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Russian army does not have enough trucks for quick invasion of Ukraine, - Forbes

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The Russian army has 10 “material-technical support” brigades. Each operates around 400 trucks
21:02, 14 January 2022

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The Russian army does not have enough trucks to quickly transport equipment in the event of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This is reported by Forbes, citing U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vershinin.

“The Russian army does not have enough trucks to meet its logistic requirement more than 90 miles beyond supply dumps,”  Alex Vershinin wrote.

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According to him, the Russian army has 10 “material-technical support” brigades. Each operates around 400 trucks.

"Even if every support brigade mobilized and all of their vehicles remained operational throughout a campaign, the available trucks wouldn’t stretch very far," Vershinin said.

He explained that each military formation has between 56 and 90 multiple rocket launchers. Replenishing each launcher takes up the entire bed of a truck. If the combined arms army fired a single volley, it would require 56 to 90 trucks just to replenish rocket ammunition.

“That is about a half of a dry cargo truck force in the material-technical support brigade just to replace one volley of rockets. There is also between six to nine tube artillery battalions, nine air-defense artillery battalions, 12 mechanized and recon battalions, three to five tank battalions, mortars, anti-tank missiles and small-arms ammunition—not to mention, food, engineering, medical supplies and so on.”

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