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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2022 9:57 a.m. PST

Still confined to the roads. Stick with the video, it gets more fiery.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2022 9:59 a.m. PST

Another tank blows up:


Legion 410 May 2022 4:22 p.m. PST

Seems they still don't fight combined arms, etc. As we know … you can't learn that overnight or in 70 days or so.

OSCS7410 May 2022 4:52 p.m. PST

Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2022 5:17 p.m. PST

Still blaming the mud for keeping them road-bound.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2022 6:31 p.m. PST

Well, to be fair, General Mud can be quite powerful, and really does affect off-road maneuvering considerably.

I've seen some photos of Russian tanks sunken down into it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2022 10:35 p.m. PST

Fox News is reporting the tank was taken out with a Swedish grenade launcher… link

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa11 May 2022 4:53 a.m. PST

The video quality is pretty poor but the terrain doesn't look obviously boggy, certainly not on the immediate verges. They seem to exhibit a rather misplaced (IMO) degree of discipline with regards to sticking to that road. Despite clearly being under sustained and accurate attack.

Difficult to tell from the really poor video but also seems that some supporting infantry equally don't 'stray from the path'.

Gunny B11 May 2022 5:42 a.m. PST

Nailing a T90 with a Charlie G? Did not see that one coming.

Legion 411 May 2022 9:08 a.m. PST

General Mud can be quite powerful,
Very true and that region is known for mud, mud, etc. With many farm/rural roads. The fields for growing maybe quite bad in some weather conditions. But what is the current weather situation currently ? Still the muds of Spring ?

In many cases it is easier for marginally trained armies, etc. to follow roads. As opposed to maneuvering cross country, using terrain to their advantage, etc., etc. But again what is the weather situation ?

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 9:36 a.m. PST

Still, you see your comrades getting nailed, you have to get off that road, at least give it a try. Those guys just kept rolling right into it, even as tank after tank got hit. I always thought being in a tank was crazy. You are everybody's target and don't do stealth well. I would prefer creeping around on my own, looking for ambush terrain. Which in this war seems like the way to go.

Legion 411 May 2022 2:19 p.m. PST

Again, they are poorly trained, motivated & lead conscripts … And that is made clearer by every combat action they are involved in.

wardog15 May 2022 2:19 p.m. PST

thought maybe a mobility kill. but it seems to have totally destroyed that t-90

Legion 415 May 2022 4:53 p.m. PST

Most Russian AFVs I see that have been hit suffer catastrophic destruction.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2022 5:43 p.m. PST

Re that Carl Gustav I've also seen a commentator clain it was an Nlaw shot. Good news either way.

Bandolier16 May 2022 4:48 a.m. PST

A small observation – I've noticed the absence of improvised anti-ATGM cages on Russian MBTs over the last month or so. It's a probable reflection of their usefulness.

Druzhina16 May 2022 5:00 a.m. PST

Slat and mesh is only effective against RPGs. RPGs use a double skin to conduct the charge to set off the explosive. The slats deform the outer skin as it passes through. When the outer skin touches the inner skin a short circuit is made, so when the nose hits the armour it does not set off the explosive.

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Legion 416 May 2022 8:13 a.m. PST

Good link … We were taught as the RPG Heat Warhead probe generally has to hit something solid directly to detonate. The US M113s, etc. in Southeast Asia used chain link fence when at long halts/NDPs, etc.

The RPGs/B-40s would get caught in the chain links. Or at times detonate on the fence, that was hung on metal "U" shaped pickets, etc. about 15ft in front of APC. Don't be there.

The RPG is not moving fast enough to break thru the chain links. As we know HEAT rds. don't use high speeds to punch thru/penetrate.

We planned on doing the same in the '80s with our M113s.

Didn't know about short-circuiting …

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2022 8:17 a.m. PST

Where is Cuprum when you need him to deny this propaganda!?

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