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    Combat Footage

    A thread to post and discuss/critique enemy and friendly TTPs ISIS in urban fighting in Mosul. Infiltration through urban structures via breaching interior walls. Seems like they're copying western urban fighting TTPs or playing alot rainbow 6 siege. Either way these guys are far more sophisticated than AQ fighters the USMC faced in 2004 in same city.
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    Combat Footage

    *warning graphic with shitty haji music Rebel's attack on SAA outpost using suppressed weapons Wont embed https://videopress.com/v/3oSXqr7B
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    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    IWBA Wound Ballistics Review Publications from 1991-2001 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_PmkwLd1hmbd3pWYVVJeGlGaFE
  4. You can tell from the placement of the charging handle that ze Germans have little experience in night fighting. No room for lasers and white lights.
  5. While the rest of eurosphere gets the 416, the Bundies just had to be different.
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    Combat Footage

    "There was a complex attack against the FOB in early June 2012. Insurgents utilized a local truck packed with 1,500–2,000 pounds of explosives; a suicide bomber detonated his truck bomb on the southern edge of the base, breaching the perimeter and causing significant damage to the base's buildings. The dining hall annex was leveled and the main DFAC (Dining Facility) sustained severe roof damage in the blast. Moments later, ten insurgents entered the breach armed with rifles, machine guns, grenades, and rockets; each bomber wore ACU digital military camouflage uniforms while one wore an ANA military uniform and most wore explosive suicide vests. The attackers were first engaged by two Navy SEALs driving by the DFAC in a Toyota truck, and then by a five-man team consisting of three helicopter mechanics and two vehicle mechanics; who blocked the attackers advance from two directions. After a 7-minute firefight, US service members repelled the attack, killing all ten insurgents. With the last insurgent dressed in an ANA uniform being killed in a ditch. The first insurgent to fire shot a RPG rocket into the front of a Toyota truck hitting the front right bumper but did not explode. Then a Navy SEAL riding in the truck rolled down his window and shot the insurgent. Next two insurgents came around the second wall and were shot by two helicopter mechanics. Two base contractors were killed in the attack when the DFAC annex collapsed, and a US Soldier died of a fragmentation wound to his face from a hand grenade a few days later. Although initially downplayed in the media, in July 2012 both Long War Journal and al Jazeera published an unedited attack video released by the Taliban.[8] Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that an airplane on an airstrip at the base was destroyed and that 'tens' of foreign forces were killed and wounded in the attack. The Taliban later released the video of the attack, showing the attackers practicing in Southeast Afghanistan, taking their photos, the group leader showing his shooting skills by shooting 2 machine guns and the suicide bomber in the truck."
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    Combat Footage

    Not combat, but what it feels like to be in the middle of an artillery strike.
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    Combat Footage

    Wonders of modern technology... What combat footage used to look like What combat footage looks like now
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    Combat Footage

    Obviously we need Overmatch™ at point blank range. You heard it here first, Point Blank™. The newest thing the Army didnt know they needed. We could sell them a 5.56 version of this: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/04/30/m198-the-cartridge-that-should-not-have-been/
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    Combat Footage

    *Highly GRAPHIC* Close range ambush of Turkish troops by Kurdish fighters. Illustrates the dangers of fatigue and exertion on combat awareness. The Kurds waited for the Turks to climb this rocky hill before ambushing them at pointblank range. Also note the tactics in the flanking of a PKM team around the boulder towards the end of the video.
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    Combat Footage

    Definitely not a valid antipersonnel technique for armored combat
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    Non-exploding infantry hardware thread.

    That looks like the tacticool version of doing this:
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    Non-exploding infantry hardware thread.

    2018 is the year of the exoskeletons. #Eurosatory
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    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    Not sure about apologist but Im definitely pro belt-fed at the squad and fire team level. Since this was mainly a suppression thread under what context do you want to see all IARs? At what level do you put a SAW?
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    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    No, it doesnt because you dont need one. The M249 is capable of essentially linking together all the ammo you can realistically carry (750-850 rounds) and firing it in one continuous burst. Thats far greater than any IAR is capable of even if you can get 200 round drums to work. Some MRBS/MRBF numbers http://weaponsman.com/?p=9194 That LWRC IAR entry had one but didnt get adopted. Considering the USMC cared more about getting a M16 replacement than getting an actual IAR it was doomed to fail. They could have just cheaped it out by taking existing M16A4s, slapping HBARs and heavy duty gas tubes, giving them full auto selectors and you would have gotten them capability. Probably alot more controllable than the HK too.
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    Jell-O Shots

    Im pretty impressed with the new round. Current production issues aside or things like feedramp wear which are overblown by the 6.X mafia, there's no need for a caliber change. I just wish the round isn't so damn expensive. They should have made a cheaper ballistically equivalent training round or something.
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    Jell-O Shots

    M855A1 in ballistics gel with velocity and pressure
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    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    That excellent weaponsman article was more about the M4 failures its seemed. But I have no doubt that M249s and M240s went down if they were going cyclic without barrel changes. I was talking about Wanat in the context of almost being overrun ie. every gun going cyclic trying to do final protective fires. And how much worse an M27 would have done considering its poor thermal management compared to a belt-fed or even an M4 due to where it dumps its gas(Although the M27 gets around that by adding pure barrel mass)Just comparing sustained 50 rpm for the SAW vs 36 rpm for the M27, I think put in the same situation at Wanat the M27 would have fared far worse in trying to keep up both sustained and cyclic rates of fires. I dont advocate running a tripod with a SAW since you can still keep a pretty tight 6-9 rnd beaten zone with just a bipod while still being able do the types of fires that require an effective beaten zone. Agreed, Im all about that arms room concept, like going all M27s for fighting in an urban environment. Yep, belt feds should be crew served at least in the general purpose forces because unless you are a highly trained SOF member who actually gets the range time to be proficient at running the SAW alone, you are not getting the full capability of that weapon. For example all SAW gunners in the Rangers have to qualify WITH the SAW in the shoot house to the same standards as the guys with M4s. How feasible is that with a regular Joe or Marine? Probably not.
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    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    How much of the results of this tank competition reflect on the merits of the crew vs the technological advancements of the tank? For example, I saw that they had pistol portion. You cant even get people in a combat MOS, sans SOF, proficient with a handgun and you expect that out of your tankers? Are they even trying to correlate the stages with real world situations?
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    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    I get that an IAR is not a MG but those IARs will eventually be asked to do MG things because you cannot expect to have support from your weapons platoon all the time. And when that happens it will be an Oh Shit! moment for their new all M27 concept. Think Wanat bad.
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    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    Hmm, Ill probably have to go over this later when I can focus on the numbers better but just looking at the field manuals. For the M249 from FM 3-21.8 https://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/FM 3-21.8 The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad_7.pdf Rates of Fire: Sustained................................................. 50 rounds a minute in 6- to 9-round bursts, with 4 to 5 seconds between bursts (barrel change every 10 minutes). Rapid ....................................................... 100 rounds per minute, fired in 6- to 9-round bursts, 2 to 3 seconds between bursts (barrel change every 2 minutes). Cyclic ....................................................... 850 rounds per minute, continuous burst, barrel changed every minute. I latest figures I saw for the M27: Rates of Fire (a) Cyclic Rate of Fire. 700-900 rpm. (b) Sustained Rate of Fire. 36 rpm at 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Im going to assume 2-3 rnd bursts here since the HK416's recoil impulse is worse than the M4's making anything more than 3 rnds a waste of ammo. I I just thought of this now but using 2-3 rnd bursts basically means a non-existent beaten zone. Meaning you cant really do any of the types of fires from the machine gun theory talked about in the FM.
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    Jell-O Shots

    I reread your post, isnt WC 846 a 7.62 NATO powder? I guess that would explain alot! Or did you mean WC 844 which is the current green tip propellant? But like you said it probably doesnt matter since its all probably different by now. If they really wanted to push it they would use WCR 845 a double base powder they use to hot rod M995.
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    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    Interesting, is it a manually set fuse? If so I guess that means airburst is out of the question since I dont see a range dial. Ive never heard of Mesko, guess they wanted to buy domestic since the 120mm HE-T from NAMMO offers the exact same capability with a 2-mode manually set fuse. And its already been tested on the Leopard 2.
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    Jell-O Shots

    Its says the Avg powder load is 25.8gr using an unknown powder for the A1(look under "Parameters - Physical on test sheet) so I don't think this is one of the earlier hot rod loads. I didnt know they changed the burn rate since the burn rate is supposed to be optimized for 14.5" barrels, I thought the switch to SMP was because it was a much more temp stable powder.
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