ALAMO wrote:Dr.Snufflebug wrote:Pentagon said Russia would run out of cruise missiles on March 20th or so, IIRC.
Bellingcat said something similar.
Rob Lee, whom I had respect for, definitely lost it too. When the Russians Kinzhaled some targets, he said it was an indication that cruise missiles had run out etc. No thought was given to the fact that they were launched at a hardened Soviet era underground depot, where that additional penetrating power of several hundred hypersonic kilos were needed.
That's more than a month ago. They've launched several hundred more since then. Almost daily (or rather, nightly) strikes. And it seems to be intensifying.
Russia has yet to go full wartime production, but they evidently ramped things up, keeping stocks filled.
Well, my opinion is, that Russkies hold the missile stock just in case if NATO would think of doing something stupid.
As they get sure that nothing like that will happened, it gave them some backwind. Both men and material could have been effectively relocated, keeping the Belarussian army on alert to flank the Baltic puppies and partially Poland.
When Shoigu was showing the numbers, that they have tenfold precision ammo stocks year by year, it looked strange.
Now we see that he was serious. Deadly serious, one can say.
The stock of Russian precision ammo will increase only, because we can already judge how versatile those became. They can use any type of ammo, to target any type of target. And the portfolio of Russian aren't is not getting smaller, but bigger and bigger. Now we will have entire new line of ammunition for both Su-57, S-70, PAK-DA. Zirkon is on the production lines. Several brand new striking assets are revealed for UAV fleet, that is expanding rapidly either.
That is scary, I am telling you.Podlodka77 wrote:
THE POSSIBILITY OF REPLACING TRAINS IN UKRAINE WITH WESTERN TRAINS IS NOT POSSIBLE, THE REASON IS THE WIDTH OF RAILWAYS.
He was talking locomotives not trains, just for the records.
Railway wagons are easy to adopt, those are constructed this way. Some modern don't even need to change the suspension, as those are adjustable.
But not the locomotives.
When a train traveled from Poland to any country of the former SU, they are placed on a special workshop, where the suspension is replaced for the Soviet standard. Locomotives are replaced, not designed for that.
So to practically kill whole railway transport in Ukr, they just need to switch off the electricity, and destroy some 200 old locomotives. There is nowhere to resupply those. The only country that could share, is Moldova - but it has a small supply only.
Can a wagon be a propulsion unit or must it be a train ?