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"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.38[Reply]

DIY
-Personal Armour
-Vehicle Armour
-Structural armour

Instructions, specifications, theory.
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 No.294

>>293
Naw you would have a mounting in the gun bed that you can place a homemade lmg (modified civilian assault rifle) in. It should be able to be affixed and disattached easily from the mounting point on the gun so it can be scooped off as the gunner dismounts
>A smarter move with the materials would be taking apart the panels of the passenger side of the car, reinforcing it
Yes that is essentially what I am suggesting, dissembling the panels and inserting a ceramic plate. I am estimating the armour used should be able to stop a heavy machine gun or certain antimaterial rifles, and it will weigh muuuch less than steel plate thick enough to stop a heavy machine gun.

 No.295

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t-55 enigma
>>It's basically an upgraded Iraqi T-55 with ridiculously sized armour.. r

 No.296

And to be clear as far as the vehicle goes you would be uparmouring whatever is available to you, your vehicle would appear almost identical to an unmodified specimen

 No.309

I don't know anything about anything. What do you mean ceramic? You talk about this stuff being easy to obtain but how easy is it to create?

 No.314

>>309
>What do you mean ceramic?
High hardness ceramic that will break up a bullet as it is hit. As a primitive and readily available example PEI5 ceramic floor tiles meant for use in high traffic areas.
>You talk about this stuff being easy to obtain but how easy is it to create?
I do not know how hard it would be to make high hardness ceramics from scratch if that's what you meant. The cloth cover can be made by hand and substituted for other available materials, I am not sure how hard it would be to forge suitable aluminum. The materials themselves are cheap and widely available however, like I mentioned. Hardening of large surfaces and structures would probably require different materials to remain affordable however.

Here is a basic outline for creating a simple 3 layer ceramic based ballistic plate. Denim front, ceramic layer, aluminum backer, glued together using construction adhesive. It uses PEI5, the highest hardness of standard floor tiles. All materials are available at either your chosen hardware store or online retailers.

This plate design in particular, although leaving room for improvement, has shown to stop 2 shots each of M193 ball and m855 with a steel penetrator spaced 4 inches apart and shot out of a 16 inch barrel with minimal to no surface deformation of a clay substrate simulating human flesh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEDMQ7jalU4



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 No.178[Reply]

A reminder that cheap cnc, cutting, welding, and 3d printing lasers can be used to instantly and irrevocably blind people at 1000s of feet.

If you combine frequencies it becomes extremely difficult to block with convention eyeprotection.

Combined with a firearm this allows a 1-2 knockout punch, as the blinding weapon will Temporarily dispell adrenaline from the target, allowing the firearm to do more damage
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 No.196

>>194
>that is good to know, because i've been always been keen in undestanding ways to defeating an air force
Combining millions of laser pointers into a air defense death-ray is very poetic and the ultimate expression of a democratic weapon, but the key to defeating an air force is to break their landing strips or logistics that refuels and rearms the plains.

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>>195
I never left.
I wasn't joking when I said they HAVE TO KILL ME IF THEY WANT TO STOP ME
>Proceeds to avoid open spaces like the plague

>>196
Drones flown directly into the intake of launching jet fighters/props of close air support/supply craft = god tier


You can also always blind the pilot with a drone. Don't even need a laser for that, even a paintball drone will screw a taking off pilot.

 No.198

>>197
https://youtu.be/Z5xAH4kZjiw
Belarus deploys photon guns vs Poland

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>>199
>1313
Based Belarusian dubs



 No.95[Reply]

>Etymology
<From focal +‎ -ism.

>Noun

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

>Synonyms

<(revolutionary strategy): foquism

 No.96

more like cringe-ismo amirite fellas

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 No.98[Reply]

Thoughts? There isn't much material over it on youtuber, but from what I gather, it's a materialist approach to warfare.
Instead of the classical Prussian doctrine of encirclement, deep operations focuses on breaking through to the back line and destroying communications and supply lines, which greatly help other areas of the line besides your own immediate victory, which the blitzkrieg focused on.
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 No.106

is this the military doctrine based off of genghis khan's general

 No.107

>>106
>Russia derived the most use out of a careful study of the Mongol campaigns. Their closer proximity to the steppe gave them greater interest and access to the Mongolian campaigns, first analyzed by the Russian General Mikhail Ivanin in the 19th century, which became a recommended text in the Russian military academies up until the mid 20th century. Ivanin's work became used in the Deep Battle doctrine developed by Soviet Marshal Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Mikhail Frunze, and G. S. Isserson. Deep Battle doctrine bore a heavy resemblance to Mongol strategic methods, substituting tanks, motorized troop carriers, artillery, and airplanes for Mongol horse archers, lancers, and field artillery. The Red Army even went so far as to copy Subutai's use of smokescreens on the battlefield to cover troop movements. Later in the 20th century, American military theorist John Boyd and some of his followers used Genghis Khan and Subutai's campaigns as examples of maneuver warfare.
<Gabriel, Richard A. (2004). Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan's Greatest General. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. pp. 111-118
<LTC Joe E. Ramirez, Jr, Genghis Khan and Maneuver Warfare (2000).

 No.108

>>106
>>107
Yeah, the horse question was a big problem for red army.
Some generals were very attached to the cavalry and fought every attempt to modernize with tanks and other armored vehicles.

 No.109

>>108

Let's not exagerrate the scale of the problem here. While it is true that Stalin's base of support in the Red Army was the "Cavalry Clique", the one who really resolutely opposed modernization was Budyonny, who had a big voice because he was a civil war hero.

Ignoring that, the territory of the USSR favoured cavalry heavily, and this was helped by the offensive doctrine of the Red Army. In the civil war, where echelon warfare failed, it was up to the cavalrymen with their sabres to exploit breakthroughs and cause morale shocks. It worked, which is why the Cavalry Clique came to the forefront in the first place. And before the rapid industrialization, it was only a dream to convert all soviet cavalry corps to motorized units let alone tanks. By WW2 most cavalry usefulness was gone, but we should note that Italian cavalry managed to defeat a soviet force 3 times their size due to their cavalry patrols noticing the Soviet unit and giving the initiative to the Italians.



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 No.169[Reply]

Do you partake in the forbidden
Bullpup?
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 No.173

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>>170
I see your gunchucks and raise you a forbidden grenade launcher

 No.174

>>173
Holy shit

 No.175

How do I build a bullpup cock?

 No.176

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>>175
I want a bull cock!

 No.177

>>173
lol is that a fucking obrez mortar?



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 No.127[Reply]

itt we proposse meassures wich could improve the hypothetical shelling of an hypothetical "nation" by mostly using hypothetical rocket artilley

 No.128

>zyzzrael.jpg
idk tunnel underground

 No.129

Idk anything about imaginary actor's armament but it would appear:

1.Moar dummy rockets

2.Moar lethal warheads

3.Fragmentary, incendiary, or nbc hazard warheads

4.Maximizing on psychological effects. Hypothetical actor is hardened, hypothetical invader is weak and decadent and requires a higher quality of life to continue the aggression, which must be diminished at any opportunity.

5.Combine with other solutions such as loud noise

6.Most active when least convenient, do not allow the invader any rest or respite. No holidays or RnR

7.Combine with drone bombs for valuable targets
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 No.130

Zyyz would singlehandedly fling M-75s to Tel Aviv like the sigma chad he is

 No.131

>>127
>Well if your going to fighting a modern 1st world military state the most important thing you'd want to do is knock out their air force so you can run military operations in the open and cut off the opponents main advantages.
I had a dream where the American government was couped by a militarist faction and I had to help some dudes attack the local airbase and what I did was make a shit ton of rc planes that carried explosives to swarm the air base and knock out the fighters and bombers there. Idunno could work irl, I'm sure that some military force has tried that in the past somewhere.



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 No.42[Reply]

Recent Norinco rifle for the PLA replacing the QBZ-95/Type 95 bullpup. Has normal assault rifle, carbine and DMR variants, more info in the attached video.
Thoughts?
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 No.48

>>45
Maybe less practical but they look cool, lol

 No.49

>>42
Are the variants just different barrel lengths?

 No.50

>>47
Could they not just sell the same rifle but semi-auto only? If their competitors want to receive a Chinese rifle they can easily aquire one through other means surely, I mean there has got to be hundreds of millions of them in China.

 No.51

>>47
>>50
they prolly just sell off the ones that didn't pass quality control lol

 No.52

>>50
Sure, but thats not must what they do afaik



 No.32[Reply]

As you (hopefully) know, a gun suppressor doesn’t completely eliminate the sound created by a firing gun. Instead, it suppresses the noise significantly by capturing and slowly releasing the rapidly expanding gases used to propel a bullet out of the gun barrel. When firing a gun, the gunpowder in the bullet casing ignites, creating an immense amount of pressure. This pressure propels the bullet down the barrel of the gun, pushing the round at incredible speeds. When the bullet exits the barrel, the pressure is released and an extremely loud noise is produced. What a suppressor does is provide a larger space for the pressure and hot gases to expand after exiting the barrel. The gases expand as they are heated when the gun fires, but the suppressor traps and slowly releases this gas, resulting in a much quieter shot. Other aspects of a suppressor that help to mute sound include the science of heat transfer and metallurgy.

But for the Soviet Union, the conventional form of suppressors bolted onto the gun was simply not enough. Some bright spark decided to reinvent the wheel. He looked at the usual barrel silencer and figured they're such crap because it doesn't make much sense to try to muffle the bang at the barrel's end, since it happens all the way back, as the compressed gunpowder explodes and the resulting gas violently expands. So he went and designed a fancy bullet case which trapped the gases inside itself, so it's actually more appropriate to say the technology is silent ammon rather than silent guns, the latter of which was designed after the former. They also were designed to minimize the secondary noise of that is the clang of moving parts, so it became inaudible beyond a few meters. Further, the third and last source of noise, case ejection, was wholly sidestepped by keeping the spent, gas-filled cases trapped in the gun itself, which further adds to the stealth. Add the complete lack of a muzzle flash, and it's as stealthy as it gets.

The downside is that it loses power and has lowered effective range, but with such a stealthy weapon, distance wasn't supposed to be a factor for the user. It's also, unsurprisingly, more expensive to manufacture than common ammo.

The prototype was named SP-1. That and SP-2 saw use only in Bond-style specialty guns, like the infamous cigarette case, the TKB-506 and TKB-506A. Later on, some different group ceated the PZ/PZA/PZAM round line, much bigger because they were intended to be usePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.33

>>32
>It's an investment in Russia's current, considerable advantage in sniper warfare
the russians always had some great snipers, i remember the nazis being impressed by russian snipers and tried starting up some sniper schools to retaliate but lacked sniper scopes

 No.34

>>32
> This new one will use special, new ammo using the SP technique, but with a preposterous .50 caliber round, with an effective range of 700m. That's some serious shit.
They made silent 50 cal ?
whoa that's serious shit indeed

 No.35

>>34
It'll probbly be a subsonic round and if it's Russian, 12.7mm, so slightly bigger than .50 cal

 No.36

>>35
how big in caliber you reckon can they go with this ?

 No.37

>>36
Given that there are artillery sound suppressors, you can theoretically go as high as you'd like but functionally 12.7mm is the limit, maybe 14.5mm if they need an sniper rifle that doubles as an anti-material rifle against APCs and tank optics.



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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.25

>>24
they were present mostly at the war's start, but they were there.

 No.26

>>17
No .pdf :(

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 No.28

>>27
the answer is neither: the soviets just had a much wider definition of "casualty" or "destroyed" than the Germans, who often flubbed the numbers to look better to their superiors as they were in political and inter-service branch competitions. The USSR had few such concerns and were more plain with their logistical needs and shortcomings, hence why they look "worse" statistically. The question you should always ask for any statistics before anything is that of methodology.

 No.29

>>28
the germans were also not always right, often supposedly encircled and destroyed soviet divisions would show up days later at the front line like nothing happened



 No.1[Reply]

Most people interested in military history tend to be shallow, sensationalist, and/or implicitly or explicitly fascist or otherwise imperialist in nature. We can do better than that, right?

What does applying Marxist histography to war look like beyond Lenin's Imperialism and what can we learn from it?
Which wars /battles do you think deserve more attention or education?
Is there a particular leader or theorist who's impressed you with their military acumen?
What armed conflicts do you anticipate in the 2020s and 2030s?
What do you think is the future of war in an increasingly technologically advanced, post-nuclear world?
Etc.
Ask questions. Share resources, pictures, or whatever's on your mind. Everything goes so long as it's on topic. +1 social credit for talking about something besides the world wars.
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>>1
What is now called "economic sanctions" is warfare against civilian populations, with the explicitly stated goal of starving them.
I don't know if that really existed as a potent weapon in the past because most people were doing subsistence farming. But i guess it bears resemblance to besieging a fort in the dark age.

I don't know why or how sanctions actually work, the official mechanisms for enforcing it do not seem very effective. It should be easy to go around sanctions. So i would be grateful if anybody could enlighten me why sanctions aren't being undermined more ?

 No.5

>>1
>Which wars /battles do you think deserve more attention or education?
I know Chinaboos might be getting annoying, but Chinese military history because there's so much and some of those battles like the crossing of the Yangtze are truly epic and that happened in the 1940s. It was the second largest theatre of World War II, began earlier than the invasion of Poland, and then continued in the form of the civil war which ended in 1949 and the impact on world history from a long-term perspective is enormous. And the history of it is very obscure to most people in the west.

I'd also add the Indian wars in the Americas. I bought a book yesterday that a friend recommended called the 'Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land' which pits its approach against the official whitewashed version of Texas history. Texas was in a state of low-level warfare for 50 years and it ended with the annihilation and expulsion of the native tribes such as the Comanches. And it goes into the political economy of why this happened and the privatization and fencing-off of practically all land in the state, which is something you'll notice if you ever visit Texas. There's very few public lands unless you go to way out into the western region where the border looks like a pointy tip connecting to a stubby elbow-looking thing bordering Mexico.

>Is there a particular leader or theorist who's impressed you with their military acumen?

Seconded or thirded Mao. Harry "Pombo" Villegas, the commander of Cuban forces in Angola who fought alongside Che in various campaigns. Mikhail Frunze. Americans: John Boyd, William Odom; and Little Turtle, war chief of the Miami people.

>What armed conflicts do you anticipate in the 2020s and 2030s?

Dunno but I'm going to draw a big "danger" sign over Saudi Arabia. A brutal and stupid feudal system that has artificially reproduced itself long past its expiration date thanks to oil wealth which the world is trying to transition away from? The reason the country (if we can call it one) hasn't had a civil war already is probably because the Saud family exports their extremists to other countries (to go fight the infidels "over there" instead of fighting "us") while keeping the boot down on their Shia population which happens to live in tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.6

>>1

Boris Yulin, military historian, communist:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC256opuFHo3zEviVmSrvqAQ/videos

Klim Zhukov, historian with military interests, communist:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyLQ6cL0eWj1jT6oyy148w



Get on Russian communist youtube, its good for your health.

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>>6
I like Boris' model IFV in a glass case on his shelf. That's a war nerd. I like this guy

 No.8

Admiral Yi Sun Sin
comprehended both tactics and strategy very well and fought off not only the japanese but the bureaucracy of his own government



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