[ home / rules / faq ] [ overboard / sfw / alt ] [ leftypol / siberia / hobby / tech / edu / games / anime / music / draw / AKM ] [ meta / roulette ] [ cytube / wiki / git ] [ GET / ref / marx / booru / zine ]

/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
Password (For file deletion.)
Required: 2 + 2 =

Join our Matrix Chat <=> IRC: #leftypol on Rizon

| Catalog | Home


1 post omitted. Click reply to view.


>The story of this video is the US forces being overwhelmed by the yellow hordes, that is the standard propaganda narrative
Yeah because the scenario involves a single carrier group operating in the China sea. Obviously the Chinese are going to have a numerical advantage since they can deploy forces from the mainland.


Is this the simulation where China attacks with aircraft first instead of attacking with missiles first and using aircraft later to finish off survivors?


The aircraft are used to "use up" interception missiles from the US destroyers and cruisers so they will be more vulnerable to the DF-21.


China has enough rockets in the coastal defense system to drown the interceptors with sheer volume of fire. Seems unrealistic.
The US best option is to draw the Chinese outside of their land missile range while bombarding their sea bases on the artificial islands to cut them off.


File: 1686442495666.png (193.64 KB, 623x403, revolver.png)


A Revolver, though often thought of as outdated, has several advantages for the casual gun owner/user.

1 - Catches brass. The shells aren't ejected, as often happens with semi autos on to your face and arms.

2 - Doesn't need as much maintenance. Semi autos have to periodically be field stripped, cleaned, oiled, and have parts such as recoil assemblies replaced. A revolver generally does, maybe just clean the cylinder and pull a rag through the barrel.

3 - Reliability. People claim semi autos are as reliable as revolvers nowdays, however this is with two huge caveats, one, that its not a cheap budget semi like a taurus (and a taurus revolver like the 856 is much much more reliable than its semi auto offerings like the g2s for example) and two, semi automatics have a much higher rate of routine non catastrophic failures like failure to feed/eject/cycle. These have to be resolved (by ejecting mag, pulling slide to get rid of the bullet/casing, then inserting/re-inserting the mag) which takes time meanwhile if a revolver has a light strike all you need to do is pull the trigger again. Not to mention, that improper shooting stance (i.e. 'limp wristing') can increase the likelihood of a FTE and in an actual real world scenario you may not have time to get into a proper two handed firm grip isosceles stance, you may have to fire one handed or from an awkward position/angle. With something like the aforementioned Taurus G2S that is virtually 100% guaranteed to give you a FTE after 1-2 rounds.

4 - Heavy trigger. There is usually no manual safety on a revolver but it does have a heavy 9-12+ pound trigger which is almost literally impossible to pull by accident, it's so heavy it usually even requires a slightly different finger position than the hair trigger on a G19, if someone wants to "appendix carry" id rather they do it with a double action revolver than a G19.

The only major downside of a revolver is capacity. That's huge but for self defense you really don't need 17 rounds since most times you will only require 1-3 round on average since even one well placed bullet kills an attacker.

Bottom line is semi auto pistols need to be actively maintained while revolvers do not. If I don't shoot a semi auto pistol for a few months then the oil will evaporate and it will start to jam sometimes withPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
26 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1687743247200.png (397.29 KB, 450x693, ClipboardImage.png)

tunnel rats in the vietnam conflict would write home and request to be sent revolvers in place of there 1911s for tunnel sweep as it was easier to clear in case of a jam and made less noise; the 1911 had a habit of deafining the shooter relative to a .38 round.


thats because .45 acp is a bigger round and a 1911 was way less reliable than a comparable revolver. Even today 1911s require you to clean them after like 150 rounds. its metal on metal and you need a fuck ton of oil to make it work


>Why didn't they make a revolver where you can pop out the whole cylinder to reload the way you do with a magazine in an automatic
moonclips are easier and lighter


You didn't mention that with a semi auto their is a risk when you press it on anything it may fail to cycle. For example if you try to shoot a semi from your pocket it might not cycle whereas a revolver doesn't have this problem.


I love miculek. My favorite gun youtuber. He speed shoots anything.

File: 1678539792822.png (718.38 KB, 772x781, Discussion.png)


Or would it depend on what environment you are talking about here? Would the blades on the left side perhaps be better in tight spaces where not much of a swing is possible?

When it comes to melee defense if its the only option somebody has, most conclusions or discussions on martial arts have narrowed down the two most effective to be either the leaf blade vs the gladius. Blade length being up to 40-ish anything to smaller 50s at most?

With the most effective maintenance oil being 3-in-one + Metal Glo for polishing when it comes to steel/wrought iron.

Rapiers would only be useful in places like gardens or very long spaces, idk about a cutlass however.

If your country bans blades, you are left with the axe or spear.

Can a physically weak person also get an advantage over 1 - 2 physically strong people attacking them if that is the only thing they can use?
2 posts omitted. Click reply to view.


It seems like any type of sword in general that leans towards being leaf shaped instead of post-armor when they became pointy would be more effective for modern situations where your attackers are unarmored depending on the space you have, that or something like the kukri.

Which means migration era/viking era single handed swords would also be quite effective, though how likely is it that you will ever find yourself in a situation where something longer than a 50cm-ish bladed xiphos would be effective?

Whereas in more narrow spaces or maybe indoors with less room to swing a blade like the gladius and qama might be more effective. Idk about the Kukri in comparison though.

Lengths are best at 30ish - 50ish cm. Bastard swords or longswords would only be effective for melees on open fields like maybe on a bigger plot of land/a farm if no firearms could be accessed by anyone at all. Those cases are unlikely to ever happen but if they did then something like the Oakeshott XIIIa or XIIa with a broad blade for unarmored opponents would cut it well.


The most likely attackers you would probably face are fascists who know your political disposition and paid thugs ranging to those who commit hate crimes against you for being either LGBTQ, Asian passing or a gender nonconforming man/woman.


priortize the ability to hide it on your person, a knife is only as effective as the person you're going to use it on is aware of it; in a defence scenerario pulling a knife on someone who already has the drop on you will most likely end up in you getting stabbed.

if you need to pull it its already gone lethal and you're going to prison if you survive, remember that


Most shortswords, even the ones a bit longer like with about 50ish or almost close to 50ish blades can be hidden depending on what you use I believe.

On the other hand some broad bladed ones can sever human limbs (Legs or arms), so maybe thats enough to put attackers out of the fight without being fully lethal given modern medical technology?

Not sure if a smaller leaf blade can do that such as a Xiphos or Celtic sword though but I do know the longer broad bladed swords mentioned before can.

So if the fascist or anti-asian, anti-GNC, anti-LGBTQ had their arm/leg cut off but still lived would you still go to prison?

Aren't there also self defense laws that say lethal force is allowed if an attacker wants to maim or kill you in some places?


Oakeshott XVIIIa and XVIIa for last sentence*

File: 1676682952072-0.png (939.81 KB, 952x671, brandon.png)

File: 1676682952072-1.jpg (41.93 KB, 497x497, brc.jpg)

File: 1676682952072-2.jpg (121.39 KB, 711x955, zippy.jpg)

File: 1676682952072-3.jpg (147.25 KB, 940x788, trumpjr.jpg)


Discussion place for the worst things to come out of the firearms community/industry. Includes bad guns, bad deals and bad people. Really just a place to shoot the shit that bothers you.
7 posts and 8 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


nah the calico is cool. perhaps I should have said poljakcore. the tec-9 perhaps, for its use in Columbine


why are so many guntubers raging anti communist rightoids? seriously how hard is it to find even one non insane, based communist guntuber?


because leftists dont show off there guns nor fetishize them, they use them.


hikok45 might be a commie


File: 1688264170319.jpg (54.43 KB, 750x618, ian karl.jpg)

karl from inrange is a comrade. a bit anarchist still, but give him time. also ian is at least not a chvd, but he does drop the occasional anti-communist nonsense


<From focal +‎ -ism.


<focalism (uncountable)
<<(psychology) Synonym of anchoring
<<A revolutionary strategy which posited that military vanguardism could lead to general rebellion.


<(revolutionary strategy): foquism


more like cringe-ismo amirite fellas


File: 1638017907857.jpg (109.37 KB, 512x512, unnamed.jpg)



File: 1673175179547.jpg (27.37 KB, 500x500, q6ce2kyq58p31.jpg)


does /akm/ have its own do/k/ument? I'd like to get my greasy hands on it. post links with information on anything related to building weapons, we'll compile it
17 posts and 26 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


These resource threads are always LARP. Has anyone ever made anything out of them or used them? Theres no way Im going to be building some hacked up pistol from pipes and shit(Don't ask. Fed question. Most info is legal but plans and build logs are not.)


File: 1685652138344.jpg (4.45 MB, 4032x3024, image.jpg)

Army jobs and options.

Notice how the left can’t specialize to the same extent as the military or the company.


Why do we need our own do/k/ument when the do/k/ument already exists? Do you think guns work differently based on the ideology of the wielder?


Yeah, I think if we made one ourselves it should be based on theirs with some additions. No need to start from scratch


Why do they need to specialize so much in the first place? Isn't this just another form of micromanagement? Make everyone just do one job so they can have a base level of expectation that people can do their job, no matter how shitty or how much it costs?

File: 1636316173319-0.jpg (150.75 KB, 640x480, t-34.jpg)

File: 1636316173319-1.webm (4.03 MB, 1280x720, 1635835333667.webm)


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.
70 posts and 28 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1678826053416.webm (705.57 KB, 600x256, Йемен Т-34.webm)

>"We had nothing comparable." — Friedrich von Mellenthin, on the T-34
Yes and neither tank held a candle to it. The Panzer IV took immense overhaul to even stand up to the T-34, and the Germans designed 2 separate tanks to counter it. None of the German anti-tank or tank guns could take out the T-34. The 37mm gun it was completely immune to, and the 50mm gun had to get within extremely close ranges to penetrate the side & back using new tungsten ammunition. The T-34 remained the most maneuverable and balanced tank of the war, no other tank of the time had the balanced, combination of armor, maneuverability & firepower. The panzer series all were slow and got stuck easily. The 85mm gun balanced out German long-gun development & the T-34 was the most produced tank of the war, only second to the T-54/55 in overall production. Finally the tank STILL operates in combat to this day in its original form (i.e. not a T-34 chassis mounting a larger gun or new engine, like the Israeli M4 upgrades), a feat no other armored vehicle of WW2 can claim.



File: 1680644824139.png (274.41 KB, 782x520, ClipboardImage.png)

More impressively he fought off an entire German attack force in a single tank, including several T-4 tanks & a Tiger, only falling to a Ferdinand anti-tank gun.


More concrete info. The T-34's 45mm frontal armor was angled at 60 degrees creating an equivalent of roughly 90mm or so of effective armor thickness (not to mention increased ricochet capability). The Panzer IV had 42mm armor initially that had almost no sloping.
Report from May 1942
"Characteristics of the T34.
The T-34 is faster, more maneuverable, has better cross-country mobility than our Pz.Kpfw.lll and IV. Its armor is stronger. The penetrating ability of its 7.62 cm cannon is superior to our 5 cm KwK. and the 7.5 cm KwK40. The favorable form of sloping all of the armor plates aids in causing the shells to skid off. Combating the T-34 with the 5 cm KwK tank gun is possible only at short ranges from the flank or rear, where it is important to achieve a hit as perpendicular to the surface as possible. Hits on the turret ring, even with high-explosive shells or machine gun bullets, usually result in jamming the turret. In addition, armor-piercing shells fired at close range that hit the gun mantle result in penetrations and breaking open the weld seams. The T-34 can be penetrated at ranges up to 1000 metres with the 7.5 cm PaK 40 as well as the 7.5 cm Hohlgranate (hollow-charge shells).''
From October 1941:
For the first time during the campaign in the East, in these battles the absolute superiority of the Russian 26 tons and 52 ton tanks over out Pz.Kpfw.III and IV was felt. The Russian tanks usually formed in a half circle, open fire with their 7.62 cm gun on our Panzers already at a range of 1000 meters and deliver enormous penetration energy with high accuracy. Our 5 cm Kw.K. tank guns can only achieve penetrations under very special favourable conditions at very close range under 50 meters. Our Panzers are already knocked out at a range of several hundred meters. Many times our Panzers Were split open or the complete commander's cupola of the Pz.Kpfw.lll and IV flew off from one frontal hit. This is proof that the armor is insufficient, the mounting for the commander's cupola on our Panzers is deficient, and the accuracy and penetration ability of the Russian 7.62 cm tank guns are high. In addition to the superior weapons effectiveness and stronger armor, the 26 ton Christie tank (T34) is faster, more maneuverable, and the turret Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


File: 1681837910882.png (402.37 KB, 700x507, ClipboardImage.png)

Uralvagnzavod responded to the mocking about T-55s & T-62 & the T-34 being next (such as pic rel) by "proposing" a T-34 upgrade that will make it a Leo II killer.


Танк Т-34, установленный возле городского дома культуры имени Ленина в память об освободителях Антрацита от немецко-фашистских захватчиков, был отреставрирован специалистами Казачьей Национальной Гвардии. Боевой единице спустя 70 лет вернули возможность снова стать на защиту народа от фашистов. Эта та самая площадь где Укры заметили российскую технику. Т-34 действительно русский,а точнее-советский танк.

File: 1644811404623.jpg (52.61 KB, 802x467, Artillery.JPG)


All other forms of war is gay when you have those two weapons, you don’t even have to move or deploy soldiers and equipment, just stand around and rain missiles and bullets on the target until troops move into seize the targets and you win.
36 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


Then don't use a missile, shoot down the gunship with a laser.


you need infantry to establish proper direct power over the enemy/achieving the goal of the war. just have them defending the artillery from any infantry ambushes and use them as scouts to find the positions to target for the artillery. tanks are a little more obsolete infantry vehicle, but still are more powerfull than the infantry. a proper would have both parties using their best available equipment to destroy the best equipment of the enemy.


>Drones and artillery are the best weapons
>Ignoring importance of Air Defense
This article ought to tell you how valuable it is against even a giant like NATO.


At this point im wondering why places like Singapore are not just mass producing kamikaze drones to solve low population problem in armed conflicts.


Mines are also important as the failed counteroffensive of the Ukrainian military against the Russian frontline proves


This leftypol is intriguing. It seems some people ere being referred to my blogsite from here. I am looking for ways to beat the shadow ban and get some traffic.

My latest act of bloggery, related to warfare, is found at https://yaxls.wordpress.com/2022/08/19/get-ready-for-world-war-two-and-a-half/ I think we are about to have another world war, but it will be a pretty feeble one, as world wars go.

I have other topics, too.


What is this? I would visit but it's broken without enabling javascript apparently




shit. rip


>Page not found


Is there any organizational model that can withstand "totalitarianism" and/or martial law. Is it possible for a group to function and carry out low-level clandestine operations in a completely hostile environment? Have there been any examples of groups that were never penetrated by security in history? U've heard some anons suggest secret societies and cell- based movements. I would suggest a movement of singular individuals unknown to each other with a vague idea guiding them. But how do you spread such an idea? I'd like to hear other anon's thoughts.
2 posts omitted. Click reply to view.


Some vague goal isn't good enough. What are you planning on doing?


File: 1685651992014.png (475.93 KB, 800x449, ClipboardImage.png)


Anyone who knows of the secrets to such a thing would never reveal it on a mongolian basketweaving forum.


kinda sounds like how the more militant anarchists organize which is great for running a low level guerilla war against ur local police(see cop city or Athens) but won't really build a base or dual power outside of small areas


two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead

Delete Post [ ]
[ home / rules / faq ] [ overboard / sfw / alt ] [ leftypol / siberia / hobby / tech / edu / games / anime / music / draw / AKM ] [ meta / roulette ] [ cytube / wiki / git ] [ GET / ref / marx / booru / zine ]
[ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 ]
| Catalog | Home