Hundreds of tanks and artillery systems: The losses of the sides in Nagorno-Karabakh are calculated

The last armed confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenians and Azerbaijanis lasted from September 27 to November 10, 2020. It ended with the victory of Baku over Yerevan and Stepanakert and the introduction of Russian peacekeepers. For 44 days, the parties to the conflict have lost a certain amount of diverse equipment, but Western experts managed to calculate their losses.

The analysis showed that the Armenians lost 185 MBT, of which 66 units went to the Azerbaijanis in the form of trophies. The specified number consists of: 2 T-72AK, 16 T-72AV, 35 T-72B, 52 T-72A and 80 T-72 of unidentified modifications.

Also, the Armenians lost 43 units of infantry fighting vehicles, of which 22 became trophies of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. These are 21 BMP-1, 19 BMP-2 and 3 unidentified BMP.

In addition, the Armenians lost 44 units of other armored vehicles, of which 20 were damaged by the Azerbaijanis. This number includes: 1 BTR-70, 1 BRM-1K, 2 MTLB with S-60, 2 ZSU-23-4 "Shilka", 2 BRDM-2, 2 unidentified AFVs, 4 BTS-4, 4 MTLBs with a charger -23, 6 MTLB and 20 MTLB with Zastava M55 charger.

The Armenians also lost 3 units of self-propelled anti-tank systems (two 9P148 "Konkurs" and one 1P149 "Shturm-S"), of which 2 became trophies of the Azerbaijani side.

With regard to cannon and rocket artillery, the situation looks no better. 147 units of towed guns were lost, of which 27 were received by Azerbaijanis as trophies. This number includes: 65 122-mm D-30 howitzers, 52 152-mm D-20 howitzers, 12 152-mm D-1 howitzers (model 1943), 8 152-mm Hyacinth-B cannons, 5 100 -mm anti-aircraft guns KS-19, 2 85-mm guns D-44, 2 100-mm MT-12 "Rapier" and 1 122-mm howitzer M-30.

Self-propelled artillery losses amounted to 19 units, of which 2 went to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the form of trophies. These are 15 122 mm 2S1 "Carnation" and 4 152 mm 2S3 "Akatsia". Losses of MLRS are also very significant and amount to 72 units. This number includes: 64 122 mm BM-21 Grad, 4 300 mm BM-30 Smerch, 2 Chinese 273 mm WM-80, 1 220 mm TOS-1A Solntsepek and 1 unidentified MLRS ...

The Armenians also lost 1 P-17 "Elbrus" ("Scud-B") OTRK, 26 air defense systems, 12 radars, 2 electronic warfare / electronic warfare vehicles, 1 Su-25 aircraft and 4 drones. Losses of automotive equipment are in the hundreds. There are 451 trucks alone.

The losses of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces do not seem so catastrophic against the background of the above figures. A total of 28 tanks were irretrievably lost: 1 T-72 Ural, 3 T-72A, 7 T-72AV / Aslan, 15 unidentified T-72 and 2 T-90S were captured by the Armenians.

The Azerbaijanis lost 23 BMP units (2 BMP-1, 1 BMP-2K, 1 BMP-3, 3 unidentified and 16 BMP-2). Other armored vehicles lost 27 units (8 BTR-70, 8 BTR-82A, 4 unidentified armored combat vehicles and 7 Plasan SandCat armored combat vehicles).

During the "counteroffensive" operation, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces lost 1 Mi-8/17 helicopter, 11 AN-2 aircraft (used to open the Armenian air defense system), 11 IAI Harop kamikaze UAVs, 2 SkyStriker kamikaze UAVs, 1 Orbiter 1K kamikaze UAV , 2 Bayraktar TB2 attack drones and 8 unidentified drones. However, such low losses of kamikaze UAVs raise questions, since the videos themselves, distributed by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan during this time with their participation, are much larger.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 November 2020 13: 04
    It's time to buy new weapons in Russia!
    1. arija Offline arija
      arija (arija) 14 November 2020 12: 46
      On the contrary. The experience of the war in Karabakh has shown how Russian weapons are turned into scrap metal under the blows of the West.
      1. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
        DeGreen 18 November 2020 10: 05
        Correctly. You need to buy from you, in Ukraine
  2. lieutenant Offline lieutenant
    lieutenant (Vladimir) 12 November 2020 14: 46
    why do Armenians have such big losses
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 12 November 2020 16: 30
      Very simple. All losses are considered by Azerbaijanis. Lost vehicles - in the territory they have captured (with rare exceptions). The winner writes the story.
    2. yarpen Offline yarpen
      yarpen (Maksim) 13 November 2020 00: 27
      Because the air was lost, and the WTO Azerbaijanis bought a lot. And Armenia itself did not come to the war, like it only helped with volunteers. 4 Su-30SM stood idle.
      In fact, the Armenian government set up both its own people and the people of Karabakh. They needed a sacrifice so that they could refuse from Karabakh, like I'm sorry I couldn't.
    3. Dreamboat Offline Dreamboat
      Dreamboat (Dreamboat) 13 November 2020 17: 25
      Quote: lieutenant
      why do Armenians have such big losses

      Because the Armenians thought they were the smartest. We stood on the defensive in static open positions and were glad (remember) that the enemy could not break through the defense. And the enemy, denoting activity, completely seized air supremacy and systematically for the first weeks unlocked the main weapons with high-precision weapons, corrected from drones. And further along the knurled, without heavy weapons, the Armenians could no longer hold any positions.
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 12 November 2020 15: 09
    Because of some kind of bastard, so many people were killed on both sides, but how did they, the Armenians, rejoice at their Maidan three years ago, they also wanted "changes", and received them with interest. Let them thank Russia that Aliyev did not take all of Karabakh .Wanted freedom, get it! But what is strange is that the opposition of Armenia is again putting on foolishness and provoking Azerbaijan to new clashes, and then they will lose Stepanakert and all of Karabakh.
    1. Baylar Rzayev Offline Baylar Rzayev
      Baylar Rzayev (Baylar Rzayev) 12 November 2020 20: 44
      Karabakh was taken just by people who live there in 5 years will become citizens of AZERBAIJAN and the Russian Federation will help them come to terms
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 12 November 2020 16: 23
    If I am not mistaken, then all this nonsense started from Moldova with its Transnistria, without teaching anyone or anything.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 12 November 2020 16: 34
      This "nonsense" also started there. Sumgait, 1988
      1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
        Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 12 November 2020 17: 27
        Have you forgotten about vegetable growers in Prague?
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 12 November 2020 21: 19
          This is a different story, outside the USSR. And it began in Hungary, 1956.
          Interestingly, Hungary had the most blood, but the attitude towards Russia is better than in the Czech Republic. The Czechs are generally specific guys: they don't want to fight for themselves, they do nasty things to everyone around (like the civil war and the theft of 100 tons of gold in Russia, the production of weapons to Hitler from 1939 to 1945, or the harsh deportation of the Silesian Germans in 1945) and go around all offended.
    2. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
      DeGreen 12 November 2020 23: 36
      It all started with Armenia. They attacked Azerbaijan. So the Armenians get a return
  5. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 13 November 2020 08: 41
    The army of Azerbaijan was better prepared, that's the result.
  6. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 18 November 2020 10: 12
    The level of the Karabakh army is 60 years of the last century. The level of the Armenian army is just clowns. Equipment and weapons of the 80s
  7. asr55 Offline asr55
    asr55 (asr) 7 December 2020 20: 21
    All the information in the article, especially the losses of Azerbaijan and Armenia, not only raises questions, but just malicious nonsense. It's just not respect for the reader. For the author of this opus, Armenia did not participate in hostilities. The fighting was conducted only between the NKR and Azerbaijan. In NKR there was not even a trace of all of the above. Where is Elbrus in NKR from? And zrk only elderly modifications do not protect 26 complexes. And only Armenia had s-300s, and if only one was hit on the territory of Armenia, then according to the CSTO agreement, Russia would have entered the war.