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    Post  calm on Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:09 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
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    New video.
    Looks like this is russian guided artillery in action.

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    Post  medo on Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:01 pm

    calm wrote:
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    russia

    New video.
    Looks like this is russian guided artillery in action.


    I wonder, which RuAF UAV is this. Maybe this is new Orion UAV, which Russia send in Syria for testing, because no other UAVs have blue cross. It is also interesting, that this UAV have laser designator and when it designate target, red cross appear and than we could see precise hit of the target. Most probably it works together with Krasnopol laser guided artillery rounds.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:13 pm

    Pretty interesting...I don't recal seeing American UAV's used in this fashion (as designator for Artillery)

    I wonder, which RuAF UAV is this. Maybe this is new Orion UAV

    I guess we'll find out sooner or later....could be just a different version of an existing/in service UAV
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm

    Interesting flight path. Diplomatic not military perhaps.

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    #RUAF Tu-154 85041 Sochi-Damascus, Syria  via Turkish airspace

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    Post  ATLASCUB on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:09 am

    JohninMK wrote:Interesting flight path. Diplomatic not military perhaps.

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    Speculation abound it was to pick up Assad. Me thinks there is a planned reconciliation between Assad/Erdogan behind closed doors that's gonna happen tomorrow. Sochi's gonna be lit.
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    Post  crod on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:27 am

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    JohninMK wrote:Interesting flight path. Diplomatic not military perhaps.

    Speculation abound it was to pick up Assad. Me thinks there is a planned reconciliation between Assad/Erdogan behind closed doors that's gonna happen tomorrow. Sochi's gonna be lit.

    Assad met Putin at his residence in Sochi. Joint statements released....concentrated on post military scenario.
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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 am

    Things seem to be moving along nicely on a political level between those who matter on the ground and have a major presence in the area.

    I put today's picture of the military bosses up on the Russia/Turkey thread but it bears repeating here. Just look at those expressions!

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    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am

    So that's why they're using Erdogan's and Attaturk's pictures for target practice at Nato exercises Cool

    So ATLAS might be right and we see a meeting of Assad and Erdogan....I'm a bit sceptical but who knows
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    Post  ATLASCUB on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:27 am

    Cyberspec wrote:So that's why they're using Erdogan's and Attaturk's pictures for target practice at Nato exercises Cool

    So ATLAS might be right and we see a meeting of Assad and Erdogan....I'm a bit sceptical but who knows

    Behind closed doors there is a good probability of it happening. Public...hell no it would destroy both Erdogan and Assad at home.

    A lot of fighting left to do but consolidating political will is always a move in the right direction.

    Al-Nursa is left to be dealt with - aka all of Idlib basically. SDF East of the River is now a makeup of  20/80 SDF/"ex"-ISIS. A lot of fighting left there as well given those oilfields. Plus you also have Afrin - Turks need to get their piece of the pie to be satisfied and continuing to cooperate.... how will that be done? Who knows.


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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:46 am

    crod wrote:
    ATLASCUB wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Interesting flight path. Diplomatic not military perhaps.

    Speculation abound it was to pick up Assad. Me thinks there is a planned reconciliation between Assad/Erdogan behind closed doors that's gonna happen tomorrow. Sochi's gonna be lit.

    Assad met Putin at his residence in Sochi. Joint statements released....concentrated on post military scenario.


    Just saw the TV report, Assad was smiling like he just got a visit from Santa Claus.

    Whatever they talked about he liked it a lot. Cool
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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:31 pm

    They seem to have been at it again! From FortRuss today.

    The long-range Tu-22M3 bombers have struck a blow on a targets of terrorists in the Syrian province of Deir ez Zor. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    It is noted that the crews of the Tu-22M3, departing from the airfield on the territory of Russia, struck the clusters of manpower and armored vehicles of terrorists in the vicinity of the settlement of El-Katya. In addition, Su-24 bombers that took off from the airfield "Khmeimim" destroyed single- object militants.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:56 pm


    And again...

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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:06 am

    Interesting claim on the latest Backfire raid...

    Today the #RuAF dropped one of the rarest bombs in service in #Russia
    FAB-1000M62
    The explosion of this bomb equals 300 explosions of 120mm 843B mortar shell.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:49 pm


    A set of equipment of a Russian serviceman in the Syria.

    https://twitter.com/warsmonitoring/status/934798985721720832

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:03 pm

    I have been meaning to ask for a while now, but does the Russian military have a LifeStraw equivalent.
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    Post  crod on Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:34 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    And again...


    Pardon my ignorance here, is the max payload of that bomber 6-7 bombs? it seems like a huge aircraft for such a small amount or the bomber making multiple drops (i cannot tell from the clip). Obviously they are bigger munitions over something the SU family drop?

    Fuel/maintenance cost must be huge for those birds...
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    Post  franco on Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:50 pm

    crod wrote:
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    And again...


    Pardon my ignorance here, is the max payload of that bomber 6-7 bombs? it seems like a huge aircraft for such a small amount or the bomber making multiple drops (i cannot tell from the clip). Obviously they are bigger munitions over something the SU family drop?

    Fuel/maintenance cost must be huge for those birds...

    No, but payload impacts range. There is also the training factor as the VKS uses these as training missions. So 6 x 500 kg makes a stick or strike on a target. At this range they could probably do two drops of 6 each if they wished.
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    Post  eehnie on Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:47 am

    franco wrote:
    crod wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    And again...


    Pardon my ignorance here, is the max payload of that bomber 6-7 bombs? it seems like a huge aircraft for such a small amount or the bomber making multiple drops (i cannot tell from the clip). Obviously they are bigger munitions over something the SU family drop?

    Fuel/maintenance cost must be huge for those birds...

    No, but payload impacts range. There is also the training factor as the VKS uses these as training missions. So 6 x 500 kg makes a stick or strike on a target. At this range they could probably do two drops of 6 each if they wished.

    I also would say that there is also a testing/training component in these missions.
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    Post  Karbafoz on Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:26 am

    AlfaT8 wrote:I have been meaning to ask for a while now, but does the Russian military have a LifeStraw equivalent.
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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:14 pm

    This is happening more frequently, looks like a change in Turkish strategy. Somehow doubt we will see the Tu-22M strikes taking this shortcut.

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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:38 pm

    Must be pretty tough fighting going on down there. One hell of a training exercise going on there, must have had most of the Tu-22M crews through that by now.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:19 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Must be pretty tough fighting going on down there. One hell of a training exercise going on there, must have had most of the Tu-22M crews through that by now................

    At this rate they can make a feature film thumbsup

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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:14 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Must be pretty tough fighting going on down there. One hell of a training exercise going on there, must have had most of the Tu-22M crews through that by now................

    At this rate they can make a feature film thumbsup

    One day the bomb bay doors will open and only one large motherfucker will fall out.

    Also we never see the timing of the multi pair strikes. I wonder if, like the US, they are double tapping the targets.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:32 am

    JohninMK wrote:Must be pretty tough fighting going on down there. One hell of a training exercise going on there, must have had most of the Tu-22M crews through that by now.

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    #Pt. Symbol of this stiff resistance put by #ISIS, #Russia carried out today at least the 12th heavy bombardment since early November with 6 long-range bombers Tu-22M3 on #Euphrates Valley.


    Definately

    Reports that gen. Solemani will take over the overall command of the Mayadin-Bukamal area to improve coordination, while the Tigers are going to Hama or Idlib

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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:27 pm

    Interesting trip by the Alexandr Tkachenko returning to Russia.

    First question, given that this is a two deck ship, is why put those trucks out in the open, on the bow, where they will get maximum salt exposure? Why not put them cosy inside as given her ride height she isn't full? Maybe they want to world to see good condition Russian 'stuff' going home? Is there any significance to the types of truck?

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    Return to sender or withdrawal? Russian flagged RORO Alexandr Tkachenko, chartered by the Russian government, returns from Syria with at least 8 military trucks, that appear to be new, or unused, or well maintained.


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