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Posted: 3/21/2006 2:45:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:50:20 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

HI RES ARMY.MIL VERSION
U.S. soldiers take a break as they advance through a field during the Operation Swarmer, an assault operation with the combined U.S. and Iraqi forces targetting insurgents near the town of Samarra, about 100 km (60miles) north of Baghdad in this photo taken March 16, 2006 and released March 18, 2006. Delays in forming an Iraqi government are creating a dangerous power vacuum, Britain's defence minister said on Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi troops pressed ahead with a sweep for insurgents north of Baghdad. REUTERS/US Navy/Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood/Handout


Spc. Joshua Parda, 21, of Keene, N.H., assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor, patrols the streets of Mussayib, Iraq, on Sunday. James J. Lee / Army Times


U.S. soldiers inspect the site of a car bomb explosion, in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad,Iraq, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. A parked car with explosives detonated nearby the funeral ceremony of an Iraqi government official, Killing one and wounding four, police said. (AP Photo/ Mohammed Ibrahim)


Members of Marine Corps Special Police Training Team 17 (SPIT), which trains Iraqi police units, practice immediate action drills during a training exercise at Forward Operating Base Iskan, Iraq, on Monday. The drills help ensure that the unit has response plans in place for the most likely scenarios they may face on the streets of Iraqi towns. James J. Lee / Army Times


Capt. Lee Parker (left) gets assistance from Hospitalman 2nd Class Miguel Mata in during a training exercise at Forward Operating Base Iskan, Iraq, on Sunday. James J. Lee / Army Times


AFP/USMC-HO - Mon Mar 20, 4:03 AM ET A picture released by the US Marines shows Marines practicing a rapid-fire drill at the indoor range at Camp Smitty, Iraq. Iraq marks the third anniversary of the US-led invasion deadlocked over its next national government, plagued by rampant lawlessness and faced with the threat of civil war(AFP/USMC-HO/Mark Sixbey)


British soldiers secure an area during a patrol in the southern city of Basra. Iraq is gripped by "an intractable sectarian conflict" but not the intense, widespread and sustained fighting that amounts to civil war, the US-led coalition's deputy commander, General Sir Rob Fry said.(AFP/Essam Al Sudani)


A British soldier secures an area with his dog in the southern city of Basra. British Defence Secretary John Reid called on Iran and other countries in the region to "support rather than impede" Iraq's move towards democracy.(AFP/Essam al-Sudani)


A Japanese (L) and Australian soldier stand near a public works project in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa March 20, 2006. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Tokyo on Sunday, calling for the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Iraq three years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Around 600 noncombat Japanese troops have been engaged in reconstruction activities in Samawa since January 2004. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen


An Iraqi boy talks to a British soldier patroling in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 20, 2006. The Bush administration is sending a stay-the-course message on Iraq on the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, although a top military commander acknowledges the insurgency is more fierce than expected. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)


Iraqi soldiers hold their weapons along a road to provide security to motorists in Baghdad March 19, 2006. Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country's sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday. Three years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein, Iraq is in turmoil with a raging insurgency and a surge in sectarian bloodletting between Sunni Arabs and majority Shi'ite Muslims. REUTERS/Ali Jasim


Israeli soldiers take a position during an army operation to search for Palestinian militants in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Israeli soldiers take a position as they patrol outside a house during an army operation to search for Palestinian militants in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Israeli soldiers enter a house during an army operation to search for Palestinian militants in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Israeli soldiers take a position outside a house during an army operation to search for Palestinian militants in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


A Palestinian family watches as Israeli soldiers search their house during the second day of a military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus, March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


An Israeli soldier takes a position during a military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus, March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


A Palestinian family watches as an Israel soldier searches their house during the second day of a military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


An Israeli soldier aims his rifle during an operation into Baita village just south of Nablus. The Palestinian movement Hamas was given a stark reminder of the challenges awaiting it in power as gunmen attacked government ministries and its chief donor stood by threats to cut funding.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)


An Israeli soldier stands outside a Palestinian family's home as the army conducts searches during a military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus Monday March 20, 2006. The army spokesman said the army presence in the area has been increased following recent violence in the northern West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Israeli soldiers aim their rifles as others take position in a building during an army operation searching for militants in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus Monday March 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Israeli soldiers take a position in a Palestinian house during a military operation in the West Bank village of Beita near Nablus March 20, 2006. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


Israeli police escort a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian near Latrun, located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel , Tuesday March 21, 2006. After a dramatic high-speed chase on a major highway, Israeli forces stopped a van transporting a group of Palestinians who were carrying explosives meant for a bombing in the center of the country, police said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


A Palestinian security personnel guards Karni crossing after it was reopened by Israeli in Gaza March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem


Palestinian police officers, one injured, run and take cover during a gunbattle with Palestinian gunmen on the road leading to the Erez crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel near the village of Beit Hanoun Monday March 20, 2006. Three dozen gunmen blocking the road exchanged fire with policemen trying to remove them from the area. Two gunmen and a policeman were wounded in the incident. The firefight erupted along a road Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas needs to use to leave the Gaza Strip. Abbas was scheduled to leave Gaza on Monday morning and head to the West Bank city of Ramallah.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Palestinian police officers take cover during a gunbattle with Palestinian gunmen on the road leading to the Erez crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel near the village of Beit Hanoun Monday March 20, 2006. Palestinian policemen exchanged fire with three dozen gunmen affiliated with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party that, demanding jobs or payment after being recently admitted in the security forces, were blocking the road. Two gunmen and a policeman were wounded in the incident. The firefight erupted along a road Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas needed to use to leave the Gaza Strip Monday.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Afghan policemen gesture to motorists and pedestrians as they patrol the streets of Kabul. A suicide car bomber was killed when he rammed his vehicle into a coalition convoy in southern Afghanistan.(AFP/Shah Marai)


Nigerian African Union soldiers patrol near Habila Konare in Sudan's violent Darfur region March 19, 2006. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the Sudanese government on Sunday to back plans to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in its troubled western Darfur region. The African Union (AU), whose 7,000-strong peacekeeping force has proved too small and ill-equipped to quell the Darfur fighting, recently voted to extend its mission until Sept. 30 then support its replacement by a beefed-up U.N. force. REUTERS/Opheera McDoom


Soldiers from a Sri Lankan special army motorcycle unit stand alert at a checkpoint on a street of Colombo, amid fears of bomb attacks, in January 2006. Tamil Tiger rebels renewed allegations that Sri Lanka has failed to disarm paramilitary units, and raised fresh doubts over the status of peace talks planned in Switzerland next month.(AFP/File/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)


Members of Indonesian paramilitary police Mobile Brigade (BRIMOB) patrol a street in Abepura district near the provincial capital of Jayapura, Indonesia, Saturday, March 18, 2006. Tensions were calming down in the province Saturday following deadly protests over a U.S.-owned gold mine, New Orleans-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., that that left four security officers dead. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)



Philippine soldiers perform during a ceremony marking the 109th anniversary of the founding of the Philippine army in Manila, March 20, 2006. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco


Police guard a line of inmates from Prison No. 2 as they are evacuated during a fire at the prison in downtown Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. No injuries or escapes were reported during the fire, which began around dawn, and the facility's 900 prisoners were transferred to other prisons in the capital. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa R.)


Heavily armed police officers check a man for weapons as they await the arrival of annual horsback riding trip led by governors of Mexico's border states to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Sunday, March 19, 2006. The governors led hundreds of riders on horsback into the city Sunday, depite warnings of violence. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Villasenor)


Georgian soldiers take part in a military exercise organised by U.S. instructors in the military training centre 'Krtsanisi' outside Tbilisi March 20, 2006. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:51:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:56:00 PM EDT by yfs200]
Very nice as usual.

ETA: An Iraqi with his finger off the trigger?!?!?!

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:59:22 PM EDT
Good chit, Lumpy!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:02:50 PM EDT
Super good chit!

What kind of sight is on his AR?

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Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:03:42 PM EDT
Gee, those Palestinian police have great camo on.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:06:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ErinMT:
Super good chit!

What kind of sight is on his AR?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060321/i/r2557134399.jpg?




Israeli-made MARS. Red dot and IR laser combined.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:08:02 PM EDT
Good pics.

So is this where most of our M14's ended up ?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:08:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


Israeli-made MARS. Red dot and IR laser combined.



The MARS is OK except it sets the sight up way to high- offset is at least three inches. And if you hit the IR laser pad, the red dot turns off.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:18:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 3:42:22 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By ASU1911:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


Israeli-made MARS. Red dot and IR laser combined.



The MARS is OK except it sets the sight up way to high- offset is at least three inches. And if you hit the IR laser pad, the red dot turns off.




..and most people will never have access to one

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:29:04 PM EDT
Somehow, I can figure out what the British Army dog is thinking...

"Ever seen so many bloody WOGs in your life, mate? Fookin daft, the lot of them."
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:34:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By ASU1911:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


Israeli-made MARS. Red dot and IR laser combined.



The MARS is OK except it sets the sight up way to high- offset is at least three inches. And if you hit the IR laser pad, the red dot turns off.




..and most people will never have access to one




Thanks guys, thought it looked like the one on the tavor, but had never seen it from the "wrong end".
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:45:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yfs200:
Very nice as usual.

ETA: An Iraqi with his finger off the trigger?!?!?!

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Our boys are training them well.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:08:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 4:08:43 PM EDT by -Absolut-]
Great pics, thanks!


Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By ErinMT:
Super good chit!

What kind of sight is on his AR?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060321/i/r2557134399.jpg?




Israeli-made MARS. Red dot and IR laser combined.

Most asked question in history of NPFGN!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:29:31 PM EDT
Anyone else notice that the British troops arent wearing helmets? Supossedly its so they dont come off as too intimidating to the Iraqi civilians
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:58:10 PM EDT
Thank you Lumpy! Great work as always.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:06:51 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:36:27 PM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:00:43 PM EDT
I like the pic of the Tommy holding the SA-80 with the underbarrel grenade launcher.

Unlike many, I am rather fond of the SA-80. I think it looks cool anyways. Even more so with the blooper below it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:03:28 PM EDT
thanks lumpy
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:32:42 PM EDT


Soldiers from a Sri Lankan special army motorcycle unit stand alert at a checkpoint on a street of Colombo,


Urban camo motorcycles?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:42:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

A Japanese (L) and Australian soldier stand near a public works project in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa March 20, 2006. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Tokyo on Sunday, calling for the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Iraq three years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Around 600 noncombat Japanese troops have been engaged in reconstruction activities in Samawa since January 2004. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen



Whistling the theme from Bridge on the River Kwai.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:51:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 8:06:14 PM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Somehow, I can figure out what the British Army dog is thinking...

"Ever seen so many bloody WOGs in your life, mate? Fookin daft, the lot of them."



For some reason, that dog even looks British.




Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:47:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
Good pics.

So is this where most of our M14's ended up ?
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The Balkans got more then the Philippines



Thanks for the Great Pics again Lumpy

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:53:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Somehow, I can figure out what the British Army dog is thinking...

"Ever seen so many bloody WOGs in your life, mate? Fookin daft, the lot of them."



For some reason, that dog even looks British.


i1.tinypic.com/s0ya7k.jpg




lmao
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:03:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Somehow, I can figure out what the British Army dog is thinking...

"Ever seen so many bloody WOGs in your life, mate? Fookin daft, the lot of them."



For some reason, that dog even looks British.


i1.tinypic.com/s0ya7k.jpg




Maybe it's the teeth.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:07:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:59:46 PM EDT
Never noticed B4, is it comon practice for the Israel soldiers to paracord the magazine in the weapon to the rifle itself? If this is SOP how long have they been doing this?

I would have thought they might have to worry about getting tangled up with the extra lines dangling around.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:48:11 PM EDT
Thank Lumpy!

Are Isrealy Policeman drafted as well as their military? Cause those guys look pretty young.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:05:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 11:06:18 PM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Thank Lumpy!

Are Isrealy Policeman drafted as well as their military? Cause those guys look pretty young.



It's not a "draft" which is an interim thing. Military or Police service is mandatory in Israel, for all young men and women.

Probably a good idea when they are surrounded by Arab nations that openly admit they would like to see Israel eradicated as a nation.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:16:43 PM EDT
Well you know what I mean! So police service is one branch where they can opt to serve?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:40:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:51:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
Good pics.

So is this where most of our M14's ended up ?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060318/i/r3082909598.jpg?x=380&y=303&sig=ReUUNJeoTxj.69yAbPAIYw--



Strangely enough, I'd rather see them there than chopped up or melted...
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:20:15 AM EDT
Thanks again.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:27:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Well you know what I mean! So police service is one branch where they can opt to serve?



If I am not mistaken, it's like in France where the Gendarmerie is a branch of the military.
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