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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2023, 04:32 PM

1. As for them not using their newest tank, they don't want the world to see they are POS

The war has shown Russian equipment to be over rated. Though itís really showing their poor tactics, possible customers for Russian arms are going to be turned off.

I canít remember if I read it here or elsewhere, but the details of the sinking of their Black Sea flagship cruiser are illuminating. The ship was the pride of their fleet with a very impressive host of armaments including a 3 tiered air defense, but was sunk by a couple relatively inexpensive cruise missiles. Turns out only one of their longest range air defense missiles was functional as well as their close defense Gatling gun style weapons (only one functional). Their radar systems were mostly not working due to expensive parts being stripped and sold on the black market. And probably the biggest thing, their fire control systems were also largely not functional for similar reasons; stolen parts, fire extinguishers missing. Also throughout the entire ship many important pieces of equipment were locked up for protection and unavailable quickly. All Putinís war has accomplished is showing the world that Russia is a paper Tiger.

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