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    Some info on selection for the KSK - Not the best translation (google ) but still readable

    [FONT=Verdana]"Who wants to be the best should apply"[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Selection[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]With a 25-pound piece of stem in addition to luggage, walking pace two kilometers per hour. Every soldier heaves now 50 kilograms the steady rise in forest road up. All have decided for Carrying modes of the strain across the shoulders. The caravan is in motion. Slowly it goes up in the Black Forest. The sun has reached its highest level. It conjures glittering colors on the water droplets on the grass. The air is clear and fresh.[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    The soldiers do not look for it. They are busy with it. Is the strength and conditioning enough? The weight can be worn? How long the route will be? None of them knows it. Persevere, no matter how long everyone thinks. Not all part of creating this test. The attending medical officer will decide who must cancel due to health reasons. Exceeding the prescribed 30 seconds gap to the group is considered grounds for exclusion. In addition, each candidate command a card in his breast pocket, which he can draw for the abandonment. After little more than a kilometer, almost all on target. Finally, the tree trunks and bags are stored. Filed for the next task.[/FONT]

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    An off-road trucks, two tons, is waiting for the group on the forest road uphill, but with the engine stopped. The task: Push. Commands such as "one, two, three push" can be heard. The full force of the individual is required. The truck moves slowly along the forest track up to slow. The seconds pass endless, the heads of the soldiers are red from the effort. A must chock ago, the vehicle is to be secured against the rollback. No strenuous gained inches back! Managed a block of wood is found, it secures the vehicle. Opportunity to pause for breath until it is again: "One, two, three schiiieeebt,". After this exhausting act dictated a command sergeant a computing task. Also work with physical exertion, the brain must clear an additional prerequisite to get into the circle of command sergeant major.

    Not eaten for about 20 hours was more. Only now a collection point is related. Time to send the equipment to eat, and rest. The food ration is limited to a half-man pack. In one package contained as many calories as a man consumed under high physical stress in 24 hours. Candidates are aware set to half rations, there is only water, as much as anyone needs. "The hunger is soon gone, everyone is preoccupied with himself, half a pack Hartkeks has given me in recent days," said Philip T. Like all other participants, he wears a number on a white armband. An aid to the management, doctors and psychologists who are watching the candidates from a distance. The darkness is not far off and with it they will march on, all night.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]Rain has started. It pours out of watering cans. Big drop from leaves of the trees are added. Only a small spotlight illuminates the scene at the pond. The quiet hum of the generator mixes with the sound of water drops. Over the pond of a steel cable is tight. It waits for the candidate. Rope bridge called this nocturnal task. The soldiers are moving horizontally on the rope, pulling the arms and legs move that baggage "departs" with hooked on the rope. No easy task, effort and sense of balance are challenged to carelessness leads to crash in the wet element.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana]4[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The Karlsruhe Ridge [/FONT]
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    Thursday 7.00 clock. [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]900 meters above sea level awaits the Black Forest with a beautiful sunrise. The view of the valley is breathtaking. The Grates Umklettern the Karlsruhe is one of today's tasks. Was named after this rock head of an oral tradition. Here hikers from the nearby Karlsruhe had crashed. The participants of the competition have in the past three nights, brought about 90 km behind him, some even more. This depended on the orientation of achievement, because from running creates additional kilometer. Night march in the group box, single march for hours, alone with your thoughts. The march route unknown, often led them back past the start, a challenge for the head. "I think only six hours in the rhythm," says Andrew L. However, he already knew yet what day is today. "I'm concentrating only on tomorrow, Friday." None of the participants has allowed to keep his arm Clock. [/FONT]
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    Seemingly countless tasks had to be resolved in the last days. Tasks, which are often not meaningful, but were intended by the management staff provided. Another effort is now before them, which also requires a lot of courage. While on the rope secured, but in freestyle climbing is to circumnavigate the Felsgrad. Not for the faint of heart or vertigo people! The faces of the soldiers speak volumes about the last days. Fatigue, effort, food and sleep deprivation have Ageing the young men apparently. The features are serious, but still determined.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]Literally: "Long arms"[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    "Your job is to the canister and the sandbag as quickly as possible to contribute to the next iteration point. The type of carrying methods is up to them, the placement is allowed. The opening of the containers prohibited, "is the instruction of Stationsleitenden. The first soldier starts to move. The path leads uphill course again. Approximately one kilometer put the soldiers returned with their heavy cargo. The canister weighs 20 kilograms and the sandbag 15. Since the arms are proverbially long.

    Tomorrow, the efforts to an end. At last Friday, the last day of the aptitude test is within reach. Until then, some tasks will be fulfilled.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]This time, nearly 50 percent were[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    Six days survival and pass-through behind the candidates. Extreme loads had to be overcome. Loads as abgefordern military special forces. Charges which can provide not bear any soldier. The balance of the passage in 2006, however, is highly gratifying. 48 candidates started on Sunday. On Friday 20 soldiers heard the encouraging result from the mouth of the KSK commanders: "You have passed". 10 soldiers were taken by the medical officer from the course, nine did not make the performance, nine candidates took the card and gave up with it.

    "All the participants have shown commendable performance. Most of them were much better prepared as a candidate in the past. I am very pleased that nearly 50% have overcome all obstacles. This exceptionally powerful and eager soldiers are determined good command soldiers, "Brigadier General Rainer Hartbrod it gets to the point.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]Two who did it[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    Sebastian K.: "I had not thought that so much is marching. Worst of the box that we had was always there. " Tuesday was his opinion, the hardest day. He has brought the longest march route and a multitude of tasks. "I'm glad I did it," says the soldier from the Parachute troops.

    "I've learned to hate the Black Forest," jokes Christian L. The more he was pleased with the success. For the second time he is there. Anyone can repeat the second part of the aptitude test once, with the exception of those who have taken the card as a signal for surrender. "At first I was overtrained. This time I heeded the advice of a balanced training preparation, I have no blisters and hurt me nothing, "said the sergeant from the Army Air Force.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana]Training in the KSK[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    After the existence of the selection process, applicants are placed in the special forces command. They go through under the auspices of the training and testing center (AVZ) their commando training, which after about two years ending with the status "Combat Ready" (fully operational). Then use a command use follows at least four years in command of one of the companies.[/FONT]

    Some Selection and Training Photos










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    just read entirely this thread .... WoW excellent pics thanks all

    hope to see more pics of wiesel, luch ...

    just a small request, is the helmet used by soldiers in A-stan are new acquisition? or it's a special use for this theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by djiti View Post

    just a small request, is the helmet used by soldiers in A-stan are new acquisition? or it's a special use for this theater
    No. Normal helmets, Para helmets and sometimes some private aquisition.
    A new helmet is part of the IdZ-ES (like FELIN)

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    Are videos welcomed in this thread, too? If yes:



    Leopard 2 exercise




    some more big toys



    Leopard 2 again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackie View Post
    No. Normal helmets, Para helmets and sometimes some private aquisition.
    A new helmet is part of the IdZ-ES (like FELIN)
    ok i see, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hOMEr_jAy View Post


    Paratroopers of one of the first contingents in Afghanistan. Paras have a dirty sense of humour!
    Also notice the use of 5-colour FLecktarn pattern and the mix of Mehler and Bristol body armour.

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    You two could get into trouble for that! But it is funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astaran View Post
    Are videos welcomed in this thread, too?
    No way, no videos. Especially not cool ones. Oh, wait...

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    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) gather during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) search for mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]A German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) (L) and a U.S. army soldier with the 10th Mountain Division arrive at a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF take position on a hill at a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF observe from their a combat outpost a burning mobile phone antenna in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010. The reason of the fire is unknown.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF throw water bottles in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF eat their dinner in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF take a break in their sleeping room in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010. The sign reads, "Presidential suite".[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana] German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF dserve dinner in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF take a break in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF prepare their beds in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) take a break on their camp beds in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 10, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) eat their breakfast in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) walk in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) patrol during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) leave a combat outpost for a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) uses a radio during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) watch flares fired from a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) discuss during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick Reaction Force 5 (QRF) take position during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) fire a mortar from a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) drive their armoured vehicles 'Fuchs' (L) and Dingo during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) takes position during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) stands guard during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd platoon of the Quick reaction Force 5 (QRF) monitors the area during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, May 8, 2010. The Bundeswehr soldiers also searched for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operation.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the paratroopers company 313 patrol during a mine sweeping operation in Chahar Dara district near the village of Haji Sakhi Dedby on the outskirts of Kunduz, May 5, 2010. German Bundeswehr and Belgian armed forces took part in a joint mine sweeping operation to search for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).[/FONT]

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    AWESOME pics, keem 'em coming! Thanks alot!

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    Great vids guys thanks for posting them

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    Excellent thread, guys!

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    21 tanks? Is Rommel still in command?

    Anyway thanks for the great videos quite interesting.

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