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About 33lima

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  • Airsofter since
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    Watch and shoot, watch and shoot!
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    United Kingdom

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    Belfast, NI
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    Military history, AFVs, warships, flight + flying.
  1. 33lima

    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    A typical day at Foxtrot 58, for a change without the cam cream...
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    Int Cell 2

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    the int Cell 4

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    the Int Cell 3

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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    "No, I'm not actually lost, I'm just temporarily disoriented."
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    What's your backup?

    As back up for my AEG I carry a spare battery & a coiled length of curtain wire to clear blockages in the field. For the rare occasions when that fails, I'll have another AEG in the Safe Zone, preferably one that takes the same mags and batteries. Pistols can be moderately amusing sometimes but I never carry one. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting with an AEG. And can readily be shot with same, urban or rural. It's only recently become fashionable (and I use that word deliberately) for troops in the field, other than maybe SF, to carry a pistol as well as a rifle. The art is to keep your "real" weapon going, and if it stops, getting it going again as quickly as you can, rather than grabbing a pistol to deal with an enemy with an AK. Airsoft is a bit different of course but not that much. If, as you should be, you're using the buddy buddy system and not doing a Rambo, your oppo will cover you while you reload or clear a stoppage, providing you tell him - "Magazine!"/"Reloading!" or "Stoppage!". Teamwork and all that.
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    First days out at Foxtrot 58 with some of the new platoon (King's Own Scottish Borderers):
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    The int cell

    33 Lima's airsoft and other pics
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    FN Picture Thread

    For L1A1s it's got to be '58 Pattern Webbing! Like this: http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/army-surplus-uk/58-pattern-webbing/complete-genuine-issue-full-set-258940.html ...or my own set here:
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    No we're not paras! But site operator Sam and several regular players including myself are ex-forces (mostly local Army regts, Regular and UDR or TA, but including RAF Regt, R Sigs etc). We did have an ex-3 Para guy up on Sunday for his first visit having seen our stand and display on Armed Forces Day and he seemed thoroughly to enjoy what he saw. The regulars at Foxtrot 58 are organised into (currently) 3 platoons with an "SNCO" in charge (cadres rather than full platoons). Each platoon is "based" on an inf regt and wears its headgear - 1 Platoon Royal Marines Commando, 2 Platoon Royal Irish Regt, 3 Platoon, which I got allocated, the maroon machine. We emphasise team play and the sides on each day tend to be organised around the platoon cadres, with a trained soldier leading and able to provide a more realistic experience and helping people learn and apply reasonably realistic tactics, while still having fun. We're conscious that some people object to airsofters "wearing stuff they're not entitled to" but don't overdo it and think of it more as a respectful homage to the people who do it for real - as some of the regulars have done, and others still do. Ivor
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    Surely you don't mean that! ...and don't call me Shirley! (yes I'm an "Airplane" fan; or was it "Naked Gun")
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    Some pics from Sunday at Foxtrot 58: "THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY... "...so I'm going..." "...this-a-way!"
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    Another pic from Armed Forces Day. The crowd showed a great deal of interest in airsoft and the fire & manouevre display, which I was kitted up for when the pic was taken. Weapon is a Star SLR with real SUIT sight, combats '84 (aka '85) Pattern DPM, webbing '58 Pattern CEFO. Hope I remembered to do up that middle button before taking to the field!
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    More in the field than in game, the Foxtrot 58 stand and display team at Armed Forces Day, Carrickfergus, yesterday. The airsoft kit attracted a great deal of positive interest from all quarters (a policewoman took the team picture for us!). Self to the right of the kneeling "enemy".
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    Time for something altogether more soft and cuddly after all those pics of people doing warlike, agressive stuff. Me and Colm, Foxtrot 58's "senior soldiers", return to the Safe Zone for a well-deserved nosebag and brew-up after a satisfying Sunday morning shooting the sh*t out of each other.

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