I disagree. Numbers show a different story.The subject was raised to display the chalenges that faced the Egyptian Miltary planners through the preparation of 1973 offensive & War. The main chalenges were the following:-
1- IDF superiority with Airforce.
2- IDF superiority with Armoured divisions.( do not compare with T62. these were between 100 to 200 no out of 1700no tanks in the egyptian army that time. Compare with T55. How could you ignore 800 yards gun range difference!!! refer to 1296)
3- Canal water natural obstruction.
4- The expected USA military support to IDF.
The egyptian planners employed the following counterweapons & plots:-
1- Air Missiles to neutralize IAF within 15km to Canal east.
2- Infantry with anti tank weapons & RPG to face the tank superiority.
3- Canal was conquered with the employment of high engineering techniques & adequate stock of crossing bridges.
4- USA support was underestimated. The huge replacements including state of the art weapons & rockets was not counted for.
The fail of esimation of USA support range was one of the mistakes in 1973 War.
That is very interesting. Yet, it does not explain how your democratic western educated crews were torn apart by the Egyptian peasant Soldiers starting from the 6th till the war end.
I do not underestimate the capabilities of IDF tank crews. But these with T55 tanks againest Egyptian crews on M60 tanks shall result in a disaster for the democratic IDF tank crews.