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  1. Colin Parkinson

    New Frigate for the German Navy

    Germany navy wants a dedicated naval yard German Governments Makes Offer for MV Werften's Rostock Shipyard YT vid talking about what it will look like
  2. Colin Parkinson

    Export Oberon SSK Sub Brief

    A very neat video on our O-boats as well as the RN, RAN
  3. Colin Parkinson

    The never ending story of getting the right squad/platoon

    Take it away and then bring it back again
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Old school RCAF helicopter footage

    Some lower quality footage of a RCAF H-21A in action. Check out the droop on the USAF helo, you would not want to be anywhere near that with the blades turning...
  5. Colin Parkinson

    Suffren class (barracuda) nuclear submarine is expected to enter service with the French navy (Marine Nationale) today

    Not sure how many they are building for this class? The Suffren class (barracuda) nuclear submarine is expected to enter service with the French navy (Marine Nationale) today.
  6. Colin Parkinson

    Aircraft commander, has urged the Ministry of Defence to reconsider the early retirement of the C-130J Hercules fleet.

    Typical UK MND, cut deeply regret later. perhaps if they continue with this, we might pick up a couple more? https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-should-reconsider-plans-to-scrap-c-130/?fbclid=IwAR3zbO5VKMvR7vASmR_8PB8oAOVCrmhdkSUEB59hjxNRPtXYYXhUEWhEIns
  7. Colin Parkinson

    Fincantieri Lays Keel Of Qatar’s Air Defense LPD

    I am really hoping that helicopter model is not to scale. This seems like a odd ship with every type of idea tossed in with minimal forethought? https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/fincantieri-lays-keel-of-qatars-air-defense-lpd/
  8. Colin Parkinson

    You are the reason I drink’ — Airmen bid adieu to decrepit aircraft dubbed ‘Lucifer’s Chariot’

    Worth the read, not an exactly glowing review of the last years of this aircraft...
  9. Colin Parkinson

    Soldier was killed by a bear Tuesday during training in Anchorage

    RIP, poor guy https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2022/05/10/jber-soldier-killed-in-bear-attack-during-training-in-anchorage-army-says/ A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier was killed by a bear Tuesday during training in Anchorage, the base said. The U.S. Army Alaska soldier was...
  10. Colin Parkinson

    Good article on the Ram tank

    Good article on the Ram tank, it's translated so expect some quirky grammar https://warspot.net/536-anglo-canadian-cruiser?utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest
  11. Colin Parkinson

    King air crash, apparently all crew ok

    Glad they all survived ok https://www.facebook.com/RCAF.ARC At approximately 12 p.m. on January 31, an accident occurred at the Thunder Bay Airport in Ontario involving a Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. All three Royal Canadian Air Force members...
  12. Colin Parkinson

    BREAKING: HMCS Montreal is back in Halifax after leaving Wednesday for the Mediterranean & Black Seas.

    I wonder if the PAO office neglected to tell the press this was the plan or the media neglected to realize it was the plan?
  13. Colin Parkinson

    New light transport for US Special Forces

    Also has some attack capabilities as well, road runners beware! I wonder if Acme had a hand in development? MC-145B Wily Coyote https://en.view60s.com/mc-145b-wily-coyote-new-american-special-forces-armed-transport-plane/?fbclid=IwAR2lVMWqxKhoKBociFtorhJc88J0KONzjcv3IzvnIB6oy11TX4w1fYDu_Gk
  14. Colin Parkinson

    Speak to a Marine Tech

    I see they are trying to recruit, although I suspect a good portion of their target market is on Instagram https://www.facebook.com/events/986258312275528/?ref=newsfeed
  15. Colin Parkinson

    Aircraft technician is facing a gun manufacturing charge and other weapons offences after a search of a residence at CFB Moose Jaw

    Hmm could have a 80% lower that he did not register and over-capacity magazine could mean anything from a mag with the rivet removed, mag that can hold 6 instead of 5, a 25rd mag for the Ruger 10/22 or a 100rd drum mag for an AR that has not been blocked. A 32-year-old aircraft technician is...
  16. Colin Parkinson

    That time the UN Just FORGOT about a whole Unit of Peacekeepers in Sierra Leone

    Sadly I am just not surprised, this is such a UN thing to do. That time the UN Just FORGOT about a whole Unit of Peacekeepers in Sierra Leone In an organisation as gigantic as the United Nations, things sometimes go missing. A stapler here, a pen there... Oh yeah, and that time they lost an...
  17. Colin Parkinson

    1997, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Freedom of the City, Calgary, Ab

    I am assuming some members here were in this parade, although a tad younger and fitter.....
  18. Colin Parkinson

    Five men use turbans to rescue stranger dangerously stuck beside B.C. waterfall

    Some good news story Five men are being called heroes for their quick thinking after they ended up rescuing a man who slid toward raging water. Arvindjeet Singh and his four friends were hiking at Golden Ears Provincial Park on Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 11), when they spotted a man dangerously...
  19. Colin Parkinson

    Trucking issue at California ports

    Coming to us soon as well I suspect The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3...
  20. Colin Parkinson

    An engineers guide to the 5 worst tanks

    A good video to show to aspiring engineers