ESFUB IS B1 Afghan National Army Special Forces vs. Colombian AFEUR

December 8, 2010

*Updated

The first battle fought in the ESFUB takes place in Iraq.Colombia wants to spread ahead in the battle, but Afghanistan receives news of the AFEUR operation.They send some of their own special forces to combat the threat, and meet up with them on a battle field in Iraq.Both special forces are ready, but who will move on to the 2nd stages?

Note- Each team will be equipped with a Short Range (Pistol, PDW, Sub-Machine Gun, others that fit), Medium Range (Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Rifles (excluding Sniper Rifles), others that fit), Long Range (Sniper Rifles, Machine-Guns, others that fit), and Explosive Weapon (Plastic Explosives, Grenades, Mines, Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Mortar, others that fit).(There may be more than one of each)Training will be ranked on 5 stages: 1 (Basic), 2 (Intermediate), 3 (Specialized), 4 (Proficient), and 5 (Optimal).

Credits to afanofsparta, in writing style.I will edit any articles implementing said writing style if he does not permit me to use so.

Afghan National Army Commandos are soldiers from the Afghan National Army.

Afghan National Army Special Forces:

Short Range: Makarov PM; Skorpion vz.61 Sub-Machine Gun

Medium Range: Type 56 Assault Rifle

Long Range: Dragunov Sniper Rifle; M249 SAW Light Machine Gun

Explosive Weaponry: SPG-9 Kopye Recoilless Rifle

Training: 3.4

AFEUR is a Special Forces group of the Colombian National Army trained in Counter-Terrorism.

AFEUR:

Short Range: M1911 Pistol; Heckler & Koch MP5 Sub-Machine Gun

Medium Range: IMI Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle

Long Range: Reminton 700 Sniper Rifle; M60 Machine Gun

Explosive Weapons: M79 Grenade Launcher

Training: 3.8

                                                                                                                       

Afghan National Army Special Forces Arsenal:

Short Range: Makarov PM

The Makarov PM is a Soviet Union-made semi-automatic pistol.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol

Origin: Soviet Union

Weight: 26 oz.

Length: 6.34 in.

Barrel Length: 3.83 in.

Cartridge: 9x18mm Makarov

Muzzle Velocity: 344.5 y/s

Effective Range: 54.7 yd.

Feed (Magazine): 8-round detachable box magazine

The gun is a Soviet weapon designed to replace the Tokarev TT-33 Pistol.From 1951-1991, it was the standard Soviet military side-arm.It is a powerful pistol, very efficient in style, as it was designed by the Soviet Union to be a revolutionary pistol, if not too simple, as it was intended to be less complicated and therefore less prone to jams/technicalities.It is still in use by many countries, although the S.U. does not use it primarily anymore.Because of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, it has been adopted into the Afghan military.

Rating: To be written when I compare the opposing side's respective weaponry, as now weapons will be rated based upon the specific warrior being fought.

Short Range: Skorpion vz. 61

The Skorpion vz. 61 is a Czechoslovakian Sub-Machine Gun in use by the Afghan National Army Special Forces.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Sub-Machine Gun

Origin: Czechoslovakia 

Weight: 2.87 lb.

Length: 10.6 in. (stock folded), 20.4 in. (stock extended)

Barrel Length: 4.5 in.

Cartridge: .32 ACP (A.K.A.) 7.65x17mm Browning SR

Rate of Fire: 850 rpm

Muzzle Velocity: 350 y/s

Effective Range: 27.4 yd.

Feed (Magazine): 10/20 round curved magazine

This submachine gun is a small weapon compared to others.However, it achieves similar if not greater results than those with greater dimensions.It is not primarily in use with it's originating country, Czechoslovakia, originally designed to be used with security forces.It is also widely used as a PDW (personal defense weapon) because of it's small proportions.However, outside of it's birthplace, the gun is used primarily in military roles for many countries.The Soviet Union was one of these, causing the Afghan army, again, to adopt it.

Rating: See above.

Medium Range: Type 56 Assault Rifle

The Type 56 Assault Rifle is an assault rifle similar in stats/dimensions to the AK-47, made by the PLA.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Assault Rifle

Origin: People's Republic of China

Weight: 8.38 lb.

Length: 34.4 in.

Barrel Length: 16.3 in.

Cartridge: 7.62x39mm M43

Rate of Fire: 600-650 rpm

Muzzle Velocity: 803.8 y/s

Effective Range: 109.4-874.9 yd.

Feed (Magazine): 20/30 round standard magazine

AK-47 may be the first thing that pops into your head.But this is actually a Chinese model designed after the AK-47 and AK-M.It is very similar in most ways, but it does have slight differences and is, despite similarities, still a completely different gun.The best addition is a built-in bayonet (in later models it became optional), which is around 8 in. long (upon approximation; can be folded).The gun was used by Afghani Mujahideen up until the early 21st Century, when it was adopted by the Afghan National Army alongside the Russian Assault Rifles.

Rating: See above.

Long Range: Dragunov Sniper Rifle

The Dragunov is a widely used Soviet Sniper Rifle.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Sniper Rifle

Origin: Soviet Union

Weight: 9.48 lb. (unloaded)

Length: 48.1 in.

Barrel Length: 24 in.

Cartridge: 7.62x54mmR

Muzzle Velocity: 907.7 y/s

Effective Range: 874.9 yd.

Feed (Magazine): 10 round detachable box magazine

A top notch Sniper Rifle, one of the best.It was originally designed by the Soviet Union's Yevgeny Dragunov, who won in a contest using the rifle, and got it accepted by the Soviet military.It is now greatly used by many countries.It is semi-automatic, and was meant to be a weapon that could be mass-produced.Both are good qualities for the military.It was designed to be used easily by non-professional snipers, explaining it's easy-to-use build, amazing accuracy, and fact that it is semi-automatic.It was used by Russians during their occupation of Afghanistan, so again, they (the Afghans) adopted it into their military.

Rating: See above.

Long Range: M249 SAW Light Machine Gun

The M249 SAW is an American light machine gun, Belgium taking part in designing the FN-minimi version.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Light Machine Gun/SAD (Squad Automatic Weapon)

Origin: United States of America

Weight: 17 lb. (unloaded), 22 lb. (loaded)

Length: 41 in.

Barrel Length: 21 in.

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO

Rate of Fire: 750-1,000 rpm

Muzzle Velocity: 1,000 y/s

Effective Range: 1,000 yd.

Feed (Magazine): M27 linked belt, STANAG magazine

1,000 rpm, 1,000 y/s, 1,000 yd. effective range, it seems like this American light machine gun was made upon the number 1,000.This is modeled after the Belgian FN Minimi, but has many differences.It is used very often by the U.S. Army, servicing in every major conflict the U.S. has been involved in since the 1989 Invasion of Panama.It is the standard squad automatic weapon for the Afghan army, and "Almost every eight-man squad deployed is issued 2 M249s."(Wikipedia)However, although it is good with accuracy and killing power, it is prone to jams, misfires, clogging, etc..

Rating: See above.

Explosive Weapons: SPG-9 Kopye Recoilless Rifle

The SPG-9 Kopye Recoilless Rifle is a Soviet weapon.

Statistical Analysis:

Type: Recoilless Rifle

Origin: Soviet Union

Weight: 105 lb. (without tripod), 131 lb. (with tripod)

Length: 7 ft.

Height: 2.64 ft.

Crew: 2

Projectile: PG-9 (HEAT-SF)

Rate of Fire: 6 rpm

Muzzle Velocity: 273.4-437.4 y/s

Effective Range: 875 yd.

Feed System: Manually breach loaded

Ammo Info: The PG-9 uses cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine, but you may want to call it RDX (just be glad it doesn't use Titan, the nickname for a protein with a name that has hundreds of thousands of letters).RE factor (explosive power): 1.60 (that means it's stronger than TNT, C4, and nitroglycerin, and nearly as strong as Semtex)Explosive Velocity (shock-wave speed): 9,569.1 y/s

The SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) was a replacement for the B-10, a much weaker recoilless rifle.The whole thing requires 2 people to operate, is quite heavy (although very light for a recoilless rifle), and it has to be manually loaded.However, I believe it's advantages outweigh that.The projectile is super-powerful, as you can read above.Also, the gun puts the projectile on a spin, so that's the rifle part of the name.It's a Russian weapon; I don't think I have to explain why Afghans use it, but many others also do.

Rating: See above. 

Training:

The rating will start at 5 and go down and/or up based on data.First off, the first troop of Special Forces finished training on May 10, 2010, meaning they have little experience.However, the soldiers are volunteers from the ANA Commandos, who "underwent a grueling three month course being trained by American special forces.They received training in advanced infantry skills..."(Wikipedia)Later ones were volunteered from throughout the army, but I will concentrate on this first batch.This drops their rating to 4.5, as they had experience prior, but have little experience as Special Forces.

This will be continued tomorrow!!!!!


 

 

 

 

 

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