Which means that this miniscule share of a miniscule group of vehicles that needed specialised repair were actually scrapped because they were deemed unrepairable.
Indeed, the rate of irrecoverables fluctuated around 15%, with a smaller number being sent away to the zone of interior, this however heavily depended on battlefield control.
The Soviets usually sent away their vehicles to be dismantled, since they were often corrupted beyond repair, this resulted in a lot of scrapping, at a irrecoverable ratio of about 40-50%.
The flaw in the theory not only lies in the logistical effort of the undertakings, with the difficulties that arise to which they render it implausible, but actually the statistical error, drawing conclusions based on a small population sample. Those are actually the tools utilized by conspiracy theorists (it is a form of projection, being guilty for the same he often accuses others of), they cling on to oddities and carve-out these events, to support their view in which this scanty evidence serves as a basis. The small population does not even suffice to run a statistical analysis (which they often cannot provide anyway).
Pictures are snapshots of singled out events, you would need thousands of them in order for this to be representative. Occassionally you may find inconsistencies some scholars have overlooked, but considering that WW2 history (tank warfare in particular) is often studied by laymen, this frequently leads to false conclusions featured in countless books (or youtube). You either have to reject or accept the hypothesis. I think it is more of a mental illness.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... ssqu.12711
Depending on the characteristics of the conspiracy theory employed on the survey, we find that political orientations and conspiratorial thinking provide the most analytical leverage in predicting individual conspiracy beliefs. Furthermore, paranormal beliefs were more predictive than previous literature suggests, while psychological biases demonstrated very limited predictive utility.
The psychological antecedents of conspiracy beliefs used to explain those beliefs vary considerably by the stimuli or events at the center of a given conspiracy theory. Therefore, disproportionately favoring one type of conspiracy theory on one's survey may result in inferences about conspiracy theorists that do not translate across studies. Furthermore, though we are not yet capable of fully determining who conspiracy theorists are, conspiratorial thinking, paranormal beliefs, and political orientations are more predictive of particular conspiracy beliefs than other attitudes, predispositions, and orientations.