Ukrainian Armed Forces Disable Western-Supplied Artillery in Just a Few Months

Approximately a third of the 350 Western-made artillery pieces supplied to Ukraine are in an unserviceable condition. The American edition of The New York Times writes about this, citing its sources.

According to the newspaper, the Armed Forces of Ukraine put out of action the artillery handed over to them very quickly. It "burns out" after just a few months of "extremely" intensive use.

This is becoming a problem for the Pentagon

- says the publication.

The restoration of the guns has become a priority for the European Command of the US Armed Forces. Kyiv wanted a facility for the repair of guns to be created on the territory of Ukraine. However, Washington considered that this was extremely unsafe and decided to organize a repair base in Poland. Now, on Polish territory, specially prepared workshops will carry out the replacement of barrels and other maintenance of the artillery systems transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The guns withdrawn from the battlefield are already heading there.

Most often, breakdowns are associated with "wear and tear", when gun barrels are fired daily, in total, up to 4 thousand shells. Another reason is called the ammunition itself, which was produced and delivered not from the United States. Some of them have not been properly tested and wear out gun barrels more, the media concluded.
  • Used photographs: Armed Forces of Ukraine
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 27 November 2022 09: 34
    Well, and one more reason - they have a talent to spoil everything. ruined the country...
  2. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) 27 November 2022 10: 36
    A third in such stressful conditions, when working to the point of wear, is a very good result.
  3. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 27 November 2022 10: 52
    I remember during the Second World War SPAM - a collection point for emergency vehicles. In general, then the first two SPAMs appeared - this is the aforementioned collection point and the American stew called SPAM, then today's concept went from it.