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    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    AMX-30 BRDM Marder ZSU-23-4
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    CANFORGEN 168/18 (aka PATCHFORGEN) [Merged]

    $9!! No thanks.  When they want me to wear it, they'll get around to issuing it.
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    New Army Dress regulations unveiled

    So it would seem.  So, I too will be keeping my old style shirts as long as possible.
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    New Army Dress regulations unveiled

    For the various qual/skill badges that will come about....    Agreed. Div/Bde patches are to be issued.  But then, does anyone (outside the Good Idea Fairy Office) really want Div and/or Bde patches anyway?
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    New Army Dress regulations unveiled

    Yay.  Another "squirrel" to distract away from the larger failings of our procurement system.  Can't deliver vehicles on time.  Can't buy (new) fighters.  Can't buy (good) boots.    Etc. Etc. But hey, here are some nifty velcro garrison badges.  See! The system works. But then again, I...
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    The Great Gun Control Debate

    Quite correct. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    The Great Gun Control Debate

    That's my take on it in general.  Full text of the bill is here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=8177232 Non-Restricted and Restricted classes would be gone. Replaced by "Hunting" and "Circumscribed". Circumscribed is effectively Restricted...
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    lav-105 105mm tank brass shell casing for sale

    It was not built on the Gen-III LAV platform.  The LAV-105 vehicle in the photo was built on a modified USMC LAV-25 chassis, originally built by Diesel Division General Motors. (And which, after being sold by GM, became General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada.  Not General Dynamics Canada, the...
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    lav-105 105mm tank brass shell casing for sale

    I remember the original trials with the LPT turret, which turned into the MGS eventually. The USMC LAV-AG was an entirely US project which wound up cancelled with a few prototype vehicles built.
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    lav-105 105mm tank brass shell casing for sale

    It's a little surprising to see Canadian base markings on a shell casing used in a US funded development test activity, especially when conducted in the USA. 
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    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    On an old Judas Priest kick lately.  Updated my catalog with downloads of some of their 1970's albums I last had (ok, still have) on cassette. I'd forgotten how solid Stained Class is.  Halford did a pretty mean live version of the title track with his solo band. New album and tour in the...
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    In service Photos with CFR

    I have some with the ARVL at work.  All before the time of digital cameras so I'll have to dust off the scanner. 
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    Word association (just for fun)

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    Is the LAV 3 amphibious?

    The Marines don't have Strykers. And Strykers don't swim.
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    Things to do in Australia ?

    I lived there for a while a few years back.  Not in Sydney, but I spent a fair bit of time there. Dirt Digger covered it off pretty well, but a couple of other ideas: Fort Denison - The small island in harbour with the Martello Tower.  The ferry runs there from Circular Quay. If you can get...