History UsefulNotes / AussiesWithArtillery

13th Jul '17 12:18:55 AM NanoMoose
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*** It's said that the 'light green' was the most feared place to patrol as it had been cleared and was therefore laden with ambushes and booby traps. Conversely the 'dark green' was largely untouched jungle where such hazards were much less common.

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*** ** It's said that the 'light green' was the most feared place to patrol patrol, as it had been cleared and was therefore laden with ambushes and booby traps. Conversely the 'dark green' was largely untouched jungle where such hazards were much less common.
4th Jul '17 8:35:52 PM Angeldeb82
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* The main light machine guns they use are the F89 Light Support Weapon (a licenced version of the FN Minimi, distinguishable from the FN version by its scope, complete lack of iron sights and having the longer FN MAG Flash suppressor on the end) and the [=MAG 58=] (a licenced version of the FN MAG, with which the aussies have developed a novel way of firing on the move by using the left bipod leg as a foregrip while its still folded down) as for sniper rifles they use the [=SR-98=] and [=AW50F=] (the [=AW=] and [=AW50=] respectively, both have folding stocks and the [=AW50F=] further differs from the standard [=AW50=] by having a madco barrel, which makes the [=AW50F=] look like a miniture Howitzer)

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* The main light machine guns they use are the F89 Light Support Weapon (a licenced licensed version of the FN Minimi, distinguishable from the FN version by its scope, complete lack of iron sights and having the longer FN MAG Flash suppressor on the end) and the [=MAG 58=] (a licenced licensed version of the FN MAG, with which the aussies have developed a novel way of firing on the move by using the left bipod leg as a foregrip while its still folded down) as for sniper rifles they use the [=SR-98=] and [=AW50F=] (the [=AW=] and [=AW50=] respectively, both have folding stocks and the [=AW50F=] further differs from the standard [=AW50=] by having a madco barrel, which makes the [=AW50F=] look like a miniture miniature Howitzer)



* Australia is notable for being the only export customer of the F-111 Aardvark bombers. These [[strike: will soon be]] have been retired from service, with F-35s having been ordered to replace them and the F/A-18 hornet (despite concerns that they won't be capable of defending Australian airspace due to limited range and the fact that it would be going up against up-to-date variants of Su-27 Flanker aircraft.) In 2007, the Air Force ordered 24 F/A-18 Super Hornets as interim aircraft due to [[strike: concerns that the F-35 would not be ready into for the F-111's retirement.]] the fact that the F-35 program has run into yet ''more'' delays. Australia also uses F/A-18 Hornet fighters, which usually carry external tanks for flying over the vast Australian desert (or more accurately, for patrolling the vast stretches of coastline). For transport and disaster relief they rely on the C-130 Hercules transport, though recently they bought 4 C-17 Globemaster III's direct from Boeing.
* in addition the ADF has recently sought some interest in UAV's, they were going to buy some Global Hawks but changed their minds, instead the army bought the Insitu Aerosonde and Elbit Systems Skylark while the air force borrowed a couple of IAI Herons from Canada on a long term lease

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* Australia is notable for being the only export customer of the F-111 Aardvark bombers. These [[strike: will soon be]] have been retired from service, with F-35s having been ordered to replace them and the F/A-18 hornet (despite concerns that they won't be capable of defending Australian airspace due to limited range and the fact that it would be going up against up-to-date variants of Su-27 Flanker aircraft.) aircraft). In 2007, the Air Force ordered 24 F/A-18 Super Hornets as interim aircraft due to [[strike: concerns that the F-35 would not be ready into for the F-111's retirement.]] the fact that the F-35 program has run into yet ''more'' delays. Australia also uses F/A-18 Hornet fighters, which usually carry external tanks for flying over the vast Australian desert (or more accurately, for patrolling the vast stretches of coastline). For transport and disaster relief they rely on the C-130 Hercules transport, though recently they bought 4 C-17 Globemaster III's direct from Boeing.
* in In addition the ADF has recently sought some interest in UAV's, they were going to buy some Global Hawks but changed their minds, instead the army bought the Insitu Aerosonde and Elbit Systems Skylark while the air force borrowed a couple of IAI Herons from Canada on a long term lease



Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.

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Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.



* It's [[strike:like]] worse than Russia. Invade Russia and you can keep marching until you freeze to death or march right back the way you came. Invade North West Australia and you can keep marching until you die of heatstroke... or swim home. Past the [[AustralianWildlife Australian Sealife]]. See you in hell!

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* It's [[strike:like]] worse than Russia. Invade Russia and you can keep marching until you freeze to death or march right back the way you came. Invade North West Australia and you can keep marching until you die of heatstroke... or swim home. Past the [[AustralianWildlife Australian Sealife]]. See you in hell!



** So what you are telling me is that the Australians are actually [[Franchise/{{Predator}} Predators]]?

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** So what you are telling me is that the Australians are actually [[Franchise/{{Predator}} Predators]]?Franchise/{{Predator}}s?



* [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.

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* [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] UsefulNotes/{{Can|ucksWithChinooks}}ada and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.



* ''The Long Green Shore'', a novel about New Guinea slated to become a RussellCrowe movie.

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* ''The Long Green Shore'', a novel about New Guinea slated to become a RussellCrowe Creator/RussellCrowe movie.



* ''Khe Sanh'' by Australian band Cold Chisel tells the story of a disillusioned and traumatised Australian veteran of the Vietnam War wandering the world in search of solace. This is the song of the Australian cricket team, in a weird case of LyricalDissonance turning into ReverseFunnyAneurysm with a dash of BlackComedy.

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* ''Khe Sanh'' by Australian band Cold Chisel tells the story of a disillusioned and traumatised Australian veteran of the Vietnam War wandering the world in search of solace. This is the song of the Australian cricket team, in a weird case of LyricalDissonance turning into ReverseFunnyAneurysm HilariousInHindsight with a dash of BlackComedy.
11th Jan '17 5:05:11 PM Steven
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** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderIII'' has a unit of Aussie soldiers stranded in the South Pacific Islands after their plane crashed. The first one you meet had his leg eaten by the cannibalistic tribe on the island and the rest are wandering around the crash site as they defend themselves from raptors. Depending on how well behaved the AI is, the soldiers can hold their own against the dinosaurs and they may even kill some without your assistance.

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** * ''VideoGame/TombRaiderIII'' has a unit of Aussie soldiers stranded in the South Pacific Islands after their plane crashed. The first one you meet had his leg eaten by the cannibalistic tribe on the island and the rest are wandering around the crash site as they defend themselves from raptors. Depending on how well behaved the AI is, the soldiers can hold their own against the dinosaurs and they may even kill some without your assistance.
11th Jan '17 5:03:37 PM Steven
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** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderIII'' has a unit of Aussie soldiers stranded in the South Pacific Islands after their plane crashed. The first one you meet had his leg eaten by the cannibalistic tribe on the island and the rest are wandering around the crash site as they defend themselves from raptors. Depending on how well behaved the AI is, the soldiers can hold their own against the dinosaurs and they may even kill some without your assistance.
7th Oct '16 7:06:12 PM SpectreAgent
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** Also, more recently, Australia and America, the two nations having allied since the cold war. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZUS ANZUS treaty]] binds the nations together for military matters, and they have fought together several times including conflicts in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, 2003 Iraq War and the current conflict in Afghanistan. However, the latter two have not pleased many Australians, due to the Army's recent history of being peacekeepers rather than active soldiers. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And we'll leave it there.]]

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** Also, more recently, Australia and America, the two nations having allied since the cold war. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZUS ANZUS treaty]] binds the nations together for military matters, and they have fought together several times including conflicts in the Pacific War, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, 2003 Iraq War and the current conflict in Afghanistan. However, the latter two have not pleased many Australians, due to the Army's recent history of being peacekeepers rather than active soldiers. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And we'll leave it there.]]
21st Aug '16 3:40:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.

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* [[CanucksWithChinooks [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.
10th Jun '16 8:32:48 AM AJW98Productions
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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force Australian Defence Force]] is Australia's military. At about 100,000 personnel (full-time and reservists), it is the largest military in Oceania [[note]] That is to say, it larger than the tiny militaries of New Zealand and Fiji, and the near non-existent militaries of Papua New Guinea and small island nations such as Tonga[[/note]], but still smaller than most of the Asian military forces.

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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force Australian Defence Force]] is Australia's military. At about 100,000 personnel (full-time and reservists), it is the largest military in Oceania [[note]] That is to say, it it's larger than the tiny militaries of New Zealand and Fiji, and the near non-existent militaries of Papua New Guinea and small island nations such as Tonga[[/note]], but still smaller than most of the Asian military forces.
31st May '16 8:41:04 AM Doug86
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Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.

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Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.



* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.

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* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.



[-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo WORLD WAR TWO]]-]

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[-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WORLD WAR TWO]]-]
30th Mar '16 8:41:57 AM ObsidianFire
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The Australians were also involved in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (where they scared the Viet Cong and NVA shitless as they used the exact same guerrilla tactics, were so GenreSavvy they avoided ambushes and traps and were very patient, persistent and stubborn), as well as the Malayan Emergency, the Gulf War, the American occupation of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. They've also participated in UN peacekeeping pretty much everywhere you can think of, although rarely in large numbers (with the notable exception of East Timor, where they were instrumental in ending the Indonesian occupation and stabilisng the country). During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikara_(missile) Ikara anti-submarine missile]] was developed and built in Australia for the RAN.

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The Australians were also involved in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (where they scared the Viet Cong and NVA shitless as they used the exact same guerrilla tactics, were so GenreSavvy smart they avoided ambushes and traps and were very patient, persistent and stubborn), as well as the Malayan Emergency, the Gulf War, the American occupation of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. They've also participated in UN peacekeeping pretty much everywhere you can think of, although rarely in large numbers (with the notable exception of East Timor, where they were instrumental in ending the Indonesian occupation and stabilisng the country). During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikara_(missile) Ikara anti-submarine missile]] was developed and built in Australia for the RAN.



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28th Jun '15 2:41:47 AM AllCanadianReject
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*** Even if somehow a non-ally manages to get their resources together and bomb Australia, do you really think they would sit around twiddling their thumbs? They'd bomb you right back, or else their allies would be just a tad bit worried that the world's largest source of uranium is being taken.

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*** Even if somehow a non-ally manages to get their resources together and bomb Australia, do you really think they would sit around twiddling their thumbs? They'd bomb you right back, or else their allies would be just a tad bit worried that the world's third largest source of uranium is being taken. taken.
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