07 APRIL 2023
Discover an exclusive video report: Army Recognition editorial explores the upcoming confrontation between the German Leopard 2A6 and the Russian T-90M tanks in the context of future battles in Ukraine. We dive into the technical specifications, strengths, and weaknesses of each tank to provide an in-depth analysis of their performance on the battlefield.
We begin with a brief introduction to the history and development of each tank, followed by a detailed comparison of their firepower, armor, and mobility. The Leopard 2A6, a highly modernized version of the Leopard 2, boasts impressive firepower with its Rheinmetall 120mm L/55 smoothbore gun, while the T-90M, an upgraded variant of the T-90, is equipped with a powerful 125mm 2A82 smoothbore gun.
In terms of armor, the Leopard 2A6 features advanced composite armor and modular armor packages for enhanced protection, whereas the T-90M employs a combination of composite armor and explosive reactive armor, providing robust defense against various threats. We also discuss the mobility aspect, with the Leopard 2A6 being powered by a 1,500 horsepower MTU diesel engine and the T-90M utilizing a 1,130 horsepower V-92S2 diesel engine, granting them distinct tactical advantages in different combat scenarios.
Additionally, we touch on the electronic warfare capabilities and situational awareness systems that each tank possesses, which play a crucial role in modern warfare. The video concludes with an expert opinion on which tank may have the upper hand in the anticipated combat situations in Ukraine while highlighting that the outcome will ultimately depend on various factors such as terrain, tactics, and support from infantry and air forces.
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of armored warfare and the showdown between the German Leopard 2A6 and the Russian T-90M tanks in this captivating video.
What this video didn’t mention is that Rheinmetall has developed an upgrade for Leopard 2 tanks to give them the ability to fire the Israeli LAHAT anti-tank guided missile through the main gun. The missile can engage targets out to a range of 6,000 to 8,000 meters. It is better than the ruskie Reflekts round. Also, the Leopard has a better fire control system and optics. Not to forget that the autoloader of the T-90M will prevent anything out of the ordinary to be loaded, such as the Reflekts round. It must be loaded by hand.
Ultimately, much will depend on other factors as to which tank will win, namely crew training and tactics. Additionally, the Leopards will not go at it alone, but most likely will have Bradleys with their TOWs and Javelins accompanying them (and other IFVs), and the combination of superior tactics, crew training and IFVs will devastate masses of mafia tanks in a battle.