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.

Fused Response

U.S. Special Forces soldiers of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan provide security during the clearance of Mirza Kalay village, Mya Neshin district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 8, 2014. USSF soldiers assisted commandos of the 3rd Special Operations Kandak in conducting the clearance to disrupt insurgents’ freedom of movement in the area

Take a break, before it breaks you.

Take a break, before it breaks you.

A relic of the cold war.
Sitting in the hangar of the USAF’s museum lies one of two YF-23 “Black Widow II”s lies the prime competitor to the renowned F-22 “Raptor”. Produced by the Northrop company after the American government had learned of the Su-27 and MiG-29. The YF-23 was designed to meet USAF requirements for survivability, supercruise, stealth, and ease of maintenance. 
Northrop submitted its evaluation results with their proposals on December 1990, and on April 1991, the Secretary of Defense had selected the YF-22 instead of the YF-23.

A relic of the cold war.

Sitting in the hangar of the USAF’s museum lies one of two YF-23 “Black Widow II”s lies the prime competitor to the renowned F-22 “Raptor”. Produced by the Northrop company after the American government had learned of the Su-27 and MiG-29. The YF-23 was designed to meet USAF requirements for survivability, supercruise, stealth, and ease of maintenance. 

Northrop submitted its evaluation results with their proposals on December 1990, and on April 1991, the Secretary of Defense had selected the YF-22 instead of the YF-23.

Through the eyes of the hunter.
An M1 Abrams sets its sights on an enemy T-72 during an engagement in the Gulf war. 

Through the eyes of the hunter.

An M1 Abrams sets its sights on an enemy T-72 during an engagement in the Gulf war. 

An interesting cold war design grows up.

The T92 Light Tank was an innovative American light tank developed in 1950s by Aircraft Armaments. At 18.5 tonnes, 5m length, it was designed as an airborne/airdropped replacement for the 5 tonnes heavier M41 Walker Bulldog. The T92 was never accepted into service.

The main gun was a conventional 76 mm cannon with a very low profile turret. Little more was exposed than the main gun and two crew cupolas which allowed 50 caliber and 30 caliber machine guns to fire buttoned up. The engine was moved to the front, which increased protection, and a rear access door provided an escape hatch and protection while reloading; this layout was later adopted by the contemporary Israeli Merkava battle tank. It had a crew of four with a semi-automatic loading system. It carried 60 main gun rounds, and automatically ejected spent shell casings.

JTAC operator calling in A-10 Gun run.

German Medic assists American G. I.

German Medic assists American G. I.

"Goin’ out on patrol"

"Goin’ out on patrol"