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6 months 6 days ago #403 by Maquisard
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6 months 6 days ago #404 by snowman
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:rofl:


"Walk through all fear no matter what."

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6 months 6 days ago #405 by Maquisard
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I prefer unemployment, medical coverage and social assistance over crime and drugs : P

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6 months 6 days ago #406 by snowman
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In many cases, the former will help create the latter :gj:

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3 months 3 weeks ago #407 by Maquisard
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That time Egypt pulled a perfect 'MacGyver' move to defend its ships from air attack





When Egypt bought the two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships that France declined to sell to Russia, one thing that didn't come with those vessels was the armament.

According to the "16th Edition of Combat Fleets of the World," Russia had planned to install a mix of SA-N-8 missiles and AK-630 Gatling guns on the vessels if France has sold them to the Kremlin. But no such luck for Egypt, which had two valuable vessels that were unarmed – or, in the vernacular, sitting ducks.





And then, all of a sudden, they weren't unarmed anymore. A video released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense celebrating the Cleopatra 2017 exercise with the French navy shows that the Egyptians have channeled MacGyver — the famed improviser most famously played by Richard Dean Anderson — to fix the problem



Scenes from the video show at least two AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air-defense vehicles — better known as the M1097 — tied down securely on the deck of one of the vessels, which have been named after Egyptian leaders Gamel Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat. The Humvee-based vehicles carry up to eight FIM-92 Stinger anti-air missiles and also have a M3P .50-caliber machine gun capable of firing up to 1200 rounds a minute.



You can see them at 0 minutes and 20 seconds
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3 months 3 weeks ago #408 by snowman
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:gj:


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