Leopard 2 vs. T-90M: The invasion of Ukraine approaches another turning point on the battlefield

Within a few days of this week, France, the United States, Germany and Poland in particular announced that they plan to deliver powerful armored vehicles to Ukraine: French AMX-10RC vehicles, American M-2 infantry fighting vehicles and German Marder IFV … But especially the Leopard 2 announced by them Warsaw. The Polish government understood that, with this decision, Warsaw hoped to encourage other countries to follow suit. Although Germany is not directly mentioned, pressure is growing on Berlin to supply tanks to the Ukrainian army. By news standards, Poland will not send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Spokesman for the German government. The spokesman said there was no concern that Poland would deliver a Leopard tank to Ukraine without Germany’s permission, which would violate re-export rules. Made in Germany The Leopard is a model of a tank made in Germany, which also plays a key role because, in general, Berlin must agree to the transfer of domestically produced weapons to third parties. During the last 11 months of the war, NATO allies promised thousands of mostly used armored vehicles to resist the Russian invasion, but until now most of these main battle tanks were spare parts. . Now, NATO is introducing heavier, more lethal vehicles that can tip the tactical balance on the front lines against Russia’s nearly outdated Soviet-era main battle tanks. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Thursday that Finland has announced that it may also deliver a small number of German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine if a larger group of European countries decides to do so. Kyiv has ordered heavy military vehicles such as the Leopard 2, which would mark a major breakthrough in Western support after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 last year. Machine guns at the front, in addition to the Soviet T-72, since last spring, Russia in Ukraine has been testing the evolution of the famous T-90M for the forerunners. “The old Soviet NSVT machine guns have now been replaced by the new Russian Kort design. This design is from the late 20th century and is completely Russian. In addition to the army, Kort also serves with Russian police units. This heavy machine gun has a caliber of 12.7 x 108 mm. Rate of fire From 600 to 650 rounds per minute, the initial speed is 860 m / s [2821,5 pies/s] And the effective firing range is 2,000 meters,” according to the analysis of the T-90M Proryv tank commander mentioned in an article on the Bulgarian Military Portal.

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