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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 216419 views.
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

3-Dec

Silent mortar , it fires a captive piston grenade 

1st public footage of use of Russian 2B25 "Gall" Silent mortar in Ukraine

1st public footage of use of Russian 2B25 "Gall" Silent mortar in Ukraine

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

4-Dec

MG3 in action; unlike the video from a few months ago, this one looks to have the proper ~1200rpm ROF:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/zbfif4/ukrainian_soldier_firing_a_mg3_in_combat_ukraine/

Quadcopter destroys small ammo dump of shells; still a huge blast:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/zaw9ih/ukrainian_drone_blows_up_another_russian_ammo/

Discussion of some of the problems of using radios at the smaller unit level for Russia:

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

4-Dec

gatnerd said:

MG3 in action; unlike the video from a few months ago, this one looks to have the proper ~1200rpm ROF:

Yes its a German one. The gunner also uses the typical modern German 120 rds prepacked with disentegrating belt, throw away box.
Its also pretty likely that he received some training in Germany or at least German trained people have been involved in his training. This is one of the very few videos where a MG3 in LMG mode is used in the correct way, as intended.
Rapid aimed bursts.
I would love to read about the experiences and opinions of the UA users of the MG3. Especailly if they also have experience with other GPMGs.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

4-Dec

schnuersi said:

ts also pretty likely that he received some training in Germany or at least German trained people have been involved in his training.

It's funny, when this MG3 video was shared, in the comments there was a link to Germans cross training with the US with machine guns.

Pretty amusing to see the Germans firing the M2 .50 like it was a MG3, resulting in 1-2rd bursts due to the slow rof:

It's a Machine Gun

it's a machine gunreal amateur editing skills with my take on the old memeIt's not an original concept as others have made this before.Music: Erika March

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

4-Dec

Reportedly, one of the most requested items from Ukraine is more Gepards, suggesting (despite some skepticism on this) they work pretty well.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/ukraine-situation-report-more-german-gepard-air-defense-gun-systems-on-the-way

Per the same article, the UK is also planning to provide some towed AA systems (perhaps Bofors?)

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

5-Dec

gatnerd said:

Pretty amusing to see the Germans firing the M2 .50 like it was a MG3, resulting in 1-2rd bursts due to the slow rof:

I know the video.

... they are supposed to hold the finger on the trigger but not use the sights properly.
But everybody and their mother says the high ROF of the MG3 results in wasted ammo. Allways makes me lough. Yes if you use it wrong, like holding the finger on the trigger and not using the sights, that is true. As true as for any other gun.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

5-Dec

Gepard in action

First video of Gepard shooting something down in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian Gepard shooting down a Russian cruise missile 5th December.#gepard #combatfootage #bundeswehr #zsu #NATO #weaponsystem #35mm #autocannon #ukraine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lGSwkzWkMs

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

5-Dec

Great find man. 

  • Edited 05 December 2022 19:48  by  gatnerd
Refleks

From: Refleks

5-Dec

Nice work. Looks like it tried to engage the falling debris too.  There was a version with stinger, but I'd love to see mistral integrated in the same way as it's advertised for counter missile work as well as part of the simbad system

  • Edited 05 December 2022 17:33  by  Refleks
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