Today Russia’s two tank factories
—Uralvagonzavod and also Omsktransmash in Omsk Oblast—are struggling to produce more than 20 new T-72B3 and T-90M tanks a month while also restoring old, stored T-72s as well as equally aged T-80s and even older stored T-62s.
The two factories together can refurbish an estimated 50 old tanks a month.
“There is a realistic possibility that even units of the 1st Guards Tank Army, supposedly Russia’s premier tank force, will be re-equipped with T-62s to make up for previous losses.”
Xi Jinping needs to man up and take Manchuria back from Russia to avenge the century of humiliation. No one would likely help Russia if China made that play. That’s a far easier to do and less risky than trying to invading Taiwan in a couple of years and making enemies of the West.