Will we start seeing more countries use suicide drones derived from turboprop aircraft?

Will we start seeing more countries use suicide drones derived from turboprop aircraft?
It seems like it would be quite effective since it's difficult to tell if it's a drone or just a civilian piloting it.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    An actually competent country would immediately set up no-fly zones and AA teams around their arms factories and oil refineries if they were being attacked by long range drones.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That still forces an immense amount of resources to be spent on protecting many many targets. And you can still target less stargetically important but still crippling targets like bridges, power transformers etc etc

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pull L/70s, L/60s, S-60s out of storage.
        >hook up some targeting systems and basic radar to them
        >load it with timed fuses
        BOOM, fixed your issue, Russia is incapable of doing this tho because their elites would rather shove wine and steak down their throats instead of protecting their only source of income.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You forgot the zsu and zpu, bro.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          L/70 and S-60 don't have timed fuses.
          Your opinion is invalid.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They don't have the targeting systems in his proposition either, it's probably still cheaper to retrofit existing guns than fabricating brand new ones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What? ALL of them, everywhere? So you spread your air defences thinly across the entire country? That would be useless when the enemy then concentrates all their drone assets on a couple of sites at a time, overwhelming each in turn.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Congrats, you reinvented cruise missiles.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      An extremely cheap one that could (in theory) trick people into thinking it's any other plane flying.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cheap
        Anon you realize ultralights, experimentals and GA aircraft cost Real Money right? Even the Shahed memes cost closer to 150-300k USD a pop because they had Real Avionics inside for the guidance.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > Real Money ri
          Why? Just a lawnmower engine stuck to a kite. Why can arms companies get away with so many scams? Politicians bribed to not care?
          Like this small anti personel drones costing thousands. Surely it’s built of $90 of chinkinium tops?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            WWI saw the first invention (no usage) of the flying bomb, the Kettering bug.
            Radio controlled/remote tech development grew, especially during and after WWII. 1950s and 1960s saw the increase usage of guided munitions and drone tech. Modern drones and smart bombshell were first introduced into combat in the 1970s.
            Contemporary drones were introduced in the 1990s and early 2000s, which gave way to modern drones we see in Ukraine and other combat theaters.
            During the Nagorno-Karanakh conflict in 2020, Azerbaijan used Soviet era AN-2s with Chinese drone kits to accompany TB-2s into contested airspace. Armenian AA would target the AN-2s and then the TB-2a would strike the radars and launchers, thus giving Azerbaijan free reign to decimate Armenian artillery, bases, ammo dumps, vehicles, and anything that is unfortunate enough to be pinpointed by Turkish and Israeli intelligence services for Azerbaijan to destroy.
            Aircraft converted to drones has been a reality for many decades, but their usage is mostly for testing or training air forces pilots and AA crews with “live” targets rather than simply just training on simulators and purpose build target drones. Coincidently, some modern day loitering munitions are descendants of decoy drones used for training purposes and combat.
            Supposedly, China and North Korea are converting some older aircraft into single use suicide drones but bear in mind these are China and Northh korea we are talking about.

            Iran’s cheap knock-offs are considered to be some of the cheapest purpose built military drones, rockets, and missiles on the market.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Low effort bait or actual moron

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, you're just stupid, the raw explosive filler costs more than that by a bunch, without labor, on its own

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >send in two waves of suicide planes
    >the second wave is sent flying 10 minutes after the first one
    >second waves kills/injures any responders and destroys whatever is left
    Give me a check, Zelensky.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >turboprop
    nope. it's just... a prop engine. no turbine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate syncing the carb on that b***h. That rattlebox is cursed. It better not be a Remos I’m looking at. Frick Remos

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah bro. goddamn remos.
        taking our jerbs n shit

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Why not use turboprops to shoot down drones? They're cheap and can give any drone in the skies that isn't supersonic a run for its money if given even the most rudimentary digital targeting system.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why not use turboprops to shoot down drones? They're cheap
      What if we went even cheaper?
      https://mil.in.ua/en/news/yak-52-shot-down-a-russian-reconnaissance-drone-in-the-sky-over-odesa/

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >turboprop
    that's not a turboprop. that isn't even turbocharged.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's just a smart bomb without someone lazing the impact area.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >suicide turboprop aircraft

    it's literally just a missile. but instead of a rocket motor, it has a propeller.
    not sure what advantages a turboprop missile would have over a rocket missile.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a slow, bad cruise missile.

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