posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Bulldog 52
Hello Dopey English bloke here again, I only criticize our Government for not giving the soldiers the basic kit to fight with, they have had to use
substandard equipment for ages.
No your critiseing the british armed forces.
The government in effect doesnt see the need for us to have a strong military power, why?
Look who our friend over the pond is..
Look at the guns they had, SA80 used to stop working getting jammed all the time.
Its the most accurate assualt rifle in the world, the british army had to change the sniper entry levels due to its high accuracy level.
It is not a sand weapon, its a european weapon and every L-98 I have used, wich is the exact same except it fires single shot, has worked fine
Then the radios that were issued to them did not work,
Every military makes mistakes.
what about invading Iraq and most of the Brits were in European camouflage and pit boots, instead of desert equipment.
6000 troops is not most of the army.
The lack of camo gear is absolute bull, the british army had 92,650 desert lightweight jackets and 89,700 pairs of desert lightweight trousers.
Tell me do 26,000 men need 92,650 pairs of lighweight jackets?
Thats 14650 spare jakets and 11700 spare tousers giveing men 3 pairs each.
I'm not a traitor just pointing out some facts to you who think the UKs forces are the best.
You are trying to say european matriels are crap and the US is the best in the world.
The men are the best in the world but we let them down by giving them crap stuff to work with.
The equipment they have is the best we can get and some of it is the best in the world.
[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]