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“Please send any shit. Desperate Russians are begging civilians for an unusual weapon – 2024-05-11 01:13:07

2024-05-11 01:13:07

Russian army jammers don’t work very well against Ukrainian drones, American Forbes claims in its article. He points out that Kremlin troops have air defense systems scattered and fend off drone attacks on bases, factories and oil refineries hundreds of kilometers behind the front line. Therefore, Russian soldiers are asking civilians and loved ones for a weapon that is unusual for war.

“Please help us with repeating shotguns. Any shit will do,” desperate Russians from the front ask. The weapon works against deadly drones. | Video: Aktuálně.cz/X/DanielR33187703/gabrielhaynes/WarTranslated (Dmitri)/sambendett

So what’s a Russian infantryman to do to protect himself from the roughly 100,000 small drones carrying explosives that Ukrainian operators send to Russian positions every month? The soldiers of an aggressor who continues to invade a neighboring country know the solution. They are asking for repeating shotguns.

Weighing around a kilogram, FPV drones are about as big and fast as birds. A skilled shooter could catch an FPV drone like a duck, writes Forbes. The Russian armed forces send shotguns to soldiers for defense, but it is still not enough.

Some of the 400,000 invading soldiers are desperately asking their loved ones or ordinary civilians in video messages to get them a weapon and send it to the front by mail. “Please help us with repeating shotguns. Any will do,” a visibly shaken Russian soldier said in a video from the front. “We need shotguns. These drones are a real problem for us and we’re trying to find an effective way to shoot them down,” other Russian soldiers asked, according to Newsweek.

There is even a video circulating on social networks in which one of the Russian units practices dodging a flying drone. The footage, which can be seen at the beginning of this article, was obtained and published by Ukrainian drone expert Serhiy Beskrestnov. “Great-grandsons of World War II soldiers master Ukrainian FPV avoidance course,” wrote Beskrestnov ironically.

According to the Ukrainian footage of the attacks, Russian soldiers really try to dodge during real attacks. But that doesn’t help much. “Once an FPV explodes in close proximity, it can injure and maim even if it misses the original target,” explained Samuel Bendett, a drone expert at the Virginia-based think tank CNA.

“Just one exploding drone will tear you to pieces,” the Russian soldier, who has so far managed to fend off the attacks with a shotgun in hand, tells him. Shots can hit a zigzagging drone with their scatter, which can explode in the air at a safe distance from the target.

According to Newsweek, the Ukrainians also use shotguns to defend against Russian drone attacks, although to a lesser extent because Moscow has a much smaller stockpile of these small drones. The US Army also practices defense against small unmanned machines using shotguns.

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Ukrainians attack Russian positions at Bakhmut | Video: Reuters

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