Ukraine used “wolf pack” tactic to sink Russian warship

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Russian warships are in the port of Sevastopol. Ukraine's Magura V5 drone sinks Russian warship Caesar Kunikov. (archive photo) © Ulf Mauder/dpa

A Ukrainian defense expert says that the attack tactics on the Russian warship “Caesar Kunikov” are based on World War II. Ukraine adapted them for its maritime drones.

KIEV – Ukraine has attacked and disabled five Russian warships since the start of Russia's war of aggression in the Black Sea. The Russian Black Sea Fleet is now largely withdrawn from the western part of the sea. On Wednesday, Ukrainian intelligence reported the sinking of the “Caesar Kunikov” off the southern coast of the annexed Crimean peninsula.

die Ukrainians attacked a landing ship not far from the city of Alupka with “Magura V5” type sea drones.HUR military intelligence service in Kiev said. He released a video showing several maritime drones loaded with explosives flying towards a Russian warship and detonating. The sinking of the landing craft at night was inspired by military history, said Ivan Stupak, a former officer of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Newsweek.

Ukraine sinks Russian warship in Crimea – sea drones attack “Caesar Kunikov”

According to this stupa, who is Ukraine war Working as an adviser to the National Security, Defense and Intelligence Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament: “The wolf pack tactic was a World War II tactic in the Atlantic, in which numerical superiority was used to launch a massive attack by submarines on an enemy ship,” Stupak said. At the end of World War II, the use of this tactic was discontinued. – After the Russian war of aggression, Ukraine uses this swarming tactic for its maritime drones.

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During Wednesday's attack on the “Caesar Kunikov,” night-time video footage shows several maritime drones loaded with explosives heading towards the Russian warship and detonating. Now the ship is said to have sunk. The extent of the damage could not be independently verified initially. So far there has been no reaction from the Russian side. In the morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that only six Ukrainian drones were successfully shot down in the Black Sea during the night.

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This is how the German Navy's “wolf pack tactics” worked in World War II

The wolfpack tactic was a key strategy in German submarine warfare in World War II. Wehrmacht submarine groups operated together rather than individually to attack Allied merchant ships and convoys. The tactic was aimed at isolating merchant ships from their guards and weakening the convoy's effectiveness. The “wolf pack tactic” was used for the first time in October 1939 – German submarines had already carried out similar maneuvers during the First World War.

Through coordinated attacks, the German U-boats overcame the Allied defenses and inflicted significant casualties. These attacks often took place at night and over water, as submarines were difficult for convoy guards to see at this time of day – there was no radar at that time.

The “Wolf Pack Tactic” was particularly effective in the early years of the war, when Allied anti-submarine defenses were not yet advanced. During the war, the Allies developed counter-strategies such as advanced sub-strategies and technological innovations to limit the threat of submarines. He was also able to decipher the Enigma codes of the Wehrmacht.

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