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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Interesting Stuff on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

First off, there are allegations that the Russians have been dumping their dead into heaps in order to conceal the extent of their losses.

Russian authorities in Ukraine’s occupied city of Donetsk are tossing the bodies of their dead soldiers in a secret dump “by the thousands” and charging their loved ones money to find them.

That’s according to a new audio recording released by Ukraine’s Security Service on Tuesday, which is purportedly an intercepted telephone conversation between two Russians discussing how one of their missing friends was finally found

This is a Twitter thread about Ukrainians attacking Russian tanks deep inside their occupied territory.

One interesting thing is that the Ukrainians have been converting hand-thrown antitank grenades into RKG-1600 antitank bombs that are dropped from commercial drones.


Keaaukane said...

I'm disappointed that you didn't include the video of a drone dropping a grenade through a sunroof. Best precision bombing I've ever seen.

Comrade Misfit said...

I didn't see one. Link, if you will?

Ten Bears said...

Remember when IEDs were a bad thing!?

Sunroof on a tank strikes me like screened windows on a submarine ...

Comrade Misfit said...

NATO troops know about defusing IEDs. Knowing how to defuse them is a small step away from knowing how to build them. I would expect that knowledge to have been passed along to the Ukrainians.

Having said that, the RKG-1600 apparently is their idea.

Keaaukane said...

CM, I have trouble linking anything to your site. And yes, I watched the how-to video you posted, it didn't help me. I'm old.

If you go on Youtube and search "grenade through sunroof" you'll find it.The story is a drone drops a grenade on a group of soldiers, they get a civilian car for evac. The drone drops another grenade, and the car backs up at exactly the wrong moment, and the grenade goes through sunroof and explodes inside the car. Hilarity ensues.

Comrade Misfit said...

You can post the naked link without trying to make it clickable.

Keaaukane said...

OK, here's a link.


CenterPuke88 said...

Not sure saying “post the naked link” is ever a good choice of words on the net…having said that, I found this:

https://dronedj.com/2022/05/04/video-tweet-credits-phantom-3-in-ukraine-grenade-drop-through-russian-sunroof/ (quick version)

And this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHAn04y8DII (LP version)

Comrade Misfit said...

That's some impressive kludging.

rdale said...

The Germans used to say "The T-34 tips its hat to the 88." In other words, when hit with an 88, the ammo in the tank's turret would explode, blowing it into the air. Looks like modern Russian tanks are still tipping their hats to Ukrainian anti-tank rounds.