PapaDragon wrote:JohninMK wrote:The convoy of Ropucha-class landing ships and their escort passed into the Med yesterday. So for a short while there is a bigger than normal Russian fleet in the Med.
Also SAA not only getting old Russian hand me downs
Actually that's Vystrel armoured transport and it is old Russian hand me down
Russian Army has been trying to offload them in favor of something better (like Typhoons) for a while because they didn't really pass the mustard
But it's still pretty damn good all things considered, SAA should find them very useful
A lot of them already ended up in Donbass with NAF
If they didn't pass the mustard then they wouldn't of been in the Strategic Forces. Reality is that it's capable for being cheap, that's why they used them to protect Topol-M's, they bought a cheap and capable carrier so they can base a very capable (and expensive) anti-IED/Mine complex on top of it. The vystrel is cheap, but they wanted something more capable and a little more expensive (Typhoons) so they're placing them with that.