German Leopard 2A4 was unable to destroy the Russian T-72B

Tests have shown that the German Leopard 2A4 tank cannot destroy the Russian T-72B.

A group of specialists conducted a series of tests and simulations, on the basis of which it was proved that in the case of a one-on-one battle, the German Leopard 2A4 tank was unable to destroy the Russian T-72B tank with a direct hit on the frontal armor. The armored front of a Russian tank can eventually be penetrated by an armor-piercing projectile, however, the energy of the ammunition is enough to cause minor damage to the tank.

On the presented video frames, you can see a simulation of a shot from a German Leopard 2A4 tank on the frontal armor plate of a Russian T-72B tank of the 1985 model. As the simulation process shows, the ammunition fired from a distance of 1500 meters loses energy already after breaking through the first armor layer, and ultimately only damages the tank, but cannot achieve its destruction. Probably, in the case of a shot from a shorter distance, the damage will be greater. However, as a rule, heavy tanks are used for strikes at long distances due to their vulnerability to anti-tank systems and enemy tanks, taking advantage of the surprise effect.

In fact, such modeling indicates that the supply of Leopard 2A4 tanks is unlikely to seriously make adjustments to the situation in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, however, against less protected combat vehicles, the use of such equipment may well have an effect.


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