Russia pressured to deploy ‘Frankenstein’ tanks in Ukraine to fill hole in armory: Report2 min read
Russian commanders are pressured to improvise “Frankenstein” tanks from spare elements amid a scarcity of battle-ready tanks, reported Ukraine’s information company Kyiv Post.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 9, 2023 10:42 IST
A Fifties-era naval anti-aircraft turret welded onto a Soviet-era MT-LB combating car (Photo from @Hermes_73 on Twitter)
By India Today World Desk: As Russia’s armory dwindles, the nation’s commanders are pressured to improvise “Frankenstein” tanks from spare elements amid a scarcity of battle-ready tanks, mentioned a report by Ukraine’s information company Kyiv Post. Netizens shared images on-line of such tanks, with one person sharing an image of a Fifties-era naval anti-aircraft turret welded onto a Soviet-era MT-LB combating car.
Barrel manufactured from rubber or one thing??? ðŸ¤£
Great Russian engineering feat, kinda like this Frankenstein tank or no matter it’s ðŸ¤£ pic.twitter.com/WOTtV9m48L
— Schaapjes op het droge (@droog_schaap) March 4, 2023
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A report within the Daily Telegraph mentioned it’s attainable that the turrets had been chosen to attempt to present a protection in opposition to Ukrainian drone and missile assaults so the Russian forces can try to knock the drones out earlier than they hit their goal.
Oryx, an impartial navy intelligence group, had earlier mentioned that Russia has already misplaced as many as 1,700 tanks in Ukraine, together with their newest variations of the T90 and T-14 Armata tanks. The UK’s Ministry of Defense additionally mentioned that Russia’s elite armored divisions, reminiscent of the first Guards Tank Army, are actually being outfitted with 60-year-old T-62 tanks.
Further, Russian BTR-50 armored personnel carriers, which first entered into service in 1954, have additionally been deployed in Ukraine.
In February, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a London-based assume tank, mentioned that about 50 per cent of Russia’s T-72B and T-72B3M tanks and lots of of its T-80 tanks have been destroyed by Ukraine’s forces. This led to Russia bringing out older tools from the storage to be used on the battlefield.
The stories of ‘Frankenstein tanks’ being deployed in Ukraine come even because the European Union mentioned it might reply with sanctions if China offers weapons to Russia. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz additionally made the same warning to Beijing.
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Mar 9, 2023