History UsefulNotes / AussiesWithArtillery

17th Sep '17 9:59:54 AM nombretomado
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* It's 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 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 [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Australian Sealife]]. See you in hell!
10th Sep '17 7:11:01 PM bombadil211
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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim 'slouch' hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, for many years, the Aussie "jellybean" camouflage colour scheme was instantly recognisable once you knew what to look for[[note]]there was the standard forest pattern, along with a [[[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert pattern]], and a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg grey naval pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the previous uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics[[/note]], although that's now been replaced by a domestic variant of the Multi-Cam pattern.

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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim 'slouch' hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, for many years, the Aussie "jellybean" camouflage colour scheme was instantly recognisable once you knew what to look for[[note]]there was the standard forest pattern, along with a [[[http://images.[[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert pattern]], and a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg grey naval pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the previous uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics[[/note]], although that's now been replaced by a domestic variant of the Multi-Cam pattern.
10th Sep '17 7:10:48 PM bombadil211
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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim 'slouch' hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, the camouflage colour scheme worn by Aussie troops is instantly recognisable once you know what to look for: it's been known as the "Jellybean Suit" for years. Army and Air Force troops wear the standard greeny-coloured uniform, while sailors wear a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg greyish pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the previous uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics. There is also a [[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert scheme]] for all personnel deployed to the [[PhysicalHell Middle East]].

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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim 'slouch' hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, for many years, the Aussie "jellybean" camouflage colour scheme worn by Aussie troops is was instantly recognisable once you know knew what to look for: it's been known as the "Jellybean Suit" for years. Army and Air Force troops wear for[[note]]there was the standard greeny-coloured uniform, while sailors wear forest pattern, along with a [[[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert pattern]], and a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg greyish grey naval pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the previous uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics. There is also tropics[[/note]], although that's now been replaced by a [[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert scheme]] for all personnel deployed to domestic variant of the [[PhysicalHell Middle East]].
Multi-Cam pattern.
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.
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