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Old 09-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #61
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Default Another option --

High tech binox are great but may attract notice.

Numerous nations, including the US, Britain, Germany, Czechoslovakia (back when it existed), the Soviet Union (ditto), made reasonably decent 6x30 binoculars through, say, the late 1950s. I've seen "monoculars" for sale based on separating the barrels of such.

Cheap, and in daytime, pretty effective, and not looking like anything likely used by a well funded intelligence op. Some even work pretty well in urban area night-lighting.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:14 PM   #62
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Default Re: Another option --

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High tech binox are great but may attract notice.

Numerous nations, including the US, Britain, Germany, Czechoslovakia (back when it existed), the Soviet Union (ditto), made reasonably decent 6x30 binoculars through, say, the late 1950s. I've seen "monoculars" for sale based on separating the barrels of such.

Cheap, and in daytime, pretty effective, and not looking like anything likely used by a well funded intelligence op. Some even work pretty well in urban area night-lighting.
So you'd recommend something cheaper than:

Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T Binoculars (p. HT47), Holdout 0, [Waist Pack]. $750, 0.5 lbs.
Carl Zeiss MiniQuick 5x10 T Monocular (p. HT47), Holdout +2, [Clothing]. $200, 0.05 lbs.
Carl Zeiss Mono 6x18 T Monocular (p. HT47), Holdout +1, [Clothing]. $330, 0.13 lbs.

These, of course, are all small enough so that they are easy to hide. Larger and cheaper binoculars may not mark him as 'foreign', but if they serve to mark him as 'surveilling something', that might not matter.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #63
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Default Equipment for detached service Delta Operator

SSG Akeem Nassir's Loadout for his detached service as a faux-contractor for a cover company PSC
$44,610, 121.13 lbs.

1) On person:
$17,602, 10.98 lbs.
• Summer Clothes with Undercover Clothing modification (+4 CF, +1 to Holdout) (p. HT63-64) [Torso, Limbs]. $300, 1 lb.*
• Belt (p. HT31) [Torso]. $50, 0.2 lbs.*
• Push Knife disguised as belt buckle (p. HT197), Holdout +4, [Belt]. $30, 0.5 lbs.*
• Sneakers with Disguised Compartments (+4 Holdout for things built-in, +2 Holdout for removable things) (p. HT68, ???) [Feet]. DR 1*. $440, 2 lbs.*
• Expensive Cellular Beacon, Satellite (p. HT210) [R Sneaker]. $6,000, 0.66 lbs.†
• Harris RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio; an Expensive, Rugged Small Radio (with base Weight 1 lbs., base Cost $500 and base range 7.5 miles) With ECCM, GPS and Secure Encryption (pp. HT38-39, 211) [L Sneaker]. Includes rechargable S battery. $2,500, 0.66 lbs.†
• Notebook, Pencil, and Chalk (p. HT17) [Clothing]. $2, 0.1 lbs.*
• Duct Tape (p. HT26) [Clothing]. 1,88"x10-yard. $1, 0.1 lbs.*
• 4x Pack of Marlboros (p. HT31) [Clothing]. $22, 0.2 lbs.*
• 2x Zippo Cigarette Lighters with Styling +2 (pp. HT10, HT57) [Clothing]. $120, 0.2 lbs.*
• Covert Universal Handcuff Key (???) [Clothing]. $5, neg.*
• Cellular Phone With Digital Camera (p. HT39) [Clothing]. Includes rechargeable S battery. $200, 0.5 lb.*
• Samsung Galaxy Xcover; Rugged Cellular Phone With Digital Camera (p. HT39) [Clothing]. Includes rechargeable S battery. $200, 0.25 lb.†
• Iridium EXTREME (9575); Rugged Satellite Phone with GPS (p. HT40) [Clothing]. Includes rechargeable S battery. $1,500, 0.55 lb.†
• PKI Directional Microphone Within a Cigarette Box Much smaller than High-Tech's example, even if made Expensive, probably has reduced capability (p. HT50), Holdout +1, [Clothing]. $1,600, 0.3 lbs.
• Rugged, Expensive Ear Microphone System (pp. HT39) [Ears]. Includes T battery. $2,000, 0.17 lbs.†
• Carl Zeiss MiniQuick 5x10 T Monocular (p. HT47), Holdout +2, [Clothing]. $200, 0.05 lbs.*
• Carl Zeiss Mono 6x18 T Monocular (p. HT47), Holdout +1, [Clothing]. $330, 0.13 lbs.*
• Gadget Wristwatch With Compass, Thermometer and Personal Cellular Beacon (p. HT32, HT210) [Wrist]. Includes T battery. $500, 0.1 lbs.*
• Concealed Carry Clothing briefs (p. TS73) [Groin]. $60, 0.5 lbs.*
• Emerson Super CQC-8 in stonewashed satin; Very Fine Rugged Tactical Folding Knife with Styling +1 (p. HT198) [CCW Briefs]. $310, 0.5 lbs.*
• Rugged Undercover Holster (p. HT154) [CCW Briefs]. $125, 1 lbs.*
• Beretta Nano 9mm pistol (???) [Holster]. Includes 1 6-rd magazine with Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel +P 124 grain JHP 9x19mm ammunition. $417, 1.4 lbs.*

2) Bags and stuff that is usually carried in a car:
$17,663, 45.6 lbs.

• Travel Bag (p. HT54) [Car]. $60, 5 lbs.
• Backpack, small (p. HT54) [Car]. $120, 1.5 lbs.

Notebook Bag:
$5,400, 14.4 lbs.
Infocase Notebook Bag (???) [Car]. $100, 2.2 lbs.†
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31; Rugged Medium Computer with portable workstation. Includes a rechargable (p. HT20-21) [Notebook Bag]. $5,000, 8.2 lbs.†
Rechargable Medium (M) battery (p. HT 13) [Notebook Bag]. $200, 2 lbs.†
Solar Powered Battery Recharger (p. HT15) [Notebook Bag]. $100, 2 lbs.†

Waist Pack B:
$6,436, 8.66 lbs.

• Waist Pack A, gray (p. HT54) [Travel Bag]. Carries 10 lbs. $10, 0.5 lbs.*
• Expensive Personal Basics (p. B288) [Waist Bag]. $10, 0.66 lbs.*
• Expensive Multi-Tool (p. HT26) [Waist Pack]. $100, 0.5 lbs.*
• Harris lithium-ion rechargable S battery for radio (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $50, 0.33 lbs.
• Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T Binoculars (p. HT47), Holdout 0, [Waist Pack]. $750, 0.5 lbs.*
• Small Tactical Light (p. HT52) [Waist Pack]. Includes 2x XS batteries. $100, 0.25 lb.
• 2x Extra-Small Batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $1, 0.2 lbs.
• Rugged Small Computer With Rugged Portable Terminal (p. HT20, 21) [Waist Pack]. Complexity 2. Includes rechargeable 2x XS batteries. $500, 0.84 lbs.
• 2x XS Rechargeable Batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $5, 0.2 lbs.
• Micro-Camcorder (p. HT43) [Waist Pack]. Includes integral rechargeable battery. $200, 0.25 lb.
• Rugged Digital Storage Device (p. HT22) [Waist Pack]. 16 GB. Waterproof, shock-resistant, durable. $60, neg.
• Rechargable S battery (p. HT13) [Waist Pack] $50, 0.33 lbs.
• Expensive, Rugged Headphones (p. HT41) [Waist Pack]. $200, 0.66 lbs.
• 2x Laser Pinhead Mike (p. HT208) [Waist Pack). $800, neg.
• x10 Audio Bug (p. HT208) [Waist Pack]. $1,000, 0.1 lbs.
• 2x Miniature Video Bug built into a lighter and cigarette pack (pp. HT209-210) [Waist Pack]. $2,000, 0.1 lbs.
• Expensive, Rugged A/V Transceiver (p. HT209) [Waist Pack]. Includes 4 S batteries. $400, 2 lbs.
• 4x S Rechargable Batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $200, 1.33 lbs.

Waist Pack B:
$4,367, 10.47 lbs.

• Waist Pack B, blue (p. HT54) [Travel Bag]. $10, 0.5 lbs.
• Good-quality Lockpicks (p. HT213) [Waist Pack]. $250, 0.1 lbs.*
• Expensive Electronic Lockpicking Kit (p. HT213) [Waist Pack]. Includes 3x rechargable S batteries. $3,000, 2 lbs.
• Lockpick Gun (p. HT213) [Waist Pack]. $50, 1 lb.
• Bug Detector (p. HT212) [Waist Pack]. Includes 2x rechargable S batteries. $500, 1 lb.
• White Noise Generator (p. HT213) [Waist Pack]. Includes 3x rechargable S batteries. $150, 2 lbs.
• 8x rechargable S batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $400, 2.67 lbs.
• 10x XS batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $5, 1 lb.
• 10x T batteries (p. HT13) [Waist Pack]. $2.5, 0.2 lb.

Shoulder Rig:
$1,280, 4.96 lbs.

• Expensive Shoulder Rig (p. TS73) [Travel Bag]. $120, 0.66 lbs.*
• Glock 18c pistol with Micro-Reflex Sight (p. HT101, TS74, TS76) [Shoulder Rig]. Slightly shortened grip to use Glock 19 magazines. Includes 15-rd magazine with 124 grain Federal Tactical JHP (LE9T1) 9x19mm ammunition. $1,040, 2.1 lbs.*
• 2x 31-rd magazine with 124 grain Federal Tactical JHP (LE9T1) 9x19mm ammunition (pp. HT101, HT155, HT166) [Shoulder Rig]. $120, 2.2 lbs.*

3) Fighting kit, usually carried in the travel bag in the trunk of a car, but presented as if worn
$8,115, 51.45 lbs.

• Infantry Utility Uniform (Pyramid #57, p. 8) [Torso, Neck, Limbs, Feet, Hands]. Includes shemagh, boots and shooting gloves, as well as dog tags. $310, 5 lbs.
• Bump Helmet (Pyramid #57, p. 11) [Skull]. $150, 1.5 lbs.
• Tactical Throat Microphone Headset, TTMK-III (p. HT39) [Ears]. $650, 1.2 lbs.
• Nonballistic Carrier with Good-quality LBV, DR 1*, +1 to Fast-Draw (Pyramid #57, p. 15) [Torso]. $270, 2 lbs.
• SAPI Large Trauma Plates, DR 25 (Pyramid #57, p. 13) [Plate Carrier, Chest]. $600, 8 lbs.
• HK416D10RS Assault Carbine (pp. TS63-64) [Sling]. $1,600, 6.6 lbs.
• 30-rd Magpul EMAG Magazine filled with 77 grain Sierra Match King Mk262, Mod 1 OTM 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition [Carbine]. $50, 1.2 lbs.*
• Schmidt & Bender CQB Short Dot 1.1–4x20mm Optic (Expensive combined collimating sight and scope, +1 Guns, +0 to +2 Acc, ignores -3 in darkness penalties, T/100 hrs.)(p. TS64) [Carbine]. Includes T battery. $2,000, 1 lbs.
• Grip Pod vertical foregrip/bipod (p. TS75) [Carbine]. $120, 0.5 lbs.
• 8x 30-rd Magpul EMAG Magazines filled with 77 grain Sierra Match King Mk262, Mod 1 OTM 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition (pp. HT166-167, 176) [LBV]. $400, 9.6 lbs.*
• 2x ARGES HG 86 grenades (p. HT193) [LBV]. $50, 0.8 lbs.
• 2x M452 Stingball grenades (p. HT193) [LBV]. $60, 1 lb.
• 2x ASP 31" Friction Lock Expandable Baton (p. HT198) [LBV]. $220, 3 lbs.*
• Kydex Undercover Sheath for Large Knife (p. HT197, HT154), +1 Holdout, [LBV]. $125, 1 lb.*
• Jay Fisher custom-made Kadi Very Fine, Balanced Large Knife with Styling +2 (p. HT197) [Sheath]. $1,200, 1.25 lbs.*
• 4x Combat Tourniquets (Pyramid #57, p. 14) [Limbs]. $140, 0.8 lbs.
• Military First Aid Kit (Pyramid #57, p. 14) [LBV]. $100, 2 lbs.
• CamelBak Mil Tac HydroBak Water Pack (p. HT53) [LBV]. $45, 5 lbs.

4) Spare clothing and gear:
$1,330, 23.5 lbs.

• 2x Summer Clothes with Undercover Clothing modification (+4 CF, +1 to Holdout) (p. HT63-64) [Travel Bag]. $600, 2 lb.
• 3x Concealed Carry Clothing briefs (p. TS73) [Travel Bag]. $180, 1.5 lbs.
• 50-rd box of Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel +P 124 grain JHP 9x19mm ammunition (pp. HT101, HT155, HT166) [Travel Bag]. $50, 1.3 lbs.
• 4x 50-rd box of 124 grain Federal Tactical JHP (LE9T1) 9x19mm ammunition (pp. HT101, HT155, HT166) [Travel Bag]. $200, 5.2 lbs.
• 500-rd box of 77 grain Sierra Match King Mk262, Mod 1 OTM 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition (p. HT166) [Travel Bag]. $500, 13.5 lbs.

The Summer Clothing are a pair of thin skintight jeans and a form-fitting cotton t-shirt. The light and form-fitting outfit imposes a general -2 Holdout penalty.

This uses up all his discretionary budget and leaves him a whopping $40 in local currency.

Any suggestions? Remarks?

*Personally acquired and owned. In the case of the magazines, only the Magpul EMAG magazines themselves are privately owned, the ammunition is bought by the cover PSC. Spent $7,500 of his own money on his loadout.
†Represents stuff that all contractors working for the cover PSC company get and not counted in his discretionary budget. $17,600 of his carried items are thus non-discretionary.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #64
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Default Col. Joseph Irmintraut and his tacticool weapons

SSG Akeem Nasir has a new boss in his detached service, a full-bird Colonel of Military Intelligence by the name of Joseph Wolfram Irmintraut.

Col. Irmintraut does not wear a Combat Infantryman Badge on his uniform, but he spares no opportunity to expound tactical shooting advice, schedule range time to teach his subordinates proper gun handling using his customised personal SIG-Sauer P226 or plan elaborate war game scenarios where an astonishing range of equipment is direly needed.

He has also used the team's cover as private security contractors to obtain several extremely kitted-out weapons to keep 'for emergencies'. Among those is an ARES Shrike 5.56mm Assault Machine Gun with all the trimmings. He also wants to be able to use 'captured AK magazines' for his weapons, so he packed a high-end tactical AK-variant.

Are there any technical or practical obstacles to getting an AK-type rifle with an RPK receiver and heavy barrel, but in regular (16-inch) AK length?

Col. Irmintraut wanted one with matte black and plastic furnishings, no wood, a folding or collapsible stock* and with P-rails to mount sights, lights and other goodies. The gun will have an Aimpoint collimating sight or similar and a laser/light module like the Insight AN/PEQ-16 IPIM.

He also wants his rifle to be able to mount a Western-made modern grenade launcher, for preference the M320. Is it very difficult to modify the furnishings to allow mounting of the M320 instead of a Russian-made grenade launcher like the GP-25?

If done, would it interfere with the operation of the weapon?

And does mounting a grenade launcher on an AK-type rifle mean that using any kind of bipod is out? I've seen rifles mounting both grenade launchers and bipods (I think I've even seen a grenade launcher and a Grip Pod), but I don't know if it can be done with an AK.

*For preference an adjustable stock with a recoil pad or at least a stock that is in some way more customised and tacticool than a regular AKMS folding stock.
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