Russian General Neglected Maintenance

Tanks and aircraft share a basic flaw in that if you put them in long term storage without care they rarely work when you suddenly need them.

Anymouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFEyEL5wTTk

Senior Russian commander kills himself after most of the tanks became unusable

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General number 7…the number will get pushed much higher hopefully.

long term storage without care

Quite possible that the ruling elite has siphoned off a little too much…

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It appears that some of the stored tanks/equipment was raided by people seeking the ‘rare metals’ in the electronics. Probably the tiny amount of gold in the IC chips but enough to make some spare bucks. 9 out of 10 tanks in storage useless - stripped of essential electronics.

When the generals went to get the spare parts they needed for the tanks in the field…oops… found 9 out of 10 tanks stripped.

t.

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It appears that some of the stored tanks/equipment was raided by people seeking the ‘rare metals’ in the electronics.

While it wouldn’t surprise me as corruption is everywhere do you happen to have a link? Warehouse full of still modern military equipment are not exactly left unguarded?

Tim

Reserve tanks stored in huge warehouses? Doubtful!!

More likely lined up in rows in a field inside a fence. And slowly sinking into the mud.

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tim"While it wouldn’t surprise me as corruption is everywhere do you happen to have a link? Warehouse full of still modern military equipment are not exactly left unguarded?"


“Russian tank regiment commander killed himself ‘after finding out 90% of tanks held in reserve were unusable because parts had been stolen’, claims Ukrainian intelligence”

“It said that in many cases, electronic equipment that contained precious metals had been stripped for parts from many Russian combat vehicles held in storage.”

“Kyiv said the commander of the 4th Panzer Division killed himself once he learned that just one out of 10 of the tanks in storage were ‘more or less’ operational - suggesting nine out of 10 were unusuable.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10655501/Ukraine-cl…

Corruption is rampant in the Soviet Union. with poverty wages for many jobs…they steal everything they can. If it isn’t nailed down…and half the time, the guards are either responsible, or turn a blind eye for a ‘consideration’… “I know nothing…nothing at all!”…

t.

“Russian tank regiment commander killed himself ‘after finding out 90% of tanks held in reserve were unusable because parts had been stolen’, claims Ukrainian intelligence”

“It said that in many cases, electronic equipment that contained precious metals had been stripped for parts from many Russian combat vehicles held in storage.”

“Kyiv said the commander of the 4th Panzer Division killed himself once he learned that just one out of 10 of the tanks in storage were ‘more or less’ operational - suggesting nine out of 10 were unusuable.”

Thanks t, the report I had was very bare bones with no mention of stripped parts.

One can almost suspect the General was at a minimum derelict in his duties and possibly up to his ears in the theft?

When the very top level of government are obviously corrupt, those below them are usually grabbing the available scraps.

When the Russian post Cold war government ordered 2400 T-14 Armata tanks to replace the Cold War T-72s and set aside funds, the funds ran out before the first 100 had been built.

Tim

How many T-14 Armata are there?

Russian tank manufacturer Ural vagonzavod first said the T-14 would be delivered in 2018. Then the distribution of the first nine tanks would come in 2019. After this date came and went, the leadership said 20 would be tested and 80 would be ready by the end of 2021. Then that claim was changed to 20 being introduced. Feb 21, 2022

Apparently a problem with the sanctioned yachts as well.

Dozens of sanctioned superyachts seized from Russian oligarchs and collectively worth billions could rapidly waste away without crews to maintain them
https://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-to-russian-olig…

Snip:

Annual maintenance for some of the yachts costs as much as $115.6 million.


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Dozens of sanctioned superyachts seized from Russian oligarchs and collectively worth billions could rapidly waste away without crews to maintain them…

These yachts could be used to house refugees.

IP

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