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  1. Thread: Arnhem

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    The other interesting things in the photo of him...

    The other interesting things in the photo of him waking down the street in Arnhem, is the fact he's wearing a RAC dropped holster, as well as it highlighting the special Para version of the...
  2. Thread: Arnhem

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    Maybe more likely to have been Op Varsity rather...

    Maybe more likely to have been Op Varsity rather than Market Garden IMHO, if it indeed happened at all before VE Day?
  3. Thread: Arnhem

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    Not ever heard that.........and I'd be astonished...

    Not ever heard that.........and I'd be astonished if it were true, as given that virtually none of the kit taken in, came out, they would have been captured by the Germans.

    Some of them went in...
  4. Thread: Arnhem

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    They are Sten Mk.V's. Pretty much all of the...

    They are Sten Mk.V's.
    Pretty much all of the Sten's issued to 1st AB Div for OP Market Garden were the new Mk.V version.
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    But the tunic and smock material and the buttons...

    But the tunic and smock material and the buttons are all reproduced and have been for many years now.

    I've been collecting German/UK/US militaria for 30+ years and I've never seen anything other...
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    The stamp is 1944 to my eyes...... Which would...

    The stamp is 1944 to my eyes......

    Which would be more explainable as the SS Oak A pattern HBT material its made out of didn't exist in 1941.

    However, my gut feeling the holster is not original...
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    The world gained another airworthy Bf109 only...

    The world gained another airworthy Bf109 only last month, when Mid West Aero in Danville, IL finished the long restoration to airworthy of Bf109G-6 Wr.Nr 410077 which had been recovered largely...
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    There are also reports/rumours that Wayne Dawson...

    There are also reports/rumours that Wayne Dawson has the remains of Bf109 G-2 that was recovered from a crash site in Russia, in storage somewhere in New South Wales.
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    Its not a real 109, its a mock up replica, and a...

    Its not a real 109, its a mock up replica, and a poor one at that.

    However, the genuine Bf109G that is on display in the Australian War Memorial Museum in Canberra is very special, in that its the...
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    Lack of bounce-ability in old age, is largely why...

    Lack of bounce-ability in old age, is largely why I hung up my skid lid for good 5 years ago.......:surrender:
  11. The Anderson my grandfather built in their back...

    The Anderson my grandfather built in their back garden was still there when I was a kid in the 1960's...or rather, the bottom half of it was.

    My Mum, her older sister and their younger brother...
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    I don't think it saw post war service, as was in...

    I don't think it saw post war service, as was in storage from 1945 until being sold surplus along with thousands of other ex-WD bikes in 1948-9.
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    And during WW2, Jeeps were classified as...

    And during WW2, Jeeps were classified as motorcars with a M prefix number, as trucks were Z prefix, lorries were L prefix, ambulances were A prefix and motorcycles were C prefix.

    My BSA WDM20...
  14. Thread: Ducatista's

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    :cool::thup::wave: I can just about see a...

    :cool::thup::wave:

    I can just about see a couple of trellis frames down the line, so there were a couple of Monster's there at least :beerchug:

    I still hugely miss my Monster 750.....:crying:
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    By D-Day, there were only two squadrons of radial...

    By D-Day, there were only two squadrons of radial engine Lanc Mk.II's left in RAF service.
    Although remarkably, a few MkII's actually survived as flying test beds until 1950.....

    It was...
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    Lincoln, as you can see the wider deep...

    Lincoln, as you can see the wider deep semi-circular shaped nacelles for the Griffon engines quite clearly.
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    I think that stems from the fact that its...

    I think that stems from the fact that its generally accepted that about 10% of all butt production was non-standard length, so that's Bantam, Short & Long accounted for 10%, so *if* that 10% was...
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    Five types if you include 9mm ammo for pistols as...

    Five types if you include 9mm ammo for pistols as well as .50 cal....and maybe six if including .338 for sniper use?

    Beats even WW2 which had four with .45ACP, .30 cal carbine, 30-06 and .50 cal.
  19. Most of his fleet was originally built in the...

    Most of his fleet was originally built in the Ukraine shipyards in Mykolaiv, and he's already lost his Black Sea Fleet flagship to the very people that built it, and they'd be delighted to have an...
  20. Absolutely, and I think the Russian behavior and...

    Absolutely, and I think the Russian behavior and wanton destructions and murdering of civilians has likely hardened even some of the Russian speaking Ukrainian's to be now against the Russians and...
  21. Back in beginning of Feb on another forum, I...

    Back in beginning of Feb on another forum, I posted this map, which I said I think this is probably their target to occupy. I thought they would strike a pincer from Crimea in the south and up the...
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    I've flown in a B-25, and it made even more...

    I've flown in a B-25, and it made even more astonished that they managed to fly all those B-25's off a carrier in less than ideal weather conditions.....
  23. It was an old ship as well, from launch date to...

    It was an old ship as well, from launch date to sinking, it was only 1 year younger than the Belgrano was at the time of its sinking in the Falklands War....:eek:

    Although the Moskva spent nearly...
  24. Very likely.

    Very likely.
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    Yes, a scoped 4T won't fit in the felt rifle drop...

    Yes, a scoped 4T won't fit in the felt rifle drop valise.
    I used to have a moth eaten one decades ago, and sold it along with all my militaria collection a long time ago. Its very rare to find one...
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