Something that has caught my eyes in the series for many times has been the large diversity of different conventional weaponry and equipment (This excludes evas and the N2, as its destructive power equals roughly to a tactical nuclear weapon), in terms of design, nationality and era. When looking at the massive JSSDF assault on Nerv in EoE, some anomalies apparent. The biggest for me is the infantry loadout. Their standard weapon is the HK G11, a 80's terrifyingly complex assault rifle firing caseless ammunition. Yet they do not wear any ballistic protection, apart from (possibly) a helmet. Surely, it can not be a economic issue, as they can afford a very expensive rifle and the logistical nightmare to field those rifles, not even mention the rest of the army structure.
I do not believe it would be a weight-problem, either. A basic plate-carrier with two ballistic plates of level 4 protection for the chest and the back will easily be under 10kg, without restricting mobility in a significant way. So i must assume that it is just a way to enable Misato to save Shinji with a handgun.
The next thing that brings my attention is the diversity of equipment. In addition to the native Japanese equipment, the JSSDF seems to operate German assault rifles, Belgian pistols, French cavalry tanks, American artillery etc. To me this seems to be simply an artistic freedom, nothing wrong with that, but the equipment is marked with the letters ''UN''. From my understanding, the JSSDF is it's own independent force, and isn't a subordinate of the UN, or am i misunderstanding something here?
Fuyutsuki did nothing wrong.