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  1. NavyShooter

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I love how this thread is a microcosm of Canada's procurement problems encapsulated in one spot. We need howitzers. We don't make them ourselves right now. Should we? Should we COTS? What should we do? We need Howitzers. We don't make them ourselves right now. etc...
  2. NavyShooter

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Up until about 3 years ago, FMF Cape Breton had a barrel rifling machine, capable of creating naval gun barrels. That capability was divested/scrapped after the Navy realized that we hadn't used it in over 20 years. Suppose...just suppose....FMF Cape Breton had instead been hired to build a...
  3. NavyShooter

    Favorite Issued Kit

    It's one of the most 'complete' C1A1 packups in the country. C1A1 Ex-OPP rifle C1 .22 Conversion Kit C1 Leitz Sniper Scope BFA Bayonet(s) Spare Parts Not likely to sell though.
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    Favorite Issued Kit

  5. NavyShooter

    Component Transfer from NWO to INTO while in Royal Military College. Should i VR and Reapply? need advice

    During a 56 month period when I was posted to CHA a few years back, I was away from Halifax for 39 months. We kept busy...that included 2x 6 month deployments plus numerous other minor patrols, taskings, and so on. Ships are busy - those that are sailing, are sailing a lot. With 1000-ish...
  6. NavyShooter

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    The only curve that matters to Irving is their profit margin...expect the price to slide higher, while the quality remains marginal at best.
  7. NavyShooter

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    How about "HMCS Mainguy"?
  8. NavyShooter

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    How about using the names to curry favour with provide a lasting legacy of the current generation of political leadership? This might help ensure funding. HMCS Freeland HMCS Trudeau HMCS Architect
  9. NavyShooter

    Close Area Suppression Weapon (was Company Area Suppression Weapon)

    So....if the 30mm is anemic, and the 40mm suffers considerably from wind drift and has a similarly small payload, should we be looking at going back to 60mm mortars again? (Thread derail notification goes here.)
  10. NavyShooter

    What is a ship?

    What do you need for a crew? Depends. Depends on the size of the ship. Depends on the level of automation onboard. Depends on the desired level of survivability. Depends on the desired level of capability. If we look at the civilian standards for watchkeeping requirements, you could...
  11. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Brihard, that's a good summary. Reality is a bit more complex. Here's a simplified version with a bit more detail: The 7.62 M80 (C-21 and C-21A1 Ball) round is a contiguous body of lead with a copper sheath jacket, and an open base. The C-77 (SS-109/M-855) ball round is a lead base with...
  12. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    A friend of mine heled with the scrapping on some that were in Halifax. A few (a VERY FEW) were brand new in the packaging. Still sealed from Canadian Asenals Limited. Some of these were kept for museum use. (The number I was quoted was ~600 C1 and C2 rifles kept.) Most were simply placed...
  13. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Cheater. :-) I actually sold my 12(5) AK last year....my reference collection is now somewhat diminished. I'm down to just one FN.
  14. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    I stand corrected!
  15. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    I'm a gun guy....
  16. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    That's a....special...rifle that troop is carrying. After the RUS forces breaking their nose in Bakhmut for weeks now, have they finally been blunted and beaten back? Or is it still a back and forth?
  17. NavyShooter

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Since these have horns, and are big....and are technically ships, does this mean that we now technically have BIG HONKING SHIPS as we were promised 15-ish years ago?
  18. NavyShooter

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Or. Did they pull out their troops in advance of dropping something dirty?
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