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Are Russian Artillery barrels at end-of-life?

There have been rumors that Russia is shooting up to 50,000 rounds of artillery per day in the Donbas region of occupied Ukraine. Other Russian apologists insist that the real number is 500,000.

You can't cheat physics. You can't cheat chemistry. You can't cheat math. Every round fired puts an artillery barrel closer to depot level maintenance / reset. This is is important to keep in mind when estimating artillery capabilities.

The file used to estimate Battalion Tactical Group barrel wear is below:

Battalion tactical group artillery worksheet
Download XLSX • 5KB


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