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“Normalizing Unconventional Warfare”

Posted on 06/12/2008 by Strike-Hold This is a good, thought-provoking piece I found a couple of days ago on the International Relations and Security Network website run by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.  I liked it because the report the author is reviewing echoes my own views and...

Yet more interesting camo from Russia…

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold One of the firms that people suspected might have produced the M/05 replica, is a company called Modox.  But as you can see from this gallery of their stuff, the M/05 type isn’t among their offering.  Some other interesting and cool patterns though (click to...

More Russian camo… “Partizan” suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

More Russian camo…”Partizan”suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

New intel on the Russo-Finnish “Camo Cold War”…

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold Well, if you’ve been following the story about the “battle” between the Finns and the Russians over the latter’s alleged copying of Finland’s M/05 pattern camouflage, you might find the following to be of interest…   I found a discussion thread on a...

Hyde Definition PenCott™ camouflage suit in time for Christmas?

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Strike-Hold Yes, boys and girls – its looking likely… The latest news from Hyde Definition is that the fabric has been printed and is now being treated with “an advanced nano-technology treatment which gives it soil, stain and water repellence – without affecting the...

Finland sees a familiar pattern in the Georgian conflict…

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Strike-Hold Update: 29 November – thanks to ”Crna Strela” from the International Camouflage Uniform Society, I’ve got a couple more photos of this Russian camo.  One is a commercial-made suit that was offered on eBay a while back, and the other shows a Russian soldier wearing...

Operation Muskatoon – Norway, 1942

Posted on 30/10/2008 by Strikehold How many of you knew that the distinguished British actor David Niven (the first to portray James Bond on screen as well) was a Commando during WWII?  Or that a Canadian commando soldier had the dubious distinction of being the first victim of Hitler’s infamous...

“YK35” – Indian Special Forces adopt Israeli Tavor

Posted on October 16, 2008 by Strike-Hold Acquiring Israeli-made state-of-the-art rifles and under barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) has given the armed forces a lethal edge in the fight against militants in Jammu and Kashmir. And the Army’s Special Forces in Kashmir are the first to get their hands on the...

“YK35″- King Arms Galil SAR replica

Posted on October 12, 2008 by Strike-Hold In this second installment of my two-part look at airsoft Galil replicas, I turn to the recently announced Galil SAR from King Arms.  The most obvious differences between this one and the TSI Armories version previously reviewed are that the King Arms version...