Expert: American Abrams will be a decoration for raising the morale of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russian military expert Alexander Mikhailov in an interview with a newspaper LOOK assessed the risks of deliveries to Ukraine of American M1A1 Abrams tanks for the United States. In his opinion, the RF Armed Forces have the means to destroy these vehicles, but in any case, it is necessary to prepare for their appearance on the battlefield.

Alexander Mikhailov believes that Washington has a sober assessment of the capabilities of Russian anti-tank weapons. The arsenal of the RF Armed Forces includes the well-proven Kornet anti-tank systems, as well as anti-tank missiles in the T-90 ammunition load. Combat helicopters are actively destroying tanks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of the latest "product 305".

Therefore, even upon the arrival of Abrams on Ukrainian territory, we are unlikely to see these vehicles on the front line. They will be used rather for propaganda purposes among the pro-Ukrainian population of the country and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Most likely, at first Abrams will be driven to the training grounds of Western Ukraine. They will become the backdrop for videos about the courage of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, because the Americans are very worried about the image of their own military production and equipment Abrams has already been on fire in the Middle East. And now no one wants to see how advanced models of equipment are destroyed in the first weeks of their presence on the territory of Ukraine

Mikhailov notes.

It is extremely unprofitable for the Americans to damage the reputation of their products, so German Leopard 2s and British Challengers will be used in attacks on the front lines. In fact, President Biden's announcement of sending American tanks was made primarily to encourage Berlin to approve the delivery of its tanks.

However, even 100 Western tanks is a fairly serious force, and you need to seriously prepare for its arrival. The weak points of these machines have long been known, so the Russian army should not have any difficulties with the destruction of these gifts.
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  1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 25 January 2023 19: 58
    Unfortunately not - in combination with other tanks, they will be an additional threat to us (but we should have thought about this earlier).
  2. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 25 January 2023 20: 04
    The West needs significant progress before the NATO meeting in the summer. So they will assemble these tanks, cover them with other armored vehicles, new air defenses may not allow aviation to work, or maybe the artillery will be turned off somehow (or there are new means against reconnaissance drones or against the artillery itself). And judging by the very large mobilization, they want to occupy the places of breakthroughs with a large number of infantry, so that it would not be so easy to recapture them. The armored fist will make a gap, and the infantry will occupy the territory
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 25 January 2023 21: 41
      It seems to me that they can turn everything off for us! Everything will be seen by starlink and satellites, every tank. And in 10 years with satellites everything is zero! everything was put into commerce for other states. All the articles by Western experts that their tanks are worse than those of the Russians, one must think that many of their articles were paid for. And ours reprinted all this
  3. Panasyuk-Pupkin Offline Panasyuk-Pupkin
    Panasyuk-Pupkin (Panasyuk-Pupkin) 26 January 2023 00: 43
    ... And now no one wants to see how advanced models of equipment are destroyed .... -M1A1 Abrams is an advanced model, are you serious?
    All these Leo2a4, m1a1, people2 are head and shoulders above t64bv, which are the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and therefore are EXTREMELY dangerous for the obt RF (the main park of the Russian Federation is represented by approximately the same rubbish as that of the Armed Forces of Ukraine), and there are very few capable of competing with them on equal terms with t90m.
    And there are only a few "products 305" (there, by the way, there is no cumulative part as far as there is open data).