General of the French army: Tanks are not used correctly in Ukraine


Retired brigadier general of the French army, Nicolas Richou, spoke on his YouTube channel about the role of tanks in terms of their use in a special military operation. The opinion of the ex-general reflects the awareness of Western military experts and their understanding of information from available sources.


The ex-general expressed the opinion that with the advent of reconnaissance and attack drones, tanks have become more vulnerable. When developing a promising MGCS tank, according to Rishu, it is necessary to take into account the capabilities of modern UAVs. Tanks were the king of battle during World War II, but now they do not play a key role.

The appearance of a large number of UAVs is a revolution in military affairs, and it was the war in Ukraine that clearly showed this. Drones enable global surveillance of the battlefield and ensure rapid strikes

Nicolas Richou said.

The ex-general, based on the available photo and video materials, concluded that tanks are not being used in Ukraine quite correctly. He noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine use them separately, while it is preferable to use them in groups.

The use of tanks in urban combat is also ineffective, since in cramped conditions it becomes an easy target for any hand-held anti-tank weapon. Only Israelis have successful experience of using tanks in the city. They used the tanks like a battering ram, punched through the walls and went in a straight line.

The general was surprised by the ability of artillery to deliver accurate strikes with a range of up to 80 km. Rishu recalled how, during his years of service, the MLRS firing range was 70 km with an accuracy of hitting 5 m. The ex-general also emphasized the importance of air supremacy. In his opinion, without this, victory on the ground with tanks and other means is impossible.
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  1. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 5 December 2022 12: 32
    +3
    Only Israelis have successful experience of using tanks in the city. They used the tanks like a battering ram, punched through the walls and went in a straight line.

    In private buildings of the Arabs? Maybe. And in the high-rise buildings of Grozny and Mariupol, would they also go through the houses?
  2. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 5 December 2022 12: 39
    -1
    That's interesting, but was someone interested in the opinion of the ex-general, who has long been retired?

    Or is it such a veiled form of leaking information from the still active generals of the countries participating in the conflict?
  3. Retvizan1974 Offline Retvizan1974
    Retvizan1974 (Alexander) 6 December 2022 22: 24
    +1
    I agree! Where are the breakthroughs of the tank masses, in the style of Manstein? Where are the detours, in the style of von Kleist? Nothing needs to be invented, the Nazi generals used everything with great success 80 years ago! And do not be shy to learn from their experience! Everything that will bring our Victory closer must be used with maximum efficiency!!!
    1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 7 December 2022 08: 13
      +1
      That's right, it's necessary to fight like that, the question is whether the general plan provides for a quick capture of Ukraine. Judging by the number of troops allocated by Russia, no - in the Second World War there were about 3 million Soviet soldiers on the Ukrainian fronts.
  4. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
    soloist2424 (Oleg) 7 December 2022 08: 06
    0
    In my opinion, this general is still that expert.
    The tank in the city has not bothered anyone yet, if used wisely, because it is an extra cannon with a machine gun. During the capture of Berlin, tanks were actively used. The tank is behind. The group to which he is subordinate protects him from hand weapons.

    The appearance of a large number of UAVs is a revolution in military affairs, and it was the war in Ukraine that clearly showed this. Drones enable global surveillance of the battlefield and ensure rapid strikes

    Captain obvious.
  5. anti-aircraft gunner 8 December 2022 13: 12
    0
    Grandfather would have remembered the cavalry) All generals are preparing for the last war. Ours are still in the 43rd year.