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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 4th May 2022, 15:52
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This is the full clip of the bomb through the sunroof, it shows the earlier attack where you can see a couple of the Russians applying tourniquets after being hit, they then get into the car to do a "tactical retreat" but do not get far. It looked like they were collecting MRE's

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Old 4th May 2022, 15:57
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Originally Posted by B Fraser
True, but a couple of geeks, an RPi processor, two antennas and a soldering iron......
Indeed. Probably in the works already for the larger drones.
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Old 4th May 2022, 16:11
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Originally Posted by nevillestyke
I thought that birds of prey had been used; cheap to manufacture.
But unreliable, they had a habit of flying off in the other direction
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Old 4th May 2022, 16:26
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Originally Posted by Davef68
But unreliable, they had a habit of flying off in the other direction
Also unlikely to be effective against the larger drones; a TB2 is much the same size as a glider, but the operator's safely on the ground rather than cowering behind a delicate canopy.
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Old 4th May 2022, 17:09
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This guy has some interesting shots up of the fires etc in Russia, one shows someone lobbing Molotovs into a Russian compound, He says he is a former super secret agent Russian FSB and ex-Special Forces of Spetsnaz GRU. I served with Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius and was in many other Tom Clancy novels. he comes across as erring towards the Ukrainian side.

https://twitter.com/UKikaski

Amongst his posts, this is impressive.
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Old 4th May 2022, 17:20
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I like first comment under his film
"Correction: these tanks are being transported to Western Finland for the annual Arrow exercise, which doesn't take place anywhere near the Eastern border."
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Old 4th May 2022, 17:41
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Additional info on the Finnish Arrow 22 exercise:

https://maavoimat.fi/en/-/internatio...-at-all-levels
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Old 4th May 2022, 17:51
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And furthermore there are UK Churchill 2's on location at Niinisalo as well as 120 UK troops. The US is participating, too with Latvian and Lithuanian forces.

This false news of trains heading east did spread on Soviet media as well:
Finland transfers military equipment to the border with Russia
04 May 12:03
Experts note that such actions by the Finnish authorities are an escalation that could force Russia to take retaliatory measures. In their opinion, the Russian Federation can send its troops to Finland.

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https://m.novorosinform.org/finlyand...-rf-94574.html

Which troops? Those that can't seem to get out of Ukraine alive? Those new conscripts of April batch? With those T72's thats been stored since Brezhnev was in Kremlin? Against the biggest artillery force in western Europe? Via narrow roads through dense forests swarmed with thousands of lakes? Against an enemy with an AF equipped with western kits? Or via archipelago that can't be used with the ships the Russians have and their airborne assets already slaughtered in Ukraine?
Ok.
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Old 4th May 2022, 18:05
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Its less than a USD1000 for something like a DJI Mavic, which both sides have reportedly been using for artillery spotting, probably even less for something cobbled together using Radio Shack-esque electronics.



I believe the Germans supplied their Gepard Flakpanzer - 70s or 80s tech if I'm not mistaken, probably not optimised for taking on drones.
DJI drones are not used anymore. They transmit the GPS location of the operator in the clear
The drones shot down most commonly are the Orlan-10. Costs $87k
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Old 4th May 2022, 18:27
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Images of the rail bridge dropped in Kursk, at least the track does not need relaying

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Old 4th May 2022, 18:45
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You could still run a train over that . . .


. . . if if was a really really really light one

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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
For those that have missed this short film:
Imagine having lots of small drones that could be deployed in the path of attacking aircraft a bit like a cross between flak and barrage balloons but in miniature.
When the air raid siren goes they take off and hover over an area. Any one sucked into an engine would be curtains for the attacking aircraft. They can suicide or just explode when in range.
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Old 4th May 2022, 19:26
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Watching a talk about the Falklands and it was mentioned that if we had taken the old WW2 Barrage Balloons from WW2 with us we could have forced the attacking aircraft higher and thus more prone to AA fire.
I wonder if the same could be deployed in Ukraine? Sure Balloons are old tech but they are effective against low flying aircraft especially at night. They force the enemy higher where they can more easily be countered by MANPADS.
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Old 4th May 2022, 20:14
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And furthermore there are UK Churchill 2's on location at Niinisalo as well as 120 UK troops. The US is participating, too with Latvian and Lithuanian forces.
Churchill 2s?
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Old 4th May 2022, 20:28
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Originally Posted by MightyGem
Churchill 2s?
CHALLENGER 2's. Blimey, what a brain fart by me...
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Old 4th May 2022, 21:22
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An attempt to take out the Amur Railway Bridge over the River Dnieper today. A view of the strike from on the bridge is in the Reddit link.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFoota...eb2x&context=3

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Old 4th May 2022, 21:41
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Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements
You could still run a train over that . . .


. . . if if was a really really really light one
Who do you think you are, Kenneth Moore in the Northwest Frontier? Gupta would be having kittens..


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Old 4th May 2022, 21:53
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They only blew it up three days ago and itís back up! Network Rail would still be having a meeting..

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Old 4th May 2022, 22:06
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
They only blew it up three days ago and itís back up! Network Rail would still be having a meeting..

https://twitter.com/Ukraine66251776/...24180236804097
Fair play, maybe they didn't have to relay the tracks!
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Old 4th May 2022, 22:15
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First sightings of a Mi-28 operating in Ukraine


Saying that, they have just recovered the one shot down on day one.


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