Thanks to a reader for these images from Sala Daeng on 20 April.
hmmm… what is displayed in Thai-Benny (2)?
looks like ball bearings for slingshots????
and does the yellow signify PAD/anti-red supporter?
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I hope those are rubber coated steel riot shotgun shells.
But rubber shouldn’t be that shiny…
>looks like ball bearings for slingshots????
Shotgun shells, on the front of a Thai soldier. Not designed for killing birds.
I don’t know where to put this video clip, This is an interesting video clip that explains about who are “Khon Silom” which they clashed with the redshirts again last night.
Some of the Khon Silom siad “I am Military officer (Ku pen Taharn)” in the clip and you can see there are some of the military try to stop the police to desperse them but the military let the police go because there are many journalist there.
This is one of the Channel3 journalist’s twitter who was in the clashed between the police and “Khon Silom” last night She siad
“a military officer point gun at one of the police commander’s head ”
“one the police officer told me that “Khon Silom” are not regular people, they are military officer ”
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The shotgun shell pics are interesting. I went down to Silom last night (22 April) around 9 pm and saw a number of soldiers with these shells. Not that I’m a gun buff or anything, but looks like –
12 Gauge Shotshell Ammunition
For personal defense and law enforcement applications, the International Wound Ballistics Association advocates number 1 buckshot as being superior to all other buckshot sizes.
Number 1 buck is the smallest diameter shot that reliably and consistently penetrates more than 12 inches of standard ordnance gelatin when fired at typical shotgun engagement distances. A standard 2 ¾-inch 12 gauge shotshell contains 16 pellets of #1 buck. The total combined cross sectional area of the 16 pellets is 1.13 square inches. Compared to the total combined cross sectional area of the nine pellets in a standard #00 (double-aught) buck shotshell (0.77 square inches), the # 1 buck shotshell has the capacity to produce over 30 percent more potentially effective wound trauma.
In all shotshell loads, number 1 buckshot produces more potentially effective wound trauma than either #00 or #000 buck. In addition, number 1 buck is less likely to over-penetrate and exit an attacker’s body.
As to the coloured ribbons, a soldier told me that it was an identification flash designed to stop ‘third-hand’ infiltrators (“ติดกันไว้พวกมือที่สาม”).
Suffice it to say that there’s a lot of different ordnance being packed by the army down at Silom (saw a couple of guys with seriously scoped HKs). You don’t want to be in front of the business end of any of it.
In the Burmese army, the standard procedure for a suppression operation against a protesting unruly mob is to re-arm one 3-men squad of a standard 35-men platoon with single barrel 12 gauge shot guns instead of their normal automatic rifles like 7.62 mm G3.
Only that shot-gun squad, not other normally-armed squads, is to fire at the crowd for the shotgun pallets are not as fatal and damaging as the single bullets but they can potentially injure far more people if fired from a far-enough distance.
Thai army might have the same procedure, according to the photos on NM.
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