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Title: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on July 24, 2009, 10:48:03 PM
I saw the photo below while browsing the Defence Images website the other day, It's a fantastic picture, the LMG gunner giving a particuarly good "fuck off  Terry vibe". I thought it would be a good way to kick off a thread on here for posting some pictures of British armed forces on current ops.

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/TarnishUK/45149984.jpg)
Royal Marines from 42 Cdo pause in a ditch whilst on patrol in Afghanistan during cycle two of Operation Aabi Toorah.
http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk/fotoweb/ (http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk/fotoweb/)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on July 24, 2009, 11:10:17 PM
Look at his right wrist and the guy that is behind him's wrist, what a fucking sight!

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on July 24, 2009, 11:44:03 PM
I hadn't noticed that! Double trouble! H4H strikes again.
 ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on July 25, 2009, 11:29:43 AM
One of the most famous shots ever

(http://www.britannica.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/argentine-ship.jpg)


The Sun's very PC response...
(http://www.itsmummy.com/images/gotcha-lg.jpg)
Only crippled? I ask you.....

And who said Matelot's take things seriously?
HMS Conqueror on her return...
(http://republika.pl/mierzejewska1400/images/Conqueror_jolly_roger.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on July 25, 2009, 12:08:19 PM
Continuing the Falklands theme, that phot of a signaller from 45Cdo yomping to Port Stanley;
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5074/theyomper.th.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/theyomper.jpg/)

Recce Tp, 40Cdo out for a leisurely afteroon;
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5569/40recce.th.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/40recce.jpg/)

And to stop anyone saying I'm biased towards the Corps;

A panzer in Kosovo, probably stopped for a wet;
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4394/cr2atsunrise.th.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/cr2atsunrise.jpg/)

And a Para grav looking warry as fuuuuck;
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8072/2paragpmg.th.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/2paragpmg.jpg/)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: kevbaz on July 30, 2009, 10:47:29 AM
(http://www.in-my-opinion.org//files/afghantornado__.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on July 30, 2009, 01:58:29 PM
Yank gunship on a Brit thread? That ain't right.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: kevbaz on July 30, 2009, 06:24:48 PM
yeha i know but still a great photo, feel free to delete or whatever
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: ul on July 30, 2009, 07:03:28 PM
The spectre "may" have been called in by UK forces for all we know.
And the Belgrano shows no UK forces in it just some fucked argies bobbing up and down, both are excellent pics
and representive of what happens when you fuck with HM forces.
I thought I'd add this as it's somewhat iconic and a brilliant image, almost like a cover from the commando comics.
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03_01/troopsDM0803_468x432.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on July 30, 2009, 07:06:21 PM
yeha i know but still a great photo, feel free to delete or whatever
Well you said it...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on July 30, 2009, 07:41:12 PM
Is that DPM tape on the UGL?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Sulu on July 30, 2009, 09:00:55 PM
The argies didn't even use flash suits or close bulkheads in an emergency, thats why it sunk so easily with so many burnt casualties.

Great pics keep them coming
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on July 30, 2009, 09:04:33 PM
Is that DPM tape on the UGL?

Yes mate, it's basically dessie sniper tape.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Andy79 on July 30, 2009, 09:20:10 PM
I do have a favorite. Too big to post, so Ill just give you a link. It has everything. A manly hairy chest and a cool tache.

http://kosova.org/images/4/paras4a.jpg (http://kosova.org/images/4/paras4a.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on July 30, 2009, 09:24:39 PM
The argies didn't even use flash suits
Weren't our chaps covered in flammable clothing because of defence cuts?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on July 30, 2009, 10:53:32 PM
The spectre "may" have been called in by UK forces for all we know.
And the Belgrano shows no UK forces in it just some fucked argies bobbing up and down, both are excellent pics
and representive of what happens when you fuck with HM forces.
I thought I'd add this as it's somewhat iconic and a brilliant image, almost like a cover from the commando comics.
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03_01/troopsDM0803_468x432.jpg)

Yeah this pick has it all!
Bayonet - check!
Explosions - check!
Cool kit - check!
Guys running around - check!
But crucially:
Tache - check!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 02, 2009, 11:01:50 AM
Quote
Bayonet - check!
Troop boss with his bayonet fixed is warry as fuck, however, Capt. M-Green loses points for having a ginger 'tache there.

Quote
Weren't our chaps covered in flammable clothing because of defence cuts?
Wouldn't suprise me, however the ships had high aluminium content which meant they had a nasty habit of melting when hit by an Exocet or GP bomb. Goose may know more?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Imshi-Yallah on August 02, 2009, 11:10:19 AM
It's so obvious that you haven't finished your training yet.

Everyone knows that the enemy fear the ginger tache more than death or even consensual heterosexual sex with a woman old enough to buy cigarrettes.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 02, 2009, 11:11:19 AM
Not as much as we fear gingers!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on August 02, 2009, 07:24:29 PM

Wouldn't suprise me, however the ships had high aluminium content which meant they had a nasty habit of melting when hit by an Exocet or GP bomb. Goose may know more?

It's the way modern ships are built sadly. Because missile attacks are too deadly, and armour really doesn't help all that much, the higher ups build them to be lighter and with as little radar profile as possible. Unfortunately, this results in them being very flimsy.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on August 02, 2009, 07:43:40 PM

Wouldn't suprise me, however the ships had high aluminium content which meant they had a nasty habit of melting when hit by an Exocet or GP bomb. Goose may know more?

It's the way modern ships are built sadly. Because missile attacks are too deadly, and armour really doesn't help all that much, the higher ups build them to be lighter and with as little radar profile as possible. Unfortunately, this results in them being very flimsy.

Wasn't there a cheeky little bit of magnesium in them back in the Falklands era? I heard there was something in there that was proper unpleasant when ablaze, typically they hadn't actually figured on the ship actually taking a hit. This is a common theme for the Royal Navy which has a fine record for ships that go boom. HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse (WTF pwnt in 1941 by Japanese torpedo bombers), HMS Hood (popped by the Bismark in about two minutes), HMS Invincible (went up after a magazine hit with all but six of a crew of eleven hundred at Jutland, HMS Queen Mary (also at Jutland, twelve hundred dead, magazine explosion) and not to mention those ships in the Falklands. If you go to war with the British navy so long as you can hit what you're aiming at you're guaranteed some world class pyrotechnics.

Edited because the smiley looks fucking evil.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 02, 2009, 07:49:24 PM
Yeah, fucking funny that.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Imshi-Yallah on August 02, 2009, 07:51:09 PM
Inside I'm laughing, outside...not so much.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on August 02, 2009, 09:34:09 PM
That horrible footage of HMS Barham going up springs to mind, you can see blokes walking on the side of the hull just before, gives me the shivers the poor buggers.

 :(
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on August 03, 2009, 08:30:33 PM
No better place for this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gd41j/Frontline_Afghanistan/
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on August 03, 2009, 08:40:48 PM
Was just going to link to that.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on August 03, 2009, 08:41:22 PM
No better place for this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gd41j/Frontline_Afghanistan/

Welsh cavalry in trucks. What's that about? :)

Seriously though, want Mastiffs. How fucking cool are they?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on August 03, 2009, 09:20:41 PM
No better place for this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gd41j/Frontline_Afghanistan/

That's the badger! Spot on that man.  :)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on August 04, 2009, 10:01:48 AM

Wasn't there a cheeky little bit of magnesium in them back in the Falklands era? I heard there was something in there that was proper unpleasant when ablaze, typically they hadn't actually figured on the ship actually taking a hit. This is a common theme for the Royal Navy which has a fine record for ships that go boom. HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse (WTF pwnt in 1941 by Japanese torpedo bombers)

That engagement is quite popularly referred to by historians as being the day that capital ships handed over the baton to carrier borne aircraft as the cutting edge of naval firepower. Also about that period the Atlantic gap (The area between America and UK) had been closed and U-Boats were fearing the pressure of the mighty sunderland and it's kin, Naval Airpower was coming into it's own. (This is still in honesty until the moving of nuclear reactors into sub's)

The worst embarrasment for the navy though is this one, I'm afraid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-boat_Campaign_(World_War_I)#First_successes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-boat_Campaign_(World_War_I)#First_successes)

Yet again, the higher ups were unprepared for the war we we're going to fight..
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on August 04, 2009, 09:03:33 PM
No better place for this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gd41j/Frontline_Afghanistan/

Very good film.  Full on stuff.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on August 04, 2009, 09:40:24 PM
No better place for this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gd41j/Frontline_Afghanistan/

Very good film.  Full on stuff.

Thought it was a pretty brave film all things considered, given how the BBC tend to get bounced off the concrete if they don't paint a rosy picture. Most of it was very positive, especially the interviews with the Afghans that were about as in depth as a McDonald's advert, but to end with the interview with the troop leader and to hear him say that he didn't think they could win, it put the positivity of the first 90% of the film into perspective.

By the way am I just getting old or do soldiers always look like kids? Apart from the chubster troop leader and the other senior NCOs/Officers the actual soldiers all looked about 12.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on August 05, 2009, 01:37:46 PM
Yeah I know what you mean about their ages - some of them really did look like, well, kids.  Watching these programs is facinating but also stressfull - I keep expecting a blank screen to come up after the credits saying "private so and so was killed 3 weeks later on the 3rd of May 2009 while on patrol".  How their families handle the anxiety I'll never know.

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: kevbaz on August 13, 2009, 02:19:02 PM
(http://www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/acatalog/Card13.jpg)

(http://www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/acatalog/Card11.jpg)

(http://www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/acatalog/Card8.jpg)

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: savage1987swb on August 13, 2009, 09:44:00 PM
Given VCB's reputation, I thought this vintage picture needs a link

http://www.ww2incolor.com/britain/guys.html (http://www.ww2incolor.com/britain/guys.html)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 13, 2009, 09:45:19 PM
Good effort Royal!

It brings a tear to my eye and the urge to shout "Naked bar."

Oh, uhm, my underwear suddenly got a bit wet.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: savage1987swb on August 13, 2009, 09:50:43 PM
Well, when you say bar... that makes me think of wine... and hey! they have some grapes
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lunatic on August 30, 2009, 02:02:50 PM
Thats a medical photo and they're showing how bad arse grapes can get!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on September 04, 2009, 06:35:09 AM
It has to be aired.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mk54l/The_Muslim_Tommies/

A brilliant tribute.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on September 04, 2009, 05:35:27 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Operation_Sond_Chara_02.jpg/800px-Operation_Sond_Chara_02.jpg)

Pic is of some Marines from late 2008 on Operation Sond Chara.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/EH101_DA-SD-06-07755.jpg/800px-EH101_DA-SD-06-07755.jpg)

An EH101 helicopter in Iraq.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Mark_IV.jpg)

A Mark 4 tank. State of the badass art in its day.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Challenger_II_Basra_2008.jpg/800px-Challenger_II_Basra_2008.jpg)

Challenger 2, state of the badass art today.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on September 06, 2009, 06:50:56 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ml4yx/Rory_Bremner_and_the_Fighting_Scots/

Awesome.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on September 06, 2009, 07:07:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00l7qbl/Frontline_Afghanistan_The_Snakes_Head/

I am getting gae at this.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on September 07, 2009, 10:47:08 PM
More one for the ears than the eyes this.

[youtube=425,350]P2nlGN6aS8g[/youtube]
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on September 07, 2009, 11:27:58 PM
More one for the ears than the eyes this.

[youtube=425,350]P2nlGN6aS8g[/youtube]
0:24 Monty Disconnected Skies of Valour Server
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Manitou on September 09, 2009, 01:24:03 PM
Mmmmmmmmmm!

Magic!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on October 28, 2009, 02:58:37 PM
Here's a new one, it was in Soldier magazine recently and it's now up on the MoD Images website.

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/TarnishUK/45150692.jpg)

Quote
A weary soldier rests after a long night patrol. Soldiers from the Afghan National Army and 3rd Battalion (The Black Watch) The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 Scots) had been searching compounds and destroying drug caches and narcotic manufacturing facilities in a joint operation following insertion by helicopter into the Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on October 28, 2009, 03:38:31 PM
Been meaning to post this for a while, thanks for reminding me.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/CuriousBadger/_46215872_007657348-1.jpg)

Not strictly on-topic, and it's a tiny, tiny picture I know (saw it on the Beeb website a couple of weeks ago), but do my eyes deceive me or is the bloke in the foreground toting an SLR?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lunatic on October 28, 2009, 03:51:36 PM
Nope your eyes are deceiving you, it's a sniper rifle.

http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn06-e.htm

it's one of them.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on October 28, 2009, 04:06:21 PM
Heh, it's obvious now.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on October 28, 2009, 04:40:32 PM
There's always somebody takes an AWP.  :P
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: niall on October 28, 2009, 04:50:30 PM
There's always somebody takes an AWP.  :P
Please can I not be the only one that automaticly thought Counter Strike when I saw the word AWP.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on October 28, 2009, 04:55:19 PM
There's always somebody takes an AWP.  :P
Please can I not be the only one that automaticly thought Counter Strike when I saw the word AWP.

Dont worry, I thought of Counterstrike too.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on October 28, 2009, 06:28:53 PM
There's always somebody takes an AWP.  :P
AWSM...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on October 31, 2009, 10:02:23 AM
Here's a larger phot.
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4365/dmr.th.jpg) (http://img4.imageshack.us/i/dmr.jpg/)

Reference the rifle in question, it doesn't look like an A.I rifle to me, either L96 or L115, it looks more like an M16 varient, possibly a SAM-R. Reasons;
1. Barrel length.
2. It's got bird-cage style flash eliminator.
3. Bipod too far forward, looks like it's mounted on a mega long rail, see 4.
4. Handguard is mega long, looks to have a picatinny rail on it.
5. It's got a folding foresight attached to the barrel just infront of the handguard.
6. The magazine housing is pretty well defined, it's not on the LRR.
7. The handguard and main body are two distinct shapes, unlike the LRR.

More importantly, who's the bloke with the red daysack?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on October 31, 2009, 10:07:39 AM
It's a pizza delivery op.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Chris on October 31, 2009, 10:07:59 AM
I was gonna say, whos the guy bringing along his packed lunch in his school bag?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Joey45 on November 01, 2009, 05:13:41 PM
Looks like a C7A1 but it's got a scope on it which has thrown me.

I think that thing at the front is a tourch not a bipod.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rhodesia on November 01, 2009, 10:33:39 PM
(http://www.socialistunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/the_buddy_system-s.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on November 01, 2009, 10:52:51 PM
That is an EPIC picture
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rhodesia on November 01, 2009, 11:37:35 PM
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/2821/bani.png)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Alki on November 03, 2009, 08:38:05 AM
Question about the two guys with the SLRs in Norn Iron (in pressume) - why does the bloke on the right have a safety pin in his lapel?

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on November 03, 2009, 10:07:52 AM
Question about the two guys with the SLRs in Norn Iron (in pressume) - why does the bloke on the right have a safety pin in his lapel?
Northern Ireland suffered from a chronic shortage of pampers stage 1s, a bit like the potato famine except a lot more cleaning was involved. He obviously came prepared....
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rhodesia on November 03, 2009, 06:24:24 PM
Armagh was not a place to be in the early 1990's, We went to stay with my mother's family, And I remember a soldier on top of a bank when they were moving money.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Trigger on November 03, 2009, 07:11:04 PM
Question about the two guys with the SLRs in Norn Iron (in pressume) - why does the bloke on the right have a safety pin in his lapel?



wound dressing,rip open a dressing pins go everywhere,who are they anyway,porchers or vikings?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on November 03, 2009, 07:42:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JbcYtm6ks4&feature=related

Watch for the bloke who sits behind the BDM back blast, lucky not to have been blinded. The last picture is mega too.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Keef on November 03, 2009, 09:30:24 PM
cool vid pry.

Is the lad with the marksman rifle wearing the new helmet/uniform?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on November 03, 2009, 10:14:48 PM
cool vid pry.

Is the lad with the marksman rifle wearing the new helmet/uniform?
New helmet, yes. I am not sure about the uniform as it looks, with the limited view we have, to be the standard Osprey set-up. Chris mentioned that he was wearing a DCU top too, which is almost certainly true.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Trigger on November 16, 2009, 09:07:20 PM
we all inf types,but fuck me look at this! 90 days around the world!

Astute The Royal Navy's newest state of the art attack Submarine leaves barrow-in-Furness on her maiden voyage to start sea trials.
(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img/2009-11-946-01181.jpg)
(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img/2009-11-946-01122.jpg)
Measuring nearly one hundred metres from bow to stern, Astute is longer than ten London buses. When fully stored, she will displace 7,800 tonnes of sea water, equivalent to 65 blue whales.

The Astute submarine has the latest stealth technology, a world-beating sonar system and is armed with 38 torpedoes and missiles - more than any previous Royal Navy submarine. She will be able to circumnavigate the entire globe while submerged and advanced nuclear technology means that she will never need to be refuelled.
The Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies, said:
This is a significant milestone for Astute as she sails for the first time towards her homeport of Faslane. The Astute class of submarines will deliver a step change in capability for defence in terms of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, protecting the deterrent, and providing land attack and intelligence gathering. Astute will now begin a set of sea trials ahead of her full acceptance with the Royal Navy next year.

I would like to pay tribute to both the MoD and BAE Systems Submarine Solutions staff who have worked so hard to achieve this remarkable feat of engineering.
(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img/2009-11-946-01212.jpg)
(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img/2009-11-946-01221.jpg)


Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on November 16, 2009, 10:59:44 PM
Epic pics. Especially the last one. Warry as fuck by navy standards.

Now we just need to pick a fight with somebody who's got a surface fleet and we're in business. That dirty great tube full of seamen can eat a task force for breakfast.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Daniel on November 16, 2009, 11:35:09 PM
We finally got rid of the fucker!  ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: SomeBloke on November 17, 2009, 01:38:27 PM
Ian will be up all night after seeing those.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on November 17, 2009, 01:44:36 PM
Ian will be up all night after seeing those.

I wonder if he's got a sticker on the back of his boat that says, "My other sub is an Astute class".
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on November 17, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
I usually hate tanks but I was told recently that all A Squadron tanks of 1 RTR have eyes painted on them like the Chinese tradition of painting eyes on ships as a symbol of good luck but haven't been able to verify it after looking on the internet for a very long 30 seconds. Anybody know if this is true?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on November 17, 2009, 05:01:01 PM
I always assumed it was a Greek thing, not a Chinese one. Anyway, I've seen eyes painted on mine ploughs before, and I'm fairly certain it's been done for donkey's years. I recall seeing photos of Centurions in Korea with a similar thing.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on November 17, 2009, 05:09:03 PM
I usually hate tanks but I was told recently that all A Squadron tanks of 1 RTR have eyes painted on them like the Chinese tradition of painting eyes on ships as a symbol of good luck but haven't been able to verify it after looking on the internet for a very long 30 seconds. Anybody know if this is true?

Yeah it's true. I've been in a Challenger 2 with big Greek-ship like eyes on the sides like you describe, I think it was a Greek thing. Will try to find a pic.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Flufball on November 17, 2009, 05:28:45 PM
Barrow, there's a familiar name. Growing up in Ulverston (a bit further down the coast) means you tend to meet alot of people who worked there, few of the guys I know probably worked on it at some point.

Some cracking photos there though.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on November 17, 2009, 05:30:12 PM
This popped up in a conversation when I was going through old photos with my nan, my Granddad was repairing a tank somewhere (could be Korea but we are not sure since the foliage around looks far from far-eastern palearctic). The photo is next to a picture of a Chinese coastal ship with the eyes painted on it stating that the Chinese thought it good to adapt this custom for 'landships' in 1918. Her nabour told me that the are still painted on said units tanks.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on December 30, 2009, 01:20:31 PM
Following on from a post by Red here: http://www.volcbat.com/forum/index.php?topic=1109.msg22999#msg22999, attahed is a picture of the new designated marksman rifle being adopted by the British Army. 

There is also a discussion on its pros and cons (one being it apparantly needs a barrel change or a thorough cleaning after 100 rnds of shooting) here:

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171300
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on December 30, 2009, 01:26:21 PM
Yeah, been keeping an eye on that thread mate, however as nobody there has actually used it, it's all speculation.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on December 30, 2009, 01:30:28 PM
Yeah, been keeping an eye on that thread mate, however as nobody there has actually used it, it's all speculation.

There's a post in there that says that the Royal Marines use the HK417 in that role.  Is that true?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on December 30, 2009, 01:40:35 PM
As a Troop level weapon in the Manoeuvre/Support Section, I dunno mate, AFAIK we're stlil using the L115 for Tp level marksmen, we'll see what 40 take on Herrick. I've seen a couple of phots of Maritime snipers from FPG using the 417 on a helo, as well as SFSG & UKSF types, aside from that, I honestly don't know.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on December 30, 2009, 02:02:38 PM
Sounds like a brave choice of weapon if everybody else is going with the HK417. I wonder how much truth there is to the talk about the barrel though, I mean from that thread they seem to have taken a bite from what one poster said and swept it up into a fatal design flaw before the weapon even sees use.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Volw on December 30, 2009, 05:06:00 PM
Wonder what's the accuracy drop after those 100rnds. Changing barrel in the field is turbo gay - it needs re-zeroing ... so might as well cope with accuracy drop (when re-zeroing at a range is not possible, obviously).
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on December 30, 2009, 05:07:09 PM
It looks horrid, just another variation of the AR-15.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on December 30, 2009, 06:01:37 PM
Just another variation of the AR-15.
And the HK416/7 would be....................? Not saying I disagree with you mate, but they stem from the same original design.

Volw, I agree, the bit about having to change barrel surprised me, however, the blokes who trial these things aren't idiots. It'll be interesting, to say the least, to hear about how it performs on tour.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on December 30, 2009, 06:43:16 PM
I never spoke in favour of the HK variations of the M4. I do think it is a horrid looking thing, not that looks matter or anything.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Wull on December 30, 2009, 07:46:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ78kn2XXAM&feature=response_watch

A wee bit o adrenalin and  some whooo gerrit up yez ya cuntz
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on December 30, 2009, 08:00:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ78kn2XXAM&feature=response_watch

A wee bit o adrenalin and  some whooo gerrit up yez ya cuntz


It's like Trainspotting with machineguns.

Where's the bagpipes though?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on December 31, 2009, 06:00:05 PM
Further to the last points about the L129A1, this post (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=4662412&postcount=123) makes for interesting reading.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Volw on December 31, 2009, 06:21:23 PM
Further to the last points about the L129A1, this post (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=4662412&postcount=123) makes for interesting reading.

Good stuff. Starts to make sense now.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on December 31, 2009, 07:26:52 PM
Further to the last points about the L129A1, this post (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=4662412&postcount=123) makes for interesting reading.

Good stuff. Starts to make sense now.

Yeah, that certainly put the record straight! ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on December 31, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=87120&d=1262285364)

Pic of the rifle from that LEI bloke. Looks rather spiffy though more of it will be black in the final version.

Random question for anybody who knows their guns though, why is the trend for bullpup assault rifles not extending to marksman and sniper rifles? I thought the advantage of the bullpup was a longer barrel in a same sized body, so would have thought it ideal for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on December 31, 2009, 10:07:04 PM
I'm not 100% on this, so feel free to engage spotter mode and correct me.

As far as I know, the trigger on a conventional rifle is directly connected to (to use a technical term) the movey-shooty bits, which means the trigger pull is light and crisp, which makes it easier to shoot accurately. In a bullpup, the trigger is connected to the working parts via some sort of mechanical linkage, which makes the trigger pull much heavier and not as smooth.

Does the L129 have a gas piston, or is it direct impingement like a bog standard AR15?

EDIT: just read that link, it does have a gas piston.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Volw on December 31, 2009, 10:55:47 PM
It could be one of the reasons. There are a few .5 sniper rifles with bullup design, so I don't think it's a huge issue.

I'd think, that considering it's a DRM rifle, it will be used on a more 'mobile' basis than .5. Which means it'd suffer from the same issue as LSW - too heavy/long barrel making it quite uncomfortable to fire w/o bipod deployed.

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lunatic on December 31, 2009, 11:00:15 PM
I'm not 100% on this, so feel free to engage spotter mode and correct me.

As far as I know, the trigger on a conventional rifle is directly connected to (to use a technical term) the movey-shooty bits, which means the trigger pull is light and crisp, which makes it easier to shoot accurately. In a bullpup, the trigger is connected to the working parts via some sort of mechanical linkage, which makes the trigger pull much heavier and not as smooth.

Does the L129 have a gas piston, or is it direct impingement like a bog standard AR15?

EDIT: just read that link, it does have a gas piston.

Having fired the SA80 (Bullpup) and the SLR (Standard) I can honestly say that the rigger action hasn't really figured.  But as far as marksmen go neither weapon has featured as a sharpshooter weapon.  On an infantry note the bullpup design is far easier to handle in a confined/working space and allows for fractionally quicker response times due to reduced weight and shorter length.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on January 01, 2010, 03:56:44 AM
Reduced weight? L85?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on January 01, 2010, 05:53:51 AM
I done some researching.  ;D

The FAMAS is a bullpup with a sniper version, also a picatinny rail variant with a bipod which I guess might be some sort of DMR style thing.
There is also a Streyr AUG DMR variant, which is not as all surprising as they have a variant for everything.
There's a pure sniper rifle called the WA2000 which is a bullpup too, but it's designed to be small for police units in buildings.

Here's the Steyr AUG A3 in some sort of DMR config. While it's not British it's pretty fucking sexy. In a slightly fucked up way. Top mounted bipod? How rare.

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2019/bgtv2.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Imshi-Yallah on January 01, 2010, 10:59:16 AM
Hovis Hovis Hovis, googling snipor rilfez, bullpup does not constitute research.

Putting bipods on a rifle does not a DMR make. We have a few of the AUGA1 HBARs, our SF chaps used to use them with C-Mags before we could afford Minimis.
After that they were relegated to occassional use by our international competititon shooting teams (don't ask me the details, I find shooting competitions coma inducingly boring and hate anyone who ever talks about them with anything more than passing interest)

Even when they decided to upgrade the spotter weapons for our sniper teams I'm pretty sure that they just stuck a Leupold Sight on a standard AUG and said fuck you to the longer barrell and bipods. (By the way we're aiming to get 417s for this role as ISTAR is getting very big with our regular army).

At the dawn of 5.56 rifles, everyone thought, zomg why don't we put on BIPODs and a larger magazine (apart from Enfield of course) and use it as a light machine gun....after all the 30rnd Bren Mag was a spiffing companion for the SMLE what what.
But as it turned out, most people could now have a proper 7.62 or better yet in dismounted or LI terms a 5.56 machine gun.

So the world said fuck you to the bastardised rifles with their heavier barrells and extended rifle mags (HBAR used a 42rnd box mag by default), and those poor fools who had already bought them (often for political reasons...ahem Enfield and Steyr) started looking for other roles for a heavier barrelled, bipod stabilised rifle and so said, "zomgz accurised firez".

But then when wars changed and blokes said "zomgz accuracy at over 300ms" it was realised that these nerdy pimprifles were fairly shit, and cost more in weight and awkwardness than they gave in range and accuracy.

So then the great prophets dug out their 7.62 x 51mm Battle rifles (we looked at developing a DMR from our substantial war reserve stock of FALs) and found that accurised versions were better, but required great customisation. And the work of the prophets was done.

Also the new design AUGs are made in Malaysia and are gay in the bad way.

I'd imagine the main problem with accurised bullpup weapons in my limited non spotter knowledge is that sniper and DMR rifles are preferred to have free floating barrells which increases accuracy considerably and that tends to be hard to do in a bullpup.

Also in a bullpup the trigger mechanism usually runs horizontally backwards instead of effectively straight up.

i.e. in an AUG when you press the trigger you are pushing back two steel rods which press into a spring loaded firing mechanism about 3 inches back and release a big plastic hammer which strikes the rear of the roughly 4 inch long firing pin which then travels through the centre of the bolt and strikes the base of the round.
In a traditional rifle like the FAL the trigger in very basic and technically innaccurate terms pulled down on a little block of metal which was holding the breech block back, with the firing pin protruding from the front of it.

On a tangent, I had quite a lot of experience with the FAL and the Bren for that matter, and they were rather accurate, but not out past 300m and I seriously doubt the FAL would have made a very good DMR. For a start there is a bit of play in the top covers, which would have to be addressed to stop your realtively heavy sight from sliding up and down and raping your zero. (The aperture and post sights on the weapon by default don't sit on the top cover, in case anyone had their hands up).

On another point, .223 centrefire match ammunition, if it exists (and it may well do thanks to competition fags) would be rather a procurement cunt. I'm not sure if the UK plans to use match ammunition (rounds that are carefully balanced to have the exact same weight and perfomance characteristics as each other so that the firer can rely on them all doing the same thing) or just general production ball but it's certainly nice to have the option and there will be plentiful supplies of match ammo in .308 and .338 as they are in widespread use.

Reduced weight? L85?
Not done much running around with an SLR/FAL have you?
Also AUG is only fractionally if at all lighter than the FAL but is fucking lightyears ahead in terms of ease of use.  Even just keeping it in the ready position on the move is ten times easier.

Just read the Mp.net post on the L129A1 and in my uneducated opinion it sounds rather pimp.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on January 03, 2010, 12:45:58 PM
Let's get this thread back on track and less of the weapon spotting, it's scaring me.

My personal favorite of The Corps in action:


(http://www.cremationofcare.com/images/newspics/marines_naked_initiation.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: BennyBoy on January 03, 2010, 12:49:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYER5zhj26Y

Yeah it's not a photo but it still makes me laugh.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on January 03, 2010, 12:49:31 PM
Hoofing effort Royal. Argh, Benny, that vid's had the audio removed since I last saw it.

*edit*
Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BLLtWd-2t8&feature=player_embedded) of Harriers from the Naval Strike Wing on Herrick 9. Gucci.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on January 03, 2010, 04:45:52 PM
Hoofing effort Royal. Argh, Benny, that vid's had the audio removed since I last saw it.

*edit*
Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BLLtWd-2t8&feature=player_embedded) of Harriers from the Naval Strike Wing on Herrick 9. Gucci.

Essence, if only they sailed as good as they flew.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Wull on January 09, 2010, 06:15:23 AM
Let's get this thread back on track and less of the weapon spotting, it's scaring me.

My personal favorite of The Corps in action:


(http://www.cremationofcare.com/images/newspics/marines_naked_initiation.jpg)

I know that vid. I also think that's the perfect VCB night out, let's get together and knock the fuck out of each other, I bagsy knocking fuck out of yous al first, then you can box me, and if I'm still standing I get to boc aw cunt else. Seriously, I think this is the way to go, somebody give me a fuk yeah. This isn't  a pubic booard is it?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on January 09, 2010, 09:54:23 AM
This isn't  a pubic booard is it?

Hahahaha! :D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Wull on January 09, 2010, 02:39:02 PM
I suggest that I am barred and have all contributory rights to these here forums revoked. I am also interested in purchasing a machine that will shut this laptop down when I have had an alcoholic beverage if anyone has such a device for sale.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Dr_Chris on January 09, 2010, 02:42:27 PM
I have such a device, it is called 'porn'. It means that instead of posting abuse on here, you get woken up by the missus, half clothed on the sofa still holding on to your knob after an optimistic attempt at a wank to some SciFi channel softcore grot.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Wull on January 09, 2010, 02:56:05 PM
Hahaha, had one of them. The missus that is. First time caught is a betrayal, second time you're just a c*nt and after that it's just 'ffs, don't stain that sofa'
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on January 10, 2010, 12:37:39 AM
Hahaha, had one of them. The missus that is. First time caught is a betrayal, second time you're just a c*nt and after that it's just 'ffs, don't stain that sofa'

Suckers! Ain't been caught yet - post the cat as guard and destroy the wet wipes! :P
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on January 13, 2010, 01:44:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXUmm8ITqY&feature=PlayList&p=neiFiHBnp3E

Around 15:50 you can see a pair of L22A2, just for Chris.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on January 30, 2010, 03:41:15 PM
http://strikehold.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/uk-new-kit-for-afghanistan-displayed/ (http://strikehold.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/uk-new-kit-for-afghanistan-displayed/)

This just in: British soldiers now look like Colonial Marines, but British politicians still look like paedophiles. Also, who the fuck would wear a tie like that and think it was a good idea?

The L129 looks mega though.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on January 30, 2010, 03:49:58 PM
Coincidence, I was just reading that.

Edit: The paedophile in question is my local Labour retard, Bullshit Bob.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Joff on January 30, 2010, 09:47:06 PM
I already hate MTP.
It looks like someone shit a migraine right in your eye.

Suppose thats what its designed to do.

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on January 30, 2010, 11:49:43 PM
Suppose thats what its designed to do.
I seem to remember ACU having that as a claim for its usefulness and look at the scandal in the US about it now. As Imshi once said, anything will camouflage to some degree in the right circumstances, the thing about MTP is that it has enough variation to be, as the name implys, for varied terrain.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on January 31, 2010, 02:47:54 AM
The US Army looks arse in their camo. The British Army looks like it's about to storm a colony on LV-426. Job done.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Steve on January 31, 2010, 02:54:29 AM
Next UOR should be a Steadicam mount for the GPMG.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on February 07, 2010, 04:07:24 PM
http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=120181
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on March 15, 2010, 07:41:54 PM
Javelin and other shootiness.

[youtube=425,350]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rj-OTpINM8g&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rj-OTpINM8g&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on March 15, 2010, 08:04:18 PM
RMsnipe's version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZM3l_8gH8&feature=related
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Chris on March 15, 2010, 08:15:55 PM
RMsnipe's version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZM3l_8gH8&feature=related

Holy crap, this says it all about Snipe (relevant bit underlined)
(taken from the comments)

Quote from: decipleofgeshla
This makes for an interesting video, and even a game. But alas that is all it is "a game" I have seen the real assualt. And I know that one soldier from that regiment died two days later. I have four buddies currently posted in Bastion. One has just returned from Iraq; where three of his buddies lost legs and arms from ambushed IED attack.

Quote from: RMSnipe
I hope the KUNT suffered.

Rest of you fukwits that don't like the video can get fuked & go back to licking UKF's arse.

If any of you had 1/2 a brain you would see its an April fools joke.

 :o

I thought he was a twat, I didn't think he was stupid enough to say something like that.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on March 15, 2010, 08:27:10 PM
Im not one for insulting people,but he is a complete dickhead.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on March 15, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
I'd love to seem him spend a week at a FOB or PB. besides being an admin vortex i could see him wetting himself alot.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on March 15, 2010, 09:11:38 PM
I'd love to seem him spend a week at a FOB or PB. besides being an admin vortex i could see him wetting himself alot.

It'd probably be an unending flow of piss. The fucker would look like a California raisin in a matter of hours.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Andy79 on March 15, 2010, 09:16:22 PM
The cunt has zero empathy and should be gang-raped with chainsaws.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Prydain on March 15, 2010, 09:34:01 PM
RMsnipe's version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZM3l_8gH8&feature=related

Holy crap, this says it all about Snipe (relevant bit underlined)
(taken from the comments)

Quote from: decipleofgeshla
This makes for an interesting video, and even a game. But alas that is all it is "a game" I have seen the real assualt. And I know that one soldier from that regiment died two days later. I have four buddies currently posted in Bastion. One has just returned from Iraq; where three of his buddies lost legs and arms from ambushed IED attack.

Quote from: RMSnipe
I hope the KUNT suffered.

Rest of you fukwits that don't like the video can get fuked & go back to licking UKF's arse.

If any of you had 1/2 a brain you would see its an April fools joke.

 :o

I thought he was a twat, I didn't think he was stupid enough to say something like that.
Fucking hell, didn't see that.

I am no expert but I would say that his interactions with PUKF have left him with mental and emotional scars. Everything wrong or what he sees as contrary to his opinion is blamed on PUKF or the "addon gestapo". Anyone who doesn't like his video are branded as UKF arse lickers.

He needs help, bless him.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: McVittees on March 26, 2010, 11:12:24 AM
Not best of British (well there is one slide that is) but definitely some fantastic war phot's from 'stan.  Well worth looking at.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/10/in_afghanistan_with_the_isaf.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/10/in_afghanistan_with_the_isaf.html)


Heck, there's loads in this BI post:

http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1596544&postcount=482 (http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1596544&postcount=482)

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Flufball on March 27, 2010, 02:39:04 AM
Anyone familiar with Micheal Yon? I've enjoyed what I've read of his but in general what do we make of him?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hovis on May 02, 2010, 03:51:15 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Eod_technician_ireland.jpg)

One man versus a van full of bomb. Balls of titanium tbh.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: SomeBloke on June 06, 2010, 01:51:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y808Jg4OiSc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y808Jg4OiSc&feature=related)

Irish Guards dish out some damage in Iraq (circa 2003)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on July 19, 2010, 06:26:06 PM
Not "in action" but great pic nonetheless.  :)


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs001.snc4/33392_10150222321180615_318319690614_13286606_4293517_n.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Flufball on July 19, 2010, 08:48:55 PM
Sorry Tarnish, all I can think of when I look at that picture is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdQzGPz-wLM).
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on July 20, 2010, 10:07:23 PM
Sorry Tarnish, all I can think of when I look at that picture is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdQzGPz-wLM).

I can't watch streaming videos at work so I've been wondering all day what that was going to be, I was expecting something tea spittingly wrong but you disappointed me there! But I do see where you're coming from, I still like the pic mind you.

 ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Flufball on July 20, 2010, 10:11:41 PM
The picture is good, but all I can think is "The British Army, in association with Orange?"
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: niall on August 27, 2011, 10:08:26 PM
Not sure what nation this is:
(http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1008/pict134.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 27, 2011, 11:00:53 PM
It's a US Army Chinook.

Identifying features;

1. M240D on the ramp.
2. US Flag on his shoulder.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: niall on August 27, 2011, 11:15:19 PM
thought it was a US flag, just didnt wanna make a claim cos i assumed there would be stars in the top left hand corner by the stripes
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 27, 2011, 11:34:18 PM
If it was his left shoulder, there would be. They have a "Left" and "Right" flag patch.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on September 25, 2011, 01:18:28 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/5114275175_ba120b0185_b.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on September 25, 2011, 10:56:29 PM
Not a picture, but media:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fighting-on-the-frontline/4od#3236805 (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fighting-on-the-frontline/4od#3236805)
Channel4 does Apaches and Chinooks.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on September 26, 2011, 05:05:39 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/5114275175_ba120b0185_b.jpg

Speaking of mega pics of gimpies - if anybody has a pic of the bottom of one (i.e one showing the ejection port, dust cover and bipod retainer), I'll owe you a pokey bum wank. I've lost, the hi-res pics of the one UKF had photographed at Chelsea Barracks.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on October 03, 2011, 08:51:02 PM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307001_275007635856468_164616816895551_999167_524780836_n.jpg)

"Your weapon must never point at anyone, even in jest" Pfff, fuck you camera man
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on October 03, 2011, 09:02:30 PM
Safety distance for a BFA anyone?!

Morts, those phots of 40 on ex in the States? If so, I've been trawling through looking for lads I know so I can crate them!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on October 03, 2011, 09:03:44 PM
No mate, far as I know that's 42 in Afghan, it's when OMYGOD cheryl coleeeee went out there.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on October 03, 2011, 09:05:46 PM
Fair one.

She needed to get gripped. Cutting about like a bag of shit. Also, whoever donated a shirt saw her off by putting the 3 Cdo Bde TRF upside down. Hoofing  8)

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on October 03, 2011, 09:11:28 PM
Also, whoever donated a shirt saw her off by putting the 3 Cdo Bde TRF upside down. Hoofing  8)

Aha! Just noticed that, winner
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on December 12, 2011, 12:01:50 AM
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w138/Phyrexian_Gilson/1323647020595.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on January 04, 2012, 03:45:39 PM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4040/4681339767_362ee117b2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lorcan on February 17, 2012, 07:35:29 AM
Royal Marine Gets Shot While Wearing A Helmet Camera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buDDqa0Mgr4#)

Not so much a photo, but a clip...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on March 07, 2012, 01:17:28 PM
http://www.channel5.com/shows/royal-marines-mission-afghanistan/episodes/episode-1-411 (http://www.channel5.com/shows/royal-marines-mission-afghanistan/episodes/episode-1-411)

A series following 42 commando. One thing ive noticed, is quite a few people kicking it oldschool with the facial hair
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on March 07, 2012, 03:55:44 PM
If you're doing any sort of liaison with the locals in Afghan, it's long been the policy to grow a beard.  In their culture, only children and some women are beardless.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on March 07, 2012, 04:00:46 PM
Also, how many people come back from tours with serous back problems?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on March 07, 2012, 04:02:24 PM
What Frizzle said.

Also, the "grooming standard" (to borrow a phrase from the USMC) generally isn't as enforced out in PBs/CPs/FOBs as it is back on camp in the UK.

As for coming back with back problems.......only a few more than who deployed with a back problem.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Daniel on March 07, 2012, 05:24:38 PM
Funny that, noticed the Ultra Lightweight Warrior program on the company intranet today, partially aimed at reducing back problems in front line soldiers.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on March 07, 2012, 05:55:59 PM
Really good series. The presenter seems like the sensible sort.

The second episode highlights a painfuly irony, that western forces are trying to bring freedom and stability to a group of people that are either not aware of what those are, don't want it or perceive the military presence as the disturbance of just that.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on March 07, 2012, 05:59:55 PM
Chris Terrill, at the ripe old age of 55, completed all four Commando Tests to earn his green beret. Poterntial member of 2 Section right there!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on March 08, 2012, 10:42:22 PM
Not exactly a photo but there's been 2 Typhoons whizzing about the midlands at low altitude the past couple of days apparently doing rehearsals for the Olympics as a show of force (fuck me they're loud), anyone had similar? Marines charging up the Westminster docks? Rapier batteries shooting down geese dive bombing people's chips in Manchester?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on March 08, 2012, 10:46:02 PM
No, but apparently we're displaying our patriot missiles at Farnborough this year.  Something feels slightly wrong about showing off SAMs at an air show...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: niall on March 08, 2012, 11:46:05 PM
Saw an Apache in London on Saturday, and some other boat next to HMS Belfast. Wasn't really paying attention tho as was on the train/at london bridge.

Also saw some Policey/military sorts shooting around Docklands this week.

Not quite a fighter jet tho
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on March 09, 2012, 09:15:53 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/255t7ap.jpg

Not a particularly mega pic in itself, but a suppressed L129A1 with a 312 x 50 scope is some damn good kit porn.

Ed:- found a bunch of much better pics on Plain Military (http://plain-military.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=pdd&action=display&thread=4697)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9846/img92591.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on March 09, 2012, 09:38:54 PM
Aye saw the phot on MP.net earlier. The optic isn't a particularly new thing but I've not seen a surpressor on an L129 before.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on March 09, 2012, 09:59:21 PM
Aye, I'd seen the Schmidt and Bender scopes on the rifle before too (particularly in that recent Chris Terrill doc). I assume they're from stocks of old L96 rifles?

Seems Surefire have made a new flash hider (http://www.surefire.com/FH762K05-Flash-HiderAdapter) for the Lewis Machine & Tool LM7 (L129) so that it can fit their FA762K (http://www.surefire.com/FA762K-Suppressor) suppressor. Like they did with the SA80 flash hider.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on March 09, 2012, 10:55:42 PM
Aye, from the L96 and IIRC they were used on the L115A1 as well.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on April 06, 2012, 07:08:46 PM
Some more kit-porn:

This is the first public pic (that I know of) of the new Foxhound PPV with most, if not all of the UK-spec armour modules and 'Theatre Entry Standard' equipment fitted on it:

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8417/foxhoundtes1.jpg)

Initially I thought Ocelot/Foxhound looked fairly dainty compared to similar (but obviously much larger and heavier) 'mobile' mine-resistant vehicles like Oshkosh's M-ATV, Thales' Hawkei, and even Husky, but it looks positively bad-ass with all the gear on and new fittings: almost like a mini-Bushmaster. Still, it always looked better than the Supacat SPV it competed against; that strongly resembled Postman Pat's van. :D

A bit to read in DESider (http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/CC3C7BAB-9DC9-48BD-920D-7F6EB12A3264/0/2097_desider_47_April2012.pdf) if you're interested.

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: SomeBloke on May 23, 2012, 06:53:33 PM
Not sure which Regt this is, but..

TALIBAN RPG BARRAGE EXPLODES OVER TROOPS | Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T71Pi2IY38k#ws)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on May 23, 2012, 07:12:48 PM
ee bah gum, trouble at t' compound.  Sounds like Yorks judging by the accent!

Got it all there though - movement without fire, spacings, observation, target indication, combat deafness, comms & coord.  Spot anything else they could improve on?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: CLARKY on May 23, 2012, 07:36:16 PM
Some dude in my old Reg has done some cracking shots
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3883/57896535975175408387421.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/57896535975175408387421.jpg/)
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/5623/56225635975363741701921.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/56225635975363741701921.jpg/)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9936/55774935975338075037821.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/205/55774935975338075037821.jpg/)
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7678/54017536975079975063621.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/54017536975079975063621.jpg/)
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2029/40515335975369408368021.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/40515335975369408368021.jpg/)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6527/40468526890348983536821.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/40468526890348983536821.jpg/)
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3862/39048726890333983538321.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/39048726890333983538321.jpg/)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6370/38060535975342408370721.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/38060535975342408370721.jpg/)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9071/55766935975039075067721.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/55766935975039075067721.jpg/)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9403/33396322897989049439521.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/33396322897989049439521.jpg/)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on May 23, 2012, 07:43:30 PM
Not sure which Regt this is, but..

[spotter-mode]1 YORKS on Op. Herrick XV by the looks - 20 Armd Bde flash, Yorkshire Regiment TRF[/spotter-mode]

Nice pics Clarky; I'm not usually keen on HDR pics but it works quite well in some of those.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: CLARKY on May 23, 2012, 07:51:22 PM
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/102/20678618115753568691043.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/20678618115753568691043.jpg/)
Oh shit its Forces in Action  ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on May 23, 2012, 07:53:39 PM
Looks remarkably similar to my mortar attack drills on Telic.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: CLARKY on May 23, 2012, 10:33:41 PM
That was me on a Joint Op with SF to capture criminals of war in Kosovo  ;)

Heres me in bandit country fucking hard core!  :D
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6640/21572118115983568691043.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/21572118115983568691043.jpg/)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on May 23, 2012, 10:57:50 PM
 Glad to see you're still into those intellectual reads Clarky. Re your mates phots, fooking hell do you guys use nothing but L129s! And I don't s'pose you could ping your mate and ask if he'd be okay with the internet army using the phots for shameless self advertisement?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on June 04, 2012, 06:31:10 PM
(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww42/VoG_ZRX/AC_comparison.jpg)


 :o

Damn thats big
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on June 04, 2012, 06:32:53 PM
It needs to be, it's going to be carrying a whole twelve jets. TWELVE! That's more than ten! Mind-blowing stuff.

(for reference, the US carriers routinely have 90 fixed wing aircraft on a 106,000t hull, we're having 12 on 64,000t, someone in the Navy is shit at math)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on June 04, 2012, 06:36:58 PM
Isnt that all we can afford at the moment though? Seeing as last i head we were going to be using an F35 variant.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on June 04, 2012, 06:44:51 PM
F-35s the only choice as we bought into it for the JCA program. For some bizarre reason Labour ordered a 64,000t carrier without catapaults or arresting gear however limiting us to the STOVL variant which has half the payload and half the range of the F-35C catapault-launched version, aswell as being more expensive and costing more to maintain. Due to the lack of money for the FOAS Tornado-replacement project this means the short-range F-35B and any Typhoons we can make into FGR role will have to cover that job (something F-35C would've been well suited at).

The ConDems attempted to revert to a sensible decision but as it's now coming out at the inquest, apart from a statement in the initial design paper in 2002, no reference was ever made to the carrier being 'designed with adaptability to CATOBAR', so it turns out all the politicos were lying for years and years about how it was the right decision so when money is flowing again we could convert it, which now cannot happen - the EMALS/AAG kit which is the only useable option on the market for the forseeable future just won't fit, and changing the Prince of Wales (the one that's not even beginning to be built yet) would have cost 2 billion according to BAe. For 2bn you could design and buy an entirely new STOVL aircraft carrier.

The whole project has been dogged by political manoeuvring and piss poor project management from day one, which is why we're ending up with the worlds biggest helicopter carriers. The RM should be well chuffed though 'cause you can fit more chinooks on the two decks than we're ever likely to need.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Numptie on June 04, 2012, 06:57:40 PM
Yet again, the government is making stupid decisions and not thinking things through.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Brixmis on June 04, 2012, 07:17:22 PM
Looks like they were a bit too quick, selling the Harriers :D

Maybe the next Lab govt (if ever) will buy them back?  :P
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on June 04, 2012, 07:22:19 PM
They've already been hacked to bits at Davis-Monthan:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.370569702991385.84253.193404834041207&type=3 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.370569702991385.84253.193404834041207&type=3)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on June 04, 2012, 07:28:28 PM
Fucking hell. That's almost as heartbreaking as that vid of the Nimrods being broken up.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on June 04, 2012, 07:53:59 PM
Yep.

They also got the last two RAF Harrier squadrons (who've flown Harrier since the GR.1) to re-form on different aircraft pretty sharpish after the the type was withdrawn from service.

No.1 Squadron are going to start flying Typhoons later this year, and No.4 Squadron are already flying Hawk T.2:

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/282/1212248w5.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on June 08, 2012, 06:01:44 PM
Not a photo, but good video of some infantry (not the foggiest where from) in contact in the back of a Bulldog.

British Army Fierce Firefight !!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5gT05sWM20#)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jester on June 08, 2012, 08:11:23 PM
jees, abit unnerving to see them waiving the barrels towards each other when they come back down ....
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on June 08, 2012, 08:32:14 PM
They're squaddies, there's nothing in there to hurt :P

But what do I know, I think DayZ is the height of modern military simulation gaming and other related infantry warfare mediums. Tbh I'm a bit of a prat.

Also Nik is a cunt. <3
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on June 08, 2012, 09:46:46 PM
I dunno, I always considered you the empitomy of an English gentleman, Giltard.  I mean Gil-son.  That word filter has nothing to do with me, it was Dark's idea.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on June 09, 2012, 12:29:30 AM
That footage looks absolutely beastly.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: DaveP on June 09, 2012, 10:48:28 PM
Came across this photo set -not british, but great war photography & the coloured ones really hit hard


http://i.imgur.com/PqUui.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/PqUui.jpg)
Children gaze an at American Paratrooper holding a grenade launcher.

http://i.imgur.com/Zy6YV.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Zy6YV.jpg)
Pearl Harbor survivor being treated for burns.

http://i.imgur.com/3TlAz.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/3TlAz.jpg)
GI machine gun crew in action against German defenders in the streets of Aachen

http://i.imgur.com/C1cSt.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/C1cSt.jpg)
German soldier with his arm blown off on the Eastern Front

http://i.imgur.com/sOULQ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/sOULQ.jpg)
US Army soldiers recovering the bodies of dead comrades at Omaha Beach

(http://i.imgur.com/oY2UA.jpg)
British Soldiers at Gold Beach
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hunter87 on June 14, 2012, 06:32:11 PM
just for you Friz from the boys in the sand
(http://i48.tinypic.com/o350g.jpg)

also, stretch jackle? :o
(http://i48.tinypic.com/wlx2m1.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on June 14, 2012, 06:34:54 PM
Aww bless.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on June 14, 2012, 07:48:34 PM
The 6x6 "Jackel" is a Coyote.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on June 14, 2012, 07:52:14 PM
It looks beastly. Like ship on land. With guns.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on June 14, 2012, 08:31:04 PM
Not really, it's just like a Jackal that you can get some extra blokes or a shit-load more kit in.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hunter87 on June 14, 2012, 08:41:24 PM
looks like its got a lot less ground clearance than a normal Jackal... either that, or my mate has just crammed it so full of porn mags that its bottomed out the suspension...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 14, 2012, 08:50:22 PM
Adjustable air suspsension, they can 'kneel', makes for more clearance when transporting, or easier access to the rear stores.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: MacTG on June 14, 2012, 08:52:07 PM
yeah for the booties that are Reds size!!!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on June 14, 2012, 09:19:51 PM
Thin out Macca, we can climb.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 11:24:11 AM
The BEAST arrives :)

(http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/49256A05-126D-4651-93F7-BAB1CD5BBF19/0/AMOCCCT2012086141.jpg)

and a oddly squashed video of it running through its paces at Bastion:

http://youtu.be/5xlvWs9b4Z4 (http://youtu.be/5xlvWs9b4Z4)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: LEGION7698 on June 17, 2012, 11:30:35 AM
Is that some kind of tow bar thingy on the front?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 11:31:48 AM
From what I can gather.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: LEGION7698 on June 17, 2012, 11:34:34 AM
Dare I ask why they'd want one that big on the front? (I will probably regret wording it like that)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 11:49:12 AM
Da12th is probably the guy to ask/answer. Not seen it on British vehicles before, and it seems to be the in theatre standard kit ofr these vehicles. Advantage of rigid towbars are of course that you don't end up driving into the back of the guy towing you.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on June 17, 2012, 11:54:41 AM
The standard towing pintle used on our vehicles requires a towing-eye that large. As Messi said, rigid towbars are the norm, although most vehicles aren't fitted with one, it's a separate item.

I'm sure Jez could fill you in with a more detailed answer about towing recovered vehicles.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on June 17, 2012, 12:12:23 PM
No, it's a foresight for a chassis mounted 105mm gun.  Obviously.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: niall on June 17, 2012, 12:12:50 PM
Why is the gun hanging off the side of it???






























(http://cdn.head-fi.org/1/1c/1cd234e6_half-trollface.jpeg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 12:14:25 PM
Regardless, its shaping up to be one sexy piece of kit. Hadn't bargained on the dual pintle GPMG setup though, obviously a nice improvement on the Snatch top cover, but still begs the question of how exposed the guys up there still are, V shaped hull or not.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on June 17, 2012, 12:24:24 PM
Same towing system's used on Jackal, Coyote and Husky nowadays. I'm fairly sure it's only there for the purposes of demonstrating the vehicle though, and will be stored on a rack somewhere under normal circumstances.

The tow bar's fairly light (25-odd kg IIRC) and works better than those naff red towing straps as it'll tow a vehicle weighing up to 18-odd tonnes (providing your tractor's got enough oomph).

I see it's still only got one side door Messy - still better than none I suppose.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 12:26:55 PM
Aye, but the commander's door at least, makes sense in a MoD sort of way. Looking forward to cracking on with this :)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jez on June 17, 2012, 01:26:43 PM
The biggest advantage of a rigid " A frame" for towing is that you don't need a driver in the towed vehicle, it can be totally empty.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 01:28:06 PM
Hadn't considered that, but how does that work with regards to the steering in the towed vehicle? Assuming all four wheels have contact with the ground, they're going to play silly buggers?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jez on June 17, 2012, 01:29:33 PM
No, they follow the towing vehicle exactly..
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on June 17, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
You learn something new every day.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jez on June 17, 2012, 01:39:27 PM
different story if you leave the steering lock on though..! (cough, cough)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lorcan on June 24, 2012, 09:57:59 AM
Took aload of pics from Yeovilton airshow...

(http://i.imgur.com/X9hx4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bCg5X.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/enGca.jpg)
Think this is the French Rafale ? If so not strictly British, but looked cool!

(http://i.imgur.com/6zdOt.jpg)
Some old Anti Air thing ?

(http://i.imgur.com/TDC5I.jpg)
A new toy for Friz !

(http://i.imgur.com/ovBsa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xPgsu.jpg)
Red Arrows ready for take off

(http://i.imgur.com/2uDH2.jpg)
Black Cats

(http://i.imgur.com/keopr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QdfGa.jpg)
One flying forward, the other backwards with about the length of their rotor blades between them, according to the commentator !

(http://i.imgur.com/KzDF5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9O80j.jpg)
Antanov AN-124, was fucking massive ! Would love to see the bigger one !

(http://i.imgur.com/4Nfs0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MiHsr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EOpNm.jpg)
Red Arrows

(http://i.imgur.com/9iuKk.jpg)
Saudi Hawks

(http://i.imgur.com/pwHJP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oBwwS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Bt1A9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dS9d4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MtuEv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lkVAV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hwW2e.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zhw3m.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oth8r.jpg)
Black Cats display team


(http://i.imgur.com/cHufj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MY0le.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fUy0N.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JHySs.jpg)


Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on June 24, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
Pretty farking awesome pics Lorcy porky, thanks!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: PatrickR on June 27, 2012, 02:26:10 AM
Those are pretty awesome - especially the Merlin. Thanks!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: MBeehan on July 01, 2012, 10:17:38 AM
RAF Fairford

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304748_1804232765374_639134658_n.jpg)

My Nephew Connor

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317838_1804232965379_1819899820_n.jpg)

F16's one is flying ;)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315550_1804233085382_293219816_n.jpg)

Typhoon

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400059_2106844410476_261979050_n.jpg)

Vimy Ridge
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Lorcan on July 15, 2012, 12:57:32 PM
Pics my brother took from Farnborough , while I was working ... bastards !!

(http://i.imgur.com/s5B0f.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/89ehn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aLmpH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kqZOM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jnwHm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JcNcy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mu4qw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wCUEO.jpg)
Ignore the fat fuck in the middle haha

(http://i.imgur.com/5ucfq.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on July 15, 2012, 01:46:17 PM
Thread: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action"

Phots of USMC and USAF A/C. and a Vulcan.

Lorcan, this is why we can't have nice things. Although the Vulcan makes up for it. V bombers, fuck yeah!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Brixmis on July 15, 2012, 06:35:13 PM
Was thinking the same thing myself, Redders.

Pissed myself t'other weekend when the Vulcan flew over the British F1 GP at Silverstone a few times. The cameraman kept filming it flying over and there was bugger-all comment from James Allen. After a few minutes he comes out with "hmmm, I wonder if that plane we kept seeing was a Vulcan?"

Twat.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: DaveP on July 20, 2012, 11:00:39 AM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/483223_355433474526855_1620314306_n.jpg)

Warry photo but the new uniform cut definitely looks like pyjamas
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on July 20, 2012, 11:46:42 AM
Except that isn't the new PCS rig.....

That's CS95 in MTP rather than DPM.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on August 06, 2012, 06:01:22 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547776_10151973204670615_1117796876_n.jpg)

They look so happy
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jasper on August 06, 2012, 06:20:57 PM
Had they just seen you "in action"?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 06, 2012, 07:00:10 PM
No helmet cover.

Uncammed hands/No gloves.

Shit head/face/neck cam.

Who are those screamers?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on August 06, 2012, 07:02:18 PM
Yorkshire..clansman headset...have to be yohohomanry.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on August 06, 2012, 07:04:18 PM
Ah, just seen the YORKS on that stripeys' rank slide. Could be Inf. Him at least. The other dude needs a basic lesson in cam & con!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on August 06, 2012, 07:10:18 PM
And he's got a PRC-351 on his back (prestel switch is the give away), which suggests TA Pl Comd being mentored by Yorks Sgt, who judging by the pic is clearly deeply in love with him.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: CLARKY on August 07, 2012, 02:03:10 PM
The guy in glasses is clearly a bootneck hahahahaha
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Brixmis on August 07, 2012, 05:23:18 PM
Probably rock apes, just found out the Mally has a fresh stock of banana milk-shake
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jez on October 17, 2012, 06:24:53 PM
Who's going to model this fucker for me...?
Although not strictly British...!

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/Jezter007/314255_10151222607600559_1538415806_n.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on October 17, 2012, 06:56:24 PM
Actually Jez, Recy Mechs do use the SV-R now, so you're in luck!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jez on October 17, 2012, 07:00:39 PM
I'm joining back up....... I'm still young enough... Arn't I..?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on January 11, 2013, 12:53:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1iL6G.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on January 30, 2013, 09:53:53 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/or1mkp.jpg)

1VCB ready to rock and roll !!!!!!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tupolov on January 30, 2013, 11:26:26 AM
Bag P0rn

(http://i.imgur.com/ZIcHPpe.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on February 05, 2013, 10:17:09 AM
www.facebook.com/defenceimages (http://www.facebook.com/defenceimages)

For those of you that are on the dreaded Facebook, Defence Images does have some awesome photos come up.

Although Tupolov, I'm sorry mate not many bags for you to perve at, hopefully Redders can supply you all you need!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Amraam on February 06, 2013, 01:45:17 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/5/6/1241620739523/H.M.-Armed-Forces-action--001.jpg)

The 'pretend' pilot on the right is obviously Ranger pre crash, Friz is trying to look manly in his desert camo, Red in woodland cammo shocked and wondering  why he has a giant clamp around his nuts.

Not sure who the other two are but they look gay.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on February 07, 2013, 05:47:03 PM
No no no, the guy in the middle is clearly Red as he is in the Navy after all.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on February 07, 2013, 07:13:56 PM
Left to right: Red, Nik, Ian, Friz, Ranger.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on February 07, 2013, 08:49:30 PM
 ;D Nik is Captain America!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hunter87 on February 07, 2013, 09:33:36 PM
i was wondering what that one was supposed to be...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on February 07, 2013, 09:45:12 PM
hmm, in that case he is curveball. i thought it was some sort of camp jet pilot.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on February 07, 2013, 09:50:57 PM
{geek}

He's meant to be part of the RAF Falcons parachute display team.

(http://www.raf.mod.uk/falcons/rafcms/mediafiles/gallery/8A651D0B_1143_EC82_2E558B21590954A2/Fal-2008-042%20%281%29.jpg)

{/geek}
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on February 07, 2013, 10:15:27 PM
HAHAHA Hunter, Ranger. FAIL!

It wasn't spot the non military man in this line up!  ;D
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hunter87 on February 07, 2013, 10:18:23 PM
eh?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on February 07, 2013, 11:58:02 PM
{geek}

He's meant to be part of the RAF Falcons parachute display team.

(http://www.raf.mod.uk/falcons/rafcms/mediafiles/gallery/8A651D0B_1143_EC82_2E558B21590954A2/Fal-2008-042%20%281%29.jpg)

{/geek}

You are a fucking Geek!

Now climb in my ass.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on February 19, 2013, 12:05:57 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/mc8bio.jpg)

Can someone in the know advise...other than pure pride, why are they out training with berets on? Or is this just a nice staged photo?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on February 19, 2013, 12:53:49 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/mc8bio.jpg)

Can someone in the know advise...other than pure pride, why are they out training with berets on? Or is this just a nice staged photo?

Because Green Lids makes us bullet proof, Gen.

They tried filling our Body Armour with Green Lids rather than that pathetic kevlar shit but the sheer power of having so many Green Lids so tightly packed together caused the wearer to have an uncontrollabe errection that could not go away unless a safe distance from said body armour.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on February 19, 2013, 01:13:49 PM
 ;) I knew it would be something simple!!! Cheers Jonny!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on February 21, 2013, 07:30:35 PM
Gen dit.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: GrueneTeufel on April 14, 2013, 11:27:27 PM
(http://s13.postimg.org/fj8nsc0gz/zmwxv.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fj8nsc0gz/)

does this count?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on April 15, 2013, 09:42:32 AM
Jonny and Redders' first meet?

(the geek in me is trying to work out the vehicle - new style jump seats.... warthog?)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on April 15, 2013, 12:54:16 PM
Aren't they from Friz's company or something?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on April 15, 2013, 01:18:34 PM
I think Friz mentioned the one on the left was someone he used to cottage with.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on April 18, 2013, 10:34:59 PM
Oh.  Yeah, those dudes are KRH.  Think that's probably a Bulldog though.  Being cav we always got the shitty end of the stick when having to do the infantry's job for them.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: da12thMonkey on April 18, 2013, 10:38:34 PM
It's a Mastiff 2 :)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on April 29, 2013, 08:02:21 AM
Gen dit.

Two clips, two pins?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on April 29, 2013, 10:47:04 AM
It's a Mastiff 2 :)

Of course, same seats as the foxhound!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Messiah on April 29, 2013, 07:31:42 PM
British Army Close Quarters Marksmanship Training (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yolHVpJr9Fw#ws)

This was fairly awesome, good editing too. Also, we need moarz shotguns in missions.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on May 05, 2013, 08:52:25 PM
This was fairly awesome, good editing too. Also, we need moarz shotguns in missions.


+1 to this. Time for an appropriate mission as an excuse!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on May 06, 2013, 09:06:35 PM
(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a500/3Para-Ninjafox/946913_10151484569479585_1117732699_n_zps31a5e63b.jpg) (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/3Para-Ninjafox/media/946913_10151484569479585_1117732699_n_zps31a5e63b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: JE5TER on June 12, 2013, 10:09:26 AM
www.facebook.com/defenceimages (http://www.facebook.com/defenceimages)

For those of you that are on the dreaded Facebook, Defence Images does have some awesome photos come up.

Although Tupolov, I'm sorry mate not many bags for you to perve at, hopefully Redders can supply you all you need!!!!  ;)

Today's image is quite topical to yesterday discussion  ;)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=598459306855411&set=a.157580150943331.30743.124980674203279&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=598459306855411&set=a.157580150943331.30743.124980674203279&type=1&theater)

I definitely don't see a GPMG slung on his back

>>sigh<<
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Elite on July 24, 2013, 10:35:47 AM
Great footage of the "attacking from the rear"-training. Loved the instructions and how he was saying all the stuff.
And yeah, shotgun looks also nice. But I guess only useful close quarter. So maybe a assault rifle is bit more flexible.  ;D
But nice video!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: smartmason on October 08, 2013, 10:36:36 AM
I took this below after waking up hungover due to a messy night in Limassol, looked out my window and these 4 beautiful typhoons were formed up after plugging into the queen of the sky the vc10! So I took the photo and went back to sleep  ;)
Enjoy!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/smartmason/image.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Aralt on October 08, 2013, 10:57:55 AM
Gucci
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: -HUNTER- on November 10, 2013, 01:26:35 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2807/9724382353_26f9c52160_b.jpg)

Not my photo, been there though... 'Mach Loop'

Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: smartmason on November 10, 2013, 05:05:06 AM
*salutes the mighty tonka!*

never want to work on them though, eurgh, I'll stick to large aircraft  ;)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on November 12, 2013, 09:16:08 PM
Nice pic yuppy and you too hunter, love the ol nado!
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on November 19, 2013, 05:22:43 PM
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1463196_10152046160404393_1783261930_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1392996_10152046160544393_1731777717_n.jpg)

What sight is this (below)? Or is it a battlefield style of having a magnifier and a holo sight?
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/964925_10151983597004393_87163750_o.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Red on November 19, 2013, 05:36:40 PM
He's got an Elcan LDS on his rifle. The EoTech is off-set to the left for use with the UGL in place of the ladder sight.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Nikeleye on November 19, 2013, 05:39:16 PM
I think the most fantastic thing about that pic is how well he fills out the kevlar codpiece.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on November 19, 2013, 06:42:50 PM
Trust you to be staring at his crotch.  My immediate thought was "get that rifle in your shoulder, chap!"

And the second one reminds me of 2 Section's battle cry.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on November 24, 2013, 09:37:41 PM
(http://wallpapers.wallbase.cc/high-resolution/wallpaper-419125.jpg)
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on November 24, 2013, 09:41:54 PM
(http://wallpapers.wallbase.cc/rozne/wallpaper-5603.jpg)

Got brass?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on December 11, 2013, 06:42:13 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1491345_695576667143674_459773828_o.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on December 17, 2013, 04:08:50 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbsucgZCUAAmWrP.jpg:large)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on December 23, 2013, 08:10:00 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1540515_701762789858395_296190075_o.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on January 11, 2014, 05:57:56 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1521791_564012477021774_1106354138_n.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: smartmason on February 13, 2014, 04:55:33 PM
Taxiing herc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiBlynQjuLA#ws)

On the drive home got stuck behind a taxiing herc, thought I'd video it, unfortunately couldn't change it to landscape so it's a bit shit.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on February 13, 2014, 05:59:46 PM
Wtf? why? how? I thought my traffic coming home was bad. why are you sharing tarmac with a herc? isn't there some sort of, you know, road?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: smartmason on February 13, 2014, 07:19:11 PM
Squadron I'm at is on the other side of the brize airfield, have to go round the taxiway to get to it, just as i came out of our car park this beast was just leaving.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: BG on February 13, 2014, 08:28:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiBlynQjuLA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiBlynQjuLA)

On the drive home got stuck behind a taxiing herc, thought I'd video it, unfortunately couldn't change it to landscape so it's a bit shit.
Hate when that happens........
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: IMax Sorbet on February 13, 2014, 09:01:55 PM
Needed more commentary like this:

Excited train guy, New York! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lutNECOZFw#ws)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Flufball on February 13, 2014, 09:38:07 PM
I think you'll find you want Ed Leigh to do all your commentary (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-olympics/25102185).
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on April 23, 2014, 03:14:12 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10303739_10152367814373205_6242477756188137238_n.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on July 23, 2014, 12:19:31 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10534624_10152582292523205_4116892054700930317_n.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Gilson on July 23, 2014, 12:51:08 PM
(http://s12.postimg.org/7hsvr5eaj/Royal_Marines_in_Helmand_014.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Morts on July 23, 2014, 12:54:28 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10534624_10152582292523205_4116892054700930317_n.jpg)

I'm probably in that photo, in the background....
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: LEGION7698 on July 23, 2014, 04:27:39 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10534624_10152582292523205_4116892054700930317_n.jpg)

Is that a rather unsubtle hint?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hatchy on July 24, 2014, 04:48:36 PM
lol stood on the docks?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on July 24, 2014, 05:01:42 PM
nope, Morts is the dot running up the mountain in the far distance.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on July 24, 2014, 05:04:47 PM
Faslane by the look of the background.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on July 24, 2014, 05:45:52 PM
________
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on July 24, 2014, 10:05:47 PM
I'm probably in that photo, in the background....

Living 'behind the wire' at Mount Doom are we? ;)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on July 24, 2014, 11:03:03 PM
One does not simply walk into Faslane.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on July 27, 2014, 05:57:47 PM
Further Fazbat adventures.
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10429317_10152374147029457_1265422706819078139_n.jpg?oh=e0bf378ee16c3d3bbffcd9f72355754f&oe=54518CC2)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on November 10, 2014, 04:57:40 PM
Last T boat heading in for her refit :(

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10536323_10152847090848205_2377700634366672215_o.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on November 10, 2014, 05:02:25 PM
It's okay Ian, they'll never find Red October.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on November 10, 2014, 05:11:59 PM
Did that just come back from Sweden?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on November 10, 2014, 05:24:53 PM
Does "refit" mean "sold for scrap" in this context, or what's the bad news about it?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on November 10, 2014, 05:35:15 PM
Anthony how dare you
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on November 10, 2014, 05:49:02 PM
Lel, I genuinely don't get it. I take it "refit" means something else than putting new gizmos on it then?
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on November 10, 2014, 09:22:52 PM
Lel, I genuinely don't get it. I take it "refit" means something else than putting new gizmos on it then?

This will be her last refit before she goes to the knackers yard.

By the way, I mean that this is the last refit she'll see, not that she's the last boat.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on November 11, 2014, 10:26:16 AM
You still haven't explained the exact meaning of the word refit.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Friznit on November 11, 2014, 10:38:23 AM
It's like fit, but again.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Dr_Chris on November 11, 2014, 11:27:59 AM
It sounds like something lycra-clad chav women pay 20 per session to attend at their local gym.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ian on November 11, 2014, 12:31:40 PM
Refit's basically where they replace all the equipment that's either suffering wear and tear, or an updated version is available. Also can be replacing the core itself (though not in this case).
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on November 20, 2014, 01:13:07 AM
If i had to sum up what freedom looks like...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10452954_10154868037660615_8929063172271358060_o.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Hatchy on November 20, 2014, 10:14:05 AM
Military fitness college mongs visited Marchwood ARC this week

(http://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1462845_10152795073651827_9157744713951779736_n.jpg?oh=c2e8a25609b736d9d89277776ff74301&oe=54E2888D)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on November 20, 2014, 12:00:32 PM
What on earth is that guy back left doing.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Jonny on May 14, 2015, 11:15:05 AM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/3YzH1GQI2Bg/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on May 14, 2015, 11:20:57 AM
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Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Connor on August 09, 2015, 12:43:48 AM
pretty gucci stuff

http://forces.tv/98034250
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Connor on August 19, 2015, 11:25:55 PM
https://youtu.be/R8jXlOxbTXY
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Connor on August 28, 2015, 05:44:37 PM
https://youtu.be/ea0wr966jx4
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on August 28, 2015, 06:35:05 PM
Dat clickbait though...
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Connor on September 16, 2015, 07:35:22 PM
very sexy http://forces.tv/26875935
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on September 19, 2015, 08:20:01 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12036648_1010229315674730_2656182837402520679_n.jpg?oh=3c2767fd3bb22b04fe4e1fa422651f21&oe=5663A4FB)

Vulcan cockpit behind red 1
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Outlaw on September 19, 2015, 08:28:54 PM
It's Airborne weekend here in The Netherlands, because of the anniversary of Operation Market Garden.
In this video we also see British paratroopers alongside military personal throughout the world.

http://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2098948/Zo-zag-u-de-luchtlandingen-in-Ede-zelden
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ace on September 24, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
RAF Eurofighter Typhoons in the Mach loop in North Wales. Cockpit perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT7qrYi8R_M
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ranger on September 25, 2015, 01:02:44 AM
damn that looks like fun. shame about the 5 years of training, the strict requirements, the large chance of failure to get assigned fast jets and then the possibility of the RAF running out of money and selling them all.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Ninjafox on September 26, 2015, 03:45:28 PM
damn that looks like fun. shame about the 5 years of training, the strict requirements, the large chance of failure to get assigned fast jets and then the possibility of the RAF running out of money and selling them all.

dont' forget I believe you have to weigh 14 stone, thats a lot of curries and pies you miss out on.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on September 30, 2015, 03:56:08 PM
Ah well this is good one of my threads has had far more longevity in VCB than I did! I'm hoping life is now calming down a tad now, my lad has now started school and if life allows I may reapply for membership in the future, there's too many good videos on Youtube tempting me! Now where the bloody hell is my TrackIR?!

 :)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Anthony on September 30, 2015, 04:25:17 PM
You suck at navigation a forum dude ;)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Tarnish on September 30, 2015, 05:08:25 PM
You suck at navigation a forum dude ;)

Say what now? Must be as bad as your grammar. ;)
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: AdZ on September 30, 2015, 07:18:07 PM
Ignore him, we have been trying to get rid of him for ages now.
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Laird on October 28, 2015, 10:32:55 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34656051
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Connor on February 05, 2016, 09:05:14 PM
Not brit forces but couldnt see anywhere else for it

this looks like something straight out of arma 3

https://youtu.be/DZlxDFRQ0KQ
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Michael on March 07, 2016, 02:20:09 PM
Saw this on iPlayer today, might interest some of you!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03lbt5n/newsbeat-documentaries-royal-marines-fighting-in-the-freezer
Title: Re: "Best of British": Your favourite photos of British forces in action
Post by: Rasa on November 16, 2017, 01:03:22 PM
Hmm, snipers

(https://i.redd.it/b78lu0honbyz.jpg)