Beginning in late 1943 drilling work in Baku was reestablished. However, the sealing off of a number of wells turned out to be a tragedy. Many of them were impossible to restore. Eventually, the oil extracting had considerably been reduced by the end of the war: in 1945 only 11.5 million tons of oil was extracted.
1941 Production = 25.4 million metric tons
So, the Soviets were only able to get it back to 45% of the 1941 production by 1945. Two years.
Do you seriously think the Germans could have done any better?
Not much comprehension there Phil.
I'm sorry you didn't grasp it
I really don't know how to make it any simpler.
Of course, you could try understanding it in context which ... an interesting idea, eh?
The context being the inability of the original poster to understand that -
a) the Germans weren't going to get much, if any, oil from Baku or anywhere else in any realistic and usable timeframe
b) that the Russians destroyed, in effect, 90% of the field's production and managed to continue to fight on without it
c) the US and Allies in general supplied the shortfall directly or indirectly
Whether the Germans required it themselves or not was, as you would understand if you followed the argument I made in context, not relevant.
If you wish to erect straw men, fine, but that's your problem
Because the Germans didn't exactly "need" all that.
Which is completely, totally, utterly and 100% irrelevant as I was commenting on the original poster's lack of understanding that neither did the Russians.
Straw men are fine, but, like I said, feel free to have your left hand argue with your right, but don't tell me that I've argued something I most definitely have not.
The USSR was highly dependent on rail transportation, but the war practically shut down rail equipment production: only about 92 locomotives were produced. 2,000 locomotives and 11,000 railcars were supplied under Lend-Lease.
And Yes? Big deal, that's hardly anything. Or do you think that is the entire soviet rail stock?
No, but do you seriously think that the Russians didn't need the 2000 locomotives that the allies supplied, as well as all the rolling stock to go with it?
If you have figures to show that those locos and waggons were only used to pull trains full of Komsomol cadets on picnic outings and flowers to the Moscow markets, by all means provide them, we would be interested to see them.
It's like aircraft, the Allies provided almost 20% of the Soviet wartime requirements of Combat Aircraft, and 14% overall, and a similar proportion of their tanks, and all of the offroad capable trucks and halftracks (or damn close thereto for the latter) ... but, of course, they didn't really need any of those, they could have put all those holidaying Komsomol Cadets and Flower Growers on to producing more any time they felt like it.
Pull the other one, it plays "Jingle Bells!"
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