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Posted: 6/18/2003 12:46:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 8:37:17 AM EDT by Lumpy196]
[url]http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=7863[/url] [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030524-N-4441P-091.jpg[/img] [b]030524-N-4441P-091 Central Command Area of Operation (May 24, 2003) -- Sea Air Land (SEAL) team members embark from a SH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter onto Joint Venture, High Speed Vessel Experimental One (HSV X1), during a Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) training evolution in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael J. Pusnik, Jr.[/b] Look Wes, an LMT rear sight! [:D] [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030524-N-4441P-089.jpg[/img] [img]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354429[/img] [b]U.S. soldiers get ready to storm a house in Baghdad during a raid, Tuesday, June 17, 2003.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano[/b] The infamous carry handle mounted on the RAS as an eventual back up sight. [img]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354440[/img] [b]US Army Capt. William Summer trains his rifle at a stable at the Iraqi Equestrian Centre in Baghdad, Iraq to take back ousted Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein's pure bred Arabian horses in an operation dubbed "Arabain Ali Baba" on Tuesday, June 17, 2003. Prior to the war, Saddam had 70 of the rare bred Arabian horses and found only 16 Tuesday. (AP Photo/Micah Garen) [/b] That HAS to be a captured FAL.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:57:00 AM EDT
Nothing quite like seeing a (used to be)black-rifle that's well used, dings and all. Thanks for the pics.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:11:10 AM EDT
I dig the skull & crossed swords patch.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:09:38 AM EDT
They need to buy better armor. Those "plate pocket" LBVs seem like an invitation to take nasty, avoidable and potentially fatal dings.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:23:43 AM EDT
those're some pretty cool pics! thanks for posting 'em!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:06:56 AM EDT
I like the tennis shoes. Are those issue?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:13:14 AM EDT
Whats he doing with a FAL?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:17:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 4:18:07 AM EDT by u-baddog]
[img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030524-N-4441P-091.jpg[/img] What the deal with the 5 min air tank on their backs ?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:22:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:25:38 AM EDT
During GW1 I was always looking for a FAL to replace my M16. Jumped and carried a FAL in the desert during one training exercise. De Oppresso Liber
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:28:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m193: Whats he doing with a FAL?
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Being ready to kill at long ranges with a single shot I would say!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:29:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: I dig the skull & crossed swords patch.
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Roger that. Very cool...
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:16:36 AM EDT
That guy's mustache is WAY out of reg!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:18:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scottman: That guy's mustache is WAY out of reg!
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[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:25:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 5:26:20 AM EDT by marvl]
So what's the deal here? Did he just tell the horse to drop its AK? [:D] [img]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354440[/img] And YOU thought bayonets were obsolete [img]http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2003/WORLD/meast/06/18/sprj.irq.main/top.wednesday.faceoff2.ap.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:27:33 AM EDT
Is it just me or does that dude behind the non-miltary mustache and shoes look like [b]Citabria7GCBC[/b] in shades. And what's the soldier w/ the FAL expecting, that the horse is gonna pull a gun? Mike (okay maybe someones, hiding in the stall, but sure looks like he's aimin at Mr. Ed, peta's never around when ya need 'em)
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:32:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: So what's the deal here? Did he just tell the horse to drop its AK? [:D] [url]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354440[/url] And YOU thought bayonets were obsolete [url]http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2003/WORLD/meast/06/18/sprj.irq.main/top.wednesday.faceoff2.ap.jpg[/url]
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1- Supplemental Rations, yummy!!! 2- The people that claim bayonets are obsolete are the same type of person that back in the 50's and 60's were claiming that guns on fighter aircraft were obsolete.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:44:01 AM EDT
Good pics!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:52:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: So what's the deal here? Did he just tell the horse to drop its AK? [:D] [url]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354440[/url]
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that looks funny but also looks like good cover to me. i would be sure to clear that horse stall before moving on. there could be a guy squatting down behind several layers of brick just waiting for a chance to spray or lob a grenade over the wall. of cource i don't want to be in the horse stall when that animal spooks.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:53:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By Scottman: That guy's mustache is WAY out of reg!
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[rolleyes]
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[lol] Joke raven...joke.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:57:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scottman:
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By Scottman: That guy's mustache is WAY out of reg!
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[rolleyes]
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[lol] Joke raven...joke.
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Thank god. Some people here were ragging on the Green Berets in Afghanistan who grew beards for not looking STRAC. Kind of shook my head at that. "Hey! You enter a stone age country in a state of war, behind enemy lines, risking your life to kill the fuckers who pulled 9/11, you better be clean-shaven, mister! You are disgracing the US Army by your appearance!" Some people actually said words to that effect.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:00:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:55:29 AM EDT
A least someone has a REAL rifle over there.
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Oh, I dunno... A lot of people may not think the M16/M4 is a "real" rifle, but an awful lot of the Iraqis that stepped in front of one are REAL dead. [:P]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:04:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:07:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 7:07:56 AM EDT by captainpooby]
I dont know who made those shoes but check these out. [img]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/si_assault_boot/black.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.oakley.com/ostore/footwear/si_assault_boot/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:15:47 AM EDT
Look Wes, an LMT rear sight!
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Is that an Aimpoint in front of the LMT?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:35:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Feedingcannibal:
Look Wes, an LMT rear sight!
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Is that an Aimpoint in front of the LMT?
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Yep.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:48:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: I dont know who made those shoes but check these out. [url]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/si_assault_boot/black.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.oakley.com/ostore/footwear/si_assault_boot/[/url]
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they look like they will get full of sand. did anyone notice the patches on the uniforms? it looks like they are putting any patch anywhere.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:52:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 455SD: I like the tennis shoes. Are those issue?
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Merrel Ventilator Chameleon High's. My favorite hiking boot. They've got plenty of support for most hiking, sticky vibram soles, and you can feel the breeze blowing through them cooling your tootsies. Great boots, about 100 bucks or so retail. They also make a low version that's below the ankle. Definitely not issue, but they are a nice boot.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:33:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Originally Posted By Feedingcannibal:
Look Wes, an LMT rear sight!
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Is that an Aimpoint in front of the LMT?
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Yep.
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In what appears to be a PRI mount: [img]http://www.muzzelite.com/images/products/aimpoint.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:45:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:56:48 AM EDT by A_Free_Man]
The 5 minute tank is more likely an "escape unit" similar to the industrial units for allowing a person to leave a contaminated area... such as poison gas, or other chemicals. It is a type of air-fed respirator, a smaller version of the SCBA's used by firemen. For guys who think they are tough, try being a fireman!!!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:51:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: I dig the skull & crossed swords patch.
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Raider Nation! Backcountry
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:58:01 AM EDT
What's the deal with all the soldiers holding their weapons with their off-hand wrapped around the mag well?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:03:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 00_buckshot: What's the deal with all the soldiers holding their weapons with their off-hand wrapped around the mag well?
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Almost as good as a verticle foregrip. Allows you to pull the weapon in tighter for more control in rapid close range fire.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:19:58 AM EDT
What does the guy with the FAL have on his hip? It looks like a leather holster, but it doesn't look much like a M-9 or 1911. Think maybe he picked up a Markarov and holster as well as the rifle?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:01:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 11:05:16 AM EDT by monkeyman]
Maybe the guy with the FAL is British or he swapped with the Brits or is working with a Brit unit. I know they don't carry them as standard anymore but I've also seen some bolt actions and M14s in the hands of US soldiers. As far as the patches go. If you look at the two guys kneeling, they both have velcro on each sleeve at the shoulder. The one has a flag patch on his the other doesn't. It looks like they just stick them on as needed.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:01:54 PM EDT
I like my chicken wings with ranch, thank you.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:07:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 00_buckshot: What's the deal with all the soldiers holding their weapons with their off-hand wrapped around the mag well?
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Better than using a vertical foregrip. Think of the rifle as a big pistol and grip it accordingly. You need gloves to do this, that delta ring gets hot!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:14:07 PM EDT
Cool pics, thanks for posting them.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:49:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: I dig the skull & crossed swords patch.
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You ever wonder why our Military symbols are those of outlaws, demons, and Death?? kinda seems like a statement to me.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:55:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:00:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By monkeyman: Maybe the guy with the FAL is British or he swapped with the Brits or is working with a Brit unit. I know they don't carry them as standard anymore but I've also seen some bolt actions and M14s in the hands of US soldiers. As far as the patches go. If you look at the two guys kneeling, they both have velcro on each sleeve at the shoulder. The one has a flag patch on his the other doesn't. It looks like they just stick them on as needed.
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I DO know for a fact, that DSA has shipped some SA-58's out for the military....
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:04:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:05:51 PM EDT
Looks like a PARA FAL to me. Check out the rear sight.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:47:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By u-baddog: [url]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030524-N-4441P-091.jpg[/url] What the deal with the 5 min air tank on their backs ?
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The 3rd guy. the one in the background looks like me! LOL
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:54:34 PM EDT
I guess if the SEALS are using the 11" barrels some of your past arguments maybe were bunk about not getting one?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:12:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U: I guess if the SEALS are using the 11" barrels some of your past arguments maybe were bunk about not getting one?
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Ric, they are using them for CQB during a "visit board search and seizure" (VBSS). The confines of ships are extremely tight, lot's of piping and electrical cable, etc. MP5s and commando style barrels are the norm. Outside of CQB operations the 11.5 is impractical. You plan on running around a ship punching holes in paper?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:14:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stryker_11A: You plan on running around a ship punching holes in paper?
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Yup, Im tired of that fucking spaceshiping taking mne away 2-3 times a week and probing my ass! Im gonna kick their little grey ass's next time! Nah, but I do want one for CQB. Like to have in my house and my carry weapon in my car.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:40:52 PM EDT
A 9mm w/ 11.5", collapsable stock, and eotech would be a rather nice home defense weapon.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:55:53 PM EDT
[img]http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/03312000/news.lycos.com/news/ot_getImage.asp?op=img&id=354440[/img] [b]Why is he pointing a gun at Sarah Jessica Parker?[/b]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:01:05 PM EDT
M4-aiming-at-you wrote: "Nah, but I do want one for CQB. Like to have in my house and my carry weapon in my car". DITTO!!!!!!!!I'm with ya! No less fun than laying on the ground sniping holes in paper at 300 yrds. IMHO
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