" if they want the lads blatting around in their AO?!
Ukraine / Georgia ?!

Norway / Finland ?!
 
Have you had the pleasure of sustaining 3 cdo brigade, i know you mentioned oman 2001-2? said sharif 2 wasn't it
reason i ask is it possible their logistics approach changed post telic herrick. or has it remained unchanged

I dont know, I only did two months on Saif Sareea
In 2007 my unit took over from Commando log in KAF. A swift stock take revealed 2 million of surplus kit that was unaccounted for and a deficit of half a million.
 
bit of a bugger the SU-27 had been in front line service with the PVO by the time the first production Typhoon wunderwaffe took to the skies.

And yet again, try not to make a virtue out of its lateness, it first was a twinkle in the RAFs eye in 1972.

it only morphed into a full on air superiority fighter in the late 80’s because the Tornado ADV was so late and proved to be rather a lot crap and hopeless against the newly emerging Russian Teenski Fighters.
Typhoon or a version was always the plan, ADV was only ever interim and you've been told more times than you've told fibs how effective it was once we bothered spending the dosh on it. ADV was most certainly not designed to go against fighters, its job was killing bombers.
 
When was the last time Allied Airforces had to go head to head with an enemies Air Force to gain Air Superiority to enable the Ground Forces to go about their business?

Hint, there have been very very few big Air Battles since 1945.
Falkland Islands 1982.

The big air battles didn't happen in GW1 because we kept the Iraqi AF grounded then bombed it to bits. What did get airborne was splashed or ran away to Iran when it got the chance.
 

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