The German Leopard 2A4 is more vulnerable to artillery fire than the Soviet T-54

After a detailed examination of the Leopard 2A4 tanks knocked out by Russian soldiers, it became clear that their resistance to artillery fire is much worse than that of the Soviet T-54 and T-55. Thin armor and a huge top projection area of ​​the German vehicle make it very vulnerable to artillery and kamikaze attack drones.

Photos have appeared on the Web showing a breach in the turret of a Leopard 2A4 tank. The impact of the projectile fell exactly over the gunner's place. If the operator at that moment was in his place, then he definitely did not survive. In addition, as a result of a blow to the roof of the tank, the panoramic sights of the commander and gunner were destroyed, and one of the observation devices was torn out.

German Leopard tanks of various modifications were destroyed and captured as trophies during unsuccessful attempts to counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye and South-Donetsk directions. According to the reports of the Ministry of Defense, only in the first 5 days of offensive operations, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 10 of these vehicles.

The defense department has already announced the formation of lists of military personnel of the RF Armed Forces, who are entitled to bonus payments for the destruction of German tanks. Additional cash reward in the amount of 1 million rubles for each destroyed Leopard 2 fighters promised and famous Russian musicians.
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  1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 16 June 2023 12: 10
    And these are the vaunted German "leopards" ??? For this junk, the Poles exchanged 240 T-72 tanks for 40 "leopards" ???? Ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!
  2. Siberian999 Offline Siberian999
    Siberian999 (Andrei) 16 June 2023 12: 29
    Leopards are crazy expensive scrap metal.
  3. Eldar Yunusov Offline Eldar Yunusov
    Eldar Yunusov (Eldar Yunusov) 16 June 2023 12: 58
    Quite recently, a young military expert explained in an interview that all European tanks were designed for one purpose - from a shelter in the defense to shoot an armada of 10 Soviet tanks rushing to the English Channel. Therefore, high-explosive and high-explosive fragmentation shells were not developed for them, but only armor-piercing and sub-caliber ones. Therefore, they only have strong frontal armor, and on the side, back and top - a "tin". Their loader throws shells into the gun every 3,5 - 4,0 seconds only when the tank is stationary, which is faster than our automatic loader, but when the tank is in motion, manual loading in this shaking occurs after 13-17 seconds, while how our automatic loader maintains the pace of the previous 7 - 8 seconds. I think these features are useful to know for everyone who is interested.
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 17 June 2023 15: 04
      So what were the leopards hit with? There was not a single tank battle! All articles before the NWO were written, whose tank is better armored in battle against anti-tank systems, and theoretically a tank against a tank, but without the help of a UAV! but not compared with high-precision shells
  4. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 17 June 2023 00: 20
    The Hans, apparently, already regretted that they foolishly put tanks in / on 404. They clearly did not expect such anti-advertising. Now the Yankees will think a hundred times about exporting their "Abrams" there
    1. vladivan Offline vladivan
      vladivan (Vladimir) 17 June 2023 15: 10
      From India, and from those countries to whom we exported our armored vehicles! there will also be questions for us about tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, etc.!
  5. blackcat190463 Offline blackcat190463
    blackcat190463 (Yuri) 17 June 2023 08: 14
    Look at any modern tank, it is like a Christmas tree with garlands, hung with various optoelectronic systems, without which it simply turns into a tractor and all these systems are quite vulnerable am
    1. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
      Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 17 June 2023 12: 21
      In fact, one North Korean with an AK-47 can disable a modern tank from the Wild West. It is clear that the armor will not break through. But all these devices ... And they are very, very expensive ...
      1. vladivan Offline vladivan
        vladivan (Vladimir) 17 June 2023 15: 15
        And who then brought the tank out of the AK74? Is there more than one example? the range from the machine gun, let it be from 500-800 m. machine gun 2 km. And what will be the dispersion of bullets to get into the tank's instruments? The tank also has a machine gun
  6. Vasya_33 Offline Vasya_33
    Vasya_33 17 June 2023 12: 35
    the Afghan Mujahideen did not have leopards and f-16s.
    10 years!!!...

    as Vysotsky sang:

    What is more needed now? Hatred.

    only hatred for the Russians.
    and without Leo ready to kill... with a pitchfork.
    (oh yes, I forgot, about a dozen VSUshnikov with two infantry fighting vehicles surrendered. And then another 20 people.)

    Russian snipers write that Ukrainians are fighting almost to their full height and are not afraid of anything.

    run out? so in 10 years others who hate Russians will grow up. and they don’t care what the thickness of the armor is there ...
  7. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 17 June 2023 16: 05
    Why write about it? Let everyone be ignorant. Otherwise, they are pedaling the topic - as a result, they will force the Western defense industry to modernize and develop and produce new ones ..
  8. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 1 July 2023 14: 23
    Quote from vladivan
    And someone brought the tank out of the AK74? Is there more than one example? the range from the machine gun, let it be from 500-800 m. machine gun 2 km. And what will be the dispersion of bullets to get into the tank's instruments? The tank also has a machine gun

    Uncle! Did you serve in the army? Well, or at least watch the video, how the tanks run in.
    Imagine. You are sitting in a trench (with strong reinforced concrete walls, because the trench is training) and a tank is driving towards your trench. When there is a short distance to him and you are guaranteed to be in the "dead zone" for his weapons and surveillance equipment, you can shoot point-blank at his surveillance devices and weapons. Then you lie down on the bottom, the tank passes over you. And then you, without changing both pants, throw a grenade at him on the engine compartment. As for both pants, this is serious. The first time is very scary, so the one who literally just managed to relieve himself has the greatest chance of not crap himself.
    What else, 500-800m? What, another 2km? even 50 m is already a lot! All this happens at distances from 0 to 45m.