A U.S Marine during a raid in Fallujah, Iraq back in 2004. According to what’s been said about these images is that the Marine’s issued M16A4 had malfunctioned and he resorted to using a battlefield pickup. Note that his rifle is still slung at his side.
It could also be said that he picked up the shorter, more compact PPSh-41 for the closer quarter’s environment, something the long M16 isn’t ideally suited for. Whatever the reason, it’s interesting to mention the historical comparison. The invading Nazis often used captured PPSh-41’s for the cramped urban combat in Stalingrad, ditching their unwieldy and slow firing Mausers.
“Two rookie privates are on patrol when suddenly, one collapses. No response, not breathing. Immediately, other private takes vox and contacts base.
He shouts at his CO: “My comrade is dead, what do I do?” CO stays calm, replies: “Do not worry, I can help. First, make sure your comrade is actually dead.”
Line stays quiet for a second, then a lasgun is heard discharging. Voice comes back over vox, asks: “Okay, now what?”
Humanoid Suspension Arm by zhegesha