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A coalition U.S. Army soldier assigned to Special Operations Task Force West patrols villages and fields around Mirmandab, Afghanistan, April 7, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marcus J. Quarterman
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willrex69 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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electrojag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Damn, now his desert camo is pointless.
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Why do you say that?
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ArchiaskCommando Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
To be honest, he looks like he's a UAE operator, United Arab Emirates. But I know better, there was a special pattern made for Army SF based off AOR 1. :3
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
So that's how they make their money! They open flower shops across the world, because who would ever suspect a flower shop to fund terrorist activities!

For the most part, I'm just joking around, but now that I think about it, that would make quite a bit of sense...

I think I might write something with that.

Keep up the good work, amigo.

The General
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zeraful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
That "flower shop" would probably earn them several million dollars each month, if they can processed it into cocaine :)
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electrojag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
you would suspect drug dealers to be terrorist waaaay before you suspect a flower shop though.
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tinkudadra Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
afghan is beautiful
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dopushups Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup... the poppies are blooming over here as well... and yeah thats just an m4 with some cool guy shit on it with an acog optic, prolly got a peq 15 on the other side, and from the looks of it an m9 under the m4 ...buuuut i could be so wrong... wish i had that uniform... these acu's stick out so bad.
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WolfPiet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
sorry to ask, but is this a M16 A4 or a HK 416? I've heard that some U.S. Forces are using the HK, but I'm really not sure.
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Solynia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
It looks like a M16 A4 to me, look at the front sight HK 416 comes with a flipping sight instead of that triangular one. But it feels strange to see a US Army soldier with USMC camo and weaponry ^^.
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WolfPiet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Actually, as former Soldier in the German Army, I'm quite confused about the U.S. Military's Uniforms. In Germany we have only two different uniform patters: flecktarn (green, for woods) and tropen/wuestentarn (for the desert). And we all use the same weapons, it really didn't count if you are a Fallschirmjaeger (airborne ranger) or in the air force.
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ShikukuWabe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is an M4A1 (in IL we nickname it Flat-top or in short Flatop)
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Solynia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
That's what I was thinking due to the stock and the barrel shape. But the barrel length seems also a bit too long for a carabine. This picture is a mystery. And this uniforms is different from MARPAT obviously it is made to go to mars ^^ too orange. @WolfPiet : France does it too. Only few countries have enough money to look as fancy as US does.
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CIH0304 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
It looks like AOR1, or NWU type II. It's strange that a US Army operator would be wearing a US Navy camouflage pattern. You're definitely right about it not being MARPAT, though.
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ArkAngelX120 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The description states that this soldier is assigned to Spec Ops TF West, meaning he's part of special forces (i.e. Green Berets). They usually have greater discretion in the choice of their camo wear. Anyone who is a part of the army is a soldier, even special forces.
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ShikukuWabe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
IL is Israel :P I meant in the IDF (Israel Defense Force)
the name is pretty obvious, because it doesnt have the handle, and if u remove the handle its pretty flat all the way (even though its a rail for custom modifications)

about the barel you are right, its not a typical barrel, here its called 'Thickened' barrel, it gives the rifle the ability to handle steel core bullets (instead of copper bullets) which generate more heat and would ruin a normal barrel, also due to this barrel it spins more time per distance giving it a better flight trajectory resulting in better maximum firing range, all m4a1 flatop models in the IDF have this barel, though it used to be mainly for sharpshooter loadouts (for the long range) its commonly used now-a-days in all flatop gear-outs, most of our infantry is in the process of moving to our own self made TAR-21 (Tavor Assault Rifle) which looks like a space weapon but is probably one of the best urban warfare rifles around, surely better than the m4a1, i could tell you more about it in pm if ur interested
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WolfPiet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Why Flat-top? Because of the Picatinny-rail instead of the Handle? is IL the Illinois Military School?
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diakonid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Are those poppies?
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Hard to imagine so beauty grows over there.
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zeraful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
For your information, the beauty over there is the main source of opium, the base ingredient of cocain :)
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
That's the purpose we gave the plant, the plant is still beautiful nonetheless ;)
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zeraful Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I have doubt that it's owner would think the same :|
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Yeaaah :P
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electrojag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Ohhh, now that you point that out as opium. I recognize that flower in a drug awareness pamphlet. I knew that flower looked suspicious.
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice juxtaposition
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Solynia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Why is he wearing some strange sort of desert MARPAT instead of Multicam ?
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I was wondering the exact same thing.
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CptHendrickx Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
why is he wearing an united arab emirates flag on his shoulder?
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I'm not the person to ask =P
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zaku0909 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Its AOR1
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