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.

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

I love u

Look into my eyes and know hell, along with subtle annoyance.
- A Czech door gunner who’s using Gen 2 NVG’ without night sights on his PKM

Look into my eyes and know hell, along with subtle annoyance.

- A Czech door gunner who’s using Gen 2 NVG’ without night sights on his PKM

callsign-booty-actual:

militaryarmament:

Dat Wiesel.

Canadian military needs to step up its Wiesel game.

Wiesels are the shit though.

callsign-booty-actual:

militaryarmament:

Dat Wiesel.

Canadian military needs to step up its Wiesel game.

Wiesels are the shit though.

Forced Recon.
The USMC’s Force Recon Specialists are the USMC’s own SOC unit. Typically, force recon teams are not used to gather information passively. Instead, they are typically known to be used in “Direct Action” roles, clearing compounds and raiding convoys to extract a VIP or a target of strategic interest. Like most SOC units, they are trained extensively before each mission in order to reduce fatalities. However, a very unique aspect of the Force Recon teams is that they are to stay within the “fan” of naval artillery fire, using it only when completely necessary to ensure their escape.

Forced Recon.

The USMC’s Force Recon Specialists are the USMC’s own SOC unit. Typically, force recon teams are not used to gather information passively. Instead, they are typically known to be used in “Direct Action” roles, clearing compounds and raiding convoys to extract a VIP or a target of strategic interest. Like most SOC units, they are trained extensively before each mission in order to reduce fatalities. However, a very unique aspect of the Force Recon teams is that they are to stay within the “fan” of naval artillery fire, using it only when completely necessary to ensure their escape.

Just never enough to go around.

Just never enough to go around.

Range time!

Everyone’s favorite time of the day.

Russians.