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  1. Thread: SA80

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    Brian, That is clearly the point of this thread....

    Brian,
    That is clearly the point of this thread. It shows the SA80 to be an "incompetent" weapon on all counts as far as an operational weapons system is based.
    The HK416 or revised M16 would have...
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    We were always told in the PARA's to conserve...

    We were always told in the PARA's to conserve water because what you carried was it!! and the time it took to boil water.
    Would you believe many British soldiers and units never realised that when...
  3. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

    On this day in 1805, HMS Victory, Admiral Horation Nelson's flagship, started a five of the most decisive hours in Maritime history as his small fleet took on the French and Spanish coalition of...
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    Here's the map of the site currently.

    Here's the map of the site currently.
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    Probably a lot more to come out when "they" feel...

    Probably a lot more to come out when "they" feel its right to disclose it ;);)
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    SOE - BRITISH SECRET INTELLIGENCE WW2

    Thought members might be interested in this short film

    British Secret intelligence of WW2 (Full Documentary) - YouTube
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    Jim, Yes as I see it in the bits shown

    Jim,
    Yes as I see it in the bits shown
  8. Thread: SA80

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    You will NEVER see a Regiment guy with an SA80,...

    You will NEVER see a Regiment guy with an SA80, and in that I don't mean attached Arms.
  9. Thread: SA80

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    You can fit the best sight in the world to that...

    You can fit the best sight in the world to that weapon system, and it won't change a thing. Thats what they are currently doing, most of the sights cost more than the gun!!
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    John, First class then, was simply......you were...

    John,
    First class then, was simply......you were in front of the engines ha ha!! Typical British Airways!
    Interesting to see the Royal Naval Ensign flying ex RN pilot perhaps or more behind the...
  11. Thread: SA80

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    In answer to that it is at the pinnacle of ANY...

    In answer to that it is at the pinnacle of ANY graph and one of the worst mistake Royal Ordnance have EVER made.
    It should have been held off until is was ready, instead of withdrawing the BEST...
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    Its a massive site now, if you can imagine a...

    Its a massive site now, if you can imagine a grand manor house next to a lake, surrounded by numerous brick built WW2 building with wooden floors and no heating thats the one side of life which will...
  13. Thread: SA80

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    As Peter and others will know the Pullpup in the...

    As Peter and others will know the Pullpup in the lates 50's drove this rifle into service when the SLR should have remained in service until everything was ironed out, and possibly into the late 90's...
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    BLETCHLEY PARK

    Went yesterday to Bletchley Park, which was always on my bucket list. This is where all the codes and cyphers were cracked by some brilliant men and women during WW2.
    Some of the most crucial...
  15. Thread: SA80

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    Rhymes with rollocks! People will always say the...

    Rhymes with rollocks! People will always say the SA80 is better regardless, but someone will have to convince me its better than anybody elses weapons systems "out there" as the last speaker...
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    The reason I raise it again I was watching the TV...

    The reason I raise it again I was watching the TV the other night, BBC1 I think and one was uncovered in pretty good nick, and the main access was from a main road and the removable door was a...
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    I know I have mentioned it before on here, but of...

    I know I have mentioned it before on here, but of course these reminders of WW2 are in view..............I wonder how many "bunkers" that are still full of arms to provide covert operations had we...
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    Yes ALL weapons in their possession including...

    Yes ALL weapons in their possession including artillery are spiked in accordance with Firearms policy nationally, but I am sure there will be some pieces through logistics and cost have slipped...
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    UK Policy I'm afraid. All our weapons in our...

    UK Policy I'm afraid. All our weapons in our museum at IWM Duxford are ALL deactivated and rightly so IMHO.
    They are behind armoured glass but it is to only way to go when all they are really are...
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    Nothing amazes me anymore, when I see brand new...

    Nothing amazes me anymore, when I see brand new kit sold off even today at rock bottom prices to whoever wants it.........................MOD should be held accountable for all this waste of tax...
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    Thats how the market is currently.............I...

    Thats how the market is currently.............I bet they sell at that too!
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    Nice to know people all round the world rate our...

    Nice to know people all round the world rate our SF so highly that they think it would command a higher price when mentioned..................well we know we have the best, who spend much of their...
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    M&S Ltd M/G 1942................well Marks &...

    M&S Ltd M/G 1942................well Marks & Spencers were very active during WW2 serving all three services.
    Looks to me like a heavy machine gun parts wallet for a trained technician, with all...
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    Strange when you remember blokes being nicked by...

    Strange when you remember blokes being nicked by RMP who found naughty magazines in those mortar tube boxes as well as down the wombat barrels coming back from NATO exercises in Denmark.........of...
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    Remember these little beauties which we all had...

    Remember these little beauties which we all had to hoof around???
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