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#4641 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 12:07 PM

What about weather vaning?


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#4642 Roman Alymov

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Posted Yesterday, 12:49 PM

Pro-Ukrainians in current situation of WWI-style trench war are using indirect fire from individual tanks as de-facto terrorist tool, just shooting random shots into urban area. Tank is highly mobile and well-protected platform for that, no OSCE observers could detect it. The only practical use for indirect tank fire in “real” war is attracting counter-battery fire (away from real SPG positions).


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Posted Yesterday, 12:57 PM

There is something amiss about this. There is nothing to be gained by wasting training time and ammunition doing this.
I am inclined to believe this is straight disinformation.
Especially since gun launched missiles are beam riders.
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Posted Yesterday, 01:02 PM

The only practical use for indirect tank fire in “real” war is attracting counter-battery fire (away from real SPG positions).

Nope.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 PM

It may make  sense with Armata. You could net together tank units and use them as ersatz SP Artillery. Which considering the turrets of 2S35 were originally going to be unmanned and on Armata hulls, they might have already have done the hard work at getting the tanks to talk to each other.

 

Ive looked on the Russian MOD website to see if they talk any more about this, but its not on the English side of it. It might be worth looking on the Russian website and seeing if it pops up, they dont seem to translate everything.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:18 PM

Stuart, even with an appropriate FCS or sights, tank guns pretty much suck for indirect fire as they lack the necessary variable charge system. Roman's statement about deliberately attracting CB fire was interesting. I would never have thought of that application.


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Posted Today, 03:12 AM

Well its hardly ideal, but if you have nothing else its one more tool in the box. We dont seem to use the fire control quadrants to do indirect gunnery in combat either. But assuming that there is no artillery on hand, its better than nothing.

 

The hard thing I find to understand is why they were bothering with this, when they are already modifying 2S1 to what seems to be fairly credible 120mm Mortar systems. 6 of those on hand in a tank battalion, and you hardly need to think about indirect gunnery.

http://www.army-guid...roduct4711.html

 

 

https://www.rferl.or...-/29055987.html

The United States has warned governments around the world that they could face sanctions over any "significant transactions" they make with Russia's military, senior U.S. officials have said.

The warnings officials disclosed on February 21 to reporters in Washington follow the U.S. State Department's claim this week that the threat of U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense industry has already cost Moscow some $3 billion in lost military sales.

The senior U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a couple of "big countries" were reconsidering defense purchases from Russia as a result of the global warning sent out by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration following its publication of a list of Russian defense and intelligence agencies and companies targeted by U.S. sanctions.

The officials confirmed that Turkey, which is negotiating the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, is one of the countries that received the warning. Turkey has said it is also looking at alternative systems to purchase from NATO allies.

The Kremlin's spokesman earlier on February 21 suggested Russia was not worried about U.S. sanctions hurting defense sales.

"I can just say that everything is fine, everything is fine," Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow.

He said Russia was "trying to hedge risks related to instances of unfair competition on the part of the United States in the market of military-technical cooperation."

The briefing for Washington journalists by senior administration officials was part of a push to show that Trump has been tough on Russia, countering what they said were news reports portraying him as soft on Russia.

The officials said the administration recently set up a "task force" to address potential Russian meddling in the upcoming congressional elections in November. They said more sanctions could also be expected soon over Russian election meddling and cyberattacks.


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Posted Today, 03:17 AM

Thought this was interesting.

 

http://www.defensewo...er_Bomb_In_2018

Techmash concern, Russia’s largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018.

"The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes) equipped with self-guided damage agents kicked off in 2016. The state-run tests are being carried out in accordance with the customer's program and after their completion in 2018, the bomb is going to be put into service," the director general of the Techmash, Vladimir Lepin was quoted as saying by Sputnik.

The Drel bomb will be used for targeting enemy vehicles, radar stations and command posts.

For the first time, the project was presented at the MAKS-2015 air show and the name Drel was announced at the Army-2016 military forum.

A three-meter bomb has a large wing and control surfaces enabling it to glide a distance of over 30 km (16 n miles) when dropped from high altitude. It is controlled by inertial navigation with correction by a satellite positioning receiver. The bomb is equipped with a defense complex from anti-aircraft missiles and electronic attack. It is almost impossible to detect and shoot down this bomb.

The unguided FAB-500 is set to be replaced with the “ Drel ” homing flying bomb.


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Posted Today, 04:01 AM

 

Thought this was interesting.

 

http://www.defensewo...er_Bomb_In_2018

Techmash concern, Russia’s largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018.

"The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes) equipped with self-guided damage agents kicked off in 2016.  

 

500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes)????

Article (in Rus) about this program https://tvzvezda.ru/...090756-pdwd.htm


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Posted Today, 05:54 AM


 
Thought this was interesting.
 
http://www.defensewo...er_Bomb_In_2018


Techmash concern, Russias largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018.
"The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes) equipped with self-guided damage agents kicked off in 2016.  
 

500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes)????
Article (in Rus) about this program https://tvzvezda.ru/...090756-pdwd.htm
Probably dope in translation. 500kg us caliber. Mass can be slightly different.
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