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  • Wow, a fifth Russian tank tries to drive around the wrecks of four others... and runs into the same minefield:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarV...ss_four_other/

    One BMP down to a mine, second keeps going and hits a mine too:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarV...ng_over_mines/
    "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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    • The BMP video looks too gamish. The grass just doesn't look real.
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      • Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
        The BMP video looks too gamish. The grass just doesn't look real.
        Well, it's real footage, not from a game.

        I'd wager that's an alfalfa field after its second cutting of the year.
        Last edited by Ironduke; 28 Aug 22,, 05:16.
        "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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        • Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
          Well, it's real footage, not from a game.

          I'd wager that's an alfalfa field after its second cutting of the year.
          Think about that. You're cutting hay in a minefield. No, this can't be real. The grass is too well cut in what was supposed to be the front lines for 3 months. No one is cutting hay in a minefield, let alone in the middle of a shooting battle.

          And those BMPs drove in a straight line? After the field has been cratered by Russian artillery? Two of them?
          Last edited by Officer of Engineers; 28 Aug 22,, 09:45.
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          • I would suggest the jury is 'out' on the footage concerned. Possibly true, possibly not. The Poster is a 'Bot' after all, which raises doubts. I mean it's not like 'Oryx' posted the video's in question.
            If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.

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            • Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
              Think about that. You're cutting hay in a minefield. No, this can't be real. The grass is too well cut in what was supposed to be the front lines for 3 months. No one is cutting hay in a minefield, let alone in the middle of a shooting battle.
              Alfalfa isn't grass, and gets cut about every 5 weeks. Front lines move.

              Originally posted by Monash View Post
              I would suggest the jury is 'out' on the footage concerned. Possibly true, possibly not. The Poster is a 'Bot' after all, which raises doubts. I mean it's not like 'Oryx' posted the video's in question.
              I spent some time looking at satellite photos around the purported location, the Vuhledar area in the Donetsk region, and the terrain, power lines, and hedgerows in the fields around that town are a dead ringer for the video.

              So unless someone can find footage from Vuhledar Donetsk Simulator 2022, the jury's not out.

              For example, here we have a double wood pole transmission tower running parallel to a hedgerow on one side, and a utility pole on the other. Again, unless someone has created the Vuhledar Donetsk Simulator 2022 video game, I think we can rest assured this is actual footage.
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              Last edited by Ironduke; 28 Aug 22,, 16:01.
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              • Originally posted by Monash View Post
                I mean it's not like 'Oryx' posted the video's in question.
                And yes, he did.

                127 BMP-3: (72 and 73, destroyed)
                https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/0...equipment.html
                https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...14551764938753

                And to think I spent an hour geolocating this in light of unwarranted skepticism, when I could have just found the relevant twitter thread and scrolled down. :)
                https://twitter.com/zcjbrooker/statu...20903706996737
                Last edited by Ironduke; 28 Aug 22,, 17:23.
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                • Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
                  Alfalfa isn't grass,
                  It's green manure.

                  Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
                  and gets cut about every 5 weeks. Front lines move.
                  If you haven't noticed, the front has been at a standstill for 3 months.

                  Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
                  And to think I spent an hour geolocating this in light of unwarranted skepticism, when I could have just found the relevant twitter thread and scrolled down. :)
                  https://twitter.com/zcjbrooker/statu...20903706996737
                  Then I'm litterally surprised by the environment. Not only is the weed too short, those BMPs didn't lose ball joint bearings going over craters. I'm not, howevber, surprise at continue Russian stupidity. This attack should have been done via dismounted infantry.
                  Chimo

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                  • Regardless of what the field is, the footage is real. Not a video game.
                    "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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                    • Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
                      Regardless of what the field is, the footage is real. Not a video game.
                      I stand corrected on that.

                      Chimo

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                      • Originally posted by Ironduke View Post
                        And yes, he did.

                        127 BMP-3: (72 and 73, destroyed)
                        https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/0...equipment.html
                        https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...14551764938753

                        And to think I spent an hour geolocating this in light of unwarranted skepticism, when I could have just found the relevant twitter thread and scrolled down. :)
                        https://twitter.com/zcjbrooker/statu...20903706996737
                        Apologies Ironduke. But since the static phase of the war commenced and we see fewer examples of direct 'real time' conflict on line I tend to be a bit more skeptical about the examples I do see. Old habits kicking in I guess. Seeing anything Russian blow up is good news.
                        If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.

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                        • If the footage is made from small comercial off-the shelf drones (which the ucranians have taken up with a vengeance) then it's no wonder the video is low quality. They don't have cameras equiped for high-res, long(ish) range real-time transmissions.

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                          • Looks like the long- awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kherson has gotten underway.
                            "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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                            • Stanislav Secrieru
                              @StasSecrieru
                              on this day in 2014 #RussianArmy violating the night before agreement for safe withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from near #Ilovaisk destroyed two retreating columns (which included injured personnel). Aug 29 became the deadliest day for Ukrainian forces. Counter-offensive #Kherson

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                                Video of Chinese soldiers and military equipment arriving in Russia for the Vostok 2022 exercise.

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