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Thread: Afghanistan - Germany's contingent (56k be gone) !!!

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    @horrido, thanks for your opinion. I won't buy it then.

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    (Note antennae tree on the front Dingo. Looks like mics for sniper detection? Info on that?)








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    In these Pictures, we can see first of all........the new Dingi 2 GSI ( Gefechtsschaden-Instandsetzung) , a specially Recovery Version by the German Armed Forces.
    They had a new Weapon station and chains on the wheels.

    Too the Sniper detection System : I had never see before these System . Thats new.

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    What's with the XXL coats some guys are wearing? They go down almost to their knees? And why are German's always carrying so much gear and stuff around?

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    The long coats are mostly smocks and their lenght is intended for better usage with a rucksack. So in case you have stuff in your back pocket(s) (and side pockets) you are still able to wear your ruck conviently and close the hip belt. Furthermore it makes a quite convinient seat if you carry your rain poncho in your back pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by innsbronx View Post
    What's with the XXL coats some guys are wearing? They go down almost to their knees? And why are German's always carrying so much gear and stuff around?
    Also the the smock is that long because if you`ve got your rig on you should be able to use the lower pockets of the smock...and in german army we always say: "Haben ist besser als Brauchen" what means to have something with you is better than needing something you haven't got with you.

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    Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. (Aug. 13, 2011) Incoming Observation Post North Commander Lt. Col. Peter Mirow poses with International Security Assistance Force Regional Command North Commander Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip and the outpost’s outgoing commander Lt. Col. Heico Hübner at the post’s change of command ceremony on Aug. 13. (RC North Mazar-e Sharif Public Affairs photo by Staff Sgt. Florian Krumbach/Released)
    Note the bandages Gen. Kneip is still wearing on this photo, a couple of weeks after having been wounded in action.
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    note the g3 on the incoming commander an the left side. he looks clean and well shaved so i think he is the incoming commander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeckenteppich View Post
    note the g3 on the incoming commander an the left side. he looks clean and well shaved so i think he is the incoming commander.
    The picture description says so:

    Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. (Aug. 13, 2011) Incoming Observation Post North Commander Lt. Col. Peter Mirow poses with [...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steak-Sauce View Post
    The picture description says so:
    yeah, but the description does not say wich lt col is the incoming and wich is the outgoing one. cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by innsbronx View Post
    And why are German's always carrying so much gear and stuff around?
    Because we can.

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    Peter Mirow ist the Guy on the left (incomming), Heiko Hübner on the right (outgoing) side of the Picture.

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    Oberstleutnant Peter Mirow (Quelle: Heer/PIZ)

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    Oberstleutnant Heico Hübner; (Quelle: Heer/PIZ)

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    Q:YT | 09.12.2011

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    I really dislike that metal/rock music. Nice footage though, really far away from home.

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    an older vid. might have been posted before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the II View Post
    I really dislike that metal/rock music. Nice footage though, really far away from home.
    The GEMA dislikes the music too and has banned the video. Thank you, Germany, for the music-industry funded censorship industry watching over me ...

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