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    Quote Originally Posted by koutch View Post
    what's the green thing that is standing in the last pic, anyone knows?
    It's a tripod for an optical device, large binoculars or more likely a stereoscopic range finder. Used with field artillery or AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCDweller View Post
    Judging by a hundred pictures that were labeled wrong before, I have a suggestion that it might be South Ossetians. Why? Long hair and facial hair, 2 45 round RPK magazines taped together, definitely not Russian tactical vests, no helmets in sight. BMP might be a captured Georgian. If you got any other ideas, please share them.
    THIS IS GEORGIANS.
    caucasians have a strong facial hair growing. On TV you can see a lot of georgian soldiers with a facial hair. (One russian guy told me a story about his armenian friend who served in soviet army. This poor armenian had to shave every morning, sometimes two times per day)
    About "nonwestern" vest and weapon - only a few brigades of georgians had a western assault rifles and gear and this elite forces (trained by foreign specialists) had a biggest casualties in this conflict. They were professional soldiers, but the rest of georgian forces are poorly trained. You can expect that simple soldiers can take off their helmets during a combat (expecially when their asses are kicked and thy are retreating) Other georgian soldiers have poorer equipment - AK, soviet steel helmets, soviet AK ammo pouches (TV)
    S.ossetian militia dont have any uniform discipline, but they dont use georgian MARPAT uniforms. I cannot imagine a situation that three s.ossetian militants are wearing full georgian uniform (trousers, jacket, patrol cap, combat-2 boots)

    sorry I was wrong, this is russians
    lol

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    I have looted He219's avatar

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    I hear they replaced the Moskvas Vulcan missiles with looted Harpoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He219 View Post

    A friend told me the writing on the destroyed tank says "For Sale"
    First Russians looted Georgian tank and now they're selling it!!!11

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCDweller View Post
    A friend told me the writing on the destroyed tank says "For Sale"
    First Russians looted Georgian tank and now they're selling it!!!11

    delivery by buyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRussian1 View Post
    I hear they replaced the Moskvas Vulcan missiles with looted Harpoons.
    Hey u forgot thet looted also Aegis and Sm-2

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    forget the uniforms and shades, what about all the Georgian oxygen those damn russians looted? Whos gonna answer for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuy View Post
    The wearing of the boots may have been more of a "necessity". You wouldn't see a British soldier dressed in an Argentinian uniform and M1 steel helmet, now would you?
    Quote Originally Posted by Flankerman View Post
    The 'unprofessional' British soldiers in the Falklands used Argentinian boots - because they were better than their own.....

    [SIZE=2]With the exception of a few specific items of kit, Argentine units were as well equipped as the British. Their clothing was superior. Acquiring a pair of the excellent Argentine boots to replace their own sodden footwear was a high priority for British soldiers and marines, leading to much amusement when on at least one occasion the ‘corpse’ being *****ped jumped to its feet and ran off into the darkness.[/SIZE] [SIZE=2]British soldiers carrying Sterling sub-machine guns threw them away and picked up Argentine FALs which fired automatic unlike the British self-loading rifle. The ubiquitous Argentine .5-inch heavy machine guns were a lethal menace, as were their 120-mm heavy mortars. The British had neither — until we captured them in battle. [/SIZE]

    I don't doubt that we could find instances of other armies doing the same??

    Ken

    The problem was that British paras were short of ammunition, both to SMG and to mortars... no wonder they took captured weapons. Same for boots... as they had to march for days through swampy and wet areas. But there is difference between combat necessity during fighting and using captured equipment becouse your own is ****ty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoshi View Post
    T-72's and M4's are war trophies.. Uniforms, helmets, bikes and TV's are not.
    Look, Georgia officially declared war on Russia, so anything Russia takes as a winner is a "trophy" this includes all military hardware including the soldiers tin can and goggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmot1 View Post
    captured equipment becouse your own is ****ty.
    Why do you think our equipment is such as you wrote? As you can see less then half of the soldiers use parts of georgian uniform (mainly t-shirts - the first thing to be bad smelled and dirty in that hot conditions)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArmenian View Post
    I have looted He219's avatar

    With all due respect it's the stupidest avatar ever. The guy is either
    highly ironic or well brainwashed I rather think it is the former

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmot View Post
    With all due respect it's the stupidest avatar ever. The guy is either
    highly ironic or well brainwashed
    Also happens to be a MOD if i'm not wrong

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    These new guys crack me up ..




    Russian soldiers go on a top of APC as a column of armored vehicles moves toward the town of Alagir, some 40 km outside Vladikavkaz as they leave South Ossetia on August 24, 2008.

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    Very interesting position for a radio. On his left arm. Also, suppressed AK in noteworthy...

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