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    True

    I think Recon is the coolest thing you can do . Always loved the US army Rangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool recce View Post
    Looks like the guys in this phase of training just donīt worry about option of fighting and having to drop rucksacks. I am sure later on they will wear some basic needs plus ammo on their bodies. Really interesting blog, even if I do not understand the language, very cool pics. Would love to go on patrol with these guys in finnish taiga for couple of days.
    Found pics where they use something similar to what Harbard posted. These are sissi troops though.




    http://www.puolustusvoimat.fi/wcm/Er.../Kuvagalleria/

    Something random:

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Scout II View Post
    That snow camouflage is amazing. It it impossible to get outside the army?
    Well not impossible if you really want one and are willing to tailor one for your own size and if you happen to have an excessive .308 calibre 100-round C-mag.
    But I would say that going with the Russian model is prolly not an bad choice.

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    It really looks allot like it. Are you guys able to purchase own equipment for usage in the field?

    What kind of tents are you using? Any 1-man tents?

    May i also ask what kind of Field stoves ( Mess kit* ) you guys are using?
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    This is the kind of tent they mostly have. It fits a squad and the stove uses wood. In winter they take it with them in ahkio. In summer they have to carry it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Teme View Post
    Actually one may be able to find a Russian made copy of the snow camo...
    http://www.varusteleka.com/en/produc...uviolla/18374/
    Thank you..Greetings from Alaska.

    Its close to 50 degrees F out there..All the snow has melted..I don't suspect ill be ordering this this season..

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    Holy, that sucks ^^. Is there no kind of 1-man system? Sweden have a 1-man tent, or it's more like a sleeping bag tent shell. They also just recently took the m40 mess kit out of action and are now using " SoldatkŲk 09 " https://www.addnature.com/product.as...WENDHECOOKSYST

    But sleeping in a 1-man tent during winter, will get VERY cold without proper badass sleeping-bag

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    No, at least they are not mentioned in the winter training guide. The guide states that "in field conditions the ability to lodge in heated tents is rarely possible." Hence the possibility is to either shelter yourself from wind with snow and sleep in a sleeping bag when the temperatures are not that low, or build one of the following types of shelters. Pics are from the guide.










    http://www.puolustusvoimat.fi/staatt...ulutusopas.pdf

    "Camouflaging tents against infrared radiation is hard during winter. The most important is to place the horn so its camouflaged by the trees because its hard to camouflage with other means."

    Tent that has been camouflaged using natural material and one that hasn't as seen by IR camera.

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    Nice post ^^..

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    Thanks PEMM! I have the Swedish army Survival book " handbok ÷verlevnad " and they show something very similar. http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...overlevnad.pdf Just scroll down and you'll find the pictures

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    Defense Forces takes new radar in to use. Ground Master 403 radar has detection range of 450km to max altitude of 30km. Defense Forces has acquired 12 of such radars. I'l also post some pics of the other types of radars in use.




    GM 403 will replace domestic KEVA radars



    Giraffe radar. Detection range is some 100km with altitude of 5km.



    Thomson TRS 22XX with 500km range


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbard View Post
    It really looks allot like it. Are you guys able to purchase own equipment for usage in the field?

    What kind of tents are you using? Any 1-man tents?

    May i also ask what kind of Field stoves ( Mess kit* ) you guys are using?
    All of the following only applies to my personal experiences, these things probably vary a lot from unit to unit. The company I served in from 2011 to 2012 trained armoured recces and the classic feetborne long range types.

    1. Some personal equipment was allowed, own footwear, gloves, rucksacks, hydration packs, chestrigs (one guy had one of those usual British "Northern Ireland" types, another the classic South African Pattern 83 rig (and yes, our guys used the MOLLE leg panel rig, the pre-M05 load bearing kit, the M85, had magazine pouches that could be fitted to the waist belt of the rucksack). When vehicle borne our armoured recce platoon used the M05 MOLLE vest and the rucksacks that come with it, but they also had the proper external frame "LJK rucksack" and all that.

    2. As far as I know no regular army units use Bivvy bags or 1-man-tents, the Special Border Jaegers and Special Jaegers however do if I'm not mistaken. Our recces were all issued rain ponchos (very multi-functional, used not only for shelters but also to build observation posts and rafts), there was also some "Laavu" sheets (basically a large tarp shelter) available. The typical tent was the "Sissiteltta" as shown in PEMMs post, a ***** to carry around, even more so when soaked with rain.

    3. The 25-1 model Trangia is standard issue, some used private purchase stoves, one guy had a fancy Jetboil, I myself carried an Esbit stove. The Trangia (and rain cape) in action: http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/...MG_1207-16.jpg

    Also, here's a fackload of photos never ever seen before, enjoy!

    Recce NCO course: http://s1079.beta.photobucket.com/us...y/Sota/TiedAUK

    More: http://s1079.beta.photobucket.com/us...u/library/Sota

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    Thank you Very much Steppe! Great information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keparti View Post
    Yes and what's this?

    [*******#0000ff][SIZE=4][FONT=franklin gothic medium]That is the Stg-58 Austrian version of the venerable FN FAL rifle!! That particular model is considered the best made (metric pattern) version of that fine rifle.[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
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