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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 189845 views.
stancrist

From: stancrist

29-Sep

gatnerd said:

...due to my Milkor grenade launcher fetish, this stuck out the most to me. This suggests either a large number of Milkors have already been sent to Ukraine, and these are to replace them, or that the Milkors sent to Ukraine have proven sufficiently valuable that more will be sent. Curious how many Milkors can be bought for $5.26 Million.

Um, so sorry to rain on your parade, but the Milkor is not the M320A1.

  • Edited 29 September 2022 21:13  by  stancrist
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

30-Sep

Damnit, my dreams are crushed. Good catch Stan.

I had confused it for the 'M32A1' which is the modern version of the Milkor.

https://www.milkorusa.com/product/m32a1-usmc-40mm-v-02/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-Oct

Detailed look at those frag patterns:

GMLRS Alternative Warhead Engineer & Manufacturing Development Phase Test & Evaluation

Video showing tests of GMLRS Alternative Warhead presented by U.S. Army Col. Gary Stephens, Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Manager at the...

  • Edited 01 October 2022 20:42  by  gatnerd
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-Oct

A nice, pretty detailed look at HIMARS and how they are being employed:

Himars in Ukraine: A Rare Look at Their Use on the Front Lines | WSJ

U.S.-supplied Himars have played a key role in Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia. WSJ's Stephen Kalin gained rare access to the mobile rocket launche...

graylion

From: graylion

1-Oct

T34s to the front?

 

Are T-34s in Ukraine?

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

2-Oct

This is less significant for Ukraine, but moreso a sign that the war is boosting EU defense production. Albeit in this case a pretty small project. 

https://kucnews.com/news/ukraine/denmark-norway-and-germany-will-buy-zuzana-2-howitzers-for-ukraine-109996.html

graylion

From: graylion

4-Oct

90 MEUR? That's not a lot. Also interesting that this is neither Cesar nor Archer, but Suzanna2. I am sure that it is better than Cesar, but better than Archer? That'd be cool.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

5-Oct

graylion said:

I am sure that it is better than Cesar, but better than Archer? That'd be cool.

At this point its not about who wants what or what would be best but about who has capacity to produce and deliver quickly.
Basically they have to take what they can get.

Wishlists are for later when there is time, lots of time.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

Epic Hummer frontal assault. While the Hummer didn't fair well in IED ally in Iraq and Afghanistan, it seems to be performing much better offroading in a conventional battlefield. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/xwihzm/ukrainian_hmmwvs_during_an_assault_reportedly_in/

Similarly, we see more 'battle buggies' being employed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/xwysv5/afu_in_kherson_region_russiaukraine_war_2022/

For smaller countries on a budget, the off road ability, low cost, and reduced maintainence of these various Technicals/buggies may make them worth looking into. 

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