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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24-Feb by gatnerd; 139407 views.
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
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

28-Apr

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-Apr

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

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

28-Apr

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Changing skins on an armored pickup , just sounds a solution in search of a problem, when money is no object.

Money allways is a problem.

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

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 .

Its the other way round. You drive a Ford disguised as a Toyota.
That is a thing. In allmost any theatre outside of Europe and North America there are lots of unsuspicious vehicles that can blend into the local traffic needed. This is currently a major problem for most western nations who are involved in missions abroad.
Once the number of vehicles needed goes up to a certain point it makes sense to design and build a common armored cassis that gets disguised by simple parts.

Its a major problem to re build off the shelf trucks to disguised protected vehicles. A lot of parts a non standard. In theatre repair and maintenance is a real proplem. While Toyota parts might be available the wear and tear parts of the protected vehicles have been largely replaced. Having a standard chassis with standard parts in the supply chain would make it much easier and cheaper to maintain a fleet.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

28-Apr

A Russian anti-armor mine PTKM-1R  found by Ukrainans 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtFhqSNubY&t=2s

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28-Apr

More tank busting golf cart action; one destroyed, more in action:

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