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"And there were guys who did not hit at all": a US Army soldier shows an exit to the shooting

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"And there were guys who did not hit at all": a US Army soldier shows an exit to the shooting

An American Russian-speaking serviceman maintains a video diary of her service. Vera (aka Dera) Poltavtseva talks about how she is preparing for the "field exit" - going to training sessions in practical shooting.


A soldier demonstrates her ammunition. This is a bulletproof vest, a tactical backpack, on which a special mount is provided, which makes it possible to hang a machine gun so as not to carry it in your hands. The backpack has a special container in which there are goggles. There are also special tinted lenses for shooting options in especially bright sun.

The equipment, according to the American serviceman, weighs about 18 kg.

Further, the shooting is carried out in a military vehicle, which delivers servicemen directly to the shooting range.

Some guys didn’t get qualifying points during the shooting. But there has never been anyone who has not hit a single target. Therefore, there is always a chance to be the first ...


The ironic dialogues of the American military are noteworthy.

Why did you join the army?

I had a midlife crisis, I had nothing to pay the bills with, I wanted to see the world ...


The video demonstrates the preparation for firing with a machine gun, the firing itself. In this case, the receiver cover is not closed by the shooter herself.

Well, I shot normally: I hit two targets. And there were guys who didn't get in at all.

A video from Poltavtseva, where she shows her exit to the shooting:

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 December 2020 12: 36
    0
    Well, I shot normally: I hit two targets. And there were guys who didn't get in at all.
    belay Fighters! recourse
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 18 December 2020 13: 14
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Fighters!

      Not! Warriors! yes
    2. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 19 December 2020 14: 42
      -2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Well, I shot normally: I hit two targets. And there were guys who didn't get in at all.
      belay Fighters! recourse

      In the us army, to defeat the enemy, they focus on artillery и Aviation... For example - Request for direct fire support CAS - ...
      AC-130
      AC-130 - will be called, as in Syria on February 7, 2018.
  2. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 18 December 2020 12: 51
    +4
    Conclusion from the article: all the Merikos are crooked - boldly single-handedly attack the platoon, if anything, they either miss or retreat for lack of toilet paper and cola, or they will lose a machine gun .. laughing
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 18 December 2020 13: 43
      +11
      Conclusions without an article can be made ... minke whales are DIFFERENT, as elsewhere, as always.
      With a bare ... saber on a machine gun, no need to go! The machine gunner wants to, but he gets there anyway, he doesn't go to his grandmother.
      1. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 18 December 2020 13: 47
        +3
        Yes, this is understandable .. I had - sarcasm, otherwise it was already straightforward wink
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 18 December 2020 14: 32
          +2
          I understand ... I don’t put cons to anyone, only pros.
        2. YOUR
          YOUR 18 December 2020 14: 49
          +2
          In the next video, she tells how she joined the army, what positions, etc. Infantry. He does not have citizenship, which means that only the lowest positions can take positions. She is the driver of the Oshkosh armored car.
      2. vvvjak
        vvvjak 18 December 2020 15: 18
        +2
        Quote: rocket757
        Conclusions without an article can be made ... minke whales are DIFFERENT, as elsewhere, as always.

        I, too, did not shoot very well with the AK-74 (maximum 1 out of 3 targets), although before the army I "shot" at the 2nd category from the "small". Only under demobilization did the commission establish that the sight was shot down on the machine.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 18 December 2020 17: 34
          +3
          Actually, in any unit there is a specialist in weapons ... I remember if the firing rates decreased, for some reason, the weapons were checked without fail ...
          1. vvvjak
            vvvjak 18 December 2020 18: 28
            +1
            We didn't have such a specialist. Not only my submachine gun was "rejected", there are also about 5 in the company. Why it happened is another story.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 18 December 2020 18: 51
              +1
              I can't say for now ... it was then and where the weapons were not watched from .... in short, it was important.
        2. Korax71
          Korax71 18 December 2020 21: 05
          +3
          When conducting firing exercises (uns, uus, uks, etc.) at the training ground, a training place is usually allocated to bring weapons to normal combat, with the unit commander-in-chief. Weapons are calibrated directly by the serviceman. In principle, in any nsd, this process is quite detailed described, down to the size of a sighting target, which is quite easily made from scrap materials.
        3. Doliva63
          Doliva63 19 December 2020 20: 26
          +2
          Quote: vvvjak
          Quote: rocket757
          Conclusions without an article can be made ... minke whales are DIFFERENT, as elsewhere, as always.

          I, too, did not shoot very well with the AK-74 (maximum 1 out of 3 targets), although before the army I "shot" at the 2nd category from the "small". Only under demobilization did the commission establish that the sight was shot down on the machine.

          At least once every six months, the unit carries out a "control" shooting of weapons by the best riflemen of the unit. Didn't you have that? Amazing.
          1. sharp-lad
            sharp-lad 20 December 2020 20: 12
            +2
            In the construction battalion, I was entrusted to "shoot" only side cutters with pliers! (He served as an electrician.) And in almost two years of service he was shot only twice ... both in the first month. A completely unfamiliar weapon (a specific example of a "paddle"), 0 rounds for zeroing in and THREE TOTAL CARTRIDGES (that's exactly what the company commander said, choking with laughter) for credit. I myself was surprised that I hit the growth target twice from a hundred meters. Well, for the rest of my service, I saw weapons only on propaganda posters, although according to rumors, there were a dozen Makarychs and a couple of Kalashs in the battalion's guns.
            In general, not surprising. hi
            1. Doliva63
              Doliva63 21 December 2020 21: 09
              0
              Quote: sharp-lad
              In the construction battalion, I was entrusted to "shoot" only side cutters with pliers! (He served as an electrician.) And in almost two years of service he was shot only twice ... both in the first month. A completely unfamiliar weapon (a specific example of a "paddle"), 0 rounds for zeroing in and THREE TOTAL CARTRIDGES (that's exactly what the company commander said, choking with laughter) for credit. I myself was surprised that I hit the growth target twice from a hundred meters. Well, for the rest of my service, I saw weapons only on propaganda posters, although according to rumors, there were a dozen Makarychs and a couple of Kalashs in the battalion's guns.
              In general, not surprising. hi

              It is not surprising for the construction battalion, probably, the war is not their task. drinks
              1. sharp-lad
                sharp-lad 21 December 2020 23: 11
                0
                yet war is not their task.
                We are "animals", we were simply afraid to show weapons, let alone give them in our hands! laughing The "Scorched Earth" method is the principle of operation of an armed construction battalion. hi And all you need is matches, tobacco and vodka! lol
                1. Doliva63
                  Doliva63 22 December 2020 19: 07
                  0
                  Quote: sharp-lad
                  yet war is not their task.
                  We are "animals", we were simply afraid to show weapons, let alone give them in our hands! laughing The "Scorched Earth" method is the principle of operation of an armed construction battalion. hi And all you need is matches, tobacco and vodka! lol

                  Yes, I remember that humor drinks hi
    2. Bradley
      Bradley 18 December 2020 15: 58
      +2
      Conclusion from the article: all the Merikos are crooked-bravely alone in attacking the platoon, if anything, they either miss or retreat for lack of toilet paper and cola or the machine gun will lose .. laughing

      In which case, the guys and I will follow you. For everyone, and then suddenly they will all the same. laughing
  3. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 18 December 2020 12: 54
    0
    And where did she serve there? Is it the army, the marines, the national guard, the reserve?
    1. Anton S
      Anton S 18 December 2020 13: 10
      +1
      Somewhere in the previous article it was written, something like an autobat, in general, not special forces
      1. Sancho_SP
        Sancho_SP 18 December 2020 13: 12
        -1
        And the Marines and the reserve also have an autobath :)
        1. Anton S
          Anton S 18 December 2020 13: 27
          0
          Quote: Sancho_SP
          And the Marines and the reserve also have an autobath :)

          In any case, parts of the support. They will not go into the attack.
          1. Doliva63
            Doliva63 19 December 2020 20: 28
            +1
            Quote: Anton S
            Quote: Sancho_SP
            And the Marines and the reserve also have an autobath :)

            In any case, parts of the support. They will not go into the attack.

            Well, if in our opinion, then when necessary, they will go. laughing
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 18 December 2020 14: 50
      +1
      Look above the answer, I wanted to send it to you, but somehow it turned out that to the previous friend. Infantry, mechanic.
  4. beeper
    beeper 18 December 2020 13: 15
    +6
    Well, and in the comments under the video, American soldier Vera has already been congratulated on the Success of hitting Topvar.Ru! wink
  5. Anton S
    Anton S 18 December 2020 13: 25
    +9
    Yes, the Americans are normal, in general they shoot, they have weapons in free access in civilian life, all sorts of shooting clubs, etc. And here, on the video part of the support, they shoot from a machine gun (all the fighters have to do with it), it's strange to expect outstanding results from them. Now they know what a machine gun is and how to shoot from it.
    1. knn54
      knn54 18 December 2020 13: 54
      +2
      Something today drew anecdotes:
      "There are troops in the USSR, the construction battalion is called that way they are afraid to give weapons to those animals."
      1. Anton S
        Anton S 18 December 2020 13: 55
        0
        Quote: knn54
        Something today drew anecdotes:
        "There are troops in the USSR, the construction battalion is called that way they are afraid to give weapons to those animals."

        Well, since they give it, it means not animals))
    2. your1970
      your1970 25 December 2020 07: 43
      0
      Quote: Anton S
      Yes normally Americans generally shoot, they have free access to weapons in civilian life
      - For health
      Quote: Anton S
      strangely expect outstanding results from them.
      -For peace ...
      So they shoot normally or not?
      1. Anton S
        Anton S 25 December 2020 09: 36
        0
        Quote: your1970
        Quote: Anton S
        Yes normally Americans generally shoot, they have free access to weapons in civilian life
        - For health
        Quote: Anton S
        strangely expect outstanding results from them.
        -For peace ...
        So they shoot normally or not?

        I meant that in general, they shoot well (not specifically these ones). It's just that some commentators make non-obvious conclusions.
        1. your1970
          your1970 25 December 2020 13: 22
          0
          В the whole Russians eat meat ...
          Just some cabbage ...

          There are 360 million barrels per 400 million of the population - it's nonsense to shoot badly in such situations ... 2 barrels per average amer from 16 years ...
          1. Anton S
            Anton S 25 December 2020 13: 57
            0
            Quote: your1970
            В the whole Russians eat meat ...
            Just some cabbage ...

            There are 360 million barrels per 400 million of the population - it's nonsense to shoot badly in such situations ... 2 barrels per average amer from 16 years ...

            Not everyone shoots with a machine gun
            1. your1970
              your1970 25 December 2020 20: 52
              0
              I shot with PMa a lot, very much ...
              Give me a PC - I'll make a sieve out of you ...
              Easy and laid back ...
              1. Anton S
                Anton S 25 December 2020 21: 06
                0
                Quote: your1970
                I shot with PMa a lot, very much ...
                Give me a PC - I'll make a sieve out of you ...
                Easy and laid back ...

                You have shot a lot, namely at these are introductory shooting.
  6. beeper
    beeper 18 December 2020 13: 25
    +6
    From machine guns, even in his distant youth, only from our Soviet 7,62mm PC and fired (but was already well prepared for shooting)! winked
    All I struck targets from the first shot, our machine gun never "smeared" by, and, frankly, the PC would not have changed for any other! smile
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 18 December 2020 14: 20
    +3
    Judging by the video, this is some kind of introductory shooting? For all service personnel and specifically for drivers of the autobahn. Drivers must be able to shoot from a machine gun, so they were given the opportunity. There is no special training, a general training course. Because the cover of the receiver is not closed, the machine gun sees the campaign for the first time
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 December 2020 13: 07
      +2
      This is the minimum infantry course for a young soldier.
      For chauffeurs, support staff.
      Familiarity with the weapon, not a thorough mastery of it.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 19 December 2020 21: 30
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        This is the minimum infantry course for a young soldier.
        For chauffeurs, support staff.
        Familiarity with the weapon, not a thorough mastery of it.

        Yes, only one thing but .................. to close the cover of the machine gun receiver is not a thorough knowledge, but a minimum level of knowledge!
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 December 2020 22: 09
          +4
          Knowledge comes in training.
          The course of a young fighter is full of nerves, stress and zero experience.
          It also doesn't happen!
          During the course of the young soldier, I landed several thousand combat
          cartridges for all sorts of targets. It seems to be automatic. How to brush your teeth.
          And then, on the line, during the shootings, sometimes he did such stupid things,
          what a shame to remember. With experience came calm.
          1. sharp-lad
            sharp-lad 20 December 2020 20: 17
            0
            Mandrazh is a serious matter! hi
  8. smart fellow
    smart fellow 18 December 2020 14: 28
    +1
    Headline: "And there were guys who didn't get in at all"
    Quote: But there hasn't been anyone yet who hasn't hit a single target.
    Does the author know Russian poorly?
    1. Avior
      Avior 18 December 2020 14: 50
      +2
      According to the text, it turns out that these are the first ones that did not hit smile
  9. seacap
    seacap 18 December 2020 14: 36
    +4
    Shooting training and requirements for its level are different, even in one part, depending on the specialty. Having experience of interaction with them, I can say that in their military specialty, these are highly qualified specialists motivated for success, and, in order to achieve their goals, they have no moral, civilizational, universal human value barriers. By law, they are exempted from any responsibility and criminal prosecution when carrying out combat missions and orders, except for military regulations and orders. Overseas, but NATO in general is a fighter, highly professional, well equipped, with an excellent security system, highly motivated, cunning, unprincipled, very dangerous and serious enemy, incl. urya-urya, he himself does not "roll" here, an article, so about nothing, fiction, about ours can be removed worse.
    1. Sancho_SP
      Sancho_SP 18 December 2020 17: 32
      -1
      It's like that. But this only works when the economy can support such an army. And this is either a very small army, or for a very short time.
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 19 December 2020 20: 44
      +1
      Quote: seacap
      Shooting training and requirements for its level are different, even in one part, depending on the specialty. Having experience of interaction with them, I can say that in their military specialty, these are highly qualified specialists motivated for success, and, in order to achieve their goals, they have no moral, civilizational, universal human value barriers. By law, they are exempted from any responsibility and criminal prosecution when carrying out combat missions and orders, except for military regulations and orders. Overseas, but NATO in general is a fighter, highly professional, well equipped, with an excellent security system, highly motivated, cunning, unprincipled, very dangerous and serious enemy, incl. urya-urya, he himself does not "roll" here, an article, so about nothing, fiction, about ours can be removed worse.

      In the late 80s, we "clashed" with the company of the 75th regiment (the one that the Rangers) and rolled them into fluff. Conscripts against contract soldiers. Judged by the head of the BRA intelligence, General Rogers, it seems. As it is now, I do not know, I have been from the army for a long time, but then there were no armies equal to the SA on the planet.
      1. tank64rus
        tank64rus 21 December 2020 16: 44
        +1
        Absolutely so. The British in the late 80s in their film said that the Russians were really fighting in the exercises. In the GSVG, a fighter in 1.5 years was better than their "pro". They taught there as it should. And the truth was not equal to them.
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 21 December 2020 20: 36
          0
          Quote: tank64rus
          Absolutely so. The British in the late 80s in their film said that the Russians were really fighting in the exercises. In the GSVG, a fighter in 1.5 years was better than their "pro". They taught there as it should. And the truth was not equal to them.

          I'll tell you more: the Yankees later assumed that our fighters were cadets of a certain military school on an internship and demanded to show their military cards. American insanity laughing Yes, the GSVG was the most combat-ready group in the world. drinks
  10. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 18 December 2020 14: 42
    0
    The video has already been blocked, I could not view it ... crying

    I have a question - is it now accepted that any serviceman can broadcast online from the front line and the first department will not do anything to him for this? ... recourse
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 18 December 2020 15: 09
      0
      Follow the link. She is stateless, serves in the infantry, driver of an Oshkosh armored car. There is also a video there she talks about life in the USA, there is a moment where she talks about the cost of work and spare parts for cars. Cool mechanic does not know the device and the names of the parts of the brake system.
      1. your1970
        your1970 25 December 2020 08: 03
        0
        Quote: YOUR
        Cool mechanic does not know the device and the names of the parts of the brake system.

        Well, this is great - for us ... That at least the support services are fully in the substance, up to the neck ...
        In the event of an infantry war, she will leave her Oshkosh in the mud and defect
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 18 December 2020 15: 14
      +4
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Z8laftSaY
      One of her videos. I bastard about such an army, I went to the formation, I came home, again to the service, I spun home again ... a pioneer camp of some kind
      1. Whiteidol
        Whiteidol 19 December 2020 13: 22
        +1
        Channel "Rudenko" also told about it. Got up at about 05.00. Then breakfast at home and at work, i.e. to the service. Charging, building, lunch and copter maintenance work. Lunch at home. Then back to work, in the sense of the service.
    3. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 18 December 2020 20: 36
      +3
      is it now accepted that any serviceman can broadcast online from the front line and the first department will not do anything to him for this? ...

      It says that they have enough mess in the army. Of course, they show, like any country, the cream, but a splinter really got out and just pisses it off.
  11. safar gafarov
    safar gafarov 19 December 2020 08: 46
    +1
    Who will this Russian Amerzian woman shoot at in a real war? the Russians?
    1. Whiteidol
      Whiteidol 19 December 2020 13: 26
      0
      I think there are enough Russians and Belarusians and Ukrainians in the US army. And they will all shoot ... or defect. Their choice is not great. In captivity, they will also not have sugar, so to speak ... if they will be taken prisoner at all.
      1. bondrostov
        bondrostov 19 December 2020 14: 11
        0
        By the way, YES, in the war, they will be the first to be taken prisoner, they will not take it for yourself, think about being captured in battle with us. If she speaks in pure Russian, what will happen to her ...
  12. Alexfly
    Alexfly 19 December 2020 11: 48
    0
    And why laugh, how many are shooting enough at the Russian Armed Forces? Maybe, with the exception of special forces and rapid deployment forces, also into one of two targets ... And if it is also on the move, then it's completely history ...
  13. Doliva63
    Doliva63 19 December 2020 20: 17
    0
    "... a special mount is provided, which makes it possible to hang the machine gun so as not to carry it in your hands ..."
    Cool! And we even took off the belts from the weapon in order to teach the l / s to always hold it in our hands - on the march, at a halt, but anywhere! Well, when eating, you can put the machine on your lap, but so that it is ready for use. Any "sneeze" - everything goes to hell, and the weapon is already looking where it should be according to the "combat calculation". And the first thought, hammered into the subcortex - "to conduct reconnaissance of targets!" And they did not let the left eye screw up when shooting, just cover it a little before the shot so that the right one could better focus on the target. And the queue is 2 rounds. If you didn't hit 2 out of 9 targets during the "day", you will shoot until the "night". And so - 2 days a week. As a result, they fired at those running at 300 meters even from the AKS74U. The whole world can study military science with us laughing
  14. tank64rus
    tank64rus 21 December 2020 16: 35
    0
    In the Soviet school, these warriors would be, that's where there was a harsh school of life - oh, mother, don't cry. Such an Army was betrayed and sold ..............
  15. Dimon Dimonov_2
    Dimon Dimonov_2 8 January 2021 16: 13
    -1
    Masha is good ... we need such a prisoner ... = o)
  16. uncle Vlad
    uncle Vlad 11 January 2021 20: 00
    0
    Why is she somehow undernourished. How she will change the wheel on Qashqai. On the "Ural" spare wheel is 80 kg.
  17. ch28k38
    ch28k38 14 January 2021 22: 23
    0
    I served in the training regiment of the Airborne Forces (now - Omsk Training Center). The task is to train squad commanders, and so several fighters from Central Asia could not be taught how to shoot, because in this process they stubbornly closed their eyes.