Originally Posted by LeEnfield 2
I hope someone has informed Mr John Reid, Mr Adam Ingram, the commanders of 7 and 12 Bde that their HF carrying vehicles in
Iraq have been delivered with the wrong antenna systems.
I guess there's always Virgin Mobile
But I'm flabbergasted that the radio is so heavy compared to the Clansman. Isn't the general trend for electronics towards smaller & lighter? I mean, the Clansman must have had valves (or at least no integrated circuits) ... is the article really comparing radios with the same roles? If so, what exactly is it about the Bowman that makes it so heavy?
Found out a bit more:
Originally Posted by http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13119
While the sets are small the frame is not and is heavy ... You have to agree that the frame is vastly overengineered. Although it was MoD who wanted a strong frame built GD had it built and the issued one is the result, and that is what we are stuck with, it is one of the most complained items on feedback.