Russia Defence Forum

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


+59
Aristonicus
PhSt
Backman
diabetus
lyle6
xeno
psg
d_taddei2
The-thing-next-door
ludovicense
Scorpius
Odin of Ossetia
RTN
Lapain
GunshipDemocracy
LMFS
Isos
franco
Karl Haushofer
caveat emptor
thegopnik
billybatts91
PapaDragon
famschopman
zorobabel
Walther von Oldenburg
mnztr
crod
Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E
nomadski
Eugenio Argentina
flamming_python
higurashihougi
TMA1
pavi
Stealthflanker
Krepost
Tolstoy
calripson
SeigSoloyvov
Arkanghelsk
Arrow
sepheronx
Vympel
Big_Gazza
Firebird
ucmvulcan
Dr.Snufflebug
Kiko
Mir
Sujoy
kvs
Rodion_Romanovic
JohninMK
ALAMO
Broski
GarryB
Hole
Belisarius
63 posters

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    ucmvulcan
    ucmvulcan


    Posts : 1201
    Points : 1201
    Join date : 2022-02-26

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  ucmvulcan Wed May 22, 2024 7:25 am

    Vympel wrote:It's been like three days since the Ukrainians claimed - with no evidence - that they sunk the Pr. 228000 Tsiklon with an ATACMS strike. You'd figure satellite photos would've come out by now showing this if it was true.

    Something of an apology, whenever I see someone post something in line with pro Ukrainian talking points my troll alarm goes off and so I play dirty. Under further review, and with posts like this I can see more that you are a realist and I appreciate that. So sorry for lashing out at you.

    Now back to the war, what are the latest updates on Sumy, Kharkov, and Donbass? Per RT another strategic settlement was taken yesterday.

    GarryB and Big_Gazza like this post

    ucmvulcan
    ucmvulcan


    Posts : 1201
    Points : 1201
    Join date : 2022-02-26

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  ucmvulcan Wed May 22, 2024 7:27 am

    JohninMK wrote:WTF


    Well we know why Hunter got that job, but its not cocaine its Hunter Biden brand freedom powder

    GarryB, PapaDragon, nomadski and Hole like this post

    JohninMK
    JohninMK


    Posts : 15011
    Points : 15150
    Join date : 2015-06-16
    Location : England

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  JohninMK Wed May 22, 2024 8:22 am

    Eugenio Argentina wrote:🇺🇦🇷🇺 A destroyed M1A1SA Abrams tank near the village Berdychi.

    Seemingly equipped with Explosive Reactive Armour, otherwise, like it's sister now in Moscow, it appears to be absent protection from drones.
    Think this is the same one but for us non Telegram users

    GarryB, xeno, kvs, starman, Eugenio Argentina, LMFS, Hole and like this post

    JohninMK
    JohninMK


    Posts : 15011
    Points : 15150
    Join date : 2015-06-16
    Location : England

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  JohninMK Wed May 22, 2024 8:31 am

    ayden
    @squatsons
    Basically exactly what I talked about yesterday on the livestream.

    This is what Syrsky has been fighting tooth and nail to prevent for over a year. The fall of this area is the beginning of the greater Nui-York/Toretsk operation.

    ayden
    @squatsons
    “The After the capture of the Russian Armed Forces n. Kleshcheevka and the heights (“point 233.3”) on its southern outskirts, the Ukrainian Armed Forces retreated beyond the Seversky Donets Canal along its entire length from Krasny to Kurdyumovka.”

    Ru telegram

    Chris
    @Chris_Somewhere
    The issue is that Syrsky doesn't have adequate reserves for any defensive action nor to counterattack.

    All he can do is to gradually give ground and to preserve what troops he can. He can only delay, not prevent, the inevitable.

    Ordering troops to surrender is the humane choice

    -_-
    @AZ30333
    I still doubt this has fully happend until i see every source confirm it.
    Because the entry into chavis turned out to be (mostly) false



    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 GOIDTySXwAEmvJ1?format=jpg&name=small

    GarryB, xeno, kvs, PapaDragon, Hole, Mir and ucmvulcan like this post

    JohninMK
    JohninMK


    Posts : 15011
    Points : 15150
    Join date : 2015-06-16
    Location : England

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  JohninMK Wed May 22, 2024 8:55 am

    Ukraine refuses to exchange prisoners of war, choosing only members of the neo-N@zi group Azov.

    "I have complete lists of 500 Ukrainian POWs that Kiev has been refusing to exchange for four months. Zelensky has selected 38 people - Azov and co - and is ready to take only them"
    - Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia Today.

    It's no surprise. The neo-Nazi regime only cares about neo-Nazis. Ordinary Ukrainians are hostages of the Zelensky regime.

    http://t.me/ukraine_watch

    GarryB, Big_Gazza, kvs, VARGR198, LMFS and ucmvulcan like this post

    Hole
    Hole


    Posts : 10953
    Points : 10933
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 48
    Location : Scholzistan

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Hole Wed May 22, 2024 9:38 am

    Some might be old but who cares if it works OK? 
    The Akhmats and most trucks are new.

     it appears to be absent protection from drones.
    Looks like a bad day in the office.

    All he can do is to gradually give ground and to preserve what troops he can.
    Moving troops is as dangerous as hiding in cellars.
    Out in the open the ISR will catch you.
    Hiding in a cellar makes you a sitting duck.

    GarryB, kvs and JohninMK like this post

    avatar
    ALAMO


    Posts : 6992
    Points : 7084
    Join date : 2014-11-25

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  ALAMO Wed May 22, 2024 9:41 am

    This echelon carries logistic units, which are rather old in every single army.
    Bundeswehr is using ponton bridges that are not able to keep floating with Leopard 2 on them.

    GarryB, kvs and PapaDragon like this post

    Mir
    Mir


    Posts : 3370
    Points : 3372
    Join date : 2021-06-10

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Mir Wed May 22, 2024 11:52 am

    Some tourists got hit by a bus Neutral

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Ukr-co10

    GarryB, ahmedfire, Vympel, xeno, Big_Gazza, PapaDragon, zardof and like this post

    Mir
    Mir


    Posts : 3370
    Points : 3372
    Join date : 2021-06-10

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Mir Wed May 22, 2024 1:01 pm

    One more "wunderwaffe" on its way. Hope the water is not too choppy.

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Grad-c10

    GarryB, ahmedfire, Big_Gazza, kvs, zardof and nomadski like this post

    Arkanghelsk
    Arkanghelsk


    Posts : 3802
    Points : 3808
    Join date : 2021-12-08

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Arkanghelsk Wed May 22, 2024 1:40 pm

    Just saw storm shadow interception vid

    Anyone who says F35 RCS is much lower than JASSM, Taurus, Storm Shadow or Scalp is smoking crack and selling a contract

    The rate that PVO kills storm shadow gives confidence in the ability to engage stealth planes with ease

    sepheronx, GarryB, ahmedfire, psg, xeno, PapaDragon, JohninMK and like this post

    Hole
    Hole


    Posts : 10953
    Points : 10933
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 48
    Location : Scholzistan

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Hole Wed May 22, 2024 2:35 pm

    Some tourists got hit by a bus
    They were heavy smokers, too.  Laughing

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 58113b11
    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Cb71e011
    UMPB D-30SN glide bombs

    GarryB, ahmedfire, psg, Big_Gazza, kvs, PapaDragon, LMFS and like this post

    nomadski
    nomadski


    Posts : 2854
    Points : 2862
    Join date : 2017-01-02

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  nomadski Wed May 22, 2024 2:59 pm

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1902054/uk-families-stockpile-food-water-emergency

    Brits now ready for WW3 against putin ! I have all my supplies for three days too .

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 1f602


    GarryB and LMFS like this post

    TMA1
    TMA1


    Posts : 1148
    Points : 1146
    Join date : 2020-11-29

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  TMA1 Wed May 22, 2024 3:09 pm

    The above mentioned behavior with prisoners, the talk by the usual suspects here in the west, and the brazen and large scale use of quasiballistic and cruise missiles on direct Russian targets are all signs of desperation.

    Optics are obviously important, but the obsession with optics and narrative control here in America and the west is getting nuts. To me it does not bode well and it shows an underlying deep seated weakness. What concerns me is there are some amongst the cliques in power who seem prone to self deception and magical thinking. What scares me is that this is the kind of person who could push for insane levels of escalation even to the point of total loss of control.

    GarryB, PapaDragon, LMFS and Hole like this post

    avatar
    pavi


    Posts : 52
    Points : 54
    Join date : 2022-02-25

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Planes have one advantage

    Post  pavi Wed May 22, 2024 3:17 pm

    Arkanghelsk wrote:Just saw storm shadow interception vid

    Anyone who says F35 RCS is much lower than JASSM, Taurus, Storm Shadow or Scalp is smoking crack and selling a contract

    The rate that PVO kills storm shadow gives confidence in the ability to engage stealth planes with ease

    Missile does not have as sophisticated ECM suite as aeroplanes, because missiles are smaller and are designed for single use. Personally I don't believe invisible aeroplanes either. Also Israeli actions in Syria cofirms this. They do not fly inside syrian air defense buble. They avoid being shot down by operating from Lebanese airspace.

    GarryB, xeno, Big_Gazza, kvs, PapaDragon, JohninMK, Lapain and like this post

    avatar
    Arrow


    Posts : 2887
    Points : 2879
    Join date : 2012-02-12

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Arrow Wed May 22, 2024 3:23 pm

    Su-30SM2 with R-37 M Very Happy

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 442412662-972458444414810-7013857358580185706-n

    GarryB, flamming_python, PapaDragon, zardof, starman, mnztr, Hole and like this post

    avatar
    Belisarius


    Posts : 786
    Points : 786
    Join date : 2022-01-04

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Belisarius Wed May 22, 2024 4:19 pm

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Img_2461

    https://t.me/Slavyangrad/98971

    GarryB, ahmedfire, flamming_python, PapaDragon, zardof and jon_deluxe like this post

    ucmvulcan
    ucmvulcan


    Posts : 1201
    Points : 1201
    Join date : 2022-02-26

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  ucmvulcan Wed May 22, 2024 5:54 pm

    Mir wrote:Some tourists got hit by a bus Neutral

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Ukr-co10

    Nah, just lawn mowers and washing machines.

    GarryB, Big_Gazza, PapaDragon, Hole, Mir and jon_deluxe like this post

    avatar
    Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E


    Posts : 720
    Points : 736
    Join date : 2016-01-20

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Wed May 22, 2024 5:55 pm

    Mir wrote:One more "wunderwaffe" on its way. Hope the water is not too choppy.

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Grad-c10

    Not a miracle weapon, but probably an attempt to saturate the Panzir and TOR SAM systems at 8 km or more in order to take another S-300/400 (Krim) out of the game in a coordinated attack.

    flamming_python likes this post

    Big_Gazza
    Big_Gazza


    Posts : 4738
    Points : 4730
    Join date : 2014-08-25
    Location : Melbourne, Australia

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Big_Gazza Wed May 22, 2024 6:10 pm

    Mir wrote:One more "wunderwaffe" on its way. Hope the water is not too choppy.

    I'm detecting the rancid whiff of panicked desperation  Razz  Maybe the Ukies will adopt the old Fu-Go balloon bomb that the Japs tried in WW2.  They are, after all, at least as fanatical and despairing as the nips were  Twisted Evil  

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Japane10

    GarryB, Hole, Mir and ucmvulcan like this post

    GarryB
    GarryB


    Posts : 39449
    Points : 39947
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  GarryB Wed May 22, 2024 10:30 pm

    Not a miracle weapon, but probably an attempt to saturate the Panzir and TOR SAM systems at 8 km or more in order to take another S-300/400 (Krim) out of the game in a coordinated attack.

    I suspect troops on the decks of ships firing HMG and small arms at these drones as well as cannon fire is too effective at blowing these things up so this is an attempt to distract or do damage as they approach in the hopes of sneaking in and getting a direct hit with the main warhead.

    That flat antenna on top at the rear looks like a satellite link... maybe some new satellites of their own to hijack the link is in order.

    I am confident they will come up with ideas to make them wish they didn't do this... it is difficult to fight an enemy this stupid.
    avatar
    ALAMO


    Posts : 6992
    Points : 7084
    Join date : 2014-11-25

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  ALAMO Thu May 23, 2024 1:27 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    They are, after all, at least as fanatical and despairing as the nips were  Twisted Evil  

    Incendiary bats and clay pot grenades are next Laughing

    GarryB, Big_Gazza, PapaDragon, LMFS, Hole and Mir like this post

    crod
    crod


    Posts : 679
    Points : 718
    Join date : 2009-08-03

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  crod Thu May 23, 2024 3:52 am

    Happy world turtle 🐢 day….just sayin russia

    GarryB, franco, flamming_python, xeno, TMA1 and Mir like this post

    GarryB
    GarryB


    Posts : 39449
    Points : 39947
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  GarryB Thu May 23, 2024 5:11 am

    UMPB D-30SN glide bombs

    They look as aerodynamic and efficient as anything the west uses. They likely cost more than dumb bombs modified for the job but by the looks of it they are made by taking the bodies of Kh-38 missiles and making them bombs.

    The Kh-38 is essentially a 40km range rocket powered 250kg bomb with various guidance options based on the version.

    The GROM glide bomb is based on the same design with a 250kg bomb version with a rocket motor to boost effective range to over 100km or a pure glide model with the rocket fuel replaced with extra explosive power for shorter ranged use against stronger targets.

    This seems to be the application of the glide kit to the missile case to create a low drag replacement for the original dumb bombs with glide kits...

    They are just spoilt for choice are they not?

    psg and Big_Gazza like this post

    Hole
    Hole


    Posts : 10953
    Points : 10933
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 48
    Location : Scholzistan

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Hole Thu May 23, 2024 5:25 am

    That flat antenna on top at the rear looks like a satellite link.
    Looks like Starlink. Which can be jammed.
    That´s maybe the point of adding a few rockets to these boats.
    They can stay away from ships and possible jamming.
    It also seems to indicate that the Navy is getting better in detecting and destroying those
    boats.

    GarryB, LMFS and Mir like this post

    Arkanghelsk
    Arkanghelsk


    Posts : 3802
    Points : 3808
    Join date : 2021-12-08

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu May 23, 2024 6:18 am

    Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Head of the Main Communications Directorate of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Vadim Shamarin, has been detained.



    PapaDragon and Mir like this post


    Sponsored content


    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57 - Page 4 Empty Re: Russian special military operation in Ukraine #57

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:02 am