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  1. Colin Parkinson

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    Hmmm, while I don't think they shoot at USN ships, they will shoot at any fishing vessel or other vessels including other Coast Guards trying to protect vessels carrying their flags in contested waters...
  2. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Must be a lot of fun for the crew to be the ones "Writing the book" on procedures for the entire class of vessels, not something everyone gets to do in their career. I suspect morale is quite high onboard.
  3. Colin Parkinson

    Goodbye, Michael Jones, the man who gave the power of maps in our hands

    I can remember the first time I used Google Earth, I was utterly blown away, the ability to see anywhere on earth in detail. Free to use. There had never been anything like it before, it revolutionized my work, the way I get around, it affects everyone on the planet whether they know or not. All...
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Singaporean Armoured Corps Training Centre

    They also have a Discovery centre where school kids learn about their upcoming duties under national Service https://www.sdc.com.sg/about/story. It's quite impressive and would shock many of the educators here for it's nationalistic and military messaging. I know several ex-Singaporean Army...
  5. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I think i recall a picture recently with a Cyclone hovering near the HDW?
  6. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I do agree somewhat, but these ships will also be assigned to duties outside of the Arctic. In a perfect world the navy would have a smaller helicopter to supplement the Cyclone, similar to the UK's "AW159 Lynx Wildcat" with a modular setup to allow some ASW, transport, ice recce, vertical...
  7. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    CCG uses a telescoping Hanger to accommodate their helicopters
  8. Colin Parkinson

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    I have a Portuguese made one, the righthand side of the safety snapped off, thanks to a bad casting. I fondled the Turkish ones, they are very nicely done. However both the Glock and the M17 are better all round pistols than the BHP, which has a design flaw that limits the life of the frame, not...
  9. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    They built a helicopter hanger that won't fit the only Marine helicopter they have?
  10. Colin Parkinson

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    Maybe for local defense of their support troop or a hold over from the recce with Ferrets, Lynxs and Jeeps, in which case the 84mm would be the only anti-armour they had.
  11. Colin Parkinson

    Format of Memos

    With every new Minister it's likley memo format and fonts will change, if your writing memo's for Cabinet or your Minister/DM, be prepared to change memo formats often. Same with Briefing Notes, I keep drafts of memo's and BN to reuse as situation change or the peons between you and the Minister...
  12. Colin Parkinson

    British Military Current Events

    or "whom" she accessed.
  13. Colin Parkinson

    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    He is quite ready to use that standard against anyone else
  14. Colin Parkinson

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Meanwhile back at the Shipyard https://twitter.com/i/topics/news/e-90976504?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email
  15. Colin Parkinson

    Cold Storage in Norway

    The coastal highway they are building is staggering in it's engineering and vision https://www.vegvesen.no/en/roads/Roads+and+bridges/Road+projects/e39coastalhighwayroute
  16. Colin Parkinson

    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Frankly I think he would do an excellent job, his wife not so much. Of course the irony of it would be interesting.
  17. Colin Parkinson

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    It would certainly be politically perfect for them, lot`s of political capital, with minimal actual costs.
  18. Colin Parkinson

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    the Criteria being "How much money are you willing to spend in Canada?"
  19. Colin Parkinson

    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Likely we buy the used Sōryū class,
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