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[-] Spacebar 52 points 9 months ago

I would just like to point out that I said Ukraine would do this back when the cluster munitions deal was first announced. I was somewhat downvoted and dismissed!

I would now like my useless and fake internet points to reflect the fact that I, an anonymous person with no military experience, was in fact, correct.

On a serious note, Ukrainian soldiers are brave as F.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 9 months ago

I expect you to hang this in a prominent display cabinet and pass it on to your heirs to be placed in a national museum.

[-] Spacebar 2 points 9 months ago

Dammit. The Vistaprint near me closed down. Now I can't print this for mantle.

[-] galloog1 6 points 9 months ago

Are you Ryan M Beth? Precision is always better than taking out grid squares but sometimes you gotta take it the grid square. I'm anticipating they use both methods as needed.

[-] Francisco 4 points 9 months ago

I remember that convo. Howdy!!

1 video does not prove your guess.

Otherwise, I'll call out the last "war on the rocks" to hear Koufman saying (as side note) that the cluster arty was only necessary because of lack of 'normal' arty. [Or was it the last Perun!?! Pointing out the lack of European commitment on increasing arty production..]

[-] Spacebar 2 points 9 months ago

I demand a retraction.

[-] peopleproblems 3 points 9 months ago

I thought I vaguely remembered them saying that. Brilliant use of them

[-] bouh 2 points 9 months ago

You're as smart as the Ukrainians!

[-] Spacebar 1 points 9 months ago

No. Not even close.

[-] [email protected] 51 points 9 months ago

Nothing more stoic than taking an angle grinder to a grenade whils wearing crocs.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 9 months ago

“…wearing safety crocs…”

  • FTFY
[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

Hard to tell if he has his safety squints engaged though.

[-] ZeroFox 1 points 9 months ago

That's not just a grenade, it's a grenade grenade

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

Shorts and crocs. All he needed was a cigarette in his mouth while he did it.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 9 months ago

Eek! Those guys look like they know what they're doing, but they still gotta have balls of Ukrainium to be playing with those things.

[-] Alchemy 13 points 9 months ago

That was a solid cut, that man knows his way around an angle grinder.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 9 months ago

That almost looks too clean to be a grinder cut.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 9 months ago

These are brave people. What could possibly go wrong? If they do this often, there are bound to be casualties.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 9 months ago

When you strap explosives to a drone... I kind of think that's the intention.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

True enough. But it's still quite literally "playing with fire". Maybe necessary, but terribly dangerous to the operators, too; much more so than most "refined" weapon systems. "Weapon Safety" is a thing.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

My butthole clenched up when the angle grinder came out.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

Vindication for Ryan McBeth lol

[-] peopleproblems 7 points 9 months ago

Is this why the US sent them a ton of cluster munitions?

I know there was a ton of concern since they leave behind UEO pretty badly on their own land. Using them for drone-delivered-precision weapons is pretty brilliant.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

AFAIK, the main reason was to fill a shortage of standard artillery shells and to help clear trenches. Disassembly, as you can see, is somewhat dangerous.

[-] Madison420 1 points 9 months ago

The main reason was it looks good for PR and countries that donated them no longer want to maintain a weapon they can't use.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

I'll agree with the second half of your statement. Storage and disposal is expensive.

[-] bouh 5 points 9 months ago

I doubt this is why, but I'm sure it's better used that way if they do it.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

call an Швидка допомога ......... but not for me

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

there were also Rockeye-like submunitions used this way

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