Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


  • Groups I Belong To

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

156 profile views
  1. Was a Panzerfaust commonly used to attack other vehicles besides tanks? they were, but not only that. The thing about the Panzerfaust is that it was well liked by the troops, extremely well liked. But not necessarily for being a good AT weapon per se. The Panzerfaust had a few drawbacks and was not exactly famed for its excellent accuracy. Quite the contrary. But the benefits far outweighed its disadvantages and the Panzerfaust was well-received nevertheless. It was comparatively light and still packed a punch. And considering that it was an one-way weapon anyway, you could haul a few around with you without much of a problem. 3 - 4 Panzerfausts? No problem, you can discard your extra weight after using them. But the main selling point for the infantry was that the Panzerfaust was versatile. You could not only use them to cook tanks and anything else armoured that was unlucky enough to cross your path, but also as an improvised grenade launcher and artillery of the poor man. German infantry commonly used them for shooting at anything moving beneath the sky except for aircraft. They were used for demolishing walls. They were used for clearing out machine gun nests. And they were used for dispersing attacking infantry. As said, they were versatile and had many uses besides its original anti tank role.
  2. If tanks ever engage ground personnel This is an M1028 canister round. When fired from a 120mm smoothbore gun, like those found on the M1A2 SEPv3, it produces something akin to an oversized shotgun blast. The result looks something like this. If there were a group of infantry in the open or even behind a decently thick wall, it's fair to say that the result wouldn't be pretty.
  3. Pakistan has gun control! Darra is a city in a so called tribal region. This is under Taliban control. Every boy reaching 12 year of age becomes an AK47 here. From that moment the boy is a real man, Read about Pakistan gun control here ==>
  4. The first demonstrators lining up for the 2nd Amendment Rally at Virginia State Capitol. The gates open at 7 AM. The official rally begins at 11 AM.
  5. While Sig has clinched, at least, the LMG contract, the NGSW contract is still open, though Sig is DEFINITELY the front runner. They recently won the contract for the SOCOM SURG program, which was not highly publicized. It was a submission for an integrally suppressed upper for the M4. Sig's entry was a MCX Virtus upper, in FDE, with a direct thread can, with a screw on basketweave heat shield.even though, unlike the other uppers, it wasn't truly an integrally suppressed upper, because the upper was tuned to run with the can, and it was shielded, with a taper mount system, it got picked up. In my opinion, some of the other systems were better.....but the Sig is decent. With the win on the MHS, LMG, and SURG, they are the favored pony in the NGSW race. Also, their 6.8mm brass/steel hybrid cartridge is the LEAST radical new cartridge design, and with the abject failure of polymer cased ammo in 2006(the new stuff is MUCH better, but the military tends to remain skeptical of things, even after they have been fixed), I think that that is what they will go with, ESPECIALLY since it can be produced by almost any ammunition manufacturer, meaning that they can accept multiple source bids, rather than single source fulfilment contracts. I was surprised, with the cozy relationship Sig has with the DoD, lately, that the MPX didn't win the SMG competition for the Army. The APC-9 is the Ferrari of subguns, though, I think the B&T TP9 might've been a more compact, better choice, for the stated role. Anyhow, I've talked to a lot of my buddies, still in 2-75, and elsewhere in USASOC, and they LOVE the M-338. They especially love the new sight that rapidly corrects for range, to give you a shooting solution, and improve first round hit probability. A few of my buddies have said that the accuracy is almost sniper rifle like! It's also about the same weight as a M-249(though the ammo is still much heavier), so carrying it is WAAAAY easier than the M-240B, and easier even than the M-240L! It's about comparable to the Mk-48, but far more reliable, robust, and accurate, so despite the ammo being heavier even than 7.62 NATO, the fire you put down is more effective and accurate, especially in conjunction with the sighting system Sig developed for it. I think this LMG blurs the lines between a LMG, a SAW, and a DMR, and it gives troops in the field a LOT more options, especially when engaging at long ranges. "SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun: It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon... for 12 seconds" LOL
  6. Thermite Grenades Because of their heat and volatility, thermite grenades are almost never used as an offensive or defensive weapon against people. The weapon is used almost exclusively for destroying enemy materials in a secure and controlled environment. Thermite grenades (designated the M14) are one of the most destructive weapons used by the U.S. military. Thermite is a powerful incendiary device used to produce intense heat through a chemical reaction and destroys anything it touches. Thermite is known as a "pyrotechnic composition" that burns intensely when ignited. When detonated, thermite grenades produce molten iron from a violent reaction of the weapon’s thermite filler. Some thermite grenades have been known to burn at temperatures of nearly 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermite grenades are capable of burning through an engine block in seconds. Therefore the extreme heat makes thermite grenades is great for destroying enemy weapons/gear caches, bunkers, and vehicles. These are the type of targets that are ideal for use of the thermite grenade. The chemical makeup of Thermite is an aluminum powder (metal powder) and metal oxide (also known as rust). Used Underwater Thermite grenades use iron oxide as an oxidizing agent and they are able to function underwater and can be used by soldiers when their gear is submerged in lakes, rivers, and oceans. The U.S. military provides detailed instructions and training to soldiers on the careful handling and use of thermite grenades to avoid injury or harm to themselves or unit.
  7. Neural Dynamics of Shooting Decisions and the Switch from Freeze to Fight Real-life shooting decisions typically occur under acute threat and require fast switching between vigilant situational assessment and immediate fight-or-flight actions. Recent studies suggested that freezing facilitates action preparation and decision-making but the neurocognitive mechanisms remain unclear. We applied functional magnetic resonance imaging, posturographic and autonomic measurements while participants performed a shooting task under threat of shock. Two independent studies, in unselected civilians (N = 22) and police recruits (N = 54), revealed that preparation for shooting decisions under threat is associated with postural freezing, bradycardia, midbrain activity (including the periaqueductal gray-PAG) and PAG-amygdala connectivity. Crucially, stronger activity in the midbrain/PAG during this preparatory stage of freezing predicted faster subsequent accurate shooting. Finally, the switch from preparation to active shooting was associated with tachycardia, perigenual anterior cingulate cortex (pgACC) activity and pgACC-amygdala connectivity. These findings suggest that threat-anticipatory midbrain activity centred around the PAG supports decision-making by facilitating action preparation and highlight the role of the pgACC when switching from preparation to action. These results translate animal models of the neural switch from freeze-to-action. In addition, they reveal a core neural circuit for shooting performance under threat and provide empirical evidence for the role of defensive reactions such as freezing in subsequent action decision-making. READ MORE ==>
  8. In Darra they can provide any type of gun you want. Dont forget the Turkish masters.
  9. This grenade is filled with a (enlarget) 12 gauge pellet cartridge Loaded with a blank you can use it for paintball if you like
  10. RUSSIA: New re-usable handgrenade WATCH VIDEO ==>
  11. Camouflage Let's face it. If you're a sniper and you're spotted you're probably as good as dead, especially if the guy who spotted you alerts his entire squad. You may be an excellent long-range fighter, but there's not much you can do when the enemy closes the distance and assaults your position with automatic weapons. The purpose of a sniper's camouflage is to keep him alive while he gathers intelligence and picks off enemy combatants. How the sniper decides to camouflage himself is solely left to his discretion. Each environment may call for a different type of camouflage and tactical gear. For example, if you're fighting in a wooded environment then you should camouflage yourself with sticks and leaves. If you're fighting in a snowy environment, then an all-white Ghillie suit will be your best friend. When camouflaging yourself, you have to cover not only your entire body but also your weapon and equipment as well. The whole point is to remain undetected from the moment the mission begins until the mission ends and it's time for extraction.
  12. Getting on Line Now we start getting into the more advanced tactics. Keep in mind that none of this will work if your team doesn't follow orders, so ensure that your men are on the same page in that regard. Discipline is key to the success of any fluid team. Taking command under fire can only be done successfully if the team has the discipline not to lose their cool in the heat of the moment. Formations are key to squad cohesion. Formations allow your team to move forward or hold in a manner that will provide the most security. The proper formation will allow you to react to enemy contact in the most effective way possible, but as I've previously stated, this all comes down to discipline and squad cohesion. The two basic squad movement formations are the File and Wedge. You're likely familiar with the File. You see it every time you go to the movies, and a SWAT team or military unit is moving in a single file line. This formation provides excellent flank security, but the point man and the person taking up the rear are the most at risk when it comes to contact with the enemy. This is also a good formation when there is thick brush in the area, though it can be used in any number of environments. The other movement formation is the wedge. This formation requires that a fire team form a 'V' shape as they advance forward. Ideally, a second fire team will follow behind, also in wedge formation. The rear security of this formation is minimal, but the front and flank security are solid. If your squad should master any movement formation, it should be the line formation. Your squad should instantly fall into a line formation when you encounter enemy contact. Getting On Line facing towards the enemy will allow the squad leader to assess the situation and issue orders to the squad. This type of reaction to enemy contact will allow the squad captain to issue commands to everyone because they're all in close proximity. It brings a measure of order to a chaotic situation. Now your squad can either attack or break contact. Of course, this decision falls upon the orders of the squad captain.
  13. You Need to Learn to Use a Tourniquet ~ VIDEOS RATS Tourniquet USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tourniquets are a simple but very import tool and skill that you need to have in your range bag, be able to understand their correct use and practice how to apply them effectively as they can save lives including your own. RATS Tourniquet Application Here is a selection of great videos that give you a range of instructions on applying and using a Tourniquets. Then visit our friends at My Medic providers of some of the best Tourniquets on the market.
  14. The Bangalore Torpedo The Bangalore Torpedo was invented in 1912 by a British Army Captain in Bangalore, India. In World War 2 the US Army adopted the Bangalore Torpedo and the allied forces used it to great success during D-day. The M1A1 Bangalore Torpedo could be deployed from behind cover. It would be built up by connecting multiple 1.5 meter sections to a length of 15 meters. A complete torpedo could clear a path of barbed wire and mines up to 15 meters long and 1 meter wide. Surprisingly, the Bangalore Torpedo is still in use.
  • Create New...