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Armed Forces of Ukraine tested Leopard 2A6 tanks received from Portugal on Soviet-made T-62MV

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Armed Forces of Ukraine tested Leopard 2A6 tanks received from Portugal on Soviet-made T-62MV

Western received by Ukraine Tanks until they participate in battles, Kyiv keeps them in reserve, but this will not last long, the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is ahead. In the meantime, Ukrainian tankers are training to hit Russian tanks.


According to Ukrainian resources, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tested the Leopard 2A6 tanks received from Portugal, there are three of them in the Ukrainian army. There are 18 more similar tanks transferred by Germany, but they are not mentioned in the publication. The Soviet-made T-62MV tank, allegedly captured, was chosen as targets. From what distance the Leopard 2A6 MBT was fired, as well as other details of the shooting are not given, it is only stated that in the end the German shells pierced the Soviet armor.

Completed training, personally examined by General Kovalchuk. We're moving east

- said one of the Ukrainian tankers.


It is assumed that the shooting was carried out with DM-53 or DM-63 shells of 120 mm caliber, which are included in the ammunition load of Leopard 2 tanks.

To date, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are armed with 21 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks, three of them were supplied by Portugal, the rest - by Germany. All equipment was delivered to Ukraine in March of this year. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have more tanks of this modification, the bulk of the rest are Leopard 2A4. There was still an opportunity to get Leopard 2A6 from Greece, but the Greeks resisted and refused to transfer the equipment to Kyiv.

Reports of the appearance of German tanks on the line of contact appear from time to time, but there has not yet been reliable data.
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  1. hohol95
    hohol95 26 May 2023 18: 26
    +15
    They didn’t try to shoot the T-60?
    Or PT-76?
    1. Zemaan
      Zemaan 26 May 2023 18: 44
      +17
      Completed training, personally examined by General Kovalchuk. We're moving east

      Yes, it would be faster if our Ukrainian ukronats were already impatiently stroking their anti-tank systems and looking for tanks with armor-piercing in the barrel in the sights ..
      It is one thing to destroy Soviet armored vehicles with resentment and regret .. And another thing, German and English tanks with crosses and zigzagging Nazis and other mercenaries ... angry soldier
      How our grandfathers and great-grandfathers drenched this horde with a crusade against Rus'-Russia-USSR ..
      Our cause is just. Victory will be ours and God bless the Russian squads on the front line, etc.
    2. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 26 May 2023 19: 37
      +8
      Peremoga!
      Leoperd in a fresh 2A6 configuration pierced the T-62VM ... In the most "combat" condition in the photo!
      Oh, and entertainers.

      There is a win. According to the usual scheme, we will see an early zrada ... In the form of inevitably burning Leos.
      The Kurds have already shown fireworks from 2A4, moreover, Soviet-type weapons.
    3. svp67
      svp67 27 May 2023 02: 08
      0
      Quote: hohol95
      They didn’t try to shoot the T-60?
      Or PT-76?

      So, if the photos are correct, then they shot at the T-62MV, but without the "DZ" "Contact", and this turns out to be an ordinary T-62 ...
      Although earlier there was a video of a broken VLD, along with additional T-62M armor, but it looks like it was the work of a 152 or 155 mm projectile
    4. Fitter65
      Fitter65 27 May 2023 02: 21
      +2
      Quote: hohol95
      They didn’t try to shoot the T-60?
      Or PT-76?

      And where will they get the T-60? If my memory serves me right
      The T-60 is a Soviet light tank from World War II. Developed in August 1941 at the Moscow plant number 37
  2. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 26 May 2023 18: 28
    +7
    It was possible to find an older tank. T - 34 is worth a lot on pedestals.
    1. Zemaan
      Zemaan 26 May 2023 19: 03
      +1
      Quote: TermNachTER
      It was possible to find an older tank. T - 34 is worth a lot on pedestals.

      Let's look at them, how they will fight in these coffins, there is the smell of the Anglo-Saxons in everything .. The armor must be native and the crew of the combat vehicle.!

      Waiting for you ... soldier And check who is fighting for what.
      1. Yaroslav Tekkel
        Yaroslav Tekkel 27 May 2023 23: 09
        +4
        Where does the smell of Anglo-Saxons come from in German-made Portuguese tanks? Well, they fight not on their own armor, but on the one that is available. Soviet tankers fought not only on T-34s, but also on Shermans with Valentines from those same Anglo-Saxons, and even on captured panzers.
        1. Mwg
          Mwg 30 May 2023 17: 58
          0
          Your analogies are wrong. The USSR is not modern Ukraine, the Second World War is not the NVO, and the Red Army is not the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Wasn't even close
    2. tank64rus
      tank64rus 28 May 2023 08: 40
      0
      To start, to start like this, it is necessary to put the T-18 out of the museum, but it is clear that the people are economic. After all, it stands like a new "Leopard", apparently sold to rich Pinocchio.
  3. Leshak
    Leshak 26 May 2023 18: 50
    +4
    And how else to raise the morale of Ukrainian tankers? Only confidence in the invincibility of NATO tanks, and for this they choose a simpler target with predictable destruction.
    1. Anatole Klim
      Anatole Klim 26 May 2023 19: 06
      +11
      Quote: Leshak
      for this, they choose a simpler target with predictable destruction.

      Let them try the other way around, test the Leopard2A6 armor with a shot from the T-62MV tank, why didn’t the dill dare, the T-62MV has a weaker gun of only 115 mm, the muzzle pressure is less than that of the Leopard, the Leopard has good German armor, but it’s scary for the Nazis, suddenly confidence in the invincibility of NATO tanks will disappear, how can they go into battle then.
  4. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 26 May 2023 18: 52
    +3
    Something else is interesting, but the article says that there are currently 21 Leopard2A6 tanks in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and we believe? Do we trust the West? What if there are more of them?
    1. Constantine N
      Constantine N 26 May 2023 19: 04
      +4
      of course more, the West is betting on this offensive
    2. Zemaan
      Zemaan 26 May 2023 19: 33
      -10
      Quote: Murmur 55
      Something else is interesting, but the article says that there are currently 21 Leopard2A6 tanks in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and we believe? Do we trust the West? What if there are more of them?

      Yes, at least a thousand ... They won’t play a big role. Russia is very serious about bringing all this to the end .. So there’s no need to panic. soldier
      We can cover at least the entire outskirts, but there will be civilian casualties ..
      We showed the whole world who is behind this bloody conflict and what they are trying to achieve .. Russia has enough resources and motivation is already at the highest level.
      Let's gentlemen get into the noose .. And we will tighten it and we can kick the staggering stool Oh, you bastards, but we wanted to agree on everything peacefully and they called you "partners" hehe
      1. Brain_
        Brain_ 26 May 2023 19: 40
        +17
        Enough of such a capricious attitude.
        If there were 1000 such tanks, we would have to stuff everyone heavily with anti-tank systems.
        And actively equip our BOPS.

        Because leopards are quite good tanks. And it is clearly better than what Ukraine had at the beginning of the conflict. True, there are few of them, and it is more difficult to repair. But let the APU have a headache about this.
      2. helicop-man
        helicop-man 26 May 2023 21: 25
        0
        God forbid that the hand of the commander-in-chief does not tremble
      3. Fitter65
        Fitter65 27 May 2023 02: 24
        +2
        Quote from Zeman
        We showed the whole world who is behind this bloody conflict and what they are trying to achieve

        And "the whole world" does not care about these shows. They blow into their tune what is beneficial to them, and the rest either stand aside while they think where they will have to go, or sing along to this "whole world" ...
    3. Beregovic_1
      Beregovic_1 26 May 2023 19: 33
      -8
      And don't care how many. In this war, tanks are used as roaming gun emplacements. The introduction of large units from armored vehicles into battle requires their concentration in the initial area, which, with modern reconnaissance equipment, will immediately cause an arrival. So that 30, that 100 is an extension of the agony. Against the background of the total number of tanks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is not critical.
      1. Beregovic_1
        Beregovic_1 26 May 2023 19: 41
        -2
        And, by the way, I don’t remember how Leopard is, but Abrams doesn’t have high-explosive fragmentation shells. They were created to withstand armored vehicles, with which they did an excellent job in the Middle East. As infantry support and for destroying infantry, they are not suitable. Duel situations in Ukraine, although they happen, are rather an exception. Are they counting on a tank battle there?
        1. blackGRAIL
          blackGRAIL 26 May 2023 21: 33
          +9
          Abrams of the USMC use the German DM 11 - an insensitive high-explosive fragmentation (IHE) projectile. The modular IHE projectile is programmed upon loading and has the ability to explode in the air. It includes a warhead with a programmable fuse and a ballistic cap, a tail unit, a drive belt, a combustible cartridge case with a propellant charge, a new design plug with a primer, and an integrated data cable for programming. The IHE warhead detonates in three different modes: percussion fuze/point detonation (PD) mode: the warhead detonates inside the target environment, creating a larger breech; programmable delay/delayed point detonation (PDwD): detonation of the warhead occurs after penetration into the target; and programmable airburst (AB): the warhead explodes in front of or above the selected target. With a barrel length of 44 caliber, the initial speed of the DM11 is about 970 m/s, while in the latest version of the Leopard 2 tank, armed with the L55 cannon, it increases to 1000 m/s.
  5. Rage66
    Rage66 26 May 2023 19: 06
    +3
    It was necessary to test the T-55.
    So that we all know that he is no match for the Leopard. soldier
  6. Alf
    Alf 26 May 2023 19: 10
    -1
    The Soviet-made T-62MV tank, allegedly captured, was chosen as targets. From what distance the Leopard 2A6 MBT was fired, as well as other details of the shooting are not given, it is only stated that in the end the German shells pierced the Soviet armor.

    From victory, so victory !!!
  7. Bodipancher
    Bodipancher 26 May 2023 19: 55
    +1
    UVZ produces 50 T-90s per month with new armor and dynamic protection. A shot at a "stripped" T-62 will not lift your spirits much.
    1. Beregovic_1
      Beregovic_1 26 May 2023 20: 15
      -4
      It seems more, about 90. Only a few of them come to the front. Basically just Omsk T-62mv. Tagil T-90m, apparently in units throughout Russia, are replacing equipment that left for the NWO. Or new connections are being formed, maybe even for a massive breakthrough of defense. Kurgan also reported on an increase in the production of infantry fighting vehicles - 3, but there are few of them at the front. Where do they exist? I doubt that the factories are lying, there are sources that they released equipment for several armies in a year. Something is being prepared, or the ground forces are being rearmed, while the decommissioned and modernized T-72 and T-62 are going to the front. For this enemy, and they are quite enough.
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 27 May 2023 11: 15
        +8
        Is it really enough? Here is a video with a new product from the Zvezda channel. This is not even a T-72A, but an old Ural.


        Let me remind you, this tank:
        - It has an optical rangefinder (and one of the stereo tubes is visible on the screen from the video). That is, even Leopard1a5-AMX10 in a simulated confrontation will measure and shoot earlier than this Ural.
        - Has an old gun part that can't shoot Mango. It doesn't fit into it.
        - Has the most primitive SLA and communication. Here even the T-62M looks better.
        1. karabas-barabas
          karabas-barabas 1 June 2023 00: 02
          -1
          Quote: donavi49
          That is, even Leopard1a5-AMX10 in a simulated confrontation will measure and shoot earlier than this Ural.

          Leo1A5 has more powerful SLA than on the T-90M, what kind of Ural is there ??
  8. Boniface
    Boniface 26 May 2023 20: 29
    -2
    Quote: Anatole Klim
    Quote: Leshak
    for this, they choose a simpler target with predictable destruction.

    Let them try the other way around, test the Leopard2A6 armor with a shot from the T-62MV tank, why didn’t the dill dare, the T-62MV has a weaker gun of only 115 mm, the muzzle pressure is less than that of the Leopard, the Leopard has good German armor, but it’s scary for the Nazis, suddenly confidence in the invincibility of NATO tanks will disappear, how can they go into battle then.

    Well written!!! Well done! +100500 drinks
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 26 May 2023 20: 48
    -4
    Armed Forces of Ukraine tested Leopard 2A6 tanks received from Portugal on Soviet-made T-62MV
    Fine. And the Soviet-made T-62MV to test on the Leopard 2A6 tanks received from Portugal crap? Why is it so liquid, the T-62MV in the Armed Forces of Ukraine is more ... request
  10. Al manah
    Al manah 26 May 2023 21: 27
    -2
    Let them put Klitschko against a dystrophic, and also declare a peremoga.
  11. mr wolf
    mr wolf 26 May 2023 21: 27
    -2
    Completed training, personally examined by General Kovalchuk. We're moving east
    - said one of the Ukrainian tankers.

    Drang nach Osten? Everything is as usual - history teaches that it does not teach anything ....
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 26 May 2023 23: 59
      -2
      Quote from mr wolf
      Drang nach Osten? Everything is as usual

      Not ... The pipe is lower and the smoke is thinner. request
  12. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 26 May 2023 23: 55
    -1
    Completed training, personally examined by General Kovalchuk. We're moving east
    - said one of the Ukrainian tankers.

    “Do not boast about going to the army ...” and further in the text ... lol
  13. Beck69
    Beck69 27 May 2023 02: 04
    0
    Cool! Well done! The downed T-62 did not shoot back? There is an idea for saucepans, to conduct the second phase of the experiment, but will Leopard be able to answer after being hit by a T-62? And better than the T-72.
  14. bessonov932
    bessonov932 27 May 2023 10: 18
    0


    There was already one such fan of testing tanks in the homeland of the Leopards ...
  15. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 27 May 2023 12: 12
    -3
    it is claimed that as a result, German shells pierced the Soviet armor.

    Oh what a surprise! The cannon, penetrating up to 1000 mm of armor with its projectile, was able to penetrate 20 cm of the armor of a tank that is 40 years older than the Leopard (and the metal, accordingly, has long been tired) ... Well, a real victory!
    And how did they master the Javelins five years ago? On the UAZ? Because the Javelin did not penetrate the armor of either the T-64 or the T-72B3, as we all remember ... And smacking at UAZs is a victory!
    1. Repellent
      Repellent 27 May 2023 12: 29
      +5
      Quote: Peter_Koldunov
      and metal, respectively, long tired

      Metal never gets tired. And he gets tired - from periodic loads.

      Have you ever broken a wire by hand? Here, this is just it ... the wire breaks - from fatigue, because you tired it. Yes
  16. AlexWar
    AlexWar 27 May 2023 21: 01
    -1
    The tanks are in cover, judging by the photo, it is strange that these tanks could not be tracked down and destroyed.
    Well, did they fire at their tanks on 62?
  17. Yaroslav Tekkel
    Yaroslav Tekkel 27 May 2023 23: 39
    +1
    And why is everyone so excited on the T-62? I will not reveal a secret if I say that various junk is always and everywhere used as targets for training shooting.



  18. Vlvl
    Vlvl 28 May 2023 01: 24
    -2
    Monkeys, in addition to rifles and armbands, after 80 years, were entrusted with tanks. Have risen to the ranks. Don't forget the colanders on your head.
  19. james
    james 28 May 2023 07: 41
    +1
    Caricature of 1947, time goes by - nothing changes


  20. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 31 May 2023 09: 34
    0
    . Completed training, personally examined by General Kovalchuk. We're moving east

    - said one of the Ukrainian tankers.

    Moving too long. Tired of waiting