Iraqi Insurgent Small Arms by hgx16810


									Iraqi Insurgent Small Arms –15-20 Minutes



              Imagine that you are manning an OP (observation Post) on a FOB
      (Forward Operating Base) in Iraq. While scanning at night with your NOD (Night
      Optical Device) you spot a group of 10 insurgents setting up a complex ambush
      on a roadway just out of range of your weapons systems. You call up to the TOC
      (Tactical Operations Center) on your radio and transmit a SALUTE (Size Activity
      Location Uniform Time Equipment) Report so that the TOC can dispatch the
      QRF (Quick Reaction Force) for a counter-ambush mission. The QRF is able to
      plan for any contingencies because you were able to let them know exactly what
      kind of weapons systems that they were up against.

      Terminal Learning Objective:

             Action: Identify Small Arms Commonly Used by Insurgents in Iraq

             Condition: Given classroom instruction

             Standard: On a written test identify small arms commonly used by
             insurgents in Iraq with 80% accuracy with 5 second exposures to each

      Safety Assessment:

             There are no overt safety concerns for this class

      Risk Assessment Level:

             The Risk Assessment is LOW

      Environmental Considerations:

             There are no overt environmental considerations for this class


             After this period of instruction you will be shown 10 slides for 5 seconds
             each and must correctly identify on paper, 8 of the 10 weapons.

      Instruction Lead In:
           During this period of instruction you will be taught how to identify the
    small arms commonly used by insurgents in Iraq – these weapons include the
    Kalashnikov Family of Weapons, Weapons that look like the Kalashnikov and
    Other Weapons.


    The Kalashnikov Family of Weapons -


           Notes: From the beginning of World War II senior sergeant Mikhail
           Timofeevitch Kalashnikov participated in battles against the Nazis as a
           commander of a tank. In October, 1941 in fierce battles under Bryansk he
           was heavily wounded and shell-shocked. While in the hospital,
           Kalashnikov conceived the idea of a submachine gun. This idea continued
           to develop through 1944 (it is commonly believed that this when
           Kalashnikov observed the new Nazi Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle) when
           Kalashnikov developed an experimental model of a self-loading carbine.
           In 1946 it won out in difficult competitive tests against many other
           designs. In 1947 the rifle was put into production as the AK-47 (Avtomat-
           Kalashnikova - Model of 1947). For his achievement and the many since
           then The Soviet Union recognized Kalashnikov's services to the country.
           He was twice honored as Hero of Socialist Labor (1958 and 1976) and
           became a Stalin Prize (1949) and Lenin Prize (1964) laureate. In 1969 he
           was given the rank of Colonel and in 1971 awarded degree of Doctor of
           engineering science. Kalashnikov was decorated with three Orders of
           Lenin, Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Order of the Great Patriotic War
           of the First Class, Order of the Red Star and many other medals. The AK-
           47, and its derivatives are the preferred small arms of your enemy – and
           makes a distinct sound when fired –

           AK47 (AKM - Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyi) ect

                   Question – “Can Anyone tell the difference between the different
                   kinds of AKs?”

                   In 1959 the AKM made of stamped steel was introduced

                   Elongated cutout above the magazine well and milled steel for the

                   AKM and later are stamped and have a shorter “dent” above the
                   magazine well

             10 times as many AKs in the world as there are its nearest
             competitor – Eugene Stoner’s Armalite AR15 series of rifles

      RPK (Ruchnoy pulemyot Kalashnikova)

             Heavy Barreled AK squad automatic weapon

             Heavy stock

             Integral bipod

      Tobuk (Iraq) /M76 (YUGO 8mm)

             An accurized version of the RPK with an optical sight

             Tobuk uses 7.62x39

             M76 is 8mm Mauser

             NOTE: Differences between the Tobuk the M76 and the Dragonov

             Sidebar: The Battle of Tobuk (after which this rifle is named)
             never actually took place as the Byzantine army that the Muslims
             wanted to fight withdrew from the field (or perhaps weren’t there
             to begin with), although the “battle” did persuade many formerly
             loyal Byzantine tribes to join Muhammad. Does have a parallel in
             the employment of this weapon?

      Krinkov (ALSO considered a subgun)

             AK74 variant

             5.45x39 (similar to the 5.56 NATO round)``

             Favorite of Sheiks in Al Queda

Weapons the look like the Kalashnikov

      Dragunov (SVD - Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova)


             Similar appearance but actually a different mechanism
                 NOTE: Differences between the Tobuk and the Dragonov

          Simonov (SKS - Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)


          RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyareva)


   Other Weapons

          DShK (Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberniy)

                 12.7 (.50 cal)

          PK/PKM (Kalashnikov's Machine-gun Modernized)


          RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade)


                 PPsH (Pistolet-Pulemet Shpagina)

                 MP5 (Pakistani contract guns)

                        German Heckler and Koch design


   Review/Summary – REGAIN!

   NOTES: During this period of instruction you were taught how to identify the
   small arms commonly used by insurgents in Iraq – these weapons include the
   Kalashnikov Family of Weapons, Weapons that look like the Kalashnikov and
   Other Weapons.

   Check on Learning:


                 Kalashnikov (AK47)

                 Drugunov (SVD)


                   Simonov (SKS)


     Conclusion Statement: Now that you know how to identify the small arms
     commonly used my insurgents in Iraq – you can help insure that accurate, timely
     and actionable intelligence gets to the Soldiers who need it.


                   Simonov (SKS)


                   Kalashnikov (AK47)





                   Drugunov (SVD)


                        TEST ANSWER SHEET


NAME:                                        LAST 4:

              SLIDE #                          Nomenclature

              1.                               Kalashnikov (AK47)

              2.                               Simonov (SKS)

              3.                               Dragunov (SVD)

              4.                               RPK

              5.                               RPD

              6.                               MP5

              7.                               Tobuk

              8.                               Krinkov

              9.                               DShK

              10.                              RPG

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