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Newsweek: M1 Abrams tanks will become a problem for the Ukrainian Armed Forces due to their “greed” – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: April 22, 2024 Time: 07:12:22

According to the magazine, these vehicles, for all their firepower, armor, and speed, have a few characteristics. Therefore, their gas turbine engines “greedily suck” fuel, so the Ukrainians will have to build complex logistics chains to continuously replenish the tanks.

And with fuel, according to retired US Army Maj. John Spencer, there are big problems in Ukraine. “When I was there in July, I saw long lines of cars and empty gas stations,” he said.

US Marine Corps Captain and former State Department official Matthew Hoch, in turn, noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces cannot provide fuel not only for tanks, but also for other vehicles that need it. they need. He also added that it would take a long time to train the Ukrainian army to operate the Abrams.

The day before, Politico reported that the United States would send to Kyiv an improved version of the M1A2 Abrams tanks without additional secret equipment that would increase its firepower.

Earlier, Washington announced the transfer of 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine for a counteroffensive.

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