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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 190685 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-Oct

A nice, pretty detailed look at HIMARS and how they are being employed:

Himars in Ukraine: A Rare Look at Their Use on the Front Lines | WSJ

U.S.-supplied Himars have played a key role in Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia. WSJ's Stephen Kalin gained rare access to the mobile rocket launche...

graylion

From: graylion

1-Oct

T34s to the front?

 

Are T-34s in Ukraine?

Compare news coverage. Spot media bias. Avoid algorithms. Be well informed. Download the free Ground News app at https://ground.news/lazerpig=====Have T-34s ...

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

2-Oct

This is less significant for Ukraine, but moreso a sign that the war is boosting EU defense production. Albeit in this case a pretty small project. 

https://kucnews.com/news/ukraine/denmark-norway-and-germany-will-buy-zuzana-2-howitzers-for-ukraine-109996.html

graylion

From: graylion

4-Oct

90 MEUR? That's not a lot. Also interesting that this is neither Cesar nor Archer, but Suzanna2. I am sure that it is better than Cesar, but better than Archer? That'd be cool.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

5-Oct

graylion said:

I am sure that it is better than Cesar, but better than Archer? That'd be cool.

At this point its not about who wants what or what would be best but about who has capacity to produce and deliver quickly.
Basically they have to take what they can get.

Wishlists are for later when there is time, lots of time.

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

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