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.

Rhodesians and their Alouette 3’s.

What are your thoughts on airsoft?

I have mixed feelings on it. I never got into it because, well, it’s just not popular where I live. I’ve met a handfull of Airsoft players, and they tend to fall into one of two categories; either they are casual players who don’t really play often, or they are rather essentric players who get together monthly.

I think that some of these guys who spend upwards of $1000 on their gear are kinda beyond my comprehension in terms of enthusiasm, but I’m not judging. A lot of the “regular” players tend to be rather skillful, in which they have practiced communication skills and understand the flexibiltiy that is needed during a firefight, which I respect immensely. I’ve watched a video once of some airsoft team even clearing a house filled with other players; and they didn’t do too bad from my casual observations.

Tl;dr it’s not a bad hobby to get into so long as there is a playerbase for it. And $500+ airguns blow my mind. That’s important, too.

Hi, just noticed you were tagging British stuff as English. Just incase you arent aware the British Military comprises four nations. Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Plus others from the Commonwealth and other British territories. (Like Gibraltar and the Falklands) Not intending to be a dick but as someone close to the British Military it kinda bugged me. Still I enjoy the content.

I’m terribly sorry for my ignorance.

The war on drugs: Brazil.

Brazilian Marines take to the streets as a gunfight in a Rio de Janeiro slum rages to new heights on October First. The combat began between two rival gangs in the Vila do Joao, which has been under intense scrutiny by the Brazilian government. Infantry foot patrols reported the firefight sometime that morning, and the gunfight ensued since then. At one point, supposedly around noon, the gunfighting was so outrageous that traffic along one bridge was temporarily halted, and motorists hid behind their vehicles in an attempt to escape the violence.

The firefight slowly crept to a halt around midnight reportedly. A scouring of the gangs shooting positions had the official report of a single gang member killed.

Royal Marine Commandos practicing their combat movements during a simulated engagement.

You don’t always have to ask a soldier what they feel about their war. Sometimes, you can see the answer right on their face.

English soldiers training with General Service Respirators (GSR) that was created with the intention of replacing the S10.

Rhodesian Infantry giving a weapons demonstration on the M20 “Super Bazooka”

Some assorted group photos, RLI and R-SAS.

THIS JUST IN

operatorsgonnaoperate:

I found a goldmine of Rhodesian Bush War pictures.

Anyone interested?

Interestingly enough, a couple of these guys are wielding AR-10’s. Like, colonial era AR-10’s. I’m not sure if these guys are Portuguese mixed up with Rhodesians, or if this is legitimate photo evidence of a Rhodesian soldier using an AR-10. It’s hard to tell, because they’re images of single soldiers instead of a group of them.

plz

plz

THIS JUST IN

I found a goldmine of Rhodesian Bush War pictures.

Anyone interested?

Operator as fuck.

Operator as fuck.

To the guy who just sent me the message on 4th Gen warfare and knives and their place in the battlefield; I got your message. I’m probably not going to reply to it because of your rather cryptic ending. Thanks for the elaboration, though.