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Cool article showing the Russian knock-off version of a B1-B going down in flames...

The still pic they used in the article got my attention, as it looks like a B-117 stealth "fighter" is banking hard as it is flying by underneath..... (I believe all 117's are decommissioned)

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photo of a B-117:

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Watch the video in the story-- you'll see what it really is.

 
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Since it crashed over 200miles from the Ukraine contact line, its well away from any theoretical max range of Ukraine S300/Patriot air defense systems.

That's a TU-22M3 which is much older then a B-1. So it cannot be knock off, if it flew 6 years earlier then the first flight of B-1.

The plane that was made in response to the B1 is the TU-160 which flew 9 years after the B-1.
B-1B is the plane that made it into production, this version traded speed for lower radar reflection. While the TU-160 was made for speed flying at Mach 2 vs B1-B Mach 1.25 (the prototype only B1 flew at Mach 2.2)

TU-160 is still being made by Russia.
 

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Since it crashed over 200miles from the Ukraine contact line, its well away from any theoretical max range of Ukraine S300/Patriot air defense systems.

That's a TU-22M3 which is much older then a B-1. So it cannot be knock off, if it flew 6 years earlier then the first flight of B-1.

The plane that was made in response to the B1 is the TU-160 which flew 9 years after the B-1.
B-1B is the plane that made it into production, this version traded speed for lower radar reflection. While the TU-160 was made for speed flying at Mach 2 vs B1-B Mach 1.25 (the prototype only B1 flew at Mach 2.2)

TU-160 is still being made by Russia.
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Reports recently that Russian Air Force has been flying over Ukrainian positions without too much concerns about manpads ..


Ukrainians break out the thanks to the USA for upcoming assistance in ammo ..


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Are we risking nuclear war by supporting Ukraine?
Dwarkesh Patel


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if you like battel summaries, this channel does a great job ..

Battle of Chasiv Yar is Critical for Ukraine and Russia
Kings and Generals

 

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The best (warning very long and comprehensive) account of the clusterfuck that is Ukraine that I’ve read.

Maté: What 10 Years Of US Meddling In Ukraine Have Wrought (Spoiler Alert: Not Democracy)
yeah .. but like many other nations the US has supported .. which would you rather have ..


Iran under the Shah or Iran under the Ayatollah's ?

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Israel under
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or Palestine under

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South Korea under Park Chung Hee ..
( note, some called Park a dictator )

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or South Korea under the ILs ..

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Cuba under Batista

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or Cuba under Castro ..

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Taiwan under
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or Mao ?

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US interests would best be served if Russia has to give up all the territory they have occupied of Ukraine at this moment .. Russia already has too much control of natural resources ( including food ) .. we need more competitors in that space not less ..
 

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Even Shah was ousted due to the CIA. Listen PBD podcast interview with his son.
 

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Even Shah was ousted due to the CIA. Listen PBD podcast interview with his son.
did not yet find a reference to a particular podcast on this topic ..

The PBD Podcast, hosted by Patrick Bet-David
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It was Jimmy Carter and his bunch of misfits that toppled Iran.
Worse yet the way Jimmy's chosen people in Iran turned on him too.

The Dems have been coddling Iran ever since, with the hope that
this time for sure as they are hurled by their coalition of FIENDS.
 

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^ Since its not safe for tank driver to open the hatch due to drones dropping grenade or fpv drones.
They are using the camera to spot potential mines, a thermal camera is also able to spot mines still giving out thermal radiation at night.
 

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^ Since its not safe for tank driver to open the hatch due to drones dropping grenade or fpv drones.
They are using the camera to spot potential mines, a thermal camera is also able to spot mines still giving out thermal radiation at night.
nice ideas .. I'd put a few cameras up and paint them olive drab ..
 

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Clearly it is a war of attrition .. and a question of will power of the West to supply Ukraine with enough at this point ..

The USA halting the supply of ammo to Ukraine, the EU failing to supply adequate ammo as promised, and the "safe havens" for Russian military targets in Russia have basically doomed Ukrainian at this point.

lesson for countries : build nukes, do not trust others to help you ..



The Russian Momentum is back

Colonel Markus Reisner analyzes and explains the strategic, operational and tactical approach of the Russian armed forces during their second winter offensive and at the beginning of the upcoming Russian summer offensive. What are the current Ukrainian defensive measures and what challenges are the Ukrainian armed forces currently facing?



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