The calculation of the Russian S-300V air defense system spoke about their combat vehicle and the targets that they managed to shoot down in Ukraine. The video shows an early version of the S-300V air defense system, the 9A82 launcher, which was put into service as part of the S-300V complex in 1988. The number of these installations released is more than 1200.
The United States will transfer one Patriot MIM-104B air defense system to Ukraine. There are currently two modifications of the Patriot in service with the American Armed Forces: the PAC-2 and the updated PAC-3, most likely the PAC-2 version will be transferred. Training for the calculation of the Patriot air defense system takes 6 months, but it will be accelerated in Germany in a few weeks. The air defense system was put into service in 1982, in terms of the range of destruction, and the version of the PAC-2 missiles has 160 kilometers, the air defense system can be attributed to the medium-range complex. It is assumed that the air defense system will protect against UAVs and cruise missiles, most likely it will be installed deep in the rear. The experience of using the air defense system showed that the complex had problems with the defeat of the UAV, which manifested itself in Saudi Arabia, but this is a topic for a separate discussion, it is worth noting that the air defense system is designed primarily to destroy aircraft and missiles. The air defense system has a minimum target interception altitude of 60 meters, the minimum flight altitude of Caliber missiles is 20 meters, and the flight altitude of Geran-2 drones is also 60 meters. The maximum radar target identification range is 35-50 km at a target flight altitude of 50-100 meters, high-altitude targets are detected at a distance of up to 180 kilometers. The strength of the air defense system is the control system that ensures the use of the Patriot air defense system together with airborne early warning and guidance aircraft of the AWACS type. In such a situation, the Patriot can be in complete radar silence until the very last moment - until it receives target designation from AWACS. The anti-aircraft battery of the Patriot air defense system consists of 4 or 8 launchers, depending on the modification, with 4 missiles on each. On tests of the Patriot PAC-3 air defense system in 1997. The probability of hitting an aircraft with one missile was 80-90%, tactical missiles - from 60 to 80%, the PAC-2 version has a probability of 30-40%. The maximum target interception range is up to 160 km, with a maximum altitude of up to 24 km. The minimum interception range is 3 km, the minimum interception height is 60 meters. The cost of one battery of the Patriot air defense system is from 500 million to a billion dollars, the cost of missiles is from 2 to 4 million dollars per 1 piece. SAM is in service with many countries.
Ukrainian servicemen published a video of an attempt to leave the caponier of an armored personnel carrier M113. The video shows an American M113A1 armored personnel carrier of the Ukrainian army. This modification of the armored vehicle has been produced since 1964 and is equipped with a 6V-53 Detroit Diesel diesel engine with an HP 215 power.
The Ukrainian army received Canadian LAV II CSV Super Bison armored personnel carriers, previously 39 units were received from Canada. The LAV II CSV Super Bison armored vehicles are based on the LAV 6.0 wheeled armored personnel carrier and are the newest in the Canadian Army, their production began in 2020. The vehicle is used as a command post and for the transport of infantry and cargo. The troop compartment of the armored vehicle can accommodate up to 7 military personnel. LAV II Super Bison has modern digital systems, powerful optics and a thermal imager. The armored car is equipped with a 450-horsepower diesel engine, working with an automatic 7-speed gearbox. The declared maximum speed is 100 km/h. Crew of 3 people. The approximate price of LAV II CSV Super Bison is about $5 million.
French leader Emmanuel Macron promised to provide Ukraine with AMX-10 RC wheeled tanks. The French love to create unusual vehicles, this can be seen even in the example of French vehicles in any computer game. The French reconnaissance armored car AMX-10 RC was no exception. Often classified also as a wheeled tank, the AMX-10 RC reconnaissance vehicle began production in 1974 and is now being retired and replaced by other armored vehicles. The AMX-10 RC's aluminum armor protects it from small arms fire and shell fragments. In 2010, the car was upgraded to the AMX-10RCR level. To control the shooting, the vehicle is equipped with modern types of devices - a laser rangefinder and an electronic ballistic computer. The reconnaissance vehicle was designed to be floating. The machine was used in Operation Desert Storm, showing high performance and maneuverability there. The weak side of the car is booking. The armament of the AMX-10 RC is a 105 mm cannon, a 7.62 mm machine gun works in a pair with a cannon. In 1994, the production of machines was discontinued. The engine power of the car is 280 hp, the cruising range is up to 1000 kilometers, the speed is up to 85 km/h. The crew of the car is 4 people.
An episode of the use by Russian military personnel in Ukraine of a gun against drones. Anti-drone weapons are reinforced with additional antennas with increased beam gain. After intercepting the drone of the Ukrainian army, the calculation immediately leaves so as not to fall under the blow of Ukrainian artillery.
152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S3 "Acacia" of the Ukrainian army, came under attack from the Russian kamikaze drone "Lancet". The drone attack took place near Konstantinovka in the Ugledar direction. SAU 2S3 "Acacia" was damaged and was abandoned by the crew.
The calculation of the Russian 152-mm self-propelled guns "Msta-S" spoke about the tactics of using an artillery mount in Ukraine. The firing range of the Msta-S self-propelled guns with a conventional projectile is 25 km.
Details about the American M2 Bradley armored vehicle supplied to the Ukrainian army. The United States has decided to approve the delivery of 50 M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. Most likely, a modification of the M2A2 produced in 1988 will come, of which there are quite a lot in storage. The armored vehicle is quite heavy, its weight is 33 tons, and it has a hinged additional armor, which can be reinforced with dynamic protection units. The frontal part and sides of the hull are reinforced with steel sheets - screens 30-32 mm thick. Expert ratings for this car vary, from good to bad. The only rival to the Bradley armored vehicle, according to experts, is the Russian BMP-3. The main gun "Bradley" stabilized in two planes 25 mm. gun M242 with two-ribbon power. The Bradley armored vehicle is equipped with two TOW-2 anti-tank systems and an M240C machine gun with a caliber of 7.62 mm. According to the US, it was Bradley anti-tank missiles that destroyed more tanks in Iraq than Abrams. The layout of the M2 Bradley is classic for an infantry fighting vehicle: the engine is in the bow, followed by the fighting compartment with a turret, and the troop compartment is in the stern. The crew of the car is 3 people and 6 landing people. The maximum speed is 61 km / h, the cruising range is 400 kilometers. Price M2 Bradley 1.5 to 3 million dollars.
Ukraine received collapsible 105mm howitzers OTO Melara M56. The Ukrainian army began to use 105mm howitzers OTO Melara Mod 56 made in Italy. The 105mm OTO Melara M56 gun appeared in the 1950s to meet the requirements for a modern light howitzer that could be used by the Italian Army. The features of the howitzer are small dimensions and weight, suitability for parachute landing and transportation on pack animals. The howitzer is disassembled into 12 parts, the heaviest part of the howitzer weighs 122 kilograms. Howitzer disassembly takes 3 minutes, assembly - 4 minutes. The howitzer is popular all over the world and has been in service with 30 countries; since 2003, howitzers have been sent for storage. The firing range of the howitzer reaches 10 km. Rate of fire - up to 10 shots per minute. The calculation of the gun is seven people, weight 1,290 kg.
Breakdowns of military equipment are not uncommon, even on a normal march, up to 10% of military equipment can break down and this is a problem for all the armies of the world. Published footage of the repair of Russian military equipment in Ukraine. In order to maintain the high combat readiness of the subunits, first of all, the weapons that are necessary for the performance of a combat mission or can be repaired in the shortest possible time are repaired.