LUGANSK, March 12 – RIA Novosti. The Russian military, performing tasks during the special operation, are ready to meet with Western equipment, a tanker with the call sign Big told RIA Novosti.“Yes, I heard, “Leopards”, “Abrams” and “Challengers”. We are 100 percent ready to defend our Motherland. We studied the technical characteristics where you can hit the car,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
So, to defeat the Leopard tank, you should hit on the left side of the mechanic, since there is an ammo rack, he explained.
Leopard 2 is the main battle tank of the German army. The machine is equipped with a system of radiation, chemical, biological protection and automatic fire extinguishing systems. The tank is armed with a 120 mm Rheinmetall RH-M-120 smoothbore gun and can carry 42 rounds to the main gun. Additional armament includes two machine guns, one of which is paired with the main gun, and the second is anti-aircraft and is mounted on top of the roof.”If you hit on the right side – they sit three of them one after another – you hit at least three crew members. And on the left side, in the turret area, they also have ammunition. This is the Leopard. The Abrams is easy to hit under the turret. Meet ready with Leopards, Abrams and Challengers,” the military stressed.
At the end of January, Berlin, after pressure from NATO partners , announced that it would transfer the Leopard 2 to the Kiev regime and allow the delivery of German tanks to other countries that have them. At the first stage, it is planned to provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 type A6 from the reserves of the Bundeswehr. The United States also announced the dispatch to Ukraine of a battalion complex – 31 units – of modern Abrams tanks of its own production. At the same time, the White House specified that these deliveries would take many months.
Moscow sent a note to NATO countries last spring because of the supply of weapons to the Kyiv authorities. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that any cargo with military equipment for Ukraine would become a legitimate target for the Russian army. According to him, the United States and the alliance are directly involved in the conflict – not only by transferring weapons, but also by training personnel in the UK, Germany, Italy and other countries.