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Recent content by Colin Parkinson

  1. Colin Parkinson

    Herc on Floats for Spec Ops?

    If your looking for a fast "get out of dodge" option, there is this option, add modern avionics, engines and defensive systems
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    The Forgotten Battle | Official trailer | Netflix

    November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from Zeeland connected to the resistance against her...
  3. Colin Parkinson

    Herc on Floats for Spec Ops?

    yes they did, that was the testbed for the concept. But only on hard surfaces as I recall
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Replacing the Subs

    Just as the French design was a heavy modification of their existing design, so was the Type 216 a heavy modification of a existing design.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Events will interfere with the best laid plans, such as the Falklands whee the ships had to come into restricted waters to perform their tasks.
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    Herc on Floats for Spec Ops?

    You won't be able drive much onto or off that Herc with the floats and your weight carried goes down thanks to those float weight and size. The Japanese aircraft could easily be adapted and likely do 80% of what this Herc could do if it ever flew, but do it soon, rather than another program...
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    Herc on Floats for Spec Ops?

    You won't get any rough field landings with those floats. Floats for a Beaver run between $50,000-150,000, just imagine how much these will cost! Plus the plane will likely be an absolute pig in the air. Meanwhile the Japanese:
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Potential for the reactor segment to be built elsewhere and shipped to Australia. Refuelling could be done in the US.
  9. Colin Parkinson

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    It would look a lot like Sweden
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    Best Base/Training Area for Tanks/Combined Arms

    To be fair to the 15th FD band, they used to take pride in fielding a full gun crew and one gun was the "Band gun".
  11. Colin Parkinson

    Best Base/Training Area for Tanks/Combined Arms

    I take your pipe band and raise you the Artillery Band!
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Meanwhile the US in Pearl are upgrading the infrastructure to support a modern submarine force. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/us-navy-hasnt-had-new-submarine-repair-facility-world-war-ii-until-now-185452
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Enjoy your new country Mr Taliban, it may be harder to govern, then to overthrow https://kualalumpurpost.net/taliban-seizes-us12m-from-ex-officials-as-cash-crunch-hits-afghanistan/?fbclid=IwAR26-wcn0HOUq8wFcuwJ4QakrvXRWRfv1s99yVdufk3i50_PYI3Chbuj7Lc
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Open source news article https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-15/allied-naval-united-states-biden-australia-nuclear-submarines/100465628
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    Best Base/Training Area for Tanks/Combined Arms

    You are correct, thanks. Fish Lake, bear creek, Beaver Valley, rather common names in Canada :)
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