huge arms seizures

Huge influx of iranian small arms to eastern europe. What strange and exciting ak beasties will be found?
>The US has begun to transfer small arms from iran seizures to ukraine.
>The transfer to Ukraine took place on April 4, 2024 and included over 5,000 AK-47s, machine guns, sniper rifles, RPG-7s, and half a million rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. The amount is sufficient to equip an entire Ukrainian Brigade with small arms rifles.
https://gcaptain.com/u-s-transfers-seized-iranian-weapons-to-ukraine

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These two pics are from a more recent haul that hasn't been redirected yet, btw.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Huh, I’ve not seen that model of grip before

      • 2 months ago
        OP

        It's standard on the molot civilian version of the aks-74u. There's been a noticeable uptick in molot guns appearing in active warzones lately. Probably related to sanctions and demand pressure on other russian factories.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So these are semi-auto only then? Or is Molot just making their civvie AK's with a full auto fire group in them?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They're just using that grip.

          • 2 months ago
            OP

            Semi-auto only. To reiterate though, those aren't the guns in this package. I used the images from the more recent seizure only because centcom did.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >There's been a noticeable uptick in molot guns appearing in active warzones lately.
          Speaking of which, the first trophy Vepr-12s are now available. Context: https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/61367835

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gib

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    AK
    FOR EVERYONE

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cheering

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >thank you for the new shoes 🙂

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I has?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its a minor gripe but 7.62x39 is not actually very common in ukraine

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      7.62x39 AK's are common among National Guard and Territorial Defense units

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have only seen a few dozen photos/videos of AKM’s, but they are pretty common amongst the rear line guys who aren’t doing the fighting and filming with go pros. More of these means they free up more AK74s and western weapons for front lines. Not that I think small arms and small arms ammunition shortages was ever an issue.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Giving an AK to rear echelon or volunteer units free up a M4 for front line use. RPG-7 and PKM will never not be useful.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I mean they probably have every shitty AK variant there is in service.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    More information on the transfers.

    ▶2023-10-05

    seizure: 1 vessel, circa 2022-12-01

    content:
    - 1.063 million rounds of 7.62×54 ammunition
    - 24000 rounds of 12.7×99 ammunition
    - 6960 proximity fuses for rocket-propelled grenades
    - 2000 kg of propellant for rocket-propelled grenades

    aid: just the 7.62 was announced.

    ▶2024-04-04

    seizure: 4 vessels, 2021-05-22 to 2023-02-15.

    content: unclear. see below.

    aid: described in OP.

    There appears to be much more that has either not yet been legally processed or was excluded for aid purposes. From this same batch of 4 vessels, the forfeiture filing noted:

    - 9000+ rifles
    - 284 machine guns
    - 194 rocket launchers [sic]
    - 70+ ATGMs
    - 700k+ rounds of "ammunition"

    That excludes everything seized from the second half of 2023 til now. It has been, as my fellow zoomies say, a "bussin year" for arms seizures, so there's likely a whole lot that hasn't been touched yet.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        zamn thats a lot of snopier rifles

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lot of actually useful things here

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What are those tubes?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think they're just concealing still packed up bags of ammo.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      holy frick. send those dragunovs to the US.
      lucky bastard eastern euro Black folk.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Iran is sending more Dragunovs to its sand-eating moron proxies on just one boat than Russia can outfit an entire regiment's worth of marksmen with
      That's just sad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm guessing it's due to how valuable they are in Russia that they have a problem with people stealing them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >100 SVDs
      Dear god, please let these be surplussed to the US market once this war is over...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Only after multiple more aid packages to replace them with western kit and thats the best case scenario

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Completely in favor of doing this, but out of pure curiosity, what pretext is used for the seizures? Is it because the vessels are flagged Iranian and Iran has to put up with it due to being a small fry? I'm surprised they're willing ship this out CoD in that case. If Russia sent actual flagged ships to pick it up, I assume we wouldn't overtly frick with them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's a UN weapons embargo. Beyond that, the smuggling vessels are often unregistered / stateless, which is also grounds.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everything helps I guess, but are small arms even remotely useful in the scheme of things?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but are small arms even remotely useful in the scheme of things?
      yes. If you look here

      https://i.imgur.com/ghXgEeX.jpg

      thats enough new kit for (rough estimate) a battalion and a half.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think the supply of rifles is the limiting factor for Ukraine fielding new battalions.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe they can arm an insurgency in Russia with it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Now you're thinking.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >nato doesn't help ukrai-
    So now that every western country supply Ukraine with arms and Ukraine is still unable to defend themselves does it mean that West is weak? Because it is and I hope Russians kill every single one of you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good morning sar

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't even count the number of russians i've killed anymore. Though honestly I could probably kill way more of your kind purely through malicious consoomerism than I could ever kill in a war.

      End of the day, SOMEBODY has to cook to death in the melamine vats

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Incel rage

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's just business

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hahaha what got you so riled up little guy?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    List of known items:

    ● Chinese Type 56-1 7.62x39mm AKs
    ● Russian VEPR AKS20U [VPO-158N-06] in 5.45x39mm
    ● PK-pattern general purpose machine guns of Iranian and Chinese origin
    ● Russian Kornet and Iranian Dehlaviyeh anti-tank guided missiles
    ● Chinese Type 69 and Iranian RPG-7 clones
    ● Iranian AM-50 12.7x99mm anti-materiel rifles
    ● Chinese SVD clones
    ● 7.62x54mmR, 7.62x39mm, and 12.7x99mm

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >none of those are going to American civilians
    I curse the US Government

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