The Russian military captured a Leopard-2A4 tank for the first time

The Russian military reported the seizure of a Leopard-2A4 tank in the Zaporozhye region, which became the first documented case of the seizure of a German tank in this region. According to information provided by the military, the tank belonged to the 33rd mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The Leopard-2A4 was reportedly damaged in combat and abandoned by its crew. The tank was captured by soldiers of the 71st Regiment of the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division of the Southern Military District. A video of a captured tank confirms this data.

Of particular interest is the fact that the captured tank was equipped with 4S20 Kontakt-1 dynamic protection units. This equipment has reportedly been installed by the Ukrainian military on German tanks since July 2023 in an attempt to enhance their armor protection.

Until this moment, vehicles of this type had not fallen into the hands of Russian troops. In this regard, the capture of Leopard-2A4 represents a significant event. The tank is expected to be evacuated from the battlefield.


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