Russian AA-12 Shotgun

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Very interesting

Very interesting… think we might do well to import some of these.  You can be sure they will be coming north … that is unless the US Gov starts “selling & tracking” them to drug dealers in Mexico….!   I think the comments on the M-16 are overdone, but we did have considerable problems with them early on.


Subject:  Russian AA-12 Shotgun


The Russians invented the infamous AK-47, which was the weapon that took out a lot of our troops in Vietnam . You could run it through the mud, never clean it, and it would fire 3000 rounds without jamming. It was dependable because it was built with a lot of slop, what engineers call wide tolerance, to operate under any condition, including sub-zero weather.

The counterpart US M-16 was responsible for more US servicemen deaths because it was undependable, would jam if a mosquito crawled into the mechanism and required constant cleaning. After firing 2 dozen bullets the barrel would glow red, the extractor would jam and the plastic stock would melt. The only thing it was good for was marking the spot where the soldier was buried. After 16 modifications the M-16 was introduced by a subsidiary of Mattel, the government contractor. Not widely used anymore it performed marginally better but still was plagued with the original design flaws. Since then the military has tested and introduced 14 new hand held weapons, many very high tech, and some very scary weapons with amazing lethal capabilities. These did not come about without huge costs to supply each serviceman.

Some will disagree, but we continue to fight insurgencies and terrorists equipped with the AK-47 and our troops still encounter casualties, but more casualties from improvised devices and low tech approaches to lethality.

Now the Russians have developed a new weapon that every terrorist and hunter would equally want to own. It is the AA-12 fully automatic 12 gauge shotgun that is capable of a 28 round quick release magazine. Leave it in a barrel of mud it will still fire on command and there is absolutely no recoil, a ten year old could operate this weapon and never miss with a choice of 3 different loads and shot spread patterns.

This weapon is being dubbed, the Alley Cleaner, and soon this gun will find its way into drug and gang warfare currently being waged in the streets of America.

It’s available on the Internet and is being shipped to Canada and Mexico . You would be surprised at the price….for under $700, it comes with 5 magazines, w/o shells.

The comparable semi-automatic 20 shot short barrel unit used by many SWAT teams sells for around $1200.


How’s this for home defense? Impressive when he takes it out of the barrel of water……….I thought it was going to blow up!

The GBU-57A/B Penetrator

Biggest bang yet – The GBU-57A/B Penetrator




An artist’s impression of the GBU-57A/B

Military technology has created some fearsome weapons, such as the 5,000 lb GBU-28 Deep Throat bunker buster, 15,000 lb BLU-82 Daisycutter, 15,650 lb Russian ATBIP (Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power), 22,000 lb Grand Slam earthquake bomb, and the 22,600 lb GBU-43 MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast), but if you were hiding under 50 meters of hardened concrete, none of them were going to bother you.

Not any more!

The U.S. Air Force has just taken delivery of the first GBU-57A/B (Massive Ordnance Penetrator). It weighs 30,000 lb and will penetrate 200 ft of hardened concrete BEFORE it goes off. If you are reading this from an underground nuclear facility in Iran or North Korea , might we suggest some extended sick leave is (or soon will be) in order

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator is that it is a relatively simple weapon.

The GBU acronym at the front of the the official designation for the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (GBU-57A/B or MOP) can be found at the front of the name of almost everything the United States Air Force drops from a plane these days.


Not all that long ago, bombs were dropped in large numbers in the hope that at least some of them would hit their target.

These days, almost every bomb and missile is delivered with pinpoint accuracy. GBU stands for Guided Bomb Unit, and it means that the 20 foot GBU-57 A/B missile is zeroed in on the target by a GPS navigation system guiding its four lattice-type fins.

Not surprisingly, the bomb is intended for only one purpose – to destroy the type of hardened concrete bunkers which house central command facilities and weapons of mass destruction. It’s hence not surprising that the program has been hurried into readiness with the growing concern that Iran has developed nuclear weaponry.

It is designed to penetrate supposedly untouchable facilities in one piece. The warhead case of the MOP is made from a special high performance steel alloy designed to maintain the integrity of the penetrator case during impact so that the payload can then do its job most effectively by exploding deep underground.

The MOP is deployed from high altitude and allows gravity to add momentum to its 30,000 pound weight so that it hits with enormous kinetic energy.

Put simply, the MOP hits exactly where it is intended to hit with enough energy to bury itself 200+ feet into hardened concrete, then it explodes its 5,300 pound warhead.

The MOP is designed to be carried aboard B-2 and B-52 bombers so there’s nowhere that is out of reach. The B-52 has a combat range of nearly 9000 miles, but aerial refueling means it effectively has an unlimited range

During Operation Desert Strike on September 2/3, 1996, two B-52s flew out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and disrupted communications in Baghdad with AGM-86C cruise missiles. By the time the mission was over, 34 hours had expired. Hence it would be fair to say that the B-52 is only limited in its range by the endurance of the four-person air crew.

The most likely aircraft to deliver the MOP however, is the B-2 Spirit which like the B-52, can carry two MOPs.

The largely composite B-2 has vastly reduced infrared, acoustic, electromagnetic, visual and radar signatures, extraordinary aerodynamic efficiency, a long range (6000 miles) without refueling and a massive payload. It is hence a potent delivery system for the likes of the MOP, as it is very difficult for defensive systems to detect, track and engage.

With aerial refueling, there is now nowhere to hide.

If our country leaders won’t negotiate it away for a supposedly peace thru “our” arms reduction ploy.





The ability of this aeroplane, and it’s pilot is really amazing. Everything in such perfect control and watching the swivelling engine thrust nozzles and the opposing elevators gives an insight into the capabilities of the machine. Really great to see the calm unflappable ability of the pilot.

MTHEL (Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser) YOUTUBE

The fixed-site version Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) THEL, was developed by TRW Inc. under a $89 million contract. During several tests in the USA, the system has shot down 25 Katyusha rockets, but has not been deployed.

(MTHEL) Mobile / Tactical High Energy Laser
(M-THEL) Technology Demonstration Program
Developer: Northrop Grumman Corp.

Click on link and read full details underneath the YouTube video (submitted by Paul Laub)