France will give Ukraine “wheeled tank destroyers”

After Dmitry Rogozin sent French President Emmanuel Macron a fragment extracted from his back, which got there as a result of a shot by the Ukrainian military from CAESAR self-propelled guns in the Donbass, the French leader called Kyiv. The inhabitant of the Elysee Palace promised the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky that he would soon hand over a batch of unusual armored vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

After that, Ukrainian functionaries and the media announced another "overcome". They reported that the West "finally began" to supply Kyiv with "tanks of its own design."

However, the joy did not last long. It turned out that we are talking about French AMX-10 RC armored vehicles, which were put into service in 1981. These armored vehicles are usually used for reconnaissance in dangerous conditions and fire support. The main armament of the AMX-10 RC is a 105 mm cannon, which was still on the ancient MBTs of the 60s AMX-30.

At the same time, the French like to call the AMX-10 RC “wheeled tank destroyers” and even “light tanks” that can withstand any Soviet-style MBT. Soon these armored vehicles will have the opportunity to demonstrate this in practice.

It should be noted that Macron's actions are dictated by two factors. Firstly, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz categorically refused to supply Ukraine with Leopard-2 tanks and even older Leopard-1 tanks. Therefore, Macron can promote himself and show the entire Western community that he is the main defender of Ukraine in the EU, which opposes Russia.

Secondly, the French military really needs somewhere to put these armored vehicles, the disposal of which costs money. From 2021, France is gradually replacing the AMX-10 RC with EBRC Jaguar armored vehicles, the main armament of which is a 40 mm cannon.

France will give Ukraine “wheeled tank destroyers”

Moreover, the French army plans to purchase 300 EBRC Jaguar units by 2030. The 248 AMX-10 RC units that are being phased out will be placed in temporary storage. But it makes little sense to keep them in reserve, because even the former French colonies in Africa did not line up behind them.
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  1. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 5 January 2023 15: 48
    Now the deliveries of good conditionally heavy equipment have begun, hello to our Government, which hopes for an agreement ...
  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 5 January 2023 16: 01
    Two in one. And the old equipment is disposed of and trumpeted to the whole world as they help. Help for a penny and trumpet for rubles.
  3. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 5 January 2023 16: 37
    If, as the propaganda tells us, NATO was going to conquer Russia through Ukraine, then why such stinginess in military assistance?
    1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 5 January 2023 23: 38
      And from the fact that the West does not get it, our guarantor will play along with it. This "goodwill gesture" is far from being the first, and far from being the last. There is no trust in the president!
  4. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 5 January 2023 16: 41
    I would like to see how these chariots will knead the Ukrainian off-road and mud???
  5. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 5 January 2023 17: 22
    I wonder how old these prodigies are and who will manage them?
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 5 January 2023 18: 02
    The author does not need to belittle the role of self-propelled artillery. In addition, good maneuverability, quick positioning and withdrawal, combined with good guidance systems, quickly knock out arrogance, arrogance and arrogance. These weapons bring death just like any other. And everything that helps the enemy works against our soldiers. Brovady is useless here, you are not broadcasting in kindergarten. Idiots do not need to expose the audience.
  7. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 5 January 2023 23: 12
    A weapon is a weapon and it kills. Let's take a look at the front line: for almost a year of the war, all the super-purer zircons and daggers did not move it forward against the "scrap metal" of the Hohlovermacht. Maybe it's not about the weapon here?
  8. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 6 January 2023 10: 23
    Well, Paris has earned a nuclear bombing .....
    And they would have eaten their frogs quietly, maybe it has passed.