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The PIT
27th February 2003, 10:48
Doesn't say much for our MOD does it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Dr Mordrid
27th February 2003, 11:34
I remember seeing something about the UK's boots being a major problem way back in the Falklands conflict. Pity they haven't done anything about correcting it since :rolleyes:

Also: wasn't there a huge problem with the first version of the UK's standard issue riflle jamming and overheating when doing rapid fire?

Dr. Mordrid

RedRed
27th February 2003, 14:47
Yeah,

The boots are a standard issue, the same for all theaters, I heard.... pity that the Gulf and Falklands are such extremes of climates. Aparently the foot-rot caused by the boots in the falklands was not so much the boot, rather it was poor maintainence of the kit.... They are fine in Afghanistan - but a bit poor in Saudi....

The rifles jamming are a fact - but apparently its to do with cold weather and full auto..... (I dont know exactly).

The FN was a better rifle - as many men in South Armagh would testify.....:eek: pity it was over 6 feet long! :eek: Couldnt be used as an assualt rifle....
http://www.african-hunter.com/site/firearms/fnslrrifle_01.htm
RedRed

KvHagedorn
27th February 2003, 18:05
Hey, this is in the tradition that produced bright red uniforms for infantry, which were worn as they marched stoically into the teeth of gunfire. There is also the RAF who painted targets on their airplanes as a service to the enemy. :D ;)

mdhome
28th February 2003, 01:52
Originally posted by KvHagedorn
Hey, this is in the tradition that produced bright red uniforms for infantry, which were worn as they marched stoically into the teeth of gunfire. There is also the RAF who painted targets on their airplanes as a service to the enemy. :D ;)

LOL. I think that this is probably due to the fact the upper echelons of British society are in fact inbred incompetant morons. It's only because they have such a hold on society that prevents more able people from moving up.


Regards MD

GNEP
28th February 2003, 02:27
Yup. The SA80 is horrible. The SAS refuse to use them at all... but apparently a programme of "fixes" has been undertaken so that they all work this time...

mdhome
28th February 2003, 04:09
I believe the SA80 is being ditched within a couple of years with the UK looking for its logical successor.

Regards MD

The PIT
28th February 2003, 05:06
Originally posted by mdhome
I believe the SA80 is being ditched within a couple of years with the UK looking for its logical successor.

Regards MD

The SA80.1 :D :D

GNEP
28th February 2003, 05:15
Made by Matrox. :)

mdhome
28th February 2003, 05:31
Originally posted by GNEP
Made by Matrox. :)

Will it come with 3 in-built optical sights for surround warfare! :)

Jammrock
28th February 2003, 05:37
Well, the old bright red uniforms were designed so you couldn't see the blood oozing from your buddies body when he got shot. Supposed to keep people from freaking out in the middle of battle.

I saw a report that the US military got a new style of boot just a few years ago. Supposed to be much more comfortable and usable for all climates and terrains.

Jammrock

High_Jumbllama
28th February 2003, 08:10
Originally posted by mdhome
Will it come with 3 in-built optical sights for surround warfare! :)

LOL! :D :D

GT98
28th February 2003, 13:24
I dont see what the big deal is. I know I never wore my issue boots that I had while in the army because they where the biggest POS you could imange. I loved my Cochain Jump boots and the issue Cold weater/Gotex boots that I had.

The PIT
1st March 2003, 04:03
Originally posted by GNEP
Made by Matrox. :)

Coming Soon.

Chrono_Wanderer
1st March 2003, 18:31
Originally posted by mdhome
Will it come with 3 in-built optical sights for surround warfare! :)

And with the banding.... :eek: