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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 158055 views.
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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

25/2/22

Some variety of tripod mounted recoiless rifle (incorrectly called missiles) being employed here:

Crates of AK's being handed out to civilians, aparently a part of a widespread populace arming campaign. I imagine after the dust settles a few of these will end up in Europe. 

  • Edited 25 February 2022 10:06  by  gatnerd
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From: gatnerd

25/2/22

Some small arms gunfight, reportedly U's taking out a few R's

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From: gatnerd

25/2/22

Probably the best compilation of footage anywhere on the net right now:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/

stancrist

From: stancrist

25/2/22

schnuersi said:

Do you have any reliable information on that or are you simply speculating?

My current level of information is: there are russian paratroopers at the airport. What is going on there and what equipment the paratroopers have, what the Ukrainias are using to fight them is completly in the dark.

Brief glimpses of some Ukrainian weapons reportedly at the airport battle:  https://youtu.be/F_3L0z1lgAE?t=90

Mostly rifles.  One ATGM launcher.  And what appears to be a bipod-mounted, belt-fed, 12.7mm machine gun.

  • Edited 25 February 2022 12:40  by  stancrist
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From: gatnerd

25/2/22

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From: gatnerd

25/2/22

Combat in Melitopol. Shows heavy small arms and then some sort of repeating explosive shell fire into a window; either a Grenade Launcher or some sort of AC? 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/t16s80/melitopol_firefight_right_now/

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

26/2/22

gatnerd said:

Shows heavy small arms and then some sort of repeating explosive shell fire into a window; either a Grenade Launcher or some sort of AC?

Allmost certainly not an AC. The shooting sound is wrong for that. It sounds like small arms fire only. I am also not sure that the explosion are caused by the fire from the outside. It could be that we are only seeing the supressing fire put onto the building and hand grandes are used inside for room clearing.

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From: schnuersi

26/2/22

What I am finding very disconcering is that in the few videos posted here we allready witnessed several transgressions of International Humanitarian Law. Multiple acts we see are bordering or are outright war crimes.

This is a very bad sign for the things to come IMHO since it seems the war will not be over in one or two days. The Blitz and decapitation strike obviously failed. So most likely the hostility will keep going on at this level for several more days if not weeks.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

26/2/22

schnuersi said:

So most likely the hostility will keep going on at this level for several more days if not weeks

It will be interesting to see what happens.

Right now Russia is attempting a pretty limited, surgical type of strikes. Should Ukrainian resistance maintain, we could possibly see a much bigger ramp up of less descriminate artillery bombardment.

We may also see a broader increase of insurgency by the Ukranians.

And we may see more/better weapons provided to the Ukranians by NATO. 

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