Tough Soviet plane .. Notice the extra Ukranian armor between the exhaust that kept it flightworthy.
Everybody's game, so lighten the fvck up people.
A Georgian soldier inspects the helmet of a Russian peacekeeper soldier left in the Senaki Military Base, a Georgian military base which was occupied by Russian forces and evacuated last Saturday, in western Georgia, August 25, 2008
A Georgian soldier gives thumb up to a US soldier (R) from the 21st Theatre Sustainement Command at the EU Command arriving at a looted Georgian army base outside Gori August 25, 2008. The Georgian police have replaced the Russian troops but there still has not been time to dismantle the cement blocks that marked Moscow's checkpoints.
Russian troops loaded down with loot in the South Ossetia town Tskhinvali on August 25, 2008.
Russian soldiers smile as they sit on APC moving towards the town of Alagir, some 40 km outside Vladikavkaz as they leave South Ossetia on August 24, 2008
A Russian serviceman gestures while waiting to travel on a road leading to Russia, in South Ossetia, near the border with North Ossetia, August 25, 2008. Georgia and Russia fought a brief war earlier this month after Tbilisi tried to retake the breakaway pro-Russian province of South Ossetia, prompting an overwhelming counter-attack from Moscow.
Last edited by He219; 08-25-2008 at 03:43 PM.
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
I have looted He219's avatar
Last edited by TheArmenian; 08-25-2008 at 04:01 PM.
I hear they replaced the Moskvas Vulcan missiles with looted Harpoons.
forget the uniforms and shades, what about all the Georgian oxygen those damn russians looted? Whos gonna answer for that?
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.