Germany and Denmark intend to transfer 80 Leopard I battle tanks to Ukraine as early as this month.
That’s according to Radio Poland citing Acting the Minister of Defense of Denmark, Troels Lund Poulsen, as saying, Ukrinform reports.
“The delivery, the first batch of which will be made now, is very large,” Poulsen said.
It is noted that all transferred tanks will be ready for use by Ukrainian defenders by June 1.
“Leopard I tanks have really good fire and transport features,” said the acting minister of defense of Denmark.
Radio Poland explains that Denmark’s Leopard I tanks were decommissioned in 2005, being replaced by the more modern Leopard II model. Since then, they have been stored in hangars.
“In addition to the tanks, spare parts and ammunition will also be handed over,” the article says.
It should be noted that Ukrainian tank crews are already training on these vehicles abroad so they will be able to man them immediately.
The Kremlin are already whining about German tanks on “russian” territory.
It’s always a pleasure to hear their whining. It always means that something was done right.
Except this time the German tanks are hunting Nazis…
I’d wager that the AFU will await the full amount of donated weapons to arrive before commencing their counterattack. It would be the wisest thing to do.
Seeing what the Abrams and Bradleys did to the Soviet junk in the Iraqi war, I expect the Leopards and Bradleys to cause the same amount of destruction on the T72s used by the Iraqis. No wonder the orcs are panicking.
Here is a nice article about the Battle of 73 Easting, where the Soviet junk was destroyed in minutes.
A detailed report on this important battle.
This is what sticks out like a sore thumb:
“…the lethality of modern American weapons; the hegemony offered by AirLand Battle doctrine, with its brutal ballet of armor, artillery, and air power…”
We smash everything possible with air power before even one soldier or tank sets in motion. But, hey, old sleepy insists that Ukrainians don’t need air power.
To make it worse, Milley was one of the commanding officers in Desert Storm, so he knows exactly what Ukraine need.
The question here is, is this Milley’s idea, that Ukraine doesn’t need air power, or did he tell old sleepy that they do, but old sleepy decided that, no, they don’t?
Who knows. Maybe in 10 years time, someone high up in politics will say we made a mistake not sending planes to Ukraine.
I am sure of it. Just like Clinton admitting that the BM was a mistake.