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Rat Patrol

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Shotgunbutch, May 14, 2010.

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  1. Shotgunbutch

    Shotgunbutch Member

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    Remember the Rat Patrol TV seres in the 60s.
    What a cheap way to defend the Southern borders of the USA.
    Seems to me it would be very effective. Probably after a few days
    the illegals would stop trying to cross. The word would spread fast.

    Arnie
     
  2. SeldomShoots

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    Yeah, a couple of jeeps with a couple of Ma Dueces on a post mount, waycool. Sounds like just what we need. They gave the Germans plenty to frett about about, of course that was TV, nonetheless a cool old show.

    Maybe we could update just a bit for a Humvee and a Dillon mini on top.

    John E.
     
  3. ctreay

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    Just like woodchucks, leave a few hanging on the fence. Might discourage a few.

    ctreay
     
  4. short shucker

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    Lay down a little napalm and shoot what comes running out. I think that might be an attention getter!

    ss
     
  5. ctreay

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    Ahh,"The smell of napalm in the morning"

    ctreay
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Enjoyable show, but no basis in reality, though it was loosely based upon the British LRDG - Long Range Desert Group.
     
  7. halfmile

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    Those open Jeeps......can you say IED?

    HM
     
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    A German General comment on the Rat Patrol,"If we were that bad, why did it take you 6 years to beat us?'

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  9. davidjayuden

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    "Enjoyable show, but no basis in reality, though it was loosely based upon the British LRDG - Long Range Desert Group."

    I happened to see a photo of one of these groups, possibly in a German MG book. Anyway they were a pretty serious looking bunch. Jeeps were absolutely covered with 5 gallon gas cans, wearing turbans, etc.
    dju
     
  10. Rem870TB

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    "Enjoyable show, but no basis in reality, though it was loosely based upon the British LRDG - Long Range Desert Group."

    I happened to see a photo of one of these groups, possibly in a German MG book. Anyway they were a pretty serious looking bunch. Jeeps were absolutely covered with 5 gallon gas cans, wearing turbans, etc. dju

    Like this;

    http://www.lrdg.org/LRDG-Photo-gallery(historical).htm
     
  11. wolfram

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    The show stuck in our minds such that we had our own version of 'Rat Patrol' which involved folding down the windshield on a friend's FJ Landcruiser and driving around the Wyoming praires in search of 'Nazi' ground squirrels and PD's. We didn't have an M2, just a couple of 10/22s and lots of mags. Lots of fun for a couple of teenagers although I'm sure it probably wasn't the wisest thing we ever came up with. Probably wouldn't be near as much fun if the PDs shot back.
     
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    Why not go first class with a Dillion Aero GMC SUV with Dillion M134 Minigun....as they say off-the-rack and ready to roll...
     
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    Makes you wonder if they put some extra clear coat on the hood and roof and any coating on the winshield to prevent scratches and hot spots on the finish from the spent brass.

    John E.
     
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    I thought this Thread was about Union Business Agents, looking for non -union workers on a construction job site. Jim
     
  15. GrubbyJack

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    ┬┐No habla ingles?
     
  16. davidjayuden

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    Here is the photo I was thinking of. Certainly appear to be the real deal...

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vrvO78y6YkU/Szjb9pLMyNI/AAAAAAAAMSY/sCejL8LHkOw/s400/2660113_ldg_89.jpg

    dju
     
  17. CalvinMD

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    I think they should fill the Rio Grande with a phosphorescent chemical...if the glow under the black light then they are varmints
     
  18. davidjayuden

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    From what I've heard the Rio Grande IS filled with a phosphorescent chemical...
    dju
     
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