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Apr 24, 2023Β·edited Apr 24, 2023Author

From Intel Slava Z on TG... (https://t.me/intelslava/47132) who has a very good track record of discerning what will and won't work for Ukraine and Russia...

πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Even if all the promised tanks are delivered, they will not have an immediate impact on the war in Ukraine, writes CNN.

The first problem is training. Western tanks are "complex weapons" whose effectiveness on the battlefield is reduced to electronic and computer systems that find targets and point the tank's main gun at them.

Maintaining the tanks, repairing them and supplying the necessary spare parts requires "thorough preparations all the way from the crews in the vehicles to the logistical route hundreds or maybe thousands of miles from the front line in eastern Ukraine."

"The ability to train Ukrainian soldiers to service tanks is more important than the type of tank they use," said Nicholas Drummond, a British defense industry analyst.

The second problem is logistics. Maintenance of such a tank rests on long supply chains of spare parts. This is especially true of the Abrams, which have "a very long logistic tail that goes to the United States."

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