Tag: iraq

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Curious case of Mad Bull Airsoft in Iraq

If you looked at this photograph and thought to yourself, “This looks like a 40x46mm Low Velocity grenade launcher, but it is unlike any launcher currently used by any Military/LE force”, then you’d be halfway to a solid conclusion. However if you are [Read More…]

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SKS Obrez

The pictures are a couple of years old (prior 2009), but interesting nonetheless. Apparently it is a picture from a seized weapons cache in Iraq, later in the war due to the ACU helmet cover on the kevlar laying on the floor. The gas tube is completely removed so [Read More…]

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Steyr HS 50 in Iran, Counterfeit?

Take a look at the two photo below. The first is the original Steyr HS .50 AM, and the second is the newer M1 version. This is a frame from the video I posted earlier this week showing Iranians using the Steyr HS 50. At first glance they look the same. Looking closely, [Read More…]

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240 Bravo

After delivering U.S. Soldiers and Iraq dignitaries to their final destinations, Crew Chief Sgt. Fred Oser, A. Company 2-25, Combat Aviation Brigade, attached to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dismounts the 240 Bravo Machine Guns from the UH-60 [Read More…]

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Iraqi Special Forces M4

This is the first photo I have seen showing an Iraqi solider with a M4 Carbine with all the goodies that go with it. A Soldier from Al Anbar’s 9th Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, storms an entryway during close-quarter combat training on April 4 in Al [Read More…]

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Destruction of AK-47 rifles

Captured AK-47s in Iraq are given a guillotine treatment that would surely put a smile on the Committee of Public Safety : A worker of the Iraqi Mine/Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance Organization dumps destroyed weapons in Baghdad January 13, 2009. More than 30,000 [Read More…]

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M72 LAW making a comeback

Defense Industry daily reports that the Marines have procured 7750 LAWs (M72A7) from Nammo Talley Defense for a total of $15.5 million (which works out to be $2000/unit). Nammo Talley Defense, Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $15.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 7,750 [Read More…]

New Lease on Life for M14

Military.com has an interesting article on the M14: The growing need to equip these new marksmen with accurized rifles prompted the Army to reconsider the role of the venerable M-14 rifle for the war on terror. Back in Desert Storm, armorers from the 10th Special Forces [Read More…]

How not to shoot a Humvee

An insurgent in Iraq attempts to destroy a Humvee with an RPG. This video is the insurgent equivalent of the famously stupid “Girl Shoots Herself in the face” video (youtube has taken it offline). Hat Tip: Charlie @ Ammo, Guns and War