VTS Ladoga spotted in Ukraine

Who loves extremely rare Soviet-era prototypes? Well one was spotted on the front line of Ukraine, a VTS Ladoga targetted by an FPV. There's only known to be 5 - 7 Ladoga's ever produced, although it's not much more than a T-80 chassis with a fancy interior and extensive protection from exterior elements.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >killing rare endangered species
    warcrime

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The book is red

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most famously the Lagoda was sent to Chernobyl to enter the destroyed reactor hall days after the incident. Its intended purpose was to transport VIP's during a nuclear apocalypse.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As it was designed to transport VIP's, such as high command personnel, the inside is quite posh. I wonder if the crew driving this still had these comfy seats.

      Not that this war made sense before, but this makes especially little sense. What's an armored limo doing in Ukraine? You can't even fit many people (or Russians) in it.

      It can still be used as a command post, personnel carrier, or an ad-hoc engineering vehicle. I'm frankly shocked they even found a running one in the first place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What the frick man. Prototypes and golf carts. Can't believe that BMP3 and 2 are now a luxury

        Nah they are fricked up. Only one was probably equipped inside like a limo.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That makes me really sad anon I like the idea of generals in this armored limo cruising along the rear lines while looking over a map and smoking cigars.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That looks very cozy. Wonder if that's a minibar

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could have told me this was a photo from a mid 70s camper van and I'd believe it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Top comf ngl.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Chernobyl
      did the one which did that get scapped in those massive chernobyl junkyards or are we seeing a possibly radiation contaminated vehicle beeing destroyed?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Vadim and Sasha stumbling upon the old luxury APC left in a long forgotten corner in the deepest reaches of a Siberian depot and getting a warm, fuzzy feeling.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Its intended purpose was to transport VIP's during a nuclear apocalypse.
      So how'd it hold up against the FPV drone?
      Surely a vehicle built to survive the nuclear holocaust can shrug off a drone....r-right...?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I assume if it's designed for VIP transport then it's not designed for frontline combat, and doesn't have the same level of protection as a tank. You don't expect a gasmask to have a ballistic rating.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A USSR Nuclear Apocalypse
        >A Russian Clown World

        You can only survive one

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >VTS Ladoga
    S-surely that is an ukrainian ladoga and that's not the 63rd Mechanized Brigade from Ukraine, right zigsisters?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rd_Mechanized_Brigade_(Ukraine)

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not that this war made sense before, but this makes especially little sense. What's an armored limo doing in Ukraine? You can't even fit many people (or Russians) in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tank is a tank za stalina uraaaaaaa

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has armor and runs and drives, that's enough to get it sent. It's not the first super low production/prototype we've seen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not that this war made sense before, but this makes especially little sense. What's an armored limo doing in Ukraine? You can't even fit many people (or Russians) in it.

      Tank is a tank za stalina uraaaaaaa

      Russias APC?IFV crisis seems very different to their tank and artillery situation where they are able to actually pull a few thousand from the endless fields of rust. Even a year ago unarmored MT-LBs started to be used as APCs when Russia should have had no shortage, even now Russian APC reserves are meant to be over 10,000 as their in service ones kit 100% losses but they are not following the same patten as the tanks and artillery, worse storage, more cannibalization, worse made, faster decay who knows. The Ukrainian figures predicted the arrival of golf carts and golf carts arrived.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >5 logos

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >your ad might be here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ukro logos are unironically kino. At first I thought it was they were very flat and minimalistic, but it has grown on me. Compared to the ruskie schizophrenic habit of mixing imperial inspired stuff with commie symbols

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ukro logos are unironically kino.
        they are cringe just like rus ones

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ur mom cringe ledditor

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pleb taste

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4 fpv drones

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Keeeeeeek

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tactical advantage? No, seriously, for what fricking reason

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why?? why couldn't they have blown the tracks and recovered this? I have never been more curious about something from this war, at least not since prig had a change of heart
    this might be the weirdest battlefield find of the whole war

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember when they sent the only T-80UM2 ever made to the front line?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, pics?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Happened in March 2022.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/rXwPNPe.jpg

      It has armor and runs and drives, that's enough to get it sent. It's not the first super low production/prototype we've seen

      >Drozd-mind

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Webm if you wanna see the whole thing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you got the sauce? At least link it if you're not gonna webm it

      Nvm thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no aftermath
      returned to port under own power
      but seriously how did it fare?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sadly no aftermath was posted. T-80's tend to turret toss when they're "tickled" behind the neck of their turret as I like to say, but no ammunition in this case, hopefully the FPV knocked out the engine and we'll see it abandoned. This is such a cool find that it HAS to be documented more.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          seriously, I need to see the interior. imagine if they kept it the same and it was basically some vatniks personal pimp mobile

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ukraine must cease all operations to ensure the capture and survival of a Ladoga.

          They were already able to save one rare T-90A, they can save more rare species.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you got the sauce? At least link it if you're not gonna webm it

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    scrapping the bottom of the ass

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I assume you're a moronic, illiterate Black person judging by the stench of shit on your words

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frick man what the frick, why does this kind of history have to get destroyed. Hopefully it gets recovered at some point

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You assumed wrong homosexual, read what OP posted and think

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And the end of the day it's just another tank.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Try, and I know this is going to be hard so it's okay if you have to take a little time to do it, try and read the fricking thread before you post

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Hey, I said it was okay to take your time, so do so! Go and read each post carefully, trying to think about what the words mean.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    here is a hint

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nazi iron cross
      so that's how you are supposed to know it's ukrainian
      OK

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nazi iron cross
        so this is how I know you're a fricking moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moronic shills always get so triggered when you point out ukies are using nazi symbolism
          it's no secret they are using nazi shit, no need to freak out every time it's mentioned

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Says something stupid
            >Why are you mad
            Baby's first cross patte you're a turd

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nazis invented the cross, let alone the iron cross
            damn its crazy hitler had a nazi iron cross from ww2 way back in the 1920s

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >he doesn't know

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is the russian imperial eagle a communist symbol?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You wanna buy one anon?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Black and Red colors, Ukrainian flag turns black and red when stained with blood. Nationalist symbol.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seconded.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/tf9JSv0.gif

        NAFO boomer energy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          rip

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So what’s your opinion on putting Cold War era prototype vehicles into a slugfest that has destroyed thousands upon thousands of tanks and other armored vehicles?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Phoneposting twitter troon energy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you trying to tell us everyone hates vatniks? I've no fricking idea what NAFTO shit is but that seems to be what you are saying. We know everyone hates vatniks. I'd happily put your fave on top of a broken bottle and dance on it just because you suck off putin publicly for example but so would many others of all backgrounds who have had family murdered due to the Kremlin.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fancy interior and extensive protection from exterior elements.
    im guessing Ukie then? Russians seem to think that crew comfort and safety are decadent western capitalism features for weak nazi westerners. But then again it IS a prototype

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This was designed to transport Soviet VIPs, not mobiks. That's why it's so weird it's here.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        After Gerasimov what severely wounded inthe missile strike, they hooked him to life support and entombed him in the Ladoga, this was his death ride

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only in death does duty end

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Red/black two-color flag is Ukrainian, although I get that it can be hard to tell with trillion different telegram channels all with their own logos and watermarks that hardly follow same stlye.

      https://i.imgur.com/O0HA4Es.png

      [...]
      NAFO boomer energy

      How the frick did we get so many geriatrics like this

      Are you trying to tell us everyone hates vatniks? I've no fricking idea what NAFTO shit is but that seems to be what you are saying. We know everyone hates vatniks. I'd happily put your fave on top of a broken bottle and dance on it just because you suck off putin publicly for example but so would many others of all backgrounds who have had family murdered due to the Kremlin.

      on /k/ kek.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    63rd Separate Mechanized brigade logo
    Patrol police battalion ("Predator")
    Escadrille (UCAV unit)
    Other 2 - who the hell knows.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bruh that can't be real

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They literally pulled it from a museum.
    48.29867N 40.29949E

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >48.29867N 40.29949E
      >open air "museum" right next to a highway
      thats the most russian way of showing off rare vehicles

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/qlPtxXR.png

      There it is.

      RIP.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's just lucky that they didn't take the rocket tubes from the truck in the back and weld it to the top of it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They made more than one. Doubt it's the museum example.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      check in one years time, satellite view is updated more often than street view

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nicely spotted OP.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing the Lagoda being fielded by russia would be indicative of the increased strain on their tank inventory.
    I have been tracking russias numbers for a while and though all my data is based on open source stuff, by my estimates they currently passed below the 1000 mark of active tanks ready for battle. the main reason is that the offensive since october 2023 has cost them more than they can afford and production/restoration is unable to keep up at this rate.
    afaik russia has 10 plants capable in total of restoring about 200 tanks / month, and furthermore they can build about 40 new T90 per month.
    i imagine restoring older tanks will get tougher and tougher though due to decreased spare parts. unless russia is able to do something quickly to reduce their losses they will be out of tanks within a year

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >they can build about 40 new T90 per month.
      arent they also using old t-72b hulls for t-90 production?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not that i am aware of, they are however restoring a lot of 72s
        do you have a source?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >hey are however restoring a lot of 72s
          You fricking liar. Your a fricking worthless lying c**t. You have to be brown and a prajeet the way you fricking just lie and expect people to tolerate your shit eating life. Russia is restoring lots of T72s hey? That's why they were using T72s and T54s a year ago? You worthless street shitting vermin. Rest assured after Russia is gone people like me will be bringing famine right back to India for your worthless fricks to enjoy with your families.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >restoring a lot of t-72
            that is a correct statement, russia had apprx 7000 in storage
            what is your point?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the lie is that the implication that the most amount of tanks restored are T-72s when we see an ever increasing amount of T-55s and T-62s, pedantic Black person

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you are wrong, we do not "see an ever increasing amount of T-55s and T-62s"
                Also, there is not implication except the correct statement that the majority of tanks up for restoration are t-72
                picrel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Russia will run out of helmets!
      >Russia will run out of guns!
      >Russia will run out of missiles!
      >Russia will run out of planes!
      >Russia will run out of men!
      >Russia will run out of tanks!
      You are here
      >Russia will run out of IFVs!
      >Russia will run out of gas!
      >Russia will run out of artillery!
      >Russia will run out of parade material to use in Ukraine
      >Russia will run out of AD to station in Lvov
      >Russia will run out of...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I've been smoking for ten years and I'm still alive, so it obviously isn't having any accumulative effects on my health I should worry about.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >russia will run out of refineries!
        also, can you find anything wrong in

        https://i.imgur.com/A8FTS8Q.png

        Seeing the Lagoda being fielded by russia would be indicative of the increased strain on their tank inventory.
        I have been tracking russias numbers for a while and though all my data is based on open source stuff, by my estimates they currently passed below the 1000 mark of active tanks ready for battle. the main reason is that the offensive since october 2023 has cost them more than they can afford and production/restoration is unable to keep up at this rate.
        afaik russia has 10 plants capable in total of restoring about 200 tanks / month, and furthermore they can build about 40 new T90 per month.
        i imagine restoring older tanks will get tougher and tougher though due to decreased spare parts. unless russia is able to do something quickly to reduce their losses they will be out of tanks within a year

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >price of gasoline was even higher 8 months ago
          >somehow this means Russia is now running out of gas
          uhh... okay

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Prices respond to weaker supply, yes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is that the reason why pajeet starts buying crude oil from the US now

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            jeets always been buying us oils for specific grades
            it is just how it works

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        left cant meme

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, the r*ssians named VIP limo tank after Finnish lake?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is Russian lake, nice cope Fintard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At the moment, but not for long.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Using a tank made for carrying a Soviet premiere through Moscow during an active nuclear bombardment in a warzone
    Why?

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