Message from PureDureSure in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire


2017-08-07 00:38:49 UTC  

But strikers suck also 😊

2017-08-07 00:39:54 UTC  

Lol. Yes, I have taken some solace in the fact that they've sort of turned out like the second coming of the early Bradleys.

2017-08-07 00:40:32 UTC  

Now they look like rolling fences with all the anti RPH cadges on them

2017-08-07 00:40:52 UTC  

RPG even

2017-08-07 00:40:57 UTC  

Do the men in the field like any of the light armor options? How has the MRAP been received?

2017-08-07 00:41:28 UTC  

TBH I was a light fighter i liked the 1157 HMMWVS

2017-08-07 00:41:56 UTC  

The MRAPS are great but suck for Iraq do to how narrow the roads are

2017-08-07 00:42:06 UTC  

A lot of places they can't go

2017-08-07 00:42:20 UTC  

So you have to dismount Outsode the town and go in on foot

2017-08-07 00:43:37 UTC  

They are massive. They're put together here in South Carolina, down in Ladson.

2017-08-07 00:44:58 UTC  

Really a war that should never have been fought.

2017-08-07 00:47:46 UTC  

My best friend - also a Patrick, and still a Marine - fought through the whole battle of Nasiriyah right at the beginning of the war. He said it was the most miserable two weeks imaginable.

2017-08-07 00:59:29 UTC  

Stryker > sdkfz 251

2017-08-07 01:21:10 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/343926512740859905/image.png

2017-08-07 01:21:12 UTC  

@Stannisthemannis

I dunno, man. There's nothing like the 251/16. The only thing better than flammenwerfer? Flammenwerfer x 2! Amirite?

2017-08-07 01:21:29 UTC  

Lol

2017-08-07 01:21:33 UTC  

Ever ridden in one? Lol

2017-08-07 01:21:37 UTC  

What about a stern panzer

2017-08-07 01:22:53 UTC  

Well, no. That would be a once-in-a-lifetime affair.

2017-08-07 01:23:01 UTC  

You know some militaries still use the Sd.Kfz it is a modernized version but Romania , Fhe Chezec republic , Hungry and some of the Balkans nations still use them

2017-08-07 01:26:12 UTC  

I knew Hungary, but not the others. That's awesome. Yeah, the Balkans love their German weapons. It's the last place still using 7.92x57 ("8mm Mauser") in any quantity. Which is a shame, because it's a damn good round. I have one of the Egyptian contract FN-49 rifles chambered for it.

2017-08-07 01:26:16 UTC  

Gotta get your reenact on son

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/343927795170279434/20170806_212550.png

2017-08-07 01:26:46 UTC  

@Stannisthemannis

That's glorious! Heil Hitler!

2017-08-07 01:27:34 UTC  

StugIIIG

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/343928122778976256/20170806_212719.jpg

2017-08-07 01:27:50 UTC  

@Stannisthemannis

You've probably seen this short film (4 parts), then. But in case you haven't:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yBThvkdzW00

2017-08-07 01:28:29 UTC  

Features StuGs and a couple 251/16s.

2017-08-07 01:29:47 UTC  

We had trucks too lol

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/343928680042725377/20170806_212928.jpg

2017-08-07 01:29:50 UTC  

@Stannisthemannis

In what part of the country do you live?

2017-08-07 01:29:54 UTC  

PA

2017-08-07 01:30:25 UTC  

No shit. So you do the Bulge show at Indiantown Gap?

2017-08-07 01:30:28 UTC  

Those pics are from the Reading airshow and Fort Indiantown Gap event

2017-08-07 01:30:37 UTC  

I did

2017-08-07 01:30:46 UTC  

Haven't reenacted in a couple years though

2017-08-07 01:31:16 UTC  

Nice. I'm actually originally from Scranton, and went back there for my undergraduate work.

2017-08-07 01:31:47 UTC  

I'm from Baltimore originally but PA is Eden compared to MD

2017-08-07 01:32:52 UTC  

Well, I can't speak from experience. "The Wire" is all that's been necessary to keep me clear of Charm City.

2017-08-07 01:34:12 UTC  

When I was young we did live smack in the middle of Philadelphia, which was fine. But later, my dad had to work in West Philly, which was not.

2017-08-07 01:35:31 UTC  

The wire is an accurate depiction of the ghetto. White areas are safe or were. Since the riots (that I joy rided through) the niggers have been spilling over since the cops don't give a damn after being thrown under the bus

2017-08-07 01:35:52 UTC  

We later moved out to Bryn Mawr, and he even did a rotation at Geisinger, so we lived in Danville for half a year.

2017-08-07 01:38:49 UTC  

Exactly. I'm familiar with several long-serving members of our local law enforcement here around Columbia, SC, and they are unanimous in expressing their frustration at the knowledge that they can't actually police because no one up the chain of command will have their back. They're also utterly disgusted by the defeatist, lazy, and plea-happy, if not downright catch-and-release prosecutors.

2017-08-07 01:40:45 UTC  

These are men who felt a calling to their work (most after their military service, to boot), and can't believe what a mockery the institution to which they long ago chose to dedicate their lives has become.