Howitzers supplied to Ukraine quickly fail, going to Poland for repairs

The operation of howitzers supplied to Ukraine from Western countries is not without problems. Shashank Joshi, editor of the defense department of the British magazine The Economist, wrote about this on June 6 on his Twitter account (a social network banned in the Russian Federation).

It should be noted that a representative of a major media outlet shared with subscribers information that he himself recently learned.

I recently learned one interesting thing: Ukraine is losing a lot of artillery due to poor maintenance, some of it has to be sent back to Poland for repairs. On the one hand, Ukraine is adopting Western equipment much faster than some expected. But it's not without problems

– said the journalist.

However, what the journalist expected is not entirely clear. Commentators reminded him that Ukrainian artillerymen “felt” howitzers from NATO countries only 1,5 months ago. At the same time, real hostilities are taking place on the territory of Ukraine. We have to move weapons systems over very different terrain. Russian manned and unmanned aircraft operate in the sky, and counter-battery radars and artillery operate on the ground.

That is why howitzers fail quickly, and there can be no question of any careful handling of them or other weapons systems in principle. Repair in Poland is also quite logical, understandable and justified, since there is a logistics center where they are brought from Western countries, and there are enterprises for servicing capricious weapons, which differ from unpretentious Soviet weapons in this way.
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  3. Lesnik Offline Lesnik
    Lesnik (Lesnik) 7 June 2022 10: 52
    Russia will "zasemipolatit" and "zahiroshimit" all Nazis! Wait!

  4. Valentin Borisov (Valentin) 7 June 2022 12: 16
    The problem is not that the howitzers break, but that they thresh day and night in the Donbass. Write about how, under the "complete dominance of Russia in the air", these howitzers calmly arrived and ride between Poland and the Donbass
    1. Awaz Offline Awaz
      Awaz (Walery) 7 June 2022 12: 59
      Well, duck, the RF Ministry of Defense honestly sometimes shows why this happens in its videos. At first, the video from the MO can be seen how they detect the target, and then all the fun begins, when they seem to show that they are shooting somewhere in the same area where they found the target, only by the shadows from the trees and buildings you can see that several hours have passed and almost never these videos do not show the real defeat of some target. Okay, if the enemy is completely suckers and sat down and waits for them to be hit, then this can be understood, but they don’t work at all along the way in mobile groups and columns. You can see how many videos from the Armed Forces of Ukraine where they calmly drive in columns in broad daylight, often these columns move in the immediate vicinity of the front. Most recent videos from the bridge near Severodonetsk .. Yes, under normal conditions, not a single vehicle should break through there. Any movement should be stopped immediately .. And they bring in troops and take them out ..
  5. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
    anclevalico (Victor) 22 July 2022 07: 51
    And how many lives do they manage to take before they "fail"?