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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 8th Nov 2022, 03:30
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Originally Posted by Beamr
You couldn't make this up: a photo of an Ukrainian Su-27 was put as the background on the memorial plaque of a deceased Russian pilot.
Maybe the one that shot him down?
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 08:58
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Another irony is the bottom line on the plaque, it says: "SKY WILL BE SUBDUED BY THE STRONG ONES"
Apparently the UAF wins more and more upper hand in this conflict and any dream of Russian air superiority is over. This plaque is quite symbolic.

Originally Posted by Beamr
You couldn't make this up: a photo of an Ukrainian Su-27 was put as the background on the memorial plaque of a deceased Russian pilot.

https://twitter.com/TpyxaNews/status...73101405069312
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 11:01
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Originally Posted by ORAC
I’d be interested to hear how they think the AFU are managing to do that in occupied territory…



Russians are going to blow up the Kakhovka HPP dam.

According to the General Staff, the occupiers ordered the residents of Beryslav to leave the city by November 10.

The invaders call the main reason for the evacuation "the undermining of the Kakhov dam by the AFU."

A little late to reply to this , but I hardly think Beryslav would be affected by the Kahkova dam being blown substantially downstream of the city. I did speak with someone in Beryslav yesterday morning and they told that russian tanks were currently destroying buildings on the outskirts, and the actual 'advice' from the soldiers was to leave the town by the 12th , after which the town will be razed. No mention of the dam.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 14:20
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Solovyov telling Russian children to get ready to go fight, big speech mixing bible references and the usual rhetoric, Russia must win because the only other option is there is no point to having a world without Russia in it.



https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/s...91642653786112
You may recall that Magda Goebbels poisoned her 6 children to prevent them experiencing the horror of a world without the Fuhrer.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 14:23
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
-- poster showing issues with Russian aircraft and pilots --
I am reminded of the problems Japan had in regenerating aircrews after Midway and the Marianas Turkey Shoot. (WW II).
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 14:28
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“Battle of Ukraine”, the movie…
”How many hours on MiG-31, Ivan?”
”Five, sir.”
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 15:33
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Originally Posted by MPN11
“Battle of Ukraine”, the movie…
”How many hours on MiG-31, Ivan?”
”Five, sir.”
"Ahh, a QFI then?"
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 15:44
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Russian state TV presenter Olga Skabeyeva: “Go on, please tell us about all the villages we're about to take!”

War correspondent Dmitry Steshin: “Olga, we're advancing 3cm a day.…”
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 19:11
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Interesting thread on UAF display team aircrafts being used in combat.


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Old 8th Nov 2022, 20:54
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North Korea makes winter uniforms for Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Factories in North Korea are producing “large quantities” of winter uniforms, underwear, and footwear for Russian soldiers fighting against Ukraine, Radio Free Asia reported, citing unnamed sources.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 21:54
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Interesting, I wonder if this is one reason why Russia is interested in stealing washing machines etc.

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Old 8th Nov 2022, 21:57
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Originally Posted by ORAC
North Korea makes winter uniforms for Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Factories in North Korea are producing “large quantities” of winter uniforms, underwear, and footwear for Russian soldiers fighting against Ukraine, Radio Free Asia reported, citing unnamed sources.
Let’s hope they produce them to fit the standard 4 foot nothing half starved North Korean..
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 21:59
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Ingenuity at its finest.

https://euromaidanpress.com/2022/11/...afe-positions/
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 23:00
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Sewer cap armour

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Old 9th Nov 2022, 02:55
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Originally Posted by NutLoose

If the cap fits... etc. The sewer is calling the army home.

But seriously, ingenuity exists on both sides, at least one side doesn't have it's leaders actively working against the survival of the forces in the field. Only one side puts gunners in the second and third line to give inspiration to the front troops and their next replacements.
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Old 9th Nov 2022, 07:44
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The BBC1 documentary on Mariupol last night was harrowing. It showed vivdly the impact of low level bombing on civilian targets. Difficult to see civilised Western nations sitting round a table with the orcs for several generations....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...-peoples-story

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Old 9th Nov 2022, 09:08
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Interesting, I wonder if this is one reason why Russia is interested in stealing washing machines etc.
So, the Russians will be throwing everything, including the SMEG at them???
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Old 9th Nov 2022, 10:27
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Originally Posted by Winemaker
Shades of the battle of Tsushima in 1905! After an epic voyage from Russia around the Cape of Good Hope, across the Indian Ocean and up to Japan the Russians got totally whacked by the Japanese. Seems somehow prophetic as the Russian incompetence, then and now, was amazing. Here's a link to a what happened. Worth a watch...
Part 1, the voyage....
Part 2, the battle....

Admiral Rozhestvensky may rest happier knowing that his voyage may soon be replaced in the annals of Russian disasters.
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Old 9th Nov 2022, 10:28
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Let’s hope they produce them to fit the standard 4 foot nothing half starved North Korean..
...who was a double amputee. Kapok doesn't stop a 0.50 BMG so well.
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