Dust off that old smoke pole – Ukraine

Ukraine is our most accurate example of 21st Century warfare, two technologically parallel and nation states fighting a brutal campaign with a fair spread of modern technology. We’ve seen extensive use of drones, modern rocket systems, anti-drone weapons, thermal and night observation tech, modern rifles and optics, and more.

But we’ve also seen old systems get dusted off, blasted with breakfree to get the parts moving again, and sent forward to fight.

Mike Jones takes a look at some of the classic and weird small arm relics that have popped up in this otherwise very modern nation state conflict.

Don’t knock the old ways, they used to be state of the art for a reason.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.