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  • Kristy
    DIAMOND STATUS
    • Aug 2004
    • 16356

    These fucking RuZZians:

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    • Nickdfresh
      SUPER MODERATOR

      • Oct 2004
      • 49257

      Apparently the Russian ground forces are now deploying completely unmodified and non-upgraded T-54/55 tanks to the Ukraine, meaning this things still have their old IR sites from the late 1950's and can be easily detected by any newer Western or Post-Soviet tank the Ukrainians have. This should be interesting, the "grave for four men"...

      Either way, these are truly vintage fighting vehicles, with the T-54 having first entered low-rate production in the Soviet Union in 1946, before being superseded by the improved T-55 that entered production in 1958. While the T-54/55 series provided the backbone of the Soviet and Warsaw Pact tank forces for the early part of the Cold War, the superior T-62 became available as early as 1962, followed by successively more modern designs, primarily the T-64, T-72, and T-80. Those last three types have been widely used in the war in Ukraine, on both sides but, more surprisingly, the T-62 has also made an appearance in Russian hands.
      Last edited by Nickdfresh; 04-16-2023, 06:29 AM.

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      • Nickdfresh
        SUPER MODERATOR

        • Oct 2004
        • 49257

        Close quarters combat and trench fighting footage, both sides in the same frame with a Russian Orc getting shot down:

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        • Kristy
          DIAMOND STATUS
          • Aug 2004
          • 16356

          Seem the RuZZians are surrendering in droves now more than ever under Ukraine's "I Want to Live" project - most surrendered while still in RuZZia

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          • Kristy
            DIAMOND STATUS
            • Aug 2004
            • 16356

            Nowadays, the RuZZian pilots attack their own cities.


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            • Nickdfresh
              SUPER MODERATOR

              • Oct 2004
              • 49257

              Jesus, the horror...

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              • Kristy
                DIAMOND STATUS
                • Aug 2004
                • 16356

                Speaks for itself

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                • Nickdfresh
                  SUPER MODERATOR

                  • Oct 2004
                  • 49257

                  Already posted that...

                  There is a longer version that exists showing the Ukrainian forces counter attacking and clearing a trench system with bodies from both sides (but mostly Russian) laying around being stepped over...
                  Last edited by Nickdfresh; 04-23-2023, 10:39 PM.

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                  • Nickdfresh
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                    • Oct 2004
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                    • Kristy
                      DIAMOND STATUS
                      • Aug 2004
                      • 16356

                      Bitchin'

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                      • Nickdfresh
                        SUPER MODERATOR

                        • Oct 2004
                        • 49257

                        The fish rots at the head

                        Russian army commander arrested for ‘selling tank engines’
                        James Kilner
                        Thu, April 27, 2023 at 3:54 PM EDT·2 min read


                        A Russian army officer has been arrested for allegedly stealing the engines out of T-90 battle tanks.

                        The Kommersant newspaper reported that Colonel Alexander Denisov is accused of stealing seven V-92S2 engines worth 20.5 million roubles (around £200,000) between November 2021 and April 2022.

                        Col Denisov, who is in charge of technical support for tanks in the Southern Military District, was arrested last month near Rostov in southern Russia and was charged with “stealing parts intended to be installed on tanks”.

                        Corruption plagues Russia, especially in its military, and has been blamed for hindering the Russian army since it launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

                        Russian soldiers have been sent into battle with rusty weapons and broken radios. Tanks have regularly run out of fuel and broken down.

                        Western analysts have estimated that Russia has lost nearly 2,000 tanks in the 14 months of the war and the Foreign Office has said that the Russian army has had to use previously mothballed T-62 tanks, produced before 1975, as battlefield replacements.

                        Since they entered service in the early 1990s, T-90 tanks have become the backbone of Russia’s armoured divisions. They were designed in the Soviet Union to be simple, light and fast and are now mainly powered by the 12-cylinder V-92S2 engine which is produced at the Chelyabinsk tractor factory, close to the Ural Mountains.

                        Each engine weighs roughly one tonne and can generate 1,000 horsepower. When it was introduced in 2000, the V-92S2 engine was considered the best and most powerful tank engine in the Russian army.

                        Prosecutors at the Rostov military garrison court in southern Russia said that Col Denisov had sold the engines on the black market. In 2019, two other Russian army officers were convicted of a similar theft.

                        Col Denisov has pleaded not guilty.

                        Telegraph via Yahoo LINK

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                        • Nickdfresh
                          SUPER MODERATOR

                          • Oct 2004
                          • 49257

                          CNN reports Russian sources claiming intense Ukrainian artillery fire around the city of Zaporizhzhia as they attempt to evacuate the occupied...

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                          • Kristy
                            DIAMOND STATUS
                            • Aug 2004
                            • 16356

                            What...what in the fuck is this?



                            A cargo train loaded with tanks chugs along under the crisp, spring sun. “Wow,” a woman says, pointing her camera phone at the convoy. “This is the second train, there was one like it just before.”



                            Russians using tanks designed in 1948.


                            The tanks are T-55s, a model first commissioned by the Soviet Union’s Red Army in 1948, shortly after the end of World War II.
                            They’re so old, you can find them in museums. But in following decades, when deployed against Western-built tanks – in some Arab-Israeli conflicts, and then in the Gulf War – they were no match.
                            “In the first Gulf War, in 1991 for example, the American and British tanks were knocking out Iraqi T-55s from 23 kilometers.


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                            • Nickdfresh
                              SUPER MODERATOR

                              • Oct 2004
                              • 49257

                              I posted the above at the end of March here. It's the T-54/55 series, a pretty good old tank noted for reliability and ease of use/maintenance is still in use in Third World battlegrounds like the Sudan. The Ukrainians are also fielding Romanian donated T-55's but the difference is that those are modernized with a NATO L7/M68 105mm gun that was standard before the M-1 Abrams got the 120mm Rheinmetall gun along with most other tanks like the German Leopard II series. More importantly the Ukraine's T-55's have had modern optics and fire control systems installed along with extra turret armor.

                              It seems the Russian are just deploying these T-54/55's largely as-is, with tech dated to the late 1950's or mid-60's at best. The plus side is that it's easier to stuff them with conscript crews as they are pretty crude and easy to learn on. And they might be useful as a rear echelon indirect fire platform and counter-guerilla occupation tank supporting infantry and police.

                              But the downside is that their 1958 dated IR night rangefinders and sights can be easily targeted by any newer tank like the T-64 on. And their armor is nearly useless against any modern antitank missile system..
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                              • Seshmeister
                                ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                                • Oct 2003
                                • 35261

                                I honestly think one of Russia's biggest problems is history. US or UK have our problems and some of them are based on myths but Russia is way worse for fake history.

                                Putin is trying to invoke the WW2 stuff just now about Ukraine and how the West should remember that Russia saved us all from the Nazis.

                                The problem with this is that he probably doesn't even know what happened in WW2 never mind the average Russian. The resources the US and UK provided to them is just staggering, 400,000 jeeps & trucks
                                14,000 airplanes, 8,000 tractors, 13,000 tanks Over 50% of their vehicles, Every 'victory' they had against the Germans was basically them losing 5 or 10 times as many as the Germans but just not allowing anyone to give a fuck.

                                No one is teaching in Russian schools or universities about the massive help Russia had from the West in WW2.

                                For example even at their great fucking victory at Kursk they outnumbered the Germans 2 to 1 but sill lost more than 3 times as many tanks and 5 times as many men. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kursk
                                Last edited by Seshmeister; 05-09-2023, 09:22 PM.

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