2083 A European Declaration of Independence

August 1, 2011

3.31 Equipment – weapons/ammo/armour etc.

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Military equipment should be selected based upon the nature of the operation. The weapons you end up with are often not what you would want, and therefore the best must be made of what is available for their use at a given time. However, you will make every attempt to acquire the absolute best equipment. You will rely on your equipment to keep you alive long enough to accomplish your objectives so do spend the necessary time to acquire solid gear.

Optimal equipment for urban operations:

Offensive/defensive weapons

– HK416 assault rifle with “redpoint” optics (4 extra long clips)

Alternatively: any assault rifle (AK 47 etc.). Try to aquire a modern weapon with anti recoil functionality.

– Glock handgun with silencer and laser (2-4 extra long clips)

– 3 splint grenades

– 1-2 shock grenade

– 2 x arm defensive devices (knives)

– Gas mask

Ammo (clip administration)

Assault rifle ammo: 1 armour penetration round, 1 dumdum round (ratio 1/1)

Handgun ammo: 1 armour penetration round, 1 dumdum round (ratio 1/1)

You are likely to face armoured agents (similar armour to yourself) so your primary weapon should have armour penetration rounds. Lead or other weak alloy projectiles will not be optimal. It will be very difficult to aquire some of this equipment but see logistics chapter for specific advice.

Body armour

  • Ballistic Neck Protector

  • Ballistic Helmet/Face Shield (with 1,5-2 cm thick ballistic visor)

  • Ballistic Vest (upgraded version)

  • Consider using leg armour (you may have to create it yourself)

  • Consider using additional armour as long as it doesn’t affect your mobility too much.

Armour with rigid panels provides superior protection. Top-grade SWAT vests are with steel or ceramic panels and can withstand armour-piercing handgun and rifle bullets. They weigh more than 20 kg and are more uncomfortable than many other variants so you will rely on scooter/car for transportation.

There are three certified levels of body armour. The most commonly worn, Level IIA, offers realistic protection against all .22, .25, .32, .380, and .38, calibre handgun ammunition, against most 9mm, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .44 Magnum handgun ammunition and against 000 buck shotgun pellets. Level II and Level IIIA armour protects from even greater threats including 12 gauge shotgun slugs and the "hottest" .44 Magnum rounds.

Defensive bulletproof shield

Try to aquire a small police version shield. If unable to aquire it on the market, you may create one yourself if you can provide the materials. An optimal size for our purpose (and provided you have leg armour) would be any size from 50 x 50 to 70 x 70 cm, although most shields on the market are larger. You may have to re-equip with handles, a carrying strap (so you may carry it on your back), police insignia, one or two 10 cm spikes and/or razorblades on the front of the shield (primarily as a deterrent to prevent people from jumping you from behind). The 2 handles should optimally be designed in such a fashion that it stabilises the shield when held by one hand (one handle in the centre), with a second handle at the right side of the centre to reinforce with other hand if you are under heavy fire. A shield like this is excellent when employing a TotM manoeuvre (storming a flank if you are surrounded/a thrust moving forward to enemy location, usually a system protector position behind an armoured police vehicle). The shield is very effective when used in such a context. The weight should not exceed 5 kilograms. Optimally, the shield should have a small window to look through made of defensive glass/plastic. The rest of the shield is usually made from a special type of metal or other bullet proof material. When travelling between two positions, the shield is mounted on your back and only used if approached by more than one armed system protector (police). The shield is quite effective as the system protector bullets, as used in a majority of Western European countries (9 mm lead often from MP5 type weapons), cannot penetrate it.

Armour piercing rounds

16 Kozap bullets are the world’s hardest 9 mm armour-piercing handgun projectiles. Teflon bullets blast through most Police Vests.

The hard brass bullets cause exceptional wear on handgun barrels, a problem combated by coating the bullets with Teflon. The Teflon coating does nothing to improve penetration; it simply reduced damage to the gun barrel.

Conventional bullets, made primarily from lead, are often ineffective against hard targets especially when fired at handgun velocities.

As for assault rifle ammunition, standard ammo will easily penetrate the most commonly worn protective vests. However, Teflon coated brass bullets are better.

Melee weapon

You should use a normal combat knife and mount a bayonet on your primary weapon (assault weapon). You can also consider getting/building a more advanced defensive device.

There are currently no efficient melee weapons on the market designed for solo urban warfare. A knife will have little value if you are jumped by two individuals, one grabbing your arms and one knocking you down.

A suggestion could be to build and equip razor sharp spikes on your arms (from your wrists up to your elbows). This will transform your arms to a potentially lethal melee weapon and will make it a lot harder for individuals to jump you (or may act as a deterrent). Keep in mind that you have to make the devices small enough so that they do not make your arms “bulky” or in other ways significantly limit your mobility or precision when switching to/equipping or using your primary weapons.

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