Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

Zachowon

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In a war that's been defined by indirect long-range fires spotted by ubiquitous aerial drone surveiliance, the man with a 100 foot elevation advantage is KING!



MI-8, you say? ZOOM AND ENHANCE!



Wow, isn't that funny. The tail rotor is clearly on the left side. Hmm. Almost like it isn't an MI-8 "Hip," but the much newer, more powerful and modernized version, the MI-17, as even Wikipedia can tell you. Here's recent imagery of a Ukrainian MI-8 conducting rocket attacks, flying over the cameraman close enough to make the ID roundels very obvious. Notice which side the rotor is on. Hint - not the left side. And last I heard the US welched on their promise to send MI-17s originally slated for the Afghanistan air force to Ukraine. Oh, wait, they changed their tune a week later. Of course they still have to deliver them and since there was a big THING about directly flying Polish Fulcrums directly from NATO airspace into Ukraine ~oh my~ a while back that means cramming those MI-17s into C-5A's and flying them into Poland then stacking them on trailers then driving them into country. How many C-5A's have the plane geeks seen heading into Ukraine? None that I've seen, and I follow those plane tracking twitter accounts. Well, on the flip side, five MI-17s were already in Ukraine for servicing work, but as our friendly local vatniks have reminded us, all of Ukraine's aircraft factories have been blown up by Big Bad Russia, so how exactly did they make operational an aircraft their country does not manufacture, that they do not have spare parts for, with all their servicing facilities blown up? Plus, as recently as May 4th ~US Officials~ were telling the media that the total number of MI-17's "sent" to Ukraine are... "five." In other words, the actual fucking operable ones stateside are still stateside.



Let's compare them viewsheds, eh?





Wow, look at that! Assuming a 6 foot high man (or a vatnik manlet in platform pumps) both the observed LZ and "mUh hElIpAd" are shielded from direct LOS to ThE StrUcTurEs! Not that it makes much difference on a barren fucking rock that measures 0.17km square anyways, but y'know.



So you're telling me that a Ukrainian bird that can hold ~28 men~ showed up on the island, hit the ground and all of three dudes pop out? Presumably an assault force coming to retake the island? And they don't hit the ground with as many infantryman as they can bring, no, they send three dudes to unload what, exactly? You want to see what an actual helo assault under fire looks like? Click here. Note that you see more than three dudes unassing the helicopter and they sure as hell don't start unloading it.

But I don't want to imply that you might be guilty of, say, spouting half-assed armchair analysis, as I am not a Subject Matter Expert. We have military veterans among us on this very board! Gentlemen! Can you please weigh in - is it standard doctrine, when conducting heliborne assault with a medium-heavy lift helicopter with a personnel capacity of 28-32 men, to disembark exactly three men who start unloading cargo first thing? 🤔

Unless it is a cargo copter everyone would be running out as fast as possible amd not turning around setting up security all around the back
 

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Aftermath on the Russian Strike on an Odessa Shopping Center Last Night.



Ukrainian Counter Artillery Fire Reportedly Strikes Several Russian Artillery Positions in Southern Ukraine.



Italy Donates 45 Fire Trucks to Ukraine.



Somehow a new Russian MTLB has ended up abandoned on top of an Abandoned Russian MTLB that was lost at a collapsed bridge weeks ago...



 

Husky_Khan

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Map of Several Villages Recaptured by Ukrainian forces near Kharkov.



Aftermath of an allegedly failed Russian Attack in South Central Ukraine.



Messages Written on likely donated 155mm shells to deliver to Russians.



Spanish Volunteers Serving in Ukraine.



Uh oh. The fact Romani are fighting on behalf of Ukraine might break the European Coalition of backers!

 

Husky_Khan

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US Officials reportedly state Heavier fighting has erupted between Mykolaiv and Kherson with both sides attempting to advance. Perhaps everything up to this point has been a well planned Russian feint...



If things keep going like this much of Kharkov could reportedly be out of range of much more liberating Russian artillery fire since the War Began.



Washing Machine found in overrun Russian position reportedly.



Belarus is moving forces to the border with Ukraine... Again I'm assuming?



Ukrainian military is s operating electric bikes. Dutchness Intensifies!!!

 

Husky_Khan

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Ukrainian Territorials Operating A 57mm Gun mounted on a Technical and a Maxim Machine Gun near Kharkov.



Reportedly over a Million Ukrainians have been removed from Ukraine and Deported to Russia including Thousands of Children Without Parents.



List of Equipment Sent to Ukraine from America.



Russians Reportedly Using Anti Ship Missiles in Land Attack Roles Again.



Moment of Levity Reportedly from the Defenders in Azovstal.

 

Husky_Khan

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First Russian Soldier to Go On Trial for allegedly Killing a 62 Year Old Man near Sumy four days into the Invasion.



Some of the nonlethal supplies Ukraine has received in the past ten days alone.



New Polish Assault Rifles showing up In Theater.



So Powerful. A Colonel General Rewarding His Son With a Medal for Taking Part in the Allegedly Substandard Performance of His Armored Regiment. May prove that there is no Russian exception. Participation trophies via Cronyism Occurring in Russia is Alive and Well.



As Igor Girkin would say: "No Comment."

 

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