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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    You're right. Lend-lease provided 100,000 US6 6x6s to the SU.
    Add in the other US trucks excluding Jeeps and the total is north of 175,000. Almost all of them true off road capable.

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    Jan 43 LL trucks made up less than 1% of the Soviet truck fleet. By 1944 more than 1 in 5 Soviet trucks was LL buy 45 it was 1 in 3. This is important because the Spring of 43 is the last Soviet offensive that outran its supplies and got chopped by German reserves. German combat strength would hover around 4000 AFV's in the East until Bagration. Meanwhile Soviet AFV strength dropped from over 10K to under 8K so the ration actually improved for Germany. Plus the German's were falling back on interior lines and scorching the earth. Yes the Soviets got better conceptually, the VVS was dominant etc but the ability to move supplies just behind the advancing troops plays a critical role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WABs_OOE View Post
    Give it up. You forgot who I was or else, you would not be asking for sources. They are littered throughout this forum. You have no interest in learning anything or else you would not be repeating crap that we threw out in the 70s, especially those who stood guard. What scared us wasn't Russian numbers. What scared us was that the Russians knew how to use those numbers. I've posted links on NATO's publications. One of them was the Soviet Battle Book published in the 80s, meaning the knowledge was available in the 70s. Those of us who read it can recognize Stalingrad, Kursk, BAGGRATION, Berlin, as well as AUGUST STORM.

    Russian military thought is large, cutting edge, innovative, and deep, worthy of respect and study. You have neither.
    I was quoting sources from elsewhere on the casualties point. You seemed to be disputing them. I never questioned the Soviet ability to carry out large offensive operations. My main bone of contention is that as we all know they had a leadership crisis in the 30's and early 40's....demonstrated vividly in Finland. I fully accept the Japanese lost The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol ..as their attention and resources were aimed elsewhere.
    But if you think a bunch of accounts popping out of the wood work one by one all shouting one way is what counts, then guess what, I'll shout the opposite way ...its gotta be better than a shop full of nodding donkeys....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    I knew that was coming, and the Colonel still has his hounds on a leash.
    I went to Delphi 20 years ago, The Oracle there was a priestess high on drugs mumbling incoherent prophesies, Relative of yours?

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