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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 212584 views.
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.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

14-Nov

Ah so I came across this:

https://www.saab.com/newsroom/stories/2018/june/5-facts-about-saabs-nlaw-anti-tank-system

"Lars-Örjan Hovbrandt says NLAW also allows operators to quickly select the distance at which the missile arms itself. “Say you are in complex terrain where a number of vehicles have been hit and you have a burning vehicle 50 metres in front of you and the true target is 150 metres away. You just switch over the arm distance to 100 metres. The missile will fly blind over the first target and then start looking for the target.”

This suggest that if the distance 'gating' is not engaged, the NLAW absolutely could destroy the first vehicle it encounters. 

It also possible that if ranges are misjudged, or the enemy vehicle is tightly enmeshed in other vehicles, that the NLAW warhead 'gating' might not be enough. IE there could be several vehicles in close proximity to the enemy tank at 150m.

But overall thats my guess as to what he's talking about. 

graylion

From: graylion

15-Nov

I am thinking we might see a resurgence of SPAAGs?

Ukraine: The German-made anti-aircraft gun taking down Russian drones

Ukraine has been using the German-made Gepard anti-aircraft gun to shoot down Russia's Shahed-136 drones.The Iranian-made Shahed loitering munitions have bee...

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