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Top five things the MOD should buy NOW!

Weve all been there, with an op tour on the horizon or that stupid exercise next week. What are the top five items that YOU have puchased that you think the MOD should purchase right NOW!
softie jacket
softie sleeping bag
decent day sac assault vest if vechicle mounted

bastards issused me leatherman minimaglite and softielike jacket
finally after i'd brought them
1. Lowa assault boots
2. Garmin etrek GPS
3. Camelpack water carrier
4. US style bergen (much more comfortable)
5. Gerber multi purpose tool

I know i am only allowed 5 but i would like to suggest a couple more:

6. Assault vest
7. Maglite
8. Softie jacket
1. Etrex Venture GPS
2. Individual Night Vision Monoscope (not necesarily for mounting on the IW)
3. Leatherman/Gerber
4. HK G3 rifle
5. Better short range comms (yes, I know Bowman and PRR are on their way, but something a bit more disposable)

Altberg boots.
Surefire torch.

MOD should buy: ME OUT. :roll:
Anything we bl00dy well want just so long as its:

On time.
On spec.
On bl00dy budget!
Hoon's leaving present!


(I'll think of four more!)
Seadog said:
Hoon's leaving present!


(I'll think of four more!)
Four more rounds to pop into Hoon's writhing corpse or is that another thread? Or perhaps you were thinking of a nice decanter and glasses?
aromatherapy candles
very heavy combat jackets that let bullets and fragments straight through
radios that are very heavy and can't possibly work
extrememly heavy unarmoured cars that could'nt possibly go off road
knowing how BAE and its little friends conspire with mod to do exactly the oppasite form whats wanted
super lightweight body armour
mobile phone size radio that can talk to any other set on the planet
lightweight heavily armoured mech that can go anywhere
pocket sized flame throwers :twisted:

Mr Happy

1. Armoured green fleet - surely a simple must with all our peace ops.

2. More Hele's (merlin/apache where are youuuuuu?)

3. A better/responsible MOD procurement executive (my uncle works there and he's fcking useless at everything except being a bloody nice chap)

4. A political will to back the boys on paper rather than for the newspapers.

5. More recruitment so standards can remain high by being able to bin the tossers again - this lack of elitism is really getting me down... ("anyone can join the army now mate")

Not sure you can fix this by next exercise but this man can:
Top Five wish list;

1. A S of S for Defence with the b*lls to stand up to Smiler Tony and Grasping Gordon and tell them we are overstretched/ under resourced/ ill equipped and all getting totally P.O'd with them using the military as a political tool.

2. As 1

3. As 2

4. See above

5. A coffin (lead lined) for Hoon (Or Buff as he is known) - filled of course.
brighton hippy said:
radios that are very heavy and can't possibly work

Well that's what BOWMAN is for or rather
1.body armour that isn't just crap
2.a gun that goes bang when you press the trigger (thats always a bonus)
3.self cleaning weapons
4.bergan with built in fridge!!.you can never have enough buds!!
5.night vision!!!! i want to see the bugger.before i shoot him!!
1. The best bit of Kit for the Job - Not the cheapest.
2. AnythingThat has been proven in combat.
3. An Up grade for Cougar - so that it can replace some elements of BOWMAN.
4. A modular combat tested weapon system.
5. Me a big fcuking red ferrari. (with all the money they would save if procument was right first time round).


Book Reviewer
1. Enough CR2 and WR for each Armoured and Armoured Inf Regt/Bn.

2. A Rifle that works.

3. A secure Comms and battle management system that works.

4. A new set of menus for ORP. (In a very sad way, I have worked out that I have spent exactly 47% of my Army life on ORP!).

5. Proper clothing issue (i.e.Gore-tex lined smocks, softie jackets, CBA with plates that cover entire front and back, Rip Stop CS95, etc).
1 - Woburn Abbey as a training area for future ops in Africa

2 - The Bullring in Birmingham for FISC (fighting in shopping centres) training for future ASBO ops

3 - The Island of Lesbos to turn into a holiday resort for squaddies returning from ops

4 - Virgin Airways to take over from Crab Air for transporting squaddies

5 - Old Trafford for target practice! :wink:


War Hero
1. Replacement of CBA with some of the new ultra lightweight materials that use a mixture of kevlar and titanium 'chain-mail' weave. Design to be similar to the American rig, enabling the individual soldier to fit equipment pouches customised to the needs of his role.

2. Replace issuing boots for use in the field with a regular cash allowance to enable soldiers to buy their own boots, so they can choose a set appropriate to the environment they'll be operating in (and their own physical characteristics and personal preferences). You could still have one pair of standard boots issued for use in camp.

3. Any of Softie Jackets & Sleeping Bags, Leatherman, Mini-Maglite etc, so long as it is the genuine article and not some irritatingly sub-standard dogdy knock-off with a Nato Stock Number appended.

4. Remove the need for Officers and Seniors to pay for certain items of uniform equipment. You want us to wear it? F^cking well pay for it then.

5. Medals. On time.
IBRU said:
1. Lowa assault boots
2. Garmin etrek GPS
3. Camelpack water carrier
4. US style bergen (much more comfortable)
5. Gerber multi purpose tool

I know i am only allowed 5 but i would like to suggest a couple more:

6. Assault vest
7. Maglite
8. Softie jacket
Don't know about the other corps, but in the RAC, we've recently been issued with a Crew survival vest (similar to a cop vest) and as a system it comes complete with a maglite, leatherman multi tool and a camelbak!

Icould be wrong but I think some of our guys were even issued a softie type jacket for Telic 3...

i think you should re-badge mate!!

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