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.

tokillthedragon:

tombstone-actual:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Operating in the ruff.
Delta guy posing with his war hound. A curious note is that the dog is possibly deceased, as there have been few instances as photos of Operators with their war pups faces also censored. 

Ya that dogs not dead..

Censoring a military working dog’s face is the exception rather than the rule. And when people do it, it’s a little ridiculous. No one wants to hunt down and kill a dog for their involvement in an operation.

It’s standard protocol to censor active-duty special forces members (for Americans and English, at least) when releasing pictures on public domain. Sometimes the dogs, too, are considered special forces personnel and, as the rule states, they need to be censored as well. However, most common sense guys won’t do it, but some will do it just to follow regulation and not get bitched at by brass.

tokillthedragon:

tombstone-actual:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Operating in the ruff.

Delta guy posing with his war hound. A curious note is that the dog is possibly deceased, as there have been few instances as photos of Operators with their war pups faces also censored. 

Ya that dogs not dead..

Censoring a military working dog’s face is the exception rather than the rule. And when people do it, it’s a little ridiculous. No one wants to hunt down and kill a dog for their involvement in an operation.

It’s standard protocol to censor active-duty special forces members (for Americans and English, at least) when releasing pictures on public domain. Sometimes the dogs, too, are considered special forces personnel and, as the rule states, they need to be censored as well. However, most common sense guys won’t do it, but some will do it just to follow regulation and not get bitched at by brass.

Operating in the ruff.
Delta guy posing with his war hound. A curious note is that the dog is possibly deceased, as there have been few instances as photos of Operators with their war pups faces also censored. 

Operating in the ruff.

Delta guy posing with his war hound. A curious note is that the dog is possibly deceased, as there have been few instances as photos of Operators with their war pups faces also censored. 

Some SAD Folks.
The CIA’s Special Activities Division, also known as “SAD”, is part of the American National Clandestine Service, and is split into two separate groups, SOG (Special operations group) and PAG (Political Action Group). The two work hand-in-hand to project American influence into other political states. SOG works to collect intelligence through ways that the US government does not wish to be associated directly to, while PAG works to knock a political state’s stability off of it’s feet through psychological warfare and economical warfare.

Some SAD Folks.

The CIA’s Special Activities Division, also known as “SAD”, is part of the American National Clandestine Service, and is split into two separate groups, SOG (Special operations group) and PAG (Political Action Group). The two work hand-in-hand to project American influence into other political states. SOG works to collect intelligence through ways that the US government does not wish to be associated directly to, while PAG works to knock a political state’s stability off of it’s feet through psychological warfare and economical warfare.

US Navy SEAL and German KSK members stand beside a raided cache, which will probably be destroyed hours after this photo was taken.

US Navy SEAL and German KSK members stand beside a raided cache, which will probably be destroyed hours after this photo was taken.

“In battle, you forgive a man everything except the unwillingness to take risks. Sometimes you have to put it on the line." - Tom Clancy

In battle, you forgive a man everything except the unwillingness to take risks. Sometimes you have to put it on the line." - Tom Clancy

Chilean soldiers with an MG-3 during a live fire exercise.

Chilean soldiers with an MG-3 during a live fire exercise.

Serbian soldiers with captured Croatian flag.

Serbian soldiers with captured Croatian flag.

While the bells of liberty are ringing today, there are some things to remember:
Today is the day for all Americans to celebrate their independence from colonial rule. 
Today isn’t the day for you to fight about political ideals
Today is the day for all Americans to come together and celebrate our freedoms
Please don’t start political debates today
And some basic ‘Merica rules for celebrating today
Shooting in the air is cool, when it’s with blanks
Do not fire live projectiles in the air, as you are potentially putting others at risk because of your negligence.
Fireworks are for the air, not for your friends face, don’t shoot them at each other
Carry on and operate hard today, my friends.

While the bells of liberty are ringing today, there are some things to remember:

  • Today is the day for all Americans to celebrate their independence from colonial rule. 
  • Today isn’t the day for you to fight about political ideals
  • Today is the day for all Americans to come together and celebrate our freedoms
  • Please don’t start political debates today

And some basic ‘Merica rules for celebrating today

  • Shooting in the air is cool, when it’s with blanks
  • Do not fire live projectiles in the air, as you are potentially putting others at risk because of your negligence.
  • Fireworks are for the air, not for your friends face, don’t shoot them at each other

Carry on and operate hard today, my friends.

Revolting.

Hungarian Partisans and otherwise resistance members during the Hungarian Revolution, capturing and destroying new “State of the art” Russian tanks and equipment and raising their flag in rejection of Soviet Doctrine. However, Hungary would later be totally invaded just a month later, and the revolution being forcibly ended just a few months later. Over 2,500 Hungarians (Most of which were Hungarian Government soldiers who had fought originally to reinforce communist Presence in Russia) had died in the conflict, and 700 Russians were killed as well.

Color Photographs of Hungarian Armor during WWII

Top: Turan II

Mid: Toldi Light Tank

Bottom: Nimrod Self-Propelled AA

operatorsgonnaoperate:

If you should ever find yourself without a solid, elevated platform to shoot from, Take a lesson from these guys and use your assistant gunner.

what the fuck is up with you and the Wiesel?

Because tankettes are still badass and the Wiesel proves this by allowing use of multiple weapon systems interchangeably on an itty bitty chassis. And if it’s not carrying a weapon, it can be made to accomidate up to five infantrymen.
It can be airdropped as well, allowing airborne infantry some degree of armored support that most airborne units don’t have.

It’s like the Germans saw the M551 and went “We can make it better.” And they did.

Well, at least, in my opinion they did. Wiesels naturally are a bit expensive and since it’s a tank the mileage on the little bastards are in need of supplementation by external fuel sources (ex: jerry cans strapped to its ass end).

Soviet tankette driver sits dead in his vehicle after being shot through the side view port by a Finnish sniper.

Soviet tankette driver sits dead in his vehicle after being shot through the side view port by a Finnish sniper.

A German Soldier who looks conspicuously like Harrison Ford carrying an MG42

A German Soldier who looks conspicuously like Harrison Ford carrying an MG42

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