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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 7th Apr 2022, 11:51
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The Russian Revolution was inaugurated with the February Revolution in 1917. This first revolt focused in and around the then-capital Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg). After major military losses during the war, the Russian Army had begun to mutiny. Army leaders and high ranking officials were convinced that if Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, the domestic unrest would subside. Nicholas agreed and stepped down, ushering in a new government led by the Russian Duma (parliament) which became the Russian Provisional Government. This government was dominated by the interests of prominent capitalists, as well as the Russian nobility and aristocracy.
Replace Tsar Nicholas with Vladimir Putin and you have the next possible stage . Russian Revolution v3.0 (after the February and October ones were 1.0 and 2.0)
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 11:55
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SU35 shoot down, interesting looking design of bang seat, mind you it worked. extendable faceplate to protect for high speed ejections?







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Old 7th Apr 2022, 13:33
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Just seen this from earlier, 2 days before the invasion, they might have thought they’re in a tank, but I think the train would win..
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I know that tank-drivers have very limited vision, but there must have been enough visible to show that was a railway embankment and you would expect the commander to be informed so he could use his optics to check for rail traffic. Shows the depth of stupidity prevalent, or, alternatively the obediance when told simply " drive from A to B" as quickly as possible;
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 13:36
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Its heartening that NATO is now holding almost weekly conferences now to discuss military aid to Ukraine. From the reports I've seen the flow of aid of all types seems to be growing apace.
I think the decisive battle of the war is about to take place in the east. If Ukraine can hold out and counter effectively, then there's a distinct possibility of another Russian collapse. .....
I'm not so sure...the Russians appear to be concentrating their forces in the South and South East having failed in their initial "blitzkrieg" attempt. I think then next phase will be attritional where the Russians, with their greater strength, are likely to prevail. I don't think the Ukranians have the military strength to eject the Russian Army.
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Originally Posted by tdracer
Does anyone know if these are new-build Abrams? I was under the impression that production of new Abrams stopped several years ago - that the 'newer' Abrams were simply older Abrams that had been upgraded and refurbished to 'zero time'.

In other words, is the US Army reducing it's tank forces by 250?
I read due for delivery by 2025 which seems to indicate new-build to me, but I have no idea what production facilities may still exist.
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Originally Posted by Brewster Buffalo
I'm not so sure...the Russians appear to be concentrating their forces in the South and South East having failed in their initial "blitzkrieg" attempt. I think then next phase will be attritional where the Russians, with their greater strength, are likely to prevail. I don't think the Ukranians have the military strength to eject the Russian Army.
It is no just numbers of men and quantity of kit though. There are a number of other factors but that would require a Staff College presentation.

What do folk think is Putin's centre of gravity in this campaign and can his forces be beaten despite him?
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Since this whole Sh1t fest kicked off, this thread has been saturated by non aviation related material. If I want to read about grunts and tanks I'll look at relevant sites, or put it in Jet Blast and similar. Back on the topic please and the same goes for 'Black Pigs' whatever nationality they will become.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 15:50
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Originally Posted by Whinging Tinny
Since this whole Sh1t fest kicked off, this thread has been saturated by non aviation related material. If I want to read about grunts and tanks I'll look at relevant sites, or put it in Jet Blast and similar. Back on the topic please and the same goes for 'Black Pigs' whatever nationality they will become.
At least you're living up to the first part of your username.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 16:44
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Do missiles count?? This report has been doing the rounds on social media today - is anyone aware if we even possess such a system?

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Do missiles count?? This report has been doing the rounds on social media today - is anyone aware if we even possess such a system?

https://twitter.com/martinxo/status/...xtaKaP8mw&s=19
Maybe the RN has taken a Leaf out of the Argentina's book on how to jury rig a ship board system for land based use. Argies pulled that stunt on the RN with a land launched Exocet in 1982, Damaged a ship, Destroyed its helicopter and killed 13 sailors. I suspect targeting info will come from some NATO aircraft or Drone (unofficially and very covertly of course).
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 17:17
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Putin's press secretary Peskov just admitted on Sky News that Russian troops have suffered significant losses in Ukraine. I wonder how long he will be around?

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'An act of goodwill' withdrawing from Kyiv regions - do they listen to themselves? I'm sure the residents of Bucha were overjoyed at the goodwill............

Harpoon on Type 23 Frigates and Type 45 Destroyers - not a new system.......
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 17:47
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I found more interesting what Peskov said about the sanctions: "We've started to prepare ourselves for these sanctions a year ago."
In essence he admits they had decided of the attack at least a year ago.

I must wonder if he gets some whipping from Putler over his statements.
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At least 60 Russian paratroopers have reportedly staged a mutiny and refused to fight in Ukraine.

The ‘elite unit’ was from a key airbase in Pskov, northern Russia.

When they refused to fight the troops are understood to have been withdrawn to Belarus, from where they were then sent back to Pskov in disgrace.

Most of the unit has been fired, while others are facing criminal charges, the Pskovskaya Guberniya, an independent newspaper in Pskov has reported.

Those facing criminal charges will be subject to the Russian equivalent of a court-martial and will most likely be handed jail sentences.

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu is reported to have sent one of his deputies to Pskov to handle the insubordination.

Ukraine has claimed the 60 or so troops were elite paratroopers but this has not been independently verified.

The servicemen are however understood to have hailed from Pskov, a key base for one of Russia’s most elite airborne units.
https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/ukrai...ight-16421122/
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I do hope this turns out to be a disaster for the Russians if true…

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Old 7th Apr 2022, 18:11
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Wow.. I didn’t see this coming.






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Old 7th Apr 2022, 20:20
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Captain Blunder, the Belarus Fool, has just admitted he sent Belarusian forces into Ukraine.


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Originally Posted by TEEEJ
Putin's press secretary Peskov just admitted on Sky News that Russian troops have suffered significant losses in Ukraine. I wonder how long he will be around?

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1512111219028733955
Following on from this, it’s now appears to be sinking in..

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Old 7th Apr 2022, 20:37
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
There are discussions going on in the US asking about bringing back lend lease
Isn;t it a bit more than discussion? The bill unanimously passed in Senate yesterday was the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act.
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Captain Blunder, the Belarus Fool, has just admitted he sent Belarusian forces into Ukraine.


https://twitter.com/visegrad24/statu...Cy3cOcm_wpAAAA
and does Belarus have nukes?

what prevents western nations from dealing definitively with Belarusian forces?
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