Ukrainian Drone Drops Bomb Through Open Hatch To Score First Kill On Russia’s Oldest Tank
Some weeks ago we learned that Russia was mobilizing T-62 tanks from its long term storage facilities; predictably enough, they are not faring well. The first one to show up on the battlefield became a target for a Ukrainian drone which dropped a hand grenade right through the driver’s hatch.
Russia’s tanks have taken a severe beating on the frontline, as increasing numbers of Javelins and other anti-tank weapons supplied by the West are reaching Ukrainian forces, and as Ukrainian artillery hone their skills at hitting individual vehicles with the aid of drones. According to the listing by independent analysts Oryx, who painstakingly document every single vehicle loss which can be confirmed, Russia has now lost at least 836 tanks, out of an estimated 2,800. Those are the confirmed losses, there may be many more not documented.
These staggering losses – more than the total number of tanks possessed by Germany, France and the U.K. put together – mean that Russia is having…