So Russia couldn't destroy all of Ukraines airfields because why? Not enough missiles or anti air defenses are good?

So Russia couldn't destroy all of Ukraines airfields because why?
Not enough missiles or anti air defenses are good?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ukrainians keeping their IADS together and GLONASS not being precise enough to hit anything reliably.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based squirrel, please help me in my time of need!

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Airfields are notoriously difficult to suppress, and the Russian military did not commit the weight of metal necessary to do so. Cratering runways must be comprehensive and precise: Runways are easy to repair and the least vulnerable to damage of all airfield components, while the Soviet-era MiG-29 Fulcrum in Ukrainian service was designed to operate from damaged, gravel-strewn airfields.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Airfields are difficult to suppress
      How? It can’t move just blow it up and everything in it until it’s nothing but a crater. Not trying to shitfling but I genuinely don’t understand how modern commanders can’t
      >Bomb the airfield into a greasy crater
      >Kill the pilots as they taxi on or off
      >Shell the airfield with artillery till it no longer exists.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just drop 500 kilotons on the airfield

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just fill the holes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >blocks ur path
        Good luck with that kiddo.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unless you use specialty anti-runway bombs like the Durandal, a crater takes about an hour to fix with gravel and a patch.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They missed over half their shots at them

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ynr that dude taking off at full burner as artillery was falling around his plane

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post the link

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post the link

      nta but here you go

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actual Ace Combat bullshit going on here.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As bad as Soviet-era AD are, it's still too dangerous to fly around within their range -- which is very large. That's why the US developed Wild Weasel and ARMs. Wild Weasel requires skilled and experienced pilots to attempt. ARMs are high-tech smart weapons that goes after emitting radars.

    So, why hasn't Russia done Wild Weasel or used ARMs? First, Russian pilots have nowhere near enough essential flight hours and training -- so Wild Weasel is off the table. They DO have ARMs, but those use pre-programmed seekers which goes after specific, individual frequencies used by NATO. They don't have seekers programmed to go after Soviet frequencies. Meanwhile HARMs have no problem with that.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bad

      Show me better ones, genious.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    picrel

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This gets memory holed, but Russia’s invasion took place AFTER Ukraine declared a state of emergency.
    Ukrainian units were on high alert and were already calling up reservists.
    When Russia moved it’s forces into Donetsk a day before the invasion, Ukraine moved it’s AD and it’s aircraft away from vulnerable spots, knowing a strike was coming.
    The day of the invasion hardly had the rocket attacks most analyst expected, and the Air attacks were small and uncoordinated.
    Meanwhile Ukrainian AD and Manpads made the attrition ridiculously high for Russians.
    Why not start with large missile attacks, then air assaults, and then move your ground forces? They did it all backwards.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So Nigeria couldn't destroy all of Ukraines airfields because why?
    Not enough missiles or anti air defenses are good?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >russian comms suck on a good day because lol glonass
    >they decide to destroy all the towers their comms encryption ran on in ukraine during the first days of the invasion
    >information was deliberately kept secret of this special operation to where people were only briefed right before they were about to arrive to their targets
    >a huge bulk of russian artillery is old soviet era junk that has proven to be massively imprecise due to shitty metallurgy and decayed shells if you so much as look at it
    >no spotters and their guided munitions both suck ass and are completely irreplacable
    >the russian air force is virtually nonexistent and helis do nothing but fuck around away from the front
    >all of this while ukraine was already in full DEFCON 1 mode and actively prepping the military for war

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all of this while ukraine was already in full DEFCON 1 mode and actively prepping the military for war

      They spent like 7 years or something like that learning how to be real fuckin NATO, russia proceeded to fuck around and find out. If Ukraine is capable of putting up even a moderate defense, let alone a counteroffensive, there's no way on the PLANET Russia would be capable of actually competing directly with the entirety of NATO.

      The only thing the slavaboo in chief has at this point is the threat of nuking something or letting another chernobyl happen because Vladimir is literally going insane.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Ukrainians had a quite a bit of forewarning before the Russians actually crossed the border, so when they eventually did they were very quick to get most of their planes in the air to avoid them getting targeted by artillery.

    Afterward, they just had to relocate to the intact airports further west and wait until Russia couldn't ensure air superiority.

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