Jump to content


Photo

In Syria


  • Please log in to reply
10358 replies to this topic

#10341 bojan

bojan

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 9,772 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belgrade, Serbia
  • Interests:Obscure tanks and guns.
    Obscure facts about well known tanks and guns.
    Obscure historical facts.

Posted 18 November 2017 - 2240 PM

Krasnopol



#10342 Colin

Colin

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,905 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Interests:tanks, old and new AFV's, Landrovers, diving, hovercrafts

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0056 AM

Funny moment: Mattis said that US presence in Syria is approved by... UN resolution. That same resolution that noone saw or heard abour. Maybe we have covered branch of UNSC now?

Top people operate from Briefing Notes about 3 pages long. Either someone goofed and put that into the BN or they are using an interpretation of a existing resolution provided by the JAG rep. If it was in error, someones career went down the toilet.



#10343 Stuart Galbraith

Stuart Galbraith

    Welcome to the new world disorder

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 40,819 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Looking at Elephants from the wrong end

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0352 AM

 

Thanks. Anyone other than RT perhaps, like Reuters? Because ive tried in vain to search for this on the search engines, and all ive found is RT and Sputnik news, and others quoting them. A little greater breadth in source material would be appreciated.

Well, you can always outstep your discust to those pesky russian fake news and look at external links, which those pesky russians are using freely. Right there, in text. Right to DoD own site.

 

 

As I say, got a link? Ive just looked at the DODs website and I can find nothing on this.



#10344 GARGEAN

GARGEAN

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,138 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0436 AM


 


Thanks. Anyone other than RT perhaps, like Reuters? Because ive tried in vain to search for this on the search engines, and all ive found is RT and Sputnik news, and others quoting them. A little greater breadth in source material would be appreciated.

Well, you can always outstep your discust to those pesky russian fake news and look at external links, which those pesky russians are using freely. Right there, in text. Right to DoD own site.
 
 
As I say, got a link? Ive just looked at the DODs website and I can find nothing on this.
So you REALLY not able to go to RT page and use link from the text? Mkay, I will do that for you.
https://www.defense....cretary-mattis/

#10345 Simon Tan

Simon Tan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,315 posts
  • Interests:tanks. More tanks. Guns. BIG GUNs!

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0756 AM

I am thinking smaller than 152mm. Was thinking guided RP.

#10346 Stuart Galbraith

Stuart Galbraith

    Welcome to the new world disorder

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 40,819 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Looking at Elephants from the wrong end

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0804 AM

 

 

 

Thanks. Anyone other than RT perhaps, like Reuters? Because ive tried in vain to search for this on the search engines, and all ive found is RT and Sputnik news, and others quoting them. A little greater breadth in source material would be appreciated.

Well, you can always outstep your discust to those pesky russian fake news and look at external links, which those pesky russians are using freely. Right there, in text. Right to DoD own site.
 
 
As I say, got a link? Ive just looked at the DODs website and I can find nothing on this.
So you REALLY not able to go to RT page and use link from the text? Mkay, I will do that for you.
https://www.defense....cretary-mattis/

 

 

Thank you, it was only the link I was asking for.

 

Sheesh. No wonder Hillary found you guys so difficult to deal with. :)



#10347 KV7

KV7

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 875 posts

Posted 19 November 2017 - 0943 AM

I am thinking smaller than 152mm. Was thinking guided RP.

@ 1.07 you can see it incoming. Looks like around 500-600 MS^-1.

Looks like two size blasts. Some look bigger with a red flash, others are more mild effects. But maybe I am imagining it.


Edited by KV7, 19 November 2017 - 0945 AM.


#10348 ink

ink

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Interests:Military stuff, political stuff, history stuff, beer.

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1105 AM

I was also sure the blasts are of varying intensity - which is why I said "all sorts of munitions".

The novelty will be if they are being guided in by the UAV.

#10349 GARGEAN

GARGEAN

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,138 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1154 AM


 

 

 

Thanks. Anyone other than RT perhaps, like Reuters? Because ive tried in vain to search for this on the search engines, and all ive found is RT and Sputnik news, and others quoting them. A little greater breadth in source material would be appreciated.

Well, you can always outstep your discust to those pesky russian fake news and look at external links, which those pesky russians are using freely. Right there, in text. Right to DoD own site.
 
 
As I say, got a link? Ive just looked at the DODs website and I can find nothing on this.
So you REALLY not able to go to RT page and use link from the text? Mkay, I will do that for you.
https://www.defense....cretary-mattis/
 
 
Thank you, it was only the link I was asking for.
 
Sheesh. No wonder Hillary found you guys so difficult to deal with. :)
Welp, if some ideological refusal of looking at RT or at least using exact same link I gave you, which was right before your eyes and I told you about that with direct text, is difficulties to deal with US - then okay. Nothing to add.

#10350 Nikolas93TS

Nikolas93TS

    Thread necromancer and obscure questions

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 817 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Trieste

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1609 PM

 

Al Bukamal* fell today. I would dare to say fighters in this particular video are crack Lebanese Hezbollah, due to use of more professional outfits (helmets, uniforms etc) and discipline in general, in stark contrast with ineffective Iranian-funded militias which are usually no more than cannon fodder.

 

*effectively the last city held by ISIS in either Syria or Iraq. It was reported as liberated last week already, but it turned out only outskirts were taken.


Edited by Nikolas93TS, 19 November 2017 - 1614 PM.


#10351 Daan

Daan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,681 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where both sea and skies are grey.

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1708 PM

It is hard to tell the difference between the different IRGC directed units flying the Hezbollah flag:

2bcgSaT.jpg

 

What is the artillery piece at 1:27? Is the fighter at 4:46 carrying a shotgun with silencer?


Edited by Daan, 19 November 2017 - 1713 PM.


#10352 Daan

Daan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,681 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where both sea and skies are grey.

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1725 PM

ISIS vehicle combat, action camera mounted on the head of a DShK gunner. The crew are really enjoying themselves.



#10353 bojan

bojan

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 9,772 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belgrade, Serbia
  • Interests:Obscure tanks and guns.
    Obscure facts about well known tanks and guns.
    Obscure historical facts.

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1735 PM

 

What is the artillery piece at 1:27? Is the fighter at 4:46 carrying a shotgun with silencer?

1. 130mm M-46 on truck.

2. Possibly, or more likely some sort of police launcher (for flash-bang/tear gas)



#10354 Nikolas93TS

Nikolas93TS

    Thread necromancer and obscure questions

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 817 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Trieste

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1815 PM

It is hard to tell the difference between the different IRGC directed units flying the Hezbollah flag

 

What is the artillery piece at 1:27? Is the fighter at 4:46 carrying a shotgun with silencer?

 

Usually, you can spot a difference between properly trained Lebanese Hezbollah troops and rest of rag-tag militias. Al-Qusayr in 2012 and 2013, the battle of Qalamoun in 2013, Aleppo offensive in 2015 were one of few decisive victories before major Russian involvement and they all had one element in common: the presence of properly trained, but also well dressed and equipt soldiers from Lebanese Hezbollah. Years of hard combat against Israelis taught them some lessons in a hard way, and they adapted in very modern and dangerous opponent, in stark contrast with dozens of Iranian militias in Syria which are often used only as manpower to plug holes in frontlines.

 

The problem is that those crack troops don't have a permanent hold in Syria as they need to preserve strength in Lebanon, so usually they deployment seem to last a couple of weeks at best. I have a feeling they were deployed ad-hoc to break ISIS resistance in Al Bukamal and spare Iranians the embarrassment of not being able to take this strategic point.

 

The gun seems to be M-46 130mm 8x8 self-propelled howitzer.



#10355 Roman Alymov

Roman Alymov

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13,271 posts
  • Location:Moscow, Russia
  • Interests:Tank recovery

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1900 PM



#10356 Roman Alymov

Roman Alymov

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13,271 posts
  • Location:Moscow, Russia
  • Interests:Tank recovery

Posted 19 November 2017 - 1901 PM

Mid East style

post-1686-0-66120200-1511106107.jpg



#10357 Simon Tan

Simon Tan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,315 posts
  • Interests:tanks. More tanks. Guns. BIG GUNs!

Posted 19 November 2017 - 2359 PM

It's the squeaky voice that gets me.



#10358 GARGEAN

GARGEAN

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,138 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted Yesterday, 01:36 AM

Lil humor moment. Or not.
https://2ch.hk/wm/sr...11247359053.jpg

#10359 KV7

KV7

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 875 posts

Posted Today, 07:12 AM

Supposedly T-90 captured by IS.

https://twitter.com/...912445219319809






2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users