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The Latest Russian and Ukrainian Weapon and Vehicle Losses

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As the war in Ukraine enters its 19th month, Ukraine continues to press its counteroffensive to try and expel Russian forces from the eastern part of the country. At the same time, the outgunned and outmanned defenders are stepping up drone attacks on Moscow to bring the war to Russia itself. All the while, weapon and vehicle losses on both sides pile up as the conflict grinds on.

To compare Russian and Ukraine military equipment losses so far, 24/7 Wall St. used data from the GitHub repository Russia-Ukraine Equipment Loss Tracking. The repository mainly uses data from open-source intelligence analysis site Oryx. Data on the type most lost came from Oryx’s documentation for Ukraine and Russia’s equipment losses. The data appear to include  losses from the mercenary organization Wagner Group that is fighting for Russia. Data is as of Aug. 1, 2023. It is important to note the Ukrainian government releases far higher estimates of Russian equipment losses.

According to those estimates, Russia has lost 11,487 pieces of equipment that have been  destroyed, damaged, abandoned or captured. Ukraine has lost 4,067 pieces of equipment. (also check out: 35 guns used by the Russian special forces.)

Of the 24 categories of military materiel on our list, Russia has lost more items than Ukraine in all but five categories — radars and communications equipment; surface-to-air missile systems; infantry mobility vehicles; mine-resistant ambush protected equipment; and naval ships. 

Besides tanks, other categories accounting for significant losses on both sides include trucks, vehicles and jeeps; infantry fighting vehicles; and armored fighting vehicles. 

Augmented by Leopard tanks from Germany and Bradley fighting vehicles from the United States, Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive in the spring against Russia in southern Ukraine. However, the Russian defenses — thick minefields and fortified defensive lines supported by artillery — slowed the Ukrainian advance and took a toll on the Ukrainian armor. 

Since the start of the war, 1,402 Russian tanks have been destroyed, compared with 374  Ukrainian tanks, an almost 4-1 ratio. 

American Abrams tanks may arrive at the front in September to support the Ukrainian offensive. Ukraine is counting on armor sent from NATO countries to tip the balance in its favor. (Also read: comparing Russia and NATO’s military strength.)

Materiel losses aside, a Reuters report in April said as many as 354,000 Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured in Europe’s deadliest conflict since World War II.

Click here to see the latest Russian and Ukrainian weapon and vehicle losses.

To compare Russian and Ukraine military equipment losses so far, 24/7 Wall St. used data from the GitHub repository Russia-Ukraine Equipment Loss Tracking. The repository mainly uses data from open-source intelligence analysis site Oryx. Data on the type most lost came from Oryx’s documentation for Ukraine and Russia’s equipment losses. Data is as of Aug. 1, 2023. It is important to note the Ukrainian government releases far higher estimates of Russian equipment losses.

24. Trucks, Vehicles and Jeeps
> Russia losses: 2,735
> Breakdown: destroyed: 2,062, captured: 568, damaged: 54, abandoned: 51
> Most lost: KamAZ 6×6 (826 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 697
> Breakdown: destroyed: 491, captured: 179, damaged: 18, abandoned: 9
> Most lost: ZiL-131 (134 lost)

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23. Jammers And Deception Systems
> Russia losses: 49
> Breakdown: destroyed: 37, captured: 7, damaged: 5
> Most lost: R-330BMV and R-394BMV Borisoglebsk-2B (11 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 4
> Breakdown: destroyed: 3, captured: 1
> Most lost: Bukovel-AD EW system (3 lost)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

22. Radars And Communications Equipment
> Russia losses: 40
> Breakdown: destroyed: 27, captured: 9, damaged: 4
> Most lost: 1L261 (for 1L260 Zoopark-1M counter-battery radar complex) (9 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 70
> Breakdown: destroyed: 51, captured: 11, damaged: 7, abandoned: 1
> Most lost: 36D6 ‘Tin Shield’ (14 lost)

21. Surface-To-Air Missile Systems
> Russia losses: 139
> Breakdown: destroyed: 92, captured: 24, damaged: 19, abandoned: 4
> Most lost: 9K35 Strela-10 (26 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 118
> Breakdown: destroyed: 99, captured: 6, damaged: 12, abandoned: 1
> Most lost: 5P851A (Launcher for S-300PT-1A) (28 lost)

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20. Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns
> Russia losses: 24
> Breakdown: destroyed: 13, captured: 8, damaged: 1, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: 2K22M1 Tunguska (13 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 6
> Breakdown: destroyed: 2, captured: 3, damaged: 1
> Most lost: ZSU-23-4 Shilka (4 lost)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

19. Anti-Aircraft Guns
> Russia losses: 17
> Breakdown: destroyed: 3, captured: 14
> Most lost: 23mm ZU-23-2 (17 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 4
> Breakdown: captured: 4
> Most lost: 23mm ZU-23 (3 lost)

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18. Multiple Rocket Launchers
> Russia losses: 251
> Breakdown: destroyed: 182, captured: 53, damaged: 14, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: 122mm BM-21 Grad (151 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 50
> Breakdown: destroyed: 32, captured: 9, damaged: 9
> Most lost: 122mm BM-21 Grad (38 lost)

Source: DoroO / iStock via Getty Images

17. Self-Propelled Artillery
> Russia losses: 473
> Breakdown: destroyed: 331, captured: 107, damaged: 28, abandoned: 7
> Most lost: 152mm 2S19 Msta-S (134 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 188
> Breakdown: destroyed: 123, captured: 23, damaged: 42
> Most lost: 122mm 2S1 Gvozdika (65 lost)

16. Towed Artillery
> Russia losses: 266
> Breakdown: destroyed: 145, captured: 96, damaged: 20, abandoned: 5
> Most lost: 152mm 2A65 Msta-B howitzer (99 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 142
> Breakdown: destroyed: 82, captured: 18, damaged: 40, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: 155mm M777A2 howitzer (60 lost)

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Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

15. Artillery Support Vehicles And Equipment
> Russia losses: 106
> Breakdown: destroyed: 52, captured: 52, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: 9T452 transporter-loader (for BM-27 ‘Uragan’ MRL) (40 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 23
> Breakdown: destroyed: 10, captured: 13
> Most lost: 1V18 ‘Klyon-1’ artillery command and forward observer vehicle (8 lost)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

14. Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Missile Systems
> Russia losses: 41
> Breakdown: destroyed: 17, captured: 19, damaged: 1, abandoned: 4
> Most lost: 9P149 Shturm-S (36 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 21
> Breakdown: destroyed: 8, captured: 12, abandoned: 1
> Most lost: 9P148 Konkurs ATGM carrier (18 lost)

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13. Engineering Vehicles And Equipment
> Russia losses: 327
> Breakdown: destroyed: 155, captured: 125, damaged: 9, abandoned: 38
> Most lost: REM-1 armored recovery vehicle (32 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 73
> Breakdown: destroyed: 36, captured: 25, damaged: 8, abandoned: 4
> Most lost: IMR-2 combat engineering vehicle, BTS-4 armored recovery vehicle (7 each lost)

Source: Epsilon / Getty Images

12. Command Posts And Communications Stations
> Russia losses: 245
> Breakdown: destroyed: 159, captured: 82, damaged: 2, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: R-149MA1 command and staff vehicle (79 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 16
> Breakdown: destroyed: 12, captured: 4
> Most lost: BMP-1KSh command and staff vehicle (and 3 other types) (2 each lost)

Source: Andrey Rykov / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

11. Infantry Mobility Vehicles
> Russia losses: 198
> Breakdown: destroyed: 139, captured: 51, damaged: 6, abandoned: 2
> Most lost: GAZ Tigr-M (142 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 344
> Breakdown: destroyed: 196, captured: 115, damaged: 27, abandoned: 6
> Most lost: M1114 and M1151 HMMWV (72 lost)

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Source: Andrey Rykov / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

10. Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected
> Russia losses: 46
> Breakdown: destroyed: 32, captured: 9, damaged: 4, abandoned: 1
> Most lost: KamAZ-63968 Typhoon (24 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 132
> Breakdown: destroyed: 93, captured: 8, damaged: 17, abandoned: 14
> Most lost: International M1224 MaxxPro (57 lost)

Source: AlexStepanov / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

9. Armored Personnel Carriers
> Russia losses: 337
> Breakdown: destroyed: 224, captured: 90, damaged: 9, abandoned: 14
> Most lost: BTR-80 (165 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 313
> Breakdown: destroyed: 180, captured: 90, damaged: 22, abandoned: 21
> Most lost: BTR-80 (104 lost)

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8. Infantry Fighting Vehicles
> Russia losses: 2,594
> Breakdown: destroyed: 1,754, captured: 606, damaged: 98, abandoned: 136
> Most lost: BMP-2(K) (909 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 670
> Breakdown: destroyed: 465, captured: 114, damaged: 42, abandoned: 49
> Most lost: BMP-1(P) (298 lost)

Source: Farhad Ibrahimzade / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

7. Armored Fighting Vehicles
> Russia losses: 936
> Breakdown: destroyed: 608, captured: 267, damaged: 25, abandoned: 36
> Most lost: MT-LB (444 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 305
> Breakdown: destroyed: 212, captured: 80, damaged: 5, abandoned: 8
> Most lost: BRDM-2 (64 lost)

6. Tanks
> Russia losses: 2,188
> Breakdown: destroyed: 1,402, captured: 547, damaged: 124, abandoned: 115
> Most lost: T-80BV (369 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 595
> Breakdown: destroyed: 374, captured: 141, damaged: 49, abandoned: 31
> Most lost: T-64BV (237 lost)

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5. Naval Ships
> Russia losses: 12
> Breakdown: destroyed: 8, damaged: 4
> Most lost: Project 03160 Raptor-class patrol boat (5 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 26
> Breakdown: destroyed: 9, captured: 16, damaged: 1
> Most lost: Gyurza-M-class gunboat (5 lost)

Source: bksrus / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

4. Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
> Russia losses: 266
> Breakdown: destroyed: 147, captured: 119
> Most lost: Orlan-10 (147 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 133
> Breakdown: destroyed: 79, captured: 54
> Most lost: A1-SM Fury (35 lost)

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Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

3. Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles
> Russia losses: 12
> Breakdown: destroyed: 10, captured: 2
> Most lost: Orion (5 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 25
> Breakdown: destroyed: 25
> Most lost: Bayraktar TB2 UCAV (24 lost)

Source: aarrows / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

2. Helicopters
> Russia losses: 100
> Breakdown: destroyed: 87, captured: 1, damaged: 12
> Most lost: Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ attack helicopter (39 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 31
> Breakdown: destroyed: 26, captured: 3, damaged: 2
> Most lost: Mi-8 transport helicopter (20 lost)

Source: Artyom_Anikeev / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

1. Aircraft
> Russia losses: 84
> Breakdown: destroyed: 76, damaged: 8
> Most lost: Su-25 close air support aircraft (30 lost)
> Ukraine losses: 69
> Breakdown: destroyed: 68, captured: 1
> Most lost: MiG-29 fighter aircraft: (20 lost)

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