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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 217006 views.
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

8-Dec

Same story everywhere , protest everything there is always something in a way. We couldn't build wind turbines in our country for 15+ years because of some birdwatchers NGO ,that by the way are 100% state-funded ,and we are not talking massive fields of turbines but like 3-10units. Now we have same story with hydropower , state funded NGO , issue is the influence of dams on the rivers. Unlike US here in Europe NGO's mostly run on state funds other financing is negligible . and NGO business model is booming its an industry in itself, and the number of people employed by xyz NGOs is huge .

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

8-Dec

American NGOs get a lot of government funding, too. Also, special tax privileges, although yours over there probably do too.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9-Dec

Some more DIY drone defense; thermal optics / cameras added to HMG's and Autocannons to improve their ability to spot drones. Also some retro style circular anti aircraft sights.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9-Dec

Rheinmetall to supply Skynex 35mm AHEAD system to an "international customer"

https://www.rheinmetall.com/en/rheinmetall_ag/press/news/latest_news/index_36480.php

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https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/germany-send-skynex-air-defence-systems-ukraine-handelsblatt-2022-12-09/

.....

This is something I think many of us had hoped for. Good for Ukraine, and for weapons nerds, a chance to see how the 35mm AHEAD performs. 

Here is a nice 20 page overview of the Skynex system:

https://www.rheinmetall.com/media/editor_media/rheinmetallag/events/medien_dvd_2022/air_defence_systems/Oerlikon_Skynex_Air_Defence_System_PBR_EN_B200e0721.pdf

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

10-Dec

Waiting for the Holosun dot version of the circular sights.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

10-Dec

Someone is probably already trying with old K10-T  collimator sight from tank

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

11-Dec

We may get to see if the 105mm L7 cannon is still effective:

DIY 80mm Mini-MLRS on a Ford

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

11-Dec

Switchblade 300 used to take out a camera surveillance tower:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/zipn77/previously_unseen_footage_of_the_destruction_of/

We haven't seen too many Switchblade videos, but this seems like a perfect application of it. 

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

12-Dec

Lack of videos from Switchblades might be down to low utility of the 300model , its a low yield assassination weapon clearly designed for GWOT , the much more potent 600 model has so far been orderd only in something like 10 units. Phoenix ghost trades lethality for endurance , but is still practically unseen on the battlefield. I havent seen any remains of these drones posted .Makes one wonder where 1500 of these drones ended up.

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