Saturday, August 18, 2012

He doesn't look real happy, does he?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

No , and probably with good reason. Comrade Stalin ordered group's of party goon's to follow front line troop's during attack's. These REMF's would set up machine gun's at a safe distance from the contact point. If anyone got cold feet and tried to dee dee , they would be shot by their own " Comrade's ".

chillis said...

I've seen this pic before.
The young man is definately ready to tcob

Erinyes said...

Nice grenade collection. Variety is the spice of life!

thegunslinger said...

A better question is: What is he afraid of? Answer: Not a fuckin thing!

Dan said...

When a reasonable estimate of your lifespan can be measured in days or at best weeks it would be kind of tough to be all happy and cheerful. Russian troops were double screwed....they got hammered by the Germans, and if that didn't get them they got bent over by their own government. To
Uncle Joe a soldier truly wasn't worth as much as even an old truck.

Kind of like how Obummer, Jarrett, Ayers etc. look at most of us.

Anonymous said...

What is the weapon?

Sandman369 said...

its a ppsh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PPSh-41. you can still get them, de-mil'd of course)

BobG said...

No wonder he's not happy; all that armament probably weighs more than he does.

Anonymous said...

One drum mag...then two impossible to fire accuratly in DA Nagant revolvers...no wonder he has so many grenades.

Oh...the Nagants? Reload like a Blackhawk...only slower as you gotta rotate the extractor around. DA trigger pull is about 25 pounds.

And with those PPSh's...the drums were, from what I understand, hand fitted to the gun. I don't see any stick magazines. So, he's likely got 71+7+7 then...grenades.

I'm also imagining this is a staged pic so as to imply every Russki was armed to the teeth and ready for war.