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  1. Army equipment that should have seen service

    Apart from the gun there were considerable problems with the position of the driver in that vehicle. So much so, that it made the vehicle basically impossible to use realistically. It seems the driver takes far too many unconscious cues as to where his vehicle is pointed externally from the...
  2. Army equipment that should have seen service

    I am not suggesting that Madsen was a successful system. I am suggesting it was an adequate system. Nice list of names but that is all it is.
  3. Army equipment that should have seen service

    All it tells me is that FN like many other small arms manufacturers is endlessly copying some other inventive soul. It conveys nothing to me about the Madsen.
  4. Army equipment that should have seen service

    Not directly no, it isn't. Two different weapons, decades apart.
  5. Post Boer War British Army Recommendations.

    Creeping Barrage began to be used in ~early 1917 by the Royal Artillery. It taught that it was better to stick close the shells as they fell and accept a small number of casualties from their own shells that might fall short than allow the Germans on the objective time to recover and reman...
  6. Army equipment that should have seen service

    As I have said, I am not interesting the Reising weapon. Again, you are introducing videos not having a direct bearing on the Madsen.
  7. Army equipment that should have seen service

    Those were not cited in the original post which we are discussing.... My mentioning of the Madsen's long service was in passing, nothing more. I am not familiar with the Reising weapon. I think you're problem is you are looking for the perfect gun instead of accepting to good enough one.
  8. Army equipment that should have seen service

    In which of the three videos which were originally cited, did anybody dissamble the Madsen? You are introducing "facts" from different sources other than the ones originally cited. I am well aware of the "fiddly" nature of the Madsen. However, it worked by all accounts. Which is more than...
  9. The Found Prime Minister: An Australian Politics wikibox tl

    As Mr.Fraser was apt to say, "life was not meant to be easy..." IOTL.
  10. Army equipment that should have seen service

    Why? It appeared quite straightforward to me.
  11. The Last of the Clippers: The Convair 1010

    Spares for those aircraft are available from other nations. Spares for a SST only manufactured in small numbers in the US? Doubtful.
  12. Army equipment that shouldn't have seen service

    It may sound like Napoleonic tactics but it is taught in the Australian Army. Ambushes are a specific tactic and are mounted from cover to surprise the enemy. When you are conducting a "advance to contact" you don't get the luxury of springing anything on the enemy. It is he who springs it...
  13. The Last of the Clippers: The Convair 1010

    I think their biggest problem post revolution is where would they get the spares from? The US was closed to them as a source with the overthrown of the Shah (and embassy hostages).
  14. The Found Prime Minister: An Australian Politics wikibox tl

    Phil "Toe Cutter" Lynch, PM? Oh, dear we really are on a downward spiral after Gough's reign. He didn't get the name "Toe Cutter" for nothing. He was ruthless amongst his own party members when he was Whip.
  15. The affects of helicopters in World War II

    Well, the Luftwaffe and the USAAF both fielded helicopters before the end of the war. The problem was that they were basically working out how to use them. In the Luftwaffe's case you had Allied bombing to contend with as well. The factories producing them were destroyed before too many...
  16. Army equipment that shouldn't have seen service

    I wasn't interested in the question of making the weapon more accurate. I was interest in it conserving ammunition. Full auto isn't much use when you don't have any ammunition left after it's overuse. Tell me, do they teach fire discipline in the Canadian Army? In the Australian Army we were...
  17. The Last of the Clippers: The Convair 1010

    I assume that Iran didn't have a revolution?
  18. Army equipment that shouldn't have seen service

    Who cares? I am interested in what the Army teaches it's soldiers to do. What they do, as individuals is up to them but what they are taught is what is important. SOPs for field stripping the firearm are? What exactly?
  19. American Ghurka's

    There is a matter of personal loyality. What makes people think the Gurkha were purely a organisation that fought only for filthy lucre? I have met and known several serving and ex-Gurkha and they believed they fought out of a loyality to the crown and the Pound. Yo-Gurkhali!
  20. Army equipment that shouldn't have seen service

    Again I ask, is it SOP for the US Army to teach it's soldiers how to field strip a weapon which includes the trigger assembly as well?
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