reply to post by 13th Zodiac
G,day mate. ok. there is a lot i can add to your's and several of the other posts. the combined strength of what used to be called the australian
regular army (green machine) raaf (riffraff) ran (pussers) is less than the operational sttrength of the indonesian special forces think you spell em
kopassus, they were still in training at the old jtc jungle training centre at canungra when our lads flew into timor in the hercs. indo troops
watched them land. indonesia had something like 27 battalions of para military police there at the time. but we were not luckly. a us marine meu had
just finished an exercise in aussie. had their leave in darwin and embarked then parked of the east coast of timor.
note; ( a mate an army cook warned for timor 9 months prior to event.) the us sec of state paid a visit to the pres. of indonesia pior to our
arrival. you understand what im saying. now.when we decided to replace our mirage. the raaf picked the f15 told bob hawkes govt and got shot down to
expensive pick again hence the purchase of the f18. (the failed f17) they arrived here with an attack radar capable of tracking only two targets
whilst the f14 could handle four. great plane the f18 haha. one reason only twin engined planes were considered. the high death rate of mirage pilots
from flame out was not to happen again. raaf told to only consider twin engined aircraft. how do i know these things i was seconded to the raaf at the
time and my sec clearence was higher than bloody rumour.
moving on, the bob and paul road show went to indonesia and promised the indo's that we were only buying the f18's for defence and would never use
the f18's against the indo's. so yes we are scared of the largest muslim nation on earth. and by the way your mate's 15 foot haines hunter runabout
can make the trip from aussie to indo
. now if you intend to stand on the beach and fight an invader mate. what the frig you goind to fight with. your cricket bat.
remember all the slr's, ar15's, gerands, m1a1's, ar10's, mini ruger 14's in 5.56 and 7.62, pus the civvie versions the galil/uzi and the swiss and
itilian mil spec rifles are gone. spoken like a true civilian but i admire your guts bloke.
now, when little dep. sheriff john was our fearless leader he signed and agreement with the indo's. that if either govt ever felt threatened they
could call on and receive military help from the other. (think about the wording in my last sentence). so. i think it would be somewhat prudent to
learn about the diff weapons indo troops carry. ak's, m16's, aussie styr's (kmart special) and singapores rifle think it is called a sa80.
now in 76 or was it 77 i dont remember which a aussie/ indo infantry exercise was setup to be conducted here in aussie. 3RAR (old faithfull) was to
play with them one of the companies pulled a bit of a jackup (we will not train them or with them as we will have to fight them sometime in the next
10 years.) so, another company went and played with the (roofing nails) yeah that's what they look like with a m1 helmet on. the 3RAR blokes God bless
em ran the indo's into the ground most goin down with heat stroke and they also received a lesson. the bloody hard way. in aussie infantry tactics.
thus endeth the lesson
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