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Welcome to /k/.

RULES work in progress, see meta thread >>10348 1. spamming will result in post deletion and a 4 hr ban >what is spamming Spamming is posting the same thing repeatedly in a thread that does not contribute to its discussion or topic. Purpose for doing so can vary, but the intent isn't relevant to the ban. 2. spoiler porn and gore 3. do not post personal, identifying information. if you are posting pictures of places you've been and shit you own, remove EXIF data, metadata, check for reflections, etc. better yet- don't post your own shit! 4. offtopic discussions should not be carried over between threads. if you find some riveting thing you'd love to talk about that isn't relevant to the board's topic, make a thread on a more specialized board and link it with a post. >what is offtopic? Offtopic means not directly or indirectly related to weaponry, outdoorsmanship, and general survivalism or the territories or circumstances they are employed in. >this is vague This is intentional. As long as someone can reasonably demonstrate how a topic is relevant to the board's topic, it should stay. 5. Name/avatar/tripfagging is gay and antithetical to imageboard use, do not do this. 6. follow global rules (>>>/meta/) 7. dont shill other websites outside of the webring (check out my D*scord!/69420chan/etc) 8. you are your own moderator. if someone disagrees with you or posts something you don't like, then just ignore them If you would like to moderate for the board, please see the meta thread. BO email is powerwordN@cock.li Our bunker is here: https://zzzchan.xyz/k/ Please note that we are working with the admins of the site to get it functional. The site fallback file has been created >>>/meta/13858 https://anon.cafe/special_static/anoncafe_fallback.txt

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100 Rads Canteen Mk 3.5, Clear Skies with scattered vol retardation edition

YES, I KNOW, I MERGED THE THREADS WRONG. HAVE A 0.5 INCITEMENT IN VERSION NUMBER TO SHOWCASE THE TRAGIC EXTENT OF MY FAILINGS - VOL >r9k prevented an image from being posted >flood detected >flood detected Fuck off. Off topic canteen is saging. We have new offtopic thread now. What are streloks up to nothing illegal, just hobby wise. My comp I use usually died and now I'm stuck waiting for a motherboard because shits so expensive now. Thoughts on the Chauvin trial? Maxine Walters may have (intentionally) tried to just setup the trial for a mistrial for rioting. I don't see the Jury getting out of this alive.

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Middle East/Africa 2 for 1 special

Thread dedicated to conflicts involving Middle Eastern and African country's. We haven't had a middle east thread for months now so feel free to post some interesting developments that we may have missed during the threads absence. Just make sure that if you are posting old events have the date of the event listed as to not cause confusion. https://archive.is/pQiPv >Military Situation In Syria On November 13, 2020 >November 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positons north of Tal Tamar >November 13, clashes between SAA and Turkish-backed forces were erupted near Tadef >November 13, artillery Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Minnagh airbase >November 13, Russian warplanes pounded militant targets near the village of Al-Barah >November 13, Russian forces struck areas near Idlib central prison with two Iskandar missiles, pro-militant sources speculated (the usage of Iskander missiles remains unconfirmed). https://archive.is/Xq8rk >Russian Missile, Air Strikes Hit Western Outskirts Of HTS-Held Idlib City >On November 13 afternoon, a missile struck the western outskirts of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, which is occupied by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) https://archive.is/tOV8s >75 Syrian Soldiers, ISIS Terrorists Killed In Central Syrian Clashes In Last Two Weeks >"48 regime soldiers and allied militiamen were killed, while 27 ISIS members were killed,” the SOHR said in the report, “the death toll is expected to rise as some injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities" >Syrian government forces and their allies are carrying out combing operations in the outskirts of the Homs desert on a regular basis. However, they are yet to address the terrorist group’s well-established presence within the region.

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Myanmar/Burma Thread

We should have a Myanmar/Burma thread. I think it's a big enough topic to justify having it separate from the Chink/Pajeet thread. >What happened? Long story short the Myanmar military has guaranteed 1/3rd representation in their version of congress. Aung San Suu Kyi had introduced a bunch of progressive reforms over the last few years and had frequent visits with Chinese despite Myanmar and China being in a technically hostile relationship. This is a big deal because Chinese nationals have been actively waging a civil war in Northern Myanmar. Suu Kyi lost international support after she approved the Muslim genocides back in 2017 in order to avoid a death sentence by the Myanmar military. The Myanmar military claims there was election fraud, but the evidence is more that this was a move to ensure national sovereignty as the current leader of the military would have been forced to step down/retire following the elections due to anti-military legislation congress passed in recent years. The military is using the excuse of Wu Flu to keep Myanmar's congressional body from officially convening by claiming that public officials violated COVID restrictions and utilized communication means to contact foreign countries when they were under investigation (something that is extremely illegal in Myanmar). Currently civil servants are protesting by manipulating the markets to crash the Myanmar economy with no survivors in order to try to justify UN interference in the form of foreign aid. Health workers, education workers, transportation workers, and banks are refusing to operate and holding protests. Foreign interference is expected. >Why does this matter? The military coup is aiming to restore the balance of power between military and civilian offices in government. If this fails, you can expect a war between Myanmar and China before the end of Biden's presidency as a means of China acquiring more territory. Specifically gemstone/mineral-rich territory that Myanmar already heavily exploits. This could give China an unprecedented economic edge to manipulate the precious metals market. Despite the military crackdown on communications and being an active part of the government, it is likely that the international community will use the protests as an excuse to start civil war in Myanmar since it could give them an excuse to plant western government military bases near China. >Who are the good guys? There are none. Suu Kyi is a progressive bitch, but the military are equally power-hungry and mostly working to preserve power structures that they failed to keep over the 2000s/2010s. Stop crashing and let me post the thread, damn it. >Flood Detected >When the thread didn't even fucking post God damn it.

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QTDDTOT-Axe Repair Edition

Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread I'll start. I decided recently to fix up this old axe I found a few years ago. I got some rust converter to do the job but then after I took a closer look I realized that it has a big crack all the way through on the back of the eye. How do I fix this shit? Can I just heat it up and weld it back together blacksmith style?

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Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Armaments

A thread for all sort of all sorts of /k/ related things that range from cool to cursed.

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Webm Thread

Post /k/ videos

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SHTF GENERAL:HANDY GRAPHIC EDITION

2 months before the election. US is on emp, coup, internet blackout, power blackout watch for the next 6 months. Imagine that some or most of this applies to Europe and Austrailia/NZ as well. Best of luck on your preps, don't neglect your networking.

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do/k/uments

Starting properly

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a world turned upside-down (/wrol/ book thread)

Hello /k/, I'm the author of "a world turned upside-down", formerly titled "gear packing list file". Here's the newest version (1.9). If you wish to contribute to the contents, please download/read it and then post here with what you'd like to see added. Be sure to mention/explain where your contribution belongs in the book. Thanks. You guys were surprisingly hard to find again.

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/out/doorsmanship

A thread dedicated to camping, hiking, traveling, outdoor sports, and general outdoorsmanship. The fresh open air, clear blue skies, ice-cold white winters, and grey-black storms that threaten fire and flash floods are your domain Strelok. What will you make of it? Have you done any camping in the last year? Are you making sure to get that D get sunlight for your eyes and general health? Even in a concrete jungle there's usually great secrets to be found with a little time, exploration, and innovation.

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Naval thread

Subject says it all.

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I said come out, don't stay indoors! /k/ is an weapons, combat and Outdoorsmanship board, i don't see any outdoors discussion. Let's talk about what's going on outside, what you're up to (hobbywise), and what activities you enjoy, that you can recommend to Streloks, be it because it builds body and character, or because it's plain fun. Pic related. I started walking barefoot this year, and i enjoy it so far, i've even managed to grow quite a thick layer of callous skin to protect my feet.

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Biological Warfare Thread

A thread dedicated to biological warfare, whether it's discussion of how the settlers intentionally handed smallpox-ridden blankets to shitty Natives, Poland mixing rabies-infected saliva on their arrows, Emperor Barbarossa poisoning the well water, Napolean flooding Italy to spread Malaria, the CSA secretly selling Yellow Fever-ridden clothes to the Union, the USSR developing Marburg-sama, or Mongols chucking diseased animal carcasses over the ramparts of cities and castles under siege. A thread dedicated to all things biological and /k/.

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Tank/afv thread

A discussion thread about the most powerfull land vehicles and it's derivatives. Prototypes, historical, modern just needs to be an afv.

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Russia vs Ukraine

Things seem to be heating up and I think this deserves its own discussion thread. Or at least I think it will soon. https://archive.is/bpADR https://archive.is/gA8ee How big do you think this will get? Will it spill over into Europe? Will Biden do something retarded that makes things worse?

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Logistics

A thread where we can sperg out share our thoughts about everything that goes into an industrialized war.

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Where can I get plans to build a nuke?

I'm looking for blueprints to build a nuke.

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New Meta Thread

In an effort to stop posting meta in the /k/antina so Streloks can use it for its intended purposes, I'm establishing a new meta thread. The old one has been locked and I'll just let it gracefully fall off the board. IF YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH BOARD ADMINISTRATION (ME) POST IN THIS THREAD- I DON'T READ EVERYTHING ON THE BOARD. Volunteering REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED SEE BELOW Volunteers are welcome to apply. e-mail answers to following statements >Your account name (required for all Lynxchan boards, unfortunately) >Timezones you'll be able to assist with >Previous experience, if any >specific topics you've got more interest in relevant to the board Communications powerwordN@cock.li in an attempt to increase transparency behind administrative action, moving forward posts that end up deleted or banned will be screenshotted and posted here along with ban duration and some explanation as to why. if you've had something you posted removed or been banned and do not see your post here, please e-mail me and i'll look into it. the reason for this is so the userbase can see what reasons people get banned and if they find said action disagreeable, tell me that i'm not doing my job correctly so as to improve and fix whatever the fuck is going on.

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The pleasure of being **hand**loaded inside

I don't see a reloading/handloading thread, so it's my turn to make it. Post your hot loads. I've started reloading shotshells, but I'm looking to get into slugs as well I have a rifled barrel for my shotgun, so I'm torn between trying to buy a slug mould that makes calibre slugs, and just dealing with any leading, or taking the more traditional route of sub-calbre slugs and a shot cup. Currently I'm leaning towards going with a .678 ball mould since it's a lot cheaper than the only moulds I can find for calibre slugs ($70 vs $160). Also the .678 ball works out to be just a bit over an ounce, probably closer to an ounce if I'm not using perfectly pure lead. That plus a standard shot cup wad makes finding reloading data easier, as well as saving money on the lead. Is it just me or is the Lyman reloading data very sparse for anything other than light trap loads? Obviously their slug data is only for the 2 types of slug they have moulds for, not surprising. This is making me somewhat cautious of buying the calibre mould since it makes a slug that's heaver than they Lyman foster slugs. Even outside of slugs, once you get into heavier/higher velocity loads there's just a smattering of random recipes. This is a large part of what's driving me towards the ball mould since I can skip the slug section that has very little data and just use 1oz shot load data. I pity the poor guy with a .410 that just wants to load some slugs, they don't even bother offering a section for .410 Anyone have experience with slug making or handloading in general?

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Infinity Cup poll

Hey guys, /icup/ here with a question on how we're going to handle the next iteration of the Infinity Cup ( https://anon.cafe/icup/ ) We're trying to poll whether certain boards are interested in playing in the cup, or if there's some specific team that you'd like to see play. If you want to, please answer or add your own answer to the poll in https://poal.me/6x3j1u

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body armor

anyone buy kevlar sleeves? I was looking at https://www.superiorglove.com/en/arm-protection/kevlar-protective-sleeves and am not sure what would be a good investment. Other site selling vests only sold gloves which doesn't seem like enough. Also any advice for how to plan to don this stuff rapidly in a safe area in emergencies? Like if there was home invasion with knives? Also wondering if there are any sleeves with NIJIII ratings against bullets since vests only cover torso. I've also read that material in bulletproof vests break down after two years, is that how often you need to buy them? Seems very expensive, wondering if some brands last longer than others.

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WAR IN THE CAUCUS REGION 2

Previous Thread >>6332 https://archive.is/SCXtf >Armenia Shot Down Drone Suffering Heavy Losses In Azerbijaniani Strikes https://archive.vn/cpLdk >Armenians Claim They Shot Down Another Bayraktar TB2 Over Nagorno-Karabakh https://archive.is/Rd2r0 >Azerbaijani Forces Rush To Capture Lachin Cororidor From Retreating Armenians

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Get ready lads, new AWB incoming Previous riots thread is autosaging read the pdf on the first post below (error posting otherwise) or read the tl;dr >registration of all firearms at federal level >mandatory licenses with 5 (actually 3 years) registration renewal of 800 >800 fee for registration license >24 hours of training >insurance requirement * >psych eval, will interview family/coworker/exes, suicide, mental issues (depression), etc are grounds for denial Dont go to a psych doctor ever again basically >must surrender firearms upon license expiry >12 months license suspension possible >bans ammo larger than 50cal >must inform AG of loaning a firearm >10-40 year prison sentences (10-20 mimums mostly, one or two 1-5 year minimums), fines up to 150,000 >strange ass "large capacity feeding device ban", see below: >Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Defined.—Section 921(a) of such title, as amended by section 1 of this Act, is amended by inserting after paragraph (30) the following: > The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition, but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”. >named after some Pakistani woman that got shot by family over honor killing *BTW, there are no carriers for firearms insurance, wanna guess why banks and payment processors. Other news: >blm wins peace price from sweeds, rioting no longer an issue >feds might forcibly confiscate gamestop stocks to save the banks and investment firms >everything is okay because we're undoing trumps shit -biden. >leo that died on the 6th is getting a congressional gold meda? WARNING: DON'T CLICK ON GOV LINKS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. This applies to the entirety of this thread - vol https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/622?s=7&r=12 Hearing protection act is in congress again, probably gonna fail: H.R.95 - Hearing Protection Act >no more nfa silencers >premption on federal level >Not later than 365 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall destroy any registration of a silencer maintained in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record pursuant to section 5841 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, any application to transfer filed under section 5812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that identifies the transferee of a silencer, and any application to make filed under section 5822 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that identifies the maker of a silencer. >you dont get your money back for the stamp goym Other firearms legislation to keep track of: The (possibly) good: >H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act >H.R.95 - Hearing Protection Act The bad: >H.R.130 - Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act >H.R 135 Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2021 >H.R.167 - To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer. >H.R.121 - Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2021 >H.R.125 - Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021 >H.R.133 - David’s Law >H.R.137 - Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 Anything by SJL is probably bad. The ??? (no text and ambiguous title) >H.R.30 - Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act >H.R 355 To require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the relevant State and local law enforcement agencies whenever the information available to the system indicates that a person illegally or unlawfully in the United States may be attempting to receive a firearm. >H.R.225 - To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition. >H.R.194 - To require the Inspector General, Department of Justice, to submit a report to the Congress on the number of firearm transaction denials issued by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that are referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for investigation, the number of prosecutions resulting from such investigations, and the number of firearms recovered by the Bureau in cases in which such a denial was issued after the firearm was transferred. The fuck you to republicucks: >H.R.545 - To amend title 40, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and their employees from carrying firearms in the Capitol building, and for other purposes. >pic unrelated

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US Air Force claims to have built a superplane in secret

Revealed: US Air Force Has Secretly Built and Flown a New Fighter Jet The new digital tools that designed the full-scale flight demonstrator could herald a sea change in weapons acquisition. >The U.S. Air Force’s disclosure that it has secretly built and flown a prototype fighter jet could signal a shift in how the military buys weapons and who builds them. >Will Roper, the head of Air Force acquisition, revealed the existence of the new jet, which he said was part of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance, or NGAD, project. “NGAD right now is designing, assembling, testing in the digital world, exploring things that would have cost time and money to wait for physical world results,” Roper said during a video presentation at the Air Force Association’s Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Tuesday. “NGAD has come so far that the full-scale flight demonstrator has already flown in the physical world. It’s broken a lot of records in the doing.” >Roper provided no more details about the jet, which is presumed to be the Pentagon’s first attempt to build a “sixth-generation” tactical aircraft after the fifth-gen F-22 and F-35 jets. He even declined to name the company or companies that built the jet. But he said the digital design technology used to build the new plane could increase competition and increase the number of American military jet makers. >“Digital engineering is lowering overhead for production and assembly [so] you do not have to have huge facilities, huge workforces [and] expensive tooling,” Roper said on a video conference call with reporters after his presentation. “It is letting us take aircraft assembly back to where we were in the [19]70s and prior to it — back when we had 10 or more companies who could build airplanes for the United States Air Force, because you could do it in hangar-like facilities with small, but very good teams, of engineers and mechanics. We're going back to that. It's super exciting.” >Lockheed Martin and Boeing are the only two U.S. companies that currently build fighter jets. >The Air Force in July revealed that it received 18 bids for a new drone that could fly in formation with manned fighter jets. While Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics won contracts, much smaller Kratos, which has been the subject of acquisition speculation, also received a contract. “We're...surprised there were 18 bidders,” Cowen & Company analyst Roman Schweizer, wrote in a July 24 note to investors. “Having five competitors for a decent-sized program is pretty solid, in our opinion, particularly when you consider three or fewer is the norm for most platforms, weapons or systems.” >Another reason for disclosing the NGAD project: Roper wants companies to invest more in digital design technology. In recent years, the Pentagon writ large has been trying to tap into innovation, particularly commercial technology, that could be adopted for the military. >Roper declined to give many additional details about the NGAD project because it is classified. But he said part of the reasoning for disclosing the existence of a test aircraft was to prove to naysayers that combat aircraft could be fully designed and tested on computers before they’re physically built, much like the way Boeing and Saab built the T-7 pilot training jet in recent years. “I've had many people in the Pentagon and elsewhere, say, ‘I see how you could apply that approach to a trainer like T-7, but you could not build a cutting-edge warfighting system that way,’” Roper said. “I've had to listen to that and just nod my head and say, ‘Well, you may be right,’ knowing in the back of my head that you're actually wrong because of what NGAD has done.” >In addition to the NGAD and the T-7, Northrop Grumman is using digital design and testing in building new intercontinental ballistic missiles and it’s also being used on two new satellite projects, Roper said. “My hope is to create greater credibility and the process, at least within my my own team for many who are not read in to NGAD, so that they will know to get smart on this technology because we're going to train on it, we're going to drill on it until this is the way we do business,” he said. >Digital design technology is already being used by the automotive industry and Formula One racing. https://archive.is/b1rGq https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/09/usaf-jet/168479/

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Siege and defensive strategies thread

I don't know if you lads already talked about it, if there was a thread about this before, or if some infographics of it exist, but here it is: Tell me about your take on organizing a fortress, and how to defend it against ZOG-bots successfully. As an example, let's take the Waco siege 1993. what can we take from it? what was well done, what wasn't? How would you improve upon the example? And are there any other modern examples we could study?

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/k/ video games

I just wanted to play video games and post loli! Are there any shooters with cute animu girls that isn't lootershooter crap?

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Squad/unit weapons and tactics in SHTF/WROL/B-word

This is mostly a fun and hypothetical discussion, not a super serious one. But what weapons and tactics do you think would be very effect in a SHTF situation, but would be unconventional or ineffective in modern warfare. I have two, 1) Trebuchets and Longbows I think it's safe to assume there'd be very limited access to modern indirect fire weapons like mortars, cannons, etc and I skeptical that homemade versions would be anymore effective than more primitive artillery to include ballistas although I don't think castle type sieges would be likely I think small trebuchets, like one's small enough to fit and operate in a truck bed, along with bow, could be used for indirect fire against encampments and defense positions from behind cover that would protect you from firearms. Not to mention you could obviously use radios or other methods for observation and fire correction side question, what kind of a fire control system could you use for archers firing without line of site? Not to mention you could incorporate improvised explosives with the trebuchet. Lastly, and this mostly applies to archery. But I think they could be absolutely killer for night attacks and ambushes in combination with guns. The archers open up on the enemy, mostly likely just wounding some, and likely forcing the enemy to use lights to try to find the archers, since bows don't have muzzle flash. Once they turn their lights on, not only are they clearly giving away their position (if it's a weapon mounted flash light or something) but also as I'm sure you're aware. If you're in a brightly lit area looking into a dark area beyond, you can't see fucking shit, vice versa, if you're in a dark area looking into a brightly lit area, you can see it plain as day. So if you can force the enemy to turn on bright lighting, your gunners will have a massive advantage over their gunners. 2) Shotguns being used like LMG Obviously I'm not referring to firerate, however I am referring to suppressive fire capabilities (at <100 yards). I don't think you'd want to use some kind of semi-auto rifle for this role in SHTF, just due to ammo conservation, those rounds are better used elsewhere. However I think a shotgun firing buckshot Maybe some birdshot thrown in as filler one round every 3-5 seconds could work very well for suppressing fire since with buckshot it'd have a pretty high chance of substantially wounding someone, even at decent ranges. I think a .22lr with large magazines could be used similarly, but I don't think would have the same psychological effect nor have the same likelyhood of causing a wound like buckshot would. Anyway, what are y'alls thoughts on the subject?

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Artillery thread

A thread where we can went our pent up thoughts about the king/queen/god/aidoru (please underline your preference) of the battlefield.

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I have a (hypothetical) scenario for you /k/

Post the hypothetical WW3 or collapse of the world as we know it, the world has been thrown into neverending anarchy and majority of land inhabbitable. But a "few" nat-socs/fascists have created a time machine to stop this from happening. They have many equipment from all over the world, people from all over the white and asian world. But they aren't as much diffrent in idealogy And also have some plans for nuclear weapons. Let's say their manpower is around 1 million. They of course want to help the Third reich to win the second WW2. Where and when, should they go? How would it work out for them? Pic semi-unrelated

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"Safe" Landmines

As we all know, landmines are a clusterfuck. Any retard with a garden trowel can plant one then forget about it a month later, yet the nasty little cunt will still gib his grandson 4 decades later. Problem is that they are so effective so armies do send every retard with a garden trowel to booby trap fields and now we have nightmares like Cambodia where the locals look like Gammatelier's wet dream. So my question is this: Why don't we have "perishable" landmines? Some sort of killswitch that either detonates or deactivates the charge after a set amount of time. Let's say 5 years. The switch could be based on an internal timer such as a digital clock, a radioisotope, a slow chemical reaction or even a physical process like a wind-up clock. Alternatively, it could be based on corrosion, such as by having an exposed rod of iron or a length of rope that will eventually rust/rot through and disarm the bomb. The latter system, of course, would be much less reliable and would not work in dry environments but it would be much easier to produce.

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One-Time Time Travel

If you were offered the chance to 'time travel' back to any date in 1938, anywhere in the world, where/when would you go? What would you do? Would you even accept the offer? You would be spending the rest of your life in that era nya~

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Autistic ideas

The subject says it all, so I shall start it with this one: .338 Lapua Magnum with a rebated rim, and an advanced primer ignition machine gun to go with it. If you don't know what that means, then kikepedia can help you out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowback_%28firearms%29#Advanced_primer_ignition_%28API%29_blowback But the tl;dr is that it's a simple blowback mechanism that ignites the gunpowder while the cartridge is still travelling forward, and that means the bolt can be a lot lighter. Now, this machine gun would be meant for vehicles first and foremost, because there is already a small push for .338 machine guns anyway, but that one design seems to be way too complex for vehicle use, especially if you put next to it a blowback machine gun. And in theory you could refit any weapon chambered for .338 LM to fire this new cartridge simply by modifying or replacing the bolt and otherwise leaving alone the weapon.

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Drone threa(t/d)

What are your thoughts about drones/UAVs in general, anon? They're becoming increasingly common nowadays, terrorists have even used Quadrocopter drones to remotely bomb targets. What could a potential insurgent/resistance fighter use them for? Do you have ideas on how to utilize them, as weapons, reconnaissance or delivery vehicles? Or something else entirely? I'm genuinely interested in knowing what an inventive fighter could use these for >Inb4 datamining thread

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Will the ammo scare get as bad as it did in 2013?

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R&D, New Adoption, Procurements Thread I

NEW SHIT HOT SHIT Thread to discuss new research projects, developments, adoptions, and procurements of /k/ related material. JAPAN: "Type 20" Rifle unveiled = Improved Drainage, Pistol Renewed May 18th http://archive.is/3oiGh https://trafficnews.jp/post/96397 Translated by anon >The Ground Self Defense Forces unveiled newly adopted Type 20 5.56mm rifle and 9mm Pistol SFP 9 to the press on the 18th. The new rifle has been outfitted with use in remote island defence operations in mind, with improvements in drainage and corrosion resistance, in addition to a new stock with adjustable cheek riser and stock extension. The new rifle is to be adopted by infantry regiments of the various army groups and the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade. >The current rifle (Type 89) was introduced in 1989, and pistol (P220) in 1982, both being renewed for the first time in 31 and 38 years respectively. The Ministry of Defence plans to acquire 3283 new Type 20 rifles and 323 SFP9 pistols within the year. >The new rifle is made by Howa Industries (Aichi Pref. Kiyosu City). It is capable of firing 30 rounds continuously [sic], and maintains the famous "ア・タ・レ (translates to HIT)" selector markings (安全・アンゼン=Safe)・タ(単発・タンパツ=Single Shot)・レ(連射・レンシャ=Automatic Fire)". The rifle has a grip on the forend improving manipulation [sic]. The new pistol is made by Heckler and Koch of Germany and carries 15 rounds. The grip is far more ergonomic and it is capable of single handed magazine extraction. With sexy andguards with MLOK slots, cringepods, and journalists who know so little about firearms and picatinny rails, you can all marvel how the Japanese rearmament continues cheerfully.

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Weapon prototypes

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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/irg/ Intermediate Rifle General

Intermediate Rifle General First edition >thread #1 >post about intermediate rifles >30calfags fuck off, this is a reasonable general for discussion of reasonable rifles that shoot reasonable boolits >7.62x39fags are ok though

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Asian military history

A thread where we can discuss anything from horse archery to why the two Koreas should be reunified as part of the Great Japanese Empire.

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WW2 General

epic WW2 bread

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/100rads/ - Offtopic /k/anteen: New Beginnings

Welcome to /100rads/, this thread is a catch-all for general discussion that Strelok either doesn't believe needs its own thread, or isn't particularly relevant to the board topics at hand. If you want to trade, talk, get a mission, or find out the latest news, this is the place to go. If your posts in an existing thread are starting to seriously derail the main subject, you may be asked to move your discussion here. Rule 1 is enforced more stringently here, but all other board rules are considered relaxed. Staff reserves the right to refuse service for any reason. There should only ever be two /100rads/ thread inside the catalog at any one time- the current acting thread, and the previously locked thread if applicable.

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The Return of Gookening / Pajeetening

2 for 1 Asian Special Fuck it I'm just going to clone the old OP. Korea: >June 13th: Kim Yo Jong Severs Relations with South Korea https://web.archive.org/web/20200613152332/https://twitter.com/xhnews/status/1271824285703651328 >June 15th: North Korea Threatens to Advance Into DMZ https://archive.is/ycpZY >June 16th: >North Korea Demolishes the Inter-Korean Liaison Office https://archive.is/5xu42 >North Korea Declares Intention to Re-Militarize Kaesong and Mt. Kumgang https://web.archive.org/web/20200617032412/https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200617000200325 >Kim Yo Jong Lambastes South Korean President Moon for Pretending to be a "Cool Guy" https://archive.is/nyzoJ >South Korea Prepared to Retaliate Against Military Incursion https://web.archive.org/web/20200617032543/https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200617003800325 https://archive.is/8Y4H7 India: >June 16th: Indian and Chinese forces engage in hand-to-hand combat on a mountain ridge in the Himalayan Galwan Valley. 3 pajeets dead on the scene, 17 die later from injuries. Indian media claims 43 Chinese casualties. Chinks claim it was an Pajeet provocation while Pajeets claim they were attempting to de-escalate and came under attack. >New Delhi: Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in a "violent face-off" with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh, the army said on Tuesday, in the most serious escalation between the two countries along the border in five decades. News agency ANI claimed that sources had confirmed 43 Chinese soldiers have been killed or seriously injured because of intercepts, though the army's statement did not refer to this. A statement on Tuesday confirmed the death of a Colonel and two jawans and spoke of "casualties on both sides". India blamed the clashes on "an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there", rebutting China's claims that Indian soldiers crossed the border. https://archive.is/Lei0Y >PLA Death Squads Hunted Down Indian Troops in Galwan in Savage Execution Spree, says report >Furious hand-to-hand fighting raged across the Galwan river valley for over eight hours on Monday night, as People’s Liberation Army assault teams armed with iron rods as well as batons wrapped in barbed wire hunted down and slaughtered troops of the 16 Bihar Regiment, News18 cited a senior government official familiar with the debriefing of survivors at hospitals in Leh as saying. >The savage combat, with few parallels in the history of modern armies, is confirmed to have claimed the lives of at least 23 Indian soldiers, including 16 Bihar’s commanding officer, Colonel Santosh Babu, many because of protracted exposure to sub-zero temperatures the Indian Army said late on Tuesday, the report added. >“Even unarmed men who fled into the hillsides were hunted down and killed,” the report quoted an officer as saying. “The dead include men who jumped into the Galwan river in a desperate effort to escape,” it added. >Government sources say at least another two dozen soldiers are battling life-threatening injuries, and over 110 have needed treatment, the News18 report said. “The toll will likely go up,” the report quoted a military officer with knowledge of the issue as saying. https://archive.is/dcT9e >Chinese State Media: China is well prepared for and holds the advantage in a potential larger military conflict with India, which should not take China’s restraint as a sign of weakness. Both sides should maintain restraint as military clashes don’t fit each other’s interests. https://archive.is/26MzK >Editor of Chinese State Newspaper: This is definitely not Chinese people like me want to hear. Lives of Chinese and Indian soldiers are all precious. Indian political force that pushes those young soldiers to deadly physical clashes is responsible for their death. India must stop taking risks at border. https://archive.is/h0LNO >PLA Rocket Force Official "If we had to go to battle tomorrow, We are Ready !" https://archive.is/UsLpQ

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Missile Defense

Okay, so riddle me this. How can you hit something moving at so many times the speed of sound from hundreds of miles away when we still measure the CEP of the most advanced weapons in meters? How are you killing a group of reentry vehicles with pellets when they've been designed to withstand reentry heat? What's going to stop any missile from just dumping hundreds of pounds worth of chaff into its trajectory to make its signature prohibitively large? How can you deal with an EMP being detonated as the warheads descend? With so many possible penaids, how can you possibly be hitting when it seems like it would be a challenge just to hit a single inert, alone, and unprotected target in the first place? I know some of these questions are easier than others, but I'm just having doubts as to how this could defend against even a limited attack.

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3D-Printed Funs

Pic unrelated I Found these randomly in a deterencedispensed.com comments section. a /pol/ user has been posting files to a glock reciever too. Don't know how safe the links are. http://www.mediafire.com/file/2742dv81ukb0i8h/FOSSCAD_MEGA_PACK_v4.8_%2528Ishikaw https://ctrlpew.com/fgc9-file-drop-2/ After what I've seen every now and then in /pol/, I'm surprised that there has been little to no discussion on 3D printed firearms. Things about 3D-printed Firearms in general >Most are designed and tested extensively by gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts alike. >This is most accessible to people who own a 3D printer for printing in general. >The main appeal to doing this is being able to make your own firearms without needing to do anything "official", and the hobbyist-engineer aspects of it. >Them being "ghost guns" is completely a load of media fearmongering. Caveats to 3D-Printing Firearms >The requirements to build one and keep it structurally sound are quite strict, readmes and instructions are important. some recievers you'll need to print them on an angle, with support material to match. >most jewtube vids on 3D-printed funs say that the cost to build one isn't much different than buying parts and assembling a firearm on your own. I'm not sure if that's because of parts cost, or if most 3d-printing firearms Youtubers count the printer as part of the cost of building the weapon itself. >Most design their materials around PLA, but you're best looking for specifically impact-resistant PLA. >Professionally-gunsmithed firearms are typically (touted as) safer than those with 3D-printed materials. >The liberator is at best, a proof of concept, and at worst, a way to get your fingers blown off. It really is a shit gun.

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Mêlée

A thread dedicated to close encounters of the bloody kind.

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The Club Penguin Fanon Wiki's military autism

How the fuck is this /k/? I'll get to that. It's time to get something off my chest and I don't know where else to post this. As a kid, I was part of something called the Club Penguin Fanon Wiki. It started off as a bunch of kids writing about their OCs, as you'd expect, but that quickly grew boring, so the kids began making their own penguin countries? And what happens when that gets boring? What happens when the users don't get along? Simple: your imaginary penguin countries go to war. There are several hundred articles about Club Penguin wars, Club Penguin soldiers, Club Penguin weapons, and so on. Some went into incredibly autistic detail about this stuff, a bunch included photos of real life military equipment or penguins photoshopped with guns. Some people got into retelling real life conflicts with their made-up countries: I particularly remember checking the website several years ago for a laugh and finding some turboautist had retold the Yugoslavian Wars at great length. Yes, there was a penguin Adolf Hitler. Someone made up the High Penguins as a parody of Tolkien's elves, but fucked them up so badly everyone thought they were supposed to be Jews, so they made up a penguin Hitler named Whoot Smackler Whoot (a descendent of Penghis Khan) to genocide them. In-universe he survived WW2 and lived to a ripe old age in a retirement home, where he was beloved by all. This isn't even getting into stuff like deletion nukes, the site's editors existing in-universe as a sort of constantly bickering pantheon, or just how little separation there was between user interactions and the setting itself. The entire thing was batshit and I still can't believe it existed or that I was a part of this. Looking back, the autism put into this stuff was really impressive for something made by a bunch of kids and I figured you guys might get a kick out of it.

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Third-world armies

What should be the strategy for militaries that don't have big budgets to spend?

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Hey commandos, Come on by and hang out with your buddy, spee for superb owl sunday! Enjoy beer, snacks, women, and shitposting on a comfy sunday! food drink and women not provided hope to see you there!

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Chuck Yeager has died.

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/k/ /icup/ backup thread

Hey /k/ommandos, this thread is open just as a reminder that we have another one at >>>/icup/56 discussing our export. I recall there being a couple of lads who suggested stuff but I sadly lost their contribution to the spammer.

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Gun purchases. Panic buying new fags. And other shit.

Alright faggots. 2020 so far has been fun and it created a ton of new fags for the gun community. Now this board is likely not the first, second, or third place a new fag will come for gun advice. So this is not that thread. So have any of you: Bought a gun sometime this year? Bought a piece of gear like an optic or maybe even armor? Helped someone buy a gun? Teach someone how to not anhero? Or did you laugh and call someone a faggot for not buying earlier? Did a family member or friend or coworker become a total retard the second they got their first gun? either turning into an internet tough guy or saying I'm a 2A person now """"""BUT"""""" Were you planning to buy something but just said fuck it due to the lines and/or couldn't because of stripped bare shelves? Do any of you happen to work in a gun store and did you get fun phone calls from people in shitholes asking to buy a fun and have it delivered to their doors? Do you live and work in a shithole and have the fun of explaining the hoops they have to jump through? Did you explain the hoops and obstacles with a shit eating grin on your face? I've been trying to get two friends to get a gun for a while now and neither have made the effort to even get a wood stick for defense even though one said he wanted a fun for possible shtf reasons way before gook aids was a thing. Some people can't get motivated by seeing hordes of retards talk about spreading the fun I guess. I've helped two boomer age pencil pushers by taking them to the range and letting them fire an okay amount I think of self defense oriented guns (AR, shotguns, DA\SA and striker fired handguns, a revolver also) and got paid for it too. They had a bit of a reaction upon seeing the AR A3/A4 20 inch style but after handling the shotguns and handguns they warmed up real quick to it. Lines had been forming outside of gun shops when this all kicked off, sometimes wrapping around the block while the rain was pouring. I figured I would wait for the panic buying to calm down and thought I'd be safe since the gun I've been wanting was either a Ruger sp101 or a Smith and Wesson J-frame thinking plastic blasters and shotguns would be the only things that would be hard to restock. But then a wonderful culture spreader got subtracted from the diversity interaction statistics, and for now I won't be able to larp as a 30s detective or CC in a plastic dog shit bag in hand while blasting a home made pharmaceuticals enthusiast if it ever comes to it.

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America/Europe 2 for 1 Special

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Do you carry when you swim? What precautions do you take to prevent your weapon and ammunition from getting corroded? Do you use a special type of weapon and/or ammunition that is more water resistant? If you don't carry when you swim, how does it feel to be cucked and defenseless when you're swimming?

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Medieval and premedieval equipment and tactics

A thread dedicated to medieval and premedieval equipment and tactics. I don't know what to say

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Camo and other clothing

Camo, jackets, hats, paint, shoes, and etc. go in this thread. The rule of thumb for camo is that if you don't know what to get, you want a general camo, your options are limited, or you're on a budget just get flecktarn. ATACS and SS-Leto are god-tier for lush environments, and alpenflage, strichtarn, and multicam are good for drier areas. M05 Winter for Winter.

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So, what kind of Military Rank System and/or names you prefer? Germanic Under-Officers? Classic Sergeants? United Major First Staff Sergeants? Because myself would prefer them simple, something akin to Royal Army of UK. I also wonder which rank insignia look good. I even made some certain fictional insignias myself out of boredom, although I cannot show them, except 2nd pic related though it's modification than creation. I also wonder which rank insignia would fit staff administrators.

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/ak/ thread

Are you watching STALKER with lesbians (Urasekai Picnic) this season anon?

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Royal Navy to be Deployed to the English Channel in Event of Brexit

UK navy on standby to protect fishing in case of no-deal Brexit There are concerns about possible skirmishes between the UK and foreign fishing vessels if no trade deal is reached. >Four Royal Navy patrol ships will be ready on January 1 to help protect the United Kingdom’s fishing waters in the event the Brexit transition period ends without a deal on future ties with the European Union, the Ministry of Defence said. >There are concerns about possible skirmishes between the UK and foreign fishing vessels if no trade deal is reached, with existing transitional rules that give EU boats access to British waters set to expire at the end of the year. >“The MOD has conducted extensive planning and preparation to ensure that Defence is ready for a range of scenarios at the end of the Transition Period,” an MOD spokesman said. >The 80-metre-long navy vessels will have the power to stop, check and impound all EU fishing boats operating within the UK’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which can extend 200 nautical miles (370km) from shore. >The Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that two vessels will be deployed at sea with two on standby in case EU fishing boats enter the EEZ. >The River-class patrol vessels of the Fishery Protection Squadron – the Royal Navy’s oldest front-line squadron with a history dating back more than 500 years – already enforce UK and EU fisheries law. https://web.archive.org/web/20201212174953/https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/12/uk-navy-on-standby-to-protect-fishing-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit

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France approves bionic augmented soldiers

>The French armed forces now have permission to develop "augmented soldiers" following a report from a military ethics committee. >The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prosthetics and implants that improve "physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities," and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers. >Other possible interventions considered by the armed forces ethics committee include medical treatments to prevent pain, stress and fatigue, and substances that would improve mental resilience if a soldier were taken prisoner. >It has forbidden any modification that would affect a soldier's ability to manage the use of force or affect their sense of "humanity." Further examples of banned modifications include cognitive implants that would affect the exercise of a soldier's free will, or changes that would affect their reintegration into civilian life. >The release of the report follows an opinion column from John Ratcliffe, US Director of National Intelligence, in the Wall Street Journal, in which he raised concerns about China's threat to the US and world democracy, as well as its plans for military technology. "U.S. intelligence shows that China has even conducted human testing on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities," Ratcliffe wrote. "There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing's pursuit of power." https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/09/europe/french-army-soldiers-technology-ethics-scli-intl-scn/index.html https://archive.md/ONjDD

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/ant/arctic Warfare Thread

A thread about Antarctica. While the snowy continent will likely remain a barren rock/ice for most of our lifetimes unless another world war breaks out, as it stands most of the countries who originally signed the peace treaties related to the continent will not do so when those expire in 2048 since it's become clear the continent is rich in oil, natural gas, and various rare metals. What do you think the conflicts will be like at that time, /k/? Will it be like Middle Eastern oilfields where rebel forces take pot shots at fully armored land rigs shooting back? Will we see snowmobile units or a return of hovercraft to remain off of the thin ice sheets if global warming continues on its current path? Most animals use special antifreeze proteins that trap ice particles to survive in arctic waters. Will scientists figure out a way to design something similar for scuba suits for underwater combat? Will we see a return of Finns taking lethal amounts of pervitin? A general thread for discussing the icy wasteland and how warfare might be waged on its surface in the name of resources to make the host countries rich.

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/100rads/ - The Offtopic /k/anteen

If you want to talk about things only tangentially related to firearms, then welcome to 100 Rads. If you want to trade, talk, get a mission or find out the latest news, this is the place to go. If your posts in an existing thread are starting to seriously derail the main subject, they might be moved here.

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Board Description Lottery

I'm thinking of hosting a board description lottery for fun. The thing that currently says "A Magical Place" Strelok will be able to enter in submissions weekly and we'll do a weekly drawing via random number generation just as a community event. We could even do it Attention-Hungry Games style for shits and giggles if everyone wanted to. Would everyone be up for something like that? Lottery or Attention-Hungry Games simulator. Rules if we do it: >Submitted description must not be an advertisement for another board >Submitted description must follow the board rules

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Was the Liberator/Deer Gun a bad idea?

Was the idea of a minimum cost pistol to arm a whole population a good idea in the first place? Was the design sound or would a derringer type design have been much better for much the same cost?

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Medical knowledge thread: rural edition

Anons, i need your advice. Today, one of my chicken was attacked, and heavily wounded, by some bird, i didn't recognize what kind. I took it in, cleaned the wound, put on some cream and bandages, now it's hopefully recovering. still, it made me think, about what could happen in a more serious scenario. What if it was one of my family members, or a friend or ally? what would i do? i need more knowledge on medical procedures, some kind of feldsher handbooks, everything you could provide on how to treat medium or heavy wounds in a rural environment, without the help of a doctor.

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US Navy Ship on Fire for Two Days Straight

1,000-degree blaze continues to rage aboard Navy ship in San Diego The fire has brought down the USS Bonhomme Richard's forward mast. More than 400 sailors are working to put out the massive fire that continues to rage aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego and Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn.nThe fire has brought down the amphibious assault ship's forward mast and caused other damage to the ship's superstructure that rises above its flight deck. "There is a tremendous amount of heat underneath and that's where it's -- it's flashing up -- also forward, closer to the bow again there's a heat source and we're trying to get to that as well," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 said at a news conference Monday in San Diego. Sobeck said that the temperatures in the fire's heat sources are reaching as high as 1,000 degrees. With temperatures that high, the sailors are rotating in on 15-minute firefighting shifts. Asked if he believes the ship could be saved, Sobeck said, "I feel absolutely hopeful because we have sailors giving it their all." He also expressed confidence that the fire will not get close to the ship's supply of one million gallons of fuel, which lies two decks below the blaze. The fire continues to cause damage to the the ship's superstructure, which rises above its flight deck and has brought down one of the two masts that tower above. Sobeck acknowledged that the ship's Halon fire suppression system -- which could have put out the initial fire -- was not activated because it was also receiving maintenance. "We again augment that with firefighting elements from the pier and the shipyard," said Sobeck. Teams of sailors were pouring water onto the ship from the pier and from tugboats along its side. Navy helicopters have also dropped 415 buckets of water on the ship to contain the fire, much as they have done in the past to help put out wildfires. There were 57 sailors injured after the fire started aboard the ship on Sunday, most have been treated for exhaustion and smoke inhalation. A U.S. official told ABC News that the last five individuals who remained hospitalized have been released from the hospital. https://web.archive.org/web/20200714005830/https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fire-continues-rage-aboard-navy-ship-san-diego/story?id=71757147

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Rhodesia Thread

November 11, the birth of one of the greatest nations to ever grace this planet. Imagine if they were still around today, we'd have a safe place to run to when the world collapses.

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META BREAD 2

This is where you go to complain. In my brief usage of IRC and seeing its effects, the concept of secret administrative communication has left a bad taste in my mouth. Moving forward, any e-mails exchanged between myself and my moderators will be posted here in full for your viewing pleasure. /k/ does not have an IRC, discord, TikTok, exhentai, or Everquest account.

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Cold War projects

A thread to discuss everything from nuclear tanks to nuclear spacecraft, and many more things.

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Major developments being ignored

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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Ammo you wish existed

I just wanna buy some Gun-Nut brand ammo frens.

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Radio and Communication Thread.

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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WAR IN THE CAUCUS REGION

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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Gun Ranges

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?

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https://archive.vn/Suc9M Gun grabber Wayne LaPierre is about to get his ass fucked by the IRS.

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Massive Explosion in Beirut

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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NRA is going down

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.