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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24-Feb by gatnerd; 114806 views.
In reply toRe: msg 568
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-May

A look inside a BMD-4M:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMD-4#BMD-4M

In reply toRe: msg 569
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-May

3 part video inside a captured RU T80-MVM; apparently their ammo was had 'training' fuzes installed.

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

1-May

"'training' fuses". So the Russians don't trust their troops with live ammo, or is the supply system even more screwed up than we already thought?

graylion

From: graylion

1-May

the latter I think. They have no functioning corps of noncoms.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-May

I agree, the latter is the most likely, plus the general rush to war - whose nature had been kept secret from the troops and most leaders until just before attack. 

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-May

Spectacular quadcopter kill of a tank; ironically the much maligned 'cope cage' probably would have prevented this.

https://twitter.com/TpyxaNews/status/1520800661591494656

stancrist

From: stancrist

1-May

If this list is complete, it looks like the Russians use HE rounds with inert fuzes for target practice, instead of having inert TP ammunition in the inventory.

If that is indeed the case, then such a mistake is perhaps understandable considering the stress and chaos of the "general rush to war" noted by gatnerd.

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

2-May

Looks like one of the Raptor boat or boats hit twice by a Bayraktar

https://t.me/boris_rozhin/46440

renatohm

From: renatohm

2-May

Additionally, Russian forces sufffered quite a few casualties already - probably the most experienced ones - so the folks running the show now are rookies.

That would be a problem already in peace, in war it's a liability.

British intelligence assesses that Russia has committed some 65% of their forces to the war (directly or indirectly), and that of those forces, Russia had some 25% losses - if both figures are correct, the losses amount to >15% in some 65 days.

These levels are unsustainable.

That said, we don't have the Ukrainian figures, but it's hard to believe that their losses have been low, so it's very likely we'll see a stalemate soon.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

2-May

We do not have any numbers aside from what is produced for propaganda purposes

Casualty numbers are fog of war right now , but aside from the initial total boondoggle when they marched right in and i guess expected to hold a parade in Kyiv, the casualties have likely been far worse on the Ukrainian side , artillery and airpower advantages are just to great. What you are seeing is an intense propaganda war that is not waged just by Ukraine and Russia but by most of the western media.

British or any other intelligence assessment published must always be taken with a bucket load of salt particularly Brits that form the core of propaganda force in this war.

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