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Major developments being ignored Strelok 11/13/2020 (Fri) 04:22:53 No.8941 [Reply]
What are some big innovations in weapons technology/strategy that you think aren't getting enough attention from the big militaries of the modern age? Why do you think it's getting ignored, and why do you think it could change the face of warfare? I suggest the Technical, because fast, lightweight ground transport isn't something most major armies are concerned with as far as I can tell. Boots on the ground are vital if you want true control of a region, and even the jury rigged examples we see used by guerilla fighters in the Middle East and Africa are game changers for the people using them. I'm interested to hear other opinions, or why I'm wrong.
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Can Van Riper-tier suicide attack boats be made semi-autonomous similar to what the Chair Force is cooking up with unmanned fighter drone wingmen for the F-35? So the Iranians need to send only a few dozen mechahideen flotilla commanders to paradise when facing off against a USN CVBG.
>>8976 You can already do that with arduinos and some solenoids.
>>8941 Technicals will definitely become a part a of a major military when they go against a near-peer adversary simply due to their abundance and the abundance of roads. Even if they aren't 'officially' adopted civilian trucks/cars will surely be made use of heavily in logistics and troop transportation simply due to abundance. In combat oriented roles I see troops on technicals acting in the same manner as dragoons, using the trucks to carry supplies, hmg's, atgm's, recoil-less rifles, mortars, and so on while the troops fight on foot. In a near-peer war I see the ability to move lots of manpower and materials will be decisive and as such technicals will quickly become extensively used. I think they aren't receiving attention because they don't fit into current prevailing doctrines and activities, and any development of technicals would purely be on their use.
>>8941 I think the 'hunter-killer' concept of tanks will be applied to the general army as well. That is the focus on spotting and engaging targets as quickly and accuracy as possible. Cheap Surveillance Drones will be more wide spread in armies and will see themselves organically embedded in smaller units of battle (ei battalion, company, platoon and even squad level) Optics on these will be more and more expensive and effective. Loitering munitions will be such an increased threat that they will be view which as much paranoia as IEDs are now in counter insurgency. A bomb can drop any where any time. Precision munitions. munitions that can reliably hit a vehicle, emplacement, building. Will be used to great effect in the next major conflict. Even more so one that can hit a moving target. On the other hand I think we might see a return of 'dumb munitions' for non western countries. Weaponry that has little to non adjust itself in flight, and therefor lest costly per shot/round/rocket, but is guided by state of the art launchers and FOs. I think massed rocket artillery might make a combat in this regard as it particularly suited for this.
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With LEO being so crowded these days is it possible for ICBM launches to induce Kessler syndrome by accident?

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Ammo you wish existed Strelok 11/10/2020 (Tue) 05:34:36 No.8753 [Reply]
I just wanna buy some Gun-Nut brand ammo frens.
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>>8781 >silver bullets What for? Just drill a hole in a regular bullet and fill the cavity with silver if you want to play van Helsing.
Is that the old retexture by Slug from Half-Life Improvement Team / Half-Life Creations forums?
>>8838 A fellow man of culture I see.
>>8780 >Too bad it would be financially unviable for the most part The major issue is brass forming. Of course you'll also need an FFL :^)
>>8780 Already exists.

Weapon prototypes Strelok 11/07/2020 (Sat) 15:47:30 No.8584 [Reply]
I have a big loss of a prototype thread Talk about any firearm prototype from the long forgotten past to the semi-modern **early 2000s, because there is already a dedicaded thread about adoptions. Here I'll present you "7,92mm Light Automatic Machine Gun T44" >A franken version of Mg42 and Fg42 which preceded M60. Yes it's American Also why wasn't XM8 adopted? Also also Krása
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it's a meme gun at this point but holy fuck I would've loved to have one of these. shame they were jewed by the DoD because of contract obligations and weren't allowed to sell to other potential buyers until the gubmint were done with them >Unique to the Jackhammer was the ability to convert a loaded cylinder from the weapon into an anti-personnel device similar to a land mine by the addition of a firing mechanism. The cylinder would be loaded with up to ten 12-gauge shells and the firing mechanism fitted over the bottom section of the cylinder. A pressure plate or plunger can then set to mechanically fire the shells in the cylinder upon pressing or initiate a spring-loaded timer which can be set to trigger firing up to twelve hours later, in one hour intervals. As the cylinder is designed to contain the pressure of firing normally, it can be discharged and reused when used in Bear Trap configuration.
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The XM8 failed because engineers tuned it to their needs instead of the soldier's according to Strelok 5 years ago in another thread. Since there's a war in Armenia I'll bring up again this prototype rifle they made. Any post-Soviet country that attempts to implement a new rifle fails because AK is fine and they made so many no one will buy them. >>8595 >meme gun So what.
>>8607 >Vahan This looks awesome, why is the fuck is not at the very least a civilian rifle?
XM8 is peak 2000s
>>8584 >why wasn't XM8 adopted? https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=8z1wSamsXLs https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Te2IqFbRR7A https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=cNB_2hih31I tl;dr is that there wasn't an actual program with a lot of contestants to replace the M16 and M4, and HK didn't bribe enough senators and congressmen for them to just let it fly. We can of course argue if there was even a need for this weapon to begin with, but overall it seems like this would have been an improvement.

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Radio and Communication Thread. Strelok 07/12/2020 (Sun) 23:56:42 No.4110 [Reply]
Hello I getting a 5 pack of BaoFeng UV-5R Radios plus some longer antennas for some frens and I. Radios and communications are one of the most important things but I am a complete retard with them. How do I program them? Are some better brands/models? What are good COMSEC rules and practices? Dump what every you have.
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>>7346 I ran into this cover picture as well - always wondered if someone had the full set.
>>7498 Never seen that one but here is a guide on a GIS utility and dumping a bunch of other stuff from the an old 8/k/ thread I have archived.
and some other random refs

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WAR IN THE CAUCUS REGION Strelok 09/27/2020 (Sun) 19:42:40 No.6332 [Reply] [Last]
i'm curious to see how other streloks think this'll turn out. how many troops are each side likely able to mobilize and what are their overall capabilities? is there any information on what their training looks like? https://archive.is/E9VaA >Turkey Criticises Armenia After Clashes With Azerbaijan, Supports Baku https://archive.is/J4u9H >UPDATE 5-At least 16 dead in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan https://archive.is/DvN1b >Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes kill at least 16, undermine regional stability
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Have the Azerbaijanis been more successful in southern arstakh, or are they going to get hit hard from another strategic retreat from the Armenians in the near future? If the updated kikepedia image >>7287 posted is accurate?
>>7755 from the 17th to the 19th the azeris took a fair bit of land. im not gonna say they have any chance of winning but if they arent retarded they may be able to maintain it
New thread?
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>>7452 Absolutely retarded. Rules of war were put in place because if you fight against a civilized enemy, you want make sure you can have peace afterwards. Not every war is war of complete annihilation. By limiting the horrors inflicted on both sides, you try not to destroy any diplomatic basis for peace deals. If you go for total extermination, you don't need rules of war because there will be no one left to complain.
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>>7617 >Anyone else is a human Sure, except for Aboriginals.

Gun Ranges Strelok 10/16/2020 (Fri) 16:08:35 No.7513 [Reply]
Do you go to any ranges, or do you know any open land areas where you can do whatever you want? Is it a fun range where they let you do what you want or is it rulecucked like webm related? Any stories? I keep trying to find a range around here but the only free ones are only for pistols, and the only "real" range in the area is invite only. Do I have no other choice but to drive three hours out to the sticks to find a good one?
>>7513 Have you tried shooting in the forest yet?
>>7513 Look up BLM land in your area. No one here knows where you are.
>>7529 Yeah man the US is fucking huge and different states have different regulations for such things and different counties in those different states have even further regulations in some cases, there's no way to answer you more accurately beyond "find a place out in the middle of nowhere and have fun" without knowing where you live.

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Strelok 10/07/2020 (Wed) 00:11:09 No.7010 [Reply]
https://archive.vn/Suc9M Gun grabber Wayne LaPierre is about to get his ass fucked by the IRS.
my boss got a NRA survey call today and told them to fuck off as long as he's still in charge, mentioned him taking bahaman cruises or something like that. looked him up on my own and seems like another boomer that needs to get gassed
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That's what happens when you step on Yoshi's turf.

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Massive Explosion in Beirut Strelok 08/04/2020 (Tue) 18:20:31 No.4686 [Reply] [Last]
Mainstream is claiming its likely a fireworks factory explosion but I'm not buying it, what kind of firepower do you need to pull this off?
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Didn't they also just find an entirely different unsecured cache of ammonium fertilizer at that same port just a week or two ago?
>>5677 This is probably from the fire reported in the offtopic thread. IIRC there was something weird about the circumstances that suggested it was an old politician trying to hide evidence or a young politician trying to make a profit. The fire was caused in a duty-free warehouse meaning one that's already had taxes paid on it.
They say an arms depot exploded in Lebanon. At this point i believe 100% it was the jews screwing around with all these places, but i don't know why unless there was a massive thing being planned and they sniffed it out.
>>6085 Also never forget middle eastern incompetence. But I do also agree that it's probably just jews fucking with these countries either for the fun of it or some plan that we aren't even aware of.

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NRA is going down Strelok 08/06/2020 (Thu) 16:55:42 No.4759 [Reply]
New York is finally going after the NRA for its blatant, public, mismanagement. Everything that happens to them is entirely their own fault since they could have moved the charter to virtually any other state years ago. http://archive.vn/wip/WcqpA http://archive.vn/wip/mgXGV Can't wait for all the money they're embezzling to start flowing to real 2A groups.
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>>4845 I have never been sodomized by a garden gnome before but I can't think of a better description for the feeling I have after watching television. It isn't pleasant for anyone and is so absurd just wondering "Why?" doesn't cut it anymore. I know Elvis supposedly shot TVs but how rich would you have to be to summarily execute any TV that has the audacity to be on in your presence and get away with it?
>>4854 Pretty much. A war distracts the population from internal problems too.
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>>4861 The wars also result from the policies to pacify the population. In order to obtain the resources to satisfy the plebs at the lowest expense military image is used to extort them from abroad. This leads to foreign discontent and rebellion, which the plebs are then called to put down with the promise they will be rewarded with the spoils. They get shilled that it will be easy due to their superiority in material but also contradictingly that it is a dire threat to the national body. Neither is true but both are necessary to defend the lies of the political court. Army gets mauled, war costs more than anyone planned, soldiers get nothing in the end because the top gets paid first. There is no reckoning of leadership and no accounting of grievances; the objective was to conserve the decay for another generation.
>>4853 TBH the biggest hurdle to any sort of entrenched tyranny is true "education". I'm not talking the current tier bs they pull, I'm talking someone who has been very well versed in history (to see the mistakes of the past), logic (to deduce the fallacies they use), and rhetoric (because muh ad hominem). It's scarry how we are mirroring the later Roman republic era, especially if you subsitute the rape/racist allegations with sexual deviancy being a bottom gay bitch in roman courts... The question is, who is Marius and who is Sulla? >>4863 The question is has the US reached the limits of spoils that can be acquired from abroad with relative ease? I think the answer is no. Not for another few years I think.
>>4872 The US could still attain the spoils if it focused on one enemy at a time, however when its forces are stretched across the globe, like when the Roman Army became a giant border guard, it decays as a warfighting force to become an occupation force. Diminishing returns at the frontier and internal disorder would force the return of military forces from abroad to maintain domestic order. The curtailment of democratic rights would further continue to preserve government power. The US would ironically become much like the authoritarian regimes it loves to criticize, and the likelihood is that a fall will take many years as such an arrangement can be maintained for decades before meeting its fate. The party system will be of no difference as both serve the same interests, the allegiance of leadership holding purely nominal value. Like the Western Roman Empire plodding along while its citizens became the indentured serfs of the medieval era, though one can only guess at the force which would end central authority in Washington. Perhaps a corporate coup executed by disloyal mercenary companies, as such a conspiracy against the presidency had existed before. At present the United States government derives its legitimacy at a surface level from the consent of the governed, but once the governed have been converted into slaves their consent will no longer be of necessity for effective rule.

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