In any case, I doubt that this war can be decided on the field of battle. Or in economy. The West seems to be pouring into Ukraine just enough supplies to make things going. I think that Russia is also trying to avoid a real war because that would be too costly. The defenses are all set up on both sides in a manner that a military victory is unlikely unless Russia mobilizes much more than she already had and make more diplomatic concessions. Ukraine is in ruins and Russia began to lose her grip on Central Asia, which now becomes a fiefdom of China.Cult Icon wrote: ↑26 May 2023 22:51IIRC US has around 5500 Abrams last I checked.
Overall the West appears to just want to inflict 'damage' on Russian forces without compromising their own capabilities significantly.
In the area of munitions the US is of total failure. Overall they are content with keeping Ukraine as a melting ice-cube.
We know from studying WW2 that tanks alone are low value and easily lost.
The real expense is the large organization (service and support) and large number of trained specialists that are needed to synergize the use of the tank. The stark difference between the combat value of the Panzer Brigade 1944 vs a Panzer division or a Soviet tank corps of 1942 vs a Soviet Mech. Corps of 1945.
The Battalion Tactical Group has turned into the 2022 version of the Panzer Brigade 1944. Building a functional division takes up to two years in peacetime.., which is what Russia is currently focused on doing.
Giving Ukraine ultra-tanks with primitive organization will simply result in them being abandoned in the field.
The time has come for a political solution.