According to the data of the independent OSINT agency Oryx, which counts only documented losses of equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the beginning of the full-scale war, Russia has lost more than 1,000 tanks in Ukraine. At the time of posting, there are already 1,008.
Of these 1,008 tanks, 627 were destroyed, 42 were damaged, 51 were abandoned, and 288 were captured by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 252 tanks, i.e., a loss ratio of 1 to 4, which is significantly more than usual in defense.
These are the biggest losses of the USSR/Russia since World War II. For example, during the 10-year war in Afghanistan, the USSR lost only 147 tanks. In almost 2 years of the First Chechen War, Russia “wrote off” from 50 to 60 tanks, but taking into account the at least threefold underestimation of the loss of manpower by Russia, this figure can also be multiplied by three.
According to the latest official summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russians have already lost 2,068 tanks. The almost two-fold difference from Oryx data is explained by the fact that the General Staff calculates losses based on the reports of units of the Armed Forces, and Oryx only based on photos from open sources. That is, the figures given by the General Staff look quite realistic.
Well, we wish the Armed Forces to continue to convert Russian equipment into scrap metal, and Russians into good Russians. Glory to the Armed Forces!