Ukrainian Drone Operator Watches Artillery Ravage Bilohorivka

This footage, captured by a drone operator with Ukraine’s FPV Strike Group Apachi, shows a massive artillery barrage as it pummels the town of Bilohorivka, in Luhansk.


As of approximately 17 hours ago at time of writing, Russia claims to have captured the town and most of Luhansk. As the date and time of this footage is uncertain, it is unclear whether the artillery is Russian ordinance pummeling Bilohorivka into submission, or a Ukrainian counter-strike on the recently captured area. The missile systems used are likely a combination of Grad MLRS and TOS-1A’s.


Visually, I am reminded of how it looks when crews on the International Space Station watch thunderstorms on Earth below. The difference, of course, being that one is a wonder of natural beauty and the other is a man-made storm of violent ends.


Food for thought: In Latin, the word “bella” means both “beauty” and “war”, connecting the two. (And yes, I know they refer to different parts of speech but don’t let details get in the way of poignancy.)


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage, captured by a drone operator with Ukraine’s FPV Strike Group Apachi, shows a massive artillery barrage as it pummels the town of Bilohorivka, in Luhansk.


As of approximately 17 hours ago at time of writing, Russia claims to have captured the town and most of Luhansk. As the date and time of this footage is uncertain, it is unclear whether the artillery is Russian ordinance pummeling Bilohorivka into submission, or a Ukrainian counter-strike on the recently captured area. The missile systems used are likely a combination of Grad MLRS and TOS-1A’s.


Visually, I am reminded of how it looks when crews on the International Space Station watch thunderstorms on Earth below. The difference, of course, being that one is a wonder of natural beauty and the other is a man-made storm of violent ends.


Food for thought: In Latin, the word “bella” means both “beauty” and “war”, connecting the two. (And yes, I know they refer to different parts of speech but don’t let details get in the way of poignancy.)


About the Author

    Author's Photo    
     

Cole Simms

     

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

   

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