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(MSN)   A Ukrainian infantry unit has collected so much abandoned Russian military equipment that they are now a mechanized unit   (msn.com) divider line
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3060 clicks; posted to Politics » on 05 Oct 2022 at 2:31 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-05 12:56:48 PM  
Crucially, Russia has also left behind large quantities of Soviet-standard artillery shells that had nearly run out in Ukraine.

AAAAAHHAHAHHAHAHAA!! This will go down as one of the greatest international FAILs of all time. 😂
 
2022-10-05 1:05:33 PM  
To put that into perspective, that would pretty much fill up most of the motor pool at Fort Hood, which is GIGANTIC:

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Everything in the middle of that picture from top to bottom.
 
2022-10-05 1:11:23 PM  
these recent gains have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine

And Putin has threatened to nuc anybody who helps Ukraine. Oops.
 
2022-10-05 1:19:46 PM  
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2022-10-05 1:23:09 PM  
This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?
 
2022-10-05 2:31:42 PM  
I think that it's nice that they're leaving fuel and ammunition for the Ukraine's troops too. That's real sporting of them.
 
2022-10-05 2:34:21 PM  
Nice
 
2022-10-05 2:35:00 PM  

educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?


Red Dawn?   Wolverines!!!!
 
2022-10-05 2:35:09 PM  
That's gonna make winter a lot nicer for the Ukrainians.
It'll suck for the Russians.
 
2022-10-05 2:36:32 PM  

fatassbastard: Crucially, Russia has also left behind large quantities of Soviet-standard artillery shells that had nearly run out in Ukraine.

AAAAAHHAHAHHAHAHAA!! This will go down as one of the greatest international FAILs of all time. 😂


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I'm sure you meant to say greatest after 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'.
 
2022-10-05 2:37:14 PM  

Not again 5: educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?

Red Dawn?   Wolverines!!!!


I think educated was thinking goofier like The Goonies.

Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.
 
2022-10-05 2:38:40 PM  
A mecha unit!? Cool!

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Oh, mechanized ...
 
2022-10-05 2:39:51 PM  

fatassbastard: Crucially, Russia has also left behind large quantities of Soviet-standard artillery shells that had nearly run out in Ukraine.

AAAAAHHAHAHHAHAHAA!! This will go down as one of the greatest international FAILs of all time. 😂


I didn't think much would top the Afghan/Iraq boondoggle of post-world war 2 military cock ups, but Russia seems to have taken that as a challenge.
 
2022-10-05 2:39:51 PM  

educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?


Movie poster:
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2022-10-05 2:40:54 PM  
Real Ukranian tank girl.

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2022-10-05 2:41:10 PM  
have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine, well ahead of the U.S. or other allies in sheer numbers


This gave me a hearty chuckle.
 
2022-10-05 2:41:40 PM  
When you supply more weapons and ammo to the enemy than you do your own troops..That's a problem..
 
2022-10-05 2:44:45 PM  
I've been in mechanized infantry and light infantry... while being mech is easier on the feet and back, light is where I'd rather be if there's an actual fight. IFVs and APCs are nothing but rolling coffins, especially the Russian gear.
 
2022-10-05 2:46:38 PM  

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"THEY STEAL OUR TANKS" I read in Froggy the Gremlin's voice.

/NOT obscure
 
2022-10-05 2:47:37 PM  
Combined with weapons taken during Russia's retreat from Kyiv and other parts of northern Ukraine in April, these recent gains have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine, well ahead of the U.S. or other allies in sheer numbers, according to open-source intelligence analysts.

That's the funniest part of the entire thing... The invaders are the ones supplying the most equipment used to repel them.
 
2022-10-05 2:50:09 PM  

Mikey1969: Combined with weapons taken during Russia's retreat from Kyiv and other parts of northern Ukraine in April, these recent gains have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine, well ahead of the U.S. or other allies in sheer numbers, according to open-source intelligence analysts.

That's the funniest part of the entire thing... The invaders are the ones supplying the most equipment used to repel them.


Maybe Russia should strongly consider cutting Ukraine off from their mains supplies by f$cking leaving Ukraine.
 
2022-10-05 2:50:31 PM  

wax_on: have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine, well ahead of the U.S. or other allies in sheer numbers


This gave me a hearty chuckle.


I guess Russia will have to attack itself to stop the inflow of weapons to Ukraine now.
 
2022-10-05 2:50:46 PM  

educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?


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2022-10-05 2:51:36 PM  
Remember folks: Republicans think Russia and Vlad are totes great because they hatez teh ghey and so on. The Russian army is SOOPER STRONG unlike the American military which is becoming effeminate watching videos on harassment and letting women in the military.

Show them this and tell them they can move to Russia to help their heroes, and to go f**k themselves.
 
2022-10-05 2:52:16 PM  

batlock666: A mecha unit!? Cool!

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Oh, mechanized ...


What the crap are those things?  Mechs by Fisher Price for toddlers?!

This is a mech, son.

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2022-10-05 2:52:51 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: When you supply more weapons and ammo to the enemy than you do your own troops..That's a problem..


Maybe his plan is to give Ukraine so many weapons that the west will look at them as a threat. Checkmate
 
2022-10-05 2:55:16 PM  

mrshowrules: Mikey1969: Combined with weapons taken during Russia's retreat from Kyiv and other parts of northern Ukraine in April, these recent gains have turned Moscow into by far the largest supplier of heavy weapons for Ukraine, well ahead of the U.S. or other allies in sheer numbers, according to open-source intelligence analysts.

That's the funniest part of the entire thing... The invaders are the ones supplying the most equipment used to repel them.

Maybe Russia should strongly consider cutting Ukraine off from their mains supplies by f$cking leaving Ukraine.


Exactly!! That would be perfect. : "Fine, that's it!! We're out of here. Have fun finding your OWN military equipment!!".
 
2022-10-05 3:04:36 PM  
Ten T-80s is impressive, although probably more importantly medium to long term is all the ammo that went with the captured vehicles.  Nobody in the west really makes Soviet-style ammo, so when Ukraine is out they mostly aren't getting resupplied, and a lot of their Soviet-style kit would then become no longer useful.
 
2022-10-05 3:06:55 PM  
They cut up the crappy stuff and sell it as souvenirs.  It would be a great fundraiser.
 
2022-10-05 3:07:00 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: When you supply more weapons and ammo to the enemy than you do your own troops..That's a problem..


Comrade Putin,

The good news is that our logistics systems are highly effective at supplying weapons, fuel, and ammunition to frontline troops.

The bad news is that we're supplying them to the Ukrainian troops.
 
2022-10-05 3:07:08 PM  
Ukrainian troops considerate. Will gladly return unused artillery shells left behind by Russians to them, can't guarantee exact place though.
 
2022-10-05 3:08:31 PM  
Good. Russians don't deserve equipment.
 
2022-10-05 3:09:29 PM  

bighairyguy: They cut up the crappy stuff and sell it as souvenirs.  It would be a great fundraiser.


I'd buy a chunk. I really wish I'd gotten a piece of the Berlin Wall... There was a bar in Vegas that had like a 10 foot section, they installed it in the men's room and hung the urinals on it, with plexiglass backs. it was glorious to get to piss on that thing.
 
2022-10-05 3:12:09 PM  
I was watching a vid explaining that requisitions from central Ukrainian military depot are about as inefficient and covered in red tape as can be. So units have taken to contacting each other to see who has vehicles or spare parts, or supplies they need.

They do lateral trades on the front line w/o going through a slow central authority. Most of these trades now involve swaps of captured Russian vehicles and supplies.

It is basically that DS9 episode where Nog does a series of trades with other ships and star bases to get a spare part for the defiant because going through official star fleet requisition would take too long... except Ukrainians are dealing with less scarcity than Nog (who lived in a post scarcity society) thanks to all the Russian stuff they are capturing.
 
2022-10-05 3:15:15 PM  
Putin is an absolute military dunce. Great mobster, unparalleled kleptocrat, but an absolute failure as a CIC.
 
2022-10-05 3:16:32 PM  
Once you get your salvage corvettes going and start converting those frigates en masse, the Taiidan fleet is as good as done, just a matter of time

/I know, it's not a game and there's a long way to go
//Слава Украине
 
2022-10-05 3:18:22 PM  
this like the episode of Bobs Burgers when the made the mechanical shark situation worse with every attempt to subdue it

may try electrocution, Best Russia?
 
2022-10-05 3:22:07 PM  
"We've got so many trophies that we don't even know what to do with them," he said. "We started off as an infantry battalion, and now we are sort of becoming a mechanized battalion."

A good soldier can adapt to changes in situation and equipment.
 
2022-10-05 3:25:39 PM  

falkone32: educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?

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That post made my day.
 
2022-10-05 3:25:41 PM  

kbronsito: I was watching a vid explaining that requisitions from central Ukrainian military depot are about as inefficient and covered in red tape as can be. So units have taken to contacting each other to see who has vehicles or spare parts, or supplies they need.

They do lateral trades on the front line w/o going through a slow central authority. Most of these trades now involve swaps of captured Russian vehicles and supplies.

It is basically that DS9 episode where Nog does a series of trades with other ships and star bases to get a spare part for the defiant because going through official star fleet requisition would take too long... except Ukrainians are dealing with less scarcity than Nog (who lived in a post scarcity society) thanks to all the Russian stuff they are capturing.


RIP #6
 
2022-10-05 3:27:25 PM  

Not again 5: educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?

Red Dawn?   Wolverines!!!!


Why is Mean Joe Greene teaching French!?!
 
2022-10-05 3:30:00 PM  
Light infantry to mech? Enjoy Maintenance Mondays. Also, the XO says you have to redo all your maintenance paperwork before you go home tonight. And there's a BII layout first thing in the morning. And that idiot driver two companies over put hydraulic fluid in his fuel tank (yes, again) so there's a POL familiarization class upcoming. And could someone explain to the commander, again (yes, again) that roadwheels and sprockets are different? No, don't mention idler wheels, let's not confuse him more than normal. Wait, what do you mean an entire platoon tried to ford their tracks through the river, but didn't have drain plugs in? Seriously? Can I just join the airborne? Yes, I know the 'chutes are Russian surplus; I don't care.
 
2022-10-05 3:30:50 PM  

Glitchwerks: batlock666: A mecha unit!? Cool!

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Oh, mechanized ...

What the crap are those things?  Mechs by Fisher Price for toddlers?!

This is a mech, son.

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It's cute. But...
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2022-10-05 3:34:15 PM  
Boom Boom
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/why yes I did just rewatch Skyfall
 
2022-10-05 3:39:28 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: Putin is an absolute military dunce. Great mobster, unparalleled kleptocrat, but an absolute failure as a CIC.


He was an intelligence guy. None of those motherf*ckers know a thing about the military.

Thankfully, for Ukraine... but... no one else would have tried this because they would have known how absolutely stupid it would have been to try it.
 
2022-10-05 3:42:03 PM  

falkone32: educated: This is starting to feel like a 1980s movie about the underdog kids outwitting the evil adults.

/starting to?

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Jesus fark, Michigan fans are EVERYWHERE
 
2022-10-05 3:42:28 PM  

Glitchwerks: batlock666: A mecha unit!? Cool!

[Fark user image 850x478]

Oh, mechanized ...

What the crap are those things?  Mechs by Fisher Price for toddlers?!

This is a mech, son.

[Fark user image 850x425]


Steiner-In-The-Park
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2022-10-05 3:46:06 PM  

CthulhuCalling: I've been in mechanized infantry and light infantry... while being mech is easier on the feet and back, light is where I'd rather be if there's an actual fight. IFVs and APCs are nothing but rolling coffins, especially the Russian gear.


Right now while Ukrainian forces are encircling Russian-held cities and shelling their limited paths of retreat, not having to march the whole way to get in position is probably a nice perk.
 
2022-10-05 3:47:18 PM  

kbronsito: I was watching a vid explaining that requisitions from central Ukrainian military depot are about as inefficient and covered in red tape as can be. So units have taken to contacting each other to see who has vehicles or spare parts, or supplies they need.

They do lateral trades on the front line w/o going through a slow central authority. Most of these trades now involve swaps of captured Russian vehicles and supplies.

It is basically that DS9 episode where Nog does a series of trades with other ships and star bases to get a spare part for the defiant because going through official star fleet requisition would take too long... except Ukrainians are dealing with less scarcity than Nog (who lived in a post scarcity society) thanks to all the Russian stuff they are capturing.


Or Radar throughout MASH. The people who do it were generally referred to as "scroungers" (I don't know if the term survives today).

And it has been a part of basically every large scale military operation since there were large scale military operations. I guarantee you that when Caesar was marching through Gaul, his legions were trading the supplies and items they collected on the way. And US and other Western forces were still doing that in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And yes, I would imagine Ukrainian military command has some real issues and a messy as hell supply chain. They have massively expanded over the past decade and been thrust into a major war with weapons of all makes and models pouring in from various countries and needing to be distributed. And earlier this year there was probably some pretty awful record keeping when the initial offensive was an existential threat and "six months later" was a possibility, not a guarantee so it became less important that surviving the day.
 
2022-10-05 3:48:20 PM  
The best part is.... that Russian equipment is effective against Russian anti-armor weapons - the Ukrainians are fairly well protected from Russian forces - while the Russians are facing western weapons, which are quite effective against their armor.

It also helps that Russian military doctrine for their armored corps is completely wrong for 21st century warfare, while the Ukrainians, trained in NATO doctrine, understand infantry support, which is a force multiplier for their armor.
 
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