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Hungary is armed with German tanks Leopard 2A4

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Hungary is armed with German tanks Leopard 2A4

Hungary began to receive the German Tanks Leopard 2A4HU to be used as training. On July 22, 2020, the first four tanks out of twelve ordered were delivered from Munich to the Hungarian city of Tata, where they were demonstrated to Hungarian Defense Minister Benko Tibor on July 24.


The first four Leopard 2A4HU MBTs reportedly entered service with the 11th Tank Battalion of the 25th Infantry Brigade of the Hungarian Army, stationed in Tata. Tanks from the presence of the German army, which were previously in service and then transferred to storage. Before being handed over, the Leopard 2A4 are repaired and refined at the KMW facility in Munich, after which they receive the designation Leopard 2A4HU. By the end of this year, Hungary should receive 12 German tanks, which will be used for training the crews of Leopard 2A7 + (Leopard 2A7HU) tanks, the delivery of which will begin later.

The Hungarian Defense Ministry's contract with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) was signed in December 2018. The agreement provides for the supply of 12 Leopard 2A4 tanks out of stock for use as training until the end of 2020, 44 new Leopard 2A7 + (Leopard 2A7HU) tanks and 24 new-built PzH 2000 155mm / 52 self-propelled howitzers. New tanks and self-propelled guns will be delivered between 2023 and 2025.


The purchased tanks and self-propelled guns will go into service with the 25th Infantry Brigade. Currently, the Hungarian army has only 15 "working" T-72M / M1 tanks, all of them are in service with the 11th battalion of the 25th brigade. It is assumed that the Leopard 2 MBT will be used to re-equip this battalion and supplement its staffing: three line companies on Leopard 2A7HU tanks and a training company on Leopard 2A4HU tanks.

The only deployed 101st artillery division in the Hungarian army will receive the PzН 2000 self-propelled howitzers instead of the D-20 towed howitzers in service, of which there are only 12 pieces left.

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Ministry of Defense of Hungary
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 July 2020 12: 53 New
    -4
    Old leopards. And there are few of them. Hungary, this is very menacing! laughing
    1. Bashkirkhan
      Bashkirkhan 25 July 2020 13: 05 New
      11
      These are old 2A4s for training. Three more companies of the newest 2A7 will be + PzH 2000 howitzers. In the future, the Hungarians will be able to return Transcarpathia if the opportunity arises. Because Hungary already has modern JAS-39 Gripen fighters.
      In the photo below, PzH 2000, Leopard 2A7 +, Dingo 3, Fennek of the Qatari Emir.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 25 July 2020 13: 30 New
        -2
        The current Bandera Ukraine is a tasty morsel for its neighbors.
        1. The comment was deleted.
          1. bistrov.
            bistrov. 26 July 2020 06: 56 New
            +4
            Quote: LKW Fahrer
            want to bite off our land from us,

            You do not have "your" land, from the word at all, you live on Russian lands, YET, donated to you by the Russian Empire and the USSR, since you were part of them. Even Kiev was bought from the Poles by Moscow in 1686 during the reign of Princess Sophia for 7 tons. silver royal efimkov. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Banderlog rogulyans and with the complete non-resistance of the rest of the population, read, with their consent, Russian Kiev has been turned into an anti-Russian Bandera cesspool, which Russia will not tolerate.
            After leaving the USSR in 1991, you lost the right to use the Russian lands, so you will have to return them to Russia. This process has already begun and it will continue in various ways, no matter how you oppose it.
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 25 July 2020 13: 47 New
        10
        Quote: Bashkirkhan
        These are old 2A4s for training. Three more companies of the newest 2A7 will be + PzH 2000 howitzers. In the future, the Hungarians will be able to return Transcarpathia if the opportunity arises. Because Hungary already has modern JAS-39 Gripen fighters.
        In the photo below, PzH 2000, Leopard 2A7 +, Dingo 3, Fennek of the Qatari Emir.

        The Hungarian army, even after the delivery of German armored vehicles, will be one of the smallest in Eastern Europe. In principle, if the Hungarians buy another 90 heavy armored personnel carriers, then they will finally have a "Heavy Mechanized Brigade". This military unit will certainly not be able to really threaten Ukraine, but that is not its task. This brigade is part of the European NATO forces.
        1. Dmitry Makarov
          Dmitry Makarov 25 July 2020 13: 53 New
          -3
          Hungary is a NATO member, but Ukraine is not.
          In the event of a war, Ukraine's chances are zero.
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 25 July 2020 14: 01 New
            +4
            Quote: Dmitry Makarov
            Hungary is a NATO member, but Ukraine is not.
            In the event of a war, Ukraine's chances are zero.

            Clause 5 NATO applies only when attacking one of the NATO countries. If Hungary itself climbs into Ukraine, it will be exclusively Hungarian problems.
            1. Dmitry Makarov
              Dmitry Makarov 25 July 2020 14: 20 New
              -4
              Yes, NATO will not be needed there, the Ukrainians will surrender to the Hungarians by the thousands in order to get into the European Union, there, even in prison, life is sweeter than in Ukraine. Many will simply go over to the side of the Hungarians, the salary in the Hungarian army is several times higher, and this will become a decisive, key factor.
              1. Aaron Zawi
                Aaron Zawi 25 July 2020 14: 22 New
                +3
                Quote: Dmitry Makarov
                Yes, NATO will not be needed there, the Ukrainians will surrender to the Hungarians by the thousands in order to get into the European Union, there, even in prison, life is sweeter than in Ukraine. Many will simply go over to the side of the Hungarians, the salary in the Hungarian army is several times higher, and this will become a decisive, key factor.

                I do not agree with your position.
                1. Dmitry Makarov
                  Dmitry Makarov 25 July 2020 14: 26 New
                  -1
                  What's wrong?
                  For example, thousands of Ukrainians serve in Wagner, since the salary there is several times higher than in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Although at the same time, "Wagner" is a Russian - read, an enemy structure.
                2. Lara Croft
                  Lara Croft 25 July 2020 18: 30 New
                  +3
                  Quote: Aaron Zawi
                  I do not agree with your position.

                  Why? The military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located in Crimea in 2014 with laughter and hooting went to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which prevents them from joining the Hungarian Army, especially if these military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine live in the western regions of Ukraine, and their relatives have a Hungarian passport, Poland, Romania, etc.
                  Sooner or later, the leadership will return to Yanukovych's plan to switch to a contract army and reduce it, mercenaries are easier to manage, and in Donbass, national bats financed by local oligarchs, as well as all kinds of Cheka, both local and "enemy", can jackal ...
                  Again, there will be a surplus of B and BT, which can be successfully drunk ...
                  1. Aaron Zawi
                    Aaron Zawi 25 July 2020 18: 46 New
                    -2
                    Quote: Lara Croft
                    Quote: Aaron Zawi
                    I do not agree with your position.

                    Why? The military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located in Crimea in 2014 with laughter and hooting went to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which prevents them from joining the Hungarian Army, especially if these military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine live in the western regions of Ukraine, and their relatives have a Hungarian passport, Poland, Romania, etc.
                    Sooner or later, the leadership will return to Yanukovych's plan to switch to a contract army and reduce it, mercenaries are easier to manage, and in Donbass, national bats financed by local oligarchs, as well as all kinds of Cheka, both local and "enemy", can jackal ...
                    Again, there will be a surplus of B and BT, which can be successfully drunk ...

                    In 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Crimea were not only staffed by Crimeans by more than 70%, but also more completely de-paralyzed. Long-term degradation has led to their complete decomposition. Today Ukraine has completely different Armed Forces.
                    1. Lara Croft
                      Lara Croft 25 July 2020 19: 03 New
                      +1
                      [/ quote] Today Ukraine has completely different aircraft. [/ quote]
                      In terms of combat strength and strength, yes, they are more armed than in 2014, the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine increased, which led to a shortage of supply of military and military equipment ...
                      However, the morale of the Armed Forces military unit became even lower than in 2014, because soldiers and officers are not fools, they know that the battlefield will always remain with the RF Armed Forces, and "abroad" will not help them in any way ...
                      So why should the Armed Forces of Ukraine fight the armies of Hungary and Poland, for example? A conscript from the Ivan-Frankivsk region will not go to war with Hungary, a conscript from the Lviv region will not fight against the Poles, and conscripts from the central and eastern regions of Ukraine will not give a damn about the fate of Western Ukraine (how they don't care about the fate of Eastern Ukraine now) ...
                      Ukraine has no navy, the Air Force and AA are almost nonexistent (any use of it in the Donbas will immediately affect their quantitative composition) ...
                      So the Ukrainian Armed Forces are waiting for reforms and they should be carried out regardless of the economic situation in the country. an ineffective and large army, only a burden for the country and requires extra financial costs ...
                      The Russian Federation faced such a situation, first in 1999, then in 2008.
                      1. Aaron Zawi
                        Aaron Zawi 25 July 2020 19: 14 New
                        0
                        [quote = Lara Croft] [/ quote] Today Ukraine has completely different aircraft. [/ quote]
                        In terms of combat strength and strength, yes, they are more armed than in 2014, the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine increased, which led to a shortage of supply of military and military equipment ...
                        However, the morale of the Armed Forces military unit became even lower than in 2014, because soldiers and officers are not fools, they know that the battlefield will always remain with the RF Armed Forces, and "abroad" will not help them in any way ...
                        So why should the Armed Forces of Ukraine fight the armies of Hungary and Poland, for example? A conscript from the Ivan-Frankivsk region will not go to war with Hungary, a conscript from the Lviv region will not fight against the Poles, and conscripts from the central and eastern regions of Ukraine will not give a damn about the fate of Western Ukraine (how they don't care about the fate of Eastern Ukraine now) ...
                        Ukraine has no navy, the Air Force and AA are almost nonexistent (any use of it in the Donbas will immediately affect their quantitative composition) ...
                        So the Ukrainian Armed Forces are waiting for reforms and they should be carried out regardless of the economic situation in the country. an ineffective and large army, only a burden for the country and requires extra financial costs ...
                        The Russian Federation faced such a situation, first in 1999, then in 2008. [/ quote]
                        Let's wait and see.
                      2. truck driver
                        truck driver 25 July 2020 20: 04 New
                        -6
                        Thank you Aron for defending the honor of Ukraine, I would like to add that the fate of Donbass and Crimea is not indifferent for Ukrainians, Russians - all citizens of Ukraine, therefore, in Donbass, most Ukrainians do not even fight, they massively evade conscription, and those who fight like this are everywhere scumbags. For example, I paid off three times from mobilization, I will not fight with brothers and sisters, so that the authorities do not rub in on me.
                        Poles, Hungarians, Romanians will all go through the forest, they will not even dare to voice their wishes, then the whole country will rise to defense.
                      3. cat Rusich
                        cat Rusich 25 July 2020 21: 10 New
                        +2
                        History lesson. Romania has filed a claim to the International Court of Justice in The Hague for claims to the shelf of Fr. Serpentine. On February 3, 2009, the UN court made a "Solomon decision" - "for both yours and ours" - out of 12000 square kilometers demanded by Romania, Romania was given 9700 square kilometers. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said: "... that the Ukrainian side will comply with any decision on the Serpent, which the International Court of Justice makes ..."
                      4. truck driver
                        truck driver 25 July 2020 22: 36 New
                        -3
                        It was our Yushchenko-svo.lo.pro.dazhnaya who agreed to go to court, it was possible to ignore the gypsies forever.
                    2. Alevil
                      Alevil 26 July 2020 06: 06 New
                      +4
                      About the "honor" of Ukraine - you said it well, from the heart laughing
                      It is the most worthy people who are fighting in the Donbass, who have not forgotten about their Russian roots, do not want to allow the Nazi scum to scoff at monuments on their land, remember the glorious Soviet times, including when their grandfathers beat the Nazis and their Bandera henchmen.
  • Yrec
    Yrec 27 July 2020 08: 52 New
    0
    44 tanks is one and a half tank battalions, to "capture Transcarpathia" you need at least 10 times more. You can recall Syria, where a fleet of 1000 T-72s was mostly knocked out in 3 months of not the most intense battles. Or LDNR, where tank losses (both irrecoverable and repair) amounted to hundreds of tanks. These are "ceremonial" tanks for the Hungarians.
  • Vestnik
    Vestnik 25 July 2020 13: 28 New
    -5
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Old leopards. And there are few of them. Hungary, this is very menacing! laughing

    Yes, Eugene, let them at least arm themselves ..total this time there will be one for ALL of them!
    We are already tired in Russia and we have little infantry .. For a little something, we will completely wet! negative
  • Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 25 July 2020 18: 19 New
    +2
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Old leopards. Yes and little their.

    Read the old Leopards for recruiting a training company of TB ...
    12 Leopard 2A4 tanks from availability for use as training until the end of 2020, 44 new tanks Leopard 2A7 + (Leopard 2A7HU) and 24 self-propelled howitzers PzH 2000 caliber 155 mm / 52 of new construction.

    Please note that in the indicated battalion there will be 4 tank companies, 3 of which are linear and these three companies will be in service. Xnumx tank, in the Russian TB included in the brigade there are only 41 tanks, and in the TB included in the TP 31, and whoever has few, it turns out that the Hungarians who are in the second echelon of the "aggressive" NATO bloc have more TB (even without taking into account the training tank company ) tanks than in any TB of the Russian Army ... bordering on NATO ...
    The same can be said about hell - 24 self-propelled guns, the best in Europe (excluding the Russian self-propelled guns "Coalition"), according to the number of self-propelled guns in one hell Hungarians are also ahead of us ...
    By the way, we had fewer tanks in TB than the Germans had during the Second World War, we still have fewer tanks than NATO ...
    Hungary, this is very menacing!

    Why would she need more? She is safe in NATO, why does she need large forces? It contributes its "5 kopeek" to NATO's contribution .... Fully contract army.
    Ground Forces include the 5th and 25-yu infantry brigades, two regiments (43rd communications and control support, 64th rear), three battalions (34th special operations, 37th engineer, 93rd RChBZ).
    In service - 156 T-72 tanks (most of them are in storage), 602 BTR-80, 31 D-20 howitzers, 50 37M mortars (82 mm).

    https://topwar.ru/51840-chehiya-vengriya-slovakiya-vidimost-armii-podrobnee-http-ruspltru-world-cheh-army-10388html.html
    It can be assumed that the rearmament of the new military and military aircraft will affect the 25th PBR. in all likelihood, it will be in the threatened period and / or during the war will be allocated to the NATO Command in Europe, and the 5th will either be reduced or turned into a training base for the ground forces ...
  • Vadivak
    Vadivak 25 July 2020 19: 20 New
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Old leopards.

    Merc with a gun.
  • iouris
    iouris 25 July 2020 12: 56 New
    0
    A tank is never "working". The tank can be in a combat-ready (or non-ready) state. The combat readiness is determined by the serviceability, resource reserve and equipment according to the assigned combat mission.
    1. A good one
      A good one 25 July 2020 13: 12 New
      -4
      It will work under the plow and harrow in dry and not windy weather.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 25 July 2020 13: 31 New
        -5
        If you bury the tower in the ground ... a beautiful firing point is obtained.
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 25 July 2020 18: 41 New
      +2
      Quote: iouris
      The combat readiness is determined by the serviceability, resource reserve and equipment according to the assigned combat mission.

      Those. Is the tank on the BHBT in principle not combat-ready? So there are special storage regulations, the tracks are weakened, the fuel is drained and oils, the batteries are stored in a separate room, what should it be equipped with while in storage in order to be operational? Yes, and accounting categories are also different, in Ukraine there are tanks of the 2nd and 3rd accounting categories, the rest is either already in the troops after repair, burned down in the fields of Donbass or was successfully drunk ...
  • Mastrer
    Mastrer 25 July 2020 12: 57 New
    -4
    Duc etozh rarities. This is like news, Ukraine is arming itself with damask steel (modernized T64) ...
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 25 July 2020 13: 16 New
      -2
      The more NATO tanks, etc., the more ATR we need, even if it will be rarity targets. After all, not tractors, but tanks will attack us. Something is being prepared, movement is obvious in this direction.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 25 July 2020 13: 27 New
        +3
        The fact is that the Bundeswehr continues to sell / distribute tanks from its reserves. They had 2500, then 1500, 1250, 850 and finally 225 units. Due to the new Leopard II A7, the Bundeswehr wants to increase it to 450 units.
        1. NordUral
          NordUral 25 July 2020 13: 30 New
          +4
          And I’m just about that, any addition of tanks from a potential enemy is an addition of problems for us. Let it be even rarities, but these are rarities with weapons for which you need to spend ammunition and be distracted from the main one.
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 26 July 2020 10: 56 New
            +1
            Got it. By the way, you don’t understand the cons.
            1. NordUral
              NordUral 26 July 2020 16: 59 New
              +1
              And I cause a pronounced allergy in some, so they minus. There are days that I grab a thousand cons. But it makes me happy, so I'm telling the truth.
      2. Vestnik
        Vestnik 25 July 2020 13: 31 New
        -2
        Quote: NordUral
        The more NATO tanks, etc., the more ATR we need

        There are more effective weapons .. Why risk soldiers this time?
        1. NordUral
          NordUral 25 July 2020 13: 36 New
          +1
          Cannon fodder from the countries of Eastern Europe should not be spared by the Anglo-Saxons.
          1. Vestnik
            Vestnik 25 July 2020 14: 26 New
            -3
            Quote: NordUral
            Cannon fodder from the countries of Eastern Europe should not be spared by the Anglo-Saxons.

            And they push them, whip whipping atu Russia .. well, well
            1. NordUral
              NordUral 26 July 2020 17: 01 New
              0
              ..Oh well
              remove and you wrote everything correctly.
  • newcomer
    newcomer 25 July 2020 13: 00 New
    0
    How do you read about rearmament, supply of advanced samples, development, implementation, etc. etc., then you notice one detail_ everything revolves around the date 24/27. How can one not pay attention to analysts who talk about the war of the West with us on this very date? But, this is my opinion, subjective.
    1. Vestnik
      Vestnik 25 July 2020 13: 35 New
      -1
      Quote: newbie
      How do you read about rearmament, supply of advanced samples, development, implementation, etc. etc., then you notice one detail_ everything revolves around the date 24/27. How can one not pay attention to analysts who talk about the war of the West with us on this very date? But, this is my opinion, subjective.

      And especially the protests of the Libera ... In general, watch out for the Jews (the rich), as soon as they start dumping on their bunkers in the world .. EVERYTHING will start soon !!!! Take out the machine gun Maxim and swarm the trenches
      This is the old method (PROVEN) in world wars wink
  • Eldorado
    Eldorado 25 July 2020 13: 08 New
    -5
    They are preparing to return to Transcarpathia.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 25 July 2020 13: 33 New
      -3
      Drang nach Osten to the east in a new version.
  • Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 July 2020 13: 28 New
    -2
    Hungary is armed with German tanks Leopard 2A4
    Good luck. laughing And what else is there a really smart opinion?
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 25 July 2020 18: 49 New
      0
      Quote: Observer2014
      Hungary is armed with German tanks Leopard 2A4
      Good luck. laughing And what else is there a really smart opinion?

      This is not an opinion, but a statement of facts, and the Leopard 2A4 will only go to a training tank company, the other three line tank companies will receive new Leopard 2A7 + tanks
  • zwlad
    zwlad 25 July 2020 13: 52 New
    +1
    Well done Germans. Why recycle old tanks. Better to sell them under the guise of training. Business and nothing personal.
  • pytar
    pytar 25 July 2020 14: 03 New
    +9
    Now Hungary has only 12 tanks! These are T-72M / T-72M1, Soviet and Polish production. For comparison, during the ATS by 1988, the Hungarian People's Army was armed with 1300 tanks / of which 100 T-72 /.
    So, no one is going to attack anyone. A couple of Leopards don't change the situation in any way.
  • askort154
    askort154 25 July 2020 14: 30 New
    0
    The Hungarian Defense Ministry's contract with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) was signed in December 2018.

    It was in 2018 that Merkel and Macron started talking about creating their own army in the EU.
    Maybe this is the first step - to re-equip the EU with its own armament. Hungarians have always been "stubborn" in their identity, and therefore began the first step of this path, with them. Therefore, the delivery is for now, as "training".
  • Gar
    Gar 25 July 2020 15: 42 New
    -1
    A NATO country is arming itself with NATO equipment, this is a natural process. Do not sell our weapons to a potential enemy.
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 July 2020 18: 01 New
    +2
    When Chugunkin was in the Transcarpathian region, there was a grandiose nix. The Hungarians crushed Hungarian passports from the West to the right to the left. So the ground is ready.