I have to admit. I really like how Russia reuses and recycles military hardware. The downside, for them, is that this kit isn't going to do well against the coming Western armour and artillery.....
The T-55 is a klunky piece of machinery but it is simple and gets the job done.
The West is really helping Russia do some spring cleaning and getting rid of all their aging military hardware. The losses are kind of mind boggling, especially when you consider what they are fighting for.
Ukrainians are basically knocking them out as fast as the Russians can refurbish them. And the main Western armour hasn't even reached the front yet. The Russians are going to have a terrible summer.
The Ukrainians Are Knocking Out The Russians’ Newest And Oldest Tanks As Fast As They Arrive At The FrontOn both March 19 and 21, the analysts at the Oryx blog identified at least one destroyed T-62, T-72, T-80 and T-90. The T-62 is the oldest Russian tank type in the Ukraine war. The T-90 is the newest.www.forbes.com
What I have been constantly impressed by since this conflict began, is Ukraine's ability to exploit and adapt commercial technology, methods and industries to innovate and maximize their war effort. It's amazing what you can accomplish when personal and national survival is at stake. No decade of study and millions of dollars to come up with the perfect-est system for them.As a fire support weapon against unsupported and stationary infantry? Sure.
Against infantry supported by tanks, drones, infantry fighting vehicles, precision artillery and mortars, and carrying their own ATGMs? Not a chance. Crew won't even see the guys who killed them. If they survive and don't bail after the first hit, they are definitely dead after.
A new video is claimed to show a Ukrainian T-64 knocking out a Russian tank from a distance that's double the previous record. Here's why that's possible, with the help of a small drone and an Android tablet with some smart Ukrainian software.www.forbes.com
Also to put in context, the side, top and rear armour on these old tanks can be penetrated by modern higher caliber machine guns at closer ranges (100m-300m). And every infantry platoon normally has one of those. So these tanks would get shredded in urban environments.
That is an amazing generalisation and I think the REASON for any 'general call-up" would be a huge factor in how everyone reacted to it.If Canada had a general call up, Quebec would separate and a good portion of our population would grab their other passport and flee.
If Canada had a general call up, Quebec would separate and a good portion of our population would grab their other passport and flee.