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9 hours ago, Majestik Møøse said:

The FSB just needs to shoot him already and get it over with.

And they better not miss. When the Stauffenberg plot missed Hitler he could have arguably been diagnosed with a whole range of psychological issues with over the top paranoia at the top of the list. Imagining that mindset with nukes is scary to say the least.

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The 300000 call up is actually a million who want no part of this voluntary war. How do you equip and train a million troops when the original 190000 who went into Ukraine didn't have the required logistics to fight. Will the next wave have WW1 bolt action rifles with WW2 tanks and artillery. I'm guessing it will look like the opening scene from "Enemy at the Gates" moving troops into Stalingrad. Plus with St Petersburg city council accusing Putin of treason, where he got his start in politics, is it wise to give a million men arms who hate your guts. 

 

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19 hours ago, Prosuper said:

The 300000 call up is actually a million who want no part of this voluntary war. How do you equip and train a million troops when the original 190000 who went into Ukraine didn't have the required logistics to fight. Will the next wave have WW1 bolt action rifles with WW2 tanks and artillery. I'm guessing it will look like the opening scene from "Enemy at the Gates" moving troops into Stalingrad. Plus with St Petersburg city council accusing Putin of treason, where he got his start in politics, is it wise to give a million men arms who hate your guts. 

 

I heard Putin is only drafting "non-cisgender men" though...to make sure proper diversity...so there's that...

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  Bad day to be a Russian pilot yesterday.  Seems the situation in the Kharkiv region is bad enough that the Russians are willing to accept high attrition of aviation assets to try and blunt the Ukrainian advance.  

  Good to see the Stinger is still a leading distributor of MIG/SU parts across the globe.

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As medieval as it gets, you guys think mothballed Hueys could help Ukraine in any way?

More harm than good…

Without any form of sufficient self defense and early warning, Helicopters are a logistics asset just fast enough and limited in density that they only get used them to move important things and people.

Those assets and people go zipping around with no effective means to protect themselves in a mode of transport that goes from everything is ok to catastrophic with little in the middle … and then you end up losing those things getting very important people killed.

You could potentially do some work with decompressing medical within the support zone but you wouldn’t really need an abundance of assets to do that and arguably the current 8/17 fleet could be utilized to it since they aren’t exactly doing much forward of the FLOT with RW aviation.


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1 hour ago, Marshall said:

As medieval as it gets, you guys think mothballed Hueys could help Ukraine in any way?

We would need to bring back all of the mothballed Huey pilots as well.  Lol.  

 

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54 minutes ago, DirkDiggler said:

  Nice birthday present for Mr. Putin.

Kerch bridge is a big deal. This is a massive morale boost to a force already brimming with morale. "...professionals study logistics."

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17 minutes ago, StoleIt said:

Just curious, was it a VBIED? Almost seems like it could have been the truck. But hard to tell.

Speculation at this point, but yes, many believe VBIED. Either way, clandestine. 

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1 hour ago, StoleIt said:

Just curious, was it a VBIED? Almost seems like it could have been the truck. But hard to tell.

Don’t know.  The video certainly looks that way.  Have seen some other speculation on Twitter that the damage pattern didn’t look like a VBIED and looked more like placed large charges.  Either way happy to see it.

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Don’t know.  The video certainly looks that way.  Have seen some other speculation on Twitter that the damage pattern didn’t look like a VBIED and looked more like placed large charges.  Either way happy to see it.

It doesn’t look like your “typical vbied.”

Some of the demolition weaponeering guys in SOF have designs for a downward focus cargo van/truck designed to do exactly this. Basically it’s a vbied that uses a large water cell above it to redirect the cutting energy of the blast downward. You still get the big fireball/concussion but it’s designed to cut through concrete in a way that isn’t easily repaired or resurfaced (runways, bridges, etc).

Not saying that’s how it was done or anything of the like, but there is absolutely a solution to “how can I cut this bridge span in half with a whole lot of explosives and a couple barrels of water….

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yup, I-410 in SAT on a Tuesday night during the amazon sort-incoming.  Except they don't pick up the leftover shrapnel and debris in TX, and you get to share stories with the 20 other victims at the Discount Tire on Wednesday morning. 😄 

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