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by GastonGlocker
21 Jan 2017, 01:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)
Replies: 23
Views: 16244
Location: United States of America

Re: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)

Lightning's thrust-to-weight ratio must have been phenomenal. It has an interesting look...and I am guessing was quite the ride: http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu2/NorthDakotaGlocker/7.jpg http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu2/NorthDakotaGlocker/8.jpg Long but interesting documentary on the ro...
by GastonGlocker
19 Sep 2016, 21:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1987
Views: 468189
Location: United States of America

Re: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

arfah wrote:British Army Cribs.

Featuring Argonaut.


Nice summary of the lineage

by GastonGlocker
18 Apr 2016, 15:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Sterling L2A3
Replies: 9
Views: 4949
Location: United States of America

Re: Sterling L2A3

Little J wrote:
SKB wrote:As used in Star Wars, recommended by Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia!


Although, stormtroopers couldn't hit a cows arse with one :D


The Imperial marksmanship program needs a revamp. Perhaps the stormtrooper helmet needs a redesign to allow a better cheekweld :mrgreen:
by GastonGlocker
18 Apr 2016, 00:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 278837
Location: United States of America

Re: Section infantry weapons

PBI combat weight through the ages. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/455089/20150820-FOI06779_The_Soldiers_Load.pdf Great read. The optimum weight seems to have been found years ago yet there also seems to be an increase these days (note the Milan crew overa...
by GastonGlocker
18 Apr 2016, 00:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Sterling L2A3
Replies: 9
Views: 4949
Location: United States of America

Sterling L2A3

The sterling Sterling MK4:

It seems to have been/is highly regarded, especially the magazine. In trials against the Uzi and others, it came out on top.



Disassembly:
by GastonGlocker
17 Apr 2016, 18:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 278837
Location: United States of America

Re: Section infantry weapons

From a US perspective: GWOT has benefitted 5.56 x 45. Despite it being what it is, it needed terminal improvement. We saw the MK 262 77 grain load used to good affect by SOCOM and the MK 318 adopted by the USMC. It starts with the platform. As the US moved away from 20 inch M16A2 to the M4 and M4A1,...
by GastonGlocker
16 Mar 2016, 00:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 278837
Location: United States of America

Re: Section infantry weapons

Impending doom :-( The UGL replaced the 51mm mortar and the 60mm was introduced as the UGL wasn't effective enough at lobbing compound walls. I'm indifferent about the minimi. Only used it once on exercise with blank. A pal of mine was once asked, "If you were in a firefight and you could have...
by GastonGlocker
13 Nov 2015, 15:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Shackleton
Replies: 8
Views: 5297
Location: United States of America

Re: Avro Shackleton

"Not so much an airplane as a thousand rivets flying in close formation." My father has a way with words about planes sometimes. :p . Elegantly put. It's a shame that all but 12 were decommissioned, only to have the 12 soldier on 19 more years. Seems more could have been kept. I imagine y...
by GastonGlocker
12 Nov 2015, 21:12
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Shackleton
Replies: 8
Views: 5297
Location: United States of America

Re: Avro Shackleton

bobp wrote:You have made a slight spelling mistake with the thread title. It should read Shackleton. Interesting video.

Roger. QC slipping.... Corrected.

Wish we could see some of the classics across the pond.
by GastonGlocker
12 Nov 2015, 20:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Shackleton
Replies: 8
Views: 5297
Location: United States of America

Avro Shackleton

The part about a requirement to catapult launch resulting in a strong floor design is interesting.

The Old Grey Lady

by GastonGlocker
12 Nov 2015, 01:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12984
Views: 3096665
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Guys have some very bad news. Mike Eagan (desertswo) passed away last night. He died in his sleep. Thoughts are with his family. He was a salty old sea dog with a lot of experience. I will miss his anecdotes. Fair winds and following seas, Mike. BZ Rest in peace Well said. He seemed very knowledgea...
by GastonGlocker
09 Nov 2015, 20:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Hawker Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 7547
Location: United States of America

Re: Hawker Hunter

It seems it is similar in performance to the F-86 Sabre with an edge to the Hunter for adapting to the future and the heavier cannon armament. I have to keep watching it operate in the mountains. Very impressed. It reminds me of what the F20 Tigershark could have been a generation later, in terms of...
by GastonGlocker
09 Nov 2015, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Hawker Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 7547
Location: United States of America

Hawker Hunter

Am intrigued by the Hunter. The quick change gun pack and ground attack in mountainous terrain scenes are very interesting. It seems it had all the ingredients for success:
by GastonGlocker
12 Oct 2015, 19:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier (1964-2010) (RAF)
Replies: 16
Views: 12036
Location: United States of America

Re: Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier (1964-2010) (RAF)

No front landing gear, no problem:

by GastonGlocker
10 Oct 2015, 01:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (RAF)
Replies: 14
Views: 10674
Location: United States of America

Re: de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (RAF)

Great footage on the 6 pounder. That looks to be a similar setup to the B25 with 75mm cannon for anti-shipping in the Pacific, though probably more agile/faster and the cannon a better rate of fire. Love the Mosquito
by GastonGlocker
01 Sep 2015, 03:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Vulcan
Replies: 71
Views: 37890
Location: United States of America

Re: Avro Vulcan

http://i.imgur.com/tpSqbuv.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4FOJAXe.jpg http://i.imgur.com/huHqkD4.jpg Blazing through the skies over RAF Lakenheath, the Avro Vulcan XH558 made one of its last flights in England. Scheduled to retire in September, the Avro Vulcan XH558 has been a symbol of history and nostalg...
by GastonGlocker
31 Jul 2015, 18:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?
Replies: 30
Views: 19302
Location: United States of America

Re: L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?

Great vid:
by GastonGlocker
16 Jul 2015, 00:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: TSR-2 (Cancelled Project)
Replies: 52
Views: 29030
Location: United States of America

Re: TSR-2 (RAF)

Very informative. Thank you.

Found this, apologies if covered elsewhere: http://www.tsr2.info/
by GastonGlocker
20 Jun 2015, 15:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: HM Forces General Service Vehicles
Replies: 83
Views: 41663
Location: United States of America

Re: HM Forces General Service Vehicles

Great thread! Thanks for the information. Glock on!
by GastonGlocker
14 Jun 2015, 23:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?
Replies: 30
Views: 19302
Location: United States of America

Re: L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?

Thank you gents for the great photos and feedback. Am curious if those of you who used both extensively, do you prefer the L85A1 or L1A1. I realize different philosophy of use but for GP use?

Nostalgic vid:
by GastonGlocker
09 Jun 2015, 02:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?
Replies: 30
Views: 19302
Location: United States of America

L1A1 - Any old timers to regale us?

Am curious of your experiences with the L1A1 (or is it SLR?):
- Optics used, if any.
- Disbursement in a squad- L1A1, Sterling? what else?
- Did it have a grenade launcher adaptor?
- Complaints
- Accolades

Thanks.
GG
by GastonGlocker
08 Jun 2015, 02:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)
Replies: 151
Views: 69759
Location: United States of America

Re: C130J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaUVhEaK_OE Video by the Royal Air Force Museum, documenting the history of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and its service with the RAF. Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Entered Iraq via HEMTT in 2004. Exited in 2005 via just completed strip on Speicher outside Tik...
by GastonGlocker
07 Jun 2015, 00:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Glock 17
Replies: 5
Views: 3553
Location: United States of America

Re: Glock 17

Tidy, I like it. Then again I prefer the Sig. Thanks for the feedback. Do you know if the Generation 4 G17’s used by the BA comes with the interchangeable backstraps with and without beavertail to fit end-user? Or is it “1 size fits all”? I have a few Gen 3 and Gen 4’s. With big hands, the beaverta...
by GastonGlocker
07 Jun 2015, 00:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Glock 17
Replies: 5
Views: 3553
Location: United States of America

Re: Glock 17

I've not heard anything from the BA so far. I did hear this week that a couple of different 9mm Glocks (can't recall exactly which models) are now the preferred handguns of SOCOM. Our SOCOM can carry what makes the most sense: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/groups/glock-owners-d186-us-socom-glocks....
by GastonGlocker
05 Jun 2015, 03:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Glock 17
Replies: 5
Views: 3553
Location: United States of America

Glock 17

Greetings from ND, USA. As our Beretta M9 continues to hang on as our "Big Army" sidearm of choice (or only choice) , some of us in the know look abroad longingly at the wise choice to go with the Glock 17. Am curious how it is being received and performing for you? Any consistent complain...

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