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Wild geese: the story of a modern mercenary who has been in Iraq

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Found in the network a curious story of a former contractor (mercenary) named Ben Thomas, who visited Iraq and decided to share his experience gained in this hot spot.
Laid out his monologue "as it is."



Wild geese: the story of a modern mercenary who has been in Iraq


I gained this experience during a one-year contract in Iraq.
I roamed Iraq more than anyone I met, visited everywhere from Kuwait to Iran.
I drove in military columns on armored "Hummers", rode around Baghdad in official white fords without armor and unofficial toned "Padzherik" in local outfit, with diplomats in armored "suburban" with helicopter escort.
Like everyone else, I made mistakes and was lucky enough to write it all.

CUSTOMER
Learn to communicate with any client.
Some people think the locals are great guys, and the US Army is the focus of evil.
Some will require you to shoot every cyclist that has gone on the road.
I have seen both.
Consider their schedule and conceit.
Do not neglect your own life.
Do not let a client convince you that it is safe. I always do that ”...
If it's stupid, then it's stupid.
And again, if we stop the client from doing his business - we are in shit.
This is a fine line.
Do not be too conservative and do not plunge.
Yes, if a client considers it a good idea to go for tea to Muslims around the back streets around midnight - sometimes you have to do it.



SNARYAGA
A carbine, twelve shops to it, a pistol, three shops to it, a first-aid kit, GPS, a map and a compass, a radio with a spare battery, five hundred tanks, a sukhpay, a flask, a night vision device, a bronik and a helmet.
That's a lot.
This is hot.
If this is too hard for you, sign up for the gym: our work is not for the weak.
I will always wear a hard hat now.
If she is, she is on my head.
The guy next to me fell down with a bullet in my head, and this solved the issue for all of us.
The more comfortable and compact the helmet, the more likely you are to wear it.
Spend on MICH (Modular Integrated Communications Helmet) or something like that.



AIMPOINT is excellent (its battery lasts for half a year), EOTEC is normal (too bright: for my taste), ACOG is best.
Remember, the aiming mark is 3 MOA, and we regularly shoot more than three hundred meters. Last night, we had to shoot out a mortar calculation in seven hundred meters - fortunately, there was PKM at hand.
What will I advise?
Take ACOG, TA31F - this is the best investment.



WEAPONS
Take the biggest gun.
Keep it clean and alert.
TAKE MANY CARTRIDGES.
Once I needed 14 stores, I never thought that could be so. Store stores everywhere.
If you work in the “green zone”, one or two stores will be enough for you, but if you leave it, you need at least twelve.
Buy a short M4, it will save your life.
I have an 18-inch barrel in the assembly (upper), and if necessary, I attach it to the bottom of the receiver (lower receiver), replacing them with a short one.
It’s like having a choice of two carbines.
I also have a Mk 12 (SPR) with a 22-inch barrel and a Leupold scope for long-range shots.

Ammunition…
They are not imported.
I would get rich if I got the top five every time I hear:
- "Yeah, man, we have already ordered ten boxes, in three days they will be."
Or my favorite:
“It's all right, they are waiting for you in the country of destination.”
If you do not have good cannons, cartridges, armor and communication equipment - simply say no, as Nancy Reagan (wife of 40 of the US President) used to say.

Some offices are pieces of shit, and they will throw you in Iraq with a broken AK and a couple of stores, and some will pack you first class.
Personally, I prefer the above listed in stock, and the rest on the bank account.
If I want a backpack for three hundred tanks, I will buy it myself.
Remember that equipment is critical.
Order the best and take care of it as it should.



TRAINING
I think the most important and missing factor in survival is training.
Every day, your team should work out the behavior algorithms in a variety of situations.
At the very least, do it with idle shooting.
Usually we start with: “what if ...”, and with every guy's opinion about every unforeseen contingency.
And we work it out in different situations.



Come to certain basic principles - and stick to them.
Know the common goal and move towards it.
For example, if a car is ambushed, the driver switches to the neutral so that the vehicle following can push him out of the affected area.
Shoot a lot.
Keep fit.
If the office can not provide patrons - BORN THEM.
Shoot idly.
Practice changing stores.
In my memory, three guys were shot when they were busy with the change of stores, standing as a pole or rarely changing positions.
Lean on the app, aiming.
Basic skills - the basis of victory.
Shoot at 800 meters and beyond.
I know that almost every fight takes place closer than 150 meters, but more than once we had to shoot at 800 meters and so on.
Shoot as if still serving, and always beg for ammo.
Remember the movie "We were soldiers"?
Sam Elliot, in the role of Basil Plumney, said:
- “if I need it, it will be in bulk” - meaning the weapon.
He was right.
The wounded and deserters abandon him so much that in two weeks we have accumulated: PKK, AK, PKM, Mk 19, M-249, М203, М4, SVD, and М60 ...
It was fabulous ...
And this led me to the following: be able to handle any weapon.
If you can not shoot from it, at least read the NSD.
You never know when 5,56 will end and you have to take hold of the RMB.
Be familiar with them.

Before the next business trip, we had a fire test of the algorithms and training of leaving the transport.
It was the best and most useful training of those in which I participated.
We spent breaking through simulation munitions on vehicle ambush scenarios.
We came to the unequivocal conclusion that
LEAVING A CAR - THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP FOR SURVIVAL.
Hiding in him or behind him - just wait for the shot from the RPG, which will put an end.
Therefore, practice and practice, although it is easier said than done.
When at seven in the morning my name is for training, I just growl.
But, I think, everyone will agree that it is better to think about their actions and discuss them on the base than on the sidelines of a car riddled with PCM.

TRANSPORT
A breakdown in Iraq is like a scene from a shitty movie.
Swam, we know.
Check tires, oil, fuel, everything else.
And do not force your car.
Every contractor will tell you that he is a great driver.
The fact that he can go fast and not crash anywhere - it still does not mean anything.
Take courses of extreme driving, or - let the guy who passed them behind the wheel.
And let him teach everyone his tricks.
Learn in the process.
Practice changing tires.
To realize that you piled the centner of the load over the spare wheel is a feeling that I would not like to go through again.
Place the towing cable in EVERY machine, whip it around the rear bumper so that it is ready for evacuation for a minute or so.
Get a good jack, it costs no more than money.
Check that everyone knows where they are for towing, replacing, repairing.
Practice.
Always have a trip plan at hand.
We are always trying to be more secretive and smarter than anyone else.
Avoid major highways and roads used by the military, since They are high-priority targets.
Before you leave, look at the maps that are not used by the army.
Ask why scouts (G2, NATO hierarchical classification).
In the glove box hold uncapsules: frag, smoke and gas.
Here's the rule.
DO NOT TOUCH THE CHECK WHILE THE GRADE IS IN THE SALON!
The car shakes, and the grenade falls on the road.
Small trouble.
And if in the cabin?
Bummer.

Use of gas and smoke.
If you are obstructed by the flow and you have bad suspicions about the car behind you, throw smoke.
Most of the drivers will stop after that or at least make you plenty of space.
It is effective and harmless.
Use gas with care and never in heavy traffic.
Seeing you catching up with the cloud is not very fun.
Gas is a tough thing, and I used it only when it was impossible to do without it.
Fragment?
We all know when to take them.



I ALWAYS prefer armored cars - unarmored.
Only common sense.
If unarmored falls out - we install sandbags, steel plates and spare armor plates where you can install them.
This is better than nothing.
Steal polycarbonate windows from armored cars.

As in the good old days, nothing dares the enemy as precise dense fire.
Think about the fuel consumption.
Plan stops for refueling and meals.
Always keep a spare canister, just in case.
Track the level of fuel, expect it to be enough.
Attach the US flag to the visor so that no one can see it until you arrive at the checkpoint.
On the passenger side, do the same with the signal panel VS17.
And then the warriors can shoot you even faster than the local chebureks.
Take rations and water in the car.
NEVER throw food and / or candy to children.
There are many reasons, but at a minimum - it stimulates them to pop up in front of the car.
Hitting a child can end your career.
It is more likely that the back machine will be attacked, so put the best shooters with the biggest guns in there.
The car door is not a shelter.
The car as a whole is not a shelter.
And Hummer is a car.

MEDICINE
Medical supplies are expensive, but they save lives.
The office where I work has spent a lot of dollars on them, and this has already saved three lives.
Do some medical training.
There is nothing to add to this.
Do it.

Little things
Will you arrive in June?
I would take four pairs of light shoes with me to change them often.
Fifty pairs of socks.
At least ten NOT COTTON t-shirts.
Two pairs of sunglasses.
Non-cotton T-shirts - if you wear T-shirts.
A bunch of talcum powder for feet, movie discs, sun cream.
(The cotton does not burn: it is charred. Pilots and crews of combat vehicles wear cotton.
Polyester and nylon - “sweating” clothes, and in case of fire causes severe burns.
For several years, there is a fire-resistant thermal underwear.)




РАСПОЛОЖЕНИЕ
If you live in a trailer or cottage, find out where the nearest bunker is located.
Trying to find him at four in the morning in a hurry is not an option.
Yes, everyone will run there.
A Delta man, usually angrily squinting at everyone, will follow a swimmer in flip-flops.
120 millimeters make us all very humble.

The bastard in my opinion there is terrible.
I sometimes burst my ration purely for a change.
If you drink coffee, take it with you.
A bag of instant coffee is worth its weight in gold.

I wear trekking socks: sweat is diverted.
Insects bother one week, the next you no longer notice them.

Things to remember:
Remember that once you were all stupid little puppies.
You had 450 tanks per month and could not do anything without a lot of orders.
Remember this when you get fucked up because you have 17 thousand a month, and the guys from the next office are 17 500.
When your bosses demand that you have a regular shave - shave: you never know when to light up in some idiotic rag.

Wherever you go, have a drink with you.
This is the most valuable item.
You would be fucked if I listed everything that I traded from our sergeants (an analogue of our ensigns) to whiskey.

The soldiers arrived on a one-year business trip, or even more.
They pay in blood for every dollar, and every day they do stupid dangerous garbage.
Remember this when you have to linger for 68 days, not 60.
And communicate with them normally, well, at least you.

Of course, each of us ultimately works for ourselves, but distinguish trade secrets from intelligence.
If you’ve run into a flood on a highway, write an e-mail to your colleagues.
Trust your intuition, it saves lives.
Be thick-skinned, accept criticism adequately.
If something goes wrong, ask for advice.

Wear your armor and your helmet.
Always have spare batteries for GPS.
And always carry with you a map and a compass.
Know the map and see if everyone in the team knows the route.
Put the gum on the weapon belt so that it does not cling when you leave the car.
Take a mosquito net and a poncho for the device of the city sniper position.
If you start to trust the local - it's time to take a day off.
Entering the battle ... finish it.
If you shot at someone, and he lied, you can open fire again.
What started - finish.

Things I'm glad I took them:
ACOG, short M4, its own holster, its own unloading, poncho padding, travel mat, compass, books.

Things I'd like to take:
more socks, more stores, more T-shirts, more shoes, a ZIPNX Spare Parts Kit, a city camouflage kit, more movie discs.

Take care of your sense of humor.
Stay funny people, with them, even in a fucking situation easier.
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  1. Fox
    Fox April 30 2013 05: 59 New
    32
    The international convention on prisoners of war does not apply to them, I suppose. So they don’t need to be taken prisoner either: they must be blamed on the spot.
    1. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 06: 24 New
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      Quote: Fox
      the international prisoner of war Convention does not apply to them,
      There are two types of mercenaries — military advisers (namely military advisers, and therefore military men) and just bandits with all the consequences ... The author belongs to the second category, more precisely, the bodyguard category ...
      And knock them down just like the rest of the bandits ...
      1. maloi3326
        maloi3326 1 May 2013 03: 28 New
        +4
        This person is imprisoned under a bodyguard
    2. RUSSIA 2013
      RUSSIA 2013 April 30 2013 07: 09 New
      +2
      here Americans everywhere stick their nose, but sooner or later they’ll get nothing.
      1. domokl
        domokl April 30 2013 09: 22 New
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        Quote: RUSSIA 2013
        here Americans everywhere stick their nose, but sooner or later they’ll get nothing.
        In the same way, mercenaries from Russia, Ukraine and other former USSR countries are fighting there.
        1. redwolf_13
          redwolf_13 April 30 2013 12: 41 New
          44
          Boys Che you write for nonsense. A cool manual was written. Which can be adjusted and adapted to our conditions. And then they will come on a business trip and rush about at the base, but what to get, and where to get what I should do. This is an experience gained in blood and then it must be appreciated. People earn grandmothers there are many Russian guys whom the army abandoned and threw into the street. He was taught to fight for 5 years, he fought and then like a kitten on the street. You are unnecessary to us. So he went to his work. War is hard work. And for whom he works it’s his principles and principles.
          1. s1н7т
            s1н7т April 30 2013 20: 21 New
            0
            laughing
            Quote: redwolf_13
            Cool manual written

            Gee-gee! Replace import names with our analogs, get what else you learned in CA, in the "smart" version laughing
            P.S. They don’t have grenades - it's strange, but maybe they don’t consider it necessary, but the lack of a knife is bewildering.
            1. Timeout
              Timeout 2 May 2013 11: 39 New
              0
              Yes, it is very similar to a memo about the actions of a fighter when posting convoys in Afghanistan.

              Neither knives nor grenades are part of the standard weapons of a PMC fighter. That's why they are PMCs, that they are not supposed to have heavy weapons. The hardest thing they can afford is a grain on an armored car.
      2. Scythian 35
        Scythian 35 April 30 2013 17: 38 New
        +8
        Correctly!!! Just start with Gazprom containing one of the largest private armies. When you put a comrade with a beautiful Russian surname MILLER against the wall, then you can take on the Americans !!!
      3. Gluxar_
        Gluxar_ April 30 2013 23: 24 New
        +2
        Quote: RUSSIA 2013
        here Americans everywhere stick their nose, but sooner or later they’ll get nothing.

        What does the USA have to do with it? People are not clear where, just earn their bread. What's bad about it ? The skills of such people are sometimes very useful, no matter who they work for. They are mercenaries and do specific work. If such mercenaries could replace our guys on New Year's Eve on the 95th, I would be grateful to them. They are an instrument of war, no one regrets them, but they should not be “judged strictly”.
    3. pav-pon1972
      pav-pon1972 April 30 2013 08: 52 New
      0
      That's right ... There are Kombotants ... and they are not Kambotants. International treaties, conventions do not apply to them.
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т April 30 2013 20: 25 New
        +1
        Quote: pav-pon1972
        International treaties, conventions do not apply to them.

        Well, probably, this is taken into account in their salary and offset by some experience laughing
      2. Zmey_2Garin
        Zmey_2Garin April 30 2013 22: 00 New
        +3
        Combatants, my friend, combatants! This word is somehow pronounced. Or are you looking for the desired option by brute force?
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 30 2013 12: 26 New
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      Quote: Fox
      The international convention on prisoners of war does not apply to them, I suppose. So they don’t need to be taken prisoner either: they must be blamed on the spot.


      I would see how you will bring them down ... they will let you on your belts and tuck them in the nearest dune. This is not an army, they don’t have to follow all the rules, they will kill an accidental person - they will say the terrorists shot, they’ll also rob ...
      1. brelok
        brelok April 30 2013 17: 35 New
        +3
        Quote: Geisenberg
        Quote: Fox
        The international convention on prisoners of war does not apply to them, I suppose. So they don’t need to be taken prisoner either: they must be blamed on the spot.


        I would see how you will bring them down ... they will let you on your belts and tuck them in the nearest dune. This is not an army, they don’t have to follow all the rules, they will kill an accidental person - they will say the terrorists shot, they’ll also rob ...

        WHAT ARE THE RULES IN WAR? KILLING ENEMIES IS THE ONLY RULE. KILL WHERE I SAW AND KILL AS MANY TIMES I SEE. THE FILM IS THIS TALK SPECIAL: HUNGARAS WERE NOT ANY BEAR ANYWAY.
        1. s1н7т
          s1н7т April 30 2013 20: 28 New
          0
          Quote: brelok
          THE MERCURY HAS NO HOMELAND AND OATH. COMMERCIAL INTEREST.

          So in war, it doesn’t matter. It is important who is the first to discover and destroy.
    5. Army1
      Army1 April 30 2013 14: 44 New
      -6
      Ha ha for sure, complete xp ... If they had met with DShB, this is interesting. Most importantly, even in the "war" they keep an eye on the haircut.
  2. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 April 30 2013 06: 01 New
    15
    I’d add only one thing - you don’t want to lose your head. DO NOT meddle in the cesspool wassat
  3. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 30 2013 06: 03 New
    -15
    Will you arrive in June?
    I would take four pairs of light shoes with me to change them often.
    Fifty pairs of socks.
    At least ten NOT COTTON t-shirts.
    Two pairs of sunglasses.
    Non-cotton T-shirts - if you wear T-shirts.
    A bunch of talcum powder for feet, movie discs, sun cream.

    I forgot to mention diapers - an irreplaceable thing for the Yankees when meeting with Iraqi partisans.

    I don’t understand, is this a story of a military man or a tourist-extremal?
    How are they fighting that poor fellow there? lol
    1. Mairos
      Mairos April 30 2013 11: 39 New
      17
      "I forgot to mention diapers - an indispensable thing for the Yankees when meeting with Iraqi partisans." - this is hat-making. the grouse is serious, with combat experience - most Iraqi partisans will need pampers earlier.
      1. Alexander Kirov
        Alexander Kirov April 30 2013 13: 35 New
        +8
        Pampers is an indispensable thing in an ambush, try it. Multipoint benefit, it’s scary? -Well, and let it’s not so scary, just wanted a little? -Excellent and run away nowhere, but you need to take the dog away from the top instinct away from the group , tied to the runner and to the side, and the cayenne mixture on the trail. Not everything is so funny. A condom for all occasions.
        1. Stalinets
          Stalinets 1 May 2013 02: 57 New
          +2
          This is for snipers and ambushes ..... yes
      2. brelok
        brelok April 30 2013 17: 38 New
        +4
        THE FATT TALKED IN 65 IN ANGOLA MEETED WITH MERCENARIES. SAYS SERIOUS GUYS. DO NOT LOVE ONE IF THERE IS A CHANCE TO STAY FROM BATTLE SIMPLY EXIT AND RUN. YOUR SKIN IS EXPENSIVE!
    2. eagle11
      eagle11 April 30 2013 12: 12 New
      +5
      I don’t understand, is this a story of a military man or a tourist-extremal? How are they fighting that poor fellow there? "
      To do this, you need to live in a tent, away from civilization, then you will learn how you can regret the little things that are so necessary, but they are more than a hundred kilometers away.
    3. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ April 30 2013 23: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: GreatRussia
      I forgot to mention diapers - an indispensable thing for the Yankees when meeting with Iraqi partisans. I did not understand, is this a story of a military man or a tourist-extremal? How are they poor fighters fighting there?

      What kind of kindergarten? A man works and arranges his life himself. He is not a military man, he is a mercenary and performs assigned tasks. Nobody will take care of him, so he himself takes care. Why blame? And the fact that he says that nothing can be got in Iraq? and where to get if you can, you go out to the store without banging you bang. Therefore, it is advised to stock up immediately. The advice is correct. Regarding the usefulness of what he writes, of course these are tips from a beginner to a beginner. Useful information for whom he worked and how they paid.
  4. domokl
    domokl April 30 2013 06: 10 New
    22
    In principle, a clearly designed instruction for mercenaries. Some things are controversial, but in general, for those who travel for the first time normally.
  5. shtabs
    shtabs April 30 2013 06: 14 New
    +6
    excellent manual for a pioneer in combat
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т April 30 2013 20: 35 New
      0
      Quote: shtabs
      excellent manual for a pioneer in combat

      If the pioneer is after high school, for example, then no manual will help. And if with a head and experience - nothing new at all.
  6. Canep
    Canep April 30 2013 06: 20 New
    10
    It seems that the author doesn’t know anything more than to fight. I would add:
    And if you do not want to become the author of this, go to study at the university, and you will be happy.
    1. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 06: 31 New
      12
      To each his own ... One student, another mercenary. Half of the French foreign legion come from the USSR. And remember the war in Yugoslavia, Transnistria, 08 year ..
  7. valokordin
    valokordin April 30 2013 06: 21 New
    +4
    A lot of trouble and for what, and 17 thousand green a month is a penny, go to the deputy prime minister and you will receive this money with your wife a day
  8. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 30 2013 06: 22 New
    +2
    Quote: Fox

    The international convention on prisoners of war does not apply to them, I suppose. So they don’t need to be taken prisoner either: they must be blamed on the spot.

    I agree. I see no difference from the same Somali pirates.
  9. Owl
    Owl April 30 2013 06: 23 New
    10
    Simply, honestly, affordable, we would have such "problems" in the period 1994-1997 and 1999-2003.
    1. Dmitry 2246
      Dmitry 2246 April 30 2013 18: 24 New
      +3
      We had no choice, without money, without equipment.
      The guy was very lucky about this, he himself says.
      A lot of safety precautions - for the pros this is basic and not discussed.
      Glad for RMB, mentioned several times, apparently left a lasting impression.
  10. kind
    kind April 30 2013 06: 24 New
    +4
    [quote] Last night, we had to fix the mortar calculation at seven hundred meters - fortunately, there was RMB at hand. [/ quot
    At closer distances, they have a point capable of snacking on scrap.
    This enthusiastic jerk would not have lived a day in Chechnya. So they are fighting, at a distance of 700-800 m., With civilians.
    1. Dangerous
      Dangerous April 30 2013 09: 14 New
      11
      If you wish, you can run into the bayonet, but why? If the weapon allows you to shoot accurately from a safe distance for yourself
    2. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 09: 31 New
      12
      Quote: Good
      This enthusiastic jerk would not have lived a day in Chechnya. So they are fighting, at a distance of 700-800 m., With civilians
      Glory, you confuse mercenaries and soldiers. These are completely different categories of fighters and people. A person earning money in a war just makes money. And he is not paid for heroism ...
    3. Heccrbq
      Heccrbq April 30 2013 11: 23 New
      +4
      He already feels himself a demigod, and not a jerk, where he, wretchedly, before our conscripts (and not only), who grabbed the "hot" on the top of his head in Chechnya, take away his sight, his super-sophisticated pistil, socks with shirts, everything will surrender to captive puppy.
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 1 May 2013 18: 51 New
        +2
        Are you so sure about this? Most of them went through more than one military campaign as soldiers and officers of conventional armies, and many were former special forces.
    4. kurtz755
      kurtz755 1 May 2013 01: 23 New
      +7
      This enthusiastic jerk, like many others working in PMCs around the world, was definitely not picked up from the street. PMCs consisting of jerks are not able to work under contracts. A company that does not fulfill the terms of the contract will quickly fall out of this business, don’t there? .Profi a lot. Armies ready to pay so much - no. And civilians - the inevitable collateral losses. I am sure - the hunt for PEACEFUL people is not announced anywhere
  11. taseka
    taseka April 30 2013 06: 34 New
    34
    "Fifty pairs of socks." - I wonder how much for a year our soldiers want to allocate in kirzachi according to the plan?
    "14 stores" - Our 4 look frail!
    "smoke and gas." - dreams!
    "Medical causes are expensive, but they save lives." - no comment!
    "fireproof thermal underwear" - dreams too!
    "Remember, the aiming mark is 3 MOA, and we regularly shoot further than three hundred meters." - Do we still have to translate the roller on the bar on 3 for a long time?
    "PNV" - if you are not in special forces, then this is also a dream!

    "You would be rude if I listed everything that I exchanged with our sergeants (an analogue of our ensigns) for whiskey." - and here we are so similar !!!! laughing
    1. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 06: 42 New
      +8
      Quote: taseka
      "Fifty pairs of socks." - I wonder how much for a year our soldiers want to allocate in kirzachi according to the plan?
      "14 stores" - our 4 stores look frail!
      Russians are trickier .. lol
      Quote: taseka
      "14 stores" - our 4 stores look frail!
      About the same amount is included in normal unloading.
      Quote: taseka
      "smoke and gas." - dreams!
      recourse
      Quote: taseka
      "fireproof thermal underwear" - also dreams!

      recourse
      In general, he does not speak about the standard, but about personal harness and personal training.
      1. Explore
        Explore April 30 2013 12: 24 New
        +3
        1. Now only socks. 20 pairs for conscripts for a year. Like this.

        2. Fireproof thermal underwear? We have and are entering the troops (albeit slowly) fireproof anti-fragmentation jumpsuits. Hot, uncomfortable, but what to do.

        3. The standard b / c to AK-74 - 450 rounds, of which 120 in 4 stores, 30 in 2 clips and 300 in bulk. Standard army unloading can carry only 6 stores (no longer shoved, only 3 pockets of 2 stores each).

        4. NVD is in intelligence for sure (BN-3, night binoculars). Soon more perfect samples will arrive and I hope already for everyone else.
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 30 2013 09: 18 New
      +5
      "... I will now always wear a helmet.
      If she is, she is on my head ... "

      not a single photograph shows a mercenary in a helmet (not counting the guys in the "hammer", and he is most likely not a mercenary). how so? are words at odds with deeds? Oh no no no what
      1. matross
        matross April 30 2013 19: 15 New
        +2
        Maybe the translation is incorrect? As they say, the head in the helmet will remain intact. But separate from the body. Yes, and hot, heat stroke may not happen at the right time ...
      2. Gluxar_
        Gluxar_ April 30 2013 23: 36 New
        +2
        Quote: self-propelled
        not a single photograph shows a mercenary in a helmet (not counting the guys in the "hammer", and he is most likely not a mercenary). how so? are words at odds with deeds? Oh no no no

        Well, it could be because no one does a photo shoot during a combat mission? And on the base, it’s somehow safer, like, there are great pictures there ...
  12. Renat
    Renat April 30 2013 06: 39 New
    +6
    Nothing is more reassuring than a safety instruction.
  13. pinecone
    pinecone April 30 2013 06: 43 New
    +1
    Clumsy translation.
  14. WW3
    WW3 April 30 2013 06: 59 New
    +5
    If you’ve run into a flood on a highway, write an e-mail to your colleagues.

    If there is a chance to do this, take more CDs and films and drinks ... read fun.
  15. Tolik.
    Tolik. 975 April 30 2013 07: 20 New
    +6
    Tips are not bad. "Goose" confession for beginners. The most memorable are socks, "the door is not a shelter", movie discs ... A trained mercenary.
  16. Mikhail Topor
    Mikhail Topor April 30 2013 07: 42 New
    +2
    half a million of ours per month is not a weak salary. How many mercenaries are there, at such rates? How much does one day of waging such a war cost? Ovsky military-industrial complex will finally drive all Amerk into the debt hole. Is he the cause of the global economic rat? bully
    1. Samuray
      Samuray April 30 2013 16: 48 New
      +3
      Mercenaries are also different, there are those who receive $ 2000-3000 a day in Iraq
  17. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 April 30 2013 08: 04 New
    +8
    Well, sheer romance, only bodyguards, these are not really mercenaries. the bodyguard has specific responsibilities for which he is paid. Mercenaries are biomass, ready to perform any task, any order. They do not care that the order may be immoral or even criminal, the main thing that would be paid.
    1. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ April 30 2013 23: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: vladsolo56
      Well, sheer romance, only bodyguards, these are not really mercenaries. the bodyguard has specific responsibilities for which he is paid. Mercenaries are biomass, ready to perform any task, any order. They do not care that the order may be immoral or even criminal, the main thing that would be paid.

      Well, this is from the field of Hollywood films and in relation to "bloody gebni". Mercenaries are employees of private security companies who work under the jurisdiction of their states. They have rules and laws; they cannot violate the rules. if violated, they will not have any protection before local authorities or international courts. US soldiers, for example, are legally more protected.
      They are familiar with the work in advance and may refuse. They do not shoot any children unless they climb to them with a grenade. On the contrary, they try to avoid them, if the locals become the bloodlines of such Chopovites (more precisely, PMCs), then no one will hire them. Because they put themselves in jeopardy. They strive to work as stealthily as possible. The media gets very little information about their actions, because they work accurately. I recall only the scandal with blackwater and a couple more points.
      The main task of such mercenaries is to ensure the safety of goods, objects and people, nothing more. This is not a bounty hunter or a bloody dictator's guard like in a movie.
      1. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 1 May 2013 08: 13 New
        +1
        However, he personally saw the video from Iraq, where the American Chopovites used civilian sniper rifles to shoot civilians while laughing and joking. Therefore, you should not say that they have strict orders and exemplary behavior.
  18. Strashila
    Strashila April 30 2013 08: 09 New
    11
    "four pairs of light boots to change them often.
    Fifty pairs of socks "... our soldier has a pair of socks from Coca? Can they always carry a pair of footcloths in reserve? Healthy legs, a combat-ready soldier.
    "Cotton does not burn: it is carbonized. Pilots and crews of military vehicles wear cotton.
    Polyester and nylon are "sweaty" clothes, and in case of fire it causes severe burns. "... in fact, the whole new form of the Russian army consists of these materials ... for cheapness, but the soldiers’ health is not accepted in our lives to think about.
    Here, the worship of our bureaucrats from the Moscow Region before the West gives a glitch, a strange glitch.
  19. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra April 30 2013 10: 01 New
    +7
    He would learn to wash socks. 50 pairs is enough for 10 years.
  20. Roll
    Roll April 30 2013 10: 25 New
    -1
    fellow But in principle, how to provide mercenaries can be envied, that’s how our soldiers would be in Chechnya. The fact that amers fight at a distance of 700 meters is well done, weapons allow, it is impossible from Kalash without optics, And the rifle preparation is correct, ours didn’t shoot so much, and they train them competently, even villages are built like Afghan or Iraqi, in general, real professionals. We need to learn from them, our contractor with a salary of 1000 bucks is not a professional yet.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout April 30 2013 10: 48 New
      0
      From M4, after 500 meters, you won’t get an elephant in the ass, with the usual sight! For the first 4 years, PMCs were generally engaged only in security activities in the green and yellow zones. What the hell mortar calculations. Complete nonsense.
    2. Mairos
      Mairos April 30 2013 11: 42 New
      +6
      Any assault rifle (AK, M-16 assault rifle, etc.) is 400-500 meters, further not effective. 700-800 is already a PC or SVD (they have, respectively).
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 1 May 2013 09: 01 New
        +1
        Quote: Mairos
        it is 400-500 meters

        Well, this is for a very good shooter! And in mass - up to 300 m., As Prakika shows.
  21. Timeout
    Timeout April 30 2013 10: 46 New
    +3
    The article is complete nonsense, but there are shelling and ambushes on convoys. But about the complete use of ammunition during fire contact, outright lies. The supply of ammunition is uninterrupted, no match for our Center for Supply in Chechnya. Grenades and grenade launchers and machine guns are allowed only for BMGs, which are triggered if an attack on a group cannot be repelled with the help of a light gunner (very rare). Comfortable camps in the green zone with all conditions are equipped for recreation and shift changes. The maximum group standby time is 12 hours, then the mandatory change of group. During the escort convoys, 3 security vehicles from PMCs and 2 armored personnel carriers or infantry fighting vehicles operate in a mixed type. The supply of household items is also centralized, on the camp there is a special person (commandant) who is engaged in supplying from uniforms to weapons.
    1. maloi3326
      maloi3326 1 May 2013 03: 34 New
      0
      For example, if a car is ambushed, the driver switches to the neutral so that the vehicle following can push him out of the affected area.
      Shoot a lot.
      Keep fit.
      If the office can not provide patrons - BORN THEM.
      Shoot idly.
      it touched me
  22. dc120mm
    dc120mm April 30 2013 11: 18 New
    -2
    For me they just kill.
  23. Yeraz
    Yeraz April 30 2013 11: 54 New
    +4
    Well, he’s rather a mercenary bodyguard.
    And he smiled about the car))) Damn, I really want to shoot with this M4 and in real life be able to compare with AK.
    1. dc120mm
      dc120mm April 30 2013 20: 31 New
      -1
      I shot from m4. Chesna Gavar is very comfortable shooting. AK is better only because it is more winery than m4.

      But I still like the AK-74 :)
      1. Yeraz
        Yeraz April 30 2013 20: 53 New
        +2
        Quote: dc120mm
        I shot from m4. Chesna Gavar is very comfortable shooting. AK is better only because it is more winery than m4.

        Lucky you are Bijo))
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 1 May 2013 18: 58 New
      +1
      An order of magnitude easier, less impact, more convenient, ergonomics better, more practical.
  24. wax
    wax April 30 2013 12: 20 New
    +3
    Bursting with joy because he survived.
  25. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 30 2013 12: 23 New
    0
    Quote: Mairos
    it is hatchery. the grouse is serious, with combat experience - most Iraqi partisans will need pampers earlier.

    Tell that to the Iraqi partisans, huh, who dozens of these dozen fell down.



    An investigation by US officials revealed that only from 2005 to the present, company employees, distinguished by their black cowboy hats, participated in 195 cases of using weapons, which resulted in casualties from the Iraqi side, and in 163 cases, according to the leadership, the guards opened fire first. In 2007 alone, mercenaries used weapons 56 times. The US Department of State recommended paying compensation to victims of shelling at least two times. It was established that 28 Blackwater employees in Iraq were fired for incidents involving the use of weapons, 25 for drunkenness and drug addiction. The scandal caused a case when a tipsy Blackwater employee shot dead at the end of December 2006 his colleague from the guard of Iraq's Vice President Adel Abdel Mahdi, but the US Embassy secretly took the killer out of the country, saving him from punishment. True, the relatives of the deceased "Blackwater" was forced to pay 15 thousand dollars as a "consolation" ......


    Blackwater hit the headlines in the world press as far back as 2004, when four of its employees were captured by militants of the Sunni resistance movement in the city of Al-Fallujah, who was in an uprising, terribly mutilated and hung up for all to see. All in all, about a thousand mercenaries were killed or seriously wounded in Iraq.

    http://www.stoletie.ru/geopolitika/seraya_armiya_naemnikov_v_irake.htm
  26. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 30 2013 12: 27 New
    +2
    Quote: eagle11
    To do this, you need to live in a tent, away from civilization, then you will learn how you can regret the little things that are so necessary, but they are more than a hundred kilometers away.

    Yeah. DVD is a trifle indispensable. And what about without DVD then?
    1. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ April 30 2013 23: 52 New
      +2
      Quote: GreatRussia
      Yeah. DVD is a trifle indispensable. And what about without DVD then?

      What kind of nitpicking? You obviously do not understand the situation. A person has a business trip for 60 days, he is a day in the group, a day at the base. But the base is not a state, but a small area fenced with a concrete wall and barbed wire. A person cannot go out and go to the store, as they can simply slap him there. But he is not a US soldier, he doesn’t have any supplies of food and access to the infrastructure of the military, he is like an ordinary civilian there. Moreover, their situation is similar to our Tajik builders. pay them well, but save on everything. So a person should have a day under the threat of undermining, and then look at the concrete wall for a day. It’s only in the movies there are superheroes and playboys, in fact, the “workhorse of war”.
  27. Dymkovsky
    Dymkovsky April 30 2013 12: 28 New
    +6
    The article is interesting. 94 years old, only a duffel bag with you !!! Friends have since continued to travel on business trips, so they should listen to what needs to be taken to a turbulent region.
  28. ed65b
    ed65b April 30 2013 12: 36 New
    +5
    I’ve read this article a long time ago, there is one more similar article, so to hell with AK they change it without a bazaar and cartridges are easier to get and more reliable in multiples. They produce an upgrade for their own. A shortened version of the car. So I realized how many "tramps" there are so many opinions.
    1. Joker
      Joker 1 May 2013 01: 17 New
      +2
      Especially for you, the comments of our special forces about the bad quality AK
      http://warfiles.ru/show-30089-v-peterburge-startoval-chempionat-fsb-po-strelbe.h
      tml
      watch the video.
  29. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 30 2013 12: 47 New
    0
    Quote: Mairos
    most Iraqi partisans will need pampers before.


    1. honest jew
      honest jew April 30 2013 14: 58 New
      -2
      REN TV has long been famous as a program that bought a license from Baron Miunhausen to retell myths ... !!!!
      1. Uncle
        Uncle April 30 2013 15: 05 New
        +1
        How was it really?
        1. honest jew
          honest jew April 30 2013 20: 02 New
          +2
          Now the question is ... What losses did the American army suffer in Iraqi Stalingrad?
    2. honest jew
      honest jew April 30 2013 19: 59 New
      +1
      The Stalingrad Battle (July 17, 1942 - February 2, 1943) - the military operations of the Soviet troops on the defense of the city of Stalingrad and the defeat of a large strategic German group in the Don and Volga interfluve during the Great Patriotic War.

      It is the largest land battle during the Second World War, which, along with the battle on the Kursk Bulge, became a turning point in the course of hostilities, after which the German troops finally lost their strategic initiative. The battle included an attempt by the Wehrmacht to seize the left bank of the Volga in the Stalingrad region (modern Volgograd) and the city itself, the confrontation of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht in the city and the counterattack of the Red Army (Operation Uranus), which resulted in the 6th Army and other forces of the Nazi allies Germany inside and around the city were surrounded and partly destroyed, and part captured.

      According to rough estimates, the total losses of both sides in this battle exceed two million people. Axis Powers lost a large number of people and weapons and subsequently could not fully recover from defeat.

      For the Soviet Union, which also suffered heavy losses during the battle, the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad marked the “beginning of the mass expulsion of invaders from Soviet soil”, followed by the liberation of the occupied territories of Europe and the final victory over the Third Reich in 1945.
    3. honest jew
      honest jew April 30 2013 20: 01 New
      +3
      The total losses of the German army in the Battle of Stalingrad only from 19.11.1942/2.02.1943/800 to 2/10/3 amounted to more than 70 thousand people, about 1 thousand tanks and assault guns, more than 500 thousand guns and mortars, up to 000 thousand combat and transport aircraft and more 25 thousand cars. In total, in the Battle of Stalingrad, the armies of Germany and the satellite countries lost more than XNUMX killed, wounded and captured. Kurt von Tipelskirch estimates the losses as follows: “The result of the offensive was amazing: one German and three allied armies were destroyed, three other German armies suffered heavy losses. At least fifty German and Allied divisions no longer existed. The remaining losses in total amounted to another XNUMX divisions.
  30. datur
    datur April 30 2013 13: 06 New
    +2
    pros kill yes wink TO DIE FOR A MOTHERLAND !!!! 0-p = no !!! that's all = difference !!!!!!
  31. Vtel
    Vtel April 30 2013 13: 19 New
    0
    Attach the US flag to the visor so that no one can see it until you arrive at the checkpoint.

    And better stick it, you know where - for the wise Yankees in the east almost no longer like it. The text is similar to a program for a combat robot, soulless, but proud that it has a lot of weapons and diapers. The robot does not have a homeland, there is a country of origin.
  32. Black
    Black April 30 2013 15: 04 New
    +2
    Well, what is this "goose", this is the "body". with all the consequences.
  33. Llirik
    Llirik April 30 2013 15: 06 New
    +3
    Question: why does the author have a British flag in equipment? A citizen of the British crown?
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 1 May 2013 03: 28 New
      +4
      This is a mercenary from G4S (UK), in the recent past, Group 4 Falck and in the distant Wackehut Services. They are engaged in physical protection and training of bodyguards, by the way, this company is firmly established in Russia. About 100 people from Russia from G4S work under contract in hot spots
  34. SIBIR38RUS
    SIBIR38RUS April 30 2013 15: 26 New
    +5
    If these double basses are for their grandmas and trunks and equipment, etc. then they get outfit about 30% ... Films socks .......... Where are the knives in the likeness of Sovdepovskie with a practically weightless handle (99% for the target), etc.? (as they say, those who know will understand) I do not observe the composition of the first-aid kit, obviously there are not only bandages but parmidol with adrenaline ... Surely there is still a lot of "tasty" and then later on like a saiga, do you want to eat some greens? Dumpster really hard then ..
    1. Samuray
      Samuray April 30 2013 16: 52 New
      0
      They usually don’t wear knives; in extreme cases, they carry tactical folding knives, with a clip
  35. Captain45
    Captain45 April 30 2013 15: 36 New
    +7
    Caught on the Web, I don’t remember where, I didn’t leave a link:
    They noticed a strange Iraqi wandering through the desert in a white uniform of an unfamiliar pattern. The entire platoon, hiding behind the Hammers, examined it with binoculars for a long time, trying to find weapons, but in vain. It seems that having gone mad with horror, he wandered without knowing where. Out of compassion for the unfortunate, it was decided to take him to the hospital. The scouts quickly caught up with the lonely Iraqi and surrounded, looking at the old-fashioned faded uniform and a completely foolish cap in their American opinion ...
    Later, the only scout who escaped alive from this terrible massacre said that the Iraqi suicide bomber who had killed the entire vanguard of the American division repeated the strange combat mantra before the battle: - Zdravstvujte, razlubjeznaya moja Katerina Matveevna ...
  36. Captain45
    Captain45 April 30 2013 15: 37 New
    +5
    Caught on the Web, I don’t remember where, I didn’t leave a link:
    They noticed a strange Iraqi wandering through the desert in a white uniform of an unfamiliar pattern. The entire platoon, hiding behind the Hammers, examined it with binoculars for a long time, trying to find weapons, but in vain. It seems that having gone mad with horror, he wandered without knowing where. Out of compassion for the unfortunate, it was decided to take him to the hospital. The scouts quickly caught up with the lonely Iraqi and surrounded, looking at the old-fashioned faded uniform and a completely foolish cap in their American opinion ...
    Later, the only scout who escaped alive from this terrible massacre said that the Iraqi suicide bomber who had killed the entire vanguard of the American division repeated the strange combat mantra before the battle: - Zdravstvujte, razlubjeznaya moja Katerina Matveevna ...
  37. Megatron
    Megatron April 30 2013 15: 38 New
    +2
    I don’t understand where so much negativity comes from? It’s a very useful experience, we also need PMCs, let them fight in Chechnya and not the conscripts.
    1. maloi3326
      maloi3326 1 May 2013 03: 38 New
      +1
      Attach the US flag to the visor so that no one can see it until you arrive at the checkpoint.
      On the passenger side, do the same with the signal panel VS17.
      And then the warriors can shoot you even faster than the local chebureks.
      Is this a experience?
  38. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 April 30 2013 15: 52 New
    -2
    I hope all ubl.dki on the photos will answer for everything and die! With what bravado this degenerate talks about his trip and poses in the photo! Explanations of the type such work - is not accepted! And we will gladly take experience into service - it will come in handy.
  39. shitovmg
    shitovmg April 30 2013 17: 40 New
    +4
    I am not a military man, but a hunter. I always make a list of the necessary before the next season. Useful or not, the question is different. But it must be !!! article +! And it doesn’t matter at all who wrote it: friend, or enemy.
  40. rexs rexsov
    rexs rexsov April 30 2013 17: 40 New
    +8
    Bodyguard guy. He does his job and shares his experience. Why are you so excited about him? Google info, where our contractors, from our PMCs in Iraq and instructors in Northern Iraq (Kurdish territory, autonomous de facto) set out something similar. Both ours and this are doing the same thing, which they can and which they like. There is nothing to reproach them with, IMHO.
  41. DimYang
    DimYang April 30 2013 18: 51 New
    +2
    Here, in vain, some have a bad attitude towards mercenaries (to contractors, this sounds less scruffy). This is often a soldier’s business, and paying for it is not so bad. A mercenary has to do something that others, even by order, will not be done very well, and with a mercenary it is money. And I do not write about those who are fighting against civilians. Syria is an example of this. And about those who do specific tasks. In addition, this person gives very practical advice.
  42. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 30 2013 22: 12 New
    +2
    Great article. From a man for whom war is work. Of course, we can be proud that our soldier can live with one pair of footcloths, eat soup cooked in a tin can and other things ... But what the heck? In the end, a person kills, not a weapon. And therefore, the more a person is able to kill, the more valuable he is to the army. And the provision should be at the highest level. And with us, special equipment has to buy everything from scratch from Amers, or do it on order, from unloading to body kit for weapons. We are all trying to leave on a sense of duty, prof. pride and more. Actually save yourself money for a new car and another cottage abroad. By the way, that’s why we won’t have PMCs, because people who respect themselves and know their worth work there. And for pennies and calls to work, they are unlikely to be.
    1. kurtz755
      kurtz755 1 May 2013 01: 04 New
      0
      http://www.rsb-group.ru/ например
    2. maloi3326
      maloi3326 1 May 2013 03: 31 New
      +1
      fortunately, PKM was at hand.
  43. Kopvin
    Kopvin 1 May 2013 02: 23 New
    +1
    It’s not worth discussing the ethics of the mercenary craft (although in my opinion this work has a great past and no less great future), and the article sharing the experience deserves attention with its practicality
  44. Megatron
    Megatron 1 May 2013 02: 57 New
    +2
    If we had the Russian PMC, then its soldier could be sent completely legally to Syria, help our allies, and so ....
  45. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia 1 May 2013 05: 48 New
    0
    Quote: Gluxar_

    What kind of kindergarten? A man works and arranges his life himself.

    So am I about that. What kind of kindergarten, DVD, etc.?


    He is not a military man, he is a mercenary and performs assigned tasks. Nobody will take care of him, so he himself takes care. Why blame?

    For banditry in a foreign occupied territory.



    And the fact that he says that nothing can be got in Iraq? and where to get if you can, you go out to the store without banging you bang. Therefore, it advises to stock up immediately. The advice is correct. Regarding the usefulness of what he writes, of course these are tips from a beginner to a beginner. Useful information for whom he worked and how they paid.

    Advice to whom? Which newbies? The same bandits?
    How does this relate to our people?
  46. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia 1 May 2013 05: 58 New
    +1
    Quote: Ruslan_F38
    I hope all ubl.dki on the photos will answer for everything and die! With what bravado this degenerate talks about his trip and poses in the photo! Explanations of the type such work - is not accepted! And we will gladly take experience into service - it will come in handy.

    Hehe, judging by the backing tracks of such messages, sympathizing with this gangster-pin-d-stop rotting, making money from murders in the occupied territories, abound!




    However, the use of mercenary services to work on the instructions of the government has significant disadvantages:
    - in the first place at PMCs is not the fulfillment of military duty, but profit making;
    - PMCs, as an independent business entity, do not obey the command;
    - since it is impossible to foresee all variants of the situation development in contracts with PMCs, this reduces the possibility of making flexible decisions - which significantly reduces the combat effectiveness of a mercenary army;
    - the management personnel of PMCs do not have comprehensive military training and therefore will not be able, if necessary, to join the ranks of combat units.

    Attempts have been made to control the functioning of mercenary armies — from entering the licensing system and organizing independent oversight to creating a code of conduct, but there is still no effective control over combat-ready private military units. The fact that hired fighters are able to solve the most complicated combat missions in various regions of the planet confirms the seriousness of the situation of uncontrollability of private military companies.

    For example, the company MPRI is the largest among the PMCs. It has close ties with the Pentagon and the CIA. It was the fighters of this organization who not only took part in the training of the Croatian army, but also subsequently participated in Operation Storm, as a result of which Serb units were defeated. It is this company that protects the interests of the United States on the African continent. MPRI carries out weapons and training for the Georgian army, and also developed plans for military operations against Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    It should be noted that MPRI is not the only PMC that provides paid services to the Georgian government. The American company CAI provides services to the Georgian General Staff to reform the Georgian army.
    PMC Kellog Brown and Root also did not stand aside from a profitable contract with Georgia - it was engaged in the reconstruction of military facilities on its territory.

    The American-British company Halo Trust in 90-ies trained Chechen militants in subversive business, carried out reconnaissance in the territory of Chechnya. Her fighters took part in hostilities in Chechnya against federal troops.

    At a closed meeting of the US Department of Defense, it was noted that in the near future, hired armed forces would become the main tool for supporting and promoting Washington’s policies outside of America.

    http://topwar.ru/12400-naemniki-vsegda-v-cene.html
    1. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 1 May 2013 14: 10 New
      0
      Apparently not a little, sadly of course, but not fatal)) Hollywood masterpieces apparently have seen enough)).
  47. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia 1 May 2013 06: 40 New
    +1
    Quote: Zomanus
    By the way, that’s why we won’t have PMCs, because people who respect themselves and know their worth work there. And for pennies and calls to work, they are unlikely to be.

    Those. will not defend their homeland, to serve in the same US Armed Forces, if they do not pay the dough or pay less?
    Well, that’s it.


    Quote: Zomanus

    Actually save yourself money for a new car and another cottage abroad.



    1. v53993
      v53993 1 May 2013 07: 06 New
      +1
      Guys, if Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq are not enough for you, then come to us in Volgograd, and you will find out what Stalingrad is.
  48. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia 1 May 2013 06: 42 New
    0
    Quote: dimyan
    The mercenary has to do what others, even by order, will not do very well,

    For example?
    1. DimYang
      DimYang 1 May 2013 12: 23 New
      0
      In Iraq, mercenaries exported a lot of valuables from Baghdad to private collections. These are specific tasks, regular troops most likely would not do this (laws, publicity, etc.). I am not saying that this is correct, just stating a fact. It’s a pity we don’t have PMCs, I think many trained guys (who have gone through our army and with our oath) would go there, but of course there should be strict laws governing this activity. Why is this bad for Russia? Many things that cannot be done by military means by virtue of international laws in our interests could be done. These are the pluses. Tell me about the cons. We discuss.
  49. v53993
    v53993 1 May 2013 06: 58 New
    0
    Man, you were at the resort. Come to us, with your preparation you will not be enough for an hour. And your example to others is science.
  50. Starshina wmf
    Starshina wmf 1 May 2013 11: 22 New
    +2
    SOMETHING I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND. FROM 700-800 METERS FROM A PC, SHOOT THE MILITARY CALCULATION THIS IS HOW? CALCULATION IS ALWAYS IN SHELF, YES AND THE DISTANCE IS FAR.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 1 May 2013 13: 17 New
      +1
      Well, yes, in a clean field, the battery unfolds and starts throwing a block post with mines laughing And then the brave contractor takes out the “shitty”, according to many on VO, an old PC and begins to destroy the adversaries. A real comic, damn it ... Dibilov war against downs!