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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 218325 views.
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

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

Very fine article dissecting Iranian drones, with lots of pics. Done by the folks at Conflict Armaments Research.

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/7a394153c87947d8a602c3927609f572

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

22-Nov

Laser guidance would mean you had to paint the targets 140km behind the front lines, and you are not going to be seeing TB2 fly near front lines let alone 140km behind them. So best case use would be SF behind the front lines.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Nov

Reportedly its multi mode. So GPS+INS+Laser.

I agree anything short of SF will render the laser guidance pretty mute. But its a neat additional option should there be some rare HVT where they can pull that off.

Without the laser, its still potentially a GMLRS with 2x the range. It will be interesting to see if these do have a 150km range, as recently reported, or whether they are the older 70km variants. 

This map shows the theoretical areas it could hit if it does have a 150km range - quite a bit more area then the previous 70-80km of GMLRS from the HIMARS.

Apparently they have already arrived:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/z23y4e/the_first_recorded_use_of_the_turkish_mlrs/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

26-Nov

Pretty wild comparison:

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27-Nov

More Battle Buggy action, here armed with a SPG9 Recoilless Rifle 

The same or similar, from Kherson 

And a proper ATGM equipped golf cart as we've seen earlier, destroying something in the distance:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/z5z1v2/9k111_fagot_being_fired_somewhere_in_southern/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27-Nov

Our first view of Taiwans 60mm 'revolver' drones dropping multiple 60mm mortar shells in Kherson.

This would be the first debut of 'heavy bomber' quadcopter style drones, capable of dropping 8x 60mm.

https://dronesvision.com/mortar-revolver-bomber-drone/

This is a much larger payload then the highly effective R18 Drone, which typically only fits 1-3x anti tank grenades.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R18_(drone)

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