The photos were taken during military training of mortarmen on an amphibious polygon.
Great pictures plus captions that actually make sense! Nice post.
There is nothing more stupid than having long grass on your helmet which destroys any camouflage by any movement of the head ..
In a field of grass, you would be technically invisible, because the grass would be moving in the wind as well.
By the looks of these pictures, this is the most basic of training for these units. Perhaps it is a trick of the photography, but these guys look very green. The don’t give off the air of an effect combat unit.
Of course, they don’t. Even if you were shown a platoon of GRU spetsnaz, YOU wouldn’t think of them as an effective combat unit.
Don’t bet on that ayaa. Professional soldiers can be distinguished from newbies. Just because they are young though, doesn’t mean they cannot be trained to be very effective.
SunTzu had a lot to say on the matter of training and the results from it, as I recall.
Damned few soldiers are ever going to be as efficient as Spetsnaz soldiers though.
Actually I was referring to what Testiculese would say if he was shown a post about spetsnaz troopers.
Knowing him, his comment would probably start of positively, and then finished off by saying something like “definitely not as well trained as the Navy Seals, Green Berets, etc..)
So your saying these kids (that can’t even get their helmets on straight) are as good as seasoned Spetsnaz? Come on! These are conscripts that were too dumb or poor to get out of the draft. They probably have never seen this equipment before.
My original point was that even if they spent all 12 months of their service in training, you would find something wrong, (like helmets being topsy, like that never happens even to vets).
When you hear the word, conscript, you automatically assume them to be untrained and undisciplined. Nowadays, Russian conscripts go through a standard 12 week basic training course on being drafted. The remaining 40 weeks of service also has a bit of on-the-job training. You don’t get to these exercises without completing basic training. But you’re saying that even after three months of training, “They probably have never seen this equipment before”.
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