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NATO dismantled half a thousand Leopard tanks for scrap

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NATO dismantled half a thousand Leopard tanks for scrap

The North Atlantic Alliance announced the completion of the demilitarization process of half a thousand tanks "Leopard". Quotas for the number of military equipment in different countries are regulated by an agreement that was concluded with the USSR on the eve of its collapse, in 1990.


All stages of dismantling and disposal were carefully traced in accordance with the standards of the Treaty on the Limitation of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE)
- explained in the NSPA, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.

In this case, we are talking about the withdrawn from service tanks of the Leopard 1A2 version. These machines were used, for example, in Italy, where they were produced under license at the Oto Melara plant. They were in storage for a long time, since they replaced not only the new generation Ariete C1 MBT, but also the Centauro B1 fire support technique on a wheeled chassis (now the Italians are gradually putting into operation the new Centauro II with a 120-mm cannon, not a 105-mm, as in the basic version)

The Leopard 1 has served in many other NATO armies, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and of course Germany (the last of these, the Leopard 1A5, was retired in 2003). They are still in operation in Greece and Turkey, as well as in countries as distant as Brazil and Chile. The tanks underwent many upgrades, including the LMS and electronics, and one of the most advanced versions - the Canadian Leopard C2 with additional MEXAS armor - even took part in the Afghan NATO operation.

The Leopard 1 also became the basis for specialized vehicles such as Gepard anti-aircraft systems, Biber self-propelled bridges and Bergepanzer 2 technical support vehicles. They are currently present in several countries of the former Eastern Bloc.

During the dismantling of the last batch of Leopard 1 for scrap, more than 24 tons of iron / steel and non-ferrous metals were recovered from each tank, which were then sold on the world markets. In addition, each vehicle contained hazardous materials: 22 kg of asbestos, spent fuel and oil, and lead batteries.

After deducting labor costs, countries that decided to order the disposal of 483 tanks (including Italy and Germany, but not only), returned a total of 2,7 million euros or 5,5 thousand euros for each tank.

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 2 November 2020 13: 08
    -8
    NATO dismantled half a thousand Leopard tanks for scrap
    ordered because of a puddle? "Abrams" will buy, save the USA. And we were also dragged in:
    demilitarization of half a thousand Leopard tanks. Quotas for the number of military equipment are regulated by an agreement that was concluded with the USSR on the eve of its collapse, in 1990.
    fool 30 years later. During this time, 10 MMV could pass. We cut our own back in the 90s. angry
    1. Nasdaq
      Nasdaq 2 November 2020 13: 39
      +6
      fool 30 years later. During this time, 10 MMV could pass. We cut our own back in the 90s. angry

      If I am not mistaken under the CFE Treaty, there were restrictions on the European theater.
      Russia has transferred "super-limit" equipment to the Urals.
      More than 2 thousand T-64 tanks were exported to Central Asia.
      1. Machito
        Machito 2 November 2020 13: 52
        12
        The CFE Treaty has not worked for a long time. He is remembered only when it is profitable. In fact, they wrote off the old stuff, and are promoting themselves.
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 2 November 2020 16: 04
          -1
          Not scary!
          I have one in WOT anyway!))) laughing
          1. Machito
            Machito 2 November 2020 16: 06
            +5
            And not only you. In WOT, the Leopard is very sprightly despite the cardboard armor.
            1. The leader of the Redskins
              The leader of the Redskins 2 November 2020 16: 10
              -2
              And also sniper accurate)))
              Here's what gets everyone out of it. I am always surprised by the ricochet))
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 2 November 2020 22: 20
        -2
        Quote: Nasdaq
        fool 30 years later. During this time, 10 MMV could pass. We cut our own back in the 90s. angry

        If I am not mistaken under the CFE Treaty, there were restrictions on the European theater.

        No more than 24 tanks in the European zone of the USSR ...
    2. tagil
      tagil 2 November 2020 15: 50
      +1
      "Abrams" will buy, save the USA.
      Fuck them. The Americans have only one tank repair plant, but they no longer produce Abrams, and for a long time. So they will "ride" on them until they become completely obsolete.
    3. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 2 November 2020 16: 26
      -6
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      NATO dismantled half a thousand Leopard tanks for scrap
      ordered because of a puddle? "Abrams" will buy, save the USA. And we were also dragged in:
      demilitarization of half a thousand Leopard tanks. Quotas for the number of military equipment are regulated by an agreement that was concluded with the USSR on the eve of its collapse, in 1990.
      fool 30 years later. During this time, 10 MMV could pass. We cut our own back in the 90s. angry

      Why does the West need so many old tanks - they will not reach Moscow as in -41 - our drones will burn them ... New ones will reach the Urals, perhaps the SIBERIAN militia and destroy them from the RPG ...
  2. Nasdaq
    Nasdaq 2 November 2020 13: 11
    +9
    After deducting labor costs, the countries that decided to order the disposal of 483 tanks (including Italy and Germany, but not only), returned a total of 2,7 million euros or 5,5 thousand euros for each tank

    They have a cool business. repeat
    Could have sold to the third world, would have earned.
    request
    1. Mouse
      Mouse 2 November 2020 13: 27
      15
      Could have sold to the third world, would have earned.

      Somewhere in the backyard a Ukrainian cried ...
    2. askort154
      askort154 2 November 2020 13: 48
      +7
      Nasdaq ...They have a cool business.
      Could have sold to the third world, would have earned.


      The Third World will soon take everything from them - for free.


    3. Toucan
      Toucan 2 November 2020 15: 46
      +2
      The Soviet T-54/55/62 is more in demand there.
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 2 November 2020 13: 15
    +5
    Yes, let them at least take everything apart))
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 November 2020 13: 39
    +2
    an agreement that was concluded with the USSR on the eve of its collapse, in 1990
    For 30 years, they allegedly carried out the agreement while letting out obsolete and technically obsolete tanks for scrap metal. What "honest" and "keep their word" is a sight for sore eyes. They would say honestly that the agreement in this case has nothing to do with it, but that they disposed of what was already subject to disposal.
  5. Tagan
    Tagan 2 November 2020 13: 42
    +2
    Quote: Nasdaq

    They have a cool business. repeat
    Could sell to the third world, earn
    request

    In Ukraine, it is still a pittance. They still haven't discussed the topic of boats)))
  6. Tagan
    Tagan 2 November 2020 13: 44
    +2
    Quote: Mouse
    Could have sold to the third world, would have earned.

    Somewhere in the backyard a Ukrainian cried ...

    Everyone thought about the same ones)))
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 2 November 2020 13: 48
    -2
    Then I quickly counted, without nuances. I cut tanks, at the rate of 60 tons of a tank, through the Armenian metal, not touching these tanks at all. At 8 rubles per kg, the price is like black stuff. I get exhaust at a price of 95 rubles. More 2 500 000 euros, the color of meth did not count, oily liquids too. I had thoughts, who cut it not sickly.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 November 2020 13: 59
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      I cut tanks, at the rate of 60 tons tank

      Leopard 1 weighs up to 40 tons. Minus weapons, engine, instruments, etc., etc. 25-30 tons may and will remain.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 2 November 2020 14: 11
        0
        Vika gives 42 tons, we are waiting for the Armenians to give 12 rubles per kg, while I postpone this business. laughing
        1. uav80
          uav80 2 November 2020 14: 38
          +4
          In Europe, the average price tag is $ 510-550 per ton, considering that oversized + cutting costs can be about $ 460 on average ... with today's rate of 37000 wooden ones, in Russia at this price you can still hand over figs in the middle 12 rubles per kg of chernukha ...
    2. Toucan
      Toucan 2 November 2020 15: 50
      +6
      Cutting tanks is quite costly. Utilization of tanks with multilayer armor generally has a negative profitability.
  8. svp67
    svp67 2 November 2020 13: 55
    +8
    In the video, the fur of our T-62 is full of ineptitude, not being able to turn the tank up a hill, with the T-62 control system ... well, you need to have a special talent ...
  9. fif21
    fif21 2 November 2020 14: 04
    +1
    Lots of money for scrap wassat How much more money will go down the drain if the big war does not start !? And how much have we disposed of? And again, trillions are felled, in the very same invented threats. hi
  10. xomaNN
    xomaNN 2 November 2020 14: 24
    +4
    returned a total of ... 5,5 thousand euros for each tank.

    And they say "the economy should be economical"
  11. Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk 2 November 2020 14: 25
    +1
    Yes, our 62nd, in comparison with the American and German, is very noisy, clangs with all possible parts ...
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 2 November 2020 19: 22
      -1
      Quote: Krasnoyarsk
      Yes, our 62nd, in comparison with the American and German, is very noisy, clangs with all possible parts ...

      And do not say! Compared to the advanced West, our technique is just some kind of circus! laughing
      1. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 2 November 2020 19: 53
        +1
        Quote: sabakina

        And do not say! Compared to the advanced West, our technique is just some kind of circus!

        I appreciated your humor and stone in my garden. But, "love God the truth" Just a comparison of the noise produced. This does not mean in any way the combat capabilities of the vehicles presented. This speaks of the culture of production. Alas and ah, we are lagging behind.
  12. Bykov.
    Bykov. 2 November 2020 18: 14
    0
    Somehow they were in no hurry with disposal. Another couple of years would have waited, and these tanks from old age would have collapsed by themselves.
  13. Generator Systems
    Generator Systems 3 November 2020 00: 38
    +1
    Funny PR at the expense of scrap metal am bully