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Extreme conditions, extreme training, extreme hilarity. It’s all there, and more than you ask for. Having a good sense of humor, then, becomes a survival technique.
Settling in for a long flight… (somewhere in Iraq) -
This chopper means business (it can be a Decepticon, for all we know) -
Here is how that flush toilet ended up in the middle of the desert:
(a full story is here)
Much needed equipment:
“A hard drill makes an easy battle” (General A. Suvorov)
This looks painful….
Question in his eyes -
Confidence training in Finland:
New Zealand military learn from the warrior dances of Maori (see video, this time it’s a ‘Powhiri’ welcome dance) -
Elements of yoga:
Knights of the New Crusade? No, Chinese’ paramilitary police method of improving posture:
There are better days:
In the end – sheer triumph!
“In all seriousness” (these guys are unimpressed) -
Propaganda never slumbers, nor sleeps:
See more cool posters here
Who Will Rise to Defend the Motherland?
The answer is everybody, of course! – anybody who can hold a gun, that is:
Military equipment gets wrecked, twisted, burned and generally mistreated in these – appalling! – photographs. Here are two Russian fighter jets, fighting over a runway:
We know how birds are a huge problem for airplanes, but apparently bees are not welcome on F404s, either:
I can almost feel the pain of getting this wire mess off…
“A Georgian Port Authority employee passes in front of a Russian rocket on August 11, 2008 in Poti, Georgia. The rocket landed on the Georgian Military Police car…” -
Compare it with the size of WWII bomb:
Outrageous Ammunition and Weaponry
If you guessed that anything can be converted, or serve as a weapon, you guessed right.
India also has some security force (Corps of Border) riding camels, more info.
Guess what this is… looks like a normal truck, but look closely – this is DIY rocket launcher!!! (made in Iraq, of course) -
The strangest tank… bike… something… that we’d ever seen (any info?)
Photoshop section: Here is how the myths about Russian Army super-weapons get born:
This one, however, appears to be legit:
Watching the Girls Go By
Not just watching…
Some vintage photographs… they don’t make them like that any more:
(click to enlarge, obviously)
This is a fragment of much larger picture (see here)
Life-Guards The Emperor of Austria’s Kexholm Regiment. [L.-Gv. Keksgol'mskii Imperatora Avstriiskago polk.] 3rd Guards Infantry Division. Warsaw. 1903
Truly a landship – British Mark IV tank, 1916 -
Imperial Japanese Armada at Nagato, 1929:
Militia, Police, Security – they need to have fun, too
Jumping & running around:
Dealing with some unique characters:
Helmets are appreciated: