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Russian helicopter cut in two with British missle defense.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/ukrai ... 04-02-2022
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Queen K wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 9:57 am Russian helicopter cut in two with British missle defense.
I've read up on that Star-Streak system. Nasty bit of kit. Keep the laser pointed on the target, target gets hit. Period.
https://www.bing.com/search?pc=CBHS&pta ... tar+streak

Stingers and others use infra red or radar seekers but those hot flairs you see spraying out can deflect the stingers to some extent.

You rock Ukraine, keep up the great work in wacking those invaders. :130: :up:
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seewood wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 10:07 am You rock Ukraine, keep up the great work in wacking those invaders. :130: :up:
I concur

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Erm....

Not a tactician alas there might be a reason they're pulling out of certain areas!
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MCB wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 12:56 pm Not a tactician alas there might be a reason they're pulling out of certain areas!
They are loosing a war of attrition. Time to bail, move to the eastern flank and hopefully will continue to loose.

I remember reading quite some time ago an attacking force could be as much as 3 times the defensive force unless you have force multipliers. Those force multipliers might be air assets, cruise missiles and armor. Might have to write an addendum in the war games books... Bet China is making notes as Taiwan has some pretty modern kit and the backing of US.
Looks like the Ukrainians are doing a damb fine job, regardless of any military doctrine. It is a war crime that the Russians are laying waste to cities and towns that have absolutely no military value. AND NO, Ukraine are not positioning artillery or heavy equipment in said towns, hospitals, apartment blocks etc.
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Amazing what fear and paranoia can do.
Like NATO would have ever invaded Russia.
Crazy.
Try to "develop" Russia now with all the sanctions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to justify his attack by arguing that Ukraine, a former Soviet state with Nato and EU ambitions, was a constant threat and Russia could not feel "safe, develop and exist".

In Bucha, where a photographer for Reuters news agency also recorded dead bodies, holes gaped from apartment blocks hit by shelling and crushed cars littered the streets.
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All I see with nato is bunch of chicken :swear: cowards, not willing to confront a bully.
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Just looked it up in the news ... Ruble is currently a hot item on the market. It’s going up almost like Bitcoin. The best investment you can make nowadays. So much for sanctions ...
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BC Landlord wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 4:13 pm Just looked it up in the news ... Ruble is currently a hot item on the market. It’s going up almost like Bitcoin. The best investment you can make nowadays. So much for sanctions ...
Knock yourself out... you and TT would make good roommates over in Moscow.
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And now for a bit of a plot twist.

Japan has upped their efforts to gain back the Kuril Islands that
Russia has laid claim to since 1945.

Near 80 year old dispute being acted upon more aggressively.
Perfect timing, Russia at it's weakest is a time to kick.

No I'm not providing a link, yer smart enough to find it in 10 seconds or less anyways.

eta; fine, a link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebrw17bobts
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BC Landlord wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 4:13 pm Just looked it up in the news ... Ruble is currently a hot item on the market. It’s going up almost like Bitcoin. The best investment you can make nowadays. So much for sanctions ...
Got links to post from where you "just looked it up'? :135:
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Brutal visuals coming out of Bucha, Gostomel and Irpin, now that it's being reoccupied by Ukraine defense forces. Perhaps, in general terms, the worst large scale atrocities I've seen so far from Putin's invasion.

Mass graves found, bodies littering the streets and the word genocide is being used quite frequently today.
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Drip_Torch wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 5:17 pm Brutal visuals coming out of Bucha, Gostomel and Irpin, now that it's being reoccupied by Ukraine defense forces. Perhaps, in general terms, the worst large scale atrocities I've seen so far from Putin's invasion.

Mass graves found, bodies littering the streets and the word genocide is being used quite frequently today.
Couple that with Russia enacting the draft of civilians just to push them in to
being cannon fodder.
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Well, better than nothing I suppose. : https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/01/us/p ... raine.html

Snip: WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will work with allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to bolster Ukrainian defenses in the country’s eastern Donbas region, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Drip_Torch wrote: Apr 2nd, 2022, 5:17 pm Brutal visuals coming out of Bucha, Gostomel and Irpin, now that it's being reoccupied by Ukraine defense forces. Perhaps, in general terms, the worst large scale atrocities I've seen so far from Putin's invasion.
Russia, make a note to yourselves; this is not WW2 and these Ukrainians are not the Nazi's that invaded YOUR country all those years ago..
The war crime charges are mounting
News today saying the bodies are booby trapped and mines litter the landscape. Time to use captured Russian troops to de-mine and de-booby trap the bodies.
I believed the Americans did something similar near the end of WW2 with German POWS.
To those that believe Russia will not suffer economically from their war crimes in Ukraine, I wouldn't make that bet...
I just hope they do sooner than later and the Russians start making a fuss, but with pootins disinformation campaign, might take a while.
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