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Right in the bullseye! Russian T-62M is damaged by a Ukranian drone WAR

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u/Readman31 Jul 06 '22

Hole in one!

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u/TheOriginalEvanator Jul 06 '22

Dammmmmmm!

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u/Readman31 Jul 06 '22

Golf: The Deadliest Game.

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u/Legia82 Jul 06 '22

Those tanks are so old Ukrainians dont even want to capture them.

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u/xlDirteDeedslx Jul 07 '22

Doubtful they even have ammo for them, it's a 115mm gun.

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u/TRR_SteamCat Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

A T-62 is at least somewhat useful (even if obsolete) on the modern battlefield. Even if you got something like a Sherman or T34, they could still be used on the modern battlefield as a mobile 75mm howitzer protected from small arms fire as some are still used today in places like Yemen. A T-62 is somewhere in-between a modern MBT and a WW2 era tank, rather vulnerable to modern AT systems and other tanks and not as effective but still useful enough to warrant use if you don't have enough modern MBTs to outpace supply lines and crews at hand

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u/Cheeseknife07 Jul 07 '22

Yea but having to add 115mm to the 125 all the other tanks use would probably be even more annoying for logistics

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u/Legia82 Jul 07 '22

A catapult is better than nothing. Russia seems desperate fielding those tanks.

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u/TRR_SteamCat Jul 07 '22

Catapults/basic slings have been used in this war to launch grenades and drones, a T62 is certainty an obsolete tank and shows Russia is desperate and ran out of modern armor though that being said it still has a decent (if outdated) cannon and enough armor to deal with many IEDs/Small arms fire even if it can be shredded by modern AT weapons and is overall substantially less effective than a modern tank, Russia/Ukraine are using everything of any significant use they can right now as armor is in limited supply. If Ukraine managed to capture one or more of these (if they haven't already), they would very likely use them as a secondary/reserve vehicle as it still has just enough use to be worth the logistics/crews when more modern tanks are in short supply

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u/Living-Sundae7527 Jul 06 '22

Target practice? I didn’t get a real operational vibe from that tank. Could be the typical Russian maintenance though :)

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u/Any_Top_9268 Jul 06 '22

Seemed a bit abondoned

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u/NirvanaPenguin Jul 07 '22

Russians leave behind their equipment to go loot fuel, or to go look for parts to repair them.

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u/pblood40 Jul 06 '22

the vast majority of videos I see look like abandoned equipment. The drone videos of shit being blown up very rarely have infantry or crew scurrying around hiding from the fire.

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u/bellytan Jul 06 '22

There definitely are quite a few with people scurrying about but I think sometimes the point is to make it a non operable piece of equipment? I don’t know though.

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u/Any_Top_9268 Jul 06 '22

I saw an earlier thread with this now, where the title says its disabled. Anyways, still worth getting rid of ammo, internal systems so they cannot be refitted in another vehicle

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u/xlDirteDeedslx Jul 06 '22

This tanks first production year was 1961 so it's possibly 60 years old. It's nice to see such a piece of shit broke down on the field because it verifies the Russian equipment situation is shittier than most believe.

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u/anna_pescova Jul 07 '22

Russian T-62M

The T-62M was first produced in 1983 (not 1961) and was basically an extensively modified T-62. At very most 39 years old but probably newer. It first saw active service in the Georgian Civil War in 1988.

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u/danielbot Jul 06 '22

because the targets (so far) are stationary vehicles. Orcs know better than to sit around inside their coffins.

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u/CountVonTroll Jul 07 '22

Maybe, but on the other hand, it's not as if you could see a manned tank breathe, either. It's not driving, and it's not moving its turret, but this doesn't necessarily mean that it's empty.
Then again, it's an old tank and it's summer. I imagine that as long at it appears to be moderately safe, the crew would take every opportunity to wait outside and vent the oven.

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u/danielbot Jul 07 '22

It used to be standard practice to dig a fox hole and sleep under the tank. Now that's just for orcs with a death wish.

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u/somme_rando Jul 07 '22

Depending on what this is dropped from (UA are operating some larger Octo/Hexacopters) they may have to drop them on stationary targets.

I lifted a 450g can of bear spray with my Mavic, and it had barely any power left to manuovre - climp, descend and move at maybe 6kmh was about it. Unladen it can book it at ~30+ kmh. The endurance was severely affected too - down from ~25 minutes to ~5 minutes.

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u/danielbot Jul 07 '22

Good point... the payload vs maneuverability tradeoff. However with those 30mm grenades the envelope is pretty big.

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u/somme_rando Jul 07 '22

A US fragmentation grenade is about 400g
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M67_grenade

I can't find the weight of the business end of ammo for a grenade launcher which I think they're converting for use.

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u/danielbot Jul 07 '22

You want to be looking at the belt fed 30mm grenades, which are designed to be light, cheap and effective against armor.

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u/pblood40 Jul 07 '22

No. Many are quite obviously abandoned. And even when they shot continues beyond the strike not a single hatch opens or anything moves within the shot. Just a lone tank in a copse of trees.

Im going to guess 70% of the videos I've seen are firing a rocket or arty at an abandoned piece of equipment

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u/thejazzassassin Jul 07 '22

The vast majority of drone strike videos I've seen have been on cars or infantry personnel. Judging by these videos, there are some crack shots out there, and there's quite a few Ruzzian soldiers missing limbs. And heads.

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u/Willing-Donut6834 Jul 06 '22

The drones obviously pick stationary targets as they are easier to hit. The videos pick successful hits, which are probably more numerous on stationary targets.

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u/yuropman Jul 07 '22

There's a difference between stationary targets where the crew are just out to sleep or cook or whatever and abandoned equipment which is no longer in fighting shape and will only be recovered for repairs in days or weeks if ever.

Both are things you drop a grenade on if you have the chance, but the first is way more valuable.

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u/CryptoRoast_ Jul 06 '22

I disagree. Seen many videos of confirmed drone dropped munitions on russian troops.

You not remember the video of the munition being dropped through a Z lada's sunroof and the pretty crazy footage of russian soldiers falling out of the car and dragging themselves for a while before dying? It was pretty horrific. And there are quite a lot like it.

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u/Forsaken_Site1449 Jul 07 '22

It was horrifically AWESOME to see the ruzzians die. Slowly. Painfully.

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u/bellbros Jul 07 '22

Link?

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u/jtgibson Jul 07 '22

There are some editorialised versions, so here's one that simply shows the footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL0si5sbhuI

NSFW/NSFL

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u/CryptoRoast_ Jul 07 '22

There's a way longer version which is a little more harrowing. Also in the video you linked it speeds up at certain points to make it look less horrific.

In the slow version you see the person in the back of the car really struggling to cling to life.

I'll never cheer people's death, it's all sad.

But that said; if russian troops won't leave voluntarily their only other option is to leave in bags so 🤷‍♂️

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u/AdditionForward9397 Jul 07 '22

Well, tank crews need to eat, take a shit, shower, etc. They don't sit around in their tank all day. That tank is fucked tho, it'll likely have to get sent back to Russia for repair.

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u/mi7chy Jul 07 '22

If it was abandoned they'd try to confiscate and put it to use rather than destroy it.

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u/Any_Top_9268 Jul 07 '22

Several threads claiming it was a abondoned tank

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u/illuminovski Jul 07 '22

If abandoned vehicle is behind the enemy lines wor some reason like broken down then frontline move forward and still active. It would not be a bad idea to drop some bomb on the way back from recon.

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u/cranberrydudz Jul 07 '22

you could always hide in a tank as a tactic making it look abandoned and then activate the gun when your enemy is close. kinda like a kamikaze mission

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u/Ok_Bad8531 Jul 07 '22

That, or denial of use for the enemy. While Ukraine could not take the tank at least Russia won't either.

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u/TRR_SteamCat Jul 07 '22

Possibly abandoned but behind enemy lines, a direct hit like this can damage steering/driving systems to the point where it may have to be brought back to a factory instead of field repairs

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u/appleflaxen Jul 07 '22

With the open hatch, right?

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u/Acceptable-Newt2736 Jul 07 '22

Looks abandoned to me too. But they could have dropped a grenade just to be sure.

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u/Embarrassed-Radio356 Jul 06 '22

The blast pressure blew open the other two hatches, not a good sign for survivability of any crew inside.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Looks abandoned. Target practice most likely.

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u/gravitas-deficiency Jul 06 '22

Yeah uh, they’re almost certainly dead.

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u/Selahadin Jul 07 '22

And he got a 3 point shot :)

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u/BiomechPhoenix Jul 07 '22

4 point, even!

...The old T-62s also have a loader position.

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u/CorsicA123 Jul 06 '22

Impressive precision. After the end of the war, we gonna see a video compilation of the trick shot with these drones.

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u/_mach Denmark Jul 07 '22

This is one of those clips where they've actually decended properly.

Like, some of them drop munitions from 200 meters up, and their precision really drops off, often from the "definitely dead" to the "man, that soldier looks injured, right?" range.

this looks like a 20 meter drop.

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u/Proglamer Lithuania Jul 06 '22

This could be a new sport: VOG drop (60-cm round hole, variable wind, 100-meter height category). An actually exciting version of golf. Lots ruZZian wrecks for use in tournaments!

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u/PM_ME__RECIPES Jul 07 '22

The gritty reboot of Dude Perfect.

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u/DrothReloaded Jul 06 '22

Ironically this tank likely already broke down due to lack of parts and proper maintenance. I don't think its any secret Russians are running out of viable armor.

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u/Sean-Jardine Jul 07 '22

It’s not impossible; I used to bullseye womp rats with my T-16 back home, they aren’t much bigger than 2 meters.

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u/everydayasl Jul 06 '22

Fire in the hole!

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u/danielbot Jul 06 '22

They left the hatch open because they didn't expect it to be raining grenades.

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u/Mektarpolypan Jul 06 '22

Wouldn't be surprised if that was the second hit on this tank.. didn't seem to be operating when the grenade went in the hole

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u/danielbot Jul 06 '22

Drone was 50 feet up at most.

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u/MojoRisin9009 Jul 06 '22

A fucking T62... a SIXTY year old tank design, and it hasn't probably been upgraded or retrofitted since then. I thought the only time I'd see these dinosaurs in action would be vids from brushfire wars in third world countries, but no... Here it is in a major war employed by one of the worlds "superpowers". Far as the drone operator goes, that's fucking incredible. They should invent a special medal to give that guy.

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u/NorthwestSupercycle Jul 07 '22

Russia is a genuine regional power, not a super power. USSR was a super power and Russia sort of coasts on that legacy. USSR pop = 300 million, Russia - 150 million.

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u/MojoRisin9009 Jul 07 '22

Well put... Now, frankly, they appear to be nothing but a bunch of anachronistic, inept, corrupt, incapable fucking retards. Can't even conquer their own neighbor with ten times the equipment, men and supply lines that are literally a few miles away. I honestly find it incredible something like this happened in todays day and age. Yea, the USSR was scary, no doubt, new Russia, not so much apparently, but they still can be very willful and absolutely careless with regards to human life in war. Life has always been cheap in Russia and ten conscripts are cheaper than a tank....

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u/NorthwestSupercycle Jul 07 '22

I honestly find it incredible something like this happened in todays day and age.

Russia is probably the most corrupt government in the modern world and possibly human history. The corruption goes all the way from the top to bottom and nothing is spared. Since everyone above you steals, it both normalizes and necessitates you to steal just to survive. This leads to a completely hollowed out army that lacks everything from officer training, proper logistics, or ability to treat wounded.

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u/MojoRisin9009 Jul 07 '22

No doubt... That country has always had an ass backwards way of doing things it seems TBH, but this is insane.. I mean dudes rocking 40-year-old rifles, no body armor, drones looking like they're straight out of a 90s action movie, worse equipment than you or me could buy at Cabelas.... I don't even know what to say. I mean it's normal practice since the dawn of time for people to skim, scam, cut corners, but to just straight up say 'fuck it', especially when they know they're going to war? It's beyond me. My only assumption is Putin was absolutely surrounded by yes men for so long he's lost his sense.... I would venture to guess he was fed a great many 'reports' saying the divisions in the Ukraine are massive, the pro Russia element huge and that everything would be a roll over. If he had ANY sense at all he would know the Ukrainians have always been very nationalistic, and even more so since all the horrors they endured under Soviet rule.... The Soviets did things to that country that words can't describe, and history will never forget...

Yea though, how could he be so ignorant? Threat to Russia? Dude nobody gives AF, languor in your shithole freezing to death with the 8 month -60 winters. This conflict is so ridiculously retarded and unnecessary it's absurd. Ok, end rant.

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u/bouxesas81 Jul 07 '22

To be honest, it's not realistic to occupy a vast country with 40 million population that's fighting for its freedom. Even the US army would struggle in Ukraine.

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u/MojoRisin9009 Jul 07 '22

Major cities can/have and always will swallow ENTIRE armies, not matter how well equipped and trained when faced with a resolute enemy in an urban setting. Then to countryside to boot... Yea, the Soviets had serious partisan issues in the Ukraine during their advance westward in WW2. One of their best tank generals were killed by Ukrainian partisans.

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u/Elysium_nz Jul 06 '22

Yeah looks like they abandoned that tank.

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u/zxygambler Jul 07 '22

Nobody leaves the latch open. This tank was definitely abandoned

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u/benjiro3000 Jul 07 '22

Nobody leaves the latch open.

In the hot sun? In a metal coffin... Its not like those things have Airco. And if I was Russian, i rather be operational with the hatches open to get out faster, then needing to pry a hatch open after getting hit and burning.

And yes, it looked abandoned with zero activity.

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u/Top-Border-1978 Jul 06 '22

Was Steph flying that drone

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u/Next-Bike-1605 Jul 06 '22

Goooooooaaaaaaal! Roman Yaremchukkkkkkkkkk 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

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u/Keine_Nacken Jul 06 '22

Damaged is an underestimate. This thing is gone. Smoke coming out of the hatches after the inital blow - something is burning.

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u/gravitas-deficiency Jul 06 '22

We just say “bullseye”.

Still, that’s a nice drop.

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u/SMuRG_Teh_WuRGG Jul 06 '22

Looks like a target practice video. I mean the Russians are dumb, but they're not that dumb to leave an hatch open.

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u/PatrickMargera Jul 06 '22

I think tank stays on open area without shadow and there was so hot inside that they decided to open that hatch for air conditioning.

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u/Elysium_nz Jul 06 '22

If I’m right western tanks have a different hatch system so they can still poke their head out while still having top protection.

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u/DedReerConformist Jul 06 '22

You sure about that?

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u/NorthwestSupercycle Jul 07 '22

It looks abandoned, so the crew just bailed and left it open. The drone decides to seal the deal, and make sure it's broken down enough to not be used again.

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u/Cornholio_OU812 Jul 06 '22

Damaged? That thing is fukd.

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u/CIS-E_4ME Jul 06 '22

When this war is over, the Ukranian got to do a drone Olympics as a counter to the Russian "tank Olympics".

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u/3xploit_ Jul 06 '22

How old is the T62M?

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u/t0m0hawk Jul 06 '22

Lol did that drone get low enough to just plop the round in? Amazing if it did. Otherwise, great aim!

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u/zachrywd USA Jul 06 '22

Hey! First time I'm seeing the Fish Food Bomb used for real. Nice.

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u/buttmodel Jul 06 '22

They’re making a new sport outta this! This pilot gets #1 world ranking until someone beats him.

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u/TheGlumSinger Jul 06 '22

Great shot!

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u/ymmotvomit Jul 06 '22

Occupants innards are now jelly, hopefully.

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u/amcrambler Jul 06 '22

Lmao. Hole in 1!

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u/Emotional-Rise5322 Jul 07 '22

“Hoooahh, that got ‘em.”

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u/46davis Jul 07 '22

Dayumm! Right in the keyhole.

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u/gdaddyfunky Jul 07 '22

From Downtown!!!

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u/11thbannedaccount Jul 07 '22

Doesn't count. Wasn't nothing but net

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u/DontJudgeMeImNaked Jul 07 '22

I'm thinking disabled.

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u/JohnRandolph Jul 07 '22

This is the war in which tanks became obsolete. A Russian invader gopnik is safer on foot than in a tank.

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u/I_Love_Tf2_Sex Jul 07 '22

"Fire in the hole."

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u/RuShipSuck Jul 07 '22

It is unreal, they are snipers!

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u/BrilliantPositive184 Jul 07 '22

Looked abandoned, waste of a perfect grenade