Operators Operating Operationally.

This is a military blog that features pictures and videos of weapons, vehicles, and the individuals who use them on a daily basis.
I find a portion of these pictures from military_armies. Thanks to him for letting me use so many of his great photos.
Enjoy.

nahel-argama reblogged this from operatorsgonnaoperate and added:

i wanna see that technical with a BMP-1 turret

Ask and you shall receive.

gruene-teufel:

bolt-carrier-assembly:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Technicals.

With the term originating in the 1990’s during the United States occupation of Somalia for local fighters paid with “Technical assistance grants” to protect personnel, “Technicals” has expanded to just about any truck full of armed personnel.

Technicals, a ubiquitous sight in middle eastern countries, are typically described as armed pick up trucks, sporting anything from recoiless rifles to machine guns. Many hi-speed-lo-drag operator types argue that these vehicles are the best way to operate in urban environments, as many vehicles can be armored subtly to keep a “gray man” dynamic, and can operate both on and offroad.

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Nothing, especially not a technical, can beat one of these bad boys:

Nothing can compete with these.

I think you are misunderstanding the purpose of a Technical. Technicals aren’t mine resistant, they’re used on off-hand situations when an armed or armored vehicle is needed but not present. They are not intended to provide massive amounts of ballistic protection. Well, most aren’t. I know there’s been a few examples of armored technicals with BMP-1 turrets jury-rigged to a mount in the bed floating around the internet.

And, perhaps to your surprise, MRAP’s aren’t indestructible beasts, either. Technicals are a broad term, and make no mistake in thinking that it’s beyond a desperate insurgent to mount an SPG-9, or even a TOW missile to the bed of a truck and use their newly made Technical as a form of tank-destroyer. And while MRAP’s may offer some degree of protection to most HEAT rounds, I promise you that they are not yet capable of defeating an unguided tandem warhead from a recoiless rifle.

An Optical Evolution.

Above: A Mosin-Nagant fitted with a PU Optic illustrates the simplicity of the early Zeiss-style optics.

Middle: A PSO-1 fitted supposedly to an SVD showcases the manual range finder that makes many enthusiasts claim it to be one of the most advanced optics of its time.

Lower: A 1P29, one of the more modern Russian optics for AK-74’s features an odd looking inverted post, designed that it would not hinder a shooters sight picture in combat. It, too, sports a manual range finder that is so popular with enthusiasts.

sweetnovemberjuliet:

US Marines during the Korean War

&#8220;Thank you, I owe you my life&#8221;
A personal appeal by a Portuguese soldier during decolonization in southeast Africa.

Thank you, I owe you my life”

A personal appeal by a Portuguese soldier during decolonization in southeast Africa.

tacticalnorwegian:

I really want to know what kind of noise this thing makes…

I have a fucking gif of this thing firing and it&#8217;s so frustrating because it won&#8217;t upload on tumblr.

tacticalnorwegian:

I really want to know what kind of noise this thing makes…

I have a fucking gif of this thing firing and it’s so frustrating because it won’t upload on tumblr.

Italian soldier posing with the new Beretta ARX-160, and wearing the new Italian Vegetable Vegatato camouflage pattern.

Italian soldier posing with the new Beretta ARX-160, and wearing the new Italian Vegetable Vegatato camouflage pattern.

toocatsoriginals:

Croatian MiG-21bis Fishbed Over the Adriatic Sea
via MiG-21

toocatsoriginals:

Croatian MiG-21bis Fishbed Over the Adriatic Sea

via MiG-21

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View of an F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 301 pictured from the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk of Composite Squadron (VC) 13 during air combat maneuvering near MCAS Yuma, Arizona on March 7, 1980
(Source)

View of an F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 301 pictured from the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk of Composite Squadron (VC) 13 during air combat maneuvering near MCAS Yuma, Arizona on March 7, 1980

(Source)

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Technicals.

With the term originating in the 1990’s during the United States occupation of Somalia for local fighters paid with “Technical assistance grants” to protect personnel, “Technicals” has expanded to just about any truck full of armed personnel.

Technicals, a ubiquitous sight in middle eastern countries, are typically described as armed pick up trucks, sporting anything from recoiless rifles to machine guns. Many hi-speed-lo-drag operator types argue that these vehicles are the best way to operate in urban environments, as many vehicles can be armored subtly to keep a “gray man” dynamic, and can operate both on and offroad.

americas-liberty:

bossrobotdad:

bijikurdistan:

Peshmerga throwing away the ISIS Flag and replacing it by the Kurdish Flag

REMOVE CALIPHATE

Now that’s a beautiful sight.

americas-liberty:

bossrobotdad:

bijikurdistan:

Peshmerga throwing away the ISIS Flag and replacing it by the Kurdish Flag

REMOVE CALIPHATE

Now that’s a beautiful sight.

(via viperonetwoactual)

ARAK uppers are life.

ARAK uppers are life.

(via operator-as-fuck)

"The Maple Syrup Thief apprehended"
A joint-op military exercise between Canada and the United States during OP Northern Strike shows an imposed HVT Captured by American armed forces.

"The Maple Syrup Thief apprehended"

A joint-op military exercise between Canada and the United States during OP Northern Strike shows an imposed HVT Captured by American armed forces.

Credit Crusade

→ http://gunrunnerhell.tumblr.com/post/95241988229

gunrunnerhell:

image

I don’t follow Everyday-Cutlery, nor do I have an Instagram so I have no idea who Mayhemworks is.

The image is hyperlinked if you click on it, redirecting you to the imgur source. I found that image on gunspics.com on page 70-something.

I did a reverse image search on Google and it brings…

Here’s some shit that bothers me. Most of these content blogs that everyone follows gets their pictures from means of distribution. I don’t go grab images from a Chinese newspaper when I’m making a post about Chinese military police. I go to flickr, I go to google.

So when a content blog like myself or GRH, gets messages like this, it’s pretty frustrating. I remember getting a message very early in 2011 about some photographer thinking I stole one of his images, and was threatening lawsuit. I couldn’t even tell which one it was, because the photo that was supposedly his was so heavily photoshopped that it seemed irrational to think I even knew about his existance when I was posting it.

So don’t get aggressive. If it seems like something you or a friend posted, why not just be nice and say “hey, that’s mine, here’s my original image” or some equivilant instead of being an ass to us because we’re distributing images to you from sources all over the web.

The British Army Back on American Soil.
American infantry pose as OPFOR during a mock invasion of &#8220;Freedom Village&#8221; in Ft. Bragg, facilitated by British Parachute Regiment soldiers seen in picture returning fire while dismounting from their UH-60.

The British Army Back on American Soil.

American infantry pose as OPFOR during a mock invasion of “Freedom Village” in Ft. Bragg, facilitated by British Parachute Regiment soldiers seen in picture returning fire while dismounting from their UH-60.