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21st Apr 2022, 08:50
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

Coming from a former mobile fuel bowser driver...

Coming from a former mobile fuel bowser driver I'd rather be hit with a full tank than empty tank. Fuel burns but fuel vapors explode if ignited.
Standing joke in the squad was that incase of war...
18th Apr 2022, 08:16
Replies: 444
Views: 163,335
Posted By SnowFella

Very brief video clip, 2 seconds, is doing the...

Very brief video clip, 2 seconds, is doing the rounds now and seem to confirm WillFlyForCheese's sleuthing.
https://twitter.com/Liveuamap/status/1515960492338126848
5th Apr 2022, 12:57
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

Naturally all depending on how sensitive the...

Naturally all depending on how sensitive the laser warning sensor is but I'd doubt just aiming the laser just a few meters off target would render it null and void, would be enough scatter in the...
1st Apr 2022, 22:40
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

Unless they have had anti-tamper devices fitted...

Unless they have had anti-tamper devices fitted that is. Kick one of them and you will rather rapidly find yourself part of the scenery.
29th Mar 2022, 00:44
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

NLAW in it's direct attack mode has selectable...

NLAW in it's direct attack mode has selectable arming range, normal setting is 100m but with the flick of a switch it can be changed to 20m.
19th Mar 2022, 03:35
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

Not sure if it's been posted already but rather...

Not sure if it's been posted already but rather "interesting" and ultimately not successful tactics on display here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c78O7zWwkrA

Low level flying right over the...
6th Mar 2022, 20:34
Replies: 189
Views: 27,738
Posted By SnowFella

Yep, that's likely the same file. I got access to...

Yep, that's likely the same file. I got access to them, it's 4 files in all, just a month or so ago through an MP.net facebook group.
5th Mar 2022, 23:41
Replies: 189
Views: 27,738
Posted By SnowFella

Don't have any relevant information about it but...

Don't have any relevant information about it but way back then I was a member at MP.net and remember the thread well. The bit you have posted above would of been the original posting that later was...
27th Feb 2022, 07:48
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By SnowFella

Could well be wrong but don't think they can make...

Could well be wrong but don't think they can make runflats for vehicles weighing that much. Had "pseudo" runflats on my truck (4x4 Scania TGB-30) back during my service days but that more or less...
10th Feb 2022, 00:25
Replies: 438
Views: 310,052
Posted By SnowFella

Timelapse of what they believe is the aftermath...

Timelapse of what they believe is the aftermath of that solar storm. Pretty expensive little lightshow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUlAz_Oxv4Q
25th Jan 2022, 08:07
Replies: 66
Views: 16,470
Posted By SnowFella

Grew up with the parents owning a summer house in...

Grew up with the parents owning a summer house in what must of been a Swedish LFA, from memory there even was an off the grid airbase not far from there, and not once did I feel like I was about to...
7th Jan 2022, 05:58
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By SnowFella

Just got to hope the sonar equipment has some...

Just got to hope the sonar equipment has some quick auto mute or the tech manning it likely had his/her eardrums meet in the middle!
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2021, 05:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By SnowFella

Yep, if I'm to go by FR24 and the shots I got...

Yep, if I'm to go by FR24 and the shots I got there's 6 of them out over Sydney's west.
FR24 had 40-012 doing circles over RAAF Glenbrook (never coming over my suburb) and I've got shots of 025,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2021, 04:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By SnowFella

Someone must of listened, just had a 4 ship come...

Someone must of listened, just had a 4 ship come cruising past the house no more than a few minutes ago!
Going by FR24 the show started out at Holsworthy.

Edit: looks like there's a 5th one out...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2021, 07:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By SnowFella

Hope they sent them out my way over the west,...

Hope they sent them out my way over the west, been years since I had anything but the all too frequent police bird or blackhawk overflight, last time I can remember seeing an NH90 out here was Royal...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2021, 05:01
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By SnowFella

Straight quote from the Hills Police Area...

Straight quote from the Hills Police Area command's FB page followed by a photo of an NH90, was posted yesterday afternoon, guess it could be related.
13th May 2021, 04:45
Replies: 111
Views: 59,420
Posted By SnowFella

Think there's a mixup between planes, sounds more...

Think there's a mixup between planes, sounds more to me that the Cessna was the solo.
The video that mentions first solo is even titled "This all happened during my first student solo at KAPA. I was...
12th May 2021, 23:07
Replies: 111
Views: 59,420
Posted By SnowFella

Vas Aviation already has the video out it seems. ...

Vas Aviation already has the video out it seems.
https://youtu.be/f5tb2dVWJqc
29th Apr 2021, 07:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By SnowFella

Not sure if kg's would be needed really, ofcource...

Not sure if kg's would be needed really, ofcource depending on the target. I'd think a swarm of UAV's that each carry a shape charge or EFP warheads capable of poking a finger sized hole in a hull...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2021, 11:00
Replies: 12
Views: 6,279
Posted By SnowFella

Seahawk by the looks of it, nose mounted FLIR and...

Seahawk by the looks of it, nose mounted FLIR and that tail gear is a dead giveaway.
Image of mine from Bulli.
https://live.staticflickr.com/947/28440047028_8d87f75fdb_b.jpg
15th Apr 2021, 05:38
Replies: 18
Views: 6,382
Posted By SnowFella

More to it than what the "Daily Fail" hints at,...

More to it than what the "Daily Fail" hints at, guess they are parroting what the ABC originally showed before fixing their narrative...plus it's HMAS Supply, not HMAS Sydney....
29th Mar 2021, 08:52
Replies: 87
Views: 26,144
Posted By SnowFella

Never had the chance of anything room based as I...

Never had the chance of anything room based as I did my service with 16 people bunk rooms, no reason to ruin things for the other 15 people. So in our case it mostly ended up being low level pranks....
28th Mar 2021, 07:24
Replies: 32
Views: 9,026
Posted By SnowFella

True. Big difference would be in time to get out....

True. Big difference would be in time to get out. In 45 minutes I bet I could get out of a car even without tools but in 4-5 minutes before submerged it would be a whole different deal!
Think in...
28th Mar 2021, 05:05
Replies: 32
Views: 9,026
Posted By SnowFella

Might add here that police have since revised the...

Might add here that police have since revised the timeline, claiming he wasn't on the phone with a dispatcher for 45 minutes...it was more like 3.5 minutes before the line cut out according to them....
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2021, 06:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,791
Posted By SnowFella

Going by the news right now it was a rotor strike...

Going by the news right now it was a rotor strike against what looks like a mast, haven't been able to find any video online but 9 News is about to "premiere" it in their broadcast.
Lucky it didn't...
16th Feb 2021, 05:28
Replies: 88
Views: 17,989
Posted By SnowFella

Here's a good one for temporary vs permanent...

Here's a good one for temporary vs permanent cavity, temporary is caused by the shockwave and permanent by the bullet mushrooming or fragmenting.
https://youtu.be/5J9hCDr21mo
Note the first test,...
16th Feb 2021, 04:28
Replies: 88
Views: 17,989
Posted By SnowFella

I'll echo the call for BS, there's no way even a...

I'll echo the call for BS, there's no way even a .50 will kill unless it hits, been tested time and time again and there's not even near the energy required from a close pass.
The Mythbusters test...
8th Feb 2021, 19:56
Replies: 88
Views: 17,989
Posted By SnowFella

Let me google that for you. ...

Let me google that for you.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_recorded_sniper_kills
8th Feb 2021, 05:52
Replies: 88
Views: 17,989
Posted By SnowFella

Lots depend on the round fired though, stopping a...

Lots depend on the round fired though, stopping a regular fmj vs stopping something like a Raufoss Mk211 or SLAP round is a world apart!
Just donít forget to remove the muzzle break if you intend to...
7th Feb 2021, 23:18
Replies: 88
Views: 17,989
Posted By SnowFella

No real issue making a strikeplate that can stop...

No real issue making a strikeplate that can stop a .50BMG, stopping the spalling that will occur from the hit could however be a problem.
Hit will likely break some ribs but I'd rather live with...
10th Dec 2020, 08:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,937
Posted By SnowFella

First landing at Badgerys Creek.

Couldn't even wait for the strips to be finished before the first one plunked down it seems.
https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/nsw/sydney/2020/12/10/plane-lands-badgerys-creek/
20th Oct 2020, 23:48
Replies: 28
Views: 8,312
Posted By SnowFella

Might not be in a flying adaptation but way back...

Might not be in a flying adaptation but way back in the day I had a fair bit of contact with VBS1 when it was rolled out for US and Australian forces. Bit from the development side but mostly beta...
16th Oct 2020, 05:56
Replies: 31
Views: 7,569
Posted By SnowFella

Just spent a few days down the coast from Sydney...

Just spent a few days down the coast from Sydney and it's a never ending parade of low flying Navy, Army and Airforce airframes coming through at low level following the coastline. Some days you can...
3rd Jul 2020, 04:10
Replies: 2,040
Views: 411,499
Posted By SnowFella

Easier in that it's usually dead easy to keep a...

Easier in that it's usually dead easy to keep a low and stable temperature for ages without having to resort to building a snake in the weber. Just pile in the charcoal, light it in one spot and as...
19th Apr 2020, 07:12
Replies: 36
Views: 9,653
Posted By SnowFella

Looks like it doesn't even have to be in the air...

Looks like it doesn't even have to be in the air for a "woopsie" to take place, sadly this one had fatal results....
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