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by Niner
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane

So why was this Iranian top General and supposed number two guy in Iran at an airport in Iraq? Whatever plane brought him there likely did not do so in secrecy. Certainly it had to have been known that he was visiting among Iraq officials and the US obviously knew. If his mission was to coordinate a...
by Niner
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane

Satellite images showed the intercept. Video images show the plane glowing and engulfed with fire. There are bits of missile in the vicinity of where the plane body crashes. Hardly a topic the Iranian leadership could cover up. Obviously the Iranian military air defense is not all that well organize...
by Niner
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Why The British Are Undefeated World War Champions
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Why The British Are Undefeated World War Champions

Very good example Eoin.

Like what Duncan asked.... are you safe from the fires?
by Niner
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: BOTR
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: BOTR

Nice looking rifle. Odd feature with the screw out bolt one shot at a time extra step thing. Seems pretty unnecessary. However, very unique.
by Niner
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: L1A1 SLR (FAL)
Replies: 27
Views: 482

Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

Vern, sometimes I carried one bandoleer and sometimes two. I think most combat troops never loaded a full 20 rounds to any magazine either. The idea was that a fully compressed spring would be more likely to fail to push the ammo load upward and potentially cause a feed failure. I think the general ...
by Niner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Difficult
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Difficult

Duncan, we just got through the "holiday season". Santa, "Stockings were hung by the chimney with care", A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer, Scrooge, Christmas cards, jingle bells, Silent night, the wise men following a star with gifts, the "it came to pass", story....to say n...
by Niner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

On this date a hundred years ago it was announced that Boston had traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. The sum paid was considered large for the day at six figures. The Sultan of Swat only got a $10,000 raise doubling his yearly pay. Too bad for Ruth there were no free agents back in those days. https:/...
by Niner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Why The British Are Undefeated World War Champions
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Why The British Are Undefeated World War Champions

Duncan, it's just the word inflections of British English being different from American English and coupled with jargon not used in America it's hard to follow.....particularly when he speaks quickly running the words together. You probably have the same kind of problem following French....or Americ...
by Niner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1602
Views: 387460

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

So you got some electronic devices that have service providers?