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Title: Infantry!
Post by: mirth on September 06, 2018, 01:09:56 PM
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Anti-poaching ranger in Zakouma National Park, Chad, February 2014.

(https://i.redd.it/nvduxhxmvck11.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on September 10, 2018, 09:41:51 AM
With the inevitable AK47.......
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 08:58:45 AM
https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1040302756001734656
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Post by: bob48 on September 14, 2018, 10:31:16 AM
Bully-beef rissoles! By heck, war is hell.
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Post by: Barthheart on September 14, 2018, 10:43:59 AM
Got the recipe for that Bob?
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Post by: bob48 on September 14, 2018, 10:45:29 AM
Served with lashings of maple syrup!
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
Sounds sticky
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Post by: bob48 on September 14, 2018, 10:51:54 AM
My youngest son once asked my dear late pop-in-law the old joke question 'What's brown and sticky' The answer he got was 'Your grandma's gravy'
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 10:56:35 AM
My youngest son once asked my dear late pop-in-law the old joke question 'What's brown and sticky' The answer he got was 'Your grandma's gravy'
:2funny:
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 03:31:06 PM
https://twitter.com/NavalInstitute/status/1040683156226093057
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Post by: mirth on September 18, 2018, 01:00:47 PM
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Afghanistan 1984


(https://i.redd.it/pc1lsqfinzm11.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2018, 02:18:11 PM
change the bird in the bkgd and it could be 2014
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Post by: mirth on September 18, 2018, 02:19:04 PM
change the bird in the bkgd and it could be 2014
ikr?
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Post by: mirth on September 20, 2018, 07:30:55 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1042895235196571648
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Post by: bbmike on September 20, 2018, 07:39:52 PM
Makes me want to put the stickers on my Fields of Despair blocks. (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/HideEyes.gif)
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Post by: mirth on September 20, 2018, 08:25:28 PM
<smh>
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Post by: bob48 on September 21, 2018, 09:27:44 AM
They had to polish the shells as they had run out of whitewash.
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2018, 10:11:10 AM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1044227022292226050
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 08:16:19 AM
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A US Army soldier tests a StG-44 captured from the Vietcong during the Vietnam War


(https://i.redd.it/qpsj6fb1qpo11.jpg)
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2018, 09:00:56 AM
Plain to see the origin of the AK-47
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 09:04:26 AM
Apparently, the Soviets provided their proxies with a lot of captured German weapons. The Vietcong ended up with a fair number of StG-44s.
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2018, 09:06:06 AM
That is interesting - I didn't know that.
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 09:10:04 AM
I didn't either:

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These guns were not as rare as one might imagine after WWII. Despite the relatively small (compared to the 98k rifle) number made before Germany’s surrender, a disproportionate quantity was retained due to the weapon’s modern nature. Tens of thousands were captured by the Soviets in 1945; later in that decade some were transferred to the new client regimes in East Europe, notably East Germany and (especially) Czechoslovakia. By the latter half of the 1950s, these armies had moved on to the SKS and AK-47 and began doling out their StG-44s abroad. North Vietnam’s StG-44s came from at least two sources: the USSR, as part of it’s late-1950s first tranche of military aid; and then a smaller quantity from Czechoslovakia. It’s possible that a very small number were also delivered from East German reserve warehouses in the early 1960s. These guns were never “common” but at least very early in the Vietnam War, they were not particularly rare either. These guns were rarely seen after the January 1968 Tet offensive.

https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/wwii-german-weapons-during-the-vietnam-war/ (https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/wwii-german-weapons-during-the-vietnam-war/)
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2018, 09:14:15 AM
And of course, to the casual observer, they would have appeared to have been AK-47's.
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 09:15:05 AM
Quite true.
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 11:07:41 AM
https://twitter.com/Battlefields/status/1045328807606054912
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2018, 11:11:36 AM
Shocking statistics when you think about it. I'm sure I've seen that photo before - I think its Antietam and was one taken by Gardner and subsequently put on public display causing much outrage. 
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2018, 06:05:12 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1046507068960567298
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Post by: bob48 on September 30, 2018, 06:12:59 PM
Ha! Good one.
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2018, 06:20:09 PM
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/09/us-military-must-lighten-warfighters-loads/151673/
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2018, 01:33:27 PM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/1046814156211572739
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2018, 02:12:50 PM
https://twitter.com/Battlefields/status/1046822120259538944
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 03:21:18 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1047801670804148225
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 08:47:42 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1048736221655179264
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2018, 02:28:53 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1049003106892169218
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2018, 07:32:42 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/1049260805508812800
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2018, 09:27:18 AM
https://taskandpurpose.com/sgt-york-heroics-wwi/
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Post by: bbmike on October 08, 2018, 09:44:51 AM
Alvin York = Awesome
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2018, 09:52:47 AM
Alvin York = Awesome

 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on October 10, 2018, 03:31:45 PM
https://taskandpurpose.com/bigger-marine-corps-rifle-squads/
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2018, 08:22:38 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1050408209117270016
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2018, 02:47:11 PM
https://twitter.com/TankCPTNemo/status/1053667408819470336
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Post by: mirth on October 25, 2018, 01:27:46 PM
https://twitter.com/historyofeddie/status/1055510740092837888
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Post by: mirth on November 05, 2018, 12:03:05 PM
https://twitter.com/OnthisdayRN/status/1059317988652924928
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Post by: MIGs on November 06, 2018, 08:09:14 AM
The M1 carbine is the oddest little weapon. Expensive as hell if you go to buy one - at least here in Canada. Sorta like a combat rifle for midgets.
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Post by: mirth on November 28, 2018, 08:48:53 PM
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Infantry attack supported by tanks, near Breteuil, France May 11, 1918


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1890/43455757545_d832dbcebf_o.png)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2018, 08:54:45 PM
Remind me again why the first French tank was named 'Schneider'?  ???
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Post by: mirth on December 02, 2018, 12:27:41 PM
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Israeli soldiers on a firing range


(https://i.imgur.com/eBHloUi.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 02, 2018, 12:28:54 PM
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Soviet soldier posing with captured fim 92 stinger


(https://i.redd.it/h680r9r6lt121.jpg)
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: mirth on March 23, 2019, 07:59:02 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1109601180299259904
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Post by: bob48 on March 24, 2019, 08:36:14 AM
Good pic, mirth  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on March 24, 2019, 08:38:19 AM
I like this one.

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Post by: Staggerwing on March 24, 2019, 09:40:39 AM
^ England, Russia, France, India, Germany, AHE, USA, Italy, Japan?
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Post by: bob48 on March 24, 2019, 10:53:12 AM
Yep.
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Post by: ojsdad on April 07, 2019, 12:34:23 PM
How the Army plans to use Microsoft's high-tech HoloLens goggles on the battlefield - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/06/microsoft-hololens-2-army-plans-to-customize-as-ivas.html
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Post by: trailrunner on April 07, 2019, 06:44:05 PM
How the Army plans to use Microsoft's high-tech HoloLens goggles on the battlefield - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/06/microsoft-hololens-2-army-plans-to-customize-as-ivas.html

I'm very familiar with IVAS.
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Post by: Sir Slash on April 07, 2019, 10:47:48 PM
I'd be concerned about, 'IVANs' hacking into the tech and making the grunts shoot each other by seeing images of Vlad riding bareback through their kill zone.
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Post by: mirth on May 16, 2019, 02:34:39 PM
Nice piece on NTC

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/15/national-training-center-soldiers-now-train-what-they-dread-fair-fight.html
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 16, 2019, 04:23:17 PM
Nice piece on NTC

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/15/national-training-center-soldiers-now-train-what-they-dread-fair-fight.html (https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/15/national-training-center-soldiers-now-train-what-they-dread-fair-fight.html)


 :tickedoff:  "Blackhorse" is one word...  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: mirth on May 21, 2019, 02:21:54 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28138/u-s-special-operators-will-soon-be-using-this-6-5mm-assault-machine-gun
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 22, 2019, 11:23:55 AM
Damn, I hope they sell them at Bass Pro Shops.  :D  I'd get one for me AND the wife.  :hehe:
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2019, 06:23:36 PM
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French Flamethrowers at Verdun, 1916


(https://i.redd.it/1da6i28cs6u31.jpg)
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Post by: bbmike on October 23, 2019, 07:51:57 PM
Flambé?
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2019, 08:49:42 PM
Oui
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Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 08:37:48 AM
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NVA ( Nationale Volksarmee - National People's Army, GDR) ATGM operator setting up 9M14 "Malyutka"



(https://i.redd.it/k1on2drz6xy31.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2019, 09:53:28 AM
Light the blue touch paper and stand well back?
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 18, 2019, 12:01:49 AM
"This End TOWARD Enemy".  :hehe:
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Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2019, 05:38:59 AM
Put your fingers in your ears and hide under the nearest tank - preferably one of ours.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 18, 2019, 06:36:13 AM
Those cheap looking SAGGARs were responsible for hundreds and hundreds of Israeli vehicle losses in the 70's.
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Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2019, 06:48:16 AM
Hansom is as hansom does, I guess.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2019, 09:19:24 AM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10478106/brother-slain-war-hero-broke-down-following-paratrooper/ (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10478106/brother-slain-war-hero-broke-down-following-paratrooper/)
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Post by: bob48 on December 04, 2019, 10:37:06 AM
A very touching story.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 16, 2019, 08:47:59 PM
https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-corps-army-equipment-gear-2020
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 16, 2019, 11:21:24 PM
That looks like Boba Fett's gear to me.  :o
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Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2019, 06:27:19 AM
Some of that stuff looks very sci-fictiony
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 17, 2019, 09:41:36 AM
Or, you can already buy half of it at Bass Pro Shops.  :hehe:
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Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2019, 09:48:17 AM
Not in the UK you can't  :2funny:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2019, 10:16:28 AM
Don't you have ASDA?  ;D
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Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2019, 10:29:39 AM
Yeah, we do.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2019, 10:40:44 AM
I liked that one store I went to. The taxi driver took me there because the airline hadn't delivered my bag yet and I needed clothes for work the next day. It's like Wal-Mart but much cleaner and less inbred-ness.  ;D
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Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2019, 11:00:16 AM
Yeah, its fairly typical of the larger store chains that we have, such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons.
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Post by: Barthheart on December 17, 2019, 11:06:30 AM
Marks & Spenser ?
 
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Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2019, 01:22:45 PM
M&S - yes, although more know as a clothes store these days, although they do have a food hall as well. Usually good quality stuff but tends to be s bit more expensive.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 17, 2019, 04:22:14 PM
Where I'm from, 'in-bred' means you do it, 'inside' not outside, which is an option of course for those not allergic to grass or pollen in the, 'sensitive' areas. Never done it a Wal-Mart though.... maybe in the Automotive Lounge?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2019, 05:18:12 PM
http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

 O:-)
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 17, 2019, 11:00:07 PM
It's always a toss-up who NOT to turn your back on at Wally World, the customers or the employees.   :worried:   Still Wal-Mart is a magical place, everything you need is there but always on the other side of the store.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 27, 2020, 02:58:48 PM
https://mwi.usma.edu/gangs-of-baghdad/ (https://mwi.usma.edu/gangs-of-baghdad/)
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Post by: bbmike on January 27, 2020, 05:06:30 PM
^Interesting read.
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Post by: mirth on February 05, 2020, 03:07:44 PM
https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/NCO-Journal/Archives/2019/March/Russian-NCOs/
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Post by: mirth on February 08, 2020, 10:54:59 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32098/ukrainian-troops-are-still-using-this-pre-world-war-i-era-maxim-machine-gun-in-combat
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 08, 2020, 11:14:58 AM
Hey, if it ain't broke...
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 22, 2020, 05:46:20 PM
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/808333569/study-finds-century-old-combat-helmet-superior-shield-against-brain-trauma



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Casque_de_Marcel_Hébrard.jpg)

^ The Adrian Helmet
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Post by: bob48 on February 22, 2020, 05:59:03 PM
Well that is interesting.
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 22, 2020, 06:00:58 PM
I can see how the hollow crest might slightly disrupt the pressure waves if they were to hit straight down onto it.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 22, 2020, 11:10:42 PM
Bring back the Pickelhaube!  >:(
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Post by: bob48 on February 23, 2020, 06:09:48 AM
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 23, 2020, 03:32:43 PM
Makes me want to play a Total War game.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 05, 2020, 01:58:11 PM
Hey all, if machine guns are your cup o' meat you can read till your eyes melt:

https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/MG/index.html
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2020, 12:08:17 PM
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/14/armys-next-generation-squad-weapon-big-hit-socom.html (https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/14/armys-next-generation-squad-weapon-big-hit-socom.html)
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 15, 2020, 12:42:16 PM
Very cool!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: trailrunner on June 28, 2020, 11:18:49 AM

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Post by: trailrunner on July 09, 2020, 08:57:08 PM
https://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/objects/carabiniers-breastplate-from-the-waterloo-battlefield/ (https://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/objects/carabiniers-breastplate-from-the-waterloo-battlefield/)

Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bbmike on July 09, 2020, 09:00:56 PM
Ouch.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 09, 2020, 10:52:40 PM
'Tis but a scratch!
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 10, 2020, 06:40:23 AM
"Walk it off... walk it off!"
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 10, 2020, 11:56:16 AM
Just a, 'flesh wound'.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2020, 10:51:43 PM
https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-army/2020/10/14/the-armys-saw-and-m4-replacement-is-headed-to-troops-by-2022/
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 06, 2020, 10:21:20 AM
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/11/05/will-the-army-change-the-size-of-the-infantry-squad-a-new-study-is-looking-at-it/
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: Sir Slash on November 06, 2020, 11:50:52 AM
Interesting. Food for thought for sure.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 12, 2020, 11:55:47 AM
"Maple Fury" ?!  ;D





not that Canadian infantry isn't any good.  Just that "fury" isn't typically a word to follow "maple"  :hehe:
Title: Re: Infantry!
Post by: bob48 on November 12, 2020, 01:17:37 PM
How about 'Vance Fury'?
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Post by: bbmike on November 12, 2020, 01:18:28 PM
Mention counter clipping and find out.  8)
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Post by: bob48 on November 12, 2020, 01:20:04 PM
Oh we do, on every possible occasion :-)