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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24-Feb by gatnerd; 114804 views.
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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

20-Apr

Norwegian and British volunteers with CZ Bren 2's and what looks like a AI sniper rifle (?) with Vortex scope:

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

21-Apr

This is an interesting one. A company in Poland or some other E. Europe country is rapidly producing Level III equivalent armor plates from AR500/equivalent steel, for use in Ukraine. 

Per arfcom, this was from a batch of 1100 that were just sent over, funded by private donations. 

autogun

From: autogun

21-Apr

schnuersi said:

Is it even known if the defense of the Moskva have been active at the time of the attack?

A pertinent question, judging by the experience of other navies equipped with advanced CIWS. An extract from my new book:

Anti-ship missiles have been fired at Phalanx-equipped ships on only a handful of occasions. On 17 May 1987, the destroyer USS Stark was hit by two Exocet missiles while patrolling in the Persian Gulf; the Phalanx system was not switched on. On 14 July 2006 the Israeli corvette INS Hanit was hit by a missile. Again, the Phalanx system was not switched on. In February 199during the Persian Gulf War an Iraqi Silkworm missile was fired at the battleship USS Missouri, which was being escorted by HMS London and HMS Gloucester (both Type 42 destroyers carrying Sea Dart). The missile was destroyed by a Sea Dart fired from Gloucester, the first time a SAM had successfully engaged an enemy missile during combat at sea. The Missouri did have Phalanx systems but these did not engage as the missile was destroyed before getting close. A few weeks later, Missouri was involved in another incident in which a (mistaken) warning of a missile attack was given. The Phalanx system of the escorting frigate USS Jarrett was switched on, and fired at defensive chaff launched by Missouri.

BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

21-Apr

its the Ukrainian "crook" extended handguard. Idk why the military has that because its more like a civilian accessory.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Apr

BruhMomento said:

Ukrainian "crook" extended handguard.

Good find, interesting item.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/05/02/tfb-review-ukrainian-crook-extended-ak-handguard-rail/

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Apr

IGLA kill:

Russians using laser guided 152mm:

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Apr

This is really interesting.

A brand new, rapid prototype sUAS/Loitering Munition that has never been seen before is being sent to Ukraine. Reportedly it has been partially developed with Ukranian input on their requirements in the Donbas.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/mysterious-ghost-phoenix-suicide-drones-headed-to-ukraine

  • Edited 22 April 2022 8:54  by  gatnerd
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