Category Archives: Military

Video of Spectre, Spooky II and Stinger II AC-130 Gunships – Both internal and External Views. So Cool.

I’ve always found the gunships of interest and always like videos that show the AC-130s. This is the first time I have seen this particular high definition video that shows three models: The AC-130H Spectre, AC-130U Spooky and AC-130W Stinger.

The AC-130s pack a serious punch with their firepower. For the three models in this video, here is an armaments list:

AC-130H Spectre From 2000 onwards

AC-130U Spooky II

AC_130W Stinger II

Here’s the Video


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Details on the armaments were obtained from Wikipedia where there is a great page that outlines the AC-130 gunships. Click here to visit it.


There is a Surprising Amount of Russian Ratnik Gear on eBay

Russia began evolving the weapons and gear their infantry were using in 2013 as part of an ongoing program known as “Ratnik” that translates as “warrior”. Gone are the days of throwing poorly trained and equipped soldiers into battle. What they are developing rivals any modern first world military force.

6B45 Ballistic Vest
6B6 Tactical Vest
6B47 Helmet
6sh117 All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

In researching about Ratnik for a blog post I just did, I was surprised at how much gear has already found its way onto eBay. It goes to show how efficient the surplus market is I suppose plus that the program has been in effect for nearly six years at this point.

What can you find on eBay? In digging, I have found:

  • 6B38 MPL-50 Shovel
  • 6B38 60L RAID Backpack
  • 6B50 Ballistic Goggles
  • 6B51 Knee and Elbow Pads
  • 6E1 Water Filter and Pouch
  • 6E4-1 Watches
  • 6E4-2 Watches
  • 6E6 Multi tool
  • 6SH117 Tactical Vest
  • 6M2 Active Hearing Headphones
  • FSS-014 Flashlight
  • GSSH-01 Active Headphones

There are also a lot of hats, coats, uniforms, gloves and more. So, if you are wondering where you can find the modern Russian Ratnik gear, you definitely need to check out eBay and I created a live link to eBay where you can see posts that you can order:


Live eBay Feed You Can Order From


Russian Army Original Shovel RATNIK: 6b38 MPL-50 new generation! NEW!!!

$24.99
End Date: Wednesday Aug-21-2019 0:38:22 PDT
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Original GSSH-01 Active Headphones for Shooting Russian Army RATNIK (VKPO,VKBO)

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Original Russian Army Military Flashlight FSS-014 Ratnik

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Original Russian Tactical Vest 6Sh112 6SH117 RATNIK Set EMR Digital Flora

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Russian Military NF-10 Filter Part of Ratnik

$22.00
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RUSSIAN ARMY ORIGINAL WATCH " RATNIK " EXCLUSIVE GENUINE

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Russian army Ratnik 6b50 tactical ballistic goggles with pouch

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NF-10 Military Filter for Water Original Russian Army !!! Part of Ratnik Kit 6e1

$24.00
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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original!

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Russian Army Ratnik dual-sided reversible camouflage suit 6SH122 Size L-XL/6,2"

$99.00
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RUSSIAN ARMY MULTITOOL KNIFE 6E6 Ratnik + POUCH in EMR DIGITAL FLORA ORIGINAL

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Cover for Russian helmet 6b47 Ratnik A-TACS color NEW

$24.00
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6SH119 Russian Army Ratnik Suit Winter Camouflage. New!

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6SH122 Ratnik Bilateral Suit NEWEST Russian Spetsnaz CAMO ! 1 DAY SHIPPING

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Military Russian army Soldier Flashlight FSS-014 Ratnik Uniform Helm Torch

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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original! NEW!!!

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Russian Army Ratnik VKBO Demi-season suit (layer 5) in Digital Flora camo. 48/4.

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VKBO camouflage cap digital flora Ratnik Russian BDU camo hat VDV VKBO cap NEW

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Knife Ratnik Authentic Russian Army 6e6 Multitool + Pouch EMR Digital Flora NEW

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Russian army Ratnik watch model 6e4-2 antishock waterproof antimagnetic for Navy

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Russian original Ratnik watch 6e4-1 military watch VKBO, Russian army watch New

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Russian Army Summer Suit RATNIK VKBO in Digital Flora. BTK Group! NEW! Size 54/4

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Russian Military Cartridge For NF-10 Military Filter Part of Ratnik

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Russian Army automatic self-winding wristwatch Ratnik 6E4-1

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GSSh-01-01 6m2-1 Russian army Ratnik active headset

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Original Russian Army Ratnik Patrol Backpack 25L 6SH112 6SH117 EMR Digital Flora

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Russian army Ratnik watch model 6e4-1 antishock waterproof antimagnetic for Navy

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Russian Modern Army Floating RAID Backpack 6B38 6SH118 60L Ratnik Original! NEW!

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6B50 Ratnik Goggles of Russian Army With Sand Molle Pouch for Syria

$89.00
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Ratnik Flashlight 6e2 Original Russian Army Military

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End Date: Thursday Jul-18-2019 2:22:46 PDT
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Original Russian Army Knife Multitool 6e6 Ratnik with Pouch in EMR Digital Flora

$64.00
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Cover for Russian helmet 6b47 Ratnik Tan color for Syria NEW

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Russian Army 6sh122 Ratnik ISSUE dual-sided reversible camo suit EMR

$125.00
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Original Russian Army 6M2 RATNIK Active Headphones for Shooting

$64.00
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Russian Military GSSH-01 RATNIK Active Headphones for Shooting

$46.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-11-2019 2:28:15 PDT
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6B34 Original Tactical Goggles of Russian Army (3rd Generation) Ratnik Kit

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NEW Russian Army GSSH-01 6M2 RATNIK Active Receivers Headphones for Shooting

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RUSSIAN ARMY 6b51 Knee Pad & Elbow Pad SET Ratnik ISSUE Digital Flora NEW

$70.00
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Russian Army 6sh122 Ratnik ISSUE dual-sided reversible camouflage suit Syria

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6B50 Original Tactical Goggles of Russian Army Ratnik Kit With Pouch EMR Digital

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Photo source: By Vitaly V. Kuzmin – http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/524, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29469738


The Russian Ratnik Program – The Evolution of the Future Infantry Combat System

In past blog posts, I have featured the modernization efforts of the base Kalashnikov rifle that resulted in the 5.45×39 AK-12. What many people do not know is that this was just part of a much broader Russian program to create a future infantry combat system. The name of this program is “Ratnik” (Ратник) that translates as warrior.

While R&D started ear;lier, prototype Ratnik kits for the first generation components were delivered in 2013. Firearms, optics, communication, navigation, uniform, load bearing and body armor elements were accepted into service on October 23, 2014. Approximate 200,000 sets were delivered by September 2017, and 100% adoption is estimated in 2020 of the Ratnik-2 system. Ratnik-3 hasn’t been released yet but the suit will include a powered exoskeleton to improve strength, speed and stamina.

Overall, what you are seeing is a concerted move away from the Soviet doctrine of volumes of relative untrained and marginally equipped armed forces personnel (all branches exclude Spetsnaz) to that of a professional modern force of trained and well equipped soldiers.

Soldier with an AK-12 rifle with a blank firing adapter. He is wearing a 6B45 ballistic vest, 6sh117 lightweight individual carrying equipment, and, 6B47 helmet.

Soldier with an AK-12 rifle with a blank firing adapter. He is wearing a 6B45 ballistic vest, 6sh117 lightweight individual carrying equipment, and, 6B47 helmet. 6B50 Protective goggles, 6B51 knee and elbow pads were part of Ratnik also.
Better view of the 76B47 helpes with covers and the 6B50 eye goggles.
This is the 6B46 tactical vest
Improved communications capabilities.

The Videos

The following video is in Russian but affords the viewer a really good opportunity to see the Ratnik-1 and -2 equipment first hand.

The following is a brief video showing Russian Paratroopers doing drills in Pskov.


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Please note that any images shown were extracted from the videos and remain the property of their respective owner(s).


Russian Army Original Shovel RATNIK: 6b38 MPL-50 new generation! NEW!!!

$24.99
End Date: Wednesday Aug-21-2019 0:38:22 PDT
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Original GSSH-01 Active Headphones for Shooting Russian Army RATNIK (VKPO,VKBO)

$47.79
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 12:52:47 PDT
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Original Russian Army Military Flashlight FSS-014 Ratnik

$29.90
End Date: Sunday Aug-11-2019 20:50:18 PDT
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Original Russian Tactical Vest 6Sh112 6SH117 RATNIK Set EMR Digital Flora

$170.00
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 13:47:46 PDT
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Russian Military NF-10 Filter Part of Ratnik

$22.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-11-2019 3:02:49 PDT
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RUSSIAN ARMY ORIGINAL WATCH " RATNIK " EXCLUSIVE GENUINE

$109.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 7:45:52 PDT
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Russian army Ratnik 6b50 tactical ballistic goggles with pouch

$60.00
End Date: Tuesday Aug-6-2019 16:52:33 PDT
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NF-10 Military Filter for Water Original Russian Army !!! Part of Ratnik Kit 6e1

$24.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-27-2019 8:57:49 PDT
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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original!

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End Date: Wednesday Aug-7-2019 4:59:03 PDT
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Russian Army Ratnik dual-sided reversible camouflage suit 6SH122 Size L-XL/6,2"

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End Date: Thursday Aug-8-2019 12:38:17 PDT
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Russian Spetsnaz 2018 – Training and Combat footage

This is an interesting video that is a collection of both training and combat footage. Absolute Production assembled it with some catcy music in 2018 and I noticed the date stamp on some of the drone footage was 2015.


The video provides a good opportunity to see weapons and tactics.

Here’s the Video


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How to Defeat WiFi censorship around Firearms, Military and Law Enforcement with VPN Apps on Mobile Devices

I am sick and tired of businesses and other groups telling me that something that is perfectly legal is not acceptable. Have you ever tried to use your phone or mobile device in an establishment and got some kind of message like the following instead of the web page you wanted:

Or perhaps something like this when you know full well the website is working:

What is happening is some pain in the butt liberal is blocking your web access based on the website address you’re going to.

I’m really sick and tired of messages like these when I try to access websites from my phone or tablet that involve firearms, law enforcement, military, or anything else perfectly legitimate that the provider of the Wi-Fi services feels is inappropriate. Screw them.

What happens with Wi-Fi is that your phone is connecting to a wireless network which in turn passes through any number of devices that can subscribe to what is known as a “block list.”

The block list is provided either by the vendor of the network device or from a service provider and is updated regularly with a list of websites with different categories that the subscriber can then block. So if you try to go by name to my website like the above image shows, you will be blocked at many public venues.

Use Virtual Private Network Apps

The way to get around this is to run virtual private Network (VPN) software on your phone or tablet. It basically works by using an application that encrypts all of your phone’s WiFi data traffic to the VPN provider who then routes the data on their servers and network to your desired destination. The group trying monitor your traffic has no idea where it is going or what the contents are due to the encryption in the VPN

There are free providers that can be very slow and your security might be in question or, like me, you can use a commercial service.

I prefer a service called “IPvanish” and I’ve been using it for a year and a half. I have no affiliation with them and get absolutely zero money for this recommendation. It just so happens that I’m at a major theme park right now and I’m royally pissed off because they are blocking my access to sites I normally go to that are perfectly legal. This is censorship.

So I’m sitting here ticked and figured writing a blog post to help you guys out so you can get to these sites whenever you want would be my best revenge.

IPvanish

I have a Samsung Note 8 phone that runs Android and IPvanish makes an app that is very affordable. You can get it through the Play Store for Android plus other platforms are supported such as Apple and they are in the Apple store.

Getting going is pretty easy.  You simply sign up, pay, install the app, enter your user ID and password and you’re ready to go.  Yes, you do pay but this means you have fast connections because they can afford to have adequate capacity.

If you want to read more first go to their website at http://www.ipvanish.com

Some interesting options

There are a few interesting options to point out to you. You can have the software start automatically if you wanted to, you can tell it what country or maybe even what city you want to say it’s accessing from. For example if I wanted to make it look like I am in Canada, I can do that. If I am in another country and I want it to look like I’m in the United States, I can do that too. It gives you some interesting capabilities if you run into a situation involving digital rights such as situations where content you normally use in the United States is not licensed for people outside of it and so forth.

In summary

If you are sick and tired of being blocked, get yourself some VPN software. Ipvanish is my preference but you definitely have others to choose from. Don’t let other people dictate to you what you can and cannot do when it comes to perfectly legal topics such as Firearms, law enforcement and Military websites.


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Russian Spetsnaz Working Out With The PKM Machine Gun

Here you have a number of videos assembled to show a ton of shooting of the venerable 7.62x54R PKM machine gun by Spetsnaz operators.

You get to see the drills and they wrap up with some SVD and RPG action. Pretty cool.

Hand operated belt loader.

Here’s the Video


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Last Man Standing – Footage of Various Special Forces Groups Including the US and Germany

Yeah, I definitely liked the song and video footage in this one. It’s a good chance to see a variety of NATO-related weapons including M4,s HKs, Mk.19, AUGs and more. You always need at least one minigun on a US Navy Riverine boat too 🙂

Here’s the Video


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US Army Vintage Special Forces FANK beret flash

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US Army 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) recruiting poster

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SPECIAL FORCES AIRBORNE RANGER CHALLENGE COIN w Patch

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Original Vietnam MAAG Advisor Special Forces SF Patch

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Russian FSB Conducting Exercises

This Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) is focused on security within Russia. This includes counter-intelligence, border security, surveillance, organized crime, counter-terrorism and federal law violations.

In support of the FSB’s activities, it retains an estimated 4,000 special operations forces. Of course, one of the hallmarks of any special forces group is extensive training. The Grey Shop assembled the following video of publicly released footage from a variety of training exercises both land and sea based. I find the tactics and weapons of interest and most of this I have not seen before.

I’m always watching for small arms in these videos and you’ll notice there are AK rifles as well as AKS-74U, AS VAL, a Brügger &Thomet MP9, and PP-19-01 Vityaz.

Here’s The Video



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Russian FSB ALPHA Commando Unit Badge KGB Spetsnaz Team 20th Anniv. Medal 1994

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Understanding The Histories of Some of the Special Operations “Spetsnaz” groups in Russia Today

In the West, folks tend to think that Russian special operations groups, collectively termed “Spetsnaz” are one entity. In fact, there are many special operations groups in Russia both in the military as well as the police.

FTD Facts assembled a brief video focusing on a number of groups wherein he provides a historical narrative with photos as well as modern footage as well. It’s very informative if you ware wanting to understand a bit more about some of the Spetsnaz groups and how they were formed.

Here’s the Video


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Video of Anti-Terror Exercise in Russia in 2018

This is a video of a training exercise at the Kalingrad stadium simulating a hostage situation. Units from the FSB, police, Regardie and MOE were involved.

Parachute drop to the stadium
Going up a frozen ditch

Here’s the Video


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