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Russian Kit in The Ukraine

Russian ground forces in the Crimea. It looks like the soldier on the left missed the line for newer kit. -- The Guardian Russian ground forces in the Crimea. It looks like the soldier on the left missed the line for newer kit. -- The Guardian

With Russian ground forces now in Ukraine's Crimean territory, we are getting a closer look at Putin's door kickers. As more news pictures surface on the web, it's interesting to see how Russian individual kit has evolved -- or failed to evolve in many cases.

Many have AK 74s with rail-mounted optics.They've got knee pads and hard-knuckle, combat gloves. Their goggles look like they are made for skiing instead of stopping any fragmentation -- but I could be wrong. Anyone know anything about their body armor?

I haven't seen any personal tactical knives -- just issue bayonets. And of course the World War II- era E-tools with wooden handles.

Hopefully, there will be fresh images soon. Cheers.

Photo courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk Photo courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk

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