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    L14A1 Carl Gustav 84mm Anti Tank

    Does anyone have any accurate drawings of the L14A1 including the measurements please?
    Just a hope!

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    Let me guess...you miss humping it and need to build one for morning PT?
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    Jim how right you are. Its for use in a distance museum diaramma if that makes sense. The L14A1 is not one that MOD have deactivated on their lists for provision to museums so we are on this road. I hope its easily achievable with the correct dimensions from drawings.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    What you can't buy one from the shady sales blokes Mersey-side?

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    Takes me back to my Super Grunt days, on exercise, no sleep for a few days and heading for a new OP in extremley wet and dark weather.

    Well we finally got to our spot, started to point out firing and observation positions for the section........all dead on their feet, when I realised we were one short.
    Got the lads sorted and headed back down the mountain looking for the lost sheep, up to a small ridgeline and there, silhouetted against the sky, was this Charlie Gutsake, barrel in the mud and marking the spot where the missing lamb had fallen.
    I must admit, that I was nearly dead myself, but by the time I herded the lost one back to our possie, lugging that bloody gun on my shoulder, was the deciding factor in my switching corps back to RAEME.


    Well thats interesting, just went to edit out the double 'new' in the first sentence.......not there to edit, so this system likes to add random words.....yeah.
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    PaulS,
    Do tell who are they? If they have one at the right price and with a DEAC certificate that will do me and save me countless hours trying to flute a venturi from a piece of plastic pipe, and thats just one hurdle to overcome.
    I have the proper forward hand grip from that site, as it would appear someone bought bucket loads of spares from some MOD bin sale, and thats the starter kit nothing else currently.
    Looking forward to building a realistic model actually if we can't find one at a reasonable price

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    Yes not very forgiving in weight or design especially on the ransom 10 miler or parachuting with the bitch. Did it once never again
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    Here you go, cuddling the tube!!
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    I gather the weight of that piece of equipment would have put extra strain on your body when the chute deployed.

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    The old one put extra strain on everything. We took a new one into service that was slightly shorter and fiber construction, had a carry handle so it was a bit better... Still, too late for me. I carried the old one my share.
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    Cinders,
    Yes, it was deemed that the weight was slightly heavier than other traditional containers worn by paratroopers, and therefore on Op jumps you never got the added 200 x 7.62 rounds to carry for the Platoon GPMG or the odd 2" mortar rounds.
    I can reflect on the one and only time I got stuffed to jump with the Charlie G on a major BAOR exercise to impress the Russians who watched closedly what 16 PARA Brigade could bring to any future war, and clearly remember the "severe" tug on the lower part of the harness as I dropped it on the 15 ' rope, and can vaguely remember as the rope went taught, it flicked a fairly sensitve part of my anatomy through my lightweights and brought tears to my eyes for several minutes

    Just an added bit of news off the press.......................PEGASUS is returning on the 30th November this year as the old original wartime insignia for the Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces, replacing insignia worn on the arm currently, which is the screaming budgie which thankfully dissapears into history where it should have gone years ago, when Gen Mike Jackson had a brain fart and used it from an SF unit based in Scotland!!

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