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#5
Ooooh did someone mumble SLR :D
Proper rifle they were :D
Ah the smell of gun oil and the feel of 4x2 :D
Mutter mumble mutter ear defenders mumble puttees snigger
 
#10
butchdrew said:
Us in our sixties, would we be satisfied with the weaponry carried by our troops in Afghanistan ,this is an open forum by the way
SLR with SUIT sight, GPMG, LMG, M79, 84 mm, 66mm, 2" mortar, .50 browning and so on. I was happy and very confident with that stuff that we used but not having used todays gear, it's impossible for me to say whether I would have prefered what they have now.

I think on balance today's gear from what I have read on here and elswhere probably is better but, how come there is a debate about whether 5.56 is good enough. There never was any debate about 7.62.
 
#11
Bugger
I can never be the first to mention puttees...always beaten to it.
But SHORTS ..could the young thrusters of today wear them with the same style and panache as we did?
I always remember the first time I wore mine in Bahrain (we were posted individually in my lot) and I joined a parade of lads who were there for a few months...I ambled up looking like a milk bottle and to this day cringe with embarrassment when I remember their laughter :oops:
 
#15
ordinaryforces said:
Bugger
I can never be the first to mention puttees...always beaten to it.
But SHORTS ..could the young thrusters of today wear them with the same style and panache as we did?
I always remember the first time I wore mine in Bahrain (we were posted individually in my lot) and I joined a parade of lads who were there for a few months...I ambled up looking like a milk bottle and to this day cringe with embarrassment when I remember their laughter :oops:
Moonies! As white as the moon in a black sky. Shorts yet, for some crazy army logic long socks?
 
#19
Be honest, some of the stuff we had for those events was'nt very good: ZB298 was Field Radar 1.0 - and, as we know from the XWiiBoxTwitter brigade, one NEVER buys 1.0 software. It was better than nowt in Salalah but whatever was coming your way was either a dozen Adoo or a herd of camels.

Same as those nice .50 HB2s that the Sultan bought us: sexy gun but the sear was prone to going very limp and emotional in daytime temps of 110. I recall it always fired 2 rounds when it got sunstroke: just enough to set everyone else off for a working day fire power demo.

............but the SLR, though - now you're talking.