Originally Posted by SHERMAN
even if they muster 2000 T-80 and T-90 and another 6000 T-72/64/55AMV, they will still have to face around 2500 tanks from diffrent NATO nations, of these around 400 german Leo-2, 300 French Leclercs, at least 100 UK Challenger 2...Not to mention probably another 250-350 other Leopard 2 from other smaller NATO members. I still havent mentioned Turkeym with almost 300 Leo 2, and greece with a similar number. havent mentioned 2nd rate tanks operated by some NATO nations. In short we are talking around 1500-1800 1st rate tanks.
And I havent mentioned US involvment...Probably could throw in a 100 abrams or so, i dont know how dwindeled their state is in germany right now.
In case of an unreal scenario of war tanks wouldnt be the most important thing, if it was tanks alone Russia would steamroll everyone since you wouldnt be able to organize NATO armor in any reasonable amount of time.
If you want to discuss war then Ukraine with its "military" falls over and dies instantly and the entire war gets solved in Poland with Poland + Germany vs Russia and here artillery, airforce and communications will count more than tanks.
UK and US are a non factor, by the time they get their business together the war will be resolved, France might or might not get there in time so when talking NATO you're talking Poland and Germany.
Thats about 1400 tanks, 360.000 soldiers and ~300 fighters, against Russias 100.000-200.000 soldiers and maybe 4000 tanks 200-300 fighters.
Russia is in no shape to fight atm.