Ukraine War. 2022-

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by CL1, Feb 26, 2022.

  1. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Jack Watling, RUSI, has become one of the Uk's experts on the war and on twitter - in a long thread - has tackled:
    He concludes:
    The tweets are all easy to read on: Thread by @Jack_Watling on Thread Reader App
     
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  2. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Two Twitter threads to peruse:

    1. By a previously unknown author a long thread, their expertise is possibly moot. Opens with:
    Link: Thread by @ChrisO_wiki on Thread Reader App

    2. Another thread by the "Digger" Ret'd general Mick Ryan (cited before a few times). Opens with:
    Link: Thread by @WarintheFuture on Thread Reader App
     
  4. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Maybe of interest, it seems more Ukrainian senior officers are being interviewed and then onto Twitter. The intro:
    No need to use twitter, it is on: Thread by @VolodyaTretyak on Thread Reader App
     
  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    All beginnings are difficult
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  6. Andsco

    Andsco Well-Known Member

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  7. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Something is happening
    The UKrAF has confirmed AGM-88 HARM to, well, harm russian AD. Actual count is 14 destroyed units so far
    This could turn into a very serious problem if the russian AD umbrella gets holes the size of the Ngorongoro Crater...

    which brings me to my second point:

    In temporarily occupied Crimea, an airbase has been badly damaged by what official Russian sources describe as "exploding munitions/refuelling incident".
    However, there is evidence that this "exploding ammunition" came from further away....

    The official announcement from Ukraine on this is REALLY good:
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  8. brithm

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  11. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    What a flog.
     
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  12. sol

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    sol Very Senior Member

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  14. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Indeed. Compared to this, Chernobaivka looks like a child's birthday party.
    One has to wonder what remained intact at all at Saki Air Base.
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Impressive accident to create multiple craters so far apart.

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  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The coastline of Crimea has a real "Dunkirk 1940" look to it.

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  17. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    The BBC News report has "before and after" satellite imagery: Ukraine war: Crimea airbase badly damaged, satellite images show Note: these only show a small part of the AFB.

    There is a detailed assessment on: Widespread Destruction Seen After Blasts At Russian Base In Crimea and Novofedorivka – Saki Air base attack satellite imagery – The aftermath

    An American commentary: Explosions at Crimean Airbase Expand the Scope of the Conflict in Ukraine

    Watch now to see if the Russian Air Force suffer a similar accident at Gvardeyskoye airbase 4kms from the Simferopol airport; a Russian Navy Air Force, which in the Cold War had a wing with dozens of TU-22 Backfire long range strike aircraft. It had a few years ago, when it was treated as Ukrainian terrritory, with special basing access to Russia, a superb museum tracking the wing's history from the Civil War.
     
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