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by Ortmann
21 Aug 2008 05:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 88125

Re: Caucasus Crisis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/09/AR2005120901755.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4871368.stm On Schroeder's job. He is right - it is dreamers that talk of energy independent for Western Europe from Russia - but thankfully the rulers in Europe are not all work...
by Ortmann
21 Aug 2008 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 818092

Re: Small Arms Thread

Yes Americans do it all the time to Iraqis That's one of the reasons why they're not everybody's best friend. I mentioned the camouflage trouser specifically because a uniform hints at combatant status - Iraqi civilians don't enjoy combatant status and can be handcuffed just like criminal suspects ...
by Ortmann
20 Aug 2008 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 818092

Re: Small Arms Thread

That is a 9mm round, but no pistol round. The cartridge is 9x39mm, firing an extremely heavy projectile at subsonic speed. It's optimized for silenced operation (subsonic=no sonic boom by the bullet). The Russians went further to the Vychlop rifle with subsonic 12.7mm round, though. The weights of c...

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