How Much Does A Battle Tank Cost? T-90 & Armata (Russia) vs. Abrams (US) comparisons! Plus Israeli, UK, German and French Tank Comps

LOL, like most Americans, even our tanks need to go on a serious diet! Our US military-industrial complex reminds me of a humorous quote form Animal House: Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son. 🙂

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Soooo… The ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-threatening’ NATO, under the proud leadership of the US, has been running the Largest since 1991 NATO drills in Norway (What do Russians Think?)

In case you didn’t know, during the Norway drills, a ‘poor’ local village is supposed to have been ‘liberated from the Russian aggression by the brave American soldiers.’ Yes, just like that. And it’s all happening right next to the Russian border. So… Who’s the aggressor again??…

Since we have such an occasion, I got really curious about tanks various countries produce. Therefore, I did some looking, and…

The latest variant of the Abrams tank, USA, is currently the M1A2 SEP. Building one from scratch is reported to cost 8.58 million USD. If you already have an M1A1/A2 available, then the SEP upgrade will only cost you 6.81 million USD. ONLY! LOL.

T-90, Russia
ManufacturerUralvagonzavod
Unit costUSD 2.5 million in…

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Rarely Seen Perspective on the New & Modern Moscow (Cool Travel Images from Seeker!)

A really lovely post, thx so much Lada and Seeker for sharing the joy and wonders of Moscow! So much richer with heart than western MSM portrays Russia. Dark state is losing with light filled posts like this!

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As always, A MILLION THANKS TO ALL MY DEAR PATREON SUPPORTERS!

I COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! 

One of our dear Patreon members Seeker has recently traveled to Moscow. Seeker comes from one of the most well-to-do and prosperous countries in the EU. This was a business trip, during which he represented his country at the international agricultural expo, and his view of the modern Moscow is from a rare perspective, that of a business traveler.

I’ve written a number of articles in the past, with pics showcasing various facets of the cool, traditional and historic Moscow (you’ll find them on LadaRay Blog, and some on FT). What makes Seeker’s contribution truly rare and invaluable is that you won’t glean the perspective he offers from me (since I am not a corporate business traveler), nor from any others, who do travelogs and…

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