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.

Australians training with their Self-Loading Pistol Mk. III’s, which to me look like licensed copies of the Browning Hi-Power.

Australians training with their Self-Loading Pistol Mk. III’s, which to me look like licensed copies of the Browning Hi-Power.

Please buy the AR-10, Pt. 2

This is when they start to talk about why the weapon is important.

Those muzzle-launched grenades and the AR-MG switch are my favorite features.

Please buy the AR-10 pt. 1

Produced by the Armalite corporation during the 60’s

Pay attention to some of the nomenclature they used during the videos.

The AR-10.

The AR-10, Armalite’s first pitch to the United State’s military (thanks to Eugene Stoner) was originally rejected due to not being an M14. The rifle was instead marketed to the Spanish, the Portugese, and even the South Africans during the colonial wars and throughout the time period. They had seen extensive use in Africa by Air Calvary units, and are distinguishable by a very, very subtle difference. The charging handle instead of being towards the rear of the receiver, was on the top. And this was used instead of a bolt release. This charging handle is inside of the carry handle. This was changed with more modern AR-10’s which are pictured below.

ancap-jack:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Eugene Stoner’s brainchildren in chronological order.
Left to right: Stoner LMG, M16A1, M16A2, AR-18

I think he forgot to mention the AR-10? Isn’t the rifle directly to the right of the LMG an AR-10?

No, I didn’t forget. You have to understand that if it wasn’t for Nodak Spud being god-tier manufacturers, colonial AR-10’s would be rarer than StG.44’s. Now you can get the upper receiver and bolt, complete with bolt handle, as a reproduction from them. I’ll post a picture of an AR-10. But that rifle you are referencing is not one of them.

ancap-jack:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Eugene Stoner’s brainchildren in chronological order.

Left to right: Stoner LMG, M16A1, M16A2, AR-18

I think he forgot to mention the AR-10? Isn’t the rifle directly to the right of the LMG an AR-10?

No, I didn’t forget. You have to understand that if it wasn’t for Nodak Spud being god-tier manufacturers, colonial AR-10’s would be rarer than StG.44’s. Now you can get the upper receiver and bolt, complete with bolt handle, as a reproduction from them. I’ll post a picture of an AR-10. But that rifle you are referencing is not one of them.

(via lumberingjack)

Eugene Stoner’s brainchildren in chronological order.
Left to right: Stoner LMG, M16A1, M16A2, AR-18

Eugene Stoner’s brainchildren in chronological order.

Left to right: Stoner LMG, M16A1, M16A2, AR-18

Check out these lusty English curves, Hans.
German Fallschirmjäger soldier fondles his battlefield pickup Bren LMG.

Check out these lusty English curves, Hans.

German Fallschirmjäger soldier fondles his battlefield pickup Bren LMG.

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Arkan’s Tigers

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Arkan’s Tigers

Thanks for the new tanks, chaps!

Rhodesian military shown in these photos working on T-55’s gifted to them by the South Africans in effort to help with their war against Communism.

Hey, guys. Check out this Dragunov I just picked up!
A Norwegian serviceman fingerfucks a PSL he picked up off a possible cache or corpse while serving in Afghanistan.

Hey, guys. Check out this Dragunov I just picked up!

A Norwegian serviceman fingerfucks a PSL he picked up off a possible cache or corpse while serving in Afghanistan.

Rumbling through the bush.
A soldier from the SWA Specialist Unit riding his bike through the bush in South Africa is seen here riding a 330cc bike in a PR exercise to highlight their new effort to fight against SWAPO. This image was found in Soldier of Fortune magazine.

Rumbling through the bush.

A soldier from the SWA Specialist Unit riding his bike through the bush in South Africa is seen here riding a 330cc bike in a PR exercise to highlight their new effort to fight against SWAPO. This image was found in Soldier of Fortune magazine.

Man Handling the pig.
American Air force personnel train on various weapon system at Little Rock AFB, pictured above is an Airman handling the M60, which was famous for it’s appearances in movies like Rambo and Full Metal Jacket, as well as it’s significance during the Vietnam war.

Man Handling the pig.

American Air force personnel train on various weapon system at Little Rock AFB, pictured above is an Airman handling the M60, which was famous for it’s appearances in movies like Rambo and Full Metal Jacket, as well as it’s significance during the Vietnam war.

Hunters in the bush

Swedish Jägare shown stalking through the Swedish forest.

Good Morning, Hawaii.

US Military trains on the islands of Hawaii in preparation for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In a cooperative training effort with Australian military forces, U.S. Army 2nd Battalion is seen in these pictures preparing for war.

Latvian Soldier fires his grenade launcher during his time at the range.

Latvian Soldier fires his grenade launcher during his time at the range.