How did the Terminators do in Ukraine? We haven't heard much about them.

How did the Terminators do in Ukraine? We haven't heard much about them.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Either absent or scrap metal like the usual overhyped 60's technology R*ssian dogshit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Most likely absent or we’d have seen more pictures. I think we only saw one maybe two destroyed last I checked? Ukraine is an OSINTs wet dream to the point that a random schmuck has been documenting every single Russian vehicle destroyed based on twitter pictures. And his accuracy is so good it’s used by journalists and some government officials as a reliable source.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Russians can’t mass produce anything that can’t be made in a tractor factory so I’d say for this conflict it’s vaporware.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't they have a design flaw (i.e the center is wide open)?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I vaguely recall some mention of the unarmored remote turret being a flaw which has since been corrected but some bigger ones are
      >armed with a twin feed autocannon but mounts two autocannons anyways
      >uses a standard t-72 chassis and armor, seems minimally uparmored with even ERA
      >carries 4 missile launchers with no reloads
      the only advantages it has over a BMP-2 even are resistance to heavy machine guns and autocannons and the superior dual purpose missiles of the type normally mounted to helicopters meanwhile it carries zero troops is not amphibious and has the logistical burden of a mbt
      no wonder it was never widely adopted its only merit is the inefficient design looks dangerous

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the terminator is a hyper niche design
        T-72s only get +14 degrees of elevation so cant hit targets on rooftops
        BMPs had a high-angle cannon, but had paper-thin armor, vulnerable to .50cal on the sides
        so the terminator was designed to work within this environment
        it got twice the firepower of the BMP, even more elevation, and in the well-armored T-72 hull

        this is a weapon that only makes sense in a very specific area (urban warfare) to answer a very specific problem (russians couldnt just call in fire missions from artillery or air so they needed an organic answer and their MBTs have the worst elevation of any modern MBT)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I hear Russian tanks ain't so good at depressing their barrels either.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >is not amphibious
        seems like an upgrade to me considering how shit the amphibious features of the BMP line are, and in the opinion of this armchair general, that stupid feature sabotaged the entire BMP line and doomed it with inferior armor

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They brought it up to their rear area in Luhansk, recorded and released a video, then sent them back to Russia immediately.

    Some autist geolocated the video and they were no where near the front lines.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They went in surrounded with great media fanfare, retreated when hit by artillery and we've never seen anything since then.
      I'll welcome any recent videos of them moving, fighting or even videos of their wrecks.
      Otherwise this might actually be the case.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        nah im fairly certain they were on the frontlines after the popasna breakthrough. there was a picture on r/combatfootage showing them sitting next to a couple tanks on a hill

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Russia anounces it will send X into Ukraine
    >vatniks won't shut up about how good X is for two weeks
    >X does nothing or gets rekt in Ukraine
    >vatniks memory hole the whole thing and jump onto the next cope they can find

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking CHECHED

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Numbers of absolute truth.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      cant argue with those numbers

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    when Russia needed them most they vanished

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only time I have seen or heard about them being used in Ukrain is just before the Kharkiv offensive kicked off there was a Russian propaganda video at any repair facility somewhere in Ukrain and guy presenting the propaganda video walks past the Terminator which had some damage.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Ukrainians captured most of them

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out it doesn't really matter how much armour your vehicle has if none of it is protecting the weapons systems or sensors. A single nearby shell burst can knock it out of combat and send It back for repairs. It doesn't help that Russia probably can't actually replace those nice expensive sensors either.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >That shrek puppet in front of the tank.
      >Even vatniks know they are orcs.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >implying having Shrek as a war mascot is not based as fuck

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't those little guns on top be good against drones?

  12. 2 months ago
    |_T_|T_

    The commander had to ride on top due to the shitty optics so they probably had to stop using it.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently taken out by famed Ukrainian tank hunter, the Casemate of Kherson.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is that The John Goddamn Mother Fucking Connor?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but he's dead in the official canon and now John Conner is a mexican goblina

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if they were captured or destroyed the catalog would have been pics of it for days so they probably rolled out for a propaganda shoot and then went back in a warehouse

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good God how do you even see anything out of that thing as a commander? Doesn't appear to have commander optics, driver is virtually blind and gunner probably has a terrible field of view as well

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Supposed to have an array of optics, at least on the spec sheet.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The whole design is supposed to be built around better optics and elevation. Doing stuff a BMP or T-72 can't do. Plugging their weakpoints.

      Basically making sure dudes in rooftops or at long range in treelines get minced by autocannons and thermals before they can fire AT4s or RPGs at your armour the terminator is supporting.

      Tbh for all the memes about Russian vehicles these and the modern BTR's are pretty good. Plenty of footage from Mariupol and pics of battle damage, so they have seen combat.

      Just Russian's and Ukrainians won't exactly upload 4k footage of their doctrine for the enemy to analyze and develop counters.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably weren't found to be particularly useful in open field engagements, which shouldn't be a surprised since they're specifically made for city fights. Unfortunately for them they haven't had enough Grozny moments to justify their worth.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They were engaged as escort for tank by long range artillery.

    They seem to have pulled back just fine but it seems clear that the shrapnel damage from the arty in the video has likely caused damage to the lightly armored superstructure and they lack spares.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you know, despite being supposedly designed for urban combat, wouldnt having an unmanned turret give the commander less visibility on the battlefield?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't give a fuck if it's flawed and built by vatniks, it's the best looking piece of military hardware since the Hind
    Just looking at one of these gives me a chub

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      same, rushit just does not work but damn if they are not sexy as shit and gives me a huge boner that makes me want to have sex with a piece of metal.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They were terminated.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      meh/10 but at least you made an effort.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hope russia collapses and gets GLOBALISED so I can see competent international companies gobble up the rmic and make all of their good-idea-bad-execution shit work

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    poor man's namer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not gonna lie, I really like the way that gnomish pyramid shitbox looks.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They opted to include twin mounted cannons because they couldn't figure out how to dual feed.
    One of the guns shoots only HE, the other only AP.

    Figure it out yourself.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That is clearly wrong since the 30mm on BMP/BMD is dual feed

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why the fuck would they mount a twin cannon then? There is literally no purpose to it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          One for armor piercing, in case you encounter armored targets, and the other is high explosive, or fragmentation, if you encounter infantry.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Any civilised country would opt for a hotswap option. Looks like russian can't,

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That looks like you smushed a panzer iii

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see what advantages it offers over just using something like a Shilka in a direct fire role. I know it has the ATGMs but given the use case is urban warfare I don't think it's really worth it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well the 23 doesn't have the armor, but I really don't know if that's worth the tradeoff

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They haven't been deployed as far as I can tell.
    Everyone expected to see them at Mariupol, but instead it was the Tik-Tok Battalion in BMP-2s.

    We really haven't seen that much in the way of urban combat where these are supposed to be used, and what we have seen the Russians just arty the shit out of everything for like a month and then walk in.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is a media blackout for Russian content and the Russian army forbids recordings so the only thing we could possibly see is a shaky Ukranian head cam jumping into cover with a loud *FOBOBOBOBOBOB" in the distance or a smoking wreck getting paraded.
    It's impossible to say.

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