The Armed Forces Image Thread - Page 7 - Politics Forum.org | PoFo

Wandering the information superhighway, he came upon the last refuge of civilization, PoFo, the only forum on the internet ...

Military vehicles, aircraft, ships, guns and other military equipment. Plus any general military discussions that don't belong elsewhere on the board.

Moderator: PoFo The Lounge Mods

#14494980
I made a picture compilation of some odd and/or home made weapons the rebels in Syria have acquired/developed in the last three years on another forum, so pasting the English version here.


Slingshots and catapults for increasing the range of hand grenades/firecracker bomb wannabes

Image

Image


Propane tank mortars. I remember when this first appeared online around the time of the Damascus sarin attack, some users were posting images of this as definitive proof of rebels using chemical weapons

Image

Image


Epic suicide jihadmobile that epically failed at Aleppo prison, driven by a British national.

Image


Armored death trap with cameras instead of windows and a PlayStation remote controlled machine gun

Image

Image

Image


These two are currently to my knowledge the record holders of absurdly big guns turned into infantry weapons

Image

Image

Of course real men fire AA sniper rifles from the shoulder

Image


Remote controlled rifles, there are several examples, three of them

Image

Image

Image


The rifle on the last picture is a today-rare German WW2 STG-44 that sells upwards of 10,000$, then suddenly rebels find allegedly 5,000 units in a cache in Aleppo. I imagine they eventually ran into a bit of an ammo problem though.

Image

Image


Rocket pod pick up truck.

Image


How the Kurds in Kobane plan to defeat ISIS.

Image


Home made Strela-2 batteries.

Image

Image


Home made rocket vulgaris

Image

Image

Image


Home made hunting rifle grenade launcher with home made grenade.

Image

Image


Improvised hand grenades.

Image

Image

Image

And let's not forget...

Image



I wonder if most of this crap ever killed anyone. I'd pay money to see that armored PlayStation lulzmobile in combat. That straight armor just screams kill me now. Not to mention that a bumpy ride would probably disable those screens judging by how their electronics is installed on the inside.
#14496650
Good compilation of pictures, lot's of ingenuity I'm not sure on the effectiveness. Grenade launcher looks like a shotgun with barrel sawed off not a hunting rifle though.
#14496993
Shotgun is a hunting rifle technically. Well, unless you consider "rifle" to be strictly stuff with rifled barrel, in my language rifle (puška) is basically any long barreled small arm hence why I wrote so. May not be the most correct therm in English I imagine...
#14503259
I've been reading about the Mistral class in the last days and I'm just fascinated by it... How the hell can they flood like half of the carrier to berth ships inside?

No wonder the Russian are so hungry to put their hands on these things.

Some pictures...

Image

Image

Image

Image
#14513207
Only in the Balkans?

Image


Clarification:
This is right by Split airport in Croatia. The Mig is crossing the civilian road en route from the runway to the Podzemni objekt "Cetina" (Underground facility "Cetina", named after a river), which is an underground U shaped tunnel built during Yugoslavia for protection of fighter aircraft. It's basically a mini version of Underground facility "Klek", the main part of Željava Air Base (the ruins of which I have visited twice). Like Željava, this underground structure seems to be abandoned as well, even though there are still warning signs on the entrances of it being military property. The picture is probably taken no later than the early 2000's, judging by the cars. The facility is not in use since 2005.

Some related pictures I found:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

This estimate may be exaggerated
Image

Image



Definitely on my list, if it's really abandoned as it looks. I guess I'm kind of "lucky" that there's so much stuff like this left over from Yugoslavia in Croatia and other former socialist republics.

Edit: just checked some local forums, apparently even though it's not currently in use, guards make their rounds once per day and the Ministry of Defense put its nose into a planned reconstruction of the civilian road (they plan to make a roundabout crossing there) to make sure the reconstruction takes the tunnel access into account and makes aircraft crossing possible, looks like they still have some plans for it.
#14528728
Came in possession of this 20x110 Hispano round today. It's in pretty bad shape, from what limited info there is on the internet I'm halfway sure that this is a high explosive-incendiary round.
It's pretty old and the bullet is a bit loose and wobbly, but since they are electrically primed and the bullets supposedly spin-armed, I'm hoping it's safe enough Certainly didn't go off in the mishandled box full of other crap that it came from.

If anyone has additional info on this specific kind of 20mm round and its fusing I'd love to hear it.

Wonder if this is WW2 stuff or later, could the "44" refer to the year?

Image

Image

Image

Image
#14528871
Interest purchase, looks like your right rox the 44 appears to stand for the year of manufacture and the K4 is the name of the contractor which is mentioned to be the Kynoch Wartime Factory, Middlesex, UK (1942-1944).

http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/attachmen ... _Codes.jpg

http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/attachments/20mm__2_.jpg

Definately a HEI shell so careful with that!
#14529661
It's totally not a big deal like in pussy safety over-obsessed west/north Europe. I know shitloads of people who have a live 20/30mm AA round or two hanging around, and never any story of it blowing up or anything, unless people do something smart like throw it in a fire. Now hand grenades, mines and stuff like that which takes lots and lots less to go off, that shit is really scary and actually causes tragedies once in a while. Ironically the day I got this round a kid found a hand grenade elsewhere in the country, brought it home and it blew up, killing his mother, himself and wounding three siblings in what was one of the worst tragedies of this kind that I remember Police found more grenades on the playground where the kid found it, apparently there's a sociopath in town.

Typhoon wrote:Interest purchase, looks like your right rox the 44 appears to stand for the year of manufacture and the K4 is the name of the contractor which is mentioned to be the Kynoch Wartime Factory, Middlesex, UK (1942-1944).

http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/attachmen ... _Codes.jpg

http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/attachments/20mm__2_.jpg

Definately a HEI shell so careful with that!


Interesting stuff. Still interested in actually 100% confirming the priming/arming mechanism. In the odd chance that it's really possible for it to blow if dropped, I might get rid of it or put it in a safer place than my ammo shelf. It's not a very pretty example anyway.

By the way do you have any idea what this thing is? I didn't take this one with me but it sure tickles my interest. My first guess would be a rifle-grenade-something, maybe with a signal or target practice purpose?

Image
#14529906
The wider availability of weapons is a consequence of that, not the cause of it.
And even if there are significant but ever diminishing quantities of military-grade illegal infantry weapons of various kinds in private ownership, we still have only a very slightly higher murder rate than western countries.
#14529915
It's fired out of this, Roxunreal.
Image

Really, though, they tend to come in a great many sizes. I'd get rid of it.

The 20mm round looks safe enough. There doesn't appear to be any deformations, corrosion, etc.
#14529920
Image

Image

Image

Image

[youtube]uL0kh2NHdYU[/youtube]

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Thousands of men and women gathered on Lenin square in east Ukraine's main rebel-held city Donetsk on Monday to celebrate a Soviet-era holiday and pay hommage to their fallen fighters. Military music blasted out as a cossack dressed in black and a leather-clad rocker carried an icon of the Virgin Mary with Jesus onto a stage to mark Russia's "Defender of the Fatherland Day", originally a celebration of the mighty Soviet Red Army.
http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-rebels-ma ... 03636.html
#14530038
^Can't say I ever noticed an RPG-7 with a bipod before.

Godstud wrote:It's fired out of this, Roxunreal.
Image

Really, though, they tend to come in a great many sizes. I'd get rid of it.

The 20mm round looks safe enough. There doesn't appear to be any deformations, corrosion, etc.


I saw that yesterday when googled small rifle grenade

As I said I didn't take that thing, I just held it in my hand.
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Is it wrong to hate Europeans?

I've seen your name in online media comments. Te[…]

The hong Kong separatism/revolt situation doesn't […]

perfection would be the lack of contradiction No[…]

June 19, Wednesday Francis H. Pierpoint is name[…]