25 Training The Marine Infantry

Training The Marine Infantry

Posted on July 7, 2011 by kulichik

Do you often have a chance to witness the maneuvers of a marine infantry battalion?  Today we’ll take a look at the Caspian navy.

Entering the military station.

Going to the shooting ground.

Huge hills of sand around.

A self-propelled artillery weapon.

A unit commander.

Journalists at work.

Committing an attack.

The soldiers are followed by journalists.

All the explosions occurred rather unexpectedly.

Every soldier must be able to load a gun as fast as it’s possible.

Luckily, nobody needed the ambulance that day.

As well as stretchers and first aid kits.

Who can these people be?

Artillerymen hiding behind the trees.

‘The firing ground’

Soldiers used different weapons for firing.

They threw grenades as well.


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25 Responses to “Training The Marine Infantry”

  1. Russian Marines are the best in the world.

  2. testicules says:

    Some recycling of pics here? Overall, a good post. interesting photos. These guys don’t look very hard corp. Having been to several USMC bases, these guy look soft compared to American Marines. Are Russian Marines less elite? I don’t recall them playing a huge roll in soviet doctrine. Are they still an after thought?

    • historian says:

      Haha when I compare the screaming US Marines in fight videos to the relaxed soldiers durin fights in chechnya I know who is harder.

    • ho fo sho says:

      Conscripts maybe? Kalimba has a point. In a volunteer military where the members have a financial incentive to be participating, you would generally expect more enthusiasm.

      Still, looks like range training where they go through the course in a rote manner. Also, young kids and older equipment (steel pots) makes it look like they are probably boot camp trainees doing their advanced infantry training.

  3. jeff pigden says:

    No eye protection, no ear protection, no gloves, being in the army must be a desirable position.

  4. Kalimba says:

    Looks like a WWII reenactment.

    • Musa says:

      Yes, it’s almost like they were photos taken years ago. They’re great photographs, thank you for sharing them.

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Platoon-size maneuvers. Underwhelming.

  6. (r)evolutionist says:

    Looks like rain.

  7. historian says:

    like you?

  8. testicules says:


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