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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 218331 views.
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

17-Nov

Antonov UAV "Gorlitsa" AN-BK-1 made the combat debut , originally developed as an armed drone with the capability of firing ATGMs , was used as a kamikaze drone instead.

graylion

From: graylion

17-Nov

gatnerd said:

We've seen a number of videos of Lancets destroying / damaging SPGs, small boats, and other fairly high value tactical targets. Based on video at least, the Lancet seems like one of Russias most effective tactical PGMs. 

They're gonna need more Gepards. Any chance of more @schnuersi?

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

17-Nov

Lancet drones seem to have only recently begun to be used en masse , prior to October 15th , the lancet drone vids  were posted occasionally a couple of times per month,but since mid-october its making daily appearances.  

Days ago a video showcasing some clones of switchblades in couple sizes to be deployed soon was circulated. Altough it's beyond me why anyone would want a Swichblade 300 or even smaller size version its clearly too small to be of much effect.

Of course this could all be just vapor ware 

https://t.me/genshtab24/9144

It also seems its specific units using them as the strikes are not all over the place but at a specific sectors of the front .

Targets hit in a single sector by Lancet recenty , 

From recent Lancet stats at lost armor  since Octorber 13th  ,Howitzers were the most frequent target  with 17 hit its also clear that Tanks might be beyond Lancet 1 capability, of all the Tanks hit not a single one brewed up .

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

20-Nov

Russian discussing the importance of civilian drones for artillery spotting, and how many of the battlefield lessons learned are nor being spread effectively.

PZH 2000's being worn out due to high firing rates of Ukraine:

https://news.yahoo.com/german-pzh-2000-howitzers-getting-201100062.html

Mavik 40mm drone targets pile of anti tank mines, pretty spectacular:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/yt4sgp/perhaps_the_bravest_mavik_during_a_combat_mission/

IED use:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/yzl29d/ukrainian_forces_plant_a_improvised_explosive_in/

Russian TOR hits Ukrainian drone:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/yznvv4/a_russian_tor_sam_system_hits_a_claimed_ukrainian/

Ukraine ATV Javelin 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/yynoqz/ukrainian_atvjavelin_team_engages_a_target_on_a/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

20-Nov

A nice overview on just how dramatic a difference accuracy makes for HE lethality (and especially relevant for HIMARS)

France has reportedly delivered 2x batteries of Crotale SHORADs:

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

21-Nov

Looks funky but disc plough is typical hardened metal like hardox so quite bullet proof by DIY standards

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

Thats super cool. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

Another DIY suicide drone, this one was quite nasty. Looks like a block of C4/Semtex etc surrounded by ball bearings. Serious bang when it goes off.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/z1391l/ukrainian_drone_flies_right_into_the_russian/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

This could prove fairly big news.

Turkey has transferred their version of HIMARS - but it has ~2x the range, with a stated range of 150km compared to the 70-80km of GMLRS.

Possibly related, SAAB claims to have received an order for its Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb, itself another 150km HIMARS delivered system. These could be for Ukraine, or could be based on the success of GMLRS in Ukraine leading to increased interest in guided rocket artillery. 

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/saab-expects-first-contract-soon-for-new-glsdb-artillery-weapon

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

Article on how Russias jamming early in the war had the downside of also jamming a lot of Russian coms:

https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-ew-campaign-in-ukraine-undermined-by-electronic-fratricide-2022-11

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