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  1. Colin Parkinson

    Fincantieri Lays Keel Of Qatar’s Air Defense LPD

    I am really hoping that helicopter model is not to scale. This seems like a odd ship with every type of idea tossed in with minimal forethought? https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/fincantieri-lays-keel-of-qatars-air-defense-lpd/
  2. Colin Parkinson

    You are the reason I drink’ — Airmen bid adieu to decrepit aircraft dubbed ‘Lucifer’s Chariot’

    Worth the read, not an exactly glowing review of the last years of this aircraft...
  3. Colin Parkinson

    Soldier was killed by a bear Tuesday during training in Anchorage

    RIP, poor guy https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2022/05/10/jber-soldier-killed-in-bear-attack-during-training-in-anchorage-army-says/ A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier was killed by a bear Tuesday during training in Anchorage, the base said. The U.S. Army Alaska soldier was...
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Good article on the Ram tank

    Good article on the Ram tank, it's translated so expect some quirky grammar https://warspot.net/536-anglo-canadian-cruiser?utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest
  5. Colin Parkinson

    King air crash, apparently all crew ok

    Glad they all survived ok https://www.facebook.com/RCAF.ARC At approximately 12 p.m. on January 31, an accident occurred at the Thunder Bay Airport in Ontario involving a Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. All three Royal Canadian Air Force members...
  6. Colin Parkinson

    BREAKING: HMCS Montreal is back in Halifax after leaving Wednesday for the Mediterranean & Black Seas.

    I wonder if the PAO office neglected to tell the press this was the plan or the media neglected to realize it was the plan?
  7. Colin Parkinson

    New light transport for US Special Forces

    Also has some attack capabilities as well, road runners beware! I wonder if Acme had a hand in development? MC-145B Wily Coyote https://en.view60s.com/mc-145b-wily-coyote-new-american-special-forces-armed-transport-plane/?fbclid=IwAR2lVMWqxKhoKBociFtorhJc88J0KONzjcv3IzvnIB6oy11TX4w1fYDu_Gk
  8. Colin Parkinson

    Speak to a Marine Tech

    I see they are trying to recruit, although I suspect a good portion of their target market is on Instagram https://www.facebook.com/events/986258312275528/?ref=newsfeed
  9. Colin Parkinson

    Aircraft technician is facing a gun manufacturing charge and other weapons offences after a search of a residence at CFB Moose Jaw

    Hmm could have a 80% lower that he did not register and over-capacity magazine could mean anything from a mag with the rivet removed, mag that can hold 6 instead of 5, a 25rd mag for the Ruger 10/22 or a 100rd drum mag for an AR that has not been blocked. A 32-year-old aircraft technician is...
  10. Colin Parkinson

    That time the UN Just FORGOT about a whole Unit of Peacekeepers in Sierra Leone

    Sadly I am just not surprised, this is such a UN thing to do. That time the UN Just FORGOT about a whole Unit of Peacekeepers in Sierra Leone In an organisation as gigantic as the United Nations, things sometimes go missing. A stapler here, a pen there... Oh yeah, and that time they lost an...
  11. Colin Parkinson

    1997, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Freedom of the City, Calgary, Ab

    I am assuming some members here were in this parade, although a tad younger and fitter.....
  12. Colin Parkinson

    Five men use turbans to rescue stranger dangerously stuck beside B.C. waterfall

    Some good news story Five men are being called heroes for their quick thinking after they ended up rescuing a man who slid toward raging water. Arvindjeet Singh and his four friends were hiking at Golden Ears Provincial Park on Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 11), when they spotted a man dangerously...
  13. Colin Parkinson

    Trucking issue at California ports

    Coming to us soon as well I suspect The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3...
  14. Colin Parkinson

    An engineers guide to the 5 worst tanks

    A good video to show to aspiring engineers
  15. Colin Parkinson

    Cosmic impact found on ancient city

    People worry about Climate change and I worry about asteroids because they can undo all our efforts in a split second. We need to get into space and create a planet defense system. The evidence of cosmic impacts and events shaping our planet and human history is mounting...
  16. Colin Parkinson

    The Forgotten Battle | Official trailer | Netflix

    November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from Zeeland connected to the resistance against her...
  17. Colin Parkinson

    4,000 Sea Mines Were Set Off By The Sun During the Vietnam War

    An interesting story, a major solar flare during a conflict could have interesting results https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/sea-mines-set-off-by-sun-vietnam-war.html?fbclid=IwAR3x6kPnDKJm0yGZWqEJJjPKuA_P-LaDMCcLbC6NtwDBqtlhqzJH6UIspp4
  18. Colin Parkinson

    US Navy completes testing of littoral combat ship’s minesweeper system

    Definitely the way of the future for mine hunting. I suppose minefields will have to be defended by hunter mines that are designed to go after smaller vessels...
  19. Colin Parkinson

    How to start a tank during extreme conditions | Arsenalen Swedish Tankmuseum

    Interesting look at how the Swedish military over the last 80 years has started vehicles in the cold.
  20. Colin Parkinson

    Finnish SRA shooting

    The Finnish army supporting reservists in honing their firearm skills. this video is more about how and why, rather than video of the techniques and ranges. More video's coming.