BLUFMost western-manufactured tanks are generally faster, more effective, and more efficient than Russian ones—but how they are deployed is vitally important.
Jonathan Beale writing for the BBC makes the following points:
- Tanks alone don't win battles—they need artillery and infantry support.
- Unlike Russian tanks, night sights and thermal imaging cameras are standard in Western tanks enabling night attacks.
- Ukraine is challenged to maintain its old Soviet-era arsenal and complex Western weapon systems.
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References from the Web:
- FEB 2023 Belgian buyer of Europe’s spare tanks hopes they see action in Ukraine-the Guardian
- FEB 2023 Spain to send up to 6 Leopard tanks to Ukraine: report-Canberra Times