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Welcome to the /k/ bunker
Hello, lads. I managed to get ownership of this board by squatter's rights, so here we are. I'm not Greekmod or the Australian BO from 8ch, but I'll do my best to serve you.
My e-mail is powerwordN@cock.li.
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I will update this with the rules after I get back from work.
Rules are viewable in the post box, but I will repost them here for your convenience:
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I recently got some Streamlight flashlights with USB-rechargeable batteries; do any of you have experience with the charge time, total length of use, and lifespan regarding these things? It looks like they're putting out the lumens as advertised, but I don't know whether they'll keep that output for multiple charge cycles.
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Just dumping flight folder. Don't mind me.
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Let's make a thread about all the wars and shittery in Middle East (and other shitholes because why not).
>Syrian Army finally decided to clean the kettle on terrorists and is crushing HTS is Idlib (pic related)
>Iraq got bombed by kikes, so it closed its airspace, even to US, announcing that any unauthorised plane will be shot down
>Houthis bombed Aramco Oil refinery, Sauds mad as hell
>UAE proxies and Saudi proxies in Yemen about to go to war; dozens of dead, neither side seems willing to back down
>US raped so badly in Afghanistan that it's now negotiating with Taliban
>India abolished Kashmir autonomy, several dead soldiers along the pakistani border already, might cause war
>chad Iran swinging its dick in Persian Gulf, virgin UK screeches impotently while UAE starts being friendly with Iran (possibly related to Yemen happenings?)
>Turkey planning to invade SDF-held part of Syria to set up a "safe zone" along the border
That's all the events that come to mind at the moment.
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Bug out bag
I need a good bug out bag. Not talking about the contents, just the bag itself, preferably waterproof.
Does anyone have the bob infograph?
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I have noticed some anons want to get a webm thread going but are currently unable to do it themselves so here you go, It's time for me to stop lurking and actually contribute to one of my favorite boards.
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Dishes that can be made exclusively from dried/canned stuff?
/ck/ here is pretty much dead, and this a relevant topic for /k/...
What dishes can be made exclusively with water and dried, canned or otherwise shelf stable stuff? I can only think of spaghetti with sauce (pasta, pasta sauce/canned tomatoes and seasonings, dehydrated/canned vegetables, powdered cheese), and some bean+rice dishes. Anything else you could make this isn't just premade stuff (canned soup)?
Pictured liberal stupidity only somewhat related.
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Fallout 3 Combat Shotgun
I want to bring this meme of a gun back into discussion, because I think it's possible to make it work in theory, though it required some extreme autism to come up with.
My idea is a reverse recoil operating system. A gas tube directs pressure to both the rear of the receiver as well as the magazine, which we'll get to later. The secondary gas tube (shown in red) actuates a piston (mauve) that causes the shell holding chamber and barrel to move forward, collect a shell from the elevator, a spring shoves the shell back, onto a fixed firing pin. The shell is ejected I don't know how this would be done, fuck you Todd and the operation repeats.
For the magazine system, I thought you could just have a weak piston (blue) push a shell, as well as causing the next round to be raised into the "chamber" on an elevator (purple) like in lever actions.
What do you guys think?
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Optics and Long Range Funz
Anyone care to educate a strelok in the science of Optics?
>what type of binos are best?
>what type scopes are best?
>what kind of math is involved in long range shooting?
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SanFran declares NRA terrorists
>Unsettled by recent mass shootings across the nation, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution this week declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization.
>“The N.R.A. exists to spread pro-gun propaganda and put weapons in the hands of those who would harm and terrorize us,” Ms. Stefani said in a statement. “Nobody has done more to fan the flames of gun violence than the N.R.A.”
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This is how a female warrior should look like. They can be strong independent feminists but they must look like this.
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Off Grid / SHTF Comfy
How will you live innawoods? How far from town? How comfy will you get? Share your comfy innawoods experiences, tips, plans.
Currently I'm hoarding tea, and collecting mugs.
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After 18 Years of Sand Castles, US Files Plan to Leave Sandbox
Afghanistan war: US-Taliban deal would see 5,400 troops withdraw>The United States would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan within 20 weeks as part of a deal "in principle" with Taliban militants, Washington's top negotiator has said.>Zalmay Khalilzad revealed details of the long-awaited deal for the first time in a TV interview after briefing Afghan leaders on the agreement. But he said final approval still rested with US President Donald Trump.>A huge blast rocked Kabul as the interview aired. The Taliban said it was behind the attack, which killed at least five civilians and wounded dozens more. It said foreign forces were the target. The bomb targeted a residential compound housing foreigners and the Taliban said gunmen were also involved. The attack highlights fears that US negotiations with the Taliban won't end the daily violence in Afghanistan and its terrible toll on civilians.>The militants now control more territory than at any time since the 2001 US invasion and have so far refused to talk to the Afghan government, whom they deride as American puppets.>The deal outlined by Mr Khalilzad in an interview with Tolo News is the product of nine rounds of peace talks that have been held in the Gulf state of Qatar. In exchange for the US troop withdrawal, the Taliban would ensure that Afghanistan would never again be used as a base for militant groups seeking to attack the US and its allies. "We have agreed that if the conditions proceed according to the agreement, we will leave within 135 days five bases in which we are present now," Mr Khalilzad said.>The US currently has about 14,000 troops in the country.>A Taliban spokesman confirmed in a text message to the BBC that the details of the troop withdrawal as outlined by Mr Khalilzad were correct. A pullout of the remaining forces would depend on conditions, including the start of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as well as a ceasefire, reports the BBC's Lyse Doucet from Kabul.>Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will study the deal before giving any opinion, his spokesman Sediq Seddiqqi said earlier on Monday. He said the government still needed proof the Taliban were committed to peace. Many in Afghanistan fear that a US-Taliban deal could see hard-won rights and freedoms eroded. The militants enforced strict religious laws and treated women brutally under their rule from 1996 to 2001.https://archive.is/wBEFPhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49559493
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Let's post and discuss artillery!
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Updating cheap guns image
Thread about this got derailed a bit, but I guess bunker is a good enough reason to restart it.
>prices need updating
>hawk has been discontinued or no longer imported, replacement needed
>improved versions of Hi-Point (soon), LC9S (improved in cost), M&P9, and CCP
>Makarov is no longer budget
>ETS's quality control has shit itself, drop from recommendation
>surefire has shown itself to be anti-2A
>hoppes now comes in starter kits bundling solvent+lube+brush for the price listed for buying the separately. Alternate lubes that can be acquired for low total price also nice.
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Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95>Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April.>He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power. He won Zimbabwe's first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead.>Mugabe's early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority. But his controversial land reform programme sparked an economic collapse and his latter years were marked by rights abuses and corruption.>His successor, Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa, expressed his "utmost sadness", calling Mr Mugabe "Zimbabwe's founding father" and "an icon of liberation".>Mr Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia in 1964. In 1973, while still in prison, he was chosen as president of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu), of which he was a founding member.https://archive.is/eAxgl
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/k/ Vidya Thread
Since we don't need a homosexual board that will likely be populated by G3 users.
For starters have Ghost Recon. Literally extract and play. https://mega.nz/#!2aYQ3SQY!rXu5qjHMxwIXLCtoONpiSeMdM28ImcrYV_6ogAyxLTk
I have lost a lot of my older vidya links so please stand by while I try and retrieve them.
If you really don't understand what content to talk about in this thread we could always talk about RTS
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Tank Autism Reflective Discussion
I know what you are likely thinking, especially when faggot anons typically
>Fail to grasp the concepts of logistics and maintenance
>Cannot understand that Tanks face things other than other Tanks on the battlefield
>Do not analyse from a strategic perspective
>Unable to comprehend that all Tank warfare, present or future, will in fact NOT take place solely in the Fulda Gap
Come to think about it, it's rather unfair to give anons a hard time about this when you got gems like https://anonfile.com/dfA5S323n1/ArmorJulyAugust1993web_pdf
At least Tankers and real fucking engineers had the good sense to tear it to pieces though. https://anonfile.com/S69cSc2bn8/ArmorSeptemberOctober1993web_pdf
So you probably ask why bring it up? Well first, /k/ actually as a think-tank has come up with some rather innovative and level headed designs some of which are allegedly being pushed forward /k/'s Light Tank proposals for example
The other is that I have a bunch of literature to share. Enjoy faggots.
On the Tank PDFs and ebooks
I should give a word of warning first, these have varying degrees of quality and full of contradictions in the very next page like:
>Bong Tanks lacked in armor to other nations
>The Churchill was one of the most heavily armored Tanks in the Allied arsenal easily laughing off even the heaviest German ordnance.
Or my personal favorite:
>German Tanks when they first appeared on the battlefield were more innovative than their counterparts
>When the German Panzers first showed up on the battlefield were already considerably outdated by even their interwar counterparts.
You have been warned.
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10 More Years of BRRRT
The A-10 Warthog Is Sticking Around for At Least Another Decade>After years of trying to retire the Warthog, the U.S. Air Force is spending big to keep more of the attack jets flying for another decade.>Just weeks after the last of 173 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs received new wings, the Air Force on Wednesday awarded Boeing a $240 million contract to start installing new wings on 27 more aircraft — the first tranche of a project expected to re-wing a total of 112 aircraft for about $1 billion, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. The contract awarded on Wednesday runs through 2030.>“Boeing will team with Korean Aerospace Industries and other key suppliers to deliver the first wing sets to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah,” the company said.>The contract signals the Air Force will no longer try to retire the plane, known for its rapidfire 30-millimeter cannon. The Warthog was introduced in the 1970s to support troops on the ground, and has seen heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan since the U.S. invasions there. Yet over the past decade, the Air Force has several times called for retiring the plane and performing its close-air support mission with higher-flying planes like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or slower propeller-driven attack planes.>Earlier this month, a congressionally mandated Mitre Corp. report obtained by Air Force Magazine said the Air Force should retire A-10s as new F-35 are delivered. And the Air Force is buying planes like the Embraer Super Tucano and Beechcraft T-6 for special operations and training foreign air forces.>The Air Force started replacing the wings on 173 A-10s in 2011. That work finished earlier this month. https://archive.is/23bGjhttps://www.defenseone.com/business/2019/08/warthog-sticking-around-least-another-decade/159365/
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A thread for all kinds of close and personal encounters, from fistfights to cavalry charges.
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If there's anything in specific you'd like me to do or change, please post it here. I admit I don't have a lot of experience managing boards, so if you want to BE THE CHANGE then here's where to do it.
If you have banners, pastebins, copypastas you want me to pin for ham radio, etc. please reply to this thread or make a new post with said content and I will sticky it.
If you've got problems with a specific person or something then complain or e-mail me. I work a full-time job so I won't always be around to immediately fix things.
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Post /ak/ things and your raifu.
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I would like to reiterate the extreme importance of rule #7.
If you tell anyone you use imageboards, let alone one dedicated to weapons, you'd better be willing to trust them with your life because they can destroy it.
Keep your power level in check and for fuck's sake, don't go around adding your favorite board name to your stupid facebook handle. /K/. Gotta be fucking kidding me.
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/k/ Movie Night #2 - Mountains of The Moon (1990)
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Cancer has cancer
>U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent three weeks of radiation treatment following the discovery of a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokesperson announced Friday.
Ginsburg, 86, began radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on August 5th, according to the court. Doctors from the hospital said tests show that the rest of the justice’s body is cancer-free. As part of Ginsburg’s treatment, doctors inserted a stent into her bile duct.
I get that we need new threads, but at least put some effort into your post.
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The US Navy fails to save an egg
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US may have lost edge to China: Australian report
"America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain."
A series of articles regarding the decline of US dominance in the Asia Pacific region, starting with the Japan Times.
Chinese missile arsenal could embolden Beijing to seize Senkakus and force U.S. from region, report claims
>China’s growing military power in Asia could have “dire consequences” for the U.S.-led regional order, according to a new report that says its powerful missile arsenal could embolden Beijing in the “near-term” to seize the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands and other territories in the Ryukyu chain.
>The study, released Monday by the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, said that a decade of “delayed and unpredictable funding” for the U.S. defense budget has seen Washington lose its primacy in the western Pacific, giving an edge to an increasingly tech-savvy Beijing.
>China, the report noted, has thoroughly studied the American way of war, particularly in the Middle East, and in response has deployed “a formidable array of precision missiles and other counter-intervention systems” to undercut the U.S. military’s regional dominance.
>China’s “growing arsenal of accurate long-range missiles poses a major threat to almost all American, allied and partner bases, airstrips, ports and military installations in the Western Pacific,” it said.
>If an armed conflict were to break out between Washington and Beijing, these ballistic missiles would likely cripple U.S. and allied forces across the Western Pacific region “within hours,” it added.
>China has systematically increased, upgraded and extended the range of its inventory of missiles and launchers in what the U.S. government has characterized as “the most active and diverse ballistic missile development program in the world.”
>Although exact numbers are not known, the Pentagon estimates that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force now fields up to 1,500 short-range ballistic missiles, 450 medium-range ballistic missiles and 160 intermediate-range ballistic missiles, in addition to hundreds of long-range ground-launched cruise missiles.
>Beijing also appears to have been practicing for pre-emptive missile strikes on the forward bases that underpin U.S. military power in the western Pacific, using detailed apparent mock-ups in the Gobi Desert of important American military facilities in Japan such as the naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and air bases in Kadena, Okinawa Prefecture and Misawa, Aomori Prefecture.
>But any quick use of limited force with these weapons, the report said, would be premised on achieving a fait accompli victory — particularly around Taiwan, the Japanese archipelago or maritime Southeast Asia — before America can respond, “sowing doubt about Washington’s security guarantees in the process.”
>The United States’ alliance system and its international commitments — once deemed as an unassailable bedrock of American military and economic dominance — have repeatedly been called into question by U.S. President Donald Trump, though nowhere more visibly than in the Asia-Pacific region [1/3]
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ITT: Top tier commanders.
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/k/ PDF Thread
They added PDF support, so let's have em boys.
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How many Streloks have made it here so far? We can expect traffic to be exceptionally slow, which is why I've made this thread: it gives lurkers the chance to make themselves known.
The thread may also be useful for light chatting or QTDDTOT.
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SA/DA versus striker fired
Something that's been bugging me for a while is the debate between striker fired pistols versus SA/DA designs for use in carry. One of the main arguments I've seen on behalf of striker fired is the consistency of trigger pull- but most SA/DA pistols being made nowadays don't have decockers, so firing the gun is generally going to be single action aside from a malfunction.
If you're concealed carrying without a decocker, it seems odd to keep your weapon in DA with a round in the chamber versus SA with the safety on.
Is the argument that there's some increased training requirement for using SA/DA invalid? More importantly, if things like weapons familiarization are seen as "excessive", should you really be concealed carrying?
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Strange and Curious Firearms: Fuck your fingers edition
I'll start with the
HINO-KOMURO M1908 PISTOL
You probably have heard of the Type 94 Nambu pistol, infamously known as the"Suicide Special" with the exposed sear (it's a feature t.Nambu), but there is a far more sinister and curious Japanese pistol that is rarely talked about.
The Hino M1908 pistol was a blow-forward operated, semi-automatic pistol chambered in 8mm Nambu, .32 ACP, and .25 ACP. The 8mm chambering was later dropped as the cartridge proved too powerful for the design. All known sources state that between 8 to 15 rounds could be held. Now, a blow-forward operated pistol is rare for sure but don't make me explain the specifics of it, since I'm no-funs except for airshit. My basic understanding of the operation is that it functions like a complex open bolt self-loading slam fire weapon.
The blow-forward operation allowed for the gun to be loaded just by flicking it forwards, thus it is one of the few examples of a firearm that is capable of being operated by a single hand.
The gun itself is highly simple and uses few parts, as shown in the diagram. It is one of the few truly symmetrical firearms out there, as there are no mechanisms on either side of the gun. The safety comes in the form of a grip safety which resembles the grip safety on the Nambu Type 14 pistol, but by all accounts this gun was reliably unsafe.
Here are some reasons why...
>The Hino is an open-bolt, fixed firing-pin, blow forward gun, thus cocking the pistol traditionally (racking that slide) requires you to pull on the barrel. This potentially exposes your body parts over the muzzle, especially in high stress conditions; should you catch a piece of clothing or anything on the sear, the barrel could potentially retract, chamber a round, and spring can fire the round by pushing the round on to the fixed firing pin. One oopsie, and you've got an unintended discharge that could very well end with a lost finger or a new hole in your palm.
>The manual states the above as a glaring issue, and advises users to flick the gun forwards and load it using the inertia of the long barrel
>To safely unload a chambered round, one must retain the barrel while he decocks the trigger (i.e. pressing it down), slightly pull back on the barrel (which if you do this too hard, you've unintentionally discharged à la slamfire style) and pull forward the barrel. This is issue was seemingly rectified in some later American models which seemingly allowed for a 2-position firing pin.
>The safety feature of this gun is a grip safety only. That is usually not optimal, it's seen in some guns like the H&K P7; but in the Hino M1908's case, the gun doesn't have a trigger guard. Should one holster the firearm loaded in a manner so that the grip safety and trigger was depressed, it would unintentionally discharge.
>Since the disconnector and sear were incorporated into the trigger as a single piece, not depressing the trigger enough or not being snappy with the trigger would [classical mechanics in Japanese] and cause the Hino to fire in full-auto
>The inventor of the gun Hino Kumazo suffered two wounds directly from this firearm. First he accidentally shot his left thumb off after trying to load the thing, and the second time, he was accidentally shot in the back by his gunsmith, exiting through his abdomen. He survived these wounds, and survived the firebombing of Tokyo which burnt down a lot of important files about Kumazo's invention's and catalogs of his firearm, but he died of malnutrition, a broke man, in 1946.
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/k/ Movie Night - Into the White (2012)
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Not really a gun's guy but I remember some friendly anon really wanted these so here it goes
#F!O3gmRCpR!4Q_4hsW8bwJvsCzhFMZ9yQ - Osprey Publishing (for all your gun's and gun'sblaster needs)
(the entire collection is gigantic so I'll be adjourning with you guys at a later date)