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by GDB
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Of course its a double standard. Why are we asking the West to fight a 21st century war when we are giving the Russian a pass for fighting a 20th century war. Speaking of 20th century war, many US WWII recruitment posters are really racist and would not be appropriate today. But comparing them to c...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Speaking of mobilization and very back on topic, Perun's latest deep dive concerns Ukrainian mobilization, training, how it evolved, where it is going, what is likely still required; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVx3Nlifo4Q Plus a brief look at what was targeted in that suspected HIMARS strike ye...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 225
Views: 11661

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

This principle applies in civil tort law, but won't be a factor in a criminal case. They will need to prove intent, and that's where the difficulty will be. The three laws cited in the warrant do not require intent. 18 USC 793 - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information.: https://www.la...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Oh dear, that's an inconvenient truth. That's the best kind! :D Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. We are condemning the Russian attacks on cities like Mariupol and others for obvious reasons, just as has been done with targeting cities by the Luftwaffe” as ment...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 225
Views: 11661

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Not the first time he has 'shared' secrets with Russia, in the White House there was a serious breach when he let Russians in, including that creep Lararov (or in Trumpworld - which include his supporters) 'a great guy' no doubt. This caused a serious loss of trust with allies at the time. There is ...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some scum Wagner mercenaries dealt with; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF-cyPkmVEY Seems Russia is manpower desperate, not surprised an outfit known for atrocities wasn't all that when faced with armed, determined opposition. Though you cannot rule out that group being boosted by some of these co...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1810
Views: 288516

Re: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MEZawAJmJg
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Kris from Military Aviation History updates on the German F-35 buy, concerning costs, how they are arrived at etc;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MEZawAJmJg

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by GDB
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some scum Wagner mercenaries dealt with; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF-cyPkmVEY Seems Russia is manpower desperate, not surprised an outfit known for atrocities wasn't all that when faced with armed, determined opposition. Though you cannot rule out that group being boosted by some of these con...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Indeed, for me, my mind went back to a quote from 80 years ago from Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris; https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://img.libquotes.com/pic-quotes/v4/arthur-travers-harris-quote-lbv7j9e.jpg&imgrefurl=https://libquotes.com/arthur-travers-harris/quote/lbv7j9e&h=800&...

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by GDB
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's. Just. Epic. I almost feel sorry for those crying women having to go back to Russia, or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she filmed herself abusing Ukrainians in Salzburg. Then I think about Ukrainian POWs being butchered and Ukrainian civilians being slaughter...

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by GDB
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 225
Views: 11661

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

400 5th Amendment pleads, this from a man who used to say anyone who did this was guilty.
Plus it seems the FBI were working on inside information from the property.

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by GDB
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1557621932429819907 On the lighter side, this is some serious trolling by the Ukrainian govt. It's. Just. Epic. I almost feel sorry for those crying women having to go back to Russia, or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she...

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by GDB
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

johns624 wrote:
Warms my heart...


As well as the planes, choppers, ammo dumps and if confirmed, a bunch of aircrew.

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by GDB
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZTd1pqaP4

More images and views about yesterdays surprise, seeing the Russians flee their Strength Through Joy Peninsula.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLn9e9ust14
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Anyone got more on this? Vague so far but the channel is suitably cautious;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZTd1pqaP4

More images and views about yesterdays surprise, seeing the Russians flee their Strength Through Joy Peninsula.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLn9e9ust14

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by GDB
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Unless the Slovakian or Romanian MIGs could already use HARMs. Or if they knew how to do it from that (or other NATO MIGs like Poland, US etc) and just needed the hardware bits to integrate the HARM onto the MIG. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan_MiG-29#Variants I really think this is the first...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The challenges of this 21st century battlespace; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCOGqlVZ5qI More on the explosion plus grain, or Putin using the default Soviet/Imperial Russia model of food as a weapon, the Ukrainians certainly know about the former in the 1930's, though the victims are now nations...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Could it be that the Ukrainian hating, Russian loving, Germans were involved with the HARM? The Germans delivered MiG-29 spare parts to Ukraine but sold all there MiGs to Poland in 2003. What kind of spare parts would they still have in their inventory? https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/news/m...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Whereas the radar would have to search for targets initially, be linked in with the Harpoon, the missile itself is larger and heavier than HARM, I looked it up. Harpoons are twice as heavy as HARMs, but we'll within the capabilities of the Mig 29. The same mounting pylon (spare parts?) for HARMs sh...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/IntelCrab/status/1557026750634369025 I wonder if any Russian fighter jets on the ground got destroyed. Looks like one massive loss for the Russian Air Force. Will be very interesting to see how they spin this. :D The default ‘accident’ with ammunition and/fuel, as if that...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That's why I said combat effectiveness has been "close to zero". Glass half empty? From the glass half full perspective: The existence of flying Ukrainian aircraft (along with SAM) have kept Russian jets from deep strikes. And did they not say some of the Russian missiles were shot down b...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It seems like a lot of overly optimistic assumptions are being made here. Just because something is in the news as a discussion point doesn't mean it is happening or is effective in any meaningful manner so far. 1) A few months ago it was discussed how Bulgaria had donated Su-25s. I guarantee you t...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 225
Views: 11661

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The likely reason for this FBI action; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/09/fbi-donald-trumps-florida-home-doj-republicans-january-6-hearings And some suitably acidic commentary of this vile creature, his minions and their dropped-on-their-heads-as children supporters; https://www.t...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Well, who said Russia is adept at the media war? That Amnesty International report has now been over taken by Russian militarizing the nuclear power plant. On the other hand. Confirmed that the HARMs were provided to the Ukrainian by the US. https://www.kyivpost.com/russias-war/pentagon-confirms-uk...

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by GDB
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Well, who said Russia is adept at the media war? That Amnesty International report has now been over taken by Russian militarizing the nuclear power plant. On the other hand. Confirmed that the HARMs were provided to the Ukrainian by the US. Ukrainian military news platforms said either Romanian or...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If this were true, the war would've been over long ago. A half dozen NATO armoured brigades with a full complement of air assets and the Russians wouldn't know what hit them. Of course, this assumes that the Russians didn't "push the button". This is true, in the real universe not the alt...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

There is a reported reluctance to supply for example M1’s, due to what happened to the ones sold to Iraq, they fell into the wrong hands and efforts had to be taken to from the air, destroy them. To me this is a red herring. I'd you look at where all the M-1s are going, to Poland to back fill for t...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Official Russian sources are increasingly claiming they are in Ukraine to defend against NATO, some extending that to claiming that NATO are directly involved militarily, not just with material and intelligence assistance. If this were true, the war would've been over long ago. A half dozen NATO ar...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ukraine is getting, they want many more HIMARS/MLRS, as well as very substantial numbers of modern tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as better known examples such as ATACAMs for their HIMARS. None of the above are likely, not M1’s/Leopards and Bradley’s or the numbers of HIMARS though t...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If it is Russian propaganda using say sections recovered from 1999 by their Serb buddies for example. Why would Russia do that? By announcing Ukraine has HARM missiles it’s entirely likely that Russian air defence troops might decide to walk away, turn on the radar only intermittently or loose slee...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

From The Drive - War Zone. They got a link to a 2018 concept of containerized HARM launcher. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24111/northrop-grumman-shows-off-shipping-container-launched-anti-radiation-missile-concept If shipping and deployment in one standard container, then really impossible...

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by GDB
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

O.K. Here is a good write up on the Ukrainian HARM. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/does-ukraine-now-have-agm-88-high-speed-anti-radiation-missiles At the end they noted that radiation missiles were part of the July aid package. So yes, good possibility that the image is legit. The very end o...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

To answer your second question, no. You don't just strap a HARM on to a Mig-29. It's never been integrated so a long process, with a dubious platform. Meanwhile, Perun has gone ballistic; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F7mt4rNVY0 OK, now also the news and other media have recognized it: https://m...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Seems some AGM88 HARM rests have been found on the Russian site of the frontline.... Images have popped up in Telegram or so, but no further information regarding where e.g seems to be given: So unconfirmed. We do not know if these are new or old from another conflict like Jugoslavia e.g. Has someo...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The Euro-centric view that they're "better" and more "worldly" than Americans because they do more international travel gets old really quick. I think that Europeans do know more about the world outside their borders than Americans do. It may be due to the proximity of other cou...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It's just a question of how useful they are if the entrances are bombed. We are assuming the Chinese are as proficient at hitting small targets and have sufficient smart weapons. If you’ve not guessed already, F-35B. If Taiwan saw the Perun video, they would lean heavily in to wing man drones (when...

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by GDB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Taiwan’s Air Force would face heavy attacks on their airfields, while their might be some dispersal plans, there is an option to modernize their Air Force. The numbers would not be huge, a few dozen, it would piss off China, even more than Taiwan getting any modern equipment. Range not such an issue...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I hope there won't be many defectors. A defector means, that a whole family or several families in North Korea will disappear in a KZ and will never been seen again. So for one who defects, there will be 4, 5 perhaps even 10, who will be doomed, till they will finally after years die. Tens of thous...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Alex Jones is not sorry at all about what he did with Sandy Hook or a host of other misleading lies and fabrications. He is sorry that he is going to have to pay for it. I hope that the other parents open their own suits against Jones, and other victims of his misleading and false statements raise ...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It sure is a damning indictment if the mighty Russian army needs to turn to Syria and North Korea for troops. Amazing how they keep on trying to justify things like this when it was supposed to be over in days. Doubt it will happen. If it does - well, that's a lot of North Korean defectors... I hop...

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by GDB
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The timelines I keep hearing are by the end of September at the earliest, that's the ideal. Yes, the time line that the Ukrainian want us and the Russian to hear. :hypnotized: :stirthepot: bt Yet I have been hearing it from military analysts, including retired and some serving from NATO services. I...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The main objective is Kherson still however, capture that you can for once, apply real pressure to Putin. Yes but what time line? A good case could be made to lure as much Russian forces into Kerson region as you can while making it difficult for them to get resupply. Then strike for the Karkyv bor...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 35
Views: 7510

Re: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another NRO away; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij94xGiXB5Q SpaceX and Rocketlab provide the most accessibly watchable launches, with the added almost surreal touch of commentary and countdown in New Zealand accents. (Reminds me of a pub off Soho in London, late 1990's it was Kiwi Central). The P...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

From the KOS website Ukrainian War report: Even President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a big speech about “ordering” his armed forces to take Kherson back, as if the Ukrainian army was confused about their job. If the intent was to panic the Russians into reinforcing the region, it’s been a smashing su...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497885

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

More on recruit training, this time not in the safety of the UK, quite the opposite; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/05/mozart-group-western-ex-military-training-ukrainian-recruits From late May, it seems the question of if they have been used and their effectiveness has been answered? ht...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

While she's absolutely being made a political pawn, I also have a hard time finding any sympathy for her. You don't go to a place like Russia and not keep your wits about you, and this wasn't her first visit to Russia. Wouldn't be the first time the Democrats have swapped a high value prisoner or i...

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by GDB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: L3 & Air Tractor win SOCOM contract
Replies: 29
Views: 2589

Re: L3 & Air Tractor win SOCOM contract

Wouldn't drones be a better investment? Imagine a quiet drone that could carry a couple of 82 mm mortar rounds. As the video above mentioned, it’s what you would expect I agree, however SOCOM clearly see some roles with crewed overwatch as vital. You might argue aside from situational awareness, wi...

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by GDB
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: L3 & Air Tractor win SOCOM contract
Replies: 29
Views: 2589

Re: L3 & Air Tractor win SOCOM contract

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OloKDSNe10U
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Always a good site, mainly historic but with plenty of news too;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OloKDSNe10U

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