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  1. 37 litre GRIFFON Spitfire Mk.18 | Hangar10 -...

    37 litre GRIFFON Spitfire Mk.18 | Hangar10 - YouTube
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    Similar to the M16 extended mag thread that we...

    Similar to the M16 extended mag thread that we had recently.

    I would say a soldered joint, as the link suggests, but I don't think that it would be very strong if it was just a "butt joint". To be...
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    I do have some more modern 1950's examples (UK...

    I do have some more modern 1950's examples (UK made) of these mess tins that we used for camping in the 1970's 80's. They were just our normal cooking utensils for camping.
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    Mystery Pouch?

    I have this mystery pouch that came from a UK dealer. It looks, to me, that it may be Yugoslav but there are no divisions for holding mags and no sign of them ever being present and so I don't...
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    Interesting US & British films

    Employment of Heavy Machine Guns in the Attack - 1944 - YouTube
    Heavy Machine Guns In Action (1941) - YouTube
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    Home Guard WW2 use of P14 rifle

    Home Guard Bisley (1940) - YouTube
    The P14 Rifle Explained - 1940 - YouTube
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    Jim, if your mess tins are of Canadian...

    Jim, if your mess tins are of Canadian manufacture, I wondered if it would be possible to post a photo of the markings, please?
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    Airport security 1930's style.

    Airport security 1930's style.
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    I assume that you realise that "HANNO" is the...

    I assume that you realise that "HANNO" is the name of this particular aircraft.
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    How much bigger, roughly, was the original WW2...

    How much bigger, roughly, was the original WW2 Bletchley Park code braking site than is open to the public today, please? To put it another way, how much of the original site has been lost to other...
  11. Thread: SA80

    by Flying10uk
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    If we were to draw up a table of the most...

    If we were to draw up a table of the most expensive service rifles ever to be issued in military history where would the SA80 sit on that table considering the amount of money that has been spent on...
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    Not just any old Mess Tins

    These British mess tins were given to my father in the late 1940's by a friend of the family who had served, for the whole of WW2, in the British army, from the start of WW2 until the end. I don't...
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    The Auxiliary Unit underground hide normally had...

    The Auxiliary Unit underground hide normally had a escape tunnel/2nd exit in order to evacuate the hide in an emergency.

    Operational Bases of Britains Secret Underground Army - The Auxiliary...
  14. Thread: SA80

    by Flying10uk
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    SA80

    SA80 Rifle: Want To Know All Of The Gen?

    Trying out the British Armys new assault rifle - YouTube
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    My father's first job in 1949, at the age of 15,...

    My father's first job in 1949, at the age of 15, was working on an Essex farm. While working there, in 1949, he found a very heavy steel trap door which was very securely locked by 2 large padlocks...
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    Some of the pill-boxes that line certain...

    Some of the pill-boxes that line certain stretches of the river Thames appear to have unusually thin walls. I don't profess to be any sort of expert in the design of pill-boxes but the few that I...
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    The Muckleburgh Military Collection have quite a...

    The Muckleburgh Military Collection have quite a reasonable and interesting collection of small arms, even in the canteen. Before anyone gets too excited, captions in the display cases state that all...
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    Rapier tracked launch vehicle

    The following information is my understanding from the information board for this vehicle at the Muckleburgh Military Collection, North Norfolk.

    This interesting vehicle was originally intended...
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    I do believe that I have seen a roll offered for...

    I do believe that I have seen a roll offered for sale, similar to what is shown in picture 1, but described as something other than an "armourer's roll". I do get the impression that some people have...
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    Was the 81mm mortar a completely new design when...

    Was the 81mm mortar a completely new design when it first entered service or was it developed from another mortar, please?
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    Iraqi Tri-Folding Entrenching Tool

    Another interesting item that I spotted in a display case at The Muckleburgh Military Collection, last week, is this Iraqi army tri-foldinding entrenching tool, captured during the first Gulf war in...
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    The first 4 pics are of the same Pill-Box and...

    The first 4 pics are of the same Pill-Box and this ones seems a little unusual in that it appears to be 2 "grafted together" which I haven't seen before. It has also been half protected by earth...
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    Unusual Knife/Blade

    I noticed this very wide bladed knife in a display case at the Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Norfolk. All that I know about it is what is stated on it's caption. I don't recall seeing a...
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    Norfolk Pill-Boxes

    On a recent trip to north Norfolk I got distracted by these WW2 Pill-Boxes. It would seem that some are of just concrete construction while other examples are of brick and concrete. The Pill-Box in...
  25. Thread: War movies

    by Flying10uk
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    I'm not sure that it is possible to have a "War...

    I'm not sure that it is possible to have a "War Movie" set before the war has actually begun unless the movie continues into the beginning of hostilities, of-course.

    However, The Dam-Busters Film,...
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