History UsefulNotes / CanucksWithChinooks

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]]
8th Feb '17 10:24:43 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.

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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, 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 Oct '16 10:15:30 PM DustSnitch
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8th Oct '16 10:15:09 PM DustSnitch
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* It seems that whenever the Canadians and Australians team up, they always end up being {{Badass}} together. So far, they have done so twice, in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Amiens_%281918%29 Battle of Amiens]] and in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kapyong The Battle of Kapyong]]

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* It seems that whenever the Canadians and Australians team up, they always end up being {{Badass}} badass together. So far, they have done so twice, in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Amiens_%281918%29 Battle of Amiens]] and in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kapyong The Battle of Kapyong]]
30th Sep '16 10:03:11 PM Alceister
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Seriously, however, in any case Canada is attacked by an outside enemy like the UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets, their numbers, less than a hundred thousand full time troops and paid reservists, wouldn't be enough to stop them. So that, along with the fact that a very large portion of Canada's population lives along the U.S.-Canada border, is why the cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces is important, and NORAD is just one visible proof of that.

On the other hand, Canada is also in a nifty defensible position where the entire population, numbering only 35 million, could virtually vanish into the Arctic - and very few militaries in the world would be equipped to follow them. You see, [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia General Winter]] does not just fight for the Russians.

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Seriously, however, in In any case where Canada is attacked by an outside enemy like the UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets, their numbers, less than a hundred thousand full time troops and paid reservists, wouldn't be enough to stop them. So that, along with the fact that a very large portion of Canada's population lives along the U.S.-Canada border, is why the cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces is important, and NORAD is just one visible proof of that.

On the other hand,
that. That being said, Canada is also in a nifty defensible position where the entire population, numbering only 35 million, could virtually vanish into the Arctic - and very few militaries in the world would be equipped to follow them. You see, [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia General Winter]] does not just fight for the Russians.
27th Sep '16 11:32:58 PM PaulA
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* Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'' makes a brief reference to Canadian tactical fighters transiting through Keflavik, Iceland along with their [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American counterparts]] to reinforce NATO forces in Europe shortly before WorldWarIII kicks off.
** Clancy also briefly references the Canadian Forces in ''Executive Orders'' and ''Literature/RainbowSix''.
** The ''TomClancy's RainbowSix Siege'' FPS received an update that included the addition of two playable "Operators" from JTF2.

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''Literature/RedStormRising'' makes a brief reference to Canadian tactical fighters transiting through Keflavik, Iceland along with their [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American counterparts]] to reinforce NATO forces in Europe shortly before WorldWarIII kicks off.
** Clancy also briefly references the Canadian Forces in ''Executive Orders'' ''Literature/ExecutiveOrders'' and ''Literature/RainbowSix''.
** The ''TomClancy's RainbowSix Siege'' ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege]]'' FPS received an update that included the addition of two playable "Operators" from JTF2.
7th Sep '16 8:25:53 AM valkorus
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One interesting trait of the Canadian Forces is that they've done very good work with at times [[WithThisHerring very crappy equipment]]. In World War I, the first Canadian troops were sent into combat with [[ShurFineGuns rifles that tended jam in mud or even disassemble when fired]], and poorly stitched boots that tended to fall apart at the slightest wear. Yet in spite of these difficulties, Canadians still pulled off [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] at places like Vimy Ridge and Ypres. In World War II, the Canadian Army was smart enough to take "Hobart's Funnies," a variety of specialized tanks, when offered and used them to good effect on Juno Beach on D-Day. More recently, the Canadian Forces had to make do with antiquated junk like the Sea King helicopters (that required up to 24 hours of maintenance for every one hour of flight time), although they continued to serve in the first Gulf War and in the Yugoslavian conflict.

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One interesting trait of the Canadian Forces is that they've done very good work with at times [[WithThisHerring very crappy equipment]]. In World War I, the first Canadian troops were sent into combat with [[ShurFineGuns rifles that tended jam in mud or even disassemble when fired]], and poorly stitched boots that tended to fall apart at the slightest wear. Early in the war, they were also issued the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacAdam_Shield_Shovel MacAdam Shield Shovel]], which was designed to be a both a trench-digging tool and a shield from enemy fire, but somehow failed to do either effectively (admittedly, the [[DidntThinkThisThrough "sight hole"]] significantly reduced its effectiveness as a shovel). Yet in spite of these difficulties, Canadians still pulled off [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] at places like Vimy Ridge and Ypres. In World War II, the Canadian Army was smart enough to take "Hobart's Funnies," a variety of specialized tanks, when offered and used them to good effect on Juno Beach on D-Day. More recently, the Canadian Forces had to make do with antiquated junk like the Sea King helicopters (that required up to 24 hours of maintenance for every one hour of flight time), although they continued to serve in the first Gulf War and in the Yugoslavian conflict.
24th Aug '16 1:30:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Among the [=NATO=]/[=BLUEFOR=] nations, Canada has a wide selection of specialist vehicles and fast tanks, along with the fastest transports in the game. All this adds up to make them a good raiding/harassing force and a headache for [=PACT=]/[=REDFOR=] on their own, but when combined with their coalition partners [[AussiesWithArtillery ANZAC]] (elite infantry and recon) and [[BritsWithBattleships the UK]] [[StoneWall (heavy tanks and artillery)]], they become and absolute nightmare. On their own, this same speed and versatility allows them to use flexible defensive formations to similarly devastating effect.

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** Among the [=NATO=]/[=BLUEFOR=] nations, Canada has a wide selection of specialist vehicles and fast tanks, along with the fastest transports in the game. All this adds up to make them a good raiding/harassing force and a headache for [=PACT=]/[=REDFOR=] on their own, but when combined with their coalition partners [[AussiesWithArtillery [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery ANZAC]] (elite infantry and recon) and [[BritsWithBattleships the UK]] [[StoneWall (heavy tanks and artillery)]], they become and absolute nightmare. On their own, this same speed and versatility allows them to use flexible defensive formations to similarly devastating effect.
22nd Jul '16 11:00:46 PM nombretomado
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* They have some showing in the ''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.

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* They have some showing in the ''CompanyOfHeroes'' ''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.
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