Can you pass our latest military skills challenge?
PLEASE NOTE: This competition is now closed - however you can still test you skills by reading on...
Pictured below is a stripped down SA80 A2 (L85A2) 5.56mm Rifle with the ELCAN SpecterOS 4x and Close Quarter Battlesight (CQB). However we have removed a single working part. Can you work out which part is missing? Please note, it's not the magazine...
Click the image below to enlarge...
When you think you've identified the missing part, simply email the answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stripped down SA80 A2 (L85A2) 5.56mm Rifle - but which essential working part is missing? Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.[/caption]
All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and a winner selected at random to receive a CamelBak UK Motherlode
(pictured below) worth £126.95...
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Test your military knowledge and win a CamelBak Motherlode...[/caption]
The latest incarnation of the classic CamelBak Motherlode has had it's design thoroughly revised and updated for UK forces with an extensive front MOLLE webbing array and simplified body armour-compatible belt. Also included is a 3.0L WaterBeast reservoir with Quick Link™ Exit Port. Capacity - 37 Litres. Weighs - 1600 grams (approx). Colour - Multicam.
The competition will close on the 15th September 2017. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be published.
Introduced by US soldiers during the Vietnam War the 'Woobie' or poncho liner is a highly valued piece of kit. During the cool tropical nights in the jungle, the woobie provided comfort and warmth to military troops.
Made with two layers of nylon surrounding a polyester filling the army poncho liner is stitched along the sides and across ensuring a very strong and versatile bit of gear.
So, with that being said, what are the top 10 uses for a military man or women's poncho liner
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1.Its crazy, because it is only a very thin material, however the design behind it traps all the heat from your body and keeps you warm!
2.It is light and can compact into a small roll, but it comes right back when unrolled. The fill expands back to it's original size instantaneously, making it the perfect quick fix mattress/floor liner!
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Line your mattress for added padding and warmth.[/caption]
3. You can use it to shelter from the rain, it's not completely waterproof but it dries quickly.
4. You can also use the military poncho liner to create a half tent/arrow head basha
either for sleeping under of for catching some shade.
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5. If you can't sleep on the floor there is always the woobie hammock option!
6. A lady on Amazon said "it was my tissue when I cried, was my shower curtain during one field exercise and was and has been my favorite blanket".
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A way to sit comfortably on rough terrain[/caption]
7. Like the name sounds, the woobie can simply be something warm and soft to hold on to when you're cold, hungry, tired and missing home. A security blanket of sorts.
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A soldier loving his woobie[/caption]
9. Use it as a carry sack or transportation device!
10. Last but not least, my favourite review by a gentleman on Amazon "It is like wrapping yourself in clouds".
We haven't mentioned the actual intended use of the poncho liner which is to be worn under your poncho so you're not only waterproof, you're warm!
Have a story you'd like to share with us about your woobie? If so send us your story to email@example.com.
If you'd like to buy yourself an army woobie please take a look at our new in Mil-Tec Multi-Terrain US Style Poncho Liner
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Multi-Terrain US Style Poncho Liner[/caption]