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11019 No. 11019 ID: 2ae388
Ukraine conflict thread.
Anyone have interesting data and images of the conflict and the weapons used in Ukraine?

- A Pro-Russian militia man poses aiming his [SVD Dragunov] sniper rifle in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
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Masked pro-Russian activists leave the regional prosecutor's office was riot police, right, watch them, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 12, 2014.
>> No. 11021 ID: 2ae388
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>>11019
Two can play that game, Ivan!

Russian SVD Dragunov 7.62x54R sniper (or DMR) rifle used by a Ukrainian Navy Marine.
>> No. 11022 ID: 70d38f
Main operation of capturing the Crimea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2_mjfZ7lek
These are not some secret archives, they are in the open access. However there's nothing more you can find other than these several fragments.

Night operation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wvghcjyeVg

Capturing Ukrainian base.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwWJpf8w3hA

Breaching the gates.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LE93sTKxks
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Do you wish to proceed?
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>> No. 11057 ID: afafb0
This probably belongs here:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/04/17/comparative-weapon-analysis-crimea-troops-eastern-ukraine-militias/
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PTRS 41 and SKS. farther and son, together on the battlefield once again.
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>>11065
Yeah, both were made by Simonov.
PTRS-41 (ПротивоТанковое Ружьё Симонова, or "Simonov anti-tank rifle") is the semi-automatic cousin of the WW2 Soviet PTRD anti-tank rifle.
Designed in 1938 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov, the PTRS-41 is a semi-automatic 14.5x114mm anti-tank rifle that was used along the Eastern Front in World War II and then used again in the Korean War and Chinese Civil War by various factions. Along with his partner Vasily Degtyaryov, Simonov helped the Soviet Union develop new weapons between World Wars. During this time, Degtyaryov would go on to create the PTRD-41 while Simonov would create and design its cousin rifle, the PTRS-41. As one of Simonov's creations, the PTRS-41 would sometimes be known as simply the “Simonov” on the battlefield. Although more advanced, the PTRS was harder to use and less reliable than the cheaper PTRD while yielding similar performance, so the PTRD was used more. At least one of these rifles has been seen in use with pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine in May/June 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTRS-41

- Another PTRS, and judging from the dent in the wrist of the stock, it’s not the same rifle as the above photo. http://www.forgottenweapons.com/guns-in-ukraine/
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Carrying two Simonovs.
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Gun-toting pro-Russia beauty spotted in eastern Ukraine
July 15, 2014 http://nypost.com/2014/07/15/gun-toting-pro-russia-beauty-spotted-in-eastern-ukraine/
She’s a mom on a mission.
This assault-rifle-toting blonde patrolled the grounds outside an eastern Ukraine kindergarten Tuesday.
Looking more like the star of a playground action flick than a pro-Russia militant, this “secessionista” had no use for flak jackets or balaclavas as she flip-flopped her way across a hopscotch game strewn with smashed glass.
Instead, she stuck to the basic accessories: a rugged fanny pack, jeans worthy of the trendiest East Village brunch spot and an assault rifle clutched to her chest with perfectly manicured French tips.
The anonymous soldier was spotted in the economic hub of Donetsk, where more traditional fellow fighters are sticking to camouflage and where conflict could erupt any minute.
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Stickers on many pro-Russian guns read “Republic of Donetsk,” signaling that they seek to break away from Ukraine as a whole.
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The pro-Russian separatists in the Ukrainian conflict sure do seem to like the little AKS-74U.
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Ukrainian army troops receive munitions on the outskirts of Izyum.
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A carrier flying Ukraine's flag in the region of Lugansk.
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This protester's helmet is painted with an image of St. Michael, next to the Ukrainian crest.
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Photo shows the debris of an IL-76 Ukrainian military transporter which was taken down by pro-Russian rebels early on June 14, on the outskirts of Lugansk June 14, 2014. Ukraine's new Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko vowed Saturday to deliver an 'adequate response' to pro-Russian rebels who downed a military transport plane, killing 49 troops.
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Ukrainian government soldiers drive their tank with a Ukrainian national flag in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.

IS-3 tank?
There were a number of post-war models, such as the IS-4 to IS-7 and the T-10 (also known as Objekt 730) that was the final development of the KV and IS tank series. It was accepted into service in 1952 as the IS-10, but due to the political climate in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, it was renamed T-10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS_tank_family#IS-3
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>>11079
>drive their tank
It's not their tank - they stole it, and they don't drive it - they can't do that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKD2484fRcQ
Graham Phillips, the intrepid observer, is making progress with his reports - seriously, this man deserves the medal, not just simple award.
>> No. 11085 ID: 1e7cc7
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>>11080
Drive it like you stole it, then?
But that would mean driving crazy. Enough of that in Russia and Eastern Europe as it is.

- Those unmarked "little green men" who suddenly took Ukrainian cities in the conflict were Russian troops.
http://anthropoliteia.net/2014/03/31/little-green-men-russia-ukraine-and-post-soviet-sovereignty/
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“2014 – Russian year of culture.” Such images appeared in Russian blogs pretty soon after the green men appeared on Crimean streets. It says, “politeness takes cities” which is a humorous take on the old Russian saying “bravery takes cities”, here used as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Russian state (flag, double-headed eagle) hiding behind a “polite green man.” http://anthropoliteia.net/2014/03/31/little-green-men-russia-ukraine-and-post-soviet-sovereignty/
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>>11077
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An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk, June 14, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board.
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Something older:
A Ukrainian Marine armed with an AKS-74U carbine in a line during civil disturbance operations, Situational Training Exercise 4, Exercise COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96. An AK-74 assault rifle can be seen on the left side of the image. Cooperative Osprey '96 is a United States Atlantic Command sponsored exercise, that will be conducted by Marine Forces Atlantic, in August 1996 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Cooperative Osprey, under the Partnership for Peace program, will provide interoperability training in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations along NATO/IFOR standards, with an emphasis on individual and collective skills. The three NATO countries providing troops are the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. The 16 "Partnership for Peace" nations contributing troops are Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. In addition, the following countries are providing observers to the exercise: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, and Denmark.
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>> No. 11093 ID: 1e7cc7
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Even the old Mosin-Nagant 1891 is getting further use in the Ukraine.
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Russia has acquired control of considerable amounts of Ukrainian military equipment in Crimea. Here Russian soldiers are loading Ukrainian tanks onto a train in northern Crimea. http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-03-28/russian-threat-grows-ukraine-holds-pledge-drive-raise-funds-army
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>>11085
>Drive it like you stole it, then?
More like "tug it along with you until you lose interest".
They have more important things to worry about by now.

>>11088
It took several hours to take over entire peninsula of Crime with bare minimum of enforcement and negotiation. Compare that to 4 month of bloody war that Ukrainian army wages for several month against their own citizens and you get the difference.

Al Capone said, "You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone." But I can elaborate that "you can't go much farther than that with a gun alone."
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