This is intended for people interested in the subject of military guns and their ammunition, with emphasis on automatic weapons.
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For a while i taught all firing rockets up the ballistic curve was just an absolute shot into the dark.
It seems that is not actually the case , attack platforms like SU-25 , Ka50 and Mil 28 actually have computerized weapons release profile for this type of lobbing for both rockets and bombs and supposedly this rocket volley has a CEP of 100m at 4000-6000m range, so its exactly the same shit as what Brit pilot laughed off remarking that the bomb lobbing they did in Iraq with Tornados was much different affair because it was computer guided profile and release . It was also done for exact same reason to avoid entering into AD coverage
In any case its an expensive way to do a flying MLRS
Russian jets launched missile air strikes on Ukrainian military facilities and technical units.The images show Russian jets taking part in combat operations ...
Expensive yes; but worth it if you get jumped in an area outside your ground artillery.
First time we've seen this; DIY 'Suicide Drone' based on what looks to be a racing drone.
An incredibly detailed look inside HIMARS and its guided ammo:
IR look at lobbing rockets , looks like 2 helicopters fired a salvo , From the vids on the net i think most of the helo firing is done with smaller 57mm rockets while SU-25 use a lot of 122mm
Machine translated :
1) This method is just used for strikes “on area targets”, the spread of missiles is quite acceptable for that purpose
2) Yes, in terms of power, this strike is not comparable to the "Grad", but it all depends on which warhead is in the rocket, that is, which modification of the rocket is used.
For example, 8KOM penetrates 400mm of armor , and one 8C carries 2000 flechettes (when striking a trench, such a missile will destroy / disable most occupants)
8DM with a volumetric detonating mixture has a high-explosive effect in the equivalent of ~ 5kg of TNT (multiplied by 40-80 depending on whether 1-2 sides released a full BC and then imagine the effect, if seen)
3) "Grad" still has to drive up to firing point, and then leave before receiving a response ( roads are needed)
The helicopter, regardless of the terrain, can reach the necessary distance, remaining unnoticed and also leave.
The entrance to the air defense zone is present, but it is short-term and they do not have time to react (extremely low altitude + terrain folds) (as personal experience, not reasoning from the couch of some commentators).
I saw something in the German news that apparently the PzH2000 have already started breaking down?
Yes its all over the news and the Internet.
Its not correct though. The UA has ofgicially reported some issues and requested spare parts.
The PzH2000 delivered have not been new. These are the same guns used to train the UA crews. So they saw more use in the last couple of weeks than in all the years befor. It also seems that the delivery of PzH2000 did not include a complete package of spares and replacement parts.
Since the PzH2000 has never been used like this, the way it was originally intended, bevor there are no experience what will wear out how fast.
The footage of PzH2000 in use in UA I have seen all show the Rubber pads of the tracks are worn down. The tracks themself are silvery like polished. These are signs of intense use. During my service time i have seen comparable wear only once. During a four week high intensity training campaign with large scale excercise in Canada. At this point stuff starts to break down and needs replacement. Once the parts are replaced the reliability goes up significantly. The long times of standing around and low intensity use are poison for a lot of parts. Especially non wear and tear parts.
I wonder who the generous donor of absolute antique was - FIM-43 Redeye production of which ended in '69
I wonder if it's still functional!
I am kind of fascinated by the explosions in Krim. That is impressive coordination between govt and sf and guerilla.
Crimea now has an open flow of people and goods with Kherson 25+K folks per day ,so its much easier to move about than any time in past 8years and folks moving about are Ukrainans so its also easier to carry out sabotage and if you have ever seen open air depos in eastern Europe these things are not really guarded much. They just had one go tits up in Bulgaria as well plus these days you don't need to sneak in and place a charge you fly in a Mavic and do the job .
For same reason Ukainans have Mikolaiv under lockdown and are looking for Russian 'sympathizers' door to door , things keep blowing up on the other side as well only the delivery of HE might be in the form of a cruise missile.