Ukrainian Gunners In Bakhmut Battle Rely On Weapons Older Than They Are

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Near Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region, Ukrainian forces often rely on artillery from the 1970s and 80s. The front line there is one of the most hotly contested areas. The soldiers say that although the Soviet-era weaponry is old, it is still very effective.
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Ruhrpottpatriot
Ruhrpottpatriot
My machine gun in basic training was stamped MGX3, with 2 being crossed out. The MG2 was a conversion of wartime MG42 to 7,62x51mm and some of them were later converted to MG3 proper. If you looked at the right spots you could still see Waffenamt stamps and certain markings that were removed. This means, I had a gun that was half a decade older than me and might have been used by my grandfather or his brothers.
Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn
Such an interesting report, well done guys.
karate kent
karate kent
big respect to the reporter! massive balls to be on the frontline like he is
Mr.TomcaT
Mr.TomcaT
I have goosebumps everytime I see your smile and the light in your eyes, brave soldiers of Ukraine. You are an example for all of us who tend to forget that freedom and democracy are things our ancestors gave their life or their youth for. I just wished my country help you more than it is now... event though our CAESARs are deadly weapons we could provide you much more equipment... Tenez-bon mes amis 💙✊
Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson
At Camp Pendelton back in the late 1980's we were still using 105's stamped 1942. If a weapon is maintained properly, it's still lethal.
Stu Bur
Stu Bur
A 100mm AT gun is still quite effective against any target less protected than a modern main battle tank. Many Russian vehicles are lightly armored or unarmored. They can also be used against fortifications protecting infantry.
Bert
Bert
Slava Ukraine. You have very brave soldiers and hopefully you will soon free your country from the invading Russians. Victory and freedom for Ukraine. Greetings and good luck from the Netherlands
Lijpe Lowie
Lijpe Lowie
The "lend-lease" part is glorious
dannygunsix
dannygunsix
Most of these weapons are brand new or close to it. In 1969 i fired a 105mm Howitzer made in 1943 with its arsenal bronze plate attached to the lower front shield. Our gun was like brand new and went bang every time. God Bless Ukraine and it's Army.
Deb Eichmann
Deb Eichmann
Thanks to all the mechanics of the Ukrainian army, they are unsung heroes of war. Glory and victory for Ukraine!🇺🇦
Nikolai Kostya 🇺🇦
Nikolai Kostya 🇺🇦
The MT12 Rapira can fire a 100mm Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) round into the sides or rear of any modern tank and it'll penetrate. Even HEAT rounds will penetrate sides and rear if there's no reactive armor.
Mariusz Moraw
Mariusz Moraw
What I like in Cold War equipment is that it's built to be relatively easy to repair. That's why some pieces from that period are still relevant in modern warfare.
Jenny van wyk
Jenny van wyk
My word i have respect for these soldiers they can repair and use anything slava Ukraine 🇺🇦
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Go Ukraine! We support you from Canada 🇨🇦 🇺🇦
Cancun771
Cancun771
The point is to use those weapons for tasks they can accomplish, and hopefully freeing up more modern Panzerhaubitzen etc for missions that call for their more advanced capabilities.
AO Sigal
AO Sigal
Wonderful spirit of heroes, they used every available resource. Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦
Any Body
Any Body
Another really interesting Report, you get under the surface and cover the interesting details that others don't, thank you, Slava Ukraini
Parrot Raiser
Parrot Raiser
If they can put ordnance on target in real time, age isn't important.
Christian Curec
Christian Curec
I will up-vote Shrek, any time, any where. You have a good cameraman up there. Keep him safe and make new footage's.
j4d3 goat
j4d3 goat
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