One of the main problems is the gas turbine engine, which the expert described as a disaster. According to him, this engine is designed for aircraft, for use at an altitude of 15,000 feet, and not on the ground, reports RIA Novosti.
“It turns out that the tank is equipped with this turbo engine, which accelerates the car to 50-60 miles per hour in the direction of the enemy,” the expert said, noting that this is not the indicator that is required of a tank. for success on the battlefield.
McGregor also recalled a recent statement by US Assistant Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl, who called the M1 “a very wasteful machine.” He noted that these tanks “have high maintenance requirements, are too difficult for the Ukrainians and will not help them.”
“The M1 Abrams has many problems. I don’t think people want to see it in action for fear of embarrassment,” summed up the former Pentagon adviser.
The fact that the United States will transfer 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday was officially announced by US President Joe Biden. According to him, its delivery to Ukraine will take time, but the Americans will soon begin training and training the crews of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, Kyiv needs tanks for “counteroffensive operations.” At the same time, the head of the White House argued that all this allegedly did not create an “offensive threat” to Russia.