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GMK

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  1. Japan's first Osprey

    Makes sense in light that the Western Army Region is responsible for generating the equivalent of marines - they even have US amtracs (AAV-7).
  2. Japan's first Osprey

    Can't believe I didn't see it!
  3. Japan's first Osprey

    https://theaviationist.com/?p=43372 Looks fantastic!
  4. British Bushmaster

    Mick, you'll have to defete the extra seat - there's no seat under the left, rear hatch. The RWS isn't correct for British Bushmasters - steal one from a Stryker kit. If you're talking to Kinetic, you may want to ask whether they're doing the forward-facing gunner's seat behind the driver.
  5. HMS Queen Elizabeth Sea Trials

    Apparently the first high speed run clocked at 27 knots - not terrible!
  6. HMS Queen Elizabeth Sea Trials

    First recovery & launch from across the pond.
  7. HMS Queen Elizabeth Sea Trials

    Seems like the builder's trials have served their purpose, then. Hopefully, a reasonably simple remediation. No doubt this will be viewed as a setback by the anti-carrier crowd and fashioned into a crude weapon to beat UK carrier aviation over the head with.
  8. India wants France's old Jaguars

    Maybe tie the Jag acquisition to the Rafale negotiation debacle?
  9. 1/48 M1A2 Abrams from Tamiya!!

    In Australian service, the driver's hatch is generally open when being ground guided. Something about the driver's hatch, when opening, having an interlock that prevents the turret traversing. The loader's hatch, on the other hand.....
  10. USAF Mirage F1?

    From what I can recall, aren't the boneyard F-16s being consumed as full-scale targets (QF-16), replacing the almost-expended QF-4? I wonder whether the A-4 under contract will stop flying now? Considering the USAF/USN kills of Iraqi Mirage F1, maybe this could be considered a nostalgia/recapturing the magic trip! 😂
  11. USAF Mirage F1?

    https://videos.lesechos.fr/lesechos/sujet-actus/la-france-vend-63-mirages-doccasion-aux-etats-unis/ruz8uv' 63 ex-French Air Force Mirage F1?
  12. 1/48 M1A2 Abrams from Tamiya!!

    A bit disappointed, tbh. The Flyhawk 1/72 offering looks more detailed, especially around the exhaust, crew hatches, & tracks. The layout of the kit doesn't suggest other (non-A2) variants, nor does the hull support SEP variants. The boxtop is 100% accurate - this is a plain vanilla M1A2 - it's just that this is one of the least-produced variants of this vehicle.
  13. From the looks of it, there's an OOB US Navy variant: https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/tigermodel.html As I'm led to understand it, the boats operate in support of SEALS, but not by SEALS.
  14. British Bushmaster

    I saw these pre-delivery: suffice it to say that they're closer in configuration to the Dutch (RNLA) configuration Bushmasters, both inside (gunner seat on the driver's side, aft of him), & out (appliqué armour). The RWS I saw was a variant of the Protector RWS (close to the M151, albeit with British smoke dischargers), with the 40mm GMG fitted. Colour was UK Stone (except the inside of the bins were in Australian tan). I have omitted mentioning any of the "special" stuff.
  15. Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the UK

    The prototype JLTV contenders were available in right hand drive variants when Australia was part of the program - wonder if that'll get dusted off?
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