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Also few rare photo from Directorate A facility (i guess).   Some of them translated:   Also, MP-5s if i see it right.

Somebody decided to mount optical sight from RPG-7V ("PGO-7V", 2.7x) on AK (both 5.45 and 7.62), like some of Soviet Army soldiers did in A-stan and find out how to use it and why people were doing th

Now that's how you design an oppression tower. Just needs some more spikes and barbed wire, an ominous smoke generator, and hidden speakers for playing theme appropriate music and it's good to go.

OMON Berkut with passive exoskeleton that was used in Palmyra.

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   Maybe testing new equipment. Soldiers that have a shield carrying role would like some sort of gear that will make their job easier, as this is rather heavy ballistic shield. In one of interview specialist noted that he can actively work with it for 1-1.5 hours and up to 3 hours in passive "mode" (when searching, blocking, covering certain sector, etc.)

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9 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

Yes, let's strap on four pounds of junk that the soldier will break in 5 seconds and he won't be able to get rid of because he's "accountable" for it.

For serious; I guess it depends how well it works?

 

My worry is that it would be an overweight, high maintenance shooting stick, but I'd love to see someone independent test it fully.

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14 hours ago, Toxn said:

For serious; I guess it depends how well it works?

 

My worry is that it would be an overweight, high maintenance shooting stick, but I'd love to see someone independent test it fully.

 

It works quite well, and isn't a new concept. The problem is that it's likely that in order to be durable enough to survive rough treatment from Private Snuffy, it would be too heavy to be worth it. Maybe I am underestimating the strength-to-weight of carbon fiber, though. I wouldn't be the first to do so.

EDIT: I asked @Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect (who knows bikes pretty good - fairly analogous devices, those) what he thought a production, toughened version of that arm would weigh if made largely of carbon fiber. He guessed 2-3 pounds. So maybe there is something to it, after all.

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On 6/2/2018 at 4:05 PM, Sturgeon said:

 

It works quite well, and isn't a new concept. The problem is that it's likely that in order to be durable enough to survive rough treatment from Private Snuffy, it would be too heavy to be worth it. Maybe I am underestimating the strength-to-weight of carbon fiber, though. I wouldn't be the first to do so.

EDIT: I asked @Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect (who knows bikes pretty good - fairly analogous devices, those) what he thought a production, toughened version of that arm would weigh if made largely of carbon fiber. He guessed 2-3 pounds. So maybe there is something to it, after all.

I think you could build it that light. Whether they did or not is a different story. If this is just a prototype maybe more weight is ok for now.

 

One step towards exosuits! 

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OMON Berkut (Crimea)

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SSO. Note patches with individual numbers, i never saw such thing used by any other Russian forces (incl. FSB).

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Sight was id on otvaga as 2IT-315V

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