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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24-Feb by gatnerd; 140477 views.
17thfabn

From: 17thfabn

27-Apr

The ATV don't have the load carrying capacity of a pickup. 

Lots of choices in the U.S pickup market. It is usually a requirement to have a competition. Back in the late 70s early 80s Chrysler got a big pick up truck contract from the U.S Army.

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

stancrist

From: stancrist

27-Apr

taschoene said:

To me, it makes sense to call this a mine in the same way that we call the Claymore a mine, or the POMZ a "stake mine."

There is a HUGE difference between a true mine like the Claymore vs a rocket launcher being used in a similar manner.

With a properly designed launcher, a rocket can be fired in a handheld weapon or employed in the off-route mine role.

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

M24 Off-Route Land Mine

The M24 mine was a United States off-route land mine based around the M28A2 HEAT rocket normally fired by the M20 3.5 inch rocket launcher. The rocket was la...

Try using a real land mine like the Claymore as a handheld weapon...

How the M18 Claymore mine REALY works -Explained in a simple manner-

Here is a quick video on how the M18 claymore mine really works, explained simply. Enjoy.

taschoene said:

Seems like it's more or less a term for any explosive device that is emplaced to be triggered by sensors or remotely.

Yes.  IMO, it's an incorrect use of the term, because mines are explosive devices which detonate at or (in the case of bounding mines) very near the spot where they are planted, whereas weapons like the PARM are rocket launchers that fire a missile with explosive warhead at a target some distance from where the weapon is emplaced.

It's like the erroneous use of the term "proxy war" to describe a conflict that actually is not waged by proxies fighting for other parties, but by principals fighting for themselves.  People will go on using both terms, no matter how illogical.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

27-Apr

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-Apr

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-Apr

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-Apr

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-Apr

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-Apr

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

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28-Apr

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
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