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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 215664 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

11-Nov

The specs for the UAV torpedo boats was posted, pretty impressive.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

11-Nov

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

An interesting and rather rare vehicle in Ukraine, Toyota MegaCruiser - Toyotas humvee

Very rare and cool vehicle. I wish some of those had made it to the US. Humvee style with Toyota reliability, yes please.

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

12-Nov

How much extra would factory MG mounts add to the price?sunglasses

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

13-Nov

Whatever the cost, would be worth it. Toyotas are the best technicals after all.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

13-Nov

Speaking of Technicals:

Maxim Gun truck:

Higher speed Battle Buggy with ATGM:

DIY 23mm Flakpanzer:

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

14-Nov

Incredible long article and photo interview on the opening of the conflict. One of the most in depth and well photo'd I've seen.

https://teletype.in/@tysknip/HostomelEN

Seriously, if you check out anything in this thread, the photos in this article are amazing.

https://teletype.in/@tysknip/HostomelEN

Theres some good weapons related content

On part of why Russias opening missile attack on Ukraine failed to decapitate their command and control:

On air defense:

On captured Russian weapons:

On Tanks:

On Western weapons in the initial defense of Kyiv

  • Edited 14 November 2022 2:39  by  gatnerd
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

14-Nov

Artillery in the defense of Kyiv:

On Drones:

On Russian portable radars:

RovingPedant

From: RovingPedant

14-Nov

Regarding the NLAW, I’m not sure the interviewee does know how it works, or something is lost in translation, because the NLAW is inertially guided and doesn’t target anything. If it goes off in funny directions then either the inertial guidance isn’t working or the users aren’t preparing their shot properly. It’s not going to get spoofed onto a different target.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

14-Nov

I agree, its a weird translation / description.

I interpreted it as that the NLAW could sometimes fire its EFP into the roofs of cars in the foreground as opossed to the targeted tank. 

IE in street fighting, if there were a number of cars the rocket had to fly over to reach the enemy tank, it could choose to destroy one of those cars as opposed to the enemy vehicle.

RovingPedant

From: RovingPedant

14-Nov

Good point on it being that the warhead could be picking the nearest lump of metal to go off above. Would make it awkward in urban areas or places with lots of metal debris to have to pick shot paths.

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