Very nicely laid out preparedness/match load out.
German Bundeswehr soldier. photo sourced from public domain
The FN SCAR PDW.
Compact weapon that packs a bigger punch than a pistol, especially in close quarters situations. The standard response for gun makers: make something that uses a pistol caliber due to the low recoil and the compact design. But that recipe results in a relatively underpowered weapon that requires proprietary magazines. FN went another way: The FN SCAR PDW.
Red v. Blue - PLA mechanized infantry conduct force on force training in Xinjiang Province. (Blue Team is the OPFOR
this shit cracks me the fuck up. their optics are like a foot over the barrel.
Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 2011
(The first image is just outside of FOB Fenty, also known as Jalalabad Airbase. It’s an ANA post to control the movement of anti-coalition forces on the highway. Not sure they did much though.
The second image is us passing one of two route clearance packages from our unit. Those guys got fucked up a lot and I’m still friends with quite a few of them. SFC Jones got shot while on a mission and was the talk of the aid station when he was an ambulatory gunshot victim. The round hit just to the right of his rear SAPI, slid across his ribcage and into the front SAPI plate, where the round stopped.)
route clearance 5eva