Since the beginning of the invasion, the Kraken unit has switched from old soviet stuff to new NATO stuff so they've done a little review video here. Captions by Wartranslated.
Kraken unit reviewing some NATO weapons.
Since the beginning of the invasion, the Kraken unit has switched from old soviet stuff to new NATO stuff so they've done a little review video here. Captions by Wartranslated.
the karen unit?
They produce top kino
No, the garden gnomen unit.
SLICK RICK 1:42
ANOTHER SLICK RICK 2:43
>uses 5.56x45 ammo, very powerful
uhh 6.8 sisters? I thought 5.56 is useless
Just goes to show that soldiers generally dont know shit about their own weapons.
For all practical purposes theres no difference between 5.45 and 5.56, but the NATO death squads that train with ukies have it so it must be good.
Your comment is seething, bud.
The M855A1 rounds that we've seen some Ukrainian soldiers using, and even standard M193, have much better terminal performance than 5.45 FMJ.
Which causes next to no TSC damage in many flexible tissues, all the bullet is doing is crushing a hole approximately the size of itself. Not to mention pretty much every rifle bullet that doesn't expand will yaw, so 5.45 FMJ basically just acts like M193 when it's travelling too slow to fragment, maybe a bit bigger (longer) and more consistent but nothing super dramatic.
>Just goes to show that soldiers generally dont know shit about their own weapons.
Although this isn't necessarily wrong either.
>Just goes to show that soldiers generally dont know shit about their own weapons
Why would they? What they need to know is "does it work" and "point this side at enemy".
Soldiers don't know shit and they're not supposed to.
556 is a sexy ass round man no shame in complimenting it
My guess is that they've been issued something like green tip 5.56 which would indeed be better than regular 7.62x39
M855 is mediocre at best for 5.56 combat ammo and absolutely nothing special. Then again most varieties of 7.62x39 suck at least as much if not generally more.
>M855 is mediocre at best for 5.56 combat ammo and absolutely nothing special
The steel penetrator is like vatdick, not just because the tip is green but also because it's small and pathetic and not very hard. Contrary to what many believe, M855 performs rather poorly against barriers (at least in comparison to true barrier blind rounds) and isn't very good against armor, not that any 5.56 round really is (*maybe* making an exception for AP4), but all the same.
Like M193 it has a high fragmentation velocity threshold, about 2500 FPS. However its lower muzzle velocity means it has a slightly reduced frag range out of most barrel lengths in spite of its higher BC. Als, likely for construction-related reasons it doesn't seem to frag as much or as often even above its nominal frag velocity.
Because M855 is a yaw-dependent bullet (in that it must yaw in order to initiate fragmentation), it is also subject to a greater degree of randomness in neck length prior to deformation. A good chunk of this has to do with 'fleet yaw', essentially angle of attack variations upon entry that depend on exactly where the bullet is in its pitch cycle, the range of engagement, and potentially even things like the specific rifle and slight deviations in projectile construction between different manufacturers. It ought to be pointed out that basically every yaw dependent bullet suffers from this to some degree or another but M855 is worse about it than many others.
>at least in comparison to true barrier blind rounds
but the point is what's its anti-barrier and anti-armor performance compared to M193 and vatnik 7.62
that's good to know, but I'm not sure on the combat usefulness of yaw, IMVHO just taking a couple of hits is bad enough regardless of whether the round yaws or not
Compared to M193, not particularly. It does better against pure UHMWPE but worse against thicker steel plates (thin steel like old helmets notwithstanding), though frankly both M855 and M193 are pretty bad against both and neither seems to have much of an edge against ceramics. Pure UHMWPE as an armor material is considerably more viable than most steel so one could say that UHMWPE armor penetration is worth more than steel penetration but that's assuming the Russians actually have any mind towards the quality of the armor they're using.
Compared to 7.62x39 I guess it does better at anti-armor but the only class of armor that it has any real chance of penetrating that something like M43 or M67 wouldn't is the aforementioned pure UHMWPE Level III/equivalent plates and helmets, everything else they'll both penetrate or they'll both fail against, M855 just has a bit more leeway in terms of range/angles/maybe against compromised armor.
It's probably a bit better than M193 for this overall but nothing too meaningful, compared to 7.62x39 FMJ it may be selectively worse depending on the barrier in question (may be better against mild steel and worse against wood for example).
>that's good to know, but I'm not sure on the combat usefulness of yaw, IMVHO just taking a couple of hits is bad enough regardless of whether the round yaws or not
Yaw itself is nothing special, practically every 5.56 or 7.62 bullet will yaw most of the time if it doesn't expand. However a rifle bullet that yaws is still better than one that neither yaws nor fragments and instead just pencils through. A 5.56 icepick is not much better than a .22 LR, very poor per-shot incapacitation potential against determined threats barring CNS hits.
The bigger reason why yaw is important for 5.56 FMJ is because it has the potential to initiate fragmentation at sufficiently high velocities which is quite destructive, however as noted M855 has problems with this.
So is there a logical reason why UAF might say their 5.56 is good?
Perhaps they noted some slight performance improvement relative to the lighter weight?
5.56 in general is good, decently powerful, flat shooting, well made, especially in most guns that are made for it. Even M855 is probably more accurate than whatever soviet crap they're using.
M855 is easily the worst 5.56 loading that sucks at penetrating barriers, sucks at penetrating armor(even said UHMWPE penetration is barely there at point blank ranges), sucks at damaging tissue due to lower velocity and poor fragmentation and yaw and is less accurate because of the steel core at the tip. Its only redeeming quality was the heavier bullet weight and boat tail that gave the then adopted SAW some 100yds more range, give or take, otherwise it's a complete downgrade from the M193 that was more accurate, flatter shooting, lighter, more lethal and could penetrate steel armor better with meaningful reliability at longer ranges. The armor bit is especially relevant against russians who only fielded steel plates at best until 2014 when ratnik came out and was supposed to be widely fielded.
Funnily enough while we are blessed enough to think of M855 as garbage, when in the Libya civil war factions got their hands on M855 they thought the green tip was indication that it was a poison bullet.
They probably attributed to poison what they saw when people took a 5.56 and it fragmented inside.
It's incredibly inconsistent. When bullets come out the muzzle they wobble a little. The M855 round is very sensitive to the angle at which it impacts the target. It can go as far as +/- 3º of Angle of Attack. When it impacts at 3 degrees, the bullet fragments easily and creates very good wounding for a FMJ round. When it impacts point forward, it always carries a chance of just passing through and not yawing as it should.
M855 is the worst 5.56 Round
>you mustn't be afraid to dream a bit bigger, darling
the lil H&K launcher is pretty cute though
REEEE HE MISSPELLED IT, IT'S RGP
Eames is the real one.
I once tried wearing a covid mask like this guy and my sunglasses fogged up instantly. It's impossible to wear a mask and glasses without blinding yourself.
you need to pull the mask further up so that more of it gets behind the glasses. it's annoying but there you go.
No, you just need a better seal and adjust the positioning of the mask bridge and your glasses better.
Maybe you shouldn’t have spent so much time on screens as a child so you wouldn’t have subhuman vision
I never used a computer or watched TV until the age of 16 and I had bad eyesight early on. Screens make the problem worse, but you're fucking stupid if you think bad vision hasn't existed and been documented for hundreds of years.
Bad vision is due to your genes being deesigned for a different sized body. It's actually a sign or really good nutrition as a child, because the body overgrows the expected specs for your eyes.
Not him, but my vision had rapidly deteoriated during puberty and it had stopped when I finished growing, around the age of 18.
That sounds retarded. Source?
"It is caused by the eyes growing too quickly and too long for the normal rate of eye growth. In children, the eyes are meant to grow steadily until the teenage years, then stabilize"
>t. Stephen Merchant
>. Associations between higher intelligence quotients (IQ) and myopia have been reported since Cohn’s first observation in 188316, and subsequently in various studies internationally(15,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24). The relationship appears consistent in children and adults, across a range of IQ tests, and is independent of years of education completed(15,25). Recent prospective, pediatric studies have reported up to twice the risk of myopia for those in the highest IQ quartile(18,26.)
it's a tradeoff i'm willing to make
nato tech, secret tom cruise aviators, design to strike fear into the enemy while comfy in your hazemat suit
I had that problem until my company had pukes of N95s. Once you bend the nose portion to your nose it prevents the fogging since your breath isn't able to come out the top.
russians are the hohol of the world 🙂
go back to bed, Vijay, another hard day at the call center tomorrow
Cool to see that they’re still using a pkm, just goes to show how good of a design it is as a lmg
Also interesting that he switches out the sight for a thermal at night, I’m sure it’s a huge force multiplier. Probably not to many of those not in a vehicle on both sides.
isnt it difficult to switch out a sight?
Or do you have a way to just calibrate it once on both and just swap them with the entire assembly?
I'm 12 btw
A lot of red dots nowadays have a quick detach feature that allows them to be taken on/off and retain zero.
Glad to see they find things work well.
Are they using Olight for their handguns? Lmfao
Like anyone else, they need to use what they have. Clearly some countries are providing them with certain optics and other accessories for their rifles, but things like weapon lights aren't being provided, and all that money we send to Zelensky is being laundered instead of being used to buy these guys stuff like quality weapon lights.
I've seen a ton of Holosuns during this war (including the EPS on the Glock at 1:19 in the OP video), but even in this video you can see Aimpoints, Trijicons and the EOTech magnifier.
>be azov SoF
>get issues some sweet, pristine western guns
>optics too? cool!
>they're much better than irons regardless and now's no time to bitch about brand
>proceed to do gods work with said weapons and optics
>rout the russians in balaklya, kupyansk, etc
>stop the russian advance entirely in luhansk, setting up favorable conditions for the spring counter offensive
>decide to browse PrepHole in your downtime
>some american autist on PrepHole who's never held a rifle shits all the fuck over you because a certain brand is visible on your gun
this is a real possibility. what a time to be alive
>spring counter offensive
what happened to the winter one? why did it get so memoryholed? hmm?
>what happened to the winter one? why did it get so memoryholed?
Russian? Well it happened, Russia send three brigades at Vuhledar, attacked Zaporizhia front in several places, attacked from Vodiane, at Avdiivka and Marinka, send even more troops to Bakhmut, send about whole army to defend Svatove-Kreminna and even tried to attack from there.
Most of that winter offensive ended up in abject failure
How is their attempt to bypass/encircle the Vuhledar area going these days?
Two brigades taken out from action for reconstruction, one brigade and some Don Cossack formation moved in to replace them, Cossacks refused to attack so, according to recent information, troops from Kreminna are being rotated to Vuhledar to keep up an offensive
And this is how recent? This week?
27th was first information about moving replacements in, 1st March was first video of new troops(from Caucasus) show their destroyed tanks hiding in a hole, previous weeks was information about possible Kreminna troops getting moved and Cossacks refusing to fight
So it's actually from before they started focusing on encircling Vuhledar instead of assaulting it.
They never stopped trying to assault Vuhledar frontally, also their "encirclement" attempt ended in complete failure too
why is only Russia attacking? why did Ukraine just give up the initiative it gained last year? I only hear that they are super warriors and Russia is corrupt and weak so I don't understand.
>why did Ukraine just give up the initiative
4x1 numerical advantage for Russia(total in theater, up to 8x1 in some limited areas), plus the threat of invasions from Belarus or Bryansk.
>4x1 numerical advantage for Russia
except Russia has about 300000 people fighting right now while Ukraine has 1500000
that's 1x5 for Ukraine and they still don't win somehow
~750k for Ukraine (minus whatever casualties they have suffered and however many are still in training in other countries), total
~2.5m for Russia (minus whatever casualties they have suffered and however many are still in training) on paper, without counting all the OMOH forces, "PMCs" and DPR/LNR militias and all the draftees that legally should never be used in an offensive war but somehow end up on the front lines.
>why is only Russia attacking?
I think the answer is that Russians are retarded
muds, you can't use maneuver when in the mud season. Ukrainians are doing a Napoleon/Sobieski
>Russia exhausts its men ammo and equipment
>Ukriane stockpiles necessary material
>UkrIne counterattacks in spring when ground conditions are right
>Exhausted Russians fold
Is the general plan, its what they've done before and its worked out pretty well. If the Russians want to continuously carry our frontal attacks on Ukraines defensive positions but make no gains its smarter just to let them.
I think the ukie army ran a national crowd funding campaign to buy bulk holosuns and other bulk cheap but needed attachments post 2014. That's why they are so prolific
Makes sense. Reminds me of when the Estonian military bought a bunch of LMT rifles and put Holosun 515 red dots on them, resulting in the usual "you can see where the budget ran out" jokes.
I have no idea why the guy in the video thinks it's a good round, but there are benefits to 5.56 vs 7.69. 5.56 has lighter recoil. A combat load out of 210 rounds of 5.56x45 weighs significantly less than 210 rounds of 7.62x39. Also (and this has less to do with the cartridge itself) modern M4s/ARs are more accurate than many AK platform weapons, especially old ass Soviet era stuff. Anyway, you'd be surprised how many soldiers don't really know much about ballistics and terminal performance, really. I think the biggest benefit to 5.56 vs 7.69 is the reduced weight. You can simply carry more of it at the same weight.
Anyone know how many loaded mags the average Russian fighter carries?
>Anyone know how many loaded mags the average Russian fighter carries?
Four for chmobiks, GRU spetznaz and Wagner good soldiers carry high capacity magazines
Okay genuine question, are people even actually using handguns in this war? I don't think i've ever seen combat footage with one. I know it's good to carry one around "just incase" but in the the battlefield what's the chance of you getting into a situation where it would be better to drop your rifle and take out your handgun?
A handgun is good if whatever you're doing requires you to fly completely under the radar, which means not carrying a rifle. He mentioned sabotage teams, who are probably trying to appear as regular civilians to Russian troops, so carrying rifles all the time would be a bad idea.
>what's the chance of you getting into a situation where it would be better to drop your rifle and take out your handgun?
If you somehow run out of reloads for your rifle, it's better to have a handgun than nothing at all, and in the grand scheme of things, a handgun and a couple extra mags for it don't add much weight. Even SWAT guys -- who are never going to be in such an extended firefight that they'll run out of rifle ammo -- carry side arms.
>If you somehow run out of reloads for your rifle, it's better to have a handgun than nothing at all
If you somehow run out of reloads for your rifle, it's because you brought a handgun instead of more ammunition for your rifle.
This. I know a guy in the Ukr International Legion, and he said the extra weight isn't worth it. Pack some extra ammo for your rifle instead.
A pistol can be very valuable in CQC if your rifle jams or you run out of ammo face to face with the enemy. So it'll be useless 99.9% of the time, but it may save your life in that 0.01% instance
The only reason for pistols to be issued these days is for base security against Muhammad Sleeper
>your rifle jams
but they use aks
aks fear mud
They dont like communist chud enablers throwing mud directly into the action but dont fear muddy terrain.
>>pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew reload
>>Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom reload
ACTION! BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! RELOAD! ACTION! BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! RELOAD! ACTION! DANGER! DANGER!
SHOOTER READY! STANDBY! BEE-ACK!
This is the only footage ive seen thus far showing the actual combat use of a sidearm.
>"5.56x45, very powerful bullet"
I can imagine Ukies proably don't have to shoot long distances accurately very often cause the country's so flat
>no long distance shooting
That's the perfect terrain.
Compared to 5.45x39, yeah.
>5.56 is very powerful
Based. Also, what is the word that is being translated to 'lad'? Or has bong-speak really spread so far?
He says "впoвзi зaдoвoлeннi" (fully satisfied)
>(We are) fully satisfied with this rifle
Literally pidgin russian
Russian is pidgin Belarusian
We are reaching unprecedented levels of peremoga, Kremlin insiders report Putin was slightly dissatisfied with his morning coffee
Aren't Wartranslated bongs? Anyway, it was хлoпцi, so boys/lads fits.
>no M2 rundown
The other guy did the machine guns rundown, I think they have MG-42, M2 and MAG and Maxim. Same guy that did the rocket launcher comparison.
Link the mg rundown
I for one would like the launcher vid.
Hohol garbage what? The weapons which the West provided them with?
Glock wins again
>Zoomers baffled by people without access to 10.5 meme uppers calling 5.56 a good round
not so much "baffled", more like exploring all possible options for the observation
you smug twat
>the reduced weight. You can simply carry more of it at the same weight
That seems to be it. It would be impressive enough to start using ammo that's say 1/2 the weight and retaining equivalent performance otherwise, or with accuracy and reliability improvements (fuck knows how much jamming they're used to)
74 amphibious combat vehicles
bro? wrong thread?
3 more THAAD batteries
> 9mm Glocks
> Comfortable, precise
Not really fair given the PM was designed in the 50s and hasn't been updated much since then
> Malyuk in 7.62x39
Bretty cool to see a bullpup in the old Soviet round
> All the 5.56 rifles
Yeah. Not sure about calling 5.56 a "powerful" round, but maybe 5.45 is much worse, rither ballistically or terminally, than I was lead to believe.
> HK single shot 40mm GL
> RBG 6 shot GL
I was more impressed until I discovered the barrel is smoothbore, unlike the m32. Still, 6 rounds of 40mm would suck to get dropped on you.
> Dat modernized PKM
Pure. Fucking. Sex.
> Outtakes have them putting on ear pro for the RBG
Was he just using fucking Airpods for ear pro before that? The fuck, guys.
From this interview:
>Budanov (Ukraine spy chief) personally took part in the assault on the village of Ruska Lozova with Kraken unit
Is there something more based?
Budanov was once part of the Ukrainian unit that blew up some shit in Crimea around 2017 or smth
was hoping they would show off something with 7.62 NATO