History UsefulNotes / CanucksWithChinooks

23rd Aug '17 8:45:27 PM Alceister
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda Operation Anaconda]] in 2002 had the record for the longest combat killed was broken by Canadian sniper Rob Furlong at 2,440 meters (1.51 miles), exceeding the previous record set by Carlos Hathcock.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda Operation Anaconda]] in 2002 had the record for the longest combat killed was broken by Canadian sniper Rob Furlong at 2,440 meters (1.51 miles), exceeding the previous record set by Carlos Hathcock.\
** This was later beaten by a British sniper, but was reportedly reclaimed once again by a [=JTF=] 2 sniper in 2017.
29th Jun '17 2:24:44 AM Schismatism
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* Canadian special forces boast three of the top five longest-ranged confirmed kills via sniper rifle, including the top spot (as of the time of this writing) at 3,450 meters, a shot which took ten seconds to hit the target and had to be adjusted for the ''curvature of the Earth''.
9th Apr '17 9:20:46 AM TheFarmboy
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* The Canadians are featured as a playable unit in ''VideoGame/{{Verdun}}'', specializing with gas artillery. Their description noted that the Germans considered them a dangerous threat.
21st Mar '17 1:11:46 PM madorosh
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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Canadian brigade in West Germany hosted the biennial [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Army_Trophy Canadian Army Trophy]] tank gunnery competition, which was a "tank gunnery Olympics" for NATO forces in the country. The competition was cancelled when Canadian forces left Germany following the end of the Cold War

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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Canadian brigade in West Germany hosted the biennial [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Army_Trophy Canadian Army Trophy]] tank gunnery competition, which was a "tank gunnery Olympics" for NATO forces in the country. The competition was cancelled when Canadian forces left Germany following the end of the Cold WarWar. The 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group was the best equipped of Canada's formations at the time it left Germany, but was still notably unable to participate in the first Gulf War due to the inferiority of its equipment and Canada's lack of heavy lift aircraft/sea transport ability.



* They have some showing in the ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' series. The first game has the 4th Canadian Infantry Division aid the Americans in the Falaise Pocket, though they appeared identical to American units. ''Opposing Fronts'' has the British forces be able to choose the Royal Canadian Artillery Support doctrine for battle, and the British campaign has the player take control of some Canadian infantry in attacking Carpiquet - they were identical in use to the normal British units, but had differently-accented lines. In ''Tales of Valor'', the 18th Canadian Brigade attacks Trun in the Falaise Pocket campaign section of the game.
** The Normandy '44: European Theater mod has the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division doctrine of the British forces you can choose, with further sub-doctrines accompanying them including the 2nd Armoured Brigade, the 1st Polish Armoured Division/79th Armoured Division, or 2nd Canadian Infantry Division and 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

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* They have some showing in the ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' series. The first game has the 4th Canadian Infantry Division aid the Americans in the Falaise Pocket, though they appeared identical to American units. ''Opposing Fronts'' has the British forces be able to choose the Royal Canadian Artillery Support doctrine for battle, and the British campaign has the player take control of some Canadian infantry in attacking Carpiquet - they were identical in use to the normal British units, but had differently-accented lines. In ''Tales of Valor'', the 18th a Canadian Brigade brigade attacks Trun in the Falaise Pocket campaign section of the game.
** The Normandy '44: European Theater mod has the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division doctrine of the British forces you can choose, with further sub-doctrines accompanying them including the 2nd Armoured Brigade, the 1st Polish Armoured Division/79th Armoured Division, or 2nd Canadian Infantry Division and 4th Canadian Armoured (Armoured) Division.
20th Mar '17 11:47:17 AM Rationalinsanity
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At sea, the Canadian military has fifteen surface combatants and four submarines (more on them later), in addition to roughly two dozen support vessels, namely minesweepers, support tankers, and patrol boats. It also utilizes aircraft for a variety of supporting roles, though they are operated by a separate air force division. Although larger and more capable than many other naval forces in other countries, the Royal Canadian Navy is actually quite small, given the fact that the country is surrounded by three major oceans and has by far the largest coastline in the world. The Navy

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At sea, the Canadian military has fifteen surface combatants and four submarines (more on them later), in addition to roughly two dozen support vessels, namely minesweepers, support tankers, and patrol boats. It also utilizes aircraft for a variety of supporting roles, though they are operated by a separate air force division. Although larger and more capable than many other naval forces in other countries, the Royal Canadian Navy is actually quite small, given the fact that the country is surrounded by three major oceans and has by far the largest coastline in the world. The Navy
Like the Air Force, the Navy is currently undergoing major equipment updates, with both its logistical ships and surface warships set to be replaced over the next few decades.
19th Mar '17 5:54:59 PM Rationalinsanity
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In the air, the CF-18 (derived from the carrier-based US F-18 Hornet) serves as the primary fighter craft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With most airframes accrued thousands of flight hours during their thirty years of service, the Canadian military is understandably looking for replacements. Previously, the leading and most controversial contender was the US F-35A, which caused some political problems, both because of the cost (which had been grossly understated by the party in power) and ongoing developmental issues that have plagued the aircraft for years. Currently, Canada is seeking to purchase 16 F/A-18 Super Hornets as "stop-gap measure", and considering that Ottawa probably does not want to pay for a mixed fleet, more F/A-18s will likely supplement and eventually replace the F-18s. When not bumming rides off of its allies (as was often the case during the early years of Afghanistan operations), C-130 Hercules and a handful of C-17 Globemasters provide transport capabilities.

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In the air, the CF-18 (derived from the carrier-based US F-18 Hornet) serves as the primary fighter craft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With most airframes accrued thousands of flight hours during their thirty years of service, the Canadian military is understandably looking for replacements. Previously, the leading and most controversial contender was the US F-35A, which caused some political problems, both because of the cost (which had been grossly understated by the party in power) and ongoing developmental issues that have plagued the aircraft for years. Currently, Canada is seeking to purchase 16 F/A-18 Super Hornets as a "stop-gap measure", and considering that Ottawa probably does not want to pay for a mixed fleet, more F/A-18s will likely supplement and eventually replace the F-18s.CF-18s. When not bumming rides off of its allies (as was often the case during the early years of Afghanistan operations), C-130 Hercules and a handful of C-17 Globemasters provide transport capabilities.
19th Mar '17 5:54:03 PM Rationalinsanity
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In the air, the CF-18 (derived from the carrier-based US F-18 Hornet) serves as the primary fighter craft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With most airframes having accrued thousands of flight hours during their thirty years of service, the Canadian military is understandably looking for replacements. Currently, the leading and most controversial contender is the US F-35, which has caused some political problems, both because of the cost (which had been grossly understated by the party in power) and ongoing developmental issues that have plagued the aircraft for years. When not bumming rides off of its allies (as was often the case during the early years of Afghanistan operations), C-130 Hercules and a handful of C-17 Globemasters provide transport capabilities.

At sea, the Canadian military has fifteen surface combatants and four submarines (more on them later), in addition to roughly two dozen support vessels, namely minesweepers, support tankers, and patrol boats. It also utilizes aircraft for a variety of supporting roles, though they are operated by a separate air force division. Although larger and more capable than many other naval forces in other countries, the Royal Canadian Navy is actually quite small, given the fact that the country is surrounded by three major oceans and has by far the largest coastline in the world.

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In the air, the CF-18 (derived from the carrier-based US F-18 Hornet) serves as the primary fighter craft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With most airframes having accrued thousands of flight hours during their thirty years of service, the Canadian military is understandably looking for replacements. Currently, Previously, the leading and most controversial contender is was the US F-35, F-35A, which has caused some political problems, both because of the cost (which had been grossly understated by the party in power) and ongoing developmental issues that have plagued the aircraft for years.years. Currently, Canada is seeking to purchase 16 F/A-18 Super Hornets as "stop-gap measure", and considering that Ottawa probably does not want to pay for a mixed fleet, more F/A-18s will likely supplement and eventually replace the F-18s. When not bumming rides off of its allies (as was often the case during the early years of Afghanistan operations), C-130 Hercules and a handful of C-17 Globemasters provide transport capabilities.

At sea, the Canadian military has fifteen surface combatants and four submarines (more on them later), in addition to roughly two dozen support vessels, namely minesweepers, support tankers, and patrol boats. It also utilizes aircraft for a variety of supporting roles, though they are operated by a separate air force division. Although larger and more capable than many other naval forces in other countries, the Royal Canadian Navy is actually quite small, given the fact that the country is surrounded by three major oceans and has by far the largest coastline in the world.
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10th Mar '17 3:57:41 AM jormis29
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** The ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege]]'' FPS received an update that included the addition of two playable "Operators" from JTF2.

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** The ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege]]'' ''VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege'' FPS received an update that included the addition of two playable "Operators" from JTF2.
8th Feb '17 10:30:51 PM KeithM
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* The Canadian [=CRV7=] is one of the most powerful folding-fin aircraft rockets in the world, not to mention ''the'' most powerful one of its caliber. Compared to the Hydra 70 commonly utilized by the American military, its rocket motor produces almost twice the amount of thrust, providing sufficient kinetic energy to pierce tank armour with ''practice rounds''. Most unguided rockets are about as accurate as fireworks; the [=CRV7=] on the other hand, can beat most aircraft autocannons when it comes to hitting its mark[[note] Including the legendary GAU-8 Avenger mounted in the A-10[[/note]], and at significantly longer range than other rockets.[[note]] During a competition in France to test different rockets for possible purchase, one exercise involved firing unarmed practice rockets at a tower in order to test accuracy. The pilot hit the tower on the first shot, but aimed and fired based on his experience with an older rocket previously in service, thus launching much closer than necessary. The proximity meant there was still significant fuel left in the rocket engine, which, combined with the far greater kinetic energy due to higher speed, resulted in an explosion that destroyed the target tower. The judges initially accused the Canadian pilot of cheating and firing a live warhead because they couldn't believe an unarmed rocket could pack that hard a punch.[[/note]]

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* The Canadian [=CRV7=] is one of the most powerful folding-fin aircraft rockets in the world, not to mention ''the'' most powerful one of its caliber. Compared to the Hydra 70 commonly utilized by the American military, its rocket motor produces almost twice the amount of thrust, providing sufficient kinetic energy to pierce tank armour with ''practice rounds''. Most unguided rockets are about as accurate as fireworks; the [=CRV7=] on the other hand, can beat most aircraft autocannons when it comes to hitting its mark[[note] mark[[note]] Including the legendary GAU-8 Avenger mounted in the A-10[[/note]], and at significantly longer range than other rockets.[[note]] During a competition in France to test different rockets for possible purchase, one exercise involved firing unarmed practice rockets at a tower in order to test accuracy. The pilot hit the tower on the first shot, but aimed and fired based on his experience with an older rocket previously in service, thus launching much closer than necessary. The proximity meant there was still significant fuel left in the rocket engine, which, combined with the far greater kinetic energy due to higher speed, resulted in an explosion that destroyed the target tower. The judges initially accused the Canadian pilot of cheating and firing a live warhead because they couldn't believe an unarmed rocket could pack that hard a punch.[[/note]]
8th Feb '17 10:30:03 PM KeithM
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* The Canadian [=CRV7=] is one of the most powerful folding-fin aircraft rockets in the world, not to mention ''the'' most powerful one of its caliber. Compared to the Hydra 70 commonly utilized by the American military, its rocket motor produces almost twice the amount of thrust, providing sufficient kinetic energy to pierce tank armour with ''practice rounds''. Most unguided rockets are about as accurate as fireworks; the [=CRV7=] on the other hand, can beat most aircraft autocannons when it comes to hitting its mark, and at significantly longer range than other rockets.[[note]] During a competition in France to test different rockets for possible purchase, one exercise involved firing unarmed practice rockets at a tower in order to test accuracy. The pilot hit the tower on the first shot, but aimed and fired based on his experience with an older rocket previously in service, thus launching much closer than necessary. The proximity meant there was still significant fuel left in the rocket engine, which, combined with the far greater kinetic energy due to higher speed, resulted in an explosion that destroyed the target tower. The judges initially accused the Canadian pilot of cheating and firing a live warhead because they couldn't believe an unarmed rocket could pack that hard a punch.[[/note]]

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* The Canadian [=CRV7=] is one of the most powerful folding-fin aircraft rockets in the world, not to mention ''the'' most powerful one of its caliber. Compared to the Hydra 70 commonly utilized by the American military, its rocket motor produces almost twice the amount of thrust, providing sufficient kinetic energy to pierce tank armour with ''practice rounds''. Most unguided rockets are about as accurate as fireworks; the [=CRV7=] on the other hand, can beat most aircraft autocannons when it comes to hitting its mark, mark[[note] Including the legendary GAU-8 Avenger mounted in the A-10[[/note]], and at significantly longer range than other rockets.[[note]] During a competition in France to test different rockets for possible purchase, one exercise involved firing unarmed practice rockets at a tower in order to test accuracy. The pilot hit the tower on the first shot, but aimed and fired based on his experience with an older rocket previously in service, thus launching much closer than necessary. The proximity meant there was still significant fuel left in the rocket engine, which, combined with the far greater kinetic energy due to higher speed, resulted in an explosion that destroyed the target tower. The judges initially accused the Canadian pilot of cheating and firing a live warhead because they couldn't believe an unarmed rocket could pack that hard a punch.[[/note]]
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