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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 22nd Mar 2023, 14:11
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Meanwhile it appears those Moscow police that we saw heavily handedly forcing people onto buses for Ukraine may well be joining them.
You would have thought they would be the last people he would want to send as they keep a tight lid on Moscow.



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The list includes items such as clothes, towels, a compass, a torch, an combat mission plotter, a day's worth of food, a one-litre flask of water and a first-aid kit. The officers were additionally ordered to pack a sleeping bag and a camping mat.
What other army in the world requires soldiers to supply their own equipment? I also note that the requirement covers one day's span, just about how long the meat grinder will let them live.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 14:20
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The above was reported here back in mid-December though.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 15:23
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https://www.politico.com/news/2023/0...ahoma-00088166

Absolutely a quick study’: Ukrainians master Patriot system faster than expected

“They are the best of the best in what they do in air defense for Ukraine,” a U.S. general said.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 17:35
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Fowler's Modern English Usage 1926

Certain recent pedantic polemics on style have resurrected unhappy memories of hours spent propping up my eyelids while English teachers genuflected before the altar of Fowler.

Then there were various style manuals and the contemporary flood of studies written in consultantspeak.

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 18:43
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Sevastapol under Ukrainian aerial and sea-borne drone attack again. That's a pretty large explosion against what appears to be a warship.

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:08
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The Russian pilot that ďkilledĒ the unmanned drone gets his medal

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:20
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"for bravery in crashing his aircraft into a drone"?
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And now radio controlled anti personnel mines..

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:31
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Sweet.... interfere with this one..



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Is close escort a valid tactic on the modern battlefield? WW2 close escort was seen as relatively ineffective. Escorts preferring to be way out in front to counter any threat rising to meet the bombers.
Of course a lot has changed since then.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:36
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France has been training 30 Ukrainian pilots on the mirage 2000 for over a month and a half.

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:37
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Originally Posted by uxb99
Is close escort a valid tactic on the modern battlefield? WW2 close escort was seen as relatively ineffective. Escorts preferring to be way out in front to counter any threat rising to meet the bombers.
Of course a lot has changed since then.
I don't think you need to be military aircrew to realise that this is a formation for PR purposes and not a demonstration of tactics!
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:44
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
Sevastapol under Ukrainian aerial and sea-borne drone attack again. That's a pretty large explosion against what appears to be a warship.

Well at least they have a nice effective blackout in place. That seems to be helping <roll eyes>
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 20:11
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I don't think you need to be military aircrew to realise that this is a formation for PR purposes and not a demonstration of tactics!
So it's just sabre rattling? I thought only the Ruskies did that.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 20:48
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Originally Posted by uxb99
So it's just sabre rattling? I thought only the Ruskies did that.
Sabre rattling? Thatís one phrase for it I suppose. However since various Russian officials have been casually threatening nations on their border with attack, I think it does no harm to remind them that they would face opposition from a coalition of forces operating aircraft far better and more numerous than anything they can field.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 21:53
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From the link:

What other army in the world requires soldiers to supply their own equipment? I also note that the requirement covers one day's span, just about how long the meat grinder will let them live.
Originally Posted by jolihokistix
The above was reported here back in mid-December though.

True, and it appears the life expectancy has not improved for the Russians in the field, but at least they are still bringing a full one days food. When they only need to pack a snack, you know they are getting to a bad point...
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 21:57
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"for bravery in crashing his aircraft into a drone"?
Accidentally, incompetently, ineptly in....
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One field!

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 23:44
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That's one brave farmer - given the potential consequences if the plow hits some unexploded ordnance...
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A lot of that looks like cooked off cases, perhaps from a burnt out vehicle?
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 00:11
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Originally Posted by uxb99
Is close escort a valid tactic on the modern battlefield? WW2 close escort was seen as relatively ineffective. Escorts preferring to be way out in front to counter any threat rising to meet the bombers.
Of course a lot has changed since then.
itís not a tactical formation, but then itís not a tactical mission.
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