This is coolbert:
From "Army Recognition" ^ | 27 March 2022 | Unnamed. The tip from Freeper.
"Germany delivers Strela-2M MANPADS air defense missile systems and MG3 machine guns to Ukraine"
"On March 3, 2022, Army Recognition reported that Germany has approved the delivery to Ukraine of 2,700 SA-7 Grail 9K32 Strela-2 portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) dating back from the armed forces of former East Germany. Citing military sources, the Strela MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems) delivered to Ukraine could be the model Strela-2M 9K32, NATO code designation SA-7B Grail-B that come from the former East German army"
My instantaneous and intuitive reaction this story was that these SA-7 MANPAD pea-shooter surface to air missiles the vast preponderance are not going to work!
SA-7 of East German origin have been sitting in a warehouse for a minimum of thirty years. Have deteriorated to the point where they will not fire, malfunction, just be inoperable? Sending these weapons to the Ukrainian more than anything else should be considered to be an insult!
That German MG3 machine gun too fires the NATO round 7.62 X 51. Not compatible with the current Ukrainian MG's firing the Soviet 7.62 X 54 round. The German needs to send a whole lot of ammo along with the weapons themselves! Spare parts a must too!
This process of weapons transfer has all been thought through carefully, hasn't it?