Combat photographer's last photos of her death

Damn.

 

RIP  :(

 

Combat Photographer Captured Her Final Moments In This Stunning Picture

 

The Army specialist trained an Afghan photographer who also died seconds after taking a similar photo.

 

 

Fucking shit. 

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

LiveWire -

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

Those are 100% mannequins.

Ugh I did not need to see that tonight

Phuckles -
LiveWire -

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

Those are 100% mannequins.

This

I feel much better now

Please tell me huffpo is being serious with this shit lol

Boom goes the dynamite.

One of my best buds trained afghan cannon crews several years ago.   Said it was the most terrifying thing he's ever done.   He wouldn't be anywhere near them when they where live firing.  

 

Another buddy had to tackle an afghan who was on his side during a fire fight.   Said he stood up beside him and was about to fire an rpg into a building 15 feet in front of them.

472CKL - Who makes their equipment - USA, China, Russia?

That's a US-made PASGT helmet, which was issued to American troops from the early 80s through about 2006.  The flak jacket is also American made, looks like the PASGT vest, and is therefore also probably a bit obsolete...

The camouflage pattern looks foreign -- as far as I can tell, it doesn't fit the MARPAT Woodland or UCP patterns, and I don't think that there were any other "woodland" pixel camouflage patterns issued to US troops -- but I don't know much about those, so couldn't tell you where it came from.  

Lautreamont -
472CKL - Who makes their equipment - USA, China, Russia?

That's a US-made PASGT helmet, which was issued to American troops from the early 80s through about 2006.  The flak jacket is also American made, looks like the PASGT vest, and is therefore also probably a bit obsolete...

The camouflage pattern looks foreign -- as far as I can tell, it doesn't fit the MARPAT Woodland or UCP patterns, and I don't think that there were any other "woodland" pixel camouflage patterns issued to US troops -- but I don't know much about those, so couldn't tell you where it came from.  

Definitely looks like ANA but I'm not sure who specifically makes their uniforms. 

 

I think what the question was regarding the mortar tube itself. I'm willing to put money that it's ours. Any commander with half a brain for filling out a risk assessment sheet wouldn't allow US soldiers to imbedd with ANA while training and allow them to use rusty ass ol Soviet shit. Almost all military equipment really can placed into two mega categories; NATO and Soviet. There are obviously sub categories like Chinese but they are just generally derivatives of Soviet equipment. Based on the posture of the guys in the photo, the guy kneeling seems to have hung it a while ago. I'm no CSI, but it could have been a hang fire that delayed but cooked off due to a hot gun. This can happen even with American ordnance. Not often, but it still happens. 

shitty.

elmikeg25 -
Lautreamont -
472CKL - Who makes their equipment - USA, China, Russia?

That's a US-made PASGT helmet, which was issued to American troops from the early 80s through about 2006.  The flak jacket is also American made, looks like the PASGT vest, and is therefore also probably a bit obsolete...

The camouflage pattern looks foreign -- as far as I can tell, it doesn't fit the MARPAT Woodland or UCP patterns, and I don't think that there were any other "woodland" pixel camouflage patterns issued to US troops -- but I don't know much about those, so couldn't tell you where it came from.  

Definitely looks like ANA but I'm not sure who specifically makes their uniforms. 

 

I think what the question was regarding the mortar tube itself. I'm willing to put money that it's ours. Any commander with half a brain for filling out a risk assessment sheet wouldn't allow US soldiers to imbedd with ANA while training and allow them to use rusty ass ol Soviet shit. Almost all military equipment really can placed into two mega categories; NATO and Soviet. There are obviously sub categories like Chinese but they are just generally derivatives of Soviet equipment. Based on the posture of the guys in the photo, the guy kneeling seems to have hung it a while ago. I'm no CSI, but it could have been a hang fire that delayed but cooked off due to a hot gun. This can happen even with American ordnance. Not often, but it still happens. 

My buddy said they used all old Soviet shit when he was there.  They did a battery fire with cannons and said three out of the first four the tubes came out of the carriage.  This was a big show with all the big wigs in the afghan government watching and the guns all came apart.

Damn

Phuckles -
LiveWire -

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

Those are 100% mannequins.

Why would those be mannequins?

False flag!

I have friends who are conflict photographers. Fucking bullshit to get killed during training.

LukeJitsu -
Phuckles -
LiveWire -

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

Those are 100% mannequins.

Why would those be mannequins?

I have no fucking idea, but look at the second picture and tell me those are real people. My guess is they are using stock photos or some shit? They simply do not look like real people. Look at their faces, their hands, and their posture. Those look like fucking mannequins. 

Bam57Bam - Please tell me huffpo is being serious with this shit lol

What do you mean?

Phuckles -
LukeJitsu -
Phuckles -
LiveWire -

Those dudes look like mannequins. 

Those are 100% mannequins.

Why would those be mannequins?

I have no fucking idea, but look at the second picture and tell me those are real people. My guess is they are using stock photos or some shit? They simply do not look like real people. Look at their faces, their hands, and their posture. Those look like fucking mannequins. 

Why would there be a stock photo of two exploding soldiers? Zoom in.it just looks like two dudes caught in the middle of the flashpoint explosion

doesn't look like mannequins to me