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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 12th Dec 2022, 13:22
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
T90M's being sent to the front, I would ignore the numbers mentioned though.



https://twitter.com/clashreport/stat...79899815804933
The two tanks visible in the clip appear to be going in opposite directions - or perhaps not going anywhere at all!
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Old 12th Dec 2022, 14:07
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Aviation content: "Russian PMC Wagner going down in Bakhmut, Ukraine. October 31st 2022"

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Old 12th Dec 2022, 14:08
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Originally Posted by Andrewgr2
The two tanks visible in the clip appear to be going in opposite directions - or perhaps not going anywhere at all!
Most Russian tanks go in both directions. Spontaneously all at once and often upwards.
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Old 12th Dec 2022, 14:22
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Originally Posted by Andrewgr2
The two tanks visible in the clip appear to be going in opposite directions - or perhaps not going anywhere at all!
That reminds me of a National Geographic program I saw once about the Wildebeest migration. It's all going well until they get to a river, then a couple cross it and so do a few more, then one of them decides to come back and after that it's chaos with animals moving in all directions and a significant number of them drown

...so it really IS a good metaphor for the Russian invasion of Ukraine
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
Aviation content: "Russian PMC Wagner going down in Bakhmut, Ukraine. October 31st 2022"

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Full version, why they never stuck it on the ground earlier is beyond me, trying to get to their lines etc maybe, but i would have thought at least put it down earlier and use the burning hulk as cover to leg it on foot.

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You just have to love the camoflague.

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Looks like a bit of Ukrainian BDR there..

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Old 12th Dec 2022, 15:48
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The Russian spies were around 70 years ago! Around 1950/52 the Norton Featherbed was winning the World Motorcycling Championship. It was designed by the brilliant self-taught Ulster engineer Rex McCandless, whose next venture was the Mule, a lightweight all-terrain vehicle for the armed forces. It had four-wheel drive, a Triumph 650cc engine at the rear, and could carry four soldiers and their equipment. If it was stuck, three men could easily pick it up.



In 1988 I took this picture of my old pal Rex with his Mule, both long retired. We fired it up so I could try it along the rocky coastline of Co. Down and it was indeed unstoppable, though I frightened the wits out of myself while trying it. Rex’s interest was in design rather than production and while the Mule was successfully tested for the Army nothing came of it. He regretted that the Mule would have been ideal for the Falklands war, where the boggy, rocky terrain resembled that of the Mourne Mountains where the vehicle had been developed.

The Mule is now in the Ulster Transport Museum but I remembered it straight away on seeing this clip of the latest Russian vehicles with basic bodywork and central steering position:

Rex’s next venture was a series of autogyros, but that’s another story.

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Originally Posted by Geriaviator
The Russian spies were around 70 years ago! Around 1950/52 the Norton Featherbed was winning the World Motorcycling Championship. It was designed by the brilliant self-taught Ulster engineer Rex

McCandless, whose next venture was the Mule, a lightweight all-terrain vehicle for the armed forces. It had four-wheel drive, a Triumph 650cc engine at the rear, and could carry four soldiers and their equipment. If it was stuck, three men could easily pick it up.



In 1988 I took this picture of my old pal Rex with his Mule, both long retired. We fired it up so I could try it along the rocky coastline of Co. Down and it was indeed unstoppable, though I frightened the wits out of myself while trying it. Rex’s interest was in design rather than production and while the Mule was successfully tested for the Army nothing came of it. He regretted that the Mule would have been ideal for the Falklands war, where the boggy, rocky terrain resembled that of the Mourne Mountains where the vehicle had been developed.

The Mule is now in the Ulster Transport Museum but I remembered it straight away on seeing this clip of the latest Russian vehicles with basic bodywork and central steering position:

Rex’s next venture was a series of autogyros, but that’s another story.


Reminiscent of the trikes (Honda "Big Reds", I think) that were very hurriedly bought to send out to Afghanistan. Honda only made them in red, so they were put through the REME workshops to paint them in sand camo (I think). Of course, these things are mostly moulded plastic, and, dear readers, you can probably guess the next bit. Within a few hours of use in theatre big patches of paint had fallen off, leaving them covered in large red patches . . .
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Originally Posted by _Agrajag_
Reminiscent of the trikes (Honda "Big Reds", I think) that were very hurriedly bought to send out to Afghanistan. Honda only made them in red, so they were put through the REME workshops to paint them in sand camo (I think). Of course, these things are mostly moulded plastic, and, dear readers, you can probably guess the next bit. Within a few hours of use in theatre big patches of paint had fallen off, leaving them covered in large red patches . . .
There were Yamaha Gizzlys see the sale blurb for UK MOD

https://bid.mod-sales.com/past-aucti...4-ac8a010a3152

https://assets.publishing.service.go...2021_-_NEW.pdf
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Thanks for the correction, my memory's fading! I remember seeing them at the REME workshop at Warminster (probably ABRO by then, around 1999/2000?) with big chunks of paint missing and loads of bright red plastic showing! The lads that had been using them out there weren't best pleased with the paint job. They'd been bought as an UOR, IIRC. May not have been those later Yamaha jobbies, perhaps?.
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
Aviation content: "Russian PMC Wagner going down in Bakhmut, Ukraine. October 31st 2022"

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Bit of speed tape and some elbow grease and that'll be on the line in the morning.
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Old 12th Dec 2022, 18:47
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Shame they weren't donated to Ukraine
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Old 12th Dec 2022, 21:09
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Originally Posted by _Agrajag_
Thanks for the correction, my memory's fading! I remember seeing them at the REME workshop at Warminster (probably ABRO by then, around 1999/2000?) with big chunks of paint missing and loads of bright red plastic showing! The lads that had been using them out there weren't best pleased with the paint job. They'd been bought as an UOR, IIRC. May not have been those later Yamaha jobbies, perhaps?.
you are correct they had Hondas too, see this direct from the army.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25824/lot/186/

https://tanks-alot.co.uk/product/honda-trx-quad/

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That’s screwed their supply route up until everything freezes solid.

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MRLS?

​​​​​​​Great Britain is open to providing Ukraine with longer-range weapons if the Russian Federation continues to strike Ukraine's civilian infrastructure, said British Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
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Liberation of a couple of villages with two or three wounded in the operation.

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Sending humanitarian aid to your Russian boys at the front… remember those guys with really poor food supplies etc
who needs enemies with friends like this lol.

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Sending humanitarian aid to your Russian boys at the front… remember those guys with really poor food supplies etc
who needs enemies with friends like this lol.
Well, they do appreciate soft hands in the Big House… especially Bubba Yaga!
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"Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 "Peppa" performing a SEAD mission with US-integrated AGM-88 HARMs."

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