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Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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Man I knew this meme would come in handy
BlackTailDefense's Stryker videos are proven right all over again!


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Explosive Reactive Armor was a pretty funny meme even if some of them are cringe ukie-shit.

Even Flick the Thief go on it


Honestly this kind of armour seems like it would be effective. Even just a metal box with cardboard in it would create separation from the chassis that could cause shells to detonate early.


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>a metal box with cardboard in it would create separation from the chassis that could cause shells to detonate early.
True but it adds up in weight.


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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of the skinny and weak anarchist can sum up most of the left that wishes to engage in direct action, mostly by using outdated manuals and romanticized ideas of war.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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Mate, if gangs do it, what is the problem of commies doing it too, just don't drink their Koolaid or get involved with their imperialist bullshit and you gonna be fine.


How thorough will inspection of my body be my military doctors? I have a bunch of burn marks (all of which could be tattooed over fairly easily) but mainly I have a significant amount of self harm cuts on my thighs, right next to where my balls touch I guess. I'm aware that previous psychological issues are grounds for dismissal, so I'm wondering if this is something I need to address before, i.e find ways to make scars less noticeable/covered, or if they won't get seen.


i'm not a leftist you faggot



This is ok advice but not great, I want to make note of the gulf wars as one gap frequently noted in the Americans arsenal was the 500-1 mile range

American assault rifles where incapable of putting effective fire on targets in that range, but you know what wasn't? Bolt action rifles used by the Taliban.

A common tactic of the Taliban as such was to just pitch up snipers in mountains and have them take pot shots at people within that ranging then fucking run, rinse repeat.

Know your enemy


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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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le leftypol infographic


Obviously it wasn't a horde. Worth noting though that that info graphic was made by an actual schizo who thinks that the Germans lost 4 million men in 1941 because Stalin said so in a speech lmao. Vid related is an actually competent debunking of the "Red Asiatic Horde" myth.


The Nazi ruling class were capitalist and anticommunist, the Soviet ruling class were communist and anti-capitalist. The "Western" ruling class is capitalist and anticommunist and sympathized much more with the Nazis than the Soviets, it even rescued and employed the Nazis after the war to help fight Communism. The west had a need to portray the nazis as stronger and superior but doing a naughty by invading Western Europe and all the heinous genocide and torture and shit that went public. This needed to portray the Soviet Union as having a twisted pipe dream that sounds seductive and maybe even some of you guys think what they're saying doesn't sound that bad but look what happened to the people when they trusted those commies, they had no weapons or technology or strategy, they just had to throw bodies at the naughty nazi ubermensch to defeat them because communists just treat their citizens like flesh sacks.
The western capitalists liked the nazis and fascists, they appreciated their work in putting down communists and worker's movements all across Europe. The people hated them because of how much pain and misery and death they caused, an entire generation of men or more wiped out in many countries. If the western people knew it was the Soviets that defeated the nazis almost single handedly that would cast communism in a much different light. Nor could the Western capitalists fawn over the nazis, for obvious reasons. So what ended up happening was that the achievements of the Soviet's was understated, their war effort twisted to make them look like savage barbarians and the nazis were cast as the sophisticated and powerful elite force of evil that was bad but also really strong and cool. The western capitalists used the actual barbarity of the nazis when it suited them and overshadowed it with shit like wehraboo fetishism in the media at other times. They also secretly supported and bankrolled underground neonazis and quietly installed the old nazis back into governments in West Germany, the EU, NATO, and several American Domestic agencies, even the intelligence agencies of Israel after the war, and this process applied to fascists all over Europe and Asia. Capital wants you to admire the Nazis and hate the Soviets but not know just how cozy they were.


Dumb question but good for you for having the balls to ask.
This too.


Good question newfriend
See >>>/edu/1841


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?


well gunshots are still loud yes but it quietens it a bit, the utility for special ops etc seems obvious


>The only other reason I can think of for making these is for ear protection but then again why not just wear plugs
to maintain communication and awareness


There are 3 sources of sound produced by firearms:
1.Muzzle gas and sound escaping the chamber through the barrel. Usually second loudest sound
2.The sound of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. Usually loudest sound. (lower when the air is a colder temperature, important for selecting loadings).
These two cover 90->99 percent of all firearm sound
3.Action of the gun.
A semi-automatic or automatic firearm tends to produce noise as it cycles the actiob, stripping a spent case out, inserting a new bullet, firing pin hitting the primer to fire the bullet.

Now how about we make a silent firearm?

Firstly, a suppressor slows down the expansion of gas from the barrel of the gun.

Secondly, a subsonic bullet, heavier, sometimes less powder loaded, is made to travel lower than the speed of sound.
Now already we are quiet enough to fire undetected from a distance, depending on the sound of the action, we are quieter than a whisper or quieter than your friend yelling to you across the room.

If we want to make it trully silent? Bolt action. A smooth bolt action will be undetectable to the human ear. A suppressed bolt action .22 rifle will be so quiet that you won't know it fired until you see the bullet hole. You can fire next to someone's ear and they will have no idea, you can sit down and clear the room you are in with well placed aim and the only sound will be bodies hitting the floor. Quieter than a knife. Trully silent. Even semi-automatic .22 rifles firing subs can be effectively silent. May take some tweaking with swapping out the bolt or trigger group depending on the rifle to get complete silence. Ruger 22 takedown is an excellent example. The implication is that you can have as an American, as in many other countries, a maneuverable, lightweight, semi-automatic rifle that can be broken down and reassembled in 5 seconds to fit in a small bag or backpack or in a coat flask pocket which is completely silent and can reliably kill within 200-300 metres with good aim and and decent optics, entirely legal and unregulated except for the supressor, which is a form and a year long wait and a tax stamp or otherwise extremely easy to construct and conceal from a wide variety of materials in temporary or permanent constructions. A water bottle and duct tape will work great for one or two shots as shown in Chechnia.
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And before you ask, yes you can "silence" larger calibre military rifles. The soviet's even made a modular AKSU (7inch barrel ak74) with suppressed subsonic ammo paired with a silenced grenade launcher. Yes you heard that right, silenced'. The special grenades were designed as sneak attack sabotage weapons to destroy key infrastructure and electronics as well vulnerable vehicles such as parked aircraft and missile launchers. Soviet commandos would close in on installations like radar arrays and nuclear facilities, even behind enemy lines, fire their grenades based around IIRC graphite based payload and EMP, as well as HE and fragmentation grenades, then immediately withdraw undetected as the grenades fly to their targets. Another cool nearly silent weapon, VKS, Vyhklop (exhaust) Silenced. Russian 12.7mm suppressed sniper rifle designed for the MDV. It can fire subsonic or supersonic bullets, the supersonics with the big suppressor are only about as much recoil as a standard intermediary rifle shooting supers of a much smaller caliber. Subsonic load is effective out to nearly 800 metres if memory serves correct. Can be used to hit targets behind light cover and to penetrate lightly armoured vehicles such as APCs.


No one said anything about large weapons being unsuppressable just that it’s hard to block out the noise made by guns

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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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Rittenhouse used bargain bin FMJ rounds when he installed a goatse on that guy's arm. And as someone else said they blown out knee was from a military round, most likely m193 FMJ. The velocity of 5.56 allows it to cause some nasty wounds due to fragmentation and hydro-static shock




>but realistically, when will someone get struck by a 9mm and keep chugging

This happens far more often than you might think. Handgun rounds simply don't have enough kinetic energy to reliably stop assailants when struck in non-vital organs.


How often tho?
>Handgun rounds simply don't have enough kinetic energy to reliably stop assailants when struck in non-vital organs
what is a vital organ?
a few .22s aimed in the right spot will definitely disrupt if not immediately kill a person no? I mean a plate carrier only covers like two thirds of the front and back torso of a person+maybe side armour, that plus a helmet and chances are you are still going to hit someone in some unprotected areas with a few shots at close range. Even one in a limb is likely to break a bone or hit an artery or cause a temporary loss of function in that limb I would imagine. Even with a smaller caliber pistol.


The stopping power of a .357 magnum is undisputed. That's the ideal round if you're shooting in a concealed carry situation.

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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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this is basiclaly how mao and stalin accomplished there revolutions, handing guns to the worst off in society; it is the most basic way forward, provide guns to those who cant defend themselves


>stalin's revolution
Which one would that be lmao


clearly this is a fed post. sage.


Yes. Or plastic and about a million easy to aquire steel or aluminum solutions that would work better. Or high temperature, high strength plastics like PEEK I think might work for a decent barrel.


oh yeah I've used PEEK for some stuff and it seems strong enough to handle lower pressure cartridges. main problem is that it doesn't do high temperatures


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

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

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

The prototype was named SP-1. That and SP-2 saw use only in Bond-style specialty guns, like the infamous cigarette case, the TKB-506 and TKB-506A. Later on, some different group ceated the PZ/PZA/PZAM round line, much bigger because they were intended to be usePost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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> This new one will use special, new ammo using the SP technique, but with a preposterous .50 caliber round, with an effective range of 700m. That's some serious shit.
They made silent 50 cal ?
whoa that's serious shit indeed


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


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


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


I don't see why there would be such a small limit on suppressors. I mean the soviet's made suppressed 40mm grenade launchers for example, and the Russians have a 12.7mm suppressed sniper rifle, as you mention. I wonder if silent rockets, rocket propelled grenades would be possible goven their relatively low speed…


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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>Wanted to share my year-long project: a homemade fusion monocular. Uses a ULIS Nano384 (384x288 thermal camera) and a Litton M891 tube (gen 3, pvs-7 format, maybe 1300FOM?).

>As you might expect;
>-Non inverting tubes suck to make monoculars from
>-This thing is super heavy
>-Thermal fusion is awesome no matter how badly it's done
>Forums like this, content and advice from people like Nick Chen, and the general trend of increasing night vision use inspired this. I'm definitely going to make a more practical version of this, but let my pain be a reminder that night vision isn't only an expensive product (This only cost ~$3000CAD!!) - it's something that can be modified, experimented with, fixed, and redesigned.
>I give a bit of a more detailed breakdown here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/custom-multispectral-fusion-monocular-project-overview/
>Also, shoutout to Rhys Dunnill Jones at https://www.borealdefence.com/ for the custom DNC helmet cover. It works great!
Note: Market NVGs of this generation cost ~$40,000

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Bumping for interest. Have you seen the army's ARG thing? I have some interesting stuff including a diy holographic site with digital display and ammo counter that I will post eventually.



ok this is very cool.


not cool

>size of a brick and head mounted


Very cool project though. Any possiblity of mounting it to a rover or something and piping the video feed to a tablet or light VR glasses?


interested in this

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

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

Combined with a firearm this allows a 1-2 knockout punch, as the blinding weapon will Temporarily dispell adrenaline from the target, allowing the firearm to do more damage
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Absolute mad lad




Are there any lasers that can "go through" walls?
What if you were to strap it to your gun, stand in a place by the side of your bed, and figure out where to aim to hit the front door. Then you put a target on the point that aligns with the front door, and you know where to shoot through walls to give a neighborly greeting to any police serving a no-knock warrant unruly hoodlums breaking in inexplicably loud at 4am.


In theory, an x-ray or microwave laser could, but good luck getting ahold of one of those.


lol so they can die of cancer in 15 years?

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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.


>90% of people in the West after February 24th, 2022


This guy Yevgeny Rodionov was executed by Chechens and was canonized as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church. There is also an icon of him in a Ukrainian church in Kharkov, but I imagine it's been removed by now


>people forgot about Chechnya
Ngga are you retarded no one is that fucking young to have that and the shit that went on in Bosnia, Tigray, Libya, etc not still deeply burned into their memory. It’s just that shitloads of wars have been going on since then that it’s hard to pay attention to how much death has been occurring


Good lesson in urban insurgency and COIN


They had a good strategy with their guerilla units.
Similar to the Soviet innovation of maximizing number of designated marksmen and mgs in each squad
3 man teams.
Each team:
1 Sniper
1 MG
1 Anti tank specialist
Honestly probably a perfect cell design. Lean and low profile as possible. Peak efficiency. Every soldier fulfills a designated role, equipped for a specific deisgnated threat. 3 guys means cover and bounded withdrawl etc. It also means easy infil and exfil and it's the smallest possible number to make special missions viable such as evac and scouting and relating information to other units.
Low investment, low material cost, easy to organize and plan orders for, able to act autonomously and modularly with neighboring units.

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