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« Reply #345 on: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 00:02:08 »

aah, but, 99% of  Russian Tanks look like Bob Todd
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« Reply #346 on: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 07:09:34 »

aah, but, 99% of  Russian Tanks look like Bob Todd
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« Reply #347 on: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 09:44:13 »

Clearly. There's whoever told you T55's were WWII era MBTs. It's a tank introduced in the late 50s and iterations were in service until the 80's.  Not even the T54 which it evolved from was in production during WWII.

The T54/55 was on the Infantry Anti Tank Platoon Armoured Fighting Vehicle Recognition sylabus as late as 1988 (when I last instructed on the subject).

The reasoning behind this was that the Soviet Union as it was had a military reserve policy that could result in crumblies being mobilised in the event of conflict and they would be put straight into the vehicles they used when they were young conscripts.

This made sense at the time. Reduced training and familiarisation time. They had/ have masses of 'obsolete' technology mothballed and ready to roll out to war.
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« Reply #348 on: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:08:06 »

The T54/55 was on the Infantry Anti Tank Platoon Armoured Fighting Vehicle Recognition sylabus as late as 1988 (when I last instructed on the subject).

The reasoning behind this was that the Soviet Union as it was had a military reserve policy that could result in crumblies being mobilised in the event of conflict and they would be put straight into the vehicles they used when they were young conscripts.

This made sense at the time. Reduced training and familiarisation time. They had/ have masses of 'obsolete' technology mothballed and ready to roll out to war.

Whereas I think the bean counters have more or less cleared out Ashchurch...
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« Reply #349 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:32:39 »

Do you think they are acting for an excuse to take out Zelenskyy?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65471904
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« Reply #350 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:35:22 »

How would drones get right up to the Kremlin before being intercepted?
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« Reply #351 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:45:55 »

Do you think they are acting for an excuse to take out Zelenskyy?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65471904
It’s for Russian consumption. Galvanise the population if they think support for the war is waning.

Can’t believe a word that comes out of Russia.
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« Reply #352 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:53:41 »

The T54/55 was on the Infantry Anti Tank Platoon Armoured Fighting Vehicle Recognition sylabus as late as 1988 (when I last instructed on the subject).

I think you'll find it is still on the AFV recondition syllabus as some Arab nations use them. In Kosovo in 99 the Macedonian army were given T34's as payment for allowing NATO to stage up before crossing the border.
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« Reply #353 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 13:02:01 »

The T54/55 was on the Infantry Anti Tank Platoon Armoured Fighting Vehicle Recognition sylabus as late as 1988 (when I last instructed on the subject).

I think you'll find it is still on the AFV recondition syllabus as some Arab nations use them. In Kosovo in 99 the Macedonian army were given T34's as payment for allowing NATO to stage up before crossing the border.

Oddly I think a load of them might have been built in Ukraine as they were manufacturing under licence for export until recently.
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« Reply #354 on: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 13:04:09 »

Oddly I think a load of them might have been built in Ukraine as they were manufacturing under licence for export until recently.

I think you're right as they were then part of the Soviet Union
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« Reply #355 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 17:01:00 »

Biggest Russian gain in months

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/22/anti-kremlin-militia-freedom-of-russia-legion-overrun-russian-border-village-kozinka
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« Reply #356 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 17:51:29 »

On Saturday Russia’s deputy science minister, Pyotr Kucherenko, 46, fell ill on a flight from Cuba & died after an emergency landing.

In I am sure entirely unconnected news, after Putin invaded Ukraine last year, Kucherenko described it privately to a journalist as ‘this fascist invasion’.
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« Reply #357 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 18:54:42 »

Russia are absolutely screwed for decades. I think that all things considered, Ukraine are winning this war, both from a ‘hearts and minds’ point of view but also militarily. I’m very confident that their upcoming spring offensive will get them some big gains. Russia are running out of friends. China are lukewarm at best and are just out for what they can get. Same with India
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« Reply #358 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 19:16:01 »

What's the end game here?
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« Reply #359 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 19:17:47 »

aah, but, 99% of  Russian Tanks look like Bob Todd
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...and 2 out of 10 cats prefer Lesley Judd!
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