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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 398690 views.
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

8/3/23

years ago i was playing with a superlightweight carbon fiber version of this , only real improvement , was folding and suspension.

Maybe time to dust of the plans , and get in on the action, while money is still being thrown around.

this monowhell for stretcher costs cca 3000Eur , which means can be sold to Ukraine for 10+K$ given how things are being sold for now.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

8/3/23

New Ukrainan long range kamikaze drone

Characteristics of the D80-Discovery :

- Body material: Aviation aluminum alloy 2024T3.- Rapid deployment: 30 minutes (2-person operation)

- Power plant: 250 cc engine cm (2-stroke)

- Fuel: gasoline A95 + pre-mixed synthetic oil 2%.

- Runway: 250 m (800 ft)

- Maximum payload weight: 80 kg

- Range: up to 9 hours

- Practical ceiling: Up to 2000 m

- Range: Up to 900 km

- maximum speed: 100-120 km/h

nincomp

From: nincomp

8/3/23

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

this monowhell for stretcher costs cca 3000Eur , which means can be sold to Ukraine for 10+K$ given how things are being sold for now.

You need to add a lawnmower engine for another 10K$.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

8/3/23

Or just get Rheinmetall to sell it. 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

9/3/23

Nah, another wheel for stability and an electric motor with solar recharging for the battery.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9/3/23

Lithuania predicts Russia can continue Ukraine war at current intensity for another 2 years:

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-can-fight-ukraine-two-more-years-current-intensity-lithuania-says-2023-03-09/

China studying Ukraine war for lessons to apply to Taiwan; their biggest concern is Starlink sats and missiles like Javelin / Stinger. They also view drones as crucial for 'kicking in the door' of Taiwan. 

Urge development of weapons to destroy / blind / suppress Starlink, and methods of protecting against Javelin and Stinger. Also realize the need to seize Taiwan ASAP before a US/Western response can coalesce. 

https://www.reuters.com/world/studying-ukraine-war-chinas-military-minds-fret-over-us-missiles-starlink-2023-03-08/

German Re-armament still stalled:

https://archive.ph/bCAwH

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

10/3/23

Interesting video. Trench firefight, we see multiple AK malfunctions, several which require 'mortaring' the rifle, and one where the rifle has to be field stripped in the trench. 

Not sure whether they're some janky AK's, or whether the high level of shooting at the 0 position is wearing the rifles out / heating them to the point of jamming?

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

11/3/23

I've read -74s have a tendency to jam more than -47/Ms. Max would probably know for sure.

EmericD

From: EmericD

11/3/23

gatnerd said:

Not sure whether they're some janky AK's, or whether the high level of shooting at the 0 position is wearing the rifles out / heating them to the point of jamming?

Hum, "storing" magazines on the bare ground and letting mud getting into them is not helping reliability, for sure.

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