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Posted: 8/27/2005 3:13:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 3:21:52 PM EDT by Bostonterrier97]


Maj Gen McColl inspects an old British
rifle, a prized trophy from the Second
Afghan War (1878-80)




So...we gotta Deal!...3 Goats for the Enfield and I'll throw in my Daughter to sweeten the sale...
Sold!



Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:14:54 PM EDT
Pic of a Ghurka in Afghanistan


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:16:00 PM EDT
needs some norrell's.

I wonder what he is asking for that rifle? couple goats?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:16:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:16:44 PM EDT
Very cool.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:16:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:23:13 PM EDT

RAF Medic with Afghani Girl

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:24:14 PM EDT

A Romanian military policeman from
265 MP Battalion and a female
Lance-Corporal from the UK's 156
Provost Company on joint patrol in Kabul

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:29:43 PM EDT

An RAF Regiment gunner stops to
pay his respects at the graves of
British Servicemen from the
nineteenth century, buried at Kabul's
European cemetery






Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:29:58 PM EDT
So like when can we start flying over there and organizing group buys????


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:31:44 PM EDT


Warrant Officer Graham Smith of 216
Air Assault Squadron, with Tiger, newly
adopted mascot of 16 Air Assault Brigade
Headquarters, which acts as ISAF's
operational command centre


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:37:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 3:38:36 PM EDT by Bostonterrier97]

Man...This Job SUCKS!

Afghan Mine Clearance Team...

Hey! Watch where you put that Stick!





Oops!


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:40:41 PM EDT
Cool pics.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:50:05 PM EDT

You know..sometimes I like the Brits...especially some of their traditions.

Here we see how an unpopular CO gets his comeuppance..


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:54:36 PM EDT
Don't you mean durka durka?


Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
Pic of a Ghurka in Afghanistan

www.operations.mod.uk/fingal/fimages/gurkha.jpg

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:57:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 3:59:11 PM EDT by MachinegunManiac]
Whats with their BDUs(or whatevever the Brits call them) and their field jackets. I thought they had a desert uniform. Is it because their air force?

And those colored patches and the berets in the combat zone? Weird.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:02:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
A Romanian military policeman from
265 MP Battalion and a female
Lance-Corporal from the UK's 156
Provost Company on joint patrol in Kabul

www.operations.mod.uk/fingal/fimages/ro_uk_patrol01.jpg



Uh oh. He's got that look in his eye.

I wonder if he just asked her to check
out his "foregrip."



Cool pics, BT!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:10:52 PM EDT
Nice pics. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:11:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
Pic of a Ghurka in Afghanistan

Where do they keep the Khukri knife?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:17:02 PM EDT
Lumpy?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:18:21 PM EDT
be aware..... not all knifes are the same...



Taffy
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:21:55 PM EDT
When I saw the title I began thinking "Since when did the afghanis make SA80s?!?!?!?!?"

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:26:52 PM EDT
Nice pics, Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:09:35 PM EDT
thanks for sharing the pics of our allies.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:28:49 AM EDT
Cool pics!!!


Thanks
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:52:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
An RAF Regiment gunner stops to
pay his respects at the graves of
British Servicemen from the
nineteenth century, buried at Kabul's
European cemetery









Did they repair the cemetary site? It looks like it. That kinda got to me. wow.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:59:32 AM EDT
Great pics. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:28:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
When I saw the title I began thinking "Since when did the afghanis make SA80s?!?!?!?!?"




No Way...The primitive Afghan and Pakistan Tribesmen know crap when they see it.

No SA-80's will be produced in Dharra.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:32:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:



Thats an Afghani Home Depot, that is how they sell "lumber".

That one looks real familiar, I am 99% sure it is on Ring Road just north or south of Kabul. Those ruins in the post above look real familiar also.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:52:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
So like when can we start flying over there and organizing group buys????



Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:06:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 9:07:38 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
So like when can we start flying over there and organizing group buys????






I had an ANA soldier offer to trade an extra AK for my sunglasses a few weeks ago. You can buy an AK for a fraction of what an old Enfield runs, just because all we can take home are the old Enfields so they bring more $$$$ for them from us.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:09:50 AM EDT
He could buy every Enfield he finds and sell them in the UK or US.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:14:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4v50:
He could buy every Enfield he finds and sell them in the UK or US.



I've considered it, what do they bring back home? Keep in mind very few here have all original parts and some are highly, highly "customized".
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:20:42 AM EDT
Thanks for the Pic's and everything else!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:29:29 AM EDT
those pics by the cemetary are real nice. Nothin glike that military connection between past and present. IIRC, even in US, basic training involves service, unit, etc. history - right?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:40:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

Originally Posted By 4v50:
He could buy every Enfield he finds and sell them in the UK or US.



I've considered it, what do they bring back home? Keep in mind very few here have all original parts and some are highly, highly "customized".




Up here I can get an original in shootable condition for around $200CDN, the price varies from that on condition. One of the range owners just bought a Tower of London flintlock pistol for 600, unfired, take it all for what you will
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:41:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
Cool pics.

...yup and I like that camo pattern.....................so not digital!!...................Would love to get a jacket in that!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:54:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 11:15:09 AM EDT by streetfighter]

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:

Originally Posted By General_Tso:
Cool pics.

...yup and I like that camo pattern.....................so not digital!!...................Would love to get a jacket in that!!



How many do you want???

Mark
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:59:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 11:14:53 AM EDT by streetfighter]
Oops, double post
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:00:22 AM EDT
How much and so on......................................
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:29:36 AM EDT
I'd love to get my hands on one of the Brit field-jackets.

I was going to trade for one at Grafenwoehr, but the Abbott battery left before we could swap our gear!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:36:00 AM EDT
I think it is some of the smartest looking stuff out there........................I just bought a digital boonie hat.to se eif it would grow on me........It did'nt........I guess I am too "old schol" to appreciate digital camo!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:22:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 11:25:55 AM EDT by streetfighter]

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
How much and so on......................................



If you really are interested in one, I can look into prices and possibly getting and sending one over to you.
It's no problem. Really.

British DPM (disruptive pattern material) has for a long time been considered the best camo design available. Many others are based on it and it is sold to other countries as well.

The guy in the pic with the dog is wearing a Goretex over-jacket. These are readily available on the surplus market
Here's an example from Ebay UK Goretex jacket

Other types available are the Soldier 95 jacket in Ripstop. leightweight yet hard wearing and very comfortable. This is very popular with shooters over here, and the SAS type smock. This has a hood and is in a heavier windproof cotton.

Mark
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:31:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
the SAS type smock. This has a hood and is in a heavier windproof cotton.

Mark



Ventile?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:33:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
the SAS type smock. This has a hood and is in a heavier windproof cotton.

Mark



Ventile?



Don't know much about textiles

Mark
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:35:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
the SAS type smock. This has a hood and is in a heavier windproof cotton.

Mark



Ventile?



Don't know much about textiles

Mark



Could you find out? Ventile is a special weave of cotton, so tight that the yarns close up when they get wet, actually preventing moisture from passing through. Commercially made (Barbour) jackets and smocks made with Ventile sell for over $500 in the US.

I'd be really interested if I could get my hands on some for a lot less.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:43:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
the SAS type smock. This has a hood and is in a heavier windproof cotton.

Mark



Ventile?



Don't know much about textiles

Mark



Could you find out? Ventile is a special weave of cotton, so tight that the yarns close up when they get wet, actually preventing moisture from passing through. Commercially made (Barbour) jackets and smocks made with Ventile sell for over $500 in the US.

I'd be really interested if I could get my hands on some for a lot less.



Barbours sell for over $500 You're joking, right??
I have a Barbour, who wants it
So a Barbour is Ventile cotton, and then waxed, am I correct??
All I can tell you from looking at the washing label on my "SAS" jacket is it's 70% cotton and 30% polyester. The material is quite heavy and has a brushed denim feel to it.
upon closer inspection it is similar to the Barbour's material.
Mark
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:55:43 AM EDT
Mark, waxed Barbours are around $350 here. Fucking exchange rate, mate.

Ventile clothing is not waxed. It does not need the wax proofing to repel water, the fabric alone does it by itself. That's why it's so dear.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:00:29 PM EDT
WOW....I didnt expect it to around $500 for sure.......................I was thinking about 1 Jacket if you could fid a price so we could see how much than I would be able to make a decision based on the shipped price...................I dont want you to waste too much time on this.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:01:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
So like when can we start flying over there and organizing group buys????






I had an ANA soldier offer to trade an extra AK for my sunglasses a few weeks ago. You can buy an AK for a fraction of what an old Enfield runs, just because all we can take home are the old Enfields so they bring more $$$$ for them from us.



What? You can bring home Enfields?

???

I thought pretty much anything weapon related from AFG and IQ was a big no-no.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:09:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
So like when can we start flying over there and organizing group buys????






I had an ANA soldier offer to trade an extra AK for my sunglasses a few weeks ago. You can buy an AK for a fraction of what an old Enfield runs, just because all we can take home are the old Enfields so they bring more $$$$ for them from us.



What? You can bring home Enfields?

???

I thought pretty much anything weapon related from AFG and IQ was a big no-no.




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