+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Russia's 331st parachute regiment take a battering

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Contributing Member Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 04:58 AM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    4,659
    Real Name
    Gil Boyd
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    12:47 PM

    Russia's 331st parachute regiment take a battering

    The 331st Guards Parachute Regiment had high hopes of being the first unit to come out of this awful war in glory, but now represents the disintegration of Russiaicon’s plan for a quick war.

    The 331st regiment’s commanding officer, Col Sergei Sukharev, was killed in Ukraine on 13 March 2022, and was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation medal.

    At his funeral, deputy defence minister Gen Yuri Sadovenko said the colonel “lived for the future, for the future of our people, a future without Nazism”.

    The BBC leads that from reliable sources over 39 soldiers of the elite 331st regiment have died.

    The parachute regiment were part of a column that advanced into Ukraine from Belarus, led by these Russian airborne forces, known by the acronym VDV, with V not Z marked on their vehicles, with their objective being the capital, Kyiv.

    It will be intersting to evaluate the most effective weapon at the end of these hostilities, but clearly the Turkishicon drone hase proved highly effective when you watch the footage of the convoy being hit as they massed together in a small town on the approach to Kyiv.

    Sad to see Slav fighting Slav many related for what is a senseless war!
    Last edited by Gil Boyd; 04-11-2022 at 04:42 AM.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  2. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to Gil Boyd For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    A Collector's View - The SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield 1903-1989. It is 300 8.5x11 inch pages with 1,000+ photo’s, most in color, and each book is serial-numbered.  Covering the SMLE from 1903 to the end of production in India in 1989 it looks at how each model differs and manufacturer differences from a collecting point of view along with the major accessories that could be attached to the rifle. For the record this is not a moneymaker, I hope just to break even, eventually, at $80/book plus shipping.  In the USA shipping is $5.00 for media mail.  I will accept PayPal, Zelle, MO and good old checks (and cash if you want to stop by for a tour!).  CLICK BANNER to send me a PM for International pricing and shipping. Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #2
    Contributing Member Aragorn243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 10:27 PM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    6,331
    Real Name
    Steve
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    07:47 AM
    I'm just super surprised at how inept the Russianicon military is and how poorly their equipment is fairlng.

  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #3
    Contributing Member Flying10uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:07 PM
    Location
    South West England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,545
    Real Name
    Bean
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    12:47 PM
    I think that the "media", in general, has over estimated the Russianicon armed forces capabilities and severely under estimated the resolve of the Ukrainian people. The average Russian soldier is clearly not on a par with an average "professional Western" soldier. The old adage "an army marches on it's stomach" seems rather apt in relation to the Russians in Ukraine, i.e. Russian soldiers are struggling to get supplies.

  7. #4
    Contributing Member ed skeels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 05:37 PM
    Location
    columbus nc
    Age
    75
    Posts
    313
    Real Name
    ed skeels
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    07:47 AM
    I saw a video where a Ukranian soldier was removing rifles from a Russianicon APC. The majority of them were MN bolt guns.
    Ed

  8. #5
    Legacy Member Daan Kemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last On
    Today @ 07:31 AM
    Location
    Centurion RSA
    Age
    71
    Posts
    1,191
    Real Name
    Daan Kemp
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    01:47 PM
    Be very aware of of what you see in the media and the deductions you make from that. Which part of the footage is real, which part is staged, etc, etc. You see only what the footage wants you to see.

  9. #6
    Contributing Member Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 04:58 AM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    4,659
    Real Name
    Gil Boyd
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    12:47 PM
    Thread Starter
    FACT:
    A Russianicon drone crash landed into Ukranian hands. They found a CANON DSLR camera in the nose as its main camera......................................unbeli eveable which does make you ask a question, have they used their best and now on the dregs of technology to achieve the aim right across the board??


    Ukraine Opens Russian Drone, Finds Canon DSLR Inside | PetaPixel
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  10. #7
    Legacy Member 30Three's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last On
    08-04-2022 @ 11:39 AM
    Location
    France
    Posts
    778
    Local Date
    08-09-2022
    Local Time
    01:47 PM
    I don't think the Putin's ideal of his military capability is anywhere close to the reality. Even if the quality and quantity of the equipment is up to spec'; if the troops lack motivation; they will not succeed.

    It's such a shame that the Russianicon people allow themselves to be dictated to by crooks.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. AS WE APPROACH THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
    By Gil Boyd in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-25-2020, 01:27 AM
  2. 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
    By Mikey 52 in forum M1/M2 Carbine
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-16-2019, 07:14 AM
  3. Regimental Stories Episode 2 - The Parachute Regiment
    By Badger in forum The Screening Room
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-14-2018, 06:02 AM
  4. SNIPER kit of The Parachute Regiment 2016
    By Gil Boyd in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-06-2016, 04:11 AM
  5. Parachute Regiment Soldier saves Marine Corps Captain and earns the Victoria Cross
    By Gil Boyd in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-01-2015, 07:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts