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About schliesser92

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  • Birthday 06/16/1950

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  1. Weren.t the springs on the Bren mags weaker than the SLR mags? We were taught that we could use SLR mags on the L4, but NEVER vice versa, as they were designed as a gravity feed, and thus not as strong as SLR mag springs. As for the pouch issue , never noticed any problems. As a technician, I was supposed to carry an SMG, and there was a stowage issue with their magazines! As it was, whilst in NI, I preferred to trust my life to an SLR.
  2. Could that be a Horch? It looks very unlike the MB 170V saloon shown above.
  3. That looks like a 1st Infantry Division tac sign, with an RA one with the "6" on it on the other side. The Jeep next to it looks like R Signals.
  4. I rather liked the Estonian one on the same Youtube page.
  5. Some Mokes are available in the Caribbean and South of France as hire cars. Weren't they also used in the TV Series "The Prisoner" ?
  6. I'd say a locally-made armoured car for a bank (American Savings & Loan). Probably in Central America, where they had little respect for bank opening times!
  7. That's why it was used for interiors, because it was more restful for the eyes. As for radios being painted that colour, I don't think that they came out that way, and were probably locally repainted when the appropiate colour was unavailable. Most signals equipment, particularly in the radio-relay field was deep bronze green, with panels sometimes in other colours. ie SR C70 - light grey ACT1+4 No2 = grey casing with panels in a horrible shade of purple (hence the nickname Purple People Eater, why is another story!) TTVF 4/12 - grey casing (can't remember the panel colour) I see
  8. These were general service vehicles and were used for everything, especially on airfields. They were rarely fitted with cabins on GS chassis as boxbody versions were available, and used as command and control vehicles for fire/crash-rescue teams and as ambulances. Some GS vehicles were fitted with snowblowers, and there were also specialist fire tenders.
  9. I would suggest a standard NATO model, based on the US helmet. It were used by a considerable number of NATO countries. You'd have to look at manufacturers' details inside to get a good idea who used it.
  10. I must admit, for me it's going back some 37 years! How time flies! I'm aware that units rotating on Op Banner from UKLF or BAOR did some pre-NI training. Unfortunately, specialists (such as myself) were on detached duty and were thrown in at the deep end! I wasn't on Op Banner, my detachment was Op Northern Shot. This was the operation and (in my case) maintenance of a secure radio-relay link between Lisburn (HQNI) and Stranraer with a relay station at the rebro site on Divis Mountain. Ther was also a "spur" to Stormont Castle (office of the PUS for NI).As is usual in the mob, I was c
  11. No. I filched it off an ex-pats website in Gemany. But feel free to use it, I assume it wasn't an original piece of work on there either!
  12. Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It was shortly before Christmas when the FAA examiner arrived. In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all he reindeer. Santa got his logbook out and made sure all his paperwork was in order. The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear and Rudolph’s nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa’s weight and balance calculations for the sled’s enormous payload. Finally, they were ready for the checkride. Santa
  13. Warning. Anyone planning to dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are advised that a Risk Assessment will be required addressing the safety of an open sleigh for members of the public. This assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we would reque
  14. Certainly when I was in NI, what was the NITAT component wasn't involved in training, but was hard-core intelligence gathering. Maybe they were an offshoot of the UKLF/BAOR based organisation. Nothing like using existing organisations to muddy the waters. The NI component later became SOTAT. They certainly had priority tasking for E Troop (Girdwood Park) and access to Channel10. It was also at this time when we were stopped from talking to MI6 officers. There were security concerns, whereby Moscow and PIRA were getting assimilated information before London was.
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