Showing posts with label Bayraktar TB2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bayraktar TB2. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 April 2022

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By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer

There's little denying at this point that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been an unmitigated military and economical disaster. What was meant to be a quick operation with the aim of surrounding and seize Kyiv and Eastern Ukraine, forcing Western powers to the negotiation table over the future status of the country, has now turned into a bloody war of attrition in the East that Russia is not in a position to sustain. Russia's offensive has laid bare a host of problems with Russian military leadership, tactics and equipment, together culminating in a catastrophe that will surely be analysed for years to come.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

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By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer
 
The still early but shockingly brutal invasion of Ukraine by Putin's Russia has thrown the historically tragedy-ridden country back into some of its darkest days. Besieged from three directions whilst a vastly larger military force rains down fire on any target with little to no regard for civilian life, it is struggling for its very right to exist – with Vladimir Putin repeatedly making allusions to his intention of essentially dissolving the country into Russia. Under these circumstances, and with this grim prospective, the Ukrainian people would be forgiven for feeling hopeless and abandoned.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

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By Stijn Mitzer in collaboration with Kemal, Dan and Jakub Janovsky
 
A list of Russian targets confirmed to have been destroyed or neutralised by Bayraktar TB2s over Ukraine can be viewed below. This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. In some cases this solely consists of footage that was recorded on the ground. In these cases, the use of an armed drone was reported by witnesses on the ground. In an effort to attract as little attention to its operations as possible, very little footage of TB2 strikes over Ukraine has been released. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed by TB2s is likely significantly higher than recorded here. The list will be updated as additional footage becomes available.  

Thursday, 24 February 2022

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By Stijn Mitzer in collaboration with Joost Oliemans Kemal, Dan and Jakub Janovsky
  
This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, munitions, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the origin of a piece of equipment can't be established, it is not included in the list. The Soviet flag is used when the equipment in question was produced prior to 1991. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.
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By Stijn Mitzer in collaboration with Joost Oliemans Kemal, Dan and Jakub Janovsky
  
This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, munitions, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment (including aircraft) are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the origin of a piece of equipment can't be established, it is not included in the list. The Soviet flag is used when the equipment in question was produced prior to 1991. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.

Our list showing destroyed and captured Russian vehicles and equipment can be found here.
 
(Click on the numbers to get a picture of each individual captured or destroyed vehicle)


Ukraine - 910, of which: destroyed: 423, damaged: 22, abandoned: 35, captured: 430


Tanks (139, of which destroyed: 57, damaged: 1, abandoned: 8, captured: 73)


Armoured Fighting Vehicles (84, of which destroyed: 31, abandoned: 4, captured: 50)


Infantry Fighting Vehicles (100, of which destroyed: 50, damaged: 3, abandoned: 9, captured: 38)

 

Armoured Personnel Carriers (54, of which destroyed: 12, damaged: 1, abandoned: 3, captured: 38)

 

Infantry Mobility Vehicles (73, of which destroyed: 25, damaged: 1, abandoned: 1, captured: 46)

 

Engineering Vehicles (12, of which destroyed: 2, captured: 10)

 

Towed Artillery (26, of which destroyed: 8, damaged: 3, abandoned: 3, captured: 12)


Self-Propelled Artillery (26, of which destroyed: 10, damaged: 4, abandoned: 1, captured: 11)

 

Multiple Rocket Launchers (15, of which destroyed: 10, captured: 5)

 

Anti-Aircraft Guns (2, of which captured: 2)

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (2, of which captured: 2)


Surface-To-Air Missile Systems (43, of which destroyed: 36, abandoned: 1, captured: 6)

 

Radars And Communications Equipment (18, of which destroyed: 9, damaged: 3, abandoned: 1, captured: 5)


Aircraft (19, of which destroyed: 18, damaged: 1)

 

Helicopters (5, of which destroyed: 4, captured: 1)

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (15, of which destroyed: 13, captured: 2)

 

Naval Ships (17, of which destroyed: 4, captured: 13)

 

Trucks, Vehicles and Jeeps (258, of which destroyed: 120, damaged: 5, abandoned: 5, captured: 128)