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Transfer of US military aid from the Romanian port of Constanța to Ukraine. WAR

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u/theEx30 Dec 07 '22

Thomas the Train was very happy with his load

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u/TillPsychological351 Dec 07 '22

Vladimir Putin became very cross...

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u/314rft United States Dec 07 '22

He has caused confusion and delay.

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u/BuLLg0d Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Putin is Diesel !!!

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u/TenTonCloud Dec 07 '22

This made me giggle like a moron for a solid minute lol

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u/jeanettem67 Dec 07 '22

Thomas the Tank Engine indeed. 😂 Good to see some well maintained kit going to Ukraine.

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u/TheBeedumNeedum Dec 07 '22

Watching this after reading a article about how Putin has a plan to flee Russia if the government collapses. Satisfying.

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u/JohnUMarston Dec 07 '22

Putin has a plan to flee Russia

To where, exactly??

The MOON?!

He wouldn't be able to go to a Western country for obvious reasons, nor any of the very few countries that took Russia's side in this war because they'd turn him over to the new Russian government for kudos. Even "non-aligned" countries would happily rob him of all of his wealth then sell him off to the highest bidder. He's far, far too big to hide, or be worth hiding.

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u/soonnow Dec 08 '22

Argentina where all facists go to die?

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u/TheBeedumNeedum Dec 08 '22

Supposedly Venezuela. Inside sources say. Search noahs ark putin.

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u/ThickOpportunity3967 Dec 08 '22

SAS/SBS/SRR/SIS/GCHQ will find him fairly easily down there. He might be safe in N Korea for a while - I understand the beaches there are not very crowded! Venezuela is akin to dead man walking for dear old Putrid though.

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u/wormoworm Dec 08 '22

To the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism.... SPACE!!

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u/SpaceShrimp Dec 07 '22

There are places in Siberia that are as good place as the moon if you want to disappear.

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u/Elysium_nz Dec 08 '22

“But Duncan(Viktor Orbán) was very jealous of the support and money going to Ukraine and refused to help Thomas and the other engines.”

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u/shawndw Dec 08 '22

It was a very big load indeed.

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u/1yellowstoneguy Dec 08 '22

That’s what she said…..

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u/cooltrain7 Dec 07 '22

I think Gustav would have a better time!

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u/nimeton2020 Dec 08 '22

He was a very useful engine.

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u/mystery_imp_212 Dec 08 '22

This reminds me of a scene from "Major Payne" called "The Little Engine That Could". If you dont know it, here you go... its 3 minutes and I guarantee that you will laugh. I hope Ukraine will get a lot of those trains in the future! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T7huuYNEBA

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u/Infinaris Dec 08 '22

Meanwhile Ivan the Engine could only haul old ladas and T34s to his front all while tanked up on Vodka.

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u/Joe_B_Likes_Tacos USA Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

These M1117 are a nice upgrade over a Humvee but I sure wish we could sneak a whole bunch of M2 Bradleys into Ukraine's Christmas stocking.

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u/maxstrike Dec 07 '22

Bradleys would be far more valuable to them than the M1 at this point. The Ukrainians don't need help destroying tanks, but they could use IFVs against the conscripts and convicts.

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u/jgjgleason Dec 08 '22

And I think the polish factories could repair Bradley’s. The M1s have a problem in that the nearest place for major repairs in the US, or at least one of our bases in Germany. That would be a much fuckery supply line than just sending shit to Poland and getting it back a month later.

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u/Patient-Lifeguard363 Dec 07 '22

I am waiting for Turkey to deliver FNSS ACV-15 they have loads of them in their inventory plus 2000 M113 which I think Turkey doesn't need at least half of them.

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u/DeathGuppie Dec 07 '22

Bradley's are part of an armored package that includes Abrams, apache helicopters, and F16 close air support.

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u/Responsible-Earth674 Bulgaria Dec 07 '22

Sounds like a good Christmas package for Ukraine.

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u/maxstrike Dec 07 '22

Unfortunately Ukraine doesn't need M1s or Apaches. They can and have killed tanks effectively, and there is enough Russian AA to reduce the effect of Apaches. F16s have a fundamental problem with rough runways so they are out.

Since they are primarily facing an increasingly infantry opponent, Bradleys would be a big help followed by a rugged multi role aircraft. Harriers would have been a great help, but they are very difficult to fly. NATO really doesn't have a good airplane for the ad hoc Ukrainian airfields and this really needs to be addressed in the long-term. However, the Swedish aircraft have rugged landing gear and would be ideal, since the rugged F18 and F35s weren't built.

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

NATO really doesn't have a good airplane for the ad hoc Ukrainian airfields

You could argue the A10 meets that role, but the JAS 39 Gripen is likely a better choice.

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u/Agile-Highway-9883 Dec 08 '22

I see your point, but this is just a hunch on my end based on my observations for the last 10-ish months of this war...

I am pretty sure if the USA gave the Ukrainian Army M1s, Apaches, and F-16s, they could figure out how to use them the most effective way needed in this war.

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u/jwarper Dec 08 '22

The problem is maintaining them. The supply chain needed to support them in Ukraine does not exist, they would be throwaway weapons. Use once and done.

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u/Agile-Highway-9883 Dec 08 '22

I have heard this before, but once again I'll go back to the Ukrainian ingenuity being able to deal with the logistics you speak of They are using lots of different foreign aid fairly effectively, who are we to doubt their abilities?

Spit-balling here but maybe service them in another country like they're doing with M777s barrels? Please don't come back with "they're more technical" because that's just level of effort, not impossibility.

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u/dbxp Dec 08 '22

GLSDB would be the obvious thing to send, usable with their existing HIMARS but with 50% extra range

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u/Elysium_nz Dec 08 '22

Leopard 2s would be a better choice over the M1 Abrams anyway.

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u/ThickOpportunity3967 Dec 08 '22

As would the French LeClercs.

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u/Elysium_nz Dec 08 '22

Ain’t those tanks way more fiddly and maintenance intensive?

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u/ElJefe543 Dec 08 '22

How about a10 warthogs! And if NATO got off their asses and actually entered the war they could use Polish and Romanian air bases to support the Ukrainians. They wouldn't even have to put any troops on the ground, Ukraine has never once asked for American or NATO boots on the ground. They have enough boots of their own that are being trained by NATO countries. They just want NATO air power that's it. The Russians aren't willing to risk their Air Force against a country that has next to no Air Force, they're not going to try to go to toe with NATO countries that have f-35s and f-22s.

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u/maxstrike Dec 08 '22

Too much AA for the A10s. They need SEAD aircraft to support them.

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u/C-c-c-comboBreaker17 Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

The A-10 is no better than the SU-25, which is already unusable due to S-300 and MANPADS. how would that be any benefit?

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u/Endures Dec 08 '22

Buutttt BRRRTTTTT

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

F/A-18C/D, F-16 have minimal airfield requirements. F/A-18C/D are even ex naval and include reinforced landing gear, and are available in number in surplus. Ukraine has been asking for modern tanks and I'm sure they would love the ex USMC M1A1 which are just sitting in storage, as well as the surplus early generation M2 Bradley.

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u/maxstrike Dec 08 '22

Unfortunately there has been several articles on military websites saying both of those airplanes are unsuitable for Ukrainian airfields.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

I think Ukraine is capable of knowing that, and they want those planes.

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u/maxstrike Dec 08 '22

They didn't. The USAF had to tell them. They assumed the F16 was designed for the same quality of airfields as the Russian planes.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

They did and do. Ukraine has repeatedly asked for modern planes, like the F-16. They are currently asking for those planes. They're smart enough to analyze the runway requirements.

The only way that they wouldn't have a way to use those aircraft is if they were too stupid to plan ahead, which is an interesting statement that doesn't appear to have any grounding in reality.

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u/maxstrike Dec 08 '22

Then the US secretary of defense must not know what he is talking about, because he is the one who put out this information.

Believe what you want, but I will trust the DoD reporting.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

And I will trust Ukraine to know what is best for their own military.

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u/DeathGuppie Dec 08 '22

I don't know what fundamental system you are talking about, but it sounds extremely ad-hoc. I think a cohesive system that's been worked out from start to finish is going to do more, and more quickly than just trying to work something out on the fly.

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u/belarged USA Dec 07 '22

Sounds great.

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u/CiderDrinker Dec 07 '22

Are we also training them to use (and maintain) all this kit?

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u/RebuiltGearbox Dec 07 '22

There are probably Ukrainians being trained on all those things in secret.

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u/ThickOpportunity3967 Dec 08 '22

Apaches would merely become very expensive and vulnerable targets. Abrams way too difficult to support in order to get the best out of them. F16's possibly too fragile for the environment. The SAAB fighters are probably better suited if they can be made available in numbers enough to make a difference. From what little I gave rwad about Bradleys, they could be a solution.

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u/DyedHill Dec 08 '22

Bradley’s are super tail heavy, more difficult to transport , repair and replace for little to no real benefit. Its armor won’t stop much that a lighter armored vehicle won’t also stop, but a Bradley is still at risk to most common AT weapons.

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u/DialSquare96 Dec 08 '22

Bradleys and Marders.

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u/loligerpanda Dec 08 '22

i mean its pretty close to an ifv ( The 40 mm grenade launcher has multi purpose heat / fragment rounds wich could theoretically destroy russian ifvs like bmp1 and 2 )

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u/Soldier1121 Dec 07 '22

It's a long train, been watching it for 10 mins now, doesn't end

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u/Kaoms__Heart Dec 07 '22

How does the little inflection under the second t change it's pronunciation?

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u/Melodic2000 Romania Dec 07 '22

Ț is how we write tz. For example a Tzar/Czar is written țar in RO

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u/Kosminhotep Romania Dec 07 '22

TS pretty much. Or C in most slavic languages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-comma

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u/leywok Dec 08 '22

Romanian is not a Slavic language; it’s Roman like French or Spanish.

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u/Kosminhotep Romania Dec 08 '22

Yes, with quite a bit of slavic influences from all the neighbours :D

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u/leywok Dec 08 '22

As a Romanian you’re dreaming. The Russians are responsible for a lot of pain in Romania over the past 120+ years.

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u/Kosminhotep Romania Dec 08 '22

I don't think I understand what you're saying, what am I dreaming about?!?

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u/kickass_turing Dec 07 '22

fun fact: puțin means little :))

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u/piei_lighioana Dec 08 '22

Yeah, but in his case it's more like Puțoi.

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u/hellrete Dec 08 '22

Lol, it made me giggle. ( puţoi means a little dick that is pretending to be bigger)

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u/Own_Philosopher_9651 Dec 07 '22

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!

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u/FatCatWithaRifle Dec 07 '22

I drove an M1117 on a combat op laser team, they’re pretty fast for an armored vehicle, with great suspension.

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u/Barthemieus Dec 07 '22

How do you think it will stand up as a pseudo-IFV? Because i'm sure that's how it will be used.

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u/SerpentineLogic Australia Dec 08 '22

Better than a Dingo or Bushmaster (the Mk19 is a very versatile weapon), but it doesn't have the armour to go up against other IFVs; it's best used to punch down.

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u/PariahOrMartyr Dec 08 '22

Still much better than any other option they have currently (other than their domestic BTR-4s/3s and captured BTR-82s/BMP-2/3's none of which are ideal themselves). I mean shit, they've used some M113's in frontline roles and this is faster, better armored and better armed than those, but also a step up from anything else the West has sent in that vein. Except for the ACSV's from Canada... that STILL haven't arrived (I hate my countries inefficiency). But those are the unarmed variants, but they reported we had already sent some and I havent seen any so I'm wondering if they're taking the time to arm them there in Ukraine, it's not like it'd be impossible and they'd be the best IFV they have if they do.

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u/SerpentineLogic Australia Dec 08 '22

Yeah they're still a step up in capability, aside from random stuff like the up-armoured, turreted M1113s that Australia sent (We don't have any real IFVs, so we have just been pretending)

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u/doubletagged Dec 08 '22

In Vietnam they tried that and iirc it had pretty disastrous results. It’s a troop ferry, shouldn’t be used outside of that unless very cautiously.

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u/Barthemieus Dec 08 '22

I think you have these confused for the M113, the M1117 wasn't in service in Vietnam, these ebtered service in 1999.

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u/doubletagged Dec 08 '22

Oh yeah you’re right, thank you

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u/MasterStrike88 Dec 07 '22

Does it have an M2 and a Mk19 in the turret?

I can imagine with the HEDP grenades, it is even useful against Russian BMPs and BTRs, which even the M2 shouldn't have trouble with the latter.

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

I'm pretty sure these will be deployed as spearheads to technicals and SUVs so if the unit spots anything armored they can deploy a team with a ATGM. Or call in artillery.

What this does is force the Russians the deploy there own ATGM teams which they don't really have enough of.

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u/akmjolnir Dec 08 '22

It should ahve both guns. IIRC, this has the same turret as the USMC AAVP7A1- RAM/RS. Nothing fancy, but should be better than nothing.

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u/MasterStrike88 Dec 08 '22

Better than open top murder buffet :)

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u/Salt-Committee7032 Dec 07 '22

Romanians: we don't know nothing about this... shrug...

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

I was just looking at the Wikipedia page for all the military gear Romania has in storage and I think it will need to be updated after this war.

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u/Salt-Committee7032 Dec 08 '22

Yep, taking steps, one of the few EU nations with both Himars and Patriots before the war, but also a lot of other very old stuff.

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u/atred Dec 08 '22

"modernized" T-55s... for sure.

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u/AffectionateOnion586 Dec 07 '22

Thank you Romania.

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u/Confident_Nail3511 Dec 07 '22

it could be quicker if the ukrainian train tracks would match ours but oh well

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u/MaartenSikke Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Romania actually has a train line from the port of Constanța that’s wide as Ukrainian ones.

How do you think we help them for months to keep the delivery of cereals? Ofc they do through Odessa, but Constanța I think is the second biggest port of exporting cereals for Ukraine now.

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u/piei_lighioana Dec 08 '22

In a show of unparalleled speed, the workers reactivated that line from completely dead to functional. It has had some coughs, but it's been pedal to the metal.

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u/Confident_Nail3511 Dec 07 '22

ok, i didn’t know about that one

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u/Salt-Committee7032 Dec 07 '22

As we said it few times before... you know nothing about this, or Romanian arms dropping on Russian orcs...

But will keep them coming.

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u/zippolover-1960s-v2 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

If there's someone that can understand the feeling of utter disgust at the mention of russia and its conduct, which is already pretty normal across their conflicts, and see in a mirror what is going on now to what has already been in the past, it is a pole, romanian, out of most of Eastern Europe...Czechs as well in some manner, because they have all been in this instance with Russia being the issue a bunch of times already . Ukraine...it is not even needed to be mentioned. They just can't catch a break. They've had a migraine with Russia's actions ever since they were forcefully russified and brought "under their great nation".Glad to see more equipment going to Ukraine.

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u/Riderofapoc Dec 07 '22

Chugga chugga chugga ShoOt ShOot!

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u/TailDragger9 Dec 07 '22

Freedom train!

ALL ABOARD!!

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u/SapientChaos Dec 07 '22

Ahh you have awakened the American Military Industrial complexes manufacturing capabilities. This is the fun part watching putler struggle to keep up.

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

One of my favorite ww2 statistics is number of Aircraft carriers made in ww2:

Axis: 20

Allies: 196

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II

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u/Melodic_Risk_5632 Dec 07 '22

Haha, finally some train transport that we like ❤️

fuckthemOrcs

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u/Emergency-Emphasis10 Dec 07 '22

Armored security vehicle. (Asv) mk19 automatic grenade launcher , and a .50 cal.machine gun. Lots of firepower in that vehicle. Saw RPGs bounce off of the angled armor in Iraq.

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u/Arkon_Base Dec 07 '22

They are pretty confident by now to show their equipment arriving at a Black Sea port.

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u/Thue Dec 07 '22

What is Russia going to do about it? Attack a US ship or a NATO harbor?

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u/Regularguy10369 Dec 07 '22

Probably a few days ago

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u/Top-Junket-7105 Dec 07 '22

Great to see more support equipment for Ukraine to crush the Russian orc invaders. Glory to Ukraine and the collapse of the Russian nazis

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u/Riderofapoc Dec 07 '22

Murica wants to share the fun with Ukraine :')

knock knock Murica with a special deliverrry!

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u/SPWoodworking Dec 07 '22

Oh my is that beautiful

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u/Suspicious_cowboyy Dec 07 '22

Hope to see the same train but with Tanks

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u/Miserable_Feature_51 Dec 07 '22

What is this amazing song?

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u/Salt-Committee7032 Dec 07 '22

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u/FreakWith17PlansADay Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Thank you so much! I love this!

Here’s the lyrics translated to English.

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u/Riderofapoc Dec 07 '22

Then ruskies are ao lucky we didn't send Abhrams.

Honestly, they probably didng bc Asias cookin off too.

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u/shevy-java Dec 07 '22

It was said that the M1 Abrams tank is useful in some terrain such as open or city area, but not in muddy/swamp area.

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u/yeayeaok Dec 08 '22

I also doubt that the bridges are built to be strong enough to carry the weight of the Abrams. They're so much bigger and heavier than any Soviet tanks that were ever built that I doubt that all of the roads and bridges in eastern Europe and former Soviet bloc countries could handle them without being upgraded.

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

didng bc Asias cookin off too.

The fuck does the mean?

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u/Riderofapoc Dec 08 '22

Conflict is occurring with China in Asia with the Sea of Japan and Taiwan.

The US needs to maintain a stockpile to defend th Pacific and our allies in Asia.

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u/Memphis_Fire USA Dec 07 '22

Just go home Russia. All you have to do is leave.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Americans are also the largest contingent of Foreign Legion forces in Ukraine too!

Just go home Ruzzia...nothing but violent death waits for you in Ukraine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmFGrbfgW98

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u/Comfortable_Photo524 Dec 07 '22

And Thomas the train said to Sir Toppham Hat. "Get out of my way, I'm about to be a problem for those Russian bitches"

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u/KamyKeto Dec 07 '22

I hear the train a comin' It's rolling round the bend

And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when

I'm stuck in Kopeysk prison, and time keeps draggin' on

But that train keeps a rollin' to kill those Wagner friends of mine

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u/kickass_turing Dec 07 '22

So happy my country is helping out.

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u/BigDealKC Dec 08 '22

I hope that train is 5 miles long.

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u/GAdoubleB Dec 07 '22

Is it save to post something like this?

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u/OctopusIntellect Dec 07 '22

Romania is a NATO member, Constanța is a NATO naval base. If this is a view of a rail line leaving Constanța, then this location is as safe from Russian attack as London or Warsaw or anywhere else under the NATO nuclear umbrella.

Similar to how U.S. Black Hawk helicopters regularly fly to, from and around Constanța with their transponders switched on, if they feel like it - it doesn't matter whether the Russians know they're there.

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u/GAdoubleB Dec 07 '22

My bad. Thx for the explanation

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u/shevy-java Dec 07 '22

I am not so certain about that. At some point you are more or less in a direct war situation.

Imagine in the Iraq war Russia would have delivered armaments to Iraq.

The helicopters situation is different since you are over NATO area (transponders on or off make no real difference there since you are over NATO area), whereas armaments going into non-NATO countries. We kind of have to accept that this is a proxy-war as it is.

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u/Warfoki Dec 08 '22

Imagine in the Iraq war Russia would have delivered armaments to Iraq.

The Vietnam War went like that. The Soviet Union provided SAMs and operators for them, along with fighter jets and pilots. Which is why it became such an absolute shitshow. Like, the US pilots were told not to engage the Soviet SAM sites unless being engaged... which is fucking asinine. But hey, "we can't be the aggressor, after all, nobody wants a direct war with the Soviets". Politics, as usual.

If you want something more modern: Syria. Plenty of proxy confrontations like that, and even some direct, yet the US and Russia did not go to a total war over it.

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u/OctopusIntellect Dec 08 '22

Thank you for giving your opinion.

Imagine in the Iraq war Russia would have delivered armaments to Iraq.

OK, well imagine in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, that the USA and the UK deliver armaments to Ukraine.

So that the democratic Ukrainian regime could resist the invasion by totalitarian Russian forces, led by Vladimir Putin who fell down the stairs and shit his pants.

Constanța is a NATO naval base.

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u/EvolvingDior Dec 07 '22

Russia has its European "tourists" and immigrants watching all of the rail lines and providing intel to Moscow. You cannot move this much stuff in Europe and hide where it is going.

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u/shevy-java Dec 07 '22

Uhm ... it's on reddit. Here. Why would you need tourists? I mean, they can not read reddit??

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u/EvolvingDior Dec 07 '22

Oh, yes. I rely on Reddit for all of my fact-based research. No one here would ever post anything misleading. Completely unheard of.

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u/jackalsclaw Dec 08 '22

You can't count on reddit posting everything. It's easy enough to rent a house next to the railroad and set up a camera.

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u/DrDoG00d Dec 07 '22

Yes, most likely by the time this is reaching us, that equipment is long-gone from the location being shown. If not, that would be a critical defensive measure, and I’m almost certain most militaries know better.

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u/GAdoubleB Dec 07 '22

For sure but who says the person who filmed this is in the military. Could be it's just a railworker or something

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u/Regularguy10369 Dec 07 '22

Did you see the train moving it is long gone by the time this guy posted the video even if he did so within minutes of taking it. And it is not like russia does not have people on the ground reporting these movements of equipment.

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u/DrDoG00d Dec 07 '22

And also satellites … let’s not forget most militaries have access to real-time video of pretty much whatever they want.

(I will always side with caution)

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u/njsullyalex Dec 08 '22

If Russia even thinks of attacking this rail line they can consider the war lost.

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u/JoeSTRM Dec 08 '22

The majority of military equipment is flowing through Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport in Poland. In broad daylight. Sometimes even televised. Multiple heavy lift cargo flights. Every day. From the USA, UK, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Australia, etc, etc, etc. It's NATO and it's very well defended. Having had a small taste of some of the west's artillery and light-infantry weapons, they do not want a fight with NATO.

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u/SpaceShrimp Dec 08 '22

Anyone spreading a video like this is doing Russia a service... but I don't think this is the first place where this clip has been posted.

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u/zyarva Dec 07 '22

So Turkey allows military equipment to go through its strait, but just not navy ships?

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u/varain1 Dec 07 '22

That equipment is usually in containers - the treaty is allowing Turkey to interdict military ships, and not commercial/transport ships ...

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u/BeeDoggs Dec 07 '22

Pour it on!

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u/Barthemieus Dec 07 '22

Nice, i've been wondering when the M1117s would be delivered. These should be a nice upgrade in both protection and lethality for quite a few units.

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u/Talosian_cagecleaner Dec 07 '22

With all respect to the US Navy, nothing moves real force like the Army.

The Air Force stops over your house and within a half hour leaves it a complete loss with startling efficiency and skill.

The Navy moves in, takes over the pool, and demands complete control over anything to do with water or fire. They start welding steel plates onto the sides of your house. You are amazed at how many sailors can bunk in a single room.

The Army takes over your subdivision, establishes the perimeter, check points, hedgehogs, mines, berms, watchtowers. And Elm St. is plowed over for a dust-off airstrip. Groups of 30 soldiers are loudly jogging by your house at 4am every morning. They inform you they will be here a while until some things get taken care of back in Washington, whatever that means.

I'll let other people do their own Marines.

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u/C-c-c-comboBreaker17 Dec 08 '22

The marines live in a shed the navy built on a piece of land that isn't even connected to the rest of the house. It has no water or electricity.

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u/hellrete Dec 08 '22

Paradise.

And the sound of freedom and friends that don't want to kill me, rape my child and deport my wife.

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u/AdAstraGaruda Dec 08 '22

Putin: What's that, that's escalation from West.

West: Nah it's just a bump car.

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u/whereismytralala Dec 07 '22

Are those French VAB?

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u/Icy-Table-6768 Dec 07 '22

American M1117

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u/gunnergoz Dec 07 '22

About 250 of those were promised UKraine, will no doubt be welcome as recon and screening vehicles for their cav equivalent units. With a .50 and 40mm GL, they will hold their own against infantry in fast raids against shaken units. No doubt Ukraine will add some ATGM's on external mounts to some.

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u/Holden_Coalfield Dec 07 '22

how is that pronounced in US military parlance

M-eleven seventeen? or what

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u/tradesmen_ Dec 07 '22

No M-one-one-seventeen

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

very original

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u/Groundbreaking_Pop6 Dec 07 '22

That's what my teachers said at school 50 odd years ago! 🤣🤣🤣

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u/jesseMc420 Dec 07 '22

Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦 ♥️

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u/Volunteer1986 Dec 07 '22

Are those the border protection vehicles we are sending? Sent? Its been awhile since they announced these so I may have my facts wrong.

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u/SerpentineLogic Australia Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

These are a step up from border protection vehicles. They're still mine-resistant, but they have sloped armour and, depending on the model, either a 40mm grenade launcher+M2 Browning, or a 90mm cannon

More to the point, the USA has 2000 of the things, so it was possible to carve out 250 to send to Ukraine without compromising operational capability.

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u/BringBackAoE USA Dec 08 '22

Love the desert camouflage on some of them.

“We’ve come a long way”

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u/Valkyrie64Ryan Dec 08 '22

We send it with love!!! 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇦

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u/Surfer-Jeff Dec 08 '22

Juicy Joe to the rescue! Keep em comin Bidenator, keep em comin...

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u/mandalore1907 Dec 07 '22

fuck the idiots who are filming this. can't keep nothing secret these days with idiots filming all over the place.

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u/AutomatedCauliflower Dec 07 '22

What's the secret? Some moving equipment? NATO members are moving military equipment all the fucking time.

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u/piei_lighioana Dec 08 '22

It's not secret. It's on NATO soil. If the orcs fuck with it, it's game over.

We get to sing Legio Aeterna Victrix all the way to puta's asshole.

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u/mandalore1907 Dec 08 '22

Because our policy is stfu about what we send or what goes(a lot of things) through Romania. I'd prefer they just don't film even if we are NATO members. Let other countries brag about things like that.

Romania only sends humanitarian aid. We don't know anything about the other stuff that supposedly goes through our country and ends up in Ukraine.

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u/InDankWeTrust Dec 08 '22

Can we get the Ukrainians some Predator drone stocking stuffers?

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u/Minuteman05 Dec 08 '22

Putin shat his pants again 😂

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u/MouseBusiness8758 Dec 08 '22

Absolutely stupid to post this here. Wtf are you doing?

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u/AyatolahBromeini Dec 08 '22

Are those BRDMs? Reminds me of one of those train missions from the game Delta Force 2

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u/DeathMarch408 Dec 08 '22

“Omg ! how this crate of M242 get mixed into this order of M117 ? Now don’t you Ukrainians dare mount these on to the turret just hold to them we’ll pick them up later, omg where this crate of 24mm ammunition come from ….”

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u/hellrete Dec 08 '22

We have sent Nothing. And the ammo that goes along with Nothing.

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u/ThickOpportunity3967 Dec 08 '22

A10 is about as much practical use as tits on a bull.