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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 10th May 2022, 19:35
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Bugger this for a game of soldiers.
That was standard practice in all the Sven Hassel books I read in my younger years - well except they first dug a slit trench so the tank tracks could roll right over them without causing physical harm (mental harm I'm not so sure about) - oh and they generally had some kind of AT mine to place under the vehicle

I have to say though, once one considers compounding (of errors), I'd rather be at the front of that queue than the back of it!

And to bring it down to the level of JetBlast ... what if that tank was on a conveyor belt?
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Old 10th May 2022, 20:19
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Don't worry langleybaston, there will be another 'splash' clip along soon of poor sods losing their lives....
Crab my dear person, one only wants grown-up reporting and analysis.

Such is not available on mainstream media unless it is flavour of the hour to a news editor.
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Old 10th May 2022, 20:21
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
Such is not available on mainstream media unless it is flavour of the hour to a news editor
sad but true
Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements
That was standard practice in all the Sven Hassel books I read in my younger years -
Wow, that takes me back some years. Those are hard to find anymore. I had two of them but had a tough time finding more. IIRC, they (in the novels) referred to the P-47 Thunderbolt as the "Jabbo" <= Aviation Content!

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Old 10th May 2022, 20:31
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Originally Posted by Beamr
As the latest evolution version of their 20th century kits aren't as good as advertised do the Russians dare to move the Armata in to the battlefield? I'd really love to know how it'll do in the battle, however a loss of one of those would really be a blow for the Russians.
A phone rings:
Civil Servant: Ukraine Ministry of Agriculture. Poultry and Battlefield Recovery Department. How may I help you?
Caller: Hello. I need to have a tank moved.
CS: Oh. Not chickens then? OK, err, we have a really long waiting list. There is a war on you know.
Caller: A war? First I've heard of it. Anyway, my Commander says it has to go today. He has direct orders from the President.
CS: Wow! Gosh. OK then. Where is it?
Caller: Tomsk
CS: Eh? Tomsk in Russia?
Caller: Yes.
CS: Can't do that.
Caller: Oh I get it. This is exactly the sort of prejudice against Russian-speakers I've been warned about.
CS: But we're both speaking Russian now! Language isn't the problem. The problem is that is that we only do battlefield moves and poultry. Tomsk isn't a battlefield. It's not due to be one until next wee err, we ah, we can't help. Not a battlefield. Understand?
Caller: Listen mate, it's not on a battlefield but it needs towing to the battlefield. Now. Actually they all do."
CS: They all do what?
Caller: Need towing. There's this one 'ere but thinking about it the other fifteen won't be any better. How about it? Tanks. Battlefield. Towing. That's your department isn't it?
CS: And poultry.
Caller: Sorry. And poultry. Anyway, can you do it?
CS: So, you want me to get a organise a load of farmers to drive their tractors past basically the whole Russian Army, well the bit that's still Russian anyway, across thousands of km of Russia, hitch up a load of, err, what are they exactly?
Caller: Armata MTBs. Every one of them. Leave the cardboard models though.
CS: Hitch up all 16 of your Armatas and tow them to, to, err, where exactly?
Caller: Sevastopol.
CS: That's not a battlefield either! You're a couple of days earl, err, err, never mind. Really? Sevastopol?
Caller: The Navy needs them.
CS: Navy?! But they don't even float!
Caller: Exactly. Saves a lot of time and effort all round. Genuis eh?
CS: Alright. Fair enough. Leave the keys on top of the tracks. Someone will be round this afternoon. Goodbye.
Caller. Goodbye.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10th May 2022, 22:38
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Belarus moving troops to the Ukrainian border. I am surprised with the Russian military tied up, the populace hasn’t got rid of Lukashenko.

US Abrams moving to the Polish border too.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Belarusi...g_click&f=live

The man’s a village idiot, watch this



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Old 11th May 2022, 03:02
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Bugger this for a game of soldiers.

https://twitter.com/CanadianUkrain1/...Cikfzg1KMqAAAA
A new measure of my girth, I donít fit underneath tanks anymore.
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Old 11th May 2022, 09:45
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The man’s a village idiot, watch this
i don't think he even makes it that far up the IQ scale.........
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Old 11th May 2022, 11:03
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He even makes Boris look intelligent.....

You do wonder why the Belarusians haven't made a bit to oust him in the current situation, they might not get a better chance with Pootin's resources being used up in Ukraine, he's not going to be in a great position to come running to Belarus to help out his idiot cousin......given he's now already seemingly having to pull out a lot of his forces from Syria as well.

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Old 11th May 2022, 11:03
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Spinal Tap.

Originally Posted by NutLoose
Belarus moving troops to the Ukrainian border. I am surprised with the Russian military tied up, the populace hasnít got rid of Lukashenko.

The manís a village idiot, watch this

https://youtu.be/1JNtiO7nhmo
"Yeah, but this one goes up to eleven!"
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Old 11th May 2022, 12:38
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TURKISH DRONES MARKETING

Just wondering if the Turkish Air Force Citation currently landing at Northolt (11:35Z, 11/05/22) is here to flog a few Bayraktor droneas to the UK MoD. Interesting in the light of the Commons Public Accounts Committee statement earlier today.
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Old 11th May 2022, 12:49
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Ukranian SU 24 operating at low level.

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Old 11th May 2022, 13:11
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Anyone got any idea whats that thing flying very fast across the FJ's flight path?


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Old 11th May 2022, 13:29
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Originally Posted by Beamr
Anyone got any idea whats that thing flying very fast across the FJ's flight path?
At 12 seconds, it looks to have wings & a tail - ALCM?
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Old 11th May 2022, 14:07
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I thought it was a bird disturbed by the noise or an insect closer to the camera?
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I thought it was a bird disturbed by the noise or an insect closer to the camera?
I took it to be an insect very close to lens.
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Old 11th May 2022, 15:11
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Turret weighs about 12 tons and length ot barrel I’d about 25 feet - meaning it was thrown about 250ft into the air…

Abiut 2m 20s in…

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BREAKING NEWS FROM UK
Prime Minister signs new assurances to bolster European security: 11 May 2022

This morning the Prime Minister signed mutual security assurances with Prime Minister Andersson in Sweden, and this afternoon he will travel to Finland to sign a similar security declaration with President NiinistŲ.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/p...ty-11-may-2022
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Old 11th May 2022, 15:23
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Turret weighs about 12 tons and length of barrel I’d about 25 feet - meaning it was thrown about 250ft into the air…

About 2m 20s in…

https://youtu.be/ZsiHlmJ9myg

Looks like the turret off a BTR (or similar) or possibly a Gvozdika so considerably smaller and lighter.

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Old 11th May 2022, 15:30
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Howitzers in Ukraine , making difference

https://www.newsweek.com/how-america...russia-1705184
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