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Recent content by Kirkhill

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    CH-146 Griffon

    No, I was thinking about a half remembered article from years back about early A400s. Course my memory plays tricks these days.
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Was there some discussion early on about the wash from the early models being so ugly you couldn't jump from them?
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Some rumours of extending the Herc fleet as well?
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    CH-146 Griffon

    Brits bumping up the size of their Chinook fleet https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/01/army-could-rush-new-rockets-ukraine-war-exposes-britains-date/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-rhr These will operate alongside the 25 "Commando" versions of the Merlin. The RAF also plans to...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    And Crimean SitRep 2 Russia maintains significant military reserves in Crimea Crimea Ukraine War with Russia Russia maintains significant reserves in the north of occupied Crimea to strengthen its groups fighting in Ukraine. During a briefing at the Military Media Center, Brigadier General...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Reported Russian troop movements in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia https://www.delfi.lv/news/arzemes/ukraina-krievija-atvelk-spekus-no-hersonai-preti-esosajam-pilsetam.d?id=54995786 https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/12/1/7378855/
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    And a Forbes report on the effect of hypothermia on the Russians https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/11/27/russian-soldiers-are-freezing-to-death-in-eastern-ukraine/?sh=4a1798bc4254 AEROSPACE & DEFENSE Russian Soldiers Are Freezing To Death In Eastern Ukraine David Axe Forbes Staff I...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Cute Ukrainian ad for NASAMS - Hall of the Mountain King
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Crimean SitRep from Politico https://www.politico.eu/article/crimea-annexation-russia-ukraine-war-volodymyr-zelenskyy-vladimir-putin/
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    CH-135 / UH-1N Twin Huey DHC-4 / CV-2 Caribou & DHC-5 / CV-7 Buffalo Canadian Aircraft and Mods in US Service....
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Mk19, Radio Shack UAV, 3 guys. Effective Direct Fire.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Ukrainian electrical system a lot more resilient than feared. For those of us that live, or have lived in BC, that have survived ice storms and hurricanes it shouldn't come as big a surprise as it might. Splicing lines, replacing poles and towers, swapping transformers..... routine maintenance.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Swedish systems manager volunteers for Ukrainian service - engaged as a systems manager The need for organizers.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    EW in the Ukrainian Context 240,000 EW targets identified. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3624707-ukraines-radio-engineering-forces-have-detected-over-240000-enemy-targets-since-beginning-of-war.html
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    That 20MCAD... did that include the salaries for the command and training staff as well as the actual Class A training hours? Or were those separate? 100 full time "organizers" (Regs and Classes B & C) at $100,000 per year (support and benefits) = 10 MCAD or half the budget.
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