Monday, 17 April 2017

.30 Carbine

M1 Carbine

M1A1 Carbine

M2 Carbine

M3 Carbine

M1 Carbine fitted with a M4 bayonet
M1 Carbine fitted with a M8 grenade launcher with a M1A2 projection adapter and a Mk 2 grenade
M1 Carbine fitted with a M84 2.2x sight
Fulton Armory M3 Scout Carbine

Fulton Armory M1A1 Scout Carbine
Inland Manufacturing M1 1945 Carbine

Inland Manufacturing M1 Scout Carbine

Inland Manufacturing T-30 Sniper Carbine fitted with a Hi-Lux M82G2 2.5x sight

Auto-Ordnance AOM160

James River Armory Rockola T3 Carbine fitted with Hi-Lux M82 2.5x sight

Excel Arms X30R

Armalon AL30C

Sunday, 19 March 2017

AW139 helicopter

Irish Air Corps AgustaWestland AW139
Italian Air Force HH-139A
Irish Air Corps AW139 carrying a Bambi Bucket
Irish Air Corps AW139 winching
Irish Air Corps AW139 with Irish Army Ranger Wing fast-roping

Cost: €12.5 million [source]

Features of the AW139 Utility Helicopter include:
  • A large, unobstructed cabin of 8 cubic metres.
  • Large main cabin doors on both sides of the helicopter with low sill height for easy ingress and egress.
Military support capability:
  • 8 equipped (115kg) troops / 280 nm range.
  • 8 equipped (115kg) troops / 150 nm range + 380 kg of additional equipment. 
  • NVG capability (night vision).
  • External underslung load up to 2720 kgs.

Air ambulance Capability: 
  • With 3 crew, 2 medics, 1 patient and neo-natal equipment it has 140 nautical miles radius of action.

Performance:
  • Maximum cruise speed of 167 kts.
  • Range in excess of 400mn on standard fuel tanks.
  • IFR capability (instrument flight at night).
  • 3-axis digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS). 

Other features:

  • Powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67C engines.
  • Modern ‘glass cockpit’ based on 4 screen LCD, colour display
  • Low pilot workload through ergonomic design and cockpit management aids.
  • High tail rotor (2.3m clearance) for ground safety
  • Improved stability on the ground through long wheelbase and wide track.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Mobile Gun System

Irish Army Panhard AML 90 (90mm)

French Army ERC 90 Sagaie (90mm)

French Army AMX 10 RC (105mm)


United States Army Stryker Mobile Gun System (105mm)

Spanish Army Centauro (105mm)
 
Belgian Army MOWAG Piranha IIIC AIV DF90 (90mm)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

AR15 variants in the US military

AR15
 
XM16
 
XM16E1
 
M16
 
M16A1
 
XM177E1
 
GAU-5/A
 
XM177E2
 
GAU-5A/A
 
M231 Firing Port Weapon
 
M16A2
 
M16A1 Special Low Profile
 
XM4 Carbine
 
M4 Carbine
 
Mk12 Special Purpose Rifle
 
Mk18
 
Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle
 
Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
 
M4A1 Carbine
 
M16A4
 
HK416
 
M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle

Monday, 20 April 2015

Land Rover

Irish Army Land Rover Defender ambulance
 
British Army Land Rover