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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 211934 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

Epic Hummer frontal assault. While the Hummer didn't fair well in IED ally in Iraq and Afghanistan, it seems to be performing much better offroading in a conventional battlefield. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/xwihzm/ukrainian_hmmwvs_during_an_assault_reportedly_in/

Similarly, we see more 'battle buggies' being employed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/xwysv5/afu_in_kherson_region_russiaukraine_war_2022/

For smaller countries on a budget, the off road ability, low cost, and reduced maintainence of these various Technicals/buggies may make them worth looking into. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

Latest US Aid to Ukraine. Most interesting item is the 1000x 155mm RAAM anti tank mines.

https://man.fas.org/dod-101/sys/land/raam.htm

taschoene

From: taschoene

6-Oct

gatnerd said:

Latest US Aid to Ukraine. Most interesting item is the 1000x 155mm RAAM anti tank mines.

Ukraine clearly sees value in being able to channelize or disrupt Russian vehicle movements with artillery-delivered mines.  They've been deploying AT2s from some version on MLRS/HIMARS for at least a few weeks now.

https://twitter.com/osinttechnical/status/1573844577575993344

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

6-Oct

"WARRIORS, WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE"?laughing

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

7-Oct

Interesting behind the scenes action in the quest to source more Soviet caliber ammo for Ukraine:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/pakistan-ukraine-and-the-race-for-third-party-ammunition

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

8-Oct

  • Edited 09 October 2022 5:20  by  gatnerd
EmericD

From: EmericD

8-Oct

gatnerd said:

Possible use of a fairly massive SVBIED against the Kerch bridge:

Or some sailor from the "Moskva" forget to properly extinguish his cigarette again.

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

8-Oct

The Moskva sounded like it was run by certain US Navy officers...... like the ones on Bon Homme Richard.

I'm starting to think the Nordstream explosions were just industrial accidents, not economic warfare.

stancrist

From: stancrist

8-Oct

gatnerd said:

Possible use of a fairly massive SVBIED...

I wonder if future historians will refer to this as the Acronym Era.

Such an incident used to be described simply as a truck bomb.

Then came the acronyms like IED (Improvised Explosive Device)

That was soon followed by VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device).

Now we have the SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device).

However, Fox News' Sean Insanity once objected to calling perpetrators of such attacks "suicide bombers" and said they should be called "homicide murderers" instead.

So, to honor Sean's great intellect, I propose a new acronym for attacks like the Kerch bridge:  HMVBIED (Homicide Murderer Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device).  sunglasses

graylion

From: graylion

8-Oct

stancrist said:

However, Fox News' Sean Insanity once objected to calling perpetrators of such attacks "suicide bombers" and said they should be called "homicide murderers" instead.

Inanity you mean? ;)

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