Was the switchblade a failure? Posted on May 8, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor Was the switchblade a failure?
The Shitblade 300 sucks because it's a short-range 40mm grenade with a 720p camera
Like all slavshit it's grossly overrated in order for Raytheon and Lockheed etc to ask for more gibs
Ukies barely used them, and prefer to just jury rig commercial quadcopters for either bombing runs or suicide missile strikes. I'm utterly shocked how fast these quadcopters can motor since they can catch up with a speeding vehicle.
>Ukies barely used them
all switchbaldes were used up
That's a lot of dead Russians, good lads
Never forget: internet vatniks seethe loudest about that which they fear, knowing their drafting is imminent and terrible
Internet vatniks are rarely Russians themselves. The Russians have their own internet, barely speak English, and are all on vk. The pro-Russians you see online are all brown third worlders who hate USA/NATO and see Russia as their liberator. And the others are just bot-farms of paid shills in some warehouse in St. Petersberg literally being paid to pursuade people (like those brown people) that Russia is glorious heroes.
If you go to /int/ most of the Russians are chill and mopey and depressed. The actual average Russian will have no strong opinions on the war, but will just flee once they get a draft notice.
Too obvious. No wonder you got sent to this board
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Did they ask for more? Did they praise them? I only saw them shit talk them, and prefer to use other suicide UAVs or their own jury rigged ones.
>I only saw them shit talk them
show me one comment on Phoenix ghosts
>I only saw them shit talk them
Over 8 hours later and still not a single source of this supposed shit-talking. Are we even surprised OP is just some street-shitting pajeet at this point?
>autonomous "hunt and destroy"
needs a spotter/booster
Switchblade was designed around GWOT requirements.
IE killing a small number of unprotected insurgents, at close range to enable units at the squad level to take out enemies without putting themselves in harm's way or causing collateral damage.
It is not designed for mechanised, industrial and highly destructive warfare.
In this war there were more shells fired in single days than the entire Afghan campaign.
As it stands, besides potentially better jamming resistance, the switchblade doesn't offer much more than FPV drones that cost an order of magnitude less.
It's like comparing a pistol to a cannon: Both have their purposes, but some people look at the raw numbers of performance and would declare the pistol to be a failure compared to the cannon.
>doesn't offer much more than FPV drones that cost an order of magnitude less.
It offers 10x the range and double the speed.
Ukraine needs weapons that will kill armor, not personnel, besides they have plenty of alternatives that are way cheaper.
>switchblade 600 warhead
>something clearly not as powerful as Javelin
Switchblade 600 doesn't exist lol, it's in development.
>already has two confirmed destroyed BUKs in Zaporizhia
You forget that the Javelin has a range of only 4km 10x less than both loitering munitions, which makes the crew vulnerable to mortars and artillery strikes
Hes not talking about Javelins, hes pointing out the Switchblade 600 has a warhead comparable to the Javelin.
>It is designed to fly out to 40 km (25 mi) in 20 minutes, then loiter for another 20 minutes (giving it an 80 km (50 mi) total range)
The hypothetical max range of the Switchblade 600 is in excess of 80km if you use the same metrics as the Russians.
I'm just here to point out that turdies are only mentioning ground-launched loitering drones because if you count aircraft-launched warheads they look like the pathetic fucks they are.
Btw they have Nvidia GPUs with ML onboard. They aren't doing / can't do shit.
Got any sources for those statistics?
I can't take a drone that looks like a cock seriously
How many wheels?
Reverse all the ratios and you might be halfway closer to the truth.
This is trivially easy to check even for normies , so OP has no excuse for being retarded.
A 200 dollar chink drone with an RPG-7 warhead twisty-tied to it trumps them all. Because you can make 30 of them for the price of one of these dumbass military industry boondoggles.
Lancet is more of a loitering munition than a suicide drone as looks like it needs guidance from another drone to hit precisely.
Ukraine has received no loitering munitions so far besides the stuff they make themselves from Chinese drones.
However the lancet is ultimately a poor man's version of a medium range high precision guided missile with a small warhead.
>1100 Phoenix Ghosts sent to Ukraine
>none even know how they look like
>Cost per unit (including labor) — up to $800 USD
>Cost per unit — starting $999 USD
>Cost per unit — around $6,000
Can I plug it in a monitor and play call of duty in it while it's not being used? Then I would love to be used one.
I don't know why people pull these numbers liked they'd even register on the US defense budget. 6k is less than some larpers pay for their personal kit ffs
Low volume of production, low damage, not effective under enemy EW. That's what you get for designing your arms around fighting goatherders
Let me guess that's from sputnik? Anyways it's not really an apples to apples comparison.
suck my ass russkies
switchblade 600 can be carried and launched by one man. this dick with x-wings looks like it's going to take an entire truck for transport + catapult launcher to get in the air
I am fairy convinced that Switchblades are responsible for a high number of smoker incidents on the Russian side of the border. They were just given to SOF and not frontline troops.
back again so soon? remember last time when you made a retarded thread and denied the lancet videos with edited fake explosions existed, when they were just posted earlier in the thread? that must've been embarrassing for you.
Is the lancet man portable/deployable? That's kind of Switchblades big deal