Jun
05
2011

Interesting article here. (Language warning)

Three lessons to take away from it.

  1. The AK-47, while an excellent automatic rifle, is perhaps not best-suited for keeping up the high standards of marksmanship and fire discipline that used to be ubiquitous in countries like, say, Afghanistan.  In fact, there is much to be said about the venerable Lee-Enfield in that regard.
  2. Do not fuck with the British Army, because they will drop a laser-guided Hellfire missile on you if you annoy them enough.
  3. Do not fuck with the British Army, because they will drop a laser-guided Hellfire missile on you if you annoy them enough.

To paraphrase Kryten from Red Dwarf: Now I realize that, technically speaking, those last two were only one lesson; but I thought it was such a big one, it was worth mentioning twice.

Via AoSHQ Headlines.

Moe Lane

PS: We will now pause to give everyone inclined to wage war over the statement “the AK-47 is an excellent automatic rifle” – pro and con – time to prepare.

1 Comment

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    Hey, the AK is an excellent automatic rifle, ideally suited for what it was meant to do. Easy and inexpensive to manufacture in large quantities rapidly with less than first world capability, and to be easily maintained and reliable in the hands of a poorly (or not) trained conscript infantry. Which is why it was never meant to be accurate. The Soviets firmly believing in the idea of “quantity has a quality all it’s own”.

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