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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 158195 views.
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

22-May

Use the google  translate , sniper 'Wali' has been to the front lines both in the north at Irpin and Donbas and has seen combat it just turned out a bit different than he expected , mostly being on receiving end, the part you quoted he says that most foreign fighters never get to the front lines ,first Ukrainians can't integrate them ( folks that don't speak the language and many aren't even trained) , second, they are so poorly equipped many don't want to fight with what they consider no gear and for many getting shelled and bombed in the barracks was war enough.

His team mates interview

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-canadian-forces-1.6443048

https://time.com/6168064/foreign-fighter-ukraine-frontline/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v4xj/joining-ukrainian-foreign-legion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltxaSooKfhY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKnhXnp-Zk&t=1440s

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-May

Marlets continue to be used successfully as MANPADS against UAS:

This is very cool; Polands version of the 'iMortar' lightweight commando mortar:

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-May

And just to help put artillery into perspective, a cross section of a 155mm shell - thats a lot of steel.

17thfabn

From: 17thfabn

22-May

gatnerd said:

And just to help put artillery into perspective, a cross section of a 155mm shell - thats a lot of steel.

Fragments are the main killer with an artillery projectile. That steel will turn into thousands of deadly fragments.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

23-May

This hand grenade bomblet looks almost industrial grade , injection molded not 3d printed.

stancrist

From: stancrist

23-May

Looks like arming the grenade would be a little risky?  hushed

Taurevanime

From: Taurevanime

24-May

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Total number of troops in Ukraine is probably well over a Million, considering Ukraine has been drafting folks for 3 months.

Zelensky recently announced that the total number of forces stands at 700k or so. That is after three rounds of mobilizations and the fourth will likely be announced soon.

But I strongly suspect that this does not take into account the losses they have been sustaining.

The bigger issue for Ukraine though isn't going to be manpower but material. We already see them rely on civilian vehicles to move any equipment and troops around. What remains of their tank and artillery forces diminishes by the day. To say nothing of their air force which tends to get shot down whenever they manage to repair a plane back into working order and sortie out.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

24-May

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

This hand grenade bomblet looks almost industrial grade , injection molded not 3d printed

Reportedly those 'bomb casings' are off the shelf fishing products, possibly for deploying chum into the water.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

24-May

yes looks like chinese carp feeder thingies

First switchblade vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KmfuOd47Yw&t=28s

More troops than transports in some sectors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkhqCBD4d2M

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

24-May

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

More troops than transports in some sectors

Not really. At least not on this footage.
The BMP1 has a crew of 11. I was able to count 10 guys sitting on the vehicles plus the driver. So these are just fully crewed BMPs.
Because the vehicles has such bad ergonomics and is horribly cramped the crews prefer to ride on top if not in combat.

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