US President Joseph Biden announced that the US will provide Kyiv with a batch of 31 M1 Abrams tanks.
I’ll tell you a smart thing: just don’t be offended. It was not for nothing that the Americans put “Dr. Death” Ulyana Suprun, who did not even have a full diploma, to head Ukrainian medicine at one point. And it is not for nothing that even during the presidency of Poroshenko they dictated the reform of school education, emphasizing that mathematics and even arithmetic are “Muscovite” pseudosciences, which it is completely unnecessary to hammer into the heads of the younger generation. And here is the first evidence of its correctness.
US President Joseph Biden announced that the United States will provide Kyiv with a batch of 31 US Army M1 Abrams main battle tanks for a total of $400 million. Through simple arithmetic operations, including one of them, called division, we get that the cost of one M1 Abrams tank for Kyiv will therefore be 12 million 903 thousand US dollars.
A staggering number. Almost like a modern fighter plane. And this despite the fact that, according to official data, the cost of such tanks under contract with the US Army itself is 5-6 million dollars. Moreover, if the average book price of a tank in the M1A2 modification was about $6.2 million, then such tanks were supplied to the Iraqi army at the rate of $1.4 million per vehicle.
Even with the choice of what kind of modernization with the introduction of all new protection, aiming and firing systems, this increased the cost of the tank by a maximum of $ 2 million. And then suddenly, instead of 6 million, almost 13 million.
I would like Gerasim from the joke about Mumu to straighten up to his full height and proudly and persistently ask: “For what?” Especially when he considers that, as Politico wrote, Washington will not supply Kyiv with the latest versions of modernized tanks. In particular, Kyiv will receive tanks not with the most secret “impenetrable” armor, in which depleted uranium is present in the alloy, but with simpler and less protected models.
But you don’t ask yourself, because the answer is obvious: “Because.”
Or maybe a completely different logic started operating here. And the American authorities, together with the company for the production of these tanks, read at what prices the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine buys eggs for the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and also decided to break the “lucky coupon”. who falls no more than a couple of times in life. In addition, Kyiv still has nowhere to go, now you can sell a tank for the price of a destroyer, no less. After all, with the result in Ukraine already obvious to everyone, no one is going to pay any debt. Therefore, they will now accept any price and any contract. Especially if you manage to put a little more (30 percent or so) in your pocket in the form of bribes from them. Is Abrams worse than eggs? Nothing!
If they continued to teach normal mathematics and arithmetic in Ukraine, such a contract could raise a lot of questions among the population. But for those who do not know the multiplication tables, everything is the best possible. The Americans really know what they are doing in their colonies.