The yanks get laughed at and boo'd in Dublin

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by netleyned, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Well bugger me, you'd think they'd learn after it happened previously...







    ...on another thread.

    ;)
     
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  2. Priceless! I bet it's given a few people ideas on how to stop it now.

    Did you see how thick the doors were? I onnce saaw Maggie's Jag with the door open and that was about an inch thick, but the 'Beast'!

    (BTW, why did thhey give POTUS such a fugly car?)
     
  3. I had a chuckle at that. The funniest bit was the people moving smartly away when it grounded.
     
  4. They were pretty slick on extracting him out of there. They didn't hang about. Had that of been the British Prime minister, the driver would've revved the tits off the car, had the PM out pushing and then given up when the battery died and some students starting hurling eggs.
     
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  5. It has happened before, Jimmy Carter's car got bogged in Hay book festival a few years ago
     
  6. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Maggie would have twated bullets away with her handbag

    They tried a nice looking convertable once
    Didn't work out too well something about to much headroom
     
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  7. You get the impression that the onlookers and Gardaí almost expected it to explode, or deploy lasers or something....
     
  8. No,as an ex-CP driver,the whole route would have been recce'd,and driven,the cut-over would have been noted and,steps taken,Secret Service what a joke!
    Also,our PM uses utilitarian vehicles,not a wheeled tank.;-)
     
  9. But you would've given it a little rev try and save face wouldn't you?
     
  10. The Soviets figured this out in 1959. Belly Wheels...

    Step forward the BRDM-2[​IMG]
     
  11. Looks like it broke....good ol yankee engineering.
     
  12. Thats not belly wheels, they are smuggling a VW beetle!
     
  13. HHH

    HHH LE

    They were just right, imagine being asked to give that thing a push!!
     
  14. I'm sure the Hungarians are still using these, I've seen a couple around KAIA doing fuck all except taking up parking spaces.