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I’ve noticed a new movement recently with the revision of a lot of military equipment during WW2. Especially in regards to the T-34 tank. There’s probably hundreds of people half assed military enthusiasts that tried to do this as if equipment quality has that much matter in anyway if you cannot put it in production.
Do these claims hold up to scrutiny or it’s another new wave of porky historiography like the last time they did this to play up lend lease to inflate the US egos?


Let me give you some straight talk. T-34 was an adequate weapon that did it's job. It had flaws and the USSR were aware of these flaws. See for example T-34M and T-44 as updates to correct the flaws of T-34. For the sake of maintaining production however, the updates to T-34 (except for the 85mm gun update) were not put into production. Even after WWII had ended, the USSR continued to produce T-34s instead of switching over to a new tank. They kept up T-34 production until almost 1950. Obviously, the USSR valued having actual equipment in the field over having the best equipment. The were certainly capable of producing good equipment but their leadership chose to prioritize keeping the front lines supplied over suffering production slowdowns form upgrades, at least for tanks.

Contrast tank production to aircraft production where the USSR did produce several different designs over the course of the war. Why was that the case? What different between tanks and aircraft?


who cares. military equipment just does the job. hobbyists (fetishists) just need a distraction from their sad lives so they pick up stuff like this


What's the most pointless war in recent history?
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A little bit of context as to why the Iran-Iraq war gained religious importance, and thus drove thousands of people to the frontlines to be butchered:

In Shia Islam, a "martyr" is someone who dies for god, whether that would be dying fighting enemies of Islam or during any kind of religious duty.

Being a martyr is the highest and most noble form of death you can achieve, with all of your sins forgiven and going to heaven

So it doesn't matter whether you're a rapist, serial killer or a pedophile, if you become a martyr, you're getting a first class ticket to heaven with your sins now completely forgiven as if you've done nothing wrong in this world.



Are you Iranian?



The nigerian civil war. Completely stupid, both sides were not even military but glorified cops for different oil tycoons.

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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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Great posts OP, but since you're focusing a lot on individual soldier skills and mindsets I'd like to add some things on the basics of how a unit operates. I'm speaking from my limited experience as an infanteer in the Leaf army reserves, so feel free to expand on or correct anything I say.

When it comes to training as a unit or even as an individual, the most important thing is developing a set of battle drills and well, drilling them into your head. This applies to virtually everything you do, whether it's handling your personal weapon, operating in the field, etc. There's a saying about the Roman army, which is that the Romans drilled by fighting bloodless battles, and in combat they conducted bloody drills. A platoon should be thought of like a toolbox in the hands of a commander. Each maneuver is designed to accomplish a particular task, and he should be able to give the word and have his troops be able to carry out what he asks without them having to really think about it. So when he says conduct a recce, the troops assigned to do this should know exactly what they have to do to make this happen. When advancing to contact, they should know what to do when rounds start coming in without having to be told. In other words, the troops in question have to memorize what they have to do to become that particular tool in the hands of their commander whenever he needs them to. The key to this is repetition. Each type of action should be practiced and practiced until it can be done almost purely through muscle memory. In the field you could find yourself going for days without sleep, so you often won't be able to really think about what you're doing. As a reservist my infantry training was pretty barebones, but we still learned the bread and butter including:
>platoon and section (squad) level attacks, both hasty and deliberate
>platoon level movement
>establishing/evacuating a patrol base
>occupation of a defensive position
>aussie peels
>point, area, and route recces
>listening posts
>standing to
>raids and ambushes
>clearance patrols
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v interesting,


Long shot bumping this thread but I have to ask:
- What exercise programmes do you recommend to get up to standard? And;
- How does one go about disseminating this to others?



Seconded, what training programme do you recommend, OP?


Not him but for disseminating info on tactics etc, just do that anonymously in whatever online lefty platforms you know of. You can join your country's armed forces or find someone ex military to train you and then train fellow travellers you know up to your standard. Just be very careful with who you get involved with and don't do anything illegal. Communist militias or whatever are going to be very interesting to glowies who will try and charge you if you use your firearm illegally or some dickhead/informant in your group says you should blow up a federal building on x.x.xxxx (kick them out immediately). A good rule of thumb is don't tell anyone anything they don't need to know. Keep a low profile and don't brag online. Don't let your ego get the best of you.

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You read the title. Post guns that look awesome.
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>Australians modified their FALs to make thm louder
For what purpose?

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Post pics related to war and the military - outfits, equipment, weapons, vehicles, doesn't necessarily have to be leftist
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That is very clearly a chinese SKS, going by the bayonet attached to it, likely a type56.
hoping the gun made sure she won't get whipped again


Digital camo is not MARPAT (short for "Marine Pattern")
I'm not 100% sure where digital camo came from but I'm sure I saw if in COD: MW2 first.
I'm sure if "digital" camo is more effective than "splotch" camo, but it's been adopted all over the world, in the end it's probably for ease of production, and the recruitment bonus is just a plus.


>I'm sure if
I'm not sure if


Slovenian rebels in 1991.


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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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that is true, but until tech develops to match gunpowder then it's just a project.


This is a stupid argument. We more or less know the limit of directed energy systems and other such junk. It's a mature technology and some technology just plain isn't possible.


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>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?
They will probably be outclassed. I think we may see a definite change in accepted balance of forces. Considering that a force properly equipped with SAMs in an actual war between somewhat equal forces air-power might be all but useless. If you consider the cost of a MANPAD vs a jet or helicopter the former become rather useless.


>gunpowder is superior in every way
no it has a limited rate of expansion, which limits the ejection velocity of a projectile.
To add more speed, it might be useful to add an "e-gun" stage after the expanding gases stage.
the e-gun stage could be powered by converting recoil energy into an electricity pulse.


Gunpowder's rate of expansion is actually well above what most firearms get and there's certain ways to get them faster.
That's an interesting idea, but I am fairly certain that the recoil of most components will happen well after the bullet leaves the barrel.

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Just don't talk about gun control
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Joerg Sprave presents two new crossbows, which are even more powerful than his extremely popular Adder seriers. Just thought, people in gun-cucked countries might be interested in this.


this seems like a fun hobby. This particular crossbow seems very impressive and might actually provide enough protection against wildlife to obviate the need for a rifle for forestry work. But as a weapon for fighting ? lets be realistic.


Anyone here see the videos floating around the internet of people and their cheek pistol gun builds? Seems pretty interesting and more importantly pretty reasonable for someone to throw together to get all the benefits of a lower profile firearm (home defense, urban CQB, vehicle work, etc) without spending hundreds of extra dollars on a gucci SBR set-up or a decent pistol brace.

Basic concept is getting a good cheek weld on the side of the pistol, having an optic with a riser tall enough to allow your hand to grip around the top of the receiver to push downwards with, and then using your primary hand on the pistol grip to push forward and absorb as much recoil as you can. Looks pretty legit and can be pulled off with a variety of platforms, recoil looks surprisingly manageable even with larger calibers if you shoot right.


Can't listen with sound rn. How is the sound dampened? Suppressor with subsonics? Otherwise motherfucker is going to go deaf so fast. Just get a pistol or whatever that fuckery is with pistol carbines available in some American states as long as they use a pistol brace instead of a stock. Or just get a fucking SBR that you can use in the car and on foot. You are going to die anyways if you can't even get out of the car or drive away without being shot. You may want to get something like a short profile bullpup rifle. Hell get a .300 blackout AR15 pattern carbine with a decent suppressor. You can probably use it okay in the car if you need something bigger than a pistol, and it will work great like a normal fucking gun within standard combat ranges, even with subsonics.


That being said a pistol would be just as fucking loud without a suppressor. Shorter barrel length=louder in most situations with supersonics

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Got any questions about guns, equipment or combat? Have some knowledge you can share? Ask and answer away
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are there any studies comparing manual action and self-loading rifles in any way


I don't know but the only thing I hear is that on a bolt-action the bolt is more predictable whereas in a semi-auto you get more variance between shots.


self-defense? gonna get both just to be safe though


I think we should create a thread dedicated to rioting and crowd control


you can make one

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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


What's the point of this? Legitimately curious. I also think shovels are cool.



t. european armies before WWI


Did the USSR really build a defensive line around Kursk that was the equivalent to the distance between Moscow and Madrid?

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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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artillery can be used by litteral children,and it also has the massive advantage of not making the one shooting it see the ennemy,so he is less likely to fuck around instead of shooting it,which is a massive problem in armies that even have guns,unwillingness to actually fight.


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

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


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

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


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

These factors make trying to battle against drone an uphill conflict


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

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

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