What an unbelievable mess, take a look at some of these pictures of the river crossings! (No blood/bodies, just destroyed equipment):https://mobile.twitter.com/Blue_Sauron/ ... 1204239361
I'm sure most of us have seen some of these pics, but take a look at the third post (the post after the two posts with four pictures each). WTF?? Is this picture real? Did they just drive their tanks into the river enmasse and drown themselves? What is going on?
I'm at a loss for words
They had lost, had tro retreat and these tanks were on the wrong site of the river. You do not want to leave the tanks on the wrong site or intact, so the enemy will use them.
You can destroy them with fire or explosives, but this the enemy will recognize and start to follow you or start to send artillery shells....Or you drive them with open hatches and running engines into the river, the engines take water through the air intakes, water will not be compressed and the cylinders will crash.-> engine gone. Computers, electronic equipment and optics do not like water, so also gone.
It will need several month to years to repair them (but it is possible). But they will not be seen in this war again.
And they are now in the middle of the river, so between the frontlines. So as long, the frontline does not move, you can take care, the other site can not get them.
So I think, this was the only smart thing, the Russians have done here, this was the "only success" in this fail.
But the question is, regular these tanks shall be equipped with the basic snorkling equipment, to cross flat rivers...they were at a flat river and they have tried to cross it over the ponton bridge, but even than, they shall have them with them, so where is it?
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on Sat May 14, 2022 1:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.