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#41 irregularmedic

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 1624 PM

This thread reminded me of someone attempting to parachute mules. A quick google search turns up this bit on the Chindits using them, but I thought some unit was trying to put mules into aircraft for the Sicily invasion and gave up, finding it too difficult.

 

http://spotlights.fo...mules-in-burma/


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 1719 PM

Reminds me of the IDF attempt to use Llamas in Lebanon. 
I do remember there was something about regular units who trained with them really liking them while most of the noise came from reserve units who never used them and thus could control them too well. It didn't sit good with the media post Lebanon 2.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 0122 AM

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 0233 AM

Actually it appears in Ethipia were cows and oxes from the sky

 

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Upon seeing that, my first thought was:

 

Fighting oxen from the sky.
Fearless cows who jump and die.

Brave cattle is what they say

These are the cattle on the hay


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 0252 AM

 

Actually it appears in Ethipia were cows and oxes from the sky

 

 

 

Upon seeing that, my first thought was:

 

Fighting oxen from the sky.
Fearless cows who jump and die.

Brave cattle is what they say

These are the cattle on the hay

 

 

Barry Sadler does not approve of your shenanigans. Prepare to be haunted by the ghost of a pissed off special forces soldier. 

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 0303 AM

Looks like his stare can kill de-bleated goats.

 

Oh yeah....

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 0317 AM

I lol'd hard... :lol:
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 1002 AM

 

Haflinger horses of the Austrian Jagerbattalions 

 

 

 

Goodness sake, dont show sparky. He will want to mount a recoilless rifle on one at least.

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 1429 PM

ROTFLMAO. :D  Kettenkrad Ausf A? :)

 

 

Re Sadler, I was just looking up his wiki entry. Those eternal mercenary books sound interesting, are they any good?

 

Pulp fiction, but I quite enjoyed them growing up. 


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 1852 PM

This thread reminded me of someone attempting to parachute mules. A quick google search turns up this bit on the Chindits using them, but I thought some unit was trying to put mules into aircraft for the Sicily invasion and gave up, finding it too difficult.

 

http://spotlights.fo...mules-in-burma/

Just re-reading "Silent Wings" about US glider ops in WWII they transported the mules by glider and issued a rifle to the co-pilot to shoot any mule that freaked out on the flight.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 1902 PM

 

This thread reminded me of someone attempting to parachute mules. A quick google search turns up this bit on the Chindits using them, but I thought some unit was trying to put mules into aircraft for the Sicily invasion and gave up, finding it too difficult.

 

http://spotlights.fo...mules-in-burma/

Just re-reading "Silent Wings" about US glider ops in WWII they transported the mules by glider and issued a rifle to the co-pilot to shoot any mule that freaked out on the flight.

 

 

Which, you know, should have worked out well to calm the other mules jam packed into a tiny glider....

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 2009 PM

How about thermal signature?

I would like to see Polish winged hussars back in action, their wings could be used as radio antennas.

Also, Red Army used cavalry to a great extent in Operation Bagration, they could burpass enemy positions over terrain usually considered impassable for mechanised forces. After that, their importance vanished as terrain improved further west.
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Posted 18 November 2014 - 0317 AM

Rhodesian Grey Scout

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 0814 AM

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Hope the horse had earplugs.

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 0908 AM

Well, at least in that B/W pic, the horse seems to have camo.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 1324 PM

 

 

Haflinger horses of the Austrian Jagerbattalions 

 

 

 

Goodness sake, dont show sparky. He will want to mount a recoilless rifle on one at least.

 

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Infantrymen can never wrap their walnut sized brains around the concept of 'Cavalry'.

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The size of the mount matters not, ye bipedal chattle.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 1326 PM

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Hope the horse had earplugs.

 

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Mounts for cavalry unit need to be trained just like their riders. That includes familiarization to (outgoing) gunfire and is the root of a certain % of remounts.

 

See http://www.fivestarr...d-shooting.html

 

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0303 AM

Afghanistan 2001

 

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 2052 PM

Green Beret undergoing MULE Packing Training at Fort Bragg, NC

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 0401 AM

Inner Mongolia, of course...

 

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