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  1. NavyShooter

    Parade Night

    Yes. Definitely.
  2. NavyShooter

    Parade Night

    I'll suggest the following: Long pants (not ripped/torn) Collared shirt Practical shoes Bring a set of PT gear (Shirt/shorts/runners) in case they have you doing PT. Bring a pen/pencil/notebook. Do not leave without a means to contact your immediate supervisor - phone/email/facebook/etc.
  3. NavyShooter

    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    In the back of my mind, I ponder whether or not they should have gone with the Boeing X-32...it was certainly an uglier aircraft, but I suspect that the Boeing version of the X-plane would have seen less 'creep' in costs.
  4. NavyShooter

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    A bolt-on capability? Neat. Problem with that concept is that Canada would buy from the Lowest Compliant Bidder, and we wouldn't actually buy all of the possible upgrade options. Kind of like buying a SOPMOD M-4 kit with just the rifle and magazine - who needs an optic or a NV system?
  5. NavyShooter

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Summary time - from what I can see: We don't have enough troops. Guns are old and getting older, soon to be unsafe to fire Facilities are not suitable for bigger new guns and gear (both armouries and ranges) Overall mission and capability is not well defined. Ancillary skills/tasks such as AD...
  6. NavyShooter

    Montreal police ticket veteran bagpiper for carrying traditional knife

    I'd have suggested having a gathering of the pipes outside the courthouse, and have a couple of hundred pipers playing a few tunes while the court was in session...I'd imagine that the echo could be heard even indoors when you've got that level of support. :)
  7. NavyShooter

    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    From a practical perspective, ITAR is such a pain that the entire HCM/FELEX project bought everything but the software from overseas to avoid dealing with it.
  8. NavyShooter

    Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)

    I've got an a$$hole neighbour that's a real-estate agent. I should hook him up.
  9. NavyShooter

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Doing a pyro demonstration on the ship, I had a young AB take the 37mm flare gun and point it at my chest from a distance of less than 3 feet. When I had to re-do the pyro demo lecture a few weeks later, I wore a set of body armour. (no plates) The Sea Training Staff were there for both...
  10. NavyShooter

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    I specifically built a dedicated .22 LR upper receiver for my AR. I took a proper 1/16 twist barrel, mated it with a Ceiner .22 kit (which I found worked better than the old Colt style kits) and when I was seriously competing in service rifle, I'd shoot about 5000 rounds a year through it in...
  11. NavyShooter

    US Navy Woes

    Unless we boost the ISSC type maintenance (In Service Support Contract), which from what I've seen is actually more responsive than FMF work on the East coast. The way FMF runs their 'business', this is likely to happen sooner rather than later anyhow IMO. I saw a job that had the riggers...
  12. NavyShooter

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    You mean one of these: The C-7 Family of Weapons was conceived with a C-10 rifle as well - a .22 caliber version of the C-7. It was to be both a trainer, and a replacement for the Cadet rifle C No7 and the .22 conversion for the FN C1. The problem was, that at about the same time as the...
  13. NavyShooter

    US Navy Woes

    There is just enough space for a Halifax Class ship to be tied up in front of NRHQ in QC. I cannot speak for the depth, but a dredge could probably help things along if needed. I would suggest that this is an idea with some merit - and would give an opportunity to 'show off' the fleet a...
  14. NavyShooter

    US Navy Woes

    This. All of this. The boots on the deckplates are, from everything I've heard, being worn past the sole and into the sock. The deck plates are cracking, and the millions worth of plate steel that ISI gave back to the RCN following the MLR that they didn't have time/money to install is now...
  15. NavyShooter

    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    That's quite succinct - a better way to express it than what I'd been thinking. My son was asking me about this yesterday. My basic thoughts - Afghanistan was a breeding ground for terrorists when under the control of the Taliban. That breeding ground generated some of the terrorists that...
  16. NavyShooter

    Unrest in Haiti, Again

    Country gets bailed out. Country goes to hell. Country gets bailed out. Country goes to hell. I wish it wasn't such a terrible repetitive cycle...the folks that live there have got to be just...well...tired of it all.
  17. NavyShooter

    Unrest in Haiti, Again

    Again, or still?
  18. NavyShooter

    educate me please on navy guns

    When we were in Libya, we had the old CCS, not CMS, so we still had the STIR instead of CEROS. There was an offline program that the SWC got from the Warfare Center and it was used to target a grid square reference, rather than a locked on or illuminated target. I don't recall the exact...
  19. NavyShooter

    educate me please on navy guns

    I was on CHA during OP MOBILE - I worked with our SWC on a bunch of info for NGFS. It was not anything we employed, but we put a lot of effort into it. The 57mm on the Halifax Class has a rate of fire of about 220 rounds a minute, with 120 rounds on the mount. It can fire 40 round bursts...
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