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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4575 on: 04-02-2012, 02:02:34 »


Argentine ARA 25 de Mayo


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4576 on: 04-02-2012, 04:02:06 »
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4577 on: 04-02-2012, 04:02:44 »
Any background?
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4578 on: 04-02-2012, 04:02:34 »
It could be another incident, but I vaguely recall that it was some crazy dude holding some people hostage. What the police didn't know was that he had turned on the gas, and set it on fire as soon as they stormed him.


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4579 on: 04-02-2012, 11:02:31 »
Wow, I honestly did not know, that Argentina has Carriers. I thought they only exist in my HoI2 game  ;D.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4580 on: 04-02-2012, 14:02:47 »
wasnt the 25 de mayo been decomnisioned or been sold to brazil?? or was it the other way around ? (it was sold to argentina from brazil) :P

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4581 on: 04-02-2012, 19:02:04 »
wasnt the 25 de mayo been decomnisioned or been sold to brazil?? or was it the other way around ? (it was sold to argentina from brazil) :P

Parts of the 25 de Mayo were sold to Brazil who used them as spare parts in Minas Gerais, a Brazilian Carrier, wich was also offered to the Argentinians but it was rejected.

The fate of both Ships (25 de Mayo and Minas Gerais) ended up in India were it was dismantled. 25 de Mayo took part in the Falklands war assigned to some Taskforce with ARA General Belgrano, iirc the HMS Spartan (Nuclear Submarine) set sights on 25 de Mayo but i think a S-2 Tracker found the British ship followed by a wave of A-4 Skyhawks.

There could have been a Carrier battle in the Falklands but bad weather prevented the ships from taking off.

When the war was over, and the ship sold to Brazil and then moved to India, the Naval Air Wing continued to operate with the Brazilians, using their Carriers such as the "Sao Paulo".


A4 Skyhawks on the ARA 25 de Mayo (Also called ARA Veinticinco de Mayo)


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4582 on: 05-02-2012, 00:02:52 »
The argentinians bought the carrier from the dutch afaik. And I have no background on the gif sorry guys  :-[

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4583 on: 05-02-2012, 00:02:16 »
The argentinians bought the carrier from the dutch afaik. And I have no background on the gif sorry guys  :-[

About the gif, iirc these are bolivian policement trying to break into a house owned by a drugdealer, only to find a explosive in the entrance. I've seen it before.

About the carrier, true, it was HMS Venerable from 1943 till 1948, during service with the Dutch Navy it was named HNLMS Karel Doorman from 1948 untill 1968, and then it served with the Argentine Navy from 1968 untill 1997.


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4584 on: 06-02-2012, 11:02:42 »


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4585 on: 06-02-2012, 19:02:34 »


Buffalo Soldiers in encamped in Florida, shortly before the invasion of Cuba.  Note how they are all armed with the Springfield "Trapdoor" rifles, a design which dated to just after the Civil War.  Almost all troops in the war other than the Rough Riders and a few regular army units continued to be equipped with the trapdoor throughout the war, and into the Filipino-American War.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4586 on: 06-02-2012, 21:02:37 »

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And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4587 on: 07-02-2012, 19:02:07 »

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4588 on: 08-02-2012, 20:02:43 »
I hate doing CPR to this thread. Don´t let it die. :(


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The Patrol was to assess the security situation and a number of PRT projects in this area, along with meeting local representatives and residents of the district to discuss issues of concern.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #4589 on: 08-02-2012, 21:02:53 »
Is that just a military grade scarf or is that some kind of kevlar neck protection?