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#41 iamcanjim

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 1536 PM

In the Estonian's recollections, he describes the squad man carrying both a .50 machine gun and an automatic grenade launcher. Yet he says there loads were no more than 45 kg. How did that do that? Current nato special forces in Afghanistan seem to carry heavier loads but fewer heavy weapons. 


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 0336 AM

Great old school meets new school propaganda shot. 

 

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 0337 AM

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 0422 AM

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 2124 PM

Anatoly Lebed, Afghanistan 1980's

 

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 0134 AM

Not sure what is being said, but interesting footage in this video. 

 


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 0258 AM

Su25 hit by a Stinger

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 1231 PM

Ive never seen the figures for aircraft hit by Stinger, this surely has to be pretty rare?

 

If there is any truth in this:

 

http://en.wikipedia....y_aircraft_type

 

At least some of those Su-17/22/25 etc. losses had to be because of Stinger.


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 2156 PM

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 1003 AM

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 0034 AM

That much for something so cheaply mass produced.  My brother wanted to buy me a Soviet tanker's helmet, but knew better than to pay $300 for it.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 1551 PM

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 2111 PM

 

I still want a Soviet Panama hat. Maybe I'll buy one in a snap buy one day.


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 0923 AM

All well except your last. Remember the G222 debacle.
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Posted 13 August 2015 - 0034 AM

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 0832 AM

Well fair comment. I cant help but think if the Pentagon has specced it, everyone would have been sitting on a 200 dollar toilet seat in the back. :)

Yep...all those programs and offices to save money and ensure value...:P


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 1713 PM

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 1744 PM

Soviet helo crew member wearing titanium body armor. 

 

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0421 AM

Soviet helo crew member wearing titanium body armor. 

 

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Any idea if that's something he's been issued with or just something he cobbled together?


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 1042 AM

Soviets interrogating a mujaheddin 

 

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