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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 14th Mar 2023, 10:46
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If the Russians have lost 2/3 of their T-72s, maybe they will look for some replacements abroad..I saw a nice T-34 last month, 2 previous owners, but I am not sure that it is for sale!
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 12:17
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I don't think the cannon is the bog-standard model is it?

Perhaps upgunned like the Sherman Firefly?
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 12:30
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
I don't think the cannon is the bog-standard model is it?

Perhaps upgunned like the Sherman Firefly?
T34 - 85?
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 12:35
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Originally Posted by ORAC
That’s going to make waves….



Kazakhstan seized the property of Roscosmos of Russia

The Kazakh authorities seized the property of the main operator of Russian spaceports - the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure (TsENKI).

A formal reason is a debt of 2 billion rubles.
​​​​​​​May explain why the last two Soyuz sprung a leak!
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 13:12
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Ukraine short of skilled troops and munitions as losses, pessimism grow


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...tion-shortage/
Rather grim. I know Ukraine has no other option but to continue fighting.
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Crikey, is that the driver, I am surprised he survived, it looks like the wheel protected him.




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Old 14th Mar 2023, 13:45
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Well, one officers notes of his losses amongst his Russian troops.. frightning figures for them to sustain a military force...

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Old 14th Mar 2023, 13:57
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Ukraine wants US cluster bombs.
Ukraine is asking the U.S. for Mk 20 Rockeye cluster bombs to dissect and use its submunitions for a unique purpose.kraine is once again requesting access to U.S. stockpiles of controversial cluster bombs. However, this time around, Ukraine wants to essentially deconstruct the munitions and arm its drones with the cannibalized anti-armor bomblets. The re-emergence of Ukraine’s petition for these weapons comes as its forces struggle to fend off a Russian counteroffensive in Eastern Ukraine.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...what-you-think
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 16:04
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Update on situation with the 6 reactors at ZNPP. Elsewhere I have read multiple accounts suggesting that Russia keeps approx 1,000 troops there so as to be safe from Ukraine artillery (but no proof)



https://world-nuclear-news.org/Artic...rizhzhia-loses
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 16:12
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Originally Posted by wondering

Ukraine short of skilled troops and munitions as losses, pessimism grow


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...tion-shortage/
Rather grim. I know Ukraine has no other option but to continue fighting.
If the Ukrainians have lost 120,000 then I would seriously question the figure of 200,000 on the Russian side! Most likely double at the very least!
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 00:00
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If you want to discuss the US MQ-9 and Russian SU-27 event, go to the thread that covers that.
Please.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 00:38
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I am listening to interview with Slovak prime minister Eduard Heger where he clearly says that government will send all Mig-29s to Ukraine.

All eleven Migs were retired in August 2022.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 13:43
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bar one I believe which will go to their museum.

Russian SU-24 downed, by the film the pilot got out.

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I find the link I mentioned that might have been part of one of the US glide bombs, see link, but now identified as Russian apparently

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Old 15th Mar 2023, 14:35
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Russian SU-24 downed, by the film the pilot got out.
Do they still use round parachutes for the pilot, or is this just more Russian primitive equipment? It seems like it'd be a lot more useful to give them something steerable

The video looks like he ended up in a tree. It'd be nice to not do that really
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 14:45
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I would have thought round 'conventional' chutes are still used generally.

I seem to remember hearing that a 'round' chute would give the best chance of survival if the crew member was incapacitated during ejection?
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https://www.politico.com/news/2023/0...hters-00087051

Senators from both parties press Austin on sending F-16s to Ukraine

A group of senators from both parties is pressing the Pentagon for more information on what it would take to send F-16 jets to Ukraine.

The fresh push came in a letter Tuesday to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austinfrom eight senators, and obtained by POLITICO, as top administration officials from President Joe Biden on down have poured cold water on bipartisan calls to send U.S.-made fighters into the fight for now.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is “now at a critical juncture,” the senators wrote, arguing F-16 fighters could give Kyiv an edge as Moscow’s full-tilt invasion enters a second year.

“After speaking with U.S., Ukrainian, and foreign leaders working to support Ukraine at the Munich Security Conference last month, we believe the U.S. needs to take a hard look at providing F-16 aircraft to Ukraine,” the senators wrote. “This would be a significant capability that could prove to be a game changer on the battlefield.”

The letter was organized by Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.)……

Also signing onto the letter were Democrats Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Jacky Rosen of Nevada as well as Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and Ted Budd of North Carolina.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 15:18
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I would have thought round 'conventional' chutes are still used generally.

I seem to remember hearing that a 'round' chute would give the best chance of survival if the crew member was incapacitated during ejection?
Faster opening and shock proof at high speed.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 16:23
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I know they say a sucker is born every minute - but hoping to find 400K of them is very optimistic…

Media: Russia plans to hire 400,000 professional soldiers.

Russian Defense Ministry will start a new recruitment campaign on April 1, aiming to conclude contracts with 400,000 professional soldiers, the Russian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 16:38
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A rather apt date!
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