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PostSubject: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 00:06

G'day Lads
It has been awhile since I posted, but I thought Iwould up date you on things down under.
I sold the Fox in December of 2011, after replacing the engine when it blew up the gear box went down again and I had enough and it was going to cost a small fortune to fix!
Anyway, with the money from the sale and some I had stashed for a rainy day, went and got two WARSAW PACT vehicles which are now on their way after being fully refurbished in Poland.
Some of you may be familiar with them, but I will post some pics here so that you can have a look at them.













These buggers should be better behaved than old Basil was........I hope! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 05:33

Hi Troy, welcome back. Those two look beauts, bet the neighbours are well chuffed. Laughing Is the bottom one a BRDM?


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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 06:55

Czech/Polish OT 64 SKOT 8x8, have had to do alot of talking to get him registered when they get here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 08:12

Very nice......
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 08:23

coming over for a spin fellas
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 09:38

Good to have you back, our Aussies contributors have been missed these past months

Your latest acquisitions look very impressive, are there any others in Oz?
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 09:50


Hiya Troy,

I was wondering where you'd got to, I should've known you'd bounce back !
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 09:55

The Aussie army has a SKOT that dosn't go and is in a very sad state, the tracked MTLBu is the only one in the country. WARSAW Pact gear is very rare here, but is starting to come on the market in Europe. The SKOT was 11,000 EURO, fully restored, the MTLBu was 13,000 Euro fully restored. $30,000 Aussie to get them to Tasmania.
You should see what the stress had done to me Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   11/5/2012, 10:35

You related to Charlie???
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   12/5/2012, 22:31

Handler69,

Where in hell did this Aussie greeting come from - G'day. It didn't seem to be around when I was young and I cannot remember any of the Aussies say this greeting when I was out in Korea. It was all Chips Rafferty etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   12/5/2012, 23:04

I think it the shortned version of good day. I don't know where or when it came in either! To be honest. It is now part of the Australian vocabulary, sadly some words like "cobber" are not heard much and most of the upcoming generation has been americansied with that vulgar language peculiar to a certain "type" of filth Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   13/5/2012, 00:52

Stone me Bluey, is that fair dinkum ..

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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   13/5/2012, 05:50

The whole world has become Americanised (apart from the Middle East), and they're getting there! We're aw doomed, doomed. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   13/5/2012, 19:16

some weird looking shopping trolleys been posted , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   15/5/2012, 08:51

handler 69 wrote:
I think it the shortned version of good day. I don't know where or when it came in either! To be honest. It is now part of the Australian vocabulary, sadly some words like "cobber" are not heard much and most of the upcoming generation has been americansied with that vulgar language peculiar to a certain "type" of filth Laughing
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we talking "Bogans" here Troy Smile

from what I remember in BAOR they had a touring team used to come round with several Warsaw pact vehicles, I also remember how cramped they were, I couldn't even get in the driivers seat of a BTR (P)
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   15/5/2012, 09:15

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Where in hell did this Aussie greeting come from - G'day.

G'day: Universal greeting, used anytime day or night, but never as a farewell. Pronounced "gud-eye", usually followed by "mate" (mite)

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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   15/5/2012, 11:07


Never having had any contact with the Aussies, I allways thought "g'day" was an ANZAC thing and I don't mind it at all.
What drives me barmy is the way they put an upward inflection at the end of each sentence, it sounds like they've asked a question.
I notice a girl character in "American Pie" exaggerated it to make her character more irritating so I think the Yanks might be to blame for that too !
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   15/5/2012, 23:43

The SKOT is a much better designed vehicle, but alas the driving stylr leaves alot to be desiered.


As you can see, the driver has his head in here, you can't see your wheel or look at your gears LOL....also makes looking at skirt a little hard ( no pun intended! Laughing )
Alot of the Soviet gear ( like British stuff too) is hard for us larger chaps to get into, I had alot of problems getting in and out of Basil!
I have been told that anyone over 6ft will have a hard time driving these pair, Iam 5ft 11. My Scottish mate, Niall X 4 RTR is a big bugger and will have alot of fun with the pair of them.
Hopefully I will have recovered from my operation (trapped Ulna nerve both arms) by the time the beasts get here.
And yes we have a BOGAN problem here as well. Their "BOOF BOOF" music at traffic lights, I turn up the bagpipes and give em the finger Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 02:55

I usually say G'day cobber. Idon't know about sentence structure LOL. As for where it came from.....well we Aussies do tend to slaughter the King's/Queen's English, though no where near as bad as the Americans LOL.
Trying to understand Scottish poetry is a bit of a challenge too Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 05:26


Alot of the Soviet gear ( like British stuff too) is hard for us larger chaps to get into, I had alot of problems getting in and out of Basil!



Really!! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 05:53

Yes Iam not as bendy as I used to be LOL.....seems like everything goes haywire after 40 Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 10:16

Shelldrake wrote:

Alot of the Soviet gear ( like British stuff too) is hard for us larger chaps to get into, I had alot of problems getting in and out of Basil!



Really!! Embarassed

SURELY K-Y Jelly is available in OZ ? ! Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 16:54

Poor Basil...Hope he`s not mentally retarded after that ordeal,,,,You should perhaps find a larger animal to handle Embarassed Embarassed Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 23:10

Yes I have got the SKOT LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Been awhile   16/5/2012, 23:15

What????This one


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