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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 190709 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27/4/22

17thfabn said:

Could we see a US built Toyota Helix? Third world insurgents will be so confused

Sort of?

SF is currently using US armored Hillux's:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a19694154/how-us-special-forces-get-their-armored-pickups/

And is working on a sort of modular vehicle chassis that can be disguised as different models of pickup truck :

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19062/us-special-operators-want-a-super-technical-that-transforms-into-different-civilian-trucks

Now SOCOM is proposing a novel solution that sounds like something out of action movie or G.I. Joe play set. The new PB-NSCV will have a standard chassis and drive train with a 10 to 15 year life cycle, greatly streamlining routine maintenance and more intensive overhauls and the logistics chain. The vehicle’s body, however, will be able to accept “interchangeable skins” to make it look like a Ranger or a Land Cruiser as necessary.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27/4/22

stancrist said:

For example, the shoulder-fired M20 "Super Bazooka" and M24 "off-route mine" both used the same 3.5" HEAT rocket.

Along a similar vein, I'm surprised we havent seen kits developed to allow M72 LAWs to be fired remotely as off route mines.

Like a little tripod and firing mechanism the LAW could be clipped into.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27/4/22

New:

Our first look at Russian infantry ground radar in action. The radar seems to be able to identify any moving targets in a given area. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/ud7mtn/the_work_of_the_portable_radar_reconnaissance/

graylion

From: graylion

28/4/22

gatnerd said:

Its a shame these FCUs cant be updated on the fly like a computer or smartphone; download the AHEAD app and start drone busting.  That rapid update capability is how STARLINK was able to bypass russian jamming within a day: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/pentagon-impressed-by-starinks-eyewateringly-swift-shut-down-of-russian-cyberattack/

Too old to be software driven :(

Mind you, giving refurbishments and training requirements, there might be time?

  • Edited 28 April 2022 4:33  by  graylion
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28/4/22

Great find 2x Stan. Glad to see that 'off route LAW' idea has already been done, and that DIY version is quite neat as well. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28/4/22

The glorious return of the Maxim continues, now as a water cooled technical:

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28/4/22

Just to expand on the Tactical Golf Cart, Poland apparently makes their own SHORAD based on the same concept.

Called the Kusza, it takes a small off road cart (Polaris Ranger 6 wheel) and mounts 2x MANPADS along with a superior sight and backup batteries. 

https://www.armyrecognition.com/mspo_2011_online_show_daily_news_pictures_video/kusza_a_new_manpads_mobile_missile_system_unveils_at_mspo_2011.html

https://defence24.com/mspo-2017-light-and-mobile-kusza-anti-aircraft-system

I'm actually surprised we haven't seen these sent to Ukraine yet. 

  • Edited 28 April 2022 6:53  by  gatnerd
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

28/4/22

Changing skins on an armored pickup   , just sounds a solution in search of a problem, when money is no object.  I find it hard to imagine where you would need to change from Toyota to Ford skin and think you are incognito because you switched . But i do inderstand how they came to it , its much easyer to build a well protected armored vehicle from scratch than work around off the shelf pickup that was built for half the weight you will end up with.

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

28/4/22

If you mean the ISV, it’s required to carry a 9 man squad. No Polaris can carry 9.

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