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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Browsing t'net and found this
http://www.militarybikes.com/products.html


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:34 pm 
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And this one:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:10 pm 
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I know someone who has one of these, in olive green too :D

I thought it was full-sus until I looked closer and realised it actually folds at the seat tube.

The one I've seen has some low-end Shimano kit on it though, and unbranded suspension forks, and for a "Paratrooper" bike which I guess is supposedly air-portable it's quite portly.


It's like this one...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:46 pm 
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'airportable' in always makes me laugh, the 'lightweight' airportable land rovers weighed a tonne whereas the standard swb landies' are 3/4 tonnes.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:34 pm 
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joe careless wrote:
'airportable' in always makes me laugh, the 'lightweight' airportable land rovers weighed a tonne whereas the standard swb landies' are 3/4 tonnes.


Yes but the airportable ones have hubs that allow a/p cable attachment and won't shear off if airlifted and uprated springs, engine mounts etc to absorb airdrop impacts and a bit more underbody protection. Drop a kitted up lightweight from 4 metres and the engine will jump out of the bonnet.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Wow!

Just reinstalled ARMA 2 after a long time not playing it, second mission online and i found this outside our camp :)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... ideModal=1


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:20 am 
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S-M wrote:
Wow!

Just reinstalled ARMA 2 after a long time not playing it, second mission online and i found this outside our camp :)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... ideModal=1


Ha thats awesome!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:47 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
I know someone who has one of these, in olive green too :D

I thought it was full-sus until I looked closer and realised it actually folds at the seat tube.

The one I've seen has some low-end Shimano kit on it though, and unbranded suspension forks, and for a "Paratrooper" bike which I guess is supposedly air-portable it's quite portly.


It's like this one...
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I saw a guy riding one of these at Glyncorrwg a couple of weeks ago, we all thought it was a mantra at first glance until I noticed there was no shock


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:49 pm 
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Found another one online this morning, took it for a spin around the woods :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:49 pm 
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I did wonder if you can ride them.


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