Russia stops buying Kalashnikovs

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Brotherton Lad, Sep 29, 2011.

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  1. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

  2. I did hear on the radio yeserday that they have over 10 million of them in stock!
     
  3. "...until a newer model is developed by its manufacturer."

    Blah.
     
  4. So when they upgrade will they decommission all old weapons or will they sell them off to the highest African / Asian bidder?
     
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Its called international aid!
     
  6. What the hell is that bloke in Gaza holding in the video?
     
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Was that the pink one?
     
  8. Not really that surprising they've already got a massive stock and their armed forces are about to get very much smaller (as much as 90% for ground forces) so they'll have a surplus of weapons from chopped units.
     
  9. There's not going to be a shortage then?

    No, the one before that, an smg-looking type of thing, not an AK. Maybe his kid's toy AK?


    Mr. Phukov had a picture of Stalin on his wall. I wouldn't have thought he'd be popular still.
     
  10. a murderous tryant that remains in power for years and years.
    noth to do with the nice mr putain then comrade:)
     
  11. Looked like a toy MP5
     
  12. Pretty much what I thought, or a toy "stumpy M16"
     
  13. Fronty

    Fronty Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    MP5. The mag looks 9mm and the front end looks too ergonomic for anything eastern bloc.

    Loving the pink AK though. maybe they could do a limited edition Hello Kitty one...
     
  14. Surely not, I thought.

    Well no-one's going to tell you it's vulgar.
     

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  15. It's great how the BBC journo selected the library pictures for an item about the AK.

    "Yep, that's got a curvy bullet-box thingy, so that's a Kalashnikov."
     
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