Skip to comments.First US Abrams tanks arrive in Ukraine
Posted on 09/25/2023 8:59:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
The first U.S. Abrams tanks pledged to Ukraine have arrived in the country and are being prepared to send into battle, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Monday.
“Good news from Defense Minister [Rustem] Umerov. Abrams are already in Ukraine and are preparing to reinforce our brigades. I am grateful to our allies for fulfilling the agreements!” Zelensky wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Zelensky added that Ukraine is “looking for new contracts and expanding the geography of supply.”
The Pentagon confirmed the tanks arrived in Ukraine, with a spokesperson saying “the mere presence of Abrams tanks serves as a potent deterrent.”
“By having these tanks in their arsenal, the Ukrainian army can more effectively discourage aggressive actions,” the Defense Department spokesperson told The Hill. “We will continue to focus on what we can do to help Ukraine succeed on the battlefield and protect its people.”
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I hope they hold up better than the Leopards and Challenger II tanks.
I hope they’re not the latest version. The Russkies would love to get one.
Inventory sale goes “Boom”.
70+ tons of drone target..
This is more high tech, expensive US MIC stuff which will be junk in the hands of the Ukes.
Abrams consume immense amounts of fuel and need a lot of support. They will drive to the front one time, where the will become stationary artillery for the Ukes, until the Russians find them and destroy them.
Another step towards the US involvement in this war.
So would the Chinese.
“I hope they’re not the latest version. The Russkies would love to get one.”
The USA could deliver a brand new M-1 gift wrapped to Red Square and the Russians would not be able to copy it.
The Russians can’t even deliver a single T-14 to their troops. They’re not going to be able to do much with an advanced M-1 besides just sell it to China and hope they can reverse engineer it.
It will take longer for the AFU to get them forward that it will for the RF to burn them. So Lee’s than 4 weeks for the photos of a destroyed Abrams is my bet.
The Iraqi Army had Abrams tanks. Isis beat them with Toyotas.
“The Pentagon confirmed the tanks arrived in Ukraine, with a spokesperson saying “the mere presence of Abrams tanks serves as a potent deterrent.”
Turns out what is a good deterrent is a US Army armored division.
Not a good tank in the hands of a 3rd world military.
Absent dismounted infantry, air cover, skilled crews and GOOD tank platoon tactics, they are just BIG targets.
The US had something like one or two M1 hull losses to enemy fire in the entire Desert Storm campaign. IIRC
This will put a smear on the reputation of a great tank.
If the Russians get one they will share it with their allies. Iran will love it—so will kim. But will Americans drive them?
New super tanks will push though the Russian lines and scatter the Okes to the wind. The American takes are invincible. Why? Their superior Americans. Now the victories will come. With invincible USA Tanks—Ukraine can not lose. The cities will fall now—and nothing can stop the ultimate War winning heroes of Ukraine. Watch the push to the sea, fall of Crimea, in two weeks! Total Ukraine victory by Christmas! Send more money. Every dollar = a dead Russian!
“the mere presence of Abrams tanks serves as a potent deterrent.”
PEr Wikipedia ...
“during the Persian Gulf War, three Abrams of the U.S. 24th Infantry Division were left behind the enemy lines after a swift attack on Talil airfield, south of Nasiriyah, on February 27. One of them was hit by enemy fire, the two other embedded in mud. The tanks were destroyed by U.S. forces in order to prevent any trophy-claim by the Iraqi Army.
A total of 23 M1A1s were damaged or destroyed during the war. Of the nine Abrams tanks destroyed, seven were destroyed by friendly fire and two intentionally destroyed to prevent capture by the Iraqi Army. Some others took minor combat damage, with little effect on their operational readiness. “
“How NOW brown WOW”!
They have lost fewer than 5 Leopards. For a force with no air support, thats pretty good.
You Russians want us to believe that Ukraine is supposed to roll into battle and not suffer any losses. It’s pathetic.
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