In a video circulating on social media, a truck possibly introduced in the 1930s can be seen driving along beaten paths on the Avdiivka front.
Some users on “X”, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, say a viral video shows a GAZ-AA truck.
The GAZ-AA, based on the Ford Model AA, was manufactured in Soviet Russia between 1932 and 1938 under an agreement with the Ford Motor Company in the United States.
Because of its age, the truck offers little protection in modern warfare.
The Russians attacked south of Avdiivka, not with heavy armor, but with simple armored trucks. According to some reports, these are GAZ-AA, built around the 1930s 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/RkSsIc3WNq
— NOELREPORTS 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@NOELreports) October 22, 2023
Among the videos on One user noted “antique roadshow” in reference to the possible use of a 1930s truck.
Another user speculated that the Russian military “[does] Don’t expect these trucks to come back, including the passengers.”
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Russia may be running out of modern equipment in its invasion of Ukraine, or it may be gaining newer equipment by sacrificing outdated equipment – and those who man it – in its man-wave tactics, while neglecting the heavy casualties in its ranks.
Russia recently stepped up its attack on Avdiivka in a bid to capture the Ukrainian stronghold.
As decades of relative peace have given way to radicalism on both sides of the Atlantic, democratic nations that choose shame over war now risk getting both.
Russia has been reported to have suffered heavy casualties in recent weeks – possibly the highest since February this year – with Ukrainian troops claiming they killed “900 soldiers in one day”.
Source : www.kyivpost.com