Russia invades Ukraine. Volume 2

Russia invades Ukraine. Volume 2

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J210

3,722 posts

160 months

Saturday 14th May
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Moden warfare is kinda crazy. Consumer drones with munitions attached seam to be having great success. (even when they miss the target)

Some might find this distressing.

https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/152544175916937...

sisu

1,408 posts

150 months

Saturday 14th May
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andy_s said:
Tartan Pixie said:
RE the failed river crossing, do Russia not have amphibious fighting vehicles and personnel carriers, or is that just the older Soviet stuff?

I was under the impression Russia have (or used to have?) a river crossing a doctrine designed to work in contested airspace, troops go across amphibiously with the pontoon bridges going up after the the 1st echelon troops have secured a bridgehead?
https://russellphillips.uk/warsaw-pact-river-crossing/
The Russian's "expected to advance an average of 100km per day" and " no river be a delay to their speedy advance towards Germany"
Instead this happened and they are retreating

Welshbeef

48,358 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.

TheJimi

21,949 posts

220 months

Saturday 14th May
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Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
There's no threats there. He's saying what they could achieve, he's not threatening anything.

Step away from the tabloids.

Edit: The Russians don't need to try to scare us; our own media does the job admirably.

Edited by TheJimi on Saturday 14th May 14:03

Miserablegit

3,187 posts

86 months

Saturday 14th May
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Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
There is no real threat - if the scrotum-faced murdering thought he could get away with it he’d have done it. He knows as soon as he launches then Russia is toast as well.
The problem for them is they are using their Russian media “skills” against the west. We know it’s all horsest.


Edited by Miserablegit on Saturday 14th May 13:29

vonuber

16,420 posts

142 months

Saturday 14th May
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Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
So it's a Saturday then.

blueg33

29,669 posts

201 months

Saturday 14th May
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Miserablegit said:
Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
There is no real threat - if the scrotum-faced murdering thought he could get away with it he’d have done it. He knows as soon as he launches then Russia is toast as well.
The problem for them is they are using their Russian media “skills” against the west. We know it’s all horsest.


Edited by Miserablegit on Saturday 14th May 13:29
Where it becomes worrying is when the people in the chain of command for a launch believe the bullst about UK launching etc, or believe it enough to think that a first strike is plausible and therefore initiate the launch when instructed.

If you have no other source, the Russian media becomes believable.

J4CKO

36,433 posts

177 months

Saturday 14th May
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TheJimi said:
Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
There's no threats there. He's saying what they could achieve, he's not threatening anything.

Step away from the tabloids.
Hmm, never sure what to think and it’s always a possibility but they say it every day or two so it’s kind of lost it’s impact.

If they do they are effectively saying they require Russia levelling, as that is how it works.

Thing is, it’s so fked and he is knackered one way or another physically and globally he may as well, it’s just whether the rest of his crew fancy joining in and whether the commands are actioned. That moment would be when either he gets offed or we get a bit toasty.

The whole of Russia is apparently brainwashed but I am sure, like us they don’t want bombing.



rigga

7,550 posts

178 months

Saturday 14th May
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Another day, another nuclear threat.



BikeBikeBIke

2,413 posts

92 months

Saturday 14th May
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rigga said:
Another day, another nuclear threat.
If I had a rouble for every Russian Nuclear threat I'd be able to buy several penny sweets.

TriumphStag3.0V8

2,188 posts

58 months

Saturday 14th May
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eharding said:
BikeBikeBIke said:
Byker28i said:
It's funny because at the moment it just really looks like the russians went in to plunder white goods from Ukranian homes
Debunked. That's a component of the aircraft that happens to look like a washing machine.
Indeed - there are a few notable examples of military aircraft components and equipment that outwardly resemble ordinary househould fixtures and fittings.

For example, this Vietnam-era AQ-2-PU jamming pod fitted to a Douglas A-1 Skyraider -

That's a CRAPpy looking design really, you would have thought they would have spent more time on the aesthetics and aerodynamics, and not get BOGged down on the technical side. But you really wouldn't want to LOOse the combat capability. That would get you PANned. Still it is ideal for hiding in plain sight, you would not want people lifting the lid on the secrets within.

Edited by TriumphStag3.0V8 on Saturday 14th May 13:48

eharding

12,487 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th May
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TriumphStag3.0V8 said:
That's a CRAPpy looking design really, you would have thought they would have spent more time on the aesthetics and aerodynamics, and not get BOGged down on the technical side. But you really wouldn't want to LOOse the combat capability. That would get you PANned. Still it is ideal for hiding in plain sight, you would not want people lifting the lid on the secrets within.

Edited by TriumphStag3.0V8 on Saturday 14th May 13:48
The design was actually based in a wartime Japanese aircraft equipment fairing that US intelligence had become privy to, which featured in a number of kamikhazi raids.



J4CKO

36,433 posts

177 months

Saturday 14th May
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Funny how they haven’t made a direct threat to the US, well I haven’t seen one.


rigga

7,550 posts

178 months

Saturday 14th May
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J4CKO said:
Funny how they haven’t made a direct threat to the US, well I haven’t seen one.
That's not how bully's operate, easier to pick on the smaller ones, because to pick on one of equal, or bigger stance, would immediately show shortcomings.

Turns out, picking on Ukraine has done exactly that too.

Poor to be Putin right now, really screwed up massively.

glazbagun

12,624 posts

174 months

Saturday 14th May
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sisu said:
The Russian's "expected to advance an average of 100km per day" and " no river be a delay to their speedy advance towards Germany"
Instead this happened and they are retreating
I mean, they wouldn't be fighting through a hostile Ukraine when they made the plan, so there's a big head start!

FourWheelDrift

Original Poster:

84,347 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th May
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https://twitter.com/igorsushko/status/152515848456...

"The #Omsk conscription office was pelted with Molotov cocktails thru windows at 4am last night. Fire extinguished. Much of the conscription database is stored on paper in such offices. 3rd-world country. These are #RussianResistance attempts to prevent #mobilization."

Oakey

26,673 posts

193 months

Saturday 14th May
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Accidentally clicked the wrong thing and ended up at the last page of the forum and saw this thread from 2009 regard Russia re-armanment, some of the comments have aged well

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

HM-2

8,266 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th May
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Welshbeef said:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18566192/russia-thre...

Sorry for red top media link - but the threat and message is crystal clear.
You really should take a step back before quoting breathless hysteria from gutter rags. Unless you're trying to get laughed at?

FourWheelDrift

Original Poster:

84,347 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th May
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Oakey said:
Accidentally clicked the wrong thing and ended up at the last page of the forum and saw this thread from 2009 regard Russia re-armanment, some of the comments have aged well

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Jeez, I was taking the piss out of their old equipment back then in 2009 and they're still using the same stuff now. biggrin

Astacus

3,108 posts

211 months

Saturday 14th May
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What happened to `the posts of our most recent troll? did they all get deleted. I see that he has no recorded posts for several weeks.
Did they come to take him away?