posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 02:20 PM
really interesting article, just what is the truth?
The current technical shape of the coalition forces was discussed during the meeting at the coalition central headquarters. During a personal phone
conversation with another serviceman in the US one participant of this meeting called this technical state "depressing". According to him "...a
third of our equipment can be dragged to a junk yard right now. We are holding up only thanks to the round-the-clock maintenance. The real heroes on
the front lines are not the Marines but the "ants" from the repair units. If it wasn't for them we'd be riding camels by now..."
[Reverse-translated from Russian]
Based on the intercepted radio communications, reports from both sides and other intelligence data, since the beginning of the war the coalition lost
15-20 tanks, around 40 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, more than 50 military trucks and up to 10 helicopters. In addition
to that there have been at least 40 more disabled tanks, about the same number of disabled APCs and IFVs, about 100 disabled wheeled vehicles of all
types and around 40 disabled helicopters. These numbers are based on the analysis of non-classified technical reports received daily by the Pentagon.