Wednesday, 15 November 2017

13 pounder gun

British Army King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery 13 pounder field gun

British Army Royal Horse Artillery 13 pounder field gun World War 1
British Army 13 pounder Mk III anti-aircraft gun on a Mk II mounting on a Thornycroft Type J lorry World War 1
British Navy 13 pounder Mk V naval gun on Motor Launch ML 81 World War 1

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.

  • 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.