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    Post  VARGR198 on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm

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    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 pm

    Hopefully we see more of their domestic artillery systems.

    Can someone explain something to me?

    So the biggest issue that exists for NAF is their night time fighting capabilities as they mostly operate older night vision devices and IR devices while Ukraine is getting thermals donated to them. Now my understanding is, NAF has quite a few anti tank missile systems and most to all these systems uses a Russian thermals matrix. In this regard, couldn't they retrofit the thermal cameras used in these anti tank systems? Maybe for depleted systems? SAA managed to do so with their anti air systems.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:32 am

    If they have thermals in anti tank weapons... I would leave them there... if the Orcs attack at night then an anti tank weapon is just the sort of weapon you want to deal with them... whether they are snipers or armour...
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    Post  VARGR198 on Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:20 am

    Another recent video


    DPR using UAZ vehicles armed with anti-tank missiles to patrol coast against Ukros ships.
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    Another NAF training video. Very professional looking. Won't see anything like this from the Ukrainians
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    Post  VARGR198 on Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:38 pm

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    Post  VARGR198 on Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm

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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:29 pm

    Military parade in the Luhansk People's Republic

    According to the analytical agency Analytical Network News Agency (ANNA News), on October 7, 2019, on the territory of the Patriot Park [on the territory of the former Lugansk Airport] opened on the same day near Lugansk, a military parade was held on the fifth anniversary of the formation of the Lugansk People’s People’s Police Republic (LPR).










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    Post  VARGR198 on Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 am

    I found it interesting to see that the BMP2s seem to have been standardised with atgm ontop of the turrets.
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    They also have their T-64s standardised with their own layout for the reactive bricks covering. Assumed those i'd seem like this before were one-offs.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:13 am

    The ATGM mount of those BMPs are standard, they are for AT-4 and AT-5 ATGMs and were standard on BMP-2 vehicles when they came out.

    The short dead zone for the missiles is the reason they went for a 30mm cannon armament for the vehicle.

    The AT-3 was unable to reliably hit targets within 300-400m so it needed a 73mm gun able to take on tanks within that range.

    The alternative armaments for the BMP-1 included 30mm cannon as well as higher velocity 73mm guns, but the medium pressure 73mm gun won.

    For the BMP-2 the improved missiles meant the main gun no longer had to be effective against MBTs and so the 30mm cannon was selected.

    The launcher shown is a more sophisticated model than the one first used and can launch both AT-4 and AT-5 missiles from inside the vehicle but needs to be manually reloaded.
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    Post  VARGR198 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 pm

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    Post  medo on Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:46 pm



    DNR now produce their own jammers to fight against Ukronazi UAVs.
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    Post  medo on Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:49 pm



    Armed forces of LNR got more and more repaired and modernized equipment in armament. LNR industry, most probably together with DNR, produce new ECM complexes. They are for sure based on Russian ECM complexes, but most probably modified for DNR and LNR needs. They import needed components from Russia, but domestic production give to DNR and LNR capabilities to maintain them, produce spare parts and give technology to produce their own equipment. Topaz factory in Donetsk is capable to produce communication and EW equipment as it was producing Kolchuga passive ESM system. Novorussian army got one Kolchuga complex in factory in 2014, but its fate is not known.

    LNR produce all types of ammunitions. For small arms and for artillery and MRLSs. They also produce their own UAVs. At the end we could see, that they also repair all captured Osa-AKMs and upgrade them.
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    Post  VARGR198 on Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm

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    Post  VARGR198 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:49 am

    DPR BMP-2 upgraded with reactive armour
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    DPR T64 uparmored
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    Post  VARGR198 on Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:50 pm

    T80 apparently captured by LDNR. Can't find a source to confirm yet however.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:38 am

    VARGR198 wrote:DPR BMP-2 upgraded with reactive armour
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    That is rather odd.... the rear extension of the turret should massively improve internal capacity for space for extra ammo etc but it also means the roof hatches on the rear of the hull would be unusable most of the time...

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    Post  VARGR198 on Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:24 pm

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    Have these T64s actually been modernised or just a larger turret and more era coverage?

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:47 am

    Looks like some sort of turret bustle... it is not obvious what it is for... the rear of a turret is vulnerable because the armour there is nothing like as thick as the front of a turret.

    Putting an autoloader in there would likely be beyond a field modification possibility, but wielding on a big box that can carry extra rounds of ammo and then cover the sides and rear with ERA to protect it from enemy fire shouldn't be too hard. With no opening into the turret any ammo or propellent explosion would be outside the crew compartment so unless it was all HE rounds you should be OK.

    The size of it would effectively make it spaced armour for the rear of the turret which would improve protection significantly while the weight of it should offset the weight of the armour on the front of the turret and the main gun so effectively it should balance the turret out a lot and reduce the strain on the turret ring.

    They have a bustle on the BMP-2 as well.

    The Soviets didn't really like turret bustles on armoured vehicles because the Germans used to put satchel charged under them and flip off turrets they might not otherwise be able to penetrate...

    The size of these ones might create problems with the engine cooling... but the extra storage space and extra rear turret protection is probably useful...

    If they had an autoloader in there for long rod penetrator rounds even better... but I think they would need serious help for that...

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