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  1. Thread: For Scale

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    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is...

    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is that they can land on water and tarmac/concrete. This firefighting amphibian unfortunately, for whatever reason, didn't lower it's gear before...
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    Fake?! Does anyone know what part of the world this...

    Does anyone know what part of the world this "Kenedy Gentleman" is based?
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    Thanks for the all replies chaps. Are these...

    Thanks for the all replies chaps.

    Are these badges that I have something that the service person would be expected to buy as a "private purchase" because they were/are in addition to issued kit?...
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    eBay "freeze ups"

    I wondered how many other people here have instances of quietly minding your own business, browsing eBay, and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, and without warning, your whole dam computer...
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    I thought that it was based on a true storey....

    I thought that it was based on a true storey. According to Wikipedia it was "inspired" by a true storey.

    Saving Private Ryan - Wikipedia
  6. Interesting WW2 US Navy Carrier film.

    Some interesting images here.

    With regards to the commentary, please bear in mind the context of when this archive film was made, i.e. the world was in the midst of "total war".

    AIRCRAFT...
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    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot...

    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot of damage to a person or animal at close range. One can only speculate on what damage a Bira gun could do at close range?
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    Thank-you

    Thank-you
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    Does your pair have any sort of "official...

    Does your pair have any sort of "official marking" on them such as "US Army" or a stores number or any other marking, please?
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    Thank-you for that.

    Thank-you for that.
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    Firing the Nepalese Bira Gun

    One of the TV programmes which I watch when there isn't anything else worth looking at is "Pawn Stars" and yesterday they had a Nepalese Bira gun on the programme which someone had brought into the...
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    US Badge Identification

    I have these US badges which I assume to be for "dress uniforms" and could be "private purchase" items. I wondered if I could have some help identifying exactly what each badge is for, please, and...
  13. Thread: For Scale

    by Flying10uk
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    Isn't it practical for fire fighting flying boats...

    Isn't it practical for fire fighting flying boats to operate in Australia at the moment? Are there no lakes that currently have sufficient water in for this type of aircraft to operate in Australia...
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    If you didn't pay much for them it's no big deal...

    If you didn't pay much for them it's no big deal if they are not genuine because they still look like a decent pair of boots. If you did over pay for repro boots, it's no use crying over spilt milk,...
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    I did manage to buy myself a very nice Star Wars...

    I did manage to buy myself a very nice Star Wars magazine bag off eBay last year which could imply that I am a great Star Wars enthusiast/collector. Actually I am not, I had just happened to be...
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    I just wonder if they are reproduction or "made...

    I just wonder if they are reproduction or "made in the style of" boots because they look almost new. Surely if they were genuine military issue there would be some sort of military marking or...
  17. Thread: For Scale

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    As well as the news reports referring to the...

    As well as the news reports referring to the tragic loss of life and to the loss of property in Australia there has been some detailed news reports referring to the effect of the fires on Australian...
  18. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    One has to remember that certain things that...

    One has to remember that certain things that happened during WW2 are still covered by the UK Official Secrets Act and those most sensitive matters will be under a 100 year classification. In theory...
  19. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    If the claim is true whatever action was...

    If the claim is true whatever action was necessary would have been taken, I am sure, to ensure that the Germans were not aware that Enigma material had been seized at Dieppe, even if that meant not...
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    It looks like others have also had some problems...

    It looks like others have also had some problems when trying to make a transit from these drawings too. These drawings don't look too bad to me and I have had to work from worse drawings occasionally...
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    D.S. Solutions, John, I think his name is, yes...

    D.S. Solutions, John, I think his name is, yes he's a good chap. If there is a delay I expect that he is away or unavailable for some other reason.
  22. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    According to the claim in the documentary it was...

    According to the claim in the documentary it was British Commandos who were tasked with attempting to "seize" the Enigma material during the Dieppe Raid and a number of attempts, according to the...
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    Why not post a few pics, please? In the UK you...

    Why not post a few pics, please? In the UK you can pay 10 for a single Alice ammo pouch if good or NOS and genuine.
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    Jim, what was the "protocol" when using the...

    Jim, what was the "protocol" when using the aiming sticks and a "live" rifle or a "D.P." for that matter? I'm assuming that the instructor handed the student the rifle after the instructor had...
  25. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    I didn't personally take part in the Dieppe Raid,...

    I didn't personally take part in the Dieppe Raid, during WW2, myself nor was I present in Dieppe during the "Dieppe Raid" to witness events unfold.

    I do know that certain claims have been made, in...
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