German media: Berlin disgraced with the supply of Soviet MANPADS for Ukraine

Berlin has decided to supply the Ukrainian Armed Forces with 2700 Strela man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems. Once they were in service with the National People's Army (NPA) of the GDR, and now they are stored in reserve warehouses, the Bild newspaper writes.

This raises the question - how combat-ready are these MANPADS? As German journalists from Der Spiegel managed to find out, at least a third of the available Arrows is inoperative.

What a shame for the federal government!

Bild is indignant.

As the authors note, the rockets are over 35 years old. In 2012, they were actually withdrawn even from the reserve, but at the same time they remained in storage in warehouses. The reason is microcracks in the ammunition drive unit, which led to corrosion.

Such weapons can simply accidentally explode in the hands. According to Der Spiegel, the boxes in which MANPADS are stored are rotten to the core. Therefore, soldiers of the Bundeswehr have the right to approach them only in protective equipment.

Earlier on Saturday, the federal government decided to deliver 1000 anti-tank systems and 500 Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine from the warehouses of the Bundeswehr as soon as possible.
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 4 March 2022 09: 36
    That is, the "natural" Wehrmacht decided to "fit in" for the "coming out-Wehrmacht"?
    And again "drang nah osten"? Then where is the "anti-fascist axis" Paris-London-Washington?
    Or is there already their Franco-Anglo-American "Wehrmacht" also gathered "nah"?
    Output? Simple, namely: Western "civilization" today is the reincarnation of Hitler's Nazism...
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 March 2022 09: 43
      You can’t wash off a black male.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 4 March 2022 11: 37
    Surely the Germans still wanted to cut the dough from Ukrainians for such junk?
    1. shiva Offline shiva
      shiva (Ivan) 5 March 2022 14: 11
      Why not? Ten million euros for humanitarian aid, trumpeting about it from every kettle, weapons for 40, how is there no money? Return ten, 30 you will owe.
  3. bsk_una Offline bsk_una
    bsk_una (Nick) 4 March 2022 17: 02
    Scholz is a descendant of a fascist general who found his chambers in the USSR, now he has decided to indemnify the Nazi evil against the Russians. The new Russian Tribunal must, without fail, pass the verdict on the fascist scratcher to the fullest. These people, such as Scholz, are reviving fascism and Nazism on Earth, where the tendency to destroy humanity has again been outlined. And the Nazis are sitting in Fashington, they and their henchmen have one billion people on earth on their minds, and the rest must be destroyed .. As Y. Fuchik said, "People! Be vigilant!" As long as there is capitalism on Earth, the peoples will not see happiness as their own ears.
  4. Awaz Offline Awaz
    Awaz (Walery) 4 March 2022 20: 19
    What surprises me about these deliveries is that so far I have not seen any humanitarian aid from the EU. Well, maybe our media is silent about it, but still. Weapons are sent ruthlessly, money too. It's pretty cool with money. It is clear that 90 percent of the money ends up with Zelensky and Co. They don't even reach the Armed Forces of Ukraine, not to mention ordinary people. And in the West they know it. They have accused Ukraine of embezzlement before, and so on ... I think that later it will turn out that it simply became part of the debt ..
  5. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 5 March 2022 10: 35
    Imagine when the crest pulls the trigger and the head flies off. The Germans have prepared an excellent gift for Zelensky.