Podlodka77 wrote:i've read in the past almost everything but something like "air assault in Russian teritory" is to much for me and i'm angry. Its like thay say "we are going on vaccation" and with no respect to Russia and most of all to RUSSIAN people at all. There is no difference between them and Hitler - not at all. Thay observe Russians as subhumans or something like that. "Superiority this, superiority that, bad guys and bad people"...
Just see this as idiots that have no idea what they are talking about.
For anyone interrested, go see "we where soldiers" and see how high intensity and resource-intensive an airborne operation is.
Propably the only war movie i saw too that treated the "enemy" with respect too.
NATO has not the aircraft, soldiers, expertise and Munitions left to do any of this.
Its entire leadership has been replaced by "yes-men" that never stop to think with "this is never going to work"
And you know how that ends working out?.
You sit in an meeting to deploy armoured units to Scotland. No airlift capacity, no landing ships for transport.
So your millitary rents an civilian liner...and just part of it.
You adress that if its under civilian control, it will adhere to civilian rules and regulations, NATO flatbeds and tanks do not conform to this.
superiour NATO officer says im being nitpicky and to shut up.
I once again tell my luitenant present civilan liners will not accept anything with dimensions outside of 16.5m length, 2.6m in width, 4m in height and 40 tonnes in weight.
This is EU regulation for civilian trucking. You can not mess with this if you want to use civilian transportation.
He tries to adress it one more time again. NATO officer again refuses to consider it. Mighty battle plan against russia is all that he wants to talk about.
You know what happened when all the flatbed trucks arrived at the Port harbor?. with the civilian liner there?.
The loading officer of the liner told us we could forget it. That we where not going to fit on there. GIving me an earfull too we where messing with his window of departure.
I just plain off told him he was right, that i said it too. Just dont take it out on me, just another government employee here. Cog in the machine....
He told NATO bought one standard truck spot for each NATO flatbed truck.
With some back and forth, we could load about 26 percent of our flatbeds with tanks.
The loadmaster and i came up with an idea to distribute them over two spots, with plenty of room for weight distribution for ship stability.
Four spots for the really heavy flatbeds.
Told my Captain about it, and he agreed it was this. or nothing would go to scotland on time.
We needed to meet the ferry departure time, or NATO propably could pay in retrospect for the whole ships voyage for lost profit.
So...26 percent of NATO vehicles managed to get to scotland. because of incompetent leadership in NATO command.
Amazing, it is not even war. no time restrictions before preparations, and not even this they could get right.
And this is not an isolated incident.