For the russian speakerss here, do you have some russian source about data of tactical missile use like kh-15 or kh-31 ?
Kh-15 is a solid propellent 1.5 ton mach 5 missile with a nuclear warhead intended to blow a clear path through enemy defences for strategic aircraft to get past air and ground based defences... it has never been used.
Is it ? It is a very powerfull missile, a mini kinzhal flying at mach 5. IMO they should still have some in reserve for anti radar role.
It only came in one version with a nuclear warhead.
It seems like mig-29 and su-27 were totally outranged and outgunned by su-30/35 armed with r-77-1. In which case it means Russia need to hurry to replace its own su-27 and su-33. They are not good anymore in modern wars.
Which has better range and better guns? Su-27 with R-77M or Su-35 with R-27ET?
The Russian have been nominally practicing combined arms warfare for decades. That is a nice idea, but if the battalions, companies, and platoons don't actually emphasize and spend their training rubles on it, you end up with what we're seeing in Ukraine: tanks advancing before infantry, tanks and IFVs bunching up like sheep, top cover technology (helicopters, drones, aircraft) not being employed , and secure communications between units not present.
You have no idea of what they are doing or how they are fighting. Tanks and infantry most often work together, but in some situations they don't... sending IFVs to fight enemy tanks is just as stupid as sending tanks against ATGM positions. IFVs are protected from artillery so "bunching up" is meaningless... spreading them out makes them easier to ambush because you can engage and isolate them and they can't support each other.
We have seen lots of videos from the Russians showing helicopters and drones and aircraft destroying Nazis.
WTF would you know about their communications?
If their communications were not secure and not effective there would not be any left... the nazis would know exactly what they were doing and be in a much better position to ambush and fight.
Artillery killed huge numbers of tanks in WW2. Remember that each howitzer can land numerous shells onto a point simultaneously using changes in propellant amounts and angle of the barrel.
They didn't in WWII, and these days that sort of trick is really only to impress stupid westerners... if you want numerous HE rounds to land together they have Grad, Uragan, and Smerch that can do a much better job than any tube artillery system.
So when you have a battery or more laying it down on anything…yeah.
Obvious problem for the nazis is when they fire they get spotted and taken out, so they are splitting up their artillery, which is why we see videos of Havocs taking out individual 2S1s and 2S3s all over the place...
Well I agree their use of the drones is shitty. And they clearly lack in numbers. They should have had 100 Orion and 500 Forpost-R/Korsar and 1000 lancet suicide drones.
Yes, the magic drones... I have heard about them.... problem is that you operate drones in airspace with air defence systems then you just lose lots of drones... which is not useful... or do you think they will ignore drones?
The kalashnikov KUB suicide drone seems also to be a failure. They already showed 2 that crashed and not lot of hit.
Two that were shot down? Perhaps that was two Stingers they can't now use on Russian helicopters?
Azerbaijan did a very good job hunting AD systems with similar drones.
The armed forces of NK was very very limited... they were essentially naked.
That's USA plan right there, send all your old gear, then do deals with us and we will rip u off with crap equipment, second hand equipment, and equipment with tons of red tape, all at rip off prices. The funny thing is these dumbass countries have fallen for the USA sales trap.
They think they will be getting brand new stuff that is a generation ahead of the Soviet stuff they have, of course what they get will be a generation behind and wont work properly anyway.