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  1. Thats true, but a narrow vehicle has a higher center of gravity and is more prone to rolling then a humvee is. In Canada, we drive LUVWs (Gwagons) which are decent enough for peace support ops in urban areas. They're small enough to get through traffic and the armour is supposed to be able to stop most small arms (Personally, I've never tested). But the downside of the added armour - and I can see this problem with any vehicle - is that it couses more wear and tear. We're talking about hundreds of kilos being added to the vehicle frame. Even with the recently upgraded suspension, its pretty rough ride off road. My own experience with the humvee is pretty limited, but just recently I saw the wreckage of one that hit an AT mine in Afghanistan. It blew a big chunk out of the rear of the vehicle, but the 3 guys inside were able to walk away. If the same mine had hit a GWagon, I'll bet it would have sheared the vehicle right in half and killed everyone inside. The fact is, some vehicles are better for certain things than others.
  2. Hey boys, been awhile, eh? Right on, Marcinko. You might not remember this, but back in the day we had more then a couple little disagreements here on ghostrecon.net. But hey man, if you're infantry, then you're alright in my books. Respect to you, bro. Just know that your modding days are probably numbered. Since I joined the CF, I don't really have much time for any sort of online gaming anymore. And I know that US army op tempo is wicked fast compared to ours. As for myself, I'm currently deployed in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. I'll check in on ya when I can, but untill then stay safe and just f----ing give'er. Pro Patria
  3. Are you afraid to go outside because you heard about someone getting mugged across town? Of course not. Its a big world out there, buddy. If you get the chance, check it out.
  4. Like Soup stated before, its all about integrity. Here's a post I made on another forum I belong to, concerning Jack Idema - the ex-SF vigilante who was running around Afghanistan waging a personal war against Al Queda. The previous post had been one defending Idema's tactics in extracting information from his prisoners on the grounds that Al Queada has proven itself to be the greater evil. Here was my response: Whether it be Afghanistan or Iraq, the reasons we treat prisoners in accordance with the Laws Of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are the same. This might be a little off topic, but the philosophy still applies.
  5. If I may... The difference in antenna length normally affects reception range, unless it is a field expedient antenna where its length is dependant on the frequency you're transmitting on.
  6. The Range 2 movie is similar to the Personal Weapons Test lvl 3 (PWT3) we shoot annually in the Canadian Army. The PWT3 consists of static shooting from 300m at figure 11 targets, then a series of "run downs" to simulate combat shooting. It starts you at the 400m mark, then you run down to the 300m drop to the prone and fire. The targets are only exposed for less then a minute (IIRC), so you'd better move your ass or you won't have time to shoot. Then when the targets drop again, you run down to the 200m mark and shoot from the kneeling, then you run down to the 100m mark and shoot from the prone again. After that, you start walking towards the targets snap shooting as they are exposed untill you get to about 25m away where you expend whatever ammo you have left on automatic. All phases of the run down are done right after another, so by the end of it you're bagged from sprinting in full combat kit and you've got tunnel vision from the adrenaline. Talk about a rush. The PWT3 is shot with the C7, usually with an ELCAN C79 optic. We also have a PWT for the C9 (Canadian version of the M249 SAW) which also includes a rundown.
  7. I wasn't going to bring this up again, but now that it's been mentioned... The pics on militaryphotos.net are from both Op Gothic Serpent (Task Force Ranger) and Op Restore Hope (everyone else, including the 10th Mountain Division). The pics of the boys in the 6 colour BDUs are not from the 75th Ranger Regt.
  8. And for the record, the 7.62mm X 39mm round the AK47 fires is different then the 7.62mm X 51mm NATO cartridge used in the M14.
  9. So... if the M14 is so much better then why is the M16/M4 family of weapons so popular with so many western special operations groups?
  10. It was probably a just picture of a British advisor training or operating with the New Iraqi Army.
  11. Ya had me fooled there, buds... In other news, I can see this thread getting locked in the very near future.
  12. I'd argue that this applies to civillians as well. As little as 60 years ago both the axis and allied powers resorted to attacking civillians on an extremly large scale in the form of carpet bombing. Our willingness to target civillians continued throughout the cold war in the form of nuclear deterance. I'd bet my boots that if we were put in such a desperate position today, no NATO country would think twice about wasting civillians. Make no mistake about it, war treaties are only followed by "civillized" nations simply because we have the money and the technology to defeat the enemy by other means. The ends will always justify the means to anyone desperate enough.
  13. Its tough to comment without actually being in a spec ops group. I'd say that flexebility is key to any spec ops group, and while each unit will focus on a different task they would have the capability to fill in for a similar unit if the need arises.
  14. What weapons would you consider humane? A nerf gun? In my opinion, Nerve and Blister Agents take the prize as the scariest weapons on earth.
  15. Added to that list can be Pte Andy Johnson, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in South Africa while travelling during his leave during Op Palladium Roto 13 in Bosnia. This year, more then ever, Rememberance Day is hitting home hard. Jamie Murphy, Robbie Beerenfenger, and Andy Johnson were all from my own unit. I was at the Battleschool at the time of their deaths and didn't have the opportunity to know them personally, but we have quite a few mutual friends. They will be remembered. Pro Patria P.S. MarauderMike, I never knew you were and Officer. Which Battalion are you with?
  16. In the Canadian Army: Enlisted ranks - Private Corporal (Bombadier) Master Corporal (Master Bombadier) Seargent Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Chief Warrant Officer Keep in mind, a Master Warrant Officer is usually the highest ranked enlisted member in a Company and is therefore referred to as the Company Seargent Major and in most units addressed as "sir". The same goes for Chief Warrant Officers serving in the Regimental Seargent Major position. Officer ranks - Officer Cadet 2nd Lieutnant Lieutnant Captain Major Lieutnant Colonel Colonent Brigadier General Major General Lieutnant General General Scroll down to the "Post Unification" rank system. Insignia and lots of history
  17. Rolling is a common problem with top heavy IFVs like the Warrior. A few weeks ago a LAV3 in my own unit rolled during a live fire night shoot. Luckily, the crew commander was able to pull himself into the turret before he was thrown out of the vehicle and crushed.
  18. The M72 is still in the system, I got a chance to fire a few last month. You're right, it is being phased out, but its not gone yet!! To build on that, in the Mech Batts its common on have at least a couple ERYX per platoon. As for it being a defensive weapon, I'll add that the ERYX has a very small backblast area making it ideal for FIBUA (MOUT, CQB, whatever you want to call it) because you can fire it in a small room. Ironically, you can't do that with the Carl G even though its a lighter (but still ###### heavy) weapon. This makes it good for defending an urban environment, where its short range doesn't hinder it and you can hide the weapons system in a well concealed ambush position. Not for long. There are no longer Anti-Armour Platoons within the infantry battallions. Apparently our TOW Under Armour is all headed out to Wainwright to make an "Anti-Armour Company" that will be used by all branches of the Combat Arms. Just to be clear, thats what I heard from a friend who heard from a friend. All I know for sure is that there is no TUA parked outside 1RCR lines.
  19. Do it. Grab life by the balls and don't live wondering what could have been.
  20. Canada has been a major player in Afghanistan since the war started, and continues to be the major force in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital.
  21. HAHAHA!!! That site is halarious!!! Here's one of my own... Earlier this year, in the RCR Battleschool in Meaford, myself and the other guys in my section were standing at attention for morning inspection. I don't know how it is in the US Army, but in the Canadian Army morning inspection involves (among other things) you standing by your bunk with your locker doors open so your sgt and master-jack can rifle through your nicly ironed clothes, throw your polished parade boots up into the ceiling fan, as well as throw verbal obscenities in your direction. The guy in the room across from me was currently on charge parade for rust on his weapon, which meant that the previous night he was having these sorts of inspections every hour on the hour and therefore spent a considerable portion of the night in his DEUs (dress uniform). When he hung them up that morning, he had forgotten that he left his Mr. T in your Pocket in his dress pants. So now the sgt's going through his stuff and all of a sudden the sgt's says "Smith (name changed)... What.... the ######... is this?" No response. So the Sgt goes ahead and presses one of the buttons on the Mr T, and just happens to hit the one that says "YOU'RE MAKING ME MAD!!!! ARRRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!". The sgt and the mcpl went absolutly ape ######, but it was obvious they were trying as hard as we were not to laugh.
  22. FM 21-150 COMBATIVES Here's a page with all sorts of US Army FMs. Some of the links don't work, but if you type the number and title of the manual into google you can usually get good results. US Army FMs While this stuff is pretty cool, its also pretty useless unless you're practicing with an opponent on a regular basis. Also, be carefull if you're going to try this stuff on your little brother. I just took a quick glance, but some of the stuff is pretty deadly. A properly applied Trachea Choke will kill someone, even if you release the pressure before they pass out.
  23. It's a message to console gamers: "BACK OFF!!! Get your own franchise!!!"
  24. Thats pretty much it. Aside from a few small differences, the M4 is an M16 that trades some of its range and accuracy for a smaller size. But consider this: most enemy contacts fell between the 50-150 meter range gate. The M16 is effective out to 300m by a reasonably well trained soldier, but you just don't need that kind of range. You might as well just take a faster, lighter rifle. The Canadian Army uses the C7A1 made by Diemaco in Kitchener, Ontario. It is very similar to the M16, with the exception of a Full Auto option. Apparently, the C7 is quite a bit better in quality when compared to Colt M16s. I'd say that most troops are happy with the C7 itself. Its the ELCAN C79 Scope that comes shipped with the rifle that is a POS. The scope loses its zero and fogs up in the cold and gives a little too much range for the peacekeeping type stuff we do. For some reason they decided that the C79 should be mounted on the C9 (AKA M249 SAW) as well. Nevermind the fact that its pretty silly to mount a scope on a belt fed Light Machine Gun. Anyways, the troops overseas now are getting the new C7A2s. The A2s have an M4 style butt and a few points to mount some of the bells and whistles the Yanks use.
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