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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 182638 views.
Taurevanime

From: Taurevanime

24/5/22

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

24/5/22

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)

24/5/22

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

24/5/22

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.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

24/5/22

I rode inside the BMP2's and Czech clones couple of times and BMP2 its more of a 3+7 affair ,  Its cramped as fuck by today standarcs ergonomics are not that bad, Remember GI used to sit on top of M113 not because of space and ergonomics 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

24/5/22

Reportedly Russia is re-activating its stockpile of T62M tanks; interesting thread on why and the implications:

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

24/5/22

The disconnect between MSM generated reality and reality on the ground is getting a ''reality check'' as the defensive lines in Donbas break. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

24/5/22

Very good article on MilitaryTimes.

Reuters has also had good coverage (my favorite of the big sources)

Russia wages all-out assault to encircle Ukraine troops in east:
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-oil-embargo-in-days-ukraine-isolation-drives-russia-closer-china-2022-05-23/

stancrist

From: stancrist

24/5/22

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Remember GI used to sit on top of M113 not because of space and ergonomics

Yup.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

25/5/22

Niel Hauer is actually one of the few western reporters on front lines , rest sit in hotels Kiev and get their briefing at a daily press conference and some just make shit up . some reports sugest that access is extremely limited unlike any war before

So we had Comical Ali /Baghdad Bob  who is the new disinfo superstar?

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