A "Highway to Hell" for the Russian army

Originally published at: A "Highway to Hell" for the Russian army | Boing Boing


The battle for Voznesensk is pretty impressive, Ukrainian businessmen and the mayor prepared the town, and the Ukrainian army and local volunteers completely routed the larger Russian forces, sending many conscripts running into the woods, some of whom were later captured.


Alls fair in love & war.




This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway. Oh no.


I’ve never loved AC/DC so much. The biggest truth coming out of this war of Putin’s is how totally the Ukrainians have dominated the information war. Every moment seems tailor made to show Ukrainian dominance, and often in a way that, like this video, pumps up their people (the prime target of videos like this… we’re all incidental fallout, which is a bonus).


GPS, satellite mapping and drones have certainly made things a whole lot easier for artillery.

Watching the pattern of strikes, and the way that each group of incoming rounds seems to pick out a different group of vehicles, I’m pretty sure that the artillery unit are getting some help from drones, maybe even the same ones that shot that video. If all they had was some nearby guy with a map calling in corrections based on fall of shot, I would expect things to be much more haphazard (or, alternatively, much more systematic, ‘walking’ fire back and forth until the whole area was obliterated).

Source: in my distant youth, I was that guy with a map, and I wasted a great many more (simulated) shells to much less effect.


Looks like they got thunderstruck…


Were you a FiSTer? Did you use the speak-and-spell for plotting shots?


Ummmm… it’s “Commander AND Chief” BTW.

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise

that rudyard kipling moment… 1865-1936…

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It’s a Long Way to the Top if you want to fuck with Ukraine.

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