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Drone warfare

Thread to talk about drone warfare in general.

There are many ways drones can be used but I would like to talk about their potential use in protests and riots in the west.

In my experience something that is sorely lacking in protests going wild is intelligence about police postions, while the bad guys usually have a QG with plenty of operators gathering and distributing intelligence to police officers trough cameras, helicopters and, you guessed it, drones.

So, what's keeping us from using drones? Those for kids which are 50 bucks on amazon could do the trick, it would take a team of two, one pilot and one operative relaying intel trough a phone or a radio to someone in the front of the protest.

I know there are anti drone weapons, but they don't work that well and these aren't well established yet. In case of capture though it's good to prevent or render difficult a trace, so it would be smart to buy those drones trough proxies and false adresses, and scratch whatever number they have on them.
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what kinda guns do you guys rock?

i’m from >>>/pol/. my assumption would be AK larps, but i am genuinely intrigued.
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Tank Warfare

Since tank warfare is a hot topic right now I'll drop some good tank vids.

First vid is a long one covering American tanker school.
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Lessons from the war: Military analysis

What can we learn from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and this example of relatively modern warfare? Strategy, tactics, operations, geopolitical responses, information warfare, civilian pov and response. Anything related. Not the thread to talk about "who is in the right".
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ты морячка я моряк

Navy thread
Thread for all naval, maritime, ship, submarine & water craft discussion, seas, oceans, lakes, rivers & other bodies of water. Soviet & American shipping alike is welcome, as are civilian vessels. Video & images encouraged. Ekranoplanes & other marine aircraft also count.

Russian / USSR Naval sites: https://flot.com/

US / Western Navy sites (consume with copious amounts of table salt): https://www.naval-technology.com/

P.S. Be civil on this Polynesian raft-roping forum.
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Some ideas for homemade guns/explosives

Take a tin can, take an airbag inflator w/ sodium azide in it for the shock-sensitive primary explosive and either Guanidinium nitrate w/ an oxidizer (like copper nitrate) or Ammonium nitrate to surround it in to act as the secondary explosive (optionally you could instead use a mixture of potassium nitrate and silicon dioxide to send hot particles flying everywhere to make the reaction retain heat. Then just add a wooden dowel from a broom handle for the grip, and after that's all attached, drop it from a height and watch it explode as it lands on the bottom (you could add some kind of weight to it optionally). Also, I've experimented with the idea of using compressed helium or argon-helium mixtures for the explossive as opposed to a chemical explosive propellant that you can put in a gun. You could possibly wire a car's airbag alarm sensor as a detonator for a bomb as opposed to an impact-activated grenade and make it remotely detonated for you to activate it.

R8 my weapons.
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How many FAB bombs does Russia have?
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/nvg/ - night vision goggles

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

Goodnight sweet prince
I will miss him
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QBZ-191/Type 191

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.
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/GQTDDTOT/ Gun questions that don't deserve their own thread

Got any questions about guns, equipment or combat? Have some knowledge you can share? Ask and answer away
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Meme Thread

Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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F-35 Hate Thread - All My Homies Hate the F-35

Thread for hating on the F-35 "Lightning II" stealth turkey a.k.a the most expensive military project in history to date.

The USAF declared it ready for service in 2016
As of that date the following problems I can list just off the top of my head
- Vulnerable to lightning; it's practically a lightning rod https://archive.is/QSIii
- 0 redundancies in the cyber or mechanical aggregates; any malfunction
- RADAR glitches means it literally ahs to be turned off and on again https://archive.ph/EEd9y
- Ejection seat is banned for anyone 136 pounds or below and anyone not above 150 pounds has significant injury risk, it literally can break your neck.
- F-35 helmets glow too brightly for air-to-air refueling https://archive.is/pKE0Y
- F-35 helmets are so heavy at nearly 5 kilograms so that maneuvers cause them to bang their heads on the inside of the cockpit https://archive.ph/WsRxA https://archive.ph/dE1gP
(keep in mind these helmets are 400,000 dollars each).
- The oxygen system is unreliable (something that the F-22 shares) https://archive.ph/kGGKq

The Plane was supposed to be ready by 2010-12 having been projected in the early 2000s
the list of problems in its past and that are remaining in various levels of urgency number over 800.
Such as but not limited to
- Current aircraft software is inadequate for even basic pilot training.
- Ejection seat may fail, causing pilot fatality. Lacking safety measures for automatic pilot release.
- Several pilot-vehicle interface issues, including lack of feedback on touchscreen controls.
- The radar performs poorly, or not at all.
- Engine replacement takes an average of 52 hours, instead of the two hours specified.
- Maintenance tools do not work.
- It has inferior maneuverability and aerodynamics to the planes it is meant to succeed the F-16 and the F-18
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Going off-grid

How do you take it from a prepper LARP to a legitimate strategy and contingency plan? From what I understand, plenty of revolutionaries have had to do this through history to survive. It seems like a very important skill to have in the event that you need to evade fash or rapidly declining material conditions during the fall of capitalism.

Realistically, how do you accomplish this? Even in an extremely generous situation where you have your own land in the middle of nowhere, and have the money to buy supplies (clothing, repair equipment, tools) once in a while, it seems nigh-impossible in the modern era. Not only do you have to survive mother nature and construct and maintain reliable shetler and storage, you also have to somehow secure methods of maintaining gun supplies, food, clothing, information, etc. Most of this seems to demand either a lot of money or a lot of crime (which has its own issues with making the local proles hostile to you)

I'm interested in resources and methods of training survival skills (without getting myself killed like a retard).
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.380 for home defense

Hello comrades I'm a transwoman who owns a Bersa in 380 (pic rel) that I purchased in more prosperous times. Is it suitable for home defense? I live in a pretty crap apartment and am concerned about over penetration and efficacy. I don't have much money for another option. Please advise.

TLDR trans femme comrade needs caliber advice
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>A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a long-barreled firearm designed to shoot a straight-walled cartridge known as a shotshell, which usually discharges numerous small pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, or sometimes a single solid projectile called a slug. Shotguns are most commonly smoothbore firearms, meaning that their gun barrels have no rifling on the inner wall, but rifled barrels for shooting slugs (slug barrels) are also available.

The shotgun is thought of as being an extremely basic firearm but it is also very versatile and powerful. It can shoot loads that allow you to hunt small game, large game, from birdshot to buckshot, to even rifled slugs that basically turn your shotgun into a rifle, also works good for home defense and even military applications (think WW1 trench guns).

People have a misleading sense of how much spread shotguns have especially in video games where they magically become ineffective after 10 feet meanwhile in real life hunters regularly kill animals with buckshot at far greater distances.
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-Personal Armour
-Vehicle Armour
-Structural armour

Instructions, specifications, theory.
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Puting the Tank in Tanky

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 that the individual statistics of the unit in question matters as much as its capacity for rapid and consistent deployment while proficiently preforming its field duties. All 20 of the T-34s ready for action were worth far more to the Soviets than the 20 tigers which were 4 miles behind the battle lines getting serviced by repair crews to the Germans, no matter how much advanced armor or big guns you slapped onto the tiger. The ubiquity of the ease of use of these machines of war allowed for the easy training and massed deployment of legions of specialized soldiers and vehicle crews for the USSR, while the Nazi's ranks endlessly squabbled to poach what few trained soldiers there were that could field the different vehicles of their service branches.

These are the logistical methods by which the USSR won out against the fascist menace - not by creating an insular and superficially "elite" corps of soldiers, but creating an army by and for the common man, dictated by practicality and ubiquity. The Red Army stood, and its legacy still stands, as that of the Army of the People.
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tf is a hypersonic missile?

I see a lot of talk about how Russia n China could shit on the west with hypersonic missiles. which is cool af but I also don't know if thats even true or what a hypersonic missile even is(I assume it goes faster than sound?). Are they a big deal? I really do hope the hype lives up this time
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Repeating Crossbows

Want a gun but its impossible to get a gun license in your country? Buy a repeating crossbow. These things will nail the target in a wall behind them.

<Tactical Repeating Crossbow – Maybe this is the biggest innovation in the crossbow market ever – this weapon changes everything.

<The 7.5 inch arrows (or bolts) have screwed-on field points and reach a proud 30 joules at 130 pounds tensile weight. The arrow speed is approximately 78 m/s (256 fps), which makes the Adder accurate even at distances up to 50 meters (55 yards). In our tests, the standard field tips penetrated through several layers of clothing and a thick layer of ballistic gel, then perforated a coconut poured into the gel block. By using the special High-Penetration Bodkin tips, which have razor-sharp edges, this penetration power can be further increased.

<The removable tactical rear stock is adjustable. The weapon can also be used without the rear stock, which makes it even more compact if required. The all-metal red dot visor supplied with the weapon can be adjusted vertically and horizontally.

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Cold War Era Laser Tanks Are Set to Make a Comeback

Today, the United States is among a number of nations working to develop and field advanced directed energy weapons, or lasers, for a number of military applications.

Near the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union began experimenting with the idea of fielding a laser-equipped tank that could blind the targeting systems of inbound ballistic missiles or vehicles. Ultimately, two prototypes of the laser-armed 1К17 Сжатие, translated to “Compression,” were built, though they weren’t complete until the Soviet Union fell and was replaced by the new government of the Russian Federation.

Today, the United States is among a number of nations working to develop and field advanced directed energy weapons, or lasers, for a number of military applications. The U.S. Air Force recently announced its intentions to begin fielding lasers on their fighter platforms as soon as 2025, and the U.S. Navy began testing its latest laser, the MK 2 MOD 0, aboard the USS Portland in May of this year. But decades before these programs came to light, the Soviet Union was already exploring the idea of using lasers as a means of missile defense.

The Soviet strategy wasn’t to use these lasers to destroy incoming missiles like the applications in development today intend to. Instead, the Soviet laser tank aimed to blind or burn out the electro-optical sensors missiles used to find their targets. Once blinded or damaged, a missile would miss its intended target, whether that was the 1K17 or other nearby assets. Other planned applications included using the laser apparatus to blind heavy vehicles like tanks, making it impossible for them to aim and fire accurately.
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Where can I order chinese PLA camouflage uniforms from Europe?

I fucking love it even if people think it looks bad.
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Supersonic "deflagration"

Does this actually work or did leafanon have a giggle?
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Does anyone do fencing, HEMA, kendo, or some other sword inspired combat sport?
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hmmm today… i will post my favorite cat
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RETVRN (to tank-based glider platforms)
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resource compilation

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
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excavating tunnels, trenches, ditches, ramparts, moats, holes, any kind of defensive earthwork where industrial machinery isn't viable

you can get most stuff off of amazon or any hardware or milsurp store
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Making a stun grenade

So, after I rerurn ro the ranch for the summer, i'm getting to work building a flashbang grenade. It will be pretty similar to IRL US and British flashbangs. It will essentially be a flashbang charge attached to a fuze assembly from a yugoslav M 84 grenade (those i will get from a friend that works in EOD) without the detonator of course. It should be able to be screwed into a pipe with endcaps that will have holes over it's body so the gases can ventilate during the bang pard. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to fit a front hole so it will probably launch itself a bit due to gasses being forced through one side. It should work on the exact same principle as a factory built one and have the same effect. When I get ro doing it I will post the results.

Here, have the worst schematic ever.
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Riot Self-Defense

What it says on the tin - I've seen a couple threads about preparing for a Guerrilla war or whatever, but not much about defending yourself and others at a demonstration or during a riot, which is obviously a much more common situation to find yourself in. I specifically had defending from riot police in mind, but anything would be interesting/useful.
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Non lethal defense

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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Affordable Guns

I'm thinking about getting a mossberg 88 which is only about $300 and seems to have really good reviews. I'm wondering what other kind of guns are under $600 but still worth picking up?
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Hey /AKM/, what do you think of my new neck knife?
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innawoods thread?

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How do people here feel about air guns?
Are they good for self defence? or offense?
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Ok, I'm going to make the dreaded question.
Could normal size mechas (like, 1.5 storey tall) be actually viable in warfare?
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Is there anyone who would be willing to do a reading groups about warfare, strategy and tactics at a theory level? and possibly should, can or how could we use these concepts and theories into our own non-kinetic projects and more broadly the class/social war/.
I'd be very interested in this as it will help me grapple with the ideas bettert. We could do it on an easy to anonymously communicate platform and choose a book or theme collectively.
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F-22 loses to a converted training jet

>The F-22 Raptor, the United States’ fifth-generation stealth aircraft designed for breaching enemy air defenses, encountered a formidable adversary in the form of the Korean-made FA-50 fighter jet.
>The most recent encounter of these two aircraft in a combative setting took place in the skies over Luzon, where the FA-50 belonging to the Philippine Air Force [PAF] closely contested the American war jet and even alleged to have achieved a successful “kill” against the F-22. A noticeable surge in defense collaboration occurred between the Philippines and the United States in the year 2023.
>The Philippines, a nation of islands situated in the South China Sea, witnessed the arrival of numerous cutting-edge fighter jets for the first time. The Korean-made FA-50 was reported to have defeated the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor during the 2023 iteration of the ‘Cope Thunder’ exercise between the U.S. and the Philippines, an event making a comeback after a hiatus of 33 years.
>In a recent journal entry, the Philippine Air Force [PAF] disclosed an unexpected achievement. Notably, the radio was alive with the confident proclamation of a Filipino fighter pilot during an aerial combat exercise with the F-22 Raptor, “Fox 2! Killed one Raptor on the right turn!”
>The journal entry elaborates, “This incident marked a momentous development in military history. The Philippine’s Lead-in Fighter Aircraft triumphed over a 5th generation fighter jet in a simulated court of air combat, which took place in the airspace over Luzon, within the context of the Cope Thunder Exercise.”
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Plausibly Deniable Weapons

Weapons are often the subject of criminal law and of surveillance. There are many people in situations where it is within their, or our, interest to be armed, but being caught with a weapon would be incriminating.

Three of the solutions of this are:
>hiding the existence of the weapon (generally ineffective if they are aware you may possess weapons, could be effective if no-one is doing a thorough search)
>hiding the purpose of weapon (obfuscation: think of a walking cane with a weapon concealed within. Probably ineffective if they know what they are looking for or are doing a thorough search)
>plausible deniability: having a believable excuse for possessing the weapon, or its components, at least if not in extreme amounts ("I have ammonium nitrate to fertilize my plants", "I have potassium nitrate as stump remover and sugar as a cooking ingredient", "I have petroleum in plastic cans from when fuel prices skyrocketed", "I am legally allowed to own airsoft rifles for recreational purposes", "Vodka isn't illegal and nor are old rags I need when painting.")

What are some plausibly deniable weapons? For the sake of slow board, it's fine to list highly-available typical protest weapons like Molotov cocktails (alcohol/petroleum are usually legal and unsuspicious when disassembled), laser beams and power-tools like nail guns, but I'm curious to see what the most useful weapons are that are completely unsuspicious when disassembled.

Example scenario: pigs know you are an organized radical anti-capitalist and find an excuse to do a general search, hoping to find drugs or unregistered guns or something. What, in it's disassembled form if necessary, could evade their suspicion?
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America would like you to know its doing some terror in the next 48 hours

So thoughtful
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Socialist Aircraft

Aircraft of all socialist nations. I don’t discriminate. Discuss.
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Aaron Bushnell

So what we hear from people like bad empanada is that the people in the US military are all too right wing to do a revolution but Mr Bushnell, who I'm sure you all know by now, seems to contract this. I wonder what his security clearance was in the AF considering his history of being a lefty-ish reddit poster.

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Obscure gruella political literature
I'm sure everyone here has Che and Mao's guerilla warfare books downloaded at this point, but I'm curious about similar literature written by people in conflicts that were less famous
The Nepalese civil war, Western Sahara conflict, The Baloch conflict, Sri-Lankan communist insurgency
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Why have these two weapon systems stood the test of time? I know the UK uses the SA and China uses the QBZ but where else in the world you see other nations adopt these weapon systems? It seems that the m16 line and the Kalashnikovs have the most "mass produced" and used status.
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Guerilla Warfare in the USA - An Exploration

(Just in case some /leftypol/ tourist starts yelling 'glow fed', I'm not American, this is purely out of curiosity, if anyone were serious they wouldn't be discussing it on a public pan-african permagrowth-designing forum, and it's not my fault if your opsec is atrociously shit)

The vid rel (from Examined Life) was posted a while ago, the punchline being the El Salvadorean telling the pessimistic American 'don't you have mountains in the US?' 'It's easy, you go to the mountains, you start an armed cell, you create revolution.' A recent reply retorted, absurdly, that the government would 'just McNuke' them.

It got me thinking a bit, the US despite MacArthur's efforts didn't iNuke any country since Japan and I suspect it would be very unlikely to do it on a civilized part of their own mainland. And ultimately, even in the modern age, the US has failed to really utilize their weaponry dominance. It's easy for the naive eye to look at drones, gun-dogs, tanks and planes and forget just how effective asymmetric warfare can be against superpowers.

The questions:
- Is creating a base of operations onnamountains a viable tactic in the US?
- Are there any modern US examples of successful guerilla tactics, urban or rural? Possible examples could include organized crime or rural compounds.
- How is asymmetric warfare changed by proximity? US wars in Asia and further have a noticeable supply issue with distance.
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Hamas' new arsenal

Picsrel (top to bottom):


>reconnaissance drones (these are quadcopter drones used for aerial filming that were disguised as toys)
>unmanned submarines that operate autonomously and navigate using GPS
>"ayyash" missiles (made from metal pipes leftover after the zionists got kicked out of Gaza, some warheads lifted from a WWI-era sunken British naval ship and a fuel engine w/ pumps that has a range of over 200km and can hit anywhere in Israel)

Is this the final intifada? Are they capble of ever standing a chance against Israel?
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Next USA civil war

The talk of a new civil war has been going on for a long while now that it almost sounds like a worn out trope.
But how does leftypol feel about it? How could it start, run and end?
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/comms/ thread

What kind of comms are accessible to the layman? Are there any encrypted channel walkie talkies that would be good enough for use or what? I have no idea where to even start with these.
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Training, Equipment, and Mindset

Alright, so I won't go too much into it, but as I'm sure you've all noticed, there is a distinct lack of competent organizations and combat readiness in the left. While it may just be a stereotype, the idea of the skinny and weak anarchist can sum up most of the left that wishes to engage in direct action, mostly by using outdated manuals and romanticized ideas of war. As such, I had, a few years ago, taken it upon myself to release training videos to some of you in order to get you up to speed on the basics of the basics. That, unfortunately, seems to have fallen through on the account of my job, which often has me traveling and doing other things that I won't go into because they are totally uninteresting and unrelated to the topic at hand. As such, we will go into a few key steps you should be taking in order to prepare yourself for introductory training, should it ever be offered to you. Yes, you read that correctly, you must train yourself to be trained. You do not have the luxury of being part of an organized military force, though I would not critique you if that is the route you are wanting to take, as it would be hypocritical. I will limit the topic to individual training, equipment, and self-selection because the whole of military science is a broad topic that is not wholly known by any one individual. Please understand this so that my limitations do not become a hindrance to your growth as a potential combat soldier. Seek training from experienced individuals, even if you have to hide your power level. Consider me just another voice on the internet. I do not intend to use credentials or authority on the subject to get you to do as I say, but I would appreciate it if you thought about a few things. Thank you for reading.
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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology

Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself

ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
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Magickal Warfare against Kek

well, i think it's obvious Kek is a goverment religious OP, and along with other things we can consider that people have been in a mind-war since the creation of governance/hierarchy as an institution, though messing with these egyptian deities and other things is exactly how a capitalist would ultimately think, especially market-reasoning wise. Their goal in some angles is to control themselves past life and death.

And I think, as communists, anarchists, and other strands which declare liberation in resources, land, and space. We need to develop something for ourselves against these people. I know the DKMU exist, I think they are so far a great little addition as magickal forces out here, but it doesn't seem like we've had much like, people helping out on the areas of fighting against those things. Of course marxists, dumb it down to, "materialism is the one true" science thing, but to me, I still find them to be intertwined in a ultimately occult system of control on death, life, and areas that the capitalist tries to gain domain over, stripped into nihilism/atheism, but though, i think these systems can end up being eventually killed, which goes into the schizophrenictizing of capitalism along with just pure religion/paranoid territory, which the state tries to enforce, embrace, or mediate.

I think we can perform warfare though, at least, in defense from these people along with things, especially with their influence hopefully also. Though, we might be all silly doing it or small groups, but it could be fun along with help disrupt further authoritarian symbol along with language production around these things by attacking the thing in metaphysical space.
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Thoughts on the Zastava M19 MCS?

So Zastava and the Serbian Army have decided to venture away from the M70 (Yugoslav AK47 clone) as a service weapon and adopt the new M19 Modular Combat System.
It can use the old 7,62 mm cartridge and a proprietary 6,5 mm (based on Grendel) cartridge. Changing the cartridge involves a barrel swap, which can be done on-the-fly.
While it's has a lot of changes from the M70, it still uses the Kalashnikov system.
Is it too weird for a service rifle?

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zastava_M19
Video by a gun Youtuber from the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CE2wNnmIOg
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Palestine/Israel war footage thread

I like see with my own eys what's going on. I'd prefer footage of fighting over war crimes being commited but let's see it all. If you don't like just don't ge into the thread
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Why isn't the invasion of manchuria ever talked about?
It's easily in the running for one of the greatest feats of warfare ever executed as it was instrumental in the Japanese surrender, yet overshadowed by the enola gay.
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Electronic weapons

What do we do about e guns, e cannons, drones and other electronic based weapons in future wars? How will these machines respond to tech like EMPs and multilayered radars?
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I, for one, appreciate the PLA's effort to make Touhou real.
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Carry pistol suggestions?

I am planning on getting a pistol I can hopefully concealed carry when get a permit for that. Currently, I’m considering the H&K VP9SK because I’m an H&K shill, but I am open to suggestions.
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AR-15 Meme (?)

Is an AR-15 the best rifle to get if you're looking to arm yourself? I know it's incredibly popular in the US, but I'm not sure how much of that is just people trying to operator larp.

- Cheap ammo
- Ample parts
- Easy to use

- Complex
- Low powered round
- High-profile sights
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/k/ - Guns in general

Just don't talk about gun control
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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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Thought we should have a caliber discussion since we keep having it in different threads.
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What's the most pointless war in recent history?
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How useful are handguns for war, revolution, personal protection, or in general? Why do soldiers in militaries even have handguns if they already have rifles which are better?
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Poverty Guns

Are you poor as shit but still want to have a gun for protection or other purposes? Don't be unarmed, use this handy chart, and you too can be the proud owner of a firearm.
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This image is such a hilarious and accurate representation with what’s wrong with modern guns

Imperial guns don’t function like guns, they’re products meant to arbitrarily increase consumption rates and it shows in how they’re designed. Ironically enough having so many attachments to such a basic as shit rifle only makes it harder for any trained shooter to use the damn thing without damaging any of its pointless features, especially when in firefights. Meanwhile guns from decades ago still function just fine along with vehicles. Really makes you recognize the importance of drones, surveillance and hit and run tactics in modern warfare.
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Soviet Sniper Describes Hunting Enemy on Eastern Front (1941) // Memoir of Yevgeni Nikolaev

>Soviet Sniper Describes Hunting Enemy on Eastern Front (1941) // Memoir of Yevgeni Nikolaev
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Hohols discover how to turn a microwave into a Directed Energy Weapon

>Do you feel better knowing that with only a microwave, a stick, and a soup can, anyone can turn your mobile phone into a grenade?

>Their radioactive death-ray gun works on more than just cellphones. Most humans will be able to escape before it bakes them or gives them leukemia, but it has a tendency to quickly detonate gadgets. They've tested it on a number of electronics, no doubt left by their neighbors as they fled from a series of unexplainable explosions.

>Microwave weapons, also known as high energy radio frequency weapons, are not as uncommon as one might think and desperately hope. Besides entertaining mad Ukrainians in their backyard, they're used to disrupt or destroy digital equipment. It's as simple as aiming a beam at the thing you want to fry. It's also important to remember that energy like this doesn't necessarily need a clear line of sight. It can, for example, work through a wall or even a floor with enough power. So, if you've got 10 minutes and know exactly where your annoying neighbor's stereo is …
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Military traning

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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Are suppressors pointless?

The only useful thing I can figure about them is that they make it harder to identify where the source of gunfire is coming from(assuming the shooter is far away enough from whatever they’re shooting at). I believe this because I’m aware that the Doppler effect would make it obvious to anyone near the shot that someone’s firing even if a suppressor did a good enough job a drowning out the source of the shot and most don’t even do that. The only other reason I can think of for making these is for ear protection but then again why not just wear plugs?
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Schizo guns

post guns that combine aspects of old and new technology. picrel is mine
>1926 Husqvarna side-by-side with a 3D printed Picatinny rail and a red dot mounted on top
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question from a Marxist in training who lives in a third world country where the gun laws are so extreme that it is easier to buy a gun from the narcos than to get a car from the gringos who go to the Wallmark and buy 17 AR15s with milk.

First of all, yes, the 17 AR15 is ironic, but it is undeniable that it is easier for you to get firearms, the question is, what is your position on the position of weapons? It is obvious that the weapons are necessary to keep the class enemies back but under the current context? Also about 3d printed weapons, are they an alternative to not participating in the arms market? I await your response because it really is a topic that makes noise in my brain.
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/milspo/ thread

Post pics related to war and the military - outfits, equipment, weapons, vehicles, doesn't necessarily have to be leftist
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Deboonk this
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Simulated Naval Battle Between China and America

How accurate is this?
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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 with under 150 or so rounds at the range requiring me to field strip and re-oil it right there. That's not good in an actual defense situation.

If you ask me what I actually trust I would trust 6 rounds of 38 special out of a revolver, whether its in a pocket, IWB appendix holster, or in granny's dresser.

If you want something better than that for the purposes lefties think you should have a gun i.e. working class uprising then you want a rifle anyway. I own semi auto pistols but mostly shoot them at the range for fun, I usually wouldn't carry one for self defense unless I really believe I'm going to need 17 rounds, but maybe if that's the case just don't go to that kind of dangerous area to begin with, if you can help it.
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When it comes to modern melee defense is the leaf blade or the gladius/qama shape better?

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?
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Saturday Night Special!

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.
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<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
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Drones and artillery are the best weapons

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.
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art of war?

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.
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Creating an impregnable organizational model

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.
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>At roughly $127, the Cobra Arms Freedom . 380 was the least-expensive newly manufactured firearm in the US today. The pistol is wholly made and assembled in the USA (Utah), and each one comes with a lifetime warranty that follows the gun from owner to owner.
Why arent ameicans giving these to homeless people? You could drop off these and ammo on different spot for safety. Why are communists not arming the most desperate proletarians in america when its legal? Suburban kids wont do shit they never will but these people have nothing to lose.
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Not much of a military fag but was the USSR not even a horde? You always see it portrait as such in the movies that the USSR was a horde of people while the nazis were elite and superior but outnumbered
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Specialized Soviet Suppresed Weapons

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 used in a proper pistol, S4M, with higher ranges. To this, they added a clever detail: the projectile would resemble one fired by an AK-47 from at least a few hundred meters away, thus explaining the lack of a spent case and throwing off investigations. I don't know if this feature would be replicated later.

Still, the spooks at the KGB weren't satisfied with these weapons because of their size. So the original guy went back to the drawing board and made the SP-3, to pack a good punch while being small. But only with SP-4 and the PSS pistol designed for it would silent ammo become a class of gun on its own. All previous rounds left a spent casing actually longer than an unspent one. With that out of the way, they could use clips, whereas beforehand, they could only hold, at most, two single-loaded shots. The SP-4 was so successful that they further developed the SP-5 round for the AS assault rifle and its sister, VSS sniper rifle, and later on, made an armor-piercing version, SP-6. Those three guns have updated designs after the break-up, and are still in use by spec-ops, spooks and such.

Because of the lower power, the PSS, AL and VSS have effective ranges of only about 25, 300 and 400 meters, respectively.

Besides that trio, the egghead behind the silent ammo and some of its guns designed a SP-4-using revolver in 2001. In 1994, a sniper rifle capable of using some common ammo as well as SP-5 and SP-6 was designed to be a lower-cost alternative to the VSS, the VSK-94. I haven't found any information as how the two of them compare, but they seem to have the same effective range.

These seem to be the only truly silent guns used in anything approaching large scale. It surprises no one that none of these have been sold commercially, and they're extremely rare, especially in the West. Not to mention the specialized ammo is similarly restricted. Speaking of which, the SP denomination has still been used for a while but starting from SP-7, they aren't silent, so I dunno why bother using that naming.

There are recent developments to replace the AL and VSS lines. In 2017, the Kalashnikov Concern (seriously, that's the company's name now, cyberpunk as fuck) showed a still-in-development assault rifle, AM-17, whose AMB-17 variant can use the same ammo as the VSK-94, and thus operate silently. More impressive is an unnammed sniper rifle shown in 2018 based on the MTs-116M, a rather redundant weapon, with a wholly separate design history from the rest mentioned here. 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. It's an investment in Russia's current, considerable advantage in sniper warfare, which will be particularly valuable in the coming decades, where the expected typical battle terrain will be urban centers. In one Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, the suggested engegamenet when faced with a Russian sniper is: don't. "Any enemy marksman in an established position will create a minimum of two casualties per engagement with little to no repercussions", so the longer you take to leg it, the worse.
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The Chechen Wars

I feel like most of the world has forgotten about the 1st and 2nd Chechen wars and I honestly see similarities in Ukraine, especially with Chechens fighting on either side and some fighting out of a pure hatred for Russia.

I'm curious to hear some lefty stances on them.
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What do people think the consequences of the FGC-9 and the advent of 3D printed guns and weapons more broadly will be?

How will this affect revolutionary as well as reactionary violence? Will be see a rise in paramilitary organisations on the left capable of enforcing political demands, or is this just a going to lead to more fascist lone wolf attacks.

link to a documentary below
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Say you want to make an incendiary thermite round shooting gun? Mine would resemble the tear gas pistol in picrel. But I want the ammo to look like second picrel. It's from Russia's 9M22S grad rocket (thermite held inside a magnesium cup). How could I get this to shoot? Also, I was thinking of making what I'd lije to call "smart bullets" to come along with it that has some sort of altimeter fuze so that when shot in the air, it'll detonate and scatter all the thermite in the air and make it rain fire. Would this work? If not, what part should be adjusted to get it to work?

Also, 3rd pic is where I got the idea from.
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Is it possible to actually completely eliminate illegal guns and ammo in private ownership?
How many firearms are secretly owned in places with extreme gun control and penalties like China and Singapore? And most importantly, is there a fool-proof way of hiding them from the state? Today with metal detectors and sniffer dogs it seems almost impossible if they search your house.
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where can I find how to make one of these old club sword things at home? asking for a friend
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Yeah yeah 'under no pretext', how important is the right for civilian firearm ownership or possession? Should the right to bear arms be a demand of the workers movement in countries where it doesn't exist? What about under socialism/communism, would there still be firearm ownership? How do we differentiate between US-style reactionary paranoid 'gun culture' and fetishization of individualism versus a collective right to bear arms?
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mass shooting survival general

Watching the latest NY shooter video got me thinking, how if at all possible could one survive a mass shooting? The first lady after he got out was doomed. The others seemed to be stuck with normalcy bias for a few seconds.

Is it better to run or to play dead, take cover?
Is normalcy bias bad, better to make a fool out of yourself overreacting to a nothingburger than to stand there in an actual shooting
Should one always walk behind some kind of cover in burgerstan? Seems like it is so common might as well
Daily body armor? Concealed carry without a permit?
Physical fitness is key, you should 100% be able to sprint fucking fast
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Zardoz speaks to you, his chosen ones. You have been raised up from brutality, to kill the brutals who multiply, and are legion. To this end, Zardoz your god gave you the gift of the gun. The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life, to poison the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth and kill!
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The only person who can stop bad guys with guns are good guys with guns

>Keith Thomas Kinnunen - 2 dead (shooter was fatally shot by a parishioner) (2019)
>Jonathan Sapirman - 3 dead, 2 wounded (fatally shot by an armed civilian after popping off over 20 rounds) (2022)
>Aaron Howard - 1 wounded (harassed a father and son after confronting them in their own driveway in a dispute over him putting mattresses in their dumpster (which he claimed was an alley) and was stupid enough to bring a baseball bat to a gunfight and got killed for it - two shots from a handgun that hit him in the chest, another two shots from a pump-action shotgun that mangled his head, with the father being lightly injured after being hit with a baaeball bat that Howard threw at him). (2018)

Now if only more mass shootings were like this and the dumbass gunman decides to fuck with some armed guards, then they might fuck up somewhere else. But this isn't the case because the US government stages shit like this. The only place where a mass shooter can succeed is in a gun-free zone. But instead you hear of nothing but these coward blacklists.
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>people actually believe that B-29 was reverse engineered into Tu-4 even though it's obvious that someone from Boeing just sold the blueprints to the USSR
whether they wanted to avoid another world war or to make money is unknown though
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Pellet guns on the battlefield

Say you're a Wagner recruit who just got out of Russian prison and they give you this because they're running low on ammunition and supplies. How do you survive constant barrages like that (if possible)?
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This is all it took to defeat NATO for the Afghanis.

>old Chinese AKs

>ww1 era Lee-Enfields
>IEDs made from soda bottles and shit you can find at a hardware store

How these are manufactured:
>Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in soda bottles and capping it up, then leaving it on lawns. When you go to pick up the trash, and the bottle is shaken just a little, in about 30 seconds or less it builds up a gas and explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

>Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yard or in the gutter, etc.


>Homemade chemical bombs (HCBs), also known as acid bombs, bottle bombs, and MacGyver bombs, are explosive devices that can be made easily from volatile household chemicals (e.g., toilet bowl, drain, and driveway cleaners) purchased at a local hardware or grocery store. When these and other ingredients are combined and shaken in a capped container, the internal gas pressure generated from the chemical reaction causes the container to expand and explode. The subsequent explosion can cause injuries or death to persons in the immediate vicinity of the detonation.


Imagine getting BTFO'd with shit like that when you've got the world's arsenal at your disposal.
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You are now chief of security for your dumbass org meetings.

How do you defend from inevitable fascist attacks?

hard mode: legal in your country
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Jet Skins

Post best and worst jet skins.

What are you going into battle with?
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This is what a 6" PVC sparkler bomb strapped to a 5 gallon gas can can do.
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Forgive for having a thread based on a 4chan screenshot (bleh) but I would very much like to discuss this topic because matt christman also brought this issue up in one of his vlogs.

soviets and red chinese go full yolo in 1950: what happens?
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Would this idea make any sense (gun experts only)

My idea for a shitty gun would be one that fires caseless ammo, but doesn't rely on any powder propellant/primer, just electricity. Perhaps a strong magnetic pull? Electrostatic charge?
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Gunship Thread

Thread to appreciate gunships. Why are they so awesome?

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Copy his style:

Resistive wires for the primers (you could get these from a hair dryer or electric heater), matchhead powder for the propellant (since black powder is too tedious to make the old fashioned way)(you can just buy those bigger boxes that have a hundred or so in them), some shot (you can make this out of some Hershey's kiss wrappers by balling them up and tapping them with a hammer until they are completely solid and hardened, before polishing them with sandpaper), a ramrod, stainless steel pipes + endcaps, a lipo battery, a dual light on/off switch for the triggers, and some wires to hook it all up (ofc). Plus some wood to strap the barrel apparatus on and for the grip. And vinyl tape.
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post ideas how to better defend and secure a compound / bunker

if the thread gains some traction ill post some more ideas ive gathered over the years
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my glock 19 is too fuckin big

i want a smaller 9mm suggestions? something i can stick in a jacket pocket (IN A HOLSTER OF COURSE DIPSHITS) and i also want something with an optics cut because id like to get a red dot eventually.

am considering the hellcat, shield plus, kimber mako and glock 43x. i like the G43x but it seems to really not be much smaller than my 19.
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Ammo Deals and reviews

Where are you getting ammo? Have you found any good deals online lately? Anything in particular you advise to avoid, or that you recommend?

I will start us off - recently went through about a hundred rounds of norma range and training.
Bought it at a shit price of like $0.50/round because LGS, seems to be available at a more reasonable $0.32/round online.
* grouped ok with no keyholing
* consistently failed to lock the slide back, however, there was no short stroking. could be a skill issue with me holding the slide release down by accident, i'm going to run it with some winchester white box and +P's and see if the issue persists.
overall im still not sure whether this round is good or not, so this is kind of a shit first post, but im hoping it will inspire some conversation+posting on good cheap ammo
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US Domestic Gun Industry and Firearms Trafficking / Gunrunning

I know people have a lot to say about the MIC but it tends to overshadow this particular part of it.
I stumbled on this old reddit post and ended up down a rabbit hole due to the dead link in the comment, and it reminded me of Texan gun stores on the border being implicated in the cartel gun trade. Another is there's a pretty expensive AR-15 belt conversion that keeps finding its way into Mexico that I've seen on NarcoFootage. Operation Fast And Furious also needs no introduction.
So just how up to their neck in it are these domestic gun dealers? Are they incompetent, unwitting pawns, or knowingly supplying criminal groups weapons and playing dumb? Are they being enabled by glowies in some grand scheme? Is everyone a glowie but me, the pattern noticer?

Flood detected; Post discarded. btw
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DIY Spikestrips.

I was talking about spikestrips in another thread. Never looked them up before but it seems they are illegal in Texas and probably other states. Of course setting them up on a public road would be highly illegal regardless. So best bet to not get caught would be to set it up with no hope of recovery, but they're kind of expensive for that purpose.

So what would be a more cost effective DIY spikestrip? Maybe slicking the road although that might take a lot of oil. I guess a couple large nails in a 2x4 could potentially do the job although it would probably get smashed after a single car drives over it. Maybe putting screws through a metal pipe would work better.
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Opening Ceremony of the 8th International Army Games

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Boots or sneakers?
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UK-Poland-Ukraine Trilateral

If AUKUS was tragedy, then this is farce
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Lesser-Known Guerrilla Groups

what are some lesser known leftists guerilla/insurgent groups that you feel more people should know about it. . I was recently learning about the Dalforce, an insurgent group created the battle of Singapore, primarily made up of local chinese men who were members of various leftists parties, at most they had a month of training(at best) but mostly trained under armed a week, armed with machetes, shothuns and old hunting rifels, the resisted the Japanese and fought them up close, it was a doomed effort and they had a high causality rate but they fought till the end
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Post Awesome Looking Guns

You read the title. Post guns that look awesome.
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Does anyone know the legalitys of joining the ypg or ifb whilst being an american or canadian citizen?
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Soviet deep battle/operations

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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if there's ever any legitimate reason to Arm Up As A Leftist you won't need anyone to tell you that and there'd be no reason to post about it online
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Babe wake up, new full auto FGC-9 plans just dropped

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No more guns for Canadiens. Pretty big news isn't it?

>All rifles are now illegal and will be bought back

>Ownership of handguns still legal but sale illegal, probably will be made illegal shortly.
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going to pride

I'm in Ohio, and I'm going to pride with my family. I'm worried about shit like idaho happening where I'm going. shitheads pictured

former military, but it's been a bit since I've shot. do plan on shooting again and familiarizing myself again.

Ohio allows concealed pistols now with no license

what should I buy?

money is not a major concern, was thinking about shit like ruger 9mm ofc. may also go with an ar15 as it's easy to find.

The problem with an AR tho is that it'll freak out the normies carrying it openly.
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Check out the new Rheinmetall tank, it has the new 130mm L51 cannon https://www.reddit.com/r/MilitaryPorn/comments/vb9awg/new_rheinmetall_kf51_tank_equipped_with_130mm/
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So best small-arms ==> Russian
Best aircraft ==> American
Best tanks ==> ? (we can discuss this itt since it's probably the most controversial and divisive topic)
And for others;
Best drones?
Best missiles? (tactical or otherwise)
Best electronic warfare?
Feel free to add any other category of military technology to discuss which country has the best of it
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Last stand songs

Feel free to make some extra larpy fluff while in it.

Yes, i shamelessly stole this idea from a /k/ thread i saw once. Sue me.
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Is it time to stock up and have a series of boating accidents?
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Pistol-calibre carbines

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

Share advice on models, ammo, magazines etc.
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Guns changed warfare

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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Are Police Military Targets?

Can soldiers shoot cops of the enemy? Is this mentioned in the Geneva Conventions?
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Why are they so afraid of a smol twisted paperclip?
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Canada General

are you ready comrades? there is a revolution coming in Canada
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Aesthetic gun sounds.
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"Ghost Gun" Ban

Biden has proposed measures to restrict home built firearms. I personally find this concerning, as the ability to produce firearms would be a boon to any communist militia or similar group. Yes, I know there are other ways to produce firearms and with enough people and money, an organized militia could do it legally even if such a ban passes by getting a license to manufacture firearms, or by forging receivers themselves.

All that being said, the ban seems like a nothingburger: the proposed restrictions, as far as I know, would only ban "build and shoot" kits that come with all the parts needed. Pawn shops and gun stores would also be required to serialize unserialized guns that are sold to them. So basically there is not going to be an outright ban on 80% receivers, you would just have to buy the parts separately. Thoughts?
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Low-effort Lounge

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
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/AK/ Kalashnikov General

This thread is for appreciating this board's namesake by posting AKs in all their many forms.
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Why is the soundtrack in this Army training video so bumping? Everything from that error was funky smooth.
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Lefty Handgun General
Finally bought my first handgun edition. Fingered every handgun they had in stock but this one had a nice fit in my hand and wasn't too pricey. Did I do good akm?
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itt we proposse meassures wich could improve the hypothetical shelling of an hypothetical "nation" by mostly using hypothetical rocket artilley
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Question about active radar missiles

So what I don't get about these missiles is that they are undetected by RWR until their active stage ("going pitbull" as they call it), which only happens once the missile is already very close to its targeted aircraft, making dodging it very difficult. What I don't get is how does the missile guide itself towards its target before it becomes active? Why does it not trigger RWR during this period?
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describe the ideology of the new Zealander who believes in pic related
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Forbidden weapons

Do you partake in the forbidden
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Ukrainian guns for sale.

Check out your local craigslist. You'll find some good deals on Ukrainian AKs right now.
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General Collecting Discussion Thread: Bourgeoisie Edition

A thread dedicated to the discussion of collecting stamps, coins, weapons, military awards, etcDo not buy items from sellers on eBay if they do not have an excellent reputation. On the web-site you can find copies of coins and badges that cost $10 each but people sell them as originals, so you are not safe even when buying cheap items. There are also web 1.0 style forums for professional collectors and dealers, like this onehttps://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/they are quite good and many people on them have decades of experience in collecting. These forums function like auctions and they are also very useful if you want to find out for free if your jewelry/coin/whatever is fake, or just take a look at people's collections.
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cursed weapons and guilty pleasures

post 'em

i want 'em
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The major contradiction of WMDs

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.
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How do people land this fucking thing

It’s too fast, so fast to the point where if you were driving a car you would need to be hours away from your destination to properly land this fucking thing when it’s zipping around at hundreds to thousands of kilometres an hour l
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So this happend

The US tried to capture a "terrorist" in Idlib, the helicopter the special forces were using ended up getting shot down.
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>ammo prices still too fucking high
>try making nitrocellulose with nitric acid and ping pong balls
>buy 500 ping pong balls
>they're all made of plastic
>now I just have a bunch of nitric acid and ping pong balls
help a poor uyghur out
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The Early Years of Accuracy

As is known, the earliest example of guns, your matchlocks and percussion cap rifles were not really the most accurate things in the world, so aiming was seen as more "point in the general direction and hope for the best" more than a tool to increase accuracy. This would carry over into WW1, while the rifles were indeed much more accurate, to the point of aiming allowing soldiers to hit targets from great distances with great, well, accuracy, the military high commands of that era were sluggish to realize just how industrialization had changed warfare - it was not until the interwar period that there was serious experimentation on how to perfect the new mode of war, and to discard the old Napoleonic era of tactics in favor of what we generally recognize as modern warfare.

This stance in pic 1 being used is an old school sport shooting stance. It's actually a very accurate stance, as it puts the fulcrum of the rifle in line with the shooters center or mass. But, it's an impractical position for warfare, as it requires to be both standing upright as well as fully still. Though, at the time nations started to field snipers, the majority of them were trained by or just were hunters and sport shooters - many of the USSR's snipers were just country boys who enjoyed hunting turning their skills into tools to destroy fascism.

Another adaptation of the era was pistols - though they had existed prior, their mass utilization by infantry was entirely new, and there was very little standardization of shooting stances for accuracy. What ended up getting adopted by most nations was largely their "officer's stances", which was a position that was once used for holding aloft officer's swords, before pistols became the status symbol of the office. Pic 2 is the American army, pic 3 the Germans, and pic 4 the English. The only concern of this stance is getting the shot on target, it was popular with dueling and target shooting. If you've seen videos of people shooting like this, you'll know there's very little recoil control - making it impractical for warfare due to difficulty of follow up shots. You can see an example of these kinds of hold-over firing positions in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP7J-JNSUu4
A lot of these old stances have no modern equivalents in warfare, but others are the ancestors to our modern forms.
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What in this world will ever be as powerful as a good old fashioned cannon? ARRRRRRRRRD!
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>Can't do military service or join a militia because I'm deaf from one ear.
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A thread for the extremely versatile rifle, produced by Soviets/Russians (Tula/Izhevsk), Chinese (Norinco), Yugo/Serbs (Zastava) to this day and available as (relatively) cheap surplus pretty much anywhere.

Thinking of converting a Type 56 for hunting and range shooting.
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how much of BUD/S is pointless masturbation?
how were spetsnaz chosen and trained?
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Should this board be renamed to lowercase?
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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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Military Art Thread

I'm remaking this from 8/leftyb/. Post Communist/Soviet military tech art like pic related. No anime posts unless it's a high-quality drawing.
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Military History

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?
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.