russian Forces Commence Offensive Using Golf Carts Due to Armata Funding Shortage and BMP Shortages

The Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicle / Open source illustrative photo
The Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicle / Open source illustrative photo

Despite the fact that the Chinese-made Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicles in the russian federation were positioned as rear transport, the enemy uses them in assaults

During an unsuccessful attempt to break through the defense of the 60th Separate Mechanized Brigade on the Lyman front, the enemy used Chinese-made Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicles. They started supplying them to the russian military in the fall of 2023.

It should be noted that the attack on Ukrainian positions was very powerful. The enemy launched not only Desertcross 1000-3 but also heavy armored vehicles - tanks, including T-90M Proryv, and BMPs for the assault.

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"All that didn't manage to escape now lies as scrap metal on our land - we will drive out the orcs, and the earth will be clean and blooming again," states the 60th Separate Mechanized Brigade.

The episode with the use of Desertcross 1000-3 is quite indicative, as four of these golf carts were sent into action simultaneously. And this was done after Ukrainian fighters had destroyed the enemy's heavy armored vehicles.

Note that these Chinese all-terrain vehicles were first spotted in the front line in November, serving as medical evacuation vehicles. However, due to the complexity of control, it resulted in the driver running over his own team.

Chinese-made Desertcross golf cart, Defense Express
Chinese-made Desertcross golf cart

Overall, the russian Ministry of Defense ordered 2000 units of Desertcross 1000-3, causing discontent even among the ranks of the aggressors.

The thing is, it's an open, windowless, small car. The vehicle, which has a curb weight of 1050 kg, can carry a load of 550 kg on its pickup bed and can additionally tow a trailer weighing 300 kg. russia is paying 1.58 mln rubles ($17,200) per unit for the basic configuration and 2.1 mln rubles ($22,800) per unit for UTVs with optional add-ons.

It is worth noting that explanations for the use of such equipment as Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicles in assault operations, or even for their support or evacuation of the wounded in the immediate impact zone, are hard to find, except for the enemy's lack of other means.

Defense Express reported earlier, that in russia, it has already been officially acknowledged at the level of the head of Rostec that there is no funding for the Armata tank, and it is not intended for war; the focus is on inexpensive weapons.

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