Full story of the EW tank capture

https://twitter.com/astraiaintel/status/1776938783197282659
Yes, this is a twitter thread. Even so, since this tank caused such an interest I thought people might be interested in finding out what happened to it.
>It "assaulted the positons"
>The tanks EW took down 4 incoming drones
>They found an angle vulnerable to drones, it was not 360 degrees, this worked
>Hit caused substantial damage, separately a wire blown half off got tangled in the tracks, and the tank then collided with the BMP
>Crew abandooned but locked the hatch to the driver (or was obscured by the turret idk)
After identifying it as a potential high value asset, Azov set to retrieve it.
>Approach at night 400m from Russian positons
>60kg Battery fricked
>Track has wire that needs removing
>Tank is on top of a Ukrianian mine that needs defusing
>Have to shuttle back and forth with parts during the night while under Russian surveillance
>Chinese golf carts try to continue the attack to stop them retrieving it
>Killed by drones
>Problems solved, enemies dead
>Tank driver hatch opened
>Drive back
>Tank falls into Russian bomb crater
>Driver headbutts the front and gets knocked out
"This tank turned out to be a 2022 T-72B3M, equipped a 1PN96MT-02 thermal sight. For their heroism and bravery, all the guys who participated in this operation are expected to receive decorations and awards by the Ukrainian state."

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick do you detect that it is on a Ukrainian mine that needs to be defused in the dark? I guess they know exactly where they placed their mines.
    This is a crazy war. The aggressors are at about an 89% incompetence level. If Russia didn't have nukes they would have been fought over like a dead zebra on the veldt.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >How the frick do you detect that it is on a Ukrainian mine
      They knew where they've placed their own mines?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the Lisan Al Gaib

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Experience tells you it's worth a check, I dare say. Besides, you scurry around digging wire free from a track you might shine your torch around and notice things.

      Shit would be fricked for a night op though, that's for sure.

      >Imagine trying to un-kill an enemy tank under enemy obs at night, succeed, only for tank to
      >Fall in a hole.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >battlefield salvage teams
      I truly never thought this fricking apocalyptic sci fi shit would come to pass

      >How the frick do you detect that it is on a Ukrainian mine
      They knew where they've placed their own mines?

      they knew the tank was disabled near their mines

      Did the Russians not have the presence of mind to thermite this thing? They shut the hatches so it wasn't abandoned in a complete panic. At least have the presence of mind to strike it while you see Ukie SoF climbing all over your new EW.

      >Did the Russians not have the presence of mind to thermite this thing?
      apparently not
      >At least have the presence of mind to strike it

      The original Azov was basically destroyed almost completely after Mariupol, but the organization continued and they built back up into a sot of spec-ops force.

      Now, about the EW system, it seems the Russians are working on a new system for providing high-power jamming, perhaps using direction antenna arrays to nuke a drone’s comms link — and according to this account this system works, ie, it required the drones to be flown around to strike at an unprotected sector. So this thing was likely beta-testing a prototype. Huge battery, genset, large antenna housing etc, is obviously not something meant to go on a tank, BUT it might be made into a dedicated support vehicle, similar to their existing EW systems but more focused on tactical effects. Or maybe they ARE planning on integrating it into a tank chassis but wanted to get a proof-of-concept from an actual battlefield test first?

      I do wonder about something though. Obviously such a prototype is valuable — couldn’t they bast it with arty? At the very least when it was clear that Ukie spec ops were trying to recover it? Was it one of those cases where Russia simply can’t do on-the-spot actions that require any level of communication higher up the food chain?

      >couldn’t they bast it with arty?
      both sides have tried to deny the enemy assets, you should read about the artillery duel they had all over the Russian attempt to salvage the first disabled Bradley

      the problem is that when you use your arty you unmask its position, and now you have to scoot before HIMARS comes a-visiting

      that's what modern land warfare really is like now.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Call of Duty: Fields of Ukraine missions are gonna be lit

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did the Russians not have the presence of mind to thermite this thing? They shut the hatches so it wasn't abandoned in a complete panic. At least have the presence of mind to strike it while you see Ukie SoF climbing all over your new EW.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      golf cart attacks with an intention to retrieve kinda indicated that it was deemed too valuable

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Driver headbutts the front and gets knocked out
    is he okay?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's a big guy

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t understand how Russia can be this incompetent bros
    Once again Russia manages to lose against the military unit they claimed to have destroyed half a dozen times already

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The original Azov was basically destroyed almost completely after Mariupol, but the organization continued and they built back up into a sot of spec-ops force.

      Now, about the EW system, it seems the Russians are working on a new system for providing high-power jamming, perhaps using direction antenna arrays to nuke a drone’s comms link — and according to this account this system works, ie, it required the drones to be flown around to strike at an unprotected sector. So this thing was likely beta-testing a prototype. Huge battery, genset, large antenna housing etc, is obviously not something meant to go on a tank, BUT it might be made into a dedicated support vehicle, similar to their existing EW systems but more focused on tactical effects. Or maybe they ARE planning on integrating it into a tank chassis but wanted to get a proof-of-concept from an actual battlefield test first?

      I do wonder about something though. Obviously such a prototype is valuable — couldn’t they bast it with arty? At the very least when it was clear that Ukie spec ops were trying to recover it? Was it one of those cases where Russia simply can’t do on-the-spot actions that require any level of communication higher up the food chain?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >shitty arty on request capability
        >local commander unwilling to admit to losing valuable prototype
        >mass producing involved parts too difficult to bomb
        Take you pick. Honestly, the more I think about it, option 2 sounds increasingly likely.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >can’t do on-the-spot actions that require any level of communication higher up the food chain?
        They lose (abandoned) far more advanced EW equipment than this...
        if this EW is simply brute force there isn't much to hide or exploit -other than anti rad drones-

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm guessing they have some secret sauce they thought would be useful given the lengths they went to try and get it back but it does seem like a bigger version of the REEEEE EW style they had to abandon shortly after the initial invasion because of their suspectability to their own attacks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don’t understand how Russia can be this incompetent bros
      russia is showing incompetence every day during this war for two years now, you still can not understand?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is no one going to point out the adoption of HATO pallet technology?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cool story

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >expected to receive decorations
    driver gets a purple heart for the head bonk.

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