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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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These weapons are made for the purpose of harming a large number of people, the contradiction they have as useful weapons of war is their purpose.
In most wars an army can be expected to deploy the lowest amount of troops and supplies possible as to ensure the lives of its soldiers are safe and the government it works for has surplus army supplies it can use to maintain its security over a state and the potential success of coming out victorious n future armed conflicts. WMDs contradict this basic behaviour by their own nature, if any armed conflict ever breaks out so violent that weapons that need to kill hundreds of thousands to millions need to be mass produced that represents a problem with how 2 or more armies are fundamentally approaching war and are said armies will have their governments invest in better infrastructure and machinery that can counter the effects of WMDs along with tools to make war less lethal as to ensure surplus troops. Evidence of this can be seen in the Cold War which saw an arms race to develop tech that could detect and down a nuke before it hits or launches like the internet and satellites, hazmat suits to counter radiation damage, or ww1 which saw the development of gas masks by garret morgan as a means to counter the effects of mustard gas and bio agents etc.
In conclusion WMDs are useless in warfare as the concept of a WMD itself contradicts the policies any properly maintained army would make to ensure its longevity and security in fulfilling its tasks, for every hypersonic ICBM developed there are radars made of reflective material detecting and sending missiles towards it before it can hit its target.


>for every hypersonic ICBM developed there are radars made of reflective material detecting and sending missiles towards it before it can hit its target.

Problem N°1 anti missile defense systems don't work. The data about performance in real world condition (actual combat) suggests that they even struggle against low speed, low altitude, low range unguided missiles. Expect that the 50% interception rate from synthetic tests will drop dramatically in an actual conflict.
Problem N°2 If they worked you'd need too many.
If your opponent has one ICBM you need a missile shield for every potential target. The more ICBMs your opponent has the larger the list of potential targets gets.
Problem N°3 war-heads that can subdivide into many small bombs.
Nukes can be made very small, and you can fit potentially hundreds or thousands of small nukes on a single ICBM, at this point statistics of large numbers take over, and getting a high interception rate is very unlikely, even if you had tons of effective missile defenses. Decoys will make this even harder.
Problem N°4 newer intercontinental missile systems that are already in service are not flying on ballistic trajectories, and it's not realistic to think that those can be intercepted by another missile, because without a predictable predetermined flight path, it's not likely that you can catch up to something going above Mach 5.

Once you can make lasers or directed particle stream weapon of sufficient power, this will change and anti missile defenses will become plausible, but not before.


how much of BUD/S is pointless masturbation?
how were spetsnaz chosen and trained?


most special forces shit is pointless masturbation as well as careerism



It's designed to be passable it's it's truly to hard were it pushes people to ultimate breaking point then no-one will pass enough to make it viable.

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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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>implying vegan soys can't shoot a rifle
yeah, I said it hitler was a vegetarian soy and he caused some fucking damage


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


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


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

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Should this board be renamed to lowercase?
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I prefer the look of all caps myself


No I prefer it in capitals


I like it in caps. Gives it a certain impact.


i think every new board should be upper case for six months after its making to increase visibility

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I wanted to share this for a while, these are two articles from a magazine/newspaper local to medellín, the first article is a memoir from a FARC commander from the time they took down an army base and took down a plane with a high ranking officer and the second is how statelessness in urabá helped to bloom the paramilitaries in that area.
Now I really wish somebody could translate these
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The first of September, year 2000, three companies of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia attacked the military base of Montezuma hill in Pueblo Rico, over the mountainous area of Tatamá, between the departments of Chocó and Risaralda. The attack was executed by 180 guerrillas of the 9, 47, and Aurelio Rodriguez fronts, belonging to the then known as José María Córdoba Northwestern Bloc. Two commanders lead that attack, Rubín Morro, Martín Cruz Vega, of the Aurelio Rodríguez front, and Gadafi or Khadafi, Hernán Gutiérrez Villada, of the 47 front.

The guerrillas took half the base and held up with various ambushes the reinforcement of soldiers coming up the highway. The ghost plane crashed early in the morning against the Tatamá hill. In one of those ambushes the lieutenant colonel Jorge Eduardo Sánchez died, commander of the Battalion San Mateo en Pereira. That was one of the highest rank casualties that the Farc caused upon direct combat with military forces, six years before they had killed the major general Carlos Julio Gil Colorado, but his death didn't occur due to military operation, rather due to an assasination.

That story never told before was written by Camilo Alzate in a war report two decades after the war. Alzate travelled to the region, climbed the mountain multiple times, and talked with retired military vets, seasoned journalists, and pobladores of the hill, with politicians and neighbors of Puerto Rico who, for different motives, had been left trapped in combat or knew of its circumstances. Someone from the guerrilla who participated in the attack told the journalist crucial details of the operation and chronicle -which is long and full of obstacles, bogged down, crossed with confused and confusing voices- it appeared in the 2017 May edition of Universo Centro with a title I perceive as excessively pretentious, alegorical, and biblical: "The burning bush".

In 2017 I met Gadafi in a guerrila camp. We talked every afternoon in his safehouse, while outside troops formed or broke ranks, argued or reconciled, threshed the mud or cleaned it, during what felt like an eternity without any shooting or anything interesting going on. Gadafi, afflicted by years of cardiac pain, passed those days reclined, ambushing with his pillows an annoying green light that infiltrated through the slits of his safehouse, which provoked drunk-like dizzyness. To his side he always had a walky talky and a black 9mm. It was inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


There's the first one, I think it's a pretty good translation though at some points the wording will inevitably be a bit weird and confusing, mainly due to how Gadafi narrates the story. I don't know that's just how he tells it or if Colombians talk like this, because at times it's a bit confusing figuring out what he's talking about. Spanish is my native tongue but even then some parts were very difficult to translate in a way it's understandable due to this, but overall I think it's quite good.

I'll get around translating the rest eventuall, hopefully sooner than later. This board will only stay until the end of the month right? If I haven't finished the rest by then check the Latinamerica general, probably the best place to post this so I'll do it there if I don't finish by December.


Los colombianos hablan así


please read


thank you based translation anon

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These seem like the way to go for cheap, widely available personal rifles.

Share advice on models, ammo, magazines etc.
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The trigger is godawful because it's a completely standard AK trigger with a transfer bar. The whole thing is just an AKM in a modified housing.


It also has poor ergonomics (at least the Type 97 and older Type 95 does). The safety selector is on the butt of the rifle far away form the trigger. The carry handle is really tall which makes the sights uncomfortable to use while prone. The rifle design is from the 80s so it wasn't really built to use optics, all it has a tiny bit of proprietary Chinese rail on the carry handle.

For a general overview see:


Is this why they're switching to the QBZ-191?


Main reason is probably that trying to convert an existing system to a bullpup is going to give you significantly worse results than coming up with a new system. Bullpups come with a variety of tradeoffs that have to be managed even when they're designed to be one.


These problems are largely restricted to the gen one model. The carry handle was replaced with a rail mounting flat-top and trigger improved in the gen 2 and then 3 model.
Also it uses a shortstroke piston not a long stroke, like an ar-15 rather than an akm. Altogether and with 5.56 NATO ammo the type 97 has very mild recoil and good accuracy afaik.
The safety mechanism is still terrible yes. It has been moved to the front on the new military models, perhaps the next iteration of the export version will be modified in this way as well.

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cursed weapons and guilty pleasures

post 'em

i want 'em


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>wants a gun to “defend himself” from the American government and libruls
>buys guns and ammo exclusively from American govt corporations like the NRA and liberal economies
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What really matters is making the production of explosive armour piercing rounds legal to everyone


>buys guns and ammo exclusively from American govt corporations like the NRA and liberal economies
What the fuck are you talking about? The NRA doesn't sell guns, and it's not a government corporation. Are you high/drunk right now? It's not safe to handle firearms while intoxicated. Sleep it off and post when you're sober.


i think they mean the companies funding the NRA


This is just blatantly wrong. You shouldn't let ideology lead your life to the point where you get this out of touch with reality.


No. I get giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, but this post was just retarded and he should feel bad.

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Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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v cool, thanks anon. Man, on a sidenote search engines could be so based under socialism


did anyone post /k/'s cum brownie meetup?


what the fuck?


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/k/ used to be far more playful than it is today. Now it's just edgy teens claiming it was always /pol/ lite. Enjoy.


lmao thanks for sharing. It's a shame even k has pol brainworms now

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I don't have guns because it's illegal and family are anti-gun, but I did shoot an AK-47 and a Mosin Nagant when overseas. Shit was fun. (yes it was before becoming a socialist im not a lifestylist lmao) Bolt actions are just plain fun, more involved.

Pic unrelated; I have no guns


Getting a rifle and learning to shoot is not lifetsylism, it is a necessity as a communist.


I was playing at how they're both famous Russian weapons (iirc)


Kalashnikov Intervie


Found this album on Italian fighters in WW2 and I thought I'd share it. https://archive.md/CWWul


You know, anon. Real firearms might be illegal, but you can practice basic marksmanship with air rifles (PCP kind is best analogue). You could also shoot small game. It's an interesting and relaxing pastime.

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