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    M 16 in Soviet service 1980's ?

    I found these photos on a Russian site, there were several from Afghanistan.
    These were the most interesting as the setting looked like Eastern Europe with BTR 60.
    Romanian border police?
    Or could this be Tito's pre-civil war Yugoslavia?
    Soviet troop with M 16 1980.jpg
    Soviet troop with M 16 1980-2.jpg
    UZI
    Soviet M 16 and UZI.jpg
    Marked as Afghanistan 1980's look at this guys hat LEE jeans hat
    Soviet M 16 LEE Hat.jpg
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    Very cool and interesting pics. I would like to know the story behind these.
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    if the last picture is of a soviet soldier in Afghanistan, then the M16 he has probably is a captured weapon from a afgan that he is posing with.

    not so unusual, GIs have been photographed posing with captured enemy weapons, flags etc... in every war since the camera was invented. I'm sure that every army does the same thing

    Peshawar, Pakistani was a huge arms bazaar during the war of every known weapon up for sale. so it's no mystery where it might have came from
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    Image search on first picture states "Soviet KGB Alfa team"....at training base in Moscow 1978. Use Google translate

    http://warweapons.ru/fotoprimeryi-za...podrazdeleniy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by luigi View Post
    Image search on first picture states "Soviet KGB Alfa team"....at training base in Moscow 1978. Use Google translate

    http://warweapons.ru/fotoprimeryi-za...podrazdeleniy/
    Great site thank you
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    Yea, they would have access to M16 from various countries we supplied or lost them in, just like we wold have access to AK47, etc, for covert purposes, etc.
    In mid 80s I was doing a case involving SF (Green Berets) at Ft Bragg and they gave me a tour of their covert arms room. Quit a show, anything you can think of in it.
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    I have no doubt that the biggest supply of M16s and a whole lot of other US weapons/equipment came from Viet-Nam.

    if the year is correct, 1978, that is only 3 years after the fall of Saigon
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    Question for similar topic
    Has anyone ever seen a photo of FAL SKS or M 1 Carbine in use during Soviet era Afghan war 1979/89?
    Either being held by Soviet soldiers as trophy, Afghan Guerrilla as weapon.
    Or in a pile of captured rifles for display
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
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    Has anyone ever seen a photo of FAL SKS or M 1 Carbine in use during Soviet era Afghan war 1979/89?
    Either being held by Soviet soldiers as trophy, Afghan Guerrilla as weapon.
    Or in a pile of captured rifles for display
    only weapons I have seen pictures of early at the start of the afgan war was Enfields and some flint lock rifles and other old weapons. which the afgans used to success to get AKs, PKMs, RPGs etc...and other soviet weapons
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    The Russian had M16 in East Germany for weapons training in the 70,s.

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