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    Thumbs down Why all the effort? (thoughts from the latest funker530 vid)

    Just watched the latest Funker530 Video showing firefight in Charkh Afghanistan.



    Notice 0:29 - the reflection of the sun from the soldier's watch.

    With all the respect to the man out there, why invest so much money in advanced camouflage if you don't pay respect to the basic fundamentals like hiding flashy items? be sure that if we saw that reflection, the enemy saw it either.

    Just my 2 cents, what do you say?

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    I'm sure they saw the flash from AT4 too.

    Doesn't really matter that much at that point.

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    Yeah, this could be a non-issue.

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    For ****'s sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yotman View Post
    Just watched the latest Funker530 Video showing firefight in Charkh Afghanistan.



    Notice 0:29 - the reflection of the sun from the soldier's watch.

    With all the respect to the man out there, why invest so much money in advanced camouflage if you don't pay respect to the basic fundamentals like hiding flashy items? be sure that if we saw that reflection, the enemy saw it either.

    Just my 2 cents, what do you say?
    I bet you could teach them a thing or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yotman View Post
    Just watched the latest Funker530 Video showing firefight in Charkh Afghanistan.



    Notice 0:29 - the reflection of the sun from the soldier's watch.

    With all the respect to the man out there, why invest so much money in advanced camouflage if you don't pay respect to the basic fundamentals like hiding flashy items? be sure that if we saw that reflection, the enemy saw it either.

    Just my 2 cents, what do you say?
    Are you also critical of velcro pouches when in a contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yotman View Post
    be sure that if we saw that reflection, the enemy saw it either.
    The insurgents would have seen the dust from the various weapons firing, clearly the contact had been underway for some time, and/or the skylined personnel before the reflection.

    The only reason you saw his watch is because he raised his arm to fire the AT4. His sleeves are rolled down so ordinarily the watch would be covered.

    A very pedantic comment from the OP and a complete non issue as most of them would be wearing eye pro anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yotman View Post
    Just watched the latest Funker530 Video showing firefight in Charkh Afghanistan.

    Notice 0:29 - the reflection of the sun from the soldier's watch.

    With all the respect to the man out there, why invest so much money in advanced camouflage if you don't pay respect to the basic fundamentals like hiding flashy items? be sure that if we saw that reflection, the enemy saw it either.

    Just my 2 cents, what do you say?
    My 2 cents? You're a [*******"#000000"]d[/COLOR]ickwad.

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    Direct fire but dont start ****ing around with the guy clearing his stoppage.

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    - Could somebody please explain to me what happened at 2:34 with the belt ?

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    I understand the AT4 can punch holes in walls, but why fire them at that range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by California Joe View Post
    My 2 cents? You're a [*******"#000000"]d[/COLOR]ickwad.
    Well, there is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNder View Post
    I understand the AT4 can punch holes in walls, but why fire them at that range?
    Honestly?

    "I really don't feel like carrying this rocket on the way back..."

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    What do you figure is the range of this engagement? Seems pretty far (or maybe the distance on camera seems deceptive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIG View Post
    What do you figure is the range of this engagement? Seems pretty far (or maybe the distance on camera seems deceptive)
    AT4 flight time was 5-6 seconds, so even the closest compounds would have been pretty far for that kind of firing.

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