It’s not the first time a female Israeli soldier has been photographed in a bikini, but it might be the first time that soldier had a gun strapped to her back. And for some reason, that weapon makes all the difference. Maxim’s spread of bikini-clad IDF soldiers got 69 Facebook likes in the five years since it’s been up; a grainy, faceless picture of a non-posed woman on a beach in Israel has gotten more than 3,000 likes from viewers on a variety of different sites.
“Nothing more sexy than a half-naked woman with a machine gun,” commented one viewer of the picture on imgur. (He promptly received several replies from viewers who could, in fact, think of a number of sexier options, mostly involving the woman removing said bikini.) “Ugh, M4 always give the strangest tan lines,” quipped another.