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/AKM/ - Guns, weapons and the art of war.

"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun." - Chairman Mao
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 No.371[Reply]

The design of guns isn’t what matters but the idea of long distance combat with the potential to kill an enemy soldier in a matter of a single to few hits in the right areas.

This revolution of war to be centered around staying as far away as possible from enemy troops made large scale battles pretty much obsolete in most wars today as being seen can often come with worse consequences than simply being executed with the potential for entire squads and bases to become doxed, along with the fact that more troops and weapons != to more success in combat especially when both or more armed groups in modern wars possess weapons that pretty much instakill with dozens to hundreds of these weapons like armour piercing bullets available per troop.

Coupled with the introduction of the radar briefly during the pacific battles against imperial Japan really began to amplify the importance of staying away from conflict in order to spare the lives of soldiers, equipment and weapons and to this day most of the real combat in wars is done via trying to collect as much information on what a states security threats have and are planning.
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 No.1006

>>972
>Drones are the next big leap
only against opponents that lack air power, pretty much any air-force would be able to shredder drones in masses.

>>1004
This is only tangentially related , but crossbows might make a comeback with advanced materials. Not actually as a bow, but as a rifle with a spring in it. Material-science advances suggest that two or three orders of magnitude in spring tension is possible. That's enough for a low power rifle suitable for wildlife protection and hobby shooting. The spring made from speculative future-science-material is compressed with manual labor input and released by a heavy trigger. And the result will be a powder-less rifle that makes a loud clicking and clanking noise but no exploding powder bang, that will be safer to operate.

 No.1008

>>1006
>pretty much any air-force would be able to shredder drones in masses.
How's anti-drone technology/strategy/doctrine being developed? Genuinely curious as drones seem (to me) as the be-all and end-all of modern asymmetric warfare, specially after Nagorno-Karabakh.

Hell, i remember hearing that even advanced countries such as China and Russia had trouble problems with it.

 No.1017

>>1008
It’s hard to build anti drone tech because
They’re made from reflective material that can’t be detected with most radars
They’re small as shit intentionally to be hard to hit
They’re fast as fuck and hit their targets with absolute precision

These factors make trying to battle against drone an uphill conflict

 No.1026

>This revolution of war to be centered around staying as far away as possible from enemy troops made large scale battles pretty much obsolete

Lol just look at Stalingrad and compare the losses on the eastern front to the total size of Napoleon's army.

 No.1887

>>372
fpbp



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 No.9[Reply]

The engineers behind the t-34 understood the logistical struggles of maintaining entire battalions of tanks where before they only existed in handfuls. Such an exponential expansion of the deployment of tanks, in tandem with the increasing complexity of tank parts and intricacies of tank design, meant that the modern war effort would require logistical feats never before preformed by any army. Innovations of the t-34 would include everything from sloping armor to increase deflection and grazing rates from enemy shells without substantially increasing production cost to simplifying turret design while not stripping functionality to maintain the maximal performance and accessibility while cutting down on logistical profile. The general design ethos of the USSR was to think smarter so they could fight harder, and longer. One of the innovations was its tank treads - rather than being fully bolted on both sides, only one side was bolted, and a raised metal plate was installed to prevent these bolts from slipping out from their position, decreasing the work needed to replace tank tracks while still maintaining full functionality.

This industrious and pragmatic design philosophy is what drove the war machine of the Red Army, making its constituent components consistent and interchangeable, and to make such work easy to preform. Any man or woman, from Siberian tribespeople to West Russian urbanites, could fight with equal skill and capability under the red banner. Meanwhile every German vehicle or weapon required specially trained crews, specially trained engineers, specially trained gunsmiths, all required to jump through the hoops of different corporate designs and methods to keep their weapons of war functional. Where the Germans had tanks so finnicky that only 50% of spare parts would be accepted in any given German tank, you could disassemble 100 T-34s, mix up the parts, and assemble 100 of them again, and they'd all run equally well. In a war of logistics, this streamlining and accessibility is what allowed for the USSR's tanks to stand against the Germans even with numerical inferiority, because of shorter time out of action for logistical or repair work. As the number of T-34s increased, they started to geometrically outnumber them. then, exponentially outnumber them.

Simplified and streamlined designs with accessibility and consistency will win out against the most "advanced" and "complex" of designs, because war is not waged in a way thPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.1778

>>1546
>Defending Anglo pride
Why are British “people” like this?

 No.1779

<Where do tanks come from?
>The title of the essay is deliberate for exactly that point — tanks are a very complex piece of machinery that are a requisite for fighting an actually existing, real world revolution — yet the process to produce one is very complex and requires not only factories, but many other means of production working in conjunction with their production, all of which ‘have to be on the same page, while effectively fighting a war.’ You cannot merely produce tanks, but must also be capable of controlling and defending the elements of production, and organizing the tanks into action (as well as training and practice).
>In any real world, actually existing revolution, tanks will necessarily be involved, at some point and in some meaningful and decisive capacity.


https://dashthered.medium.com/where-do-tanks-come-from-8723ff77d83b

 No.1780

>>1778
I've noticed lately that there's been an upsurge of content trying to defend the British Empire, its failures and atrocities to the point of absurdity.

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>>1779
Haha yes, I was waiting for this joke.

 No.1885

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This thread makes me wish the board had been called T34 sometimes, hah.



 No.1807[Reply]

Gonna start a thread on this since I just found something cool I want to share, will post it as a reply.

 No.1808

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>Wanted to share my year-long project: a homemade fusion monocular. Uses a ULIS Nano384 (384x288 thermal camera) and a Litton M891 tube (gen 3, pvs-7 format, maybe 1300FOM?).

>As you might expect;
>-Non inverting tubes suck to make monoculars from
>-This thing is super heavy
>-Thermal fusion is awesome no matter how badly it's done
>Forums like this, content and advice from people like Nick Chen, and the general trend of increasing night vision use inspired this. I'm definitely going to make a more practical version of this, but let my pain be a reminder that night vision isn't only an expensive product (This only cost ~$3000CAD!!) - it's something that can be modified, experimented with, fixed, and redesigned.
>I give a bit of a more detailed breakdown here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/custom-multispectral-fusion-monocular-project-overview/
>Also, shoutout to Rhys Dunnill Jones at https://www.borealdefence.com/ for the custom DNC helmet cover. It works great!
Note: Market NVGs of this generation cost ~$40,000

Original thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/fosscad/comments/uldsv2/multispectral_imaging_monocular/

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>>1808
Extra

 No.1813

Bumping for interest. Have you seen the army's ARG thing? I have some interesting stuff including a diy holographic site with digital display and ammo counter that I will post eventually.

 No.1826

>>1807
>cool

ok this is very cool.

>$3000


not cool

>size of a brick and head mounted


no.

Very cool project though. Any possiblity of mounting it to a rover or something and piping the video feed to a tablet or light VR glasses?



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 No.55[Reply]

People talks a lot about having guns and being armed but I don't see anyone talking about training, organizing and acquiring equipment other than guns and ammo.
Why don't we go camping and pretend to be soldiers in campaign? That has to be better than just shooting at cans.
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 No.81

>>80
I don't recall him being actually vegetarian, I think that's a myth, correct me if I'm not right.

 No.82

Fellas let's stop beating around the bush and start a camping club to go and play soldiers up in the forest.

 No.83

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 No.869

>>57
You could feed the poor with them, if thats makes you feel better.

 No.1823

>>82
Alright, organize a meetup. I'm in the Northeast US



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 No.1774[Reply]

Can soldiers shoot cops of the enemy? Is this mentioned in the Geneva Conventions?
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 No.1792

Journalists should be considered combatants and legitimate targets in war.

 No.1795

>>1774
For the purposes of the Geneva Convention police count as noncombatants as long as they're not, you know, being combatants.

>>1792
Journalists should be shot on sight, war or not.

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 No.1817

>>1814
No, that's another meme. This one is called the soyjak.

 No.1818

>>1774
Under international law, any combatant can be engaged as an enemy. If police fight in a war, they can be shot. However you can't just go around massacring cops if they aren't fighting.
>>1775
That's not true. Police in most countries are legally civilians. In common law states, the power of arrest comes from the ancient right to bring an accused criminal before a court. In the US, cops are basically just a privileged class of civilians who get access to cool guns and the ability to get away with murder.



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 No.1696[Reply]

So fascists are becoming reckless in my city and although I'm now terminally online enough to not get in those stupid fights anymore they since recently keep doing those retarded flash attacks on places leftists have. My old father sometimes does the dude at the counter ready to receive anyone in an anarchist library which was attacked like two days ago and there's no way I'm letting him keep doing that without any protection so I'm getting him weapons, but legal and non lethal. Since the fucks attacking come in between 5 and 20 people I want to get him a big ass pepper spray but the legal limit is 100ml here.

So is it sufficient to push away a cowardly rightist gang probably drunk? Are there any tricks to deter relatively big groups of retarded people without hurting anyone too much for a smart average joe using non lethal and legal weapon?

Also thread to discuss those weapons I guess.
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 No.1762

>>1761
There is sometimes laws against civilians putting up "man traps"

 No.1763

>>1696
have a friend follow them all home and then get your mates to steal and wreck their cars and possibly homes or just get comprimising and embarassing footage of their actions and fash shot and dox them to their boss, friends, family, neighbors etc.

 No.1767

Oh shit why didnt I think of this before. Since they do this when drunk what if you just use footage of them and show it to people that sell alcohol and see if you can get them to deny them service?

Have you also considered filing a restraining order? They cost money to file sometimes so any favoritism cops may have may go away.

 No.1771

>>1748
Got me, don't forget to listen to good music on your way of killing yourself

 No.1816

OP what did you wind up doing?



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 No.857[Reply]

armoured vehicles aircraft and ships
>here you can post military vehicles
>This thread is dedicated to military vehicle enthusiasts
>Here you can post all sorts of things to do with military vehicle's
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 No.1765

>>1581
>Cone of Arc
<the guy that made a video about Girls und Panzer being better than Fury

 No.1766

>>1669
>you can't find sources because of the Mandela Effect
Uh I think the fuck not.

 No.1777

Enough bullshit let’s talk ground effect vehicles
>>859
What the actual fuck lmao. This is better off as a defense system for those modern hypersonic cruise missiles. As a plane unless they get ahold of some warhammer flying rock materials the aircraft would simply tear itself apart.
>>1765
>literally trash shit American wank the film
>showed American rape as romantic
Yeah it is. There’s no way girls in panzer is as bad.

 No.1781

>>1777
>777
lucky cheka's
>et’s talk ground effect vehicles
Then talk, you just posted a Beriev photo
>warhammer flying rock materials the aircraft would simply tear itself apart
Eh, don't underestimate the dwarf-levels constructive craziness of the Soviets… though now I want to read some shitty Russian Isekai about this plane being built and accidentally tearing through space-time into the Warhammer-Universe and being used on Asteroth.
>There’s no way girls in panzer is as bad
You underestimate the autism of anime
>trash shit American wank the film
Did you see the film drunk?
>showed American rape as romantic
Fucking where? Cohabitation and collaboration is not the same as rape.

 No.1797

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>Cookie-Cutter Sharks sabotaged US Navy submarines
Based Comrade Shark! https://archive.ph/2zJAR
https://archive.ph/0kaiK

But seriously, did this happen to Soviet submarines?



 No.1769[Reply]

How do people here feel about air guns?
Are they good for self defence? or offense?

 No.1770

There's a guy on fosscad who made his own with more power than ones sold over the counter
https://www.reddit.com/user/Proof1447/submitted/
Free download I think

 No.1796

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I just have a break action air rifle. I've mounted a red dot on it, will give that a try soonish

>>1770
I see one of the comments mentions Caselman's air machine gun. I found the plans for it at https://thehomegunsmith.com/CaselmanAPMG.shtml . attached pdf related for posterity
here's another build of it: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/05/02/32-cal-caselman-air-powered-machine-gun/
another build: https://www.airmachinegun.com/caselman_build.htm

vid and gif related are someone who built a more compact design that fires round BBs. relevant forum post: https://www.spudfiles.com/viewtopic.php?p=386263#p386263



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 No.1782[Reply]

Why are they so afraid of a smol twisted paperclip?
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 No.1786

reminds them of the coat hanger that scraped their little glowy feeties in the womb

 No.1789

3D printed DIAS is infinitely more reliable than coat hanger.

t. coat hanger sear bent out of shape after less than sixty rounds in minecraft

 No.1790

>>1789
>t. coat hanger sear bent out of shape after less than sixty rounds in minecraft
Good thing you can pck up more from mobs in minecraft

 No.1791

this thread is making me feel dumb

 No.1794

>>1790
>coat hanger bends out of shape after two magazines
>still have five left
>your gun misfires every other shot at best
just print a yankee boogle
yes the name is dumb, just swallow your pride and do it
or drill a third hole but fuck that noise I'm not a gunsmith

in all cases please make sure to buy an H3 buffer and adjust your gas so that your full auto is nice and smooth and doesn't result in ejection problems from going too fast



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 No.1441[Reply]

are you ready comrades? there is a revolution coming in Canada
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 No.1680

>>1631
I'm actually thinking of researching mental illness in relation to gun violence as a med student just to show people that it's not the damn gun. fuck, I plan on marrying a burger just so I can get that citizenship and that sweet tax stamp for a can.

 No.1683

>>1680
Based lol. you can just make your own can illegally tho and use it as a flower vase or whatever if you need to hide it. I have seen some that are just as quiet as commercial cans so you can have a literally silent rifle with a bolt action 22 with susonics and ur can and it will hit and kill (your animals) within 200 yards iirc.

 No.1688

>>1680
i have a family member that brings up "gun facts" they learned in poly-sci back in thcci e 80s, like "households with guns are more likely to have gun deaths" like yeah and houses with bathtubs are more likely to have people die of drownings. they are terminally fukuyama brained and unable to imagine any reason to weigh the short term benefits of saving an exrta hundred or so people a year with the long term implications of consolidating power in a governing body that changes hands every couple years.

>>1683
i have found that with a 26" barrel cci quiet .22 are noticeably quieter than my pellet gun, great for small game hunting in places where you don't want to upset the neighbors, but i wouldn't try using it at 200 yards as it drops of hard after 50y like 1 foot at 80 and 2 feet at 100

 No.1695

>>1688
>terminally fukuyama brained
kek
stealing that one

 No.1773

>SU-16F out of stock everywhere



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