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Re: Back in uniform...

#21  Postby Tursas » Jun 12, 2011 7:36 pm

Weaver wrote:You have PRC-77s???!!! I haven't seen one of them since '91! What a clunker.
We mostly use Harris PRC-148s now - having gone through SINCGARS, ASIPs, and some that came and went so quick I never learned them.

Yep, they're still the main CNR at battallion level. We were joking that we probably would have to join NATO to get rid of them--they still work (sort of), and since they're mostly only used in training, and in non-professional conscript troops, the extra weight is "useful". :D
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#22  Postby akigr8 » Jun 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Joining NATO won't help you, I saw one in use last week. :smoke:
To be fair there was only one in use, all the others were of the new kind.

PRC-77s was the only ones we used when I was conscripted in '95.
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#23  Postby Varangian » Jun 12, 2011 8:24 pm

PRC-77 - is that what the heavy fucker is called? In the Swedish Army it was Ra 145, and it is still in use in the Home Guard. Small wonder I had no trouble using it during the recent manoeuvre - it was the same lump I operated 22 years ago. It is going to be replaced, though.

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#24  Postby Ironclad » Jun 12, 2011 9:31 pm

chairman bill wrote:My soldiering days are well behind me now. I'd sign up for something similar if there was an attack on the UK. Or maybe an International Brigade to fight in support of Libyan liberation. Otherwise, I just get nostalgic at the smell of the dawn air, deisel fumes & whenever helis fly overhead, set to land or having just taken off from 40 Commando's base just down the road. And I miss Sea Kings and lobbing out at 800' over a snowy Norway. Sod it, I hate getting old.

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