Taking down the Kerch Bridge

Is it possible for Ukraine to destroy the Kerch Bridge with a large ship in a similar manner to what happened in Baltimore? Previous attacks on the bridge while able to interrupt the flow of traffic have been unable to permanently cut this important supply line. It makes sense that the Ukrainians might try something like this as, if successful, it would indefinitely close the bridge and the shipping channel below resulting in a crippling blow to the Russian war effort in the south. The main problem that I can think of is getting a ship that close to the bridge in the first place.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not sure any trade goes under it in ships of that size particularly now. The MV Dali was basically at the Bosphorusmax iirc, which maxes around 9000 TEU. It's a different bridge design and dunno what minimum Newton-seconds would be to achieve similar effect. It's much newer even if it's Russian, Francis Scott Key Bridge was 1970s and we wouldn't design them that same way at this point either.

    I think Ukraine is better doing what they're already doing: focusing on hitting Russia's fossil fuel industry particularly oil. It's the highest ROI.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes it would work to break a part of the bridge using a big enough ship

    No it would not be a big damage like the US bridge because of the way the Russians built the bridge.
    The Crimean bridge is made of many short concrete spans and columns while to US bridge is a cable suspension bridge.
    A ship hitting the Crimean bridge would at most take out 1 of the many columns and 2 spans but most likely just one span. Damage that can be fixed in an approximate time between two and 3 weeks. The damage would be somewhat similar to the truck explosion that also took down a span of the bridge some time ago.

    Just very different bridge manufacturing methods.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cable suspension bridge
      What?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Their air defense is pretty hopelessly compromised by this point, I think if they had to repair parts of the bridge again they would be utterly fricked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its very visibly NOT a suspension bridge.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes my bad the American bridge is a trusses bridge while the Crimean bridge is a box girder bridge.

        But nonetheless the point still stands trusses bridges have much longer spans similar to suspension bridges and the destruction of the main span would effectively destroy most of the bridge while the girder bridge is made of many small segments which can be much more easily replaced.

        Also concrete columns and spans are just more resilient than steel trusses or cables.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans spend years plotting to destroy a bridge in Crimea, Russia
    >Well what do you know, the bridge does get destroyed. The bridge in Baltimore, USA

    Taran theorem in action

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Americans
      Ah yes, those perfidious Anglo-Saxons at it again. A cow can't get sick in Russia without a Brit or American behind it, apparently. Do you Russian subhumans realize how utterly deranged you sound?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How about a bulk carrier filled with ANFO and converted into a suicide drone?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't bet on even Russia just letting a large, unknown ship sail right up to their very important bridge that they know a bunch of people are trying their hardest to bring down without shooting it a bit. And when you have a very large ship full of ANFO getting shot at a bit would seem to correlate quite well with a very suddenly inability to continue the journey towards the target. (On average that is, a few rnaodm bits of the ship may continue roughly towards the target for a few more minute, only now airborne.)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The ANFO in Beirut came off a ship from Ukraine or Russia, they would want to find a ship full of ANFO in the black sea already, and borrow it for a little while.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    So, what they failed at trying already? Come out instead of skulking in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk, so all the remaining tubs can be sunk at once

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    @61347586
    awww they haven't told him yet

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >russian navy
    >designate
    >ass is in the ass
    I smiled.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Taking down the Kerch Bridge
    They have 40 F16s and pilots along with modern air to air and air to ground and have already ruined russian AA. That bridge and the Russian air force scrabled to defend it is gone whenever zelensky gives the order even a russian navy ship that lights up will just get HARM

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Just don't come crying when the Russians then designate all Ukrainian shipping as legitimate military targets.
    raise that eyebrow in your ass in your glove zigger moron

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can't they just smuggle in some frogmen and demolition charges, then blow the bridge supports? Isn't that why you'd have special forces?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too complex. too many things to go wrong. and too many eyes. Unless ukes get a secret sub its not possible atm. If putin loses this bridge, he'll have a meltdown like from that scene from downfall

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >we'll just stop you from exporting food to half our allies piggy xaxaxaxa))

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't they literally do that? Then Erdogan forced them into the grain deal. Then they tried to let it expire but were no longer capable of seriously threatening the shipping.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah. they really did think this was going to be over long ago

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >no longer capable of seriously threatening the shipping
        Oh my. How embarrassing.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >naval base with 60+ active ships behind a flimsy bridge
    why do this?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't understand either, why not make a tunnel?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Expensive and especially expensive maintenance, nobody wants to pay for it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          More expensive than keeping a bridge up?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            A complete rebuild after catastrophic failure is not part of the initial estimate, and if the original bridge was standing long enough, probably still cheaper.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >already memoryholing when puccia tried, and failed, last year to do this to grain ships

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's easy.
    Just use nukes, like 20 to blow it up and never take responsibility for said nukes. Don't even acknowledge the nukes and when pressed further idly mention the enemy nuked themselves as that's what they'd report anyways.
    And presto, mission accomplished, whatever that mission was.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like something the Russians would do

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, Taurus is built specifically for such purposes.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Russia started unrestricted naval warfare in July last year, since then they have lost ~1/4 of the Black Sea Fleet.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >reduced price rolling thunder
    Please let them try

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >reduced rate rolling thunder
    Do it zigger, the ones already dead need some company rotting beside them

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How much tonnage is being transported over the railroads in Crimea per month? Do we have any indications on what it would be? Atleast the max capacity.

    Also anyone got the latest of the bingo list?

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >large ship
    IMHO much easier to just have frogmen "upgrade" pic.rel. or some bigger arsenal-ship and let it transition, than getting a huge ship and then getting it to bridge without being Oniks'ed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So, um, how much space *does* 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate require? Asking for a friend.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Beirut_explosion

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Ctrl+F "(Dead)"
    >13 posts
    It is afraid.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kerch Bridge is just a vanity bridge now. It has ZERO military and strategic value!

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rail traffic has been stopped for months. It’s already effectively taken out of play.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Believe me... we would post pro-Russian stuff here if we could, but literally X and Reddit have more freedom of speech than /k/. Enjoy your echo chamber NAFO boofers.

    But to answer OPs question. They need to have a swarm of drones or rockets because the defense around the bridge has been beefed up considerably. They have placed AA batteries all around it, the bridge won't matter once the RR to Crimea is completed this summer. The first track is almost complete. T

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't X sitting on 80% of bot accounts? Giving FSBots and pajeets the freedom of speech devalues organic posters.
      https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/tscc3e5eujrsEeFN4/well-kept-gardens-die-by-pacifism

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >.. we would post pro-Russian stuff here if we could,
      kys tourist c**t

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be more pro-Russian if they stopped sucking so much. I wanted to see another Gulf War and have Russia show that it deserves to still be called a superpower, then the world would get interesting again, then we'd have an enemy that'd be worth getting off our asses to fight instead of sending leftovers and half-assing production to severely impede them. I'll stop being pro-ukraine when Russia does something genuinely impressive, when they really push Ukraine's shit in instead of making meager gains that are almost always invalidated within a matter of days

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Same. I hate vatBlack folk so much for blueballing:
        >muh London in 3 days
        >muh desert storm on steroids
        >we wuz firepower and cheap
        And 2 years after they are seething 60 miles from the border of Ukraine. No shit CJ i'll never put my hopes on vatBlack folk again.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >blueballing
          I know. If the three day timeline hadn't turned out so underpants-on-head moronic, we should be watching a shooting war between russia and Poland right now, and all of Europe and NATO wondering if maybe we should give them Poland.

          ...but then vatnik woke up and is time to scrubbing of toilets

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      please die at your earliest convenience, zigger filth

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >more freedom of speech
      I don't get this moronation. You can literally go to the archive and see the quality of the deleted posts. Most pro Russians are clinically braindead, and worthy only oof mocking.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dumb dumbs fail to understand that their freedom of speech doesn't mean their speech is worth any given person's time, and some disingenuous people figured out that these dumb dumbs' energy can be harnessed by painting them as victims of censorship.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          everything's a genocide today
          possibly we've reached peak hyperbola ..?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dumb dumbs fail to understand that their freedom of speech doesn't mean their speech is worth any given person's time, and some disingenuous people figured out that these dumb dumbs' energy can be harnessed by painting them as victims of censorship.

        Underrated post

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why isnt your bed made, are you in a semi cab

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      go back to sucking foreign wiener traitor

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      go die in a fire vatBlack person homosexual

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      stop sucking at war, homosexuals
      then maybe there'd be something worth pro-russian worth posting on /k/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > roots for a totalitarian system
      > cries about about freedom of speech

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >freedom of speech
      you mean freedom to spam in your parasites case. Well documented, both biological and actual scripted bots, are the only systematic pro-vatnik elements left on the net. Rest are just random chaotic bilge like turd worlds (pajeets).

      Even in garbage bins like pol

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >troony centrals x and reddit have more freedom of speech than 4chink

    >a rail line within GLSDB range will render the crimea bridge irrelevant

    the power of russian mir

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the power of russian mir

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