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 No.4206[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.4373

Didn't laserschizo also admit to testing on animals? Or am I thinking of another 4chan asshole?

 No.4374

How many people used lazeranons DIY posts? I'm honestly surprised more people on 4chan didn't start using lasers like he did.

 No.4375

>>4373
Probably someone else.

>>4374
At least a few others, some people have been lasering fighter jets and helicopters and UFOs and shit and posting it on 4chan. Some got arrested for it.

 No.4376

>>4375
>At least a few others, some people have been lasering fighter jets and helicopters and UFOs and shit and posting it on 4chan. Some got arrested for it.
Yeah, looked it up and there's been quite a few of these retards.

 No.4504

>>4284
Killdozer one is epic



 No.1345[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.4495

>>3915
>OG Soviet tactics
Are about maneuvering fast and avoiding urban areas to not get stuck into attritional quagmires. Russia obviously failed their initial offensive and ended up stuck doing the exact opposite this entire war.

 No.4496

>>4495
>/k/ope faggot got btfo on /ukraine/ so he came to /AKM/ thinking he wouldn't get dunked on
LMAO.
>maneuvering fast and avoiding urban areas
Absolutely meaningless, vague statement and not even a correct one.
>Russia obviously failed their initial offensive
Russia was literally around Kiev and retracted its forces after Ukraine acquiesced to sitting down at Minsk, and then it proceeded to treacherously heel-face-turn on the peaceful conflict resolution and attacked Russian forces, forcing Russia to slowly take and hold land which is an entire different strategy compared to rapid force projection.

 No.4499

>>4496
So Russia was outwitted by Ukraine which is why they failed their inital offensive, got it

 No.4500

>>4499
>I have no argument so I'll create a strawman to prop up my retarded assertion
You're /k/oping as usual, got it

 No.4502

>>4495
"OG soviet tactics" is just not a thing. WWII was fundamentally different from Afghanistan or Chechnya and also these differ from Ukraine and the cold war doctrine.
Russia is chiefly using Russian tactics, which are the result of the last two decades and exercised yearly, then changed in Ukraine. There is not much Soviet left in this.



 No.3080[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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/
https://war-book.ru/nashe-vremya/flot-ww3/
https://вооружение.рф/armaments/sredstva-voenno-morskogo-flota/

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

P.S. Be civil on this Polynesian raft-roping forum.
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 No.4492

>>4491
>WHAT FUCKING AMMO COOK-OFF? IT IS A LANDING SHIP, IT DOESN'T HAVE A MAGAZINE TO COOK-OFF AND CERTAINLY NOT IN THE AREA WHERE IT WAS IMPACTED ON THE DRONE FOOTAGE.
Russians banned ammo from the Crimean bridge for safety reasons. It all comes over the sea or the land bridge to Crimea now. Remember the Novocherkassk?

 No.4494

>>4492
1) Proof of ban? I don't remember such an announcement.
2) Landing ships are not used to transport ammunition or general cargo, they're LANDING ships, they transport troops and vehicles.
3) The Novocherkassk is yet another example of why I don't believe Western Media, I haven't seen a single proof of it destroyed. The photos of it supposedly being destroyed at dock are literally incomprehensible, because there's no clearly visible wreckage of a SHIP, just some fire damage to the land, and inb4 "le ebic storm shadows destroyed it that badly" 3 of those missiles directly hit a corvette in dry dock and the damage was mostly in regards to the superstructure and RADAR and whatnot. the hull was barely damaged in spite of 3 direct impacts, and the Buyan corvettes are MUCH smaller than a large landing ship.

 No.4497

>>4494
>The Novocherkassk is yet another example of why I don't believe Western Media, I haven't seen a single proof of it destroyed.
I won't even bother because there is being retarded, which is an excuse and there is the deliberate ignorance of actively avoiding to see what one does not like. Just fucking google "Novocherkassk wreckage" to see the aftermath or "Novocherkassk maxar" for decent satellite images.

 No.4498

>>4497
>No results found for "Novocherkassk maxar".
Was that really so hard to finally post proofs? All I ever saw posted were side photos of the docks that were incomprehensible. Regardless Landing ships still aren't used for ammo transport, when there are larger cargo ships used for that.

 No.4501

>No results found for "Novocherkassk maxar"
What the actual fucking niguyghur



 No.2478[Reply]

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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 No.4433

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New in drone-drone warfare recently
The MARSS company has created a drone hunter-killer that targets enemy drones specifically.
https://topwar.ru/235823-na-vsemirnoj-oboronnoj-vystavke-v-saudovskoj-aravii-predstavlen-perehvatchik-bpla.html
https://marss.com/products/interceptor-mr/

Ukrainian terrestrial drones are being used to retrieve any crashed Russian or Ukrainian drones without leaving the relative safety of their foxholes.
https://topwar.ru/235828-opublikovany-kadry-na-kotoryh-nazemnyj-bespilotnik-vsu-utaschil-upavshij-rossijskij-bpla-orlan.html

 No.4434

Ukraine has a new jet engine drone that Russia recently shot down.
https://topwar.ru/235851-rossijskaja-pvo-sbila-ranee-ne-vstrechavshijsja-nashim-voennym-reaktivnyj-bpla-vsu.html
While I don't know for sure, it's probably a Swiss drone if we go off the declaration of Drone company, Destinus.

The founder of Destinus is former Russian businessman Mikhail Kokorich, who previously headed the famous Russian space startup Dauria Aerospace, and recently renounced Russian citizenship. In 2014, Kokorich moved to the United States. In 2021, Kokorich moved from the United States right before being charged with fraud.
Since 2023, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been secretly receiving hundreds of drones every month from the Swiss company Destinus, the company’s founder said in an interview in an interview with Challenges news.
>"We are one of the leading drone manufacturers in Europe, and Ukraine is our main client. We are planning to build a factory there,"
The owner of the company also clarified what is being supplied to the front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, with “Lord” drones , the range of which is from 750 to 2000 km. In addition, Destinus will soon send “Ruta” (a rocket-propelled aircraft with a range of 300 km) and “Hornet” (a very fast mini-drone weighing a couple of kilograms, capable of intercepting enemy drones and moving at a speed of 300 km/h).

 No.4435

>>2478
Allow me to introduce a new revolutionary anti drone device.

 No.4484

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The attacks on US bases in the Middle East are clearly making an impact, the US army is ordering counter-drone drones to defend its bases, even with its strained budget.
https://topwar.ru/236182-armija-ssha-zakazala-drony-perehvatchiki-coyote-dlja-otrazhenija-atak-na-blizhnem-vostoke.html

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 No.1028[Reply]

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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 No.4073

>>4072
>[Russia-Ukraine war] ended at a standstill almost immediately
not really in

 No.4411

>>4035
More details on how Russia attacked from underground at Avdeevka
https://southfront.press/surprise-from-underground-in-avdeevka/

 No.4416

>>4411
>44 11
Checked for based Russian /mole/

 No.4423

>Be a billionaire
>Start looking around anxiously
>My fellow people, I will create a hyperloop for the good of mankind
>I will need to create and buy tunnel boring technology to create this hyperloop
>I will also need to create a company to bore these large tunnels
>Yes these large tunnels could also function as billionaire bunkers
>Look over there!

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 No.1305[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.4478

>>4477
>more /pol/ whining about reading too much
Go back.

 No.4479

And back to physics. There is a reason that fucking geckos and spiders and bugs can walk on ceilings, goats can climb nearly verticle and elks and fucking elephants can't. Once again basic physics. You can't just size things up.

 No.4480

like, what's the point of bait if you have to write this much

 No.4482

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>>4476
>I doubt there is much wasted space on the inside of the armor.
<tanks are the same as BMPs!
If you're just going to argue bad-faith nonsense like this then you may as well just stop.
>To balance it on two legs and have armored limbs would by neccesity make the armor thinner.
No, that's not how weight distribution works, look at any bipedal robot currently doing fucking backflips and running like a human, while being even more top-heavy. Hell look at HUMANS our upper halves are equivalent-heavier than our legs.
>the same HP it takes to move a wheel barrow is much less than the HP it takes to physically carry it.
Shit analogy that doesn't actually make sense, but lets play ball for a moment. When that Wheelbarrow reaches a wall, are you rolling it over the wall? No. When that wheelbarrow needs to scale a mountain, can it? No. If you need to move on a narrow path with little room to move, are you going to roll the wheelbarrow through it comfortably? No. You're going to be carrying it over the wall, through the narrow area, or up the mountain.
>the material of the armor is irrelevant
No it is not. Armor is not all the same, neither over time nor over different vehicle types.
>Wheeled vehicles can climb steeper inclines than tracked vehicles
HAHAHAHAHAHA No. Tracks possess far greater ground contact area and so traction, than wheels, which is why they can climb inclines better.
>you have yet to show legs would offer any advantage
More burden of proof fallacy, and this coming from a guy posting a light buggy climbing sideways up a slope while almost falling. I don't have to demonstrate what is obvious fact, but to prove it anyway I will proceed to use "basic" Kinesiology with the concept of Center of Gravity. Walking motion requires moving the center of gravity up and down, which means on a level, uninterrupted surface wheels would be more advantageous (i.e. a road or flat plain) but if terrain is rough, (large rocks, variable ground softness (sandy/swampy terrain etc.) and/or steep, the upward motion of center of gravity is advantageous.
Additionally on a steep incline people change how they Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Honestly since you're just repeating the same shit over and over again I'm just going to ask a few simple questions with a Yes or No answer.
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle climb a roadless mountain? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle drive over a meter thick, 2 meter-tall wall? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle step/jump over/across a row of mines or barbed wire? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY non-amphibious rolling vehicle drive through a deep river without stopping and preparing tubes and other equipment? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY large rolling vehicle traverse jungle without having to crush and smash through dozens of trees at high pace? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle turn on a 1-2 meter radius?
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle manipulate objects with fine control without a manipulator arm?
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicles re-arm and refuel without any crew or logistics crew stepping/being outside the vehicle, in CBRN conditions?



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 No.3972[Reply]

(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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 No.3997

>>3988
That's true let's not forget Eric Rudolph was able to elude the feds there for a long time. But the Appalachians are not remote enough. Roads and highways connect it to large population centers meaning troops and equipment can easily be hauled in and the area is well mapped out. It may be possible for the natives of Alaska to mount an armed resistance to the US but in that case the US will just genocide them like they've done to pretty much every other group of natives.

 No.3998

>>3997
Would there even be enough alaskan natives to carry out a major insurgency?

 No.3999

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>>3972
Eye don't know!

 No.4000

>>3997
do you even live in America?

 No.4438

>>3972
The rex from Iraq tell us that if you try to ambush soldiers you tend to die and you will suffer 8 losses per soldier you kill, but plant IEDs and you will kill 3 soldiers per insurgent shot.

This information is already public, I can not be held responsible for what someone might do with it.



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 No.3549[Reply]

Picsrel (top to bottom):

>UAVs

>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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 No.4045

>>4033
>I mean the original chaff used in WW2 was essentially metal strips being dropped by bombers to create false reflections in RADAR imageing, considering the limitations on RADAR size in a missile it would make sense for such a method to have some success
You basically answered yourself why adding tinfoil to the rocket is the most retarded thing ever.
Fixing chaff to a rocket just makes the target look bigger.

 No.4047

>>4045
You fail to understand what foil does to spoof low-power RADARs. It not only creates a RADAR profile, but distorts it, so that you can't actually get a good idea of the target's actual location or proximity, thus the Tamir missile seeker may 'think' that its on top of the target and detonate, when in fact it is ahead or behind the rocket, since the target is so imprecise.

Now again I'm just postulating this based on what I know about RADAR and chaff, so I could be wrong, but I wasn't the person that suggested foil as a method to begin with, I was only repeating a claim by a Raytheon engineer I heard of and thought interesting.

 No.4048

>>4047
>You fail to understand what foil does to spoof low-power RADARs. It not only creates a RADAR profile, but distorts it, so that you can't actually get a good idea of the target's actual location or proximity, thus the Tamir missile seeker may 'think' that its on top of the target and detonate, when in fact it is ahead or behind the rocket, since the target is so imprecise.
False for two reasons. Tinfoil doesn't distort radar that much and the Tamir uses a laser fuse together with the radar seeker at shortest range.

>Now again I'm just postulating this based on what I know about RADAR and chaff, so I could be wrong, but I wasn't the person that suggested foil as a method to begin with, I was only repeating a claim by a Raytheon engineer I heard of and thought interesting.

These rumors are lies in 99% of time and just cite authority to look more credible.

 No.4394

So in review, Hamas drones were an absolute failure once the invasion kicked off.

 No.4437

>>3825
Very well. The weapon market is at an all time right and there is now a popular demand from both side for more public spending. Every single weapon manufacturer get filthy rich from the taxpayer's money. This war is a total American victory.

>But all the people who die?

Leave that detail to the unwashed masses. Come on do you think the war on terror was about fighting terror? It's over, we need something new.



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 No.132[Reply]

Please dump all your guerilla warfare/ resistance/weapon manuals/psyop tactics PDFs you have. Im finally making a collection. If therers already a collection somewhere on the site point me to it. It can be CIA stay behind shit, homemade weapons shiut, vietnam shit,guerilla warfare from brazil whatever is practically useful and can be printed and disseminated among people in a revolutionary situation. things that give you some rudimentary education
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 No.4427

>>4002
Stopping CCTV, proximity alarms, suppressing communications, using chaos as a distraction to go for other targets under the cover of societal panic. Good for operating in an urban area, also good for theft too.

>>4413 is incapable of seeing the value in the information. It's good information to know. But if you are a commie, you are more dependent on electricity, because urban. So you should probably focus on rural areas and use the info to protect the regions you control with fortifications. Trail cameras are good first line of fortification against this type of tactic.

 No.4428

Considering how much the left uses lasers, you guys/gals/others should study lasers. Instead of this "tee hed light mage" shit, you should actually study beam divergence, class, wavelength, output and input, as well as laser safety goggles. Most leftists just wave around eBay laser pointers, with NO FUCKING SAFETY GOGGLES ON. Like what the fuck.

Buy some 190-540nm OD6+ laser safety goggles, a 450nm CNC machining laser module and a 9800mAh 12V DC rechargeable lithium ion power pack. All leftists should be crowd funding the bulk acquisition of 190-540nm OD6+ laser safety goggles like they do their bail funds and food donations. Not even just that. Get NVGs and infrared lasers in the 800nm range. You can get the goggles from LaserPointerStore with a high powered laser pointer like a Sanwu Striker in 7W or you can et the goggles from Survival Lasers. As for CNC laser head modules, anything in your wavelength will do as long as it is under 100 watts, above 1 watt and can focus down to 0.1 mrad beam divergence (the tightest beam focus). You can get those on eBay. There are even more uses for high powered lasers.

Watch some styropyro and jlasersvideo videos to get some concepts in mind. Study lasers on laserpointerforums. Study the fuck out of lasers so you actually know what you are doing. Study laser safety goggles. I see leftists use a lot of red (650nm range, give or take) and green DPSS (500nm range via crystal attached to truly 800nm range IR laser) but also blue (450nm -/+). Get a seven watt blue 450nm laser, some 190-540nm goggles rated for an optical density of 6, crowdfund goggles and when you have to just use lasers. You can also stop cameras with lasers, start fires, blind, do area denial.

 No.4429

>>4428
>Most leftists just wave around eBay laser pointers, with NO FUCKING SAFETY GOGGLES ON. Like what the fuck.
those are probably just class I or II lazors (I hope). bringing high power lasers to any kind of protest is asking for bystanders to become blind
that said, I wonder why we haven't seen lasers in Ukraine or Gaza yet

 No.4430

>>4429
For Ukraine, everyone tries to at least somewhat stick to the rules of war as long as it's not too contradictionary to their aims.
Ukraine, Russia and Israel are signatory to treaties that ban the use of blinding lasers.
Hamas used lasers before the war to harass law enforcement and IDF. But if you have line of sight to an enemy in war, you might as well just shoot a gun.

 No.4431

>>4428
>>4429
>>4430
On the topic of lasers >>1076 and >>4206
Enjoy



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 No.53[Reply]

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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 No.4379

>>2155
this is the only likely thing I see happening, mostly /pol/tards committing mass shootings hoping to start a race war or some retard shit
only thing likely to come from them is politicians saying "thoughts and prayers" or whatever and then moving on, and also people making fun of them for being /pol/ using faggots

 No.4412

>>4379
I don't know, if the psycho rw militias cozy up with Texas and all the states supporting their stupid border bs, that's a new power structure competing with feds.

 No.4415

The troubles but dumber.

 No.4417

>>4204
there must be some sort of law that if hollywood makes a movie about current or near-future events, themes, zeitgeist, etc. it has to be fucking retarded. it's like a psyop to confuse people.

 No.4418

>>53
The hilarious thing about propaganda is how few actually believe it has any rational power - when is the last time you were persuaded by an advertisement that wasn't directly "here is were to buy x service you didn't know about which is exactly what we say on the tin"? The purpose of advertisement isn't to create thoughts, but to bombard the people with fear and what is effectively state propaganda. Propaganda is handled by a small number of firms, all directed by people who know what this really is. The entire point is to assert ad nauseum that this works until it does, through brute force. That's why they need to push it as often as possible and leave no space unclaimed. If it didn't create that impression, none of the propaganda would work.



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