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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:14 AM

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Abrams approval and timelines....

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Reply Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Abrams approval and timelines.... (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 25 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:54 PM

1. Well, except there are Abrams tanks in Poland

painted that sand colored primer, possibly giving them coverage for the Leopards they were promising to Ukraine once Duda told Scholz to go jump in a lake because Poland had bought the things and Germany didn't have a say in how they were used. So even the long way around might be a much shorter trip. Replacements can be sent to Poland the quicker way.

The only way to deliver them to where they're needed is going to be by rail, I'm afraid. Once the Patriot systems are in place, that will be more feasible for all the heavy tanks.

The sticking point for the Abrams was always the over engineered drive train. There is no way the Russians could possibly duplicate any of the electronics, even if they managed to capture one intact, which is an extreme long shot. The tanks will run on just about any battlefield fuel, jet fuel giving the best performance and least need for frequent engine maintenance. Iraq seems capable of coping with it so I'm sure Ukraine will also be capable.

I'd also like to point out there is no rush for this because the ground won't solidify enough to make these tanks really useful until April. at least. Mud season will last that long and I'm talking mud at the depth of a meter or two.

Russia will undoubtedly try to field at least one prototype T-14 Armata. I imagine a degree of hilarity will ensue.


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:34 PM

2. The statement "the war is over and Russia lost" was pretty bold. But I believe him. He makes....

.... more sense on any given day than the paid talking heads.

"It's just a thought!"

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