The Ukrainian navy obtained a whole of 189 Strykers from the United States, most of them have been delivered in ICV configuration, i.e. units outfitted with minimal weapons and appropriate for transporting infantry formations. So far, about a dozen such units have been misplaced through the combating with the Russians, and they’re comparatively uncommon to see on the entrance strains.
A number of hours in the past Photo appeared, nonetheless, about a Stryker that he paints as comparatively Russian hit from shut vary. The automobile was shot on the left aspect of the tank by the Russians: in keeping with some sources, it was hit by a Russian T-72 tank, others by an infantry unit outfitted with an anti-tank missile.
The crew apparently left the automobile alive.
A destroyed US-supplied M1126 Stryker armored personnel provider of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a massive gap on the aspect, presumably someplace on the Zaporizhzhia entrance. pic.twitter.com/saBvjpxPJw
— Status-6 (Military) November 15, 2023
There is an OSINT blogger who notes that one of many long-standing errors of the Ukrainian navy is that primarily, they attempt to play the function of tanks and IFVs with armored personnel carriers, that’s, they assault well-fortified Russian positions with minimally armed technical means. The purpose for this, by the way in which, is that the Ukrainian forces obtained the most important variety of armored MRAPs and APCs / ICVs from their Western supporters, however solely only a few tanks and IFVs.
Anyway, it is in no way sure that the Ukrainians tried to assault with the Stryker: the automobile was shot within the aspect, which might additionally imply that the machine was the sufferer of a raid.
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