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    Russian Afvs

    This is interesting both the way the aircraft loads and the way they can alter the track geometry
  2. How much did politics and funding play a part in naming conventions? Even if something is brand new, labelling it an upgrade may allow funding as opposed to a bigger harder process to get funding for a "new AFV".
  3. Canada built HF direction finding units in Newfoundland. The stations would report the bearing they picked it up on, then a Convoy plotting room would take the bearings from a couple of stations and plot it, sending out coded signals to convoys in the area so they could alter to avoid the subs. I read a report that the smaller ships like corvettes had a hard time DFing signals as the rolled to much, creating to much uncertainty in the bearing. If a good bearing was had on a sub nearby by a frigate or destroyer would run down that bearing to force the sub under. Corvette would do it, but struggled to catch up to the convoy that had altered course and increased speed.
  4. and for the Navy guys, Jean Barts, AA armament
  5. Arras, never seen this picture before
  6. Awesome collection of images, including WWI https://imagesdefense.gouv.fr/fr/catalogsearch/result/index/?avec_visuel=1&p=3&q=tank https://imagesdefense.gouv.fr/fr/tournai-libere-villers-bretonneux-reconquis-tanks-allemands-14-juillet-a-mayence.html
  7. Well Merry Christmas you gnarly lot, may good fortune follow you and your loved ones. We got a white Christmas this year which is a nice change!
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    Ajax Issues

    I doubt a mechanized unit could operate behind enemy lines against a peer/near peer army these days without being spotted early on.
  9. What do Hillary Clinton and kamela Harris have in common? They both wake up asking: "Is the old goat dead yet?"
  10. Colin

    Ajax Issues

    I seem to recall a report saying the first 100 hulls are out of spec and have quality control issues. That may be the source of the excessive vibration.
  11. A film about Neptunes in RCAF service https://www.nfb.ca/film/neptune-mission/
  12. Our Healthcare is very expensive if your not covered, a lot to do with the higher wages paid.
  13. We should have bought Merlins, but keep in mind these are not S-92's, these have folding tails which vastly complicates the design. They are replacing the parts right now with the same part to get them flying, but will work out a new design to prevent the problem in the future. This is the harder and more expensive fix https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/scope-and-cost-of-software-fix-to-naval-helicopters-expected-in-spring-2022-1.5703716
  14. this? https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2016/IMEM/18727_Struyve.pdf
  15. We would keep them this long and then try to upgrade to 1990's standards in 2025, while debating a replacement.
  16. or as Ed Nash surmises they restart the process, therefore pushing the deal down the road another 5 years.
  17. British North America extended down into Oregon to the Columbia River, given up during treaty negotiations.
  18. The "Wet Coast" has been living up to it's name. Vancouver has been cut off by road and rail from the rest of Canada for pretty much all of the last two weeks, still a lot of rain coming. This is the road I take to one of my gun clubs, the club also got completely flooded.
  19. Canada leased Mi-17 for Afghanistan, they performed well. I would not be sad if we replaced our Griffons with Mi-17's
  20. Dang, wish I had a chance to meet him
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