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Steve Farrell  says:

The rules: Riding for the SAS

Enduro riding over rocky savannah and scrub requires stamina, bravery and skill. Dodging bullets from guerrilla soldiers takes some cajolies too. Luckily, most of us have never had to do both at once. But most of are not Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab. In fact none of us is. Except Andy McNab. And it was he who, while touring the...

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Aug 02

Posts: 2751

spondonste says:


If an enemy is performing an ambush correctly they'll have cut off troops either side of a kill zone and nobody opens up until the enemy is in the kill zone. If you're on a bike in that situation the best course is to flog it ahead as it will take time to turn around and you'll be in the kill zone when you're doing that.

The purpose of the scouts isn't to trip the ambush. It's to see if there's obstacles ahead that could be used as an ambush and inform the rest of the troop so that they can flank around that area (and potentially sneak up on the ambushers). If there's an ambush area ahead I'd generally rather be on a fast moving vehicle than on foot just to get out of that area (or press home an advantage by attacking them). Whilst most people would try to get the hell out of there, experience shows in some situations a co-ordinated counter attack will disarray the ambushers and can produce an advantage (SAS often train with live rounds).

Body armour is only warranted against direct knife attack from the front and is extremely heavy and tiring. It might stop small arms fire but you can't guarantee it.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2635

Piglet2010 says:


Screw this nonsense and use a surveillance drone instead.

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Aug 02

Posts: 45

mrdata says:

Journalism for Idiots

If anyone cares, its "cojones".

I remember the good old days when stories had to be reviewed by a proofreader before they were published.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

I'm not surprised you won't show his face

When I read the print article and found out that this tiresome self promoting tosser was admitting to being a bike thief, I wanted to set fire to him.

The guy is treated with contempt and ridicule by his outfit.  His own squad mates have called him out on his unmitigated bullshit, including that tooth extraction torture that he keeps banging on about.  It's just sad that people keep publishing his Rambo-style fantasies as fact.

I see he's up to 170 claimed kills now - I wonder how many it'll be the next time he's shilling a book.

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Dec 12

Posts: 1454

Diablere says:

i agree with RogerBorg

when asked how many people you've killed ,the correct response is "TOO MANY".

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Oct 11

Posts: 2635

Piglet2010 says:

170 kills?

I kill more that that on a single ride during a summer night.  Takes 2 to 3 rounds of spray and wipe with bug and tar remover, then Plexus to clean the bodies off the Honda Dullsville. ; )

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Jul 05

Posts: 44

occytherp says:

what is this article trying to show?

While reading the above article and wondering where this bullshit was going, the words "promoting his new book" appeared. Starstruck journo's always useful to sell a few more copies, who believes this crap?. But thank you for the hints and tips on guerilla warfare while riding a motorcycle, I was struggling before that. Biking doesn't get much tougher than this!

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Jan 11

Posts: 8400

snev says:


always thought the Dullsville was a "Badass Mother" ridden by "Mass killers".

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Oct 12

Posts: 9

Bear Gryllis

McNab makes Bear Gryllis appear genuine.....

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