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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 14th Mar 2022, 14:01
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Close quarters fighting.

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 14:01
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Ukrainian APC taking on Russian armour with a top-mounted 30 mil. Note in the second clip how the operator fires under the Russian APC to take out the dismounted infantry behind. Brutal
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 14:02
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Elon Musk has challenged Putin to a fight - 1 on 1. The winner decides the future of Ukraine.

Whilst the idea is ridiculous, not least because Musk does not speak for Ukraine or its people in any way whatsoever, I think this might be fun to watch because you just know he has an Iron Man suit...
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 14:11
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Note in the second clip how the operator fires under the Russian APC to take out the dismounted infantry behind. Brutal
https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...vtw8QBnwQ&s=19
I'm not convinced that was a deliberate targeting underneath the cab. It looks like a very course trim on the barrel hence why it jumps up and down. Same with Warrior BGTI, took a gentle thumb to lase a tank hull on the range bang on.
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Ukrainian APC taking on Russian armour with a top-mounted 30 mil. Note in the second clip how the operator fires under the Russian APC to take out the dismounted infantry behind. Brutal
https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...vtw8QBnwQ&s=19
I do wonder if they were also taking out the crew, there are escape hatches in the floor of most tanks etc, so as they would be penetrating the armour, a couple of rounds underneath would take out the escaping crew as well.
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 14:19
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This must be the BMW Export Model lol

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 16:00
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NutLoose:
Called the BMW local dealer.
He said he can't get one of those as they are on back order.
Since he was asking an awful lot for the Ma Deuce option, I think it was out of my budget anyway.
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 16:22
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
This must be the BMW Export Model lol

https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...65400939147273
So starts the BMW War!!!!
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 16:25
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I hope they deactivated the turn signals , some BMWs come with the option of brain activated turns signals , so you now if you do not see a signal there is no brain activity in the zombie driving .

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 16:26
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
This must be the BMW Export Model lol
Bit of a step up from those Hilux technicals which were omnipresent in Middle East conflicts. I guess the road surfaces are a bit better.
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 16:29
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Bit of a step up from those Hilux technicals which were omnipresent in Middle East conflicts. I guess the road surfaces are a bit better.


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Old 14th Mar 2022, 18:51
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Three British Ex-Special Forces troops are feared to have died In Russian airstrike on Yavoriv military base.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...airstrike.html

"Three British former special forces soldiers are feared to have been killed in a Russian airstrike near the Polish border.

More than 30 Russian cruise missiles targeted the Yavoriv base yesterday, killing as many as 180 people.

The trio were not part of the foreign legion fighting unit being trained at the base six miles from the border, sources told The Mirror.

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 20:56
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I was chatting with a good friend (from childhood who went on to serve in various parts of the British Army) earlier today over WhatsApp, who is currently 'somewhere in Ukraine'.

He was always an exceptional shot (we both shot at Bisley a fair bit in our youth but he was naturally talented) and he is, once again, making use of said talent....

​​He remarked that Russian troops seem to be obsessed with saluting their officers.

Are Russian troops terrified of not paying compliments or are they 'fragging' their officers courtesy of the opposition?

It may explain why the Russians keep losing senior officers....
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Old 14th Mar 2022, 20:57
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US spies are investigating mystery 'satellite sabotage attack' that began as Russia invaded Ukraine (thesun.co.uk)

SPACE WARS

US spies are investigating mystery ‘satellite sabotage attack’ that began as Russia invaded Ukraine

A CYBER ATTACK that disrupted broadband satellite access in Ukraine is being investigated by US intelligence agencies.

Western spies are said to be trying to identify the hackers that conducted the attack at the same time as Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

1The cyberattack affected how people in Ukraine could communicate when Russia invadedCredit: GettyAccording to IT News, "three people with direct knowledge" of the attack revealed the investigation.

Investigators include the US National Security Agency, French cyber security firm ANSSI and Ukrainian intelligence.

They're trying to find out whether the hackers were supported by the Russian government.

Experts have suggested the satellites were attacked so that it was difficult for Ukraine's military to communicate during the initial Russian invasion.

The Russian invasion started in the early hours of February 24.

The cyberattacks coincided with this.

Tens of thousands are people were said to be affected by the lack of broadband.

US telecommunications company Viasat saw its KA-SAT satellite targetted

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Old 15th Mar 2022, 00:15
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There have been other cyber attacks of key transportation industry that is coincidental with the invasion as well. Also has the attention of highest government levels.

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Old 15th Mar 2022, 06:30
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From following what is showing on FR24 it is clear that the Brit tanker, transport and RJ crews must be working their socks off, plus, of course the assets that do not show up there. Good luck to them all, and I hope this might all concentrate a few senior minds on what is important to a war fighting organisation and what isn’t.
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Old 15th Mar 2022, 08:14
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It seems that Ukraine will employ their strategic weapon now:

Бездоріжжя

(Russian: распу́тица).




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Old 15th Mar 2022, 09:37
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I know that arms sales are a complex business, but I can imagine that the slow Russian progress and losses won't have done much good for future sales.
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Old 15th Mar 2022, 09:38
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Originally Posted by Baldeep Inminj
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/...urope-60717902

Elon Musk has challenged Putin to a fight - 1 on 1. The winner decides the future of Ukraine.

Whilst the idea is ridiculous, not least because Musk does not speak for Ukraine or its people in any way whatsoever, I think this might be fun to watch because you just know he has an Iron Man suit...
Hate to say it - but I'd be putting my money on the little ex-KGB spook who's probably personally killed a lot of people, is a judoka and learned to street fight Leningrad taxi-driver style - rather than some skinny, loudmouth geek from Silicon Valley.
Doesn't change the fact that Putin's an arsehole though.
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Old 15th Mar 2022, 10:07
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Re the Musk vs Putin fixture. Luckily, at least one of them has a sense of humo(u)r.
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