Take Peski for example. Very fortified Northwestern part of the village. Why not bomb it to smithereens from the sky? It's not a very big are - won't need a lot of bombs (cost not too high).
The job is not to take towns and cities, the job is to grind up the defenders and nutters occupying those locations... leveling all the towns and cities would indeed be easy but WWII showed you can totally flatten a town or a city but despite breaking lots of buildings and killing some people lots of people always survive.
The way they are currently doing it they are killing thousands a day and these thousands are coming to them armed with weapons so there is no issue in shooting them down. Hitting urban areas which might be filled with civilians who are just trapped in this conflict and looking for a way out is not a better solution.
Most of the M777777 and HIMASS are operated by NATO people. So, yes. Amateurs.
Certainly not comprehending the concept of return fire, and where is our air support at?
I also read today , that as well as ground penetrating RADAR ( GPR ) and sonar , that laser scan of surface , following a vibration ( explosive ) , using reflected Doppler shift , can image underground structures . Once location found , then that area can repeatedly be hit remotely , to cause a cave - in , and make tunnel useless . Seven meters can be reached with a few heavy strikes , even from artillery or mortar .
But 10m or 20m deep and you can turn the surface to dust with all the bombs you drop and those hiding in the underground networks will not notice you.
Laos is the most heavily bombed country on the planet, more bombs were dropped on that country than were dropped during the entire WWII on all fronts including the nuclear bombs used... the population survived just fine... bombing from the air is not as effective as some seem to think.
If all the technology of the US was so wonderful and they are experts at dealing with tunnels... from experience in Vietnam trying to find and destroy them to experience in Afghanistan trying to make them and exploit natural caves etc to dealing with those tunnels for the last 20 years in their own war in Afghanistan one has to ask how effective they could possibly be considering they left in abject failure with their tails between their legs.
And also check the data on the captured Italian POWs, who massively died in the Soviet captivity, if some claims are to be believed, yet the Italians overall where nowhere as bloodthirsty and brutal to the Soviets as the Germans were.
Quite a few German POWs didn't make it home... they constantly whine about enormous numbers captured at Stalingrad and a fraction making it back after the war... ignoring the dreadful figures regarding their own treatment of Soviet prisoners of war and the fact that female Soviet soldiers were often shot rather than taken captive because they didn't want prisoners slowing them down let alone drawing on their resources let alone needing to keep two groups... men and women separate.
Many Russians continue to say they are the same people
Well you could argue that US colonialism is not much different from French or British colonialism, but then most Americans would be upset at being said to be the same as the Europeans most of their ancestors came from...
You sound kind of racist to be honest, as you seem to imply that there's just something in the genes that makes them go politically apeshit.
Which is the argument the west uses to justify its hate towards Russians. The head of the CIA... some cocksucker called crapper or something stated publicly that Russians were genetically predisposed to be bad... and no one corrected the fucker.
These same people get pissed of if you use a homophobic slur or are racist like they are being... idyuts.
Interesting scenario, what would happen if Brussels was hit with tactical nukes launched from Ukraine? How would NATO respond?
Or a bio weapon in cannisters under a Tu-143 drone?
It becomes evident that Russia installed these radar corner reflectors at both locations, creating a “phantom” or “ghost” bridge that can be seen next to the actual bridges on the satellite-based radar. This should also give its forces time to repair the real bridges, risk-free from attacks.
They also had corner reflectors beside the Crimean bridge likely to distract any anti ship missile attack too.
Linganna explains, “GMLRS uses GPS coordinates of the target and its inertial navigation system. The GPS coordinates are provided using intel from other sources such as satellites. The radar is used by satellites to pick the GPS coordinates. In HIMARS, as used in Ukraine, the missile does not have radar, but systems that feed GPS to GMLRS use radar to find the target coordinates.”
GarryB explains that Harpoon and Uran and also Brimstone can be used against large bridge structures and their heavy warheads (except Brimstone of course) makes them orders of magnitude more effective against bridge type structures.
Instead of pissing away 90km range 227mm HIMARS rockets on the bridges they should actually be using the much bigger and much more powerful and also much longer ranged Uran and Harpoon missiles as they would be much more destructive and bring down entire sections of the bridge which could not be patched so easily, yet they don't seem to be using Urans or Harpoons at all... funny they claim to have sunk a cruiser and then they stopped using them completely... almost as if they aren't getting to use them at all because they either get shot down or destroyed before launch...
BTW don't trust the Eurasian times...
What an idiot. HIMARS is no more than a temporary annoyance to Russian forces. They will adapt, and subscribers can be assured that normal service will be resumed shortly.
They had Uragan and Smerch before which matches the range and mobility of HIMARS... and what happened to those?
Yes but won't the thermobarics suffocate anyone in those bunkers?
Not really... the thermobaric fuel would need to enter the bunker where it would burn up the available oxygen as it burns, but an external explosion means the fuel wont enter and so the oxygen inside will remain.
It's a guided Smerch like a whole bunch Ukraine has anyway? Or had? Adding TWELVE of them to Ukraine's forces won't change much.
Actually technically adding 6 because HIMARS only has 6 launch tubes while Smerch has 12 and Uragan has 16.
No Ukraine has nothing like HIMARS its a hyper-precise super mobile system
You mean like Tochka which is more accurate and has a much bigger payload and better range?
All their accuracy means nothing because their drones and air force can't find live targets in real time so they are limited to hitting bridges and prisons and town squares.
My comment was calling the system trash is complete idiocy yes Ukraine doesn't have the numbers needed to turn the tides but that doesn't mean the system is garbage
It is garbage in the sense that everyone in the west and the Ukraine thinks it will save them, but is in effect not going to help very much at all.
Any lucky hits that do some damage, will just result in an escalation like hits on HQs and other targets they were probably not hitting because of a risk of collateral damage... if they escalate then they suffer more... and the stakes become higher... Russia will increase its demands for surrender terms...
Well that's a very Nazi like approach.
Well Europeans go to north america and kick out the former tennants and claim they are now Americans and not Europeans any more despite retaining their European languages of english and french... well who is to say they are americas or italians or french or british or germans or whatever... it is really up to them.
Same in Ukraine... I think the vast majority probably wanted to be known as Ukrainians but then when Kiev started banning the language they spoke and demanded they learn Ukrainian and started killing them over that I suspect a few decided they were Russian after all. Plenty might still want to be Ukrainian and think the idiots in Kiev contaminated by the west are the problem and once they are sorted out they can be Ukrainians again that have friendly relations and a shared language with their Russian neighbours, and there will be Ukrainians who want to be europeans and have nothing to do with Russia or Russians.
Real life is not black and white.
Smerch isn't hyper-precise like Himars nor is it has mobile
Smerch and Uragan and Grad are all very mobile and are all based on trucks.
Covering a wider area isn't always better, these are super simply mindsets you display additionally HIMARS isn't going to replace large salvos MLRs its merely an added component to additional systems.
The whole purpose of rocket artillery is delivery of enormous volumes of HE and fragments at once so you can't get away, for precision Russia had Tochka and now has Iskander which has better range and better accuracy and better payload than 227mm calibre rockets.
Smerch is a heavy system, HIMARS is a medium system.
Like a heavy/medium tank.
Grad is a light system, Uragan is a medium system and Smerch is a heavy system... all are road mobile and very mobile as they are based on trucks and not bradley IFVs like M270.
Uragan carries 16 rockets... 10 more than Himars.
Sorry buddy the results from reality and actual uses of the systems IN REAL LIFE not your head have proven Smerch is less accurate than Himars.
I don't need to defend this point its fact pure and simple
Rocket artillery is known as grid square removers... accuracy is a stupid measure of performance for a system intended for use against area targets.