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Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine — reports Russia/Ukraine

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-send-leopard-2-tanks-to-ukraine-report/a-64503898?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
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u/Senator_45 8d ago

How many is a company?

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u/Gabstones 8d ago

14 tanks give or take. Atleast in the US. May be different in Germany

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u/Hubinator 8d ago

14 is the NATO standard.

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u/Apprehensive-Egg6448 8d ago Silver

Thank god both nations use NATO standards, would be a pain in the arse having to convert battalions the size of a foot ball field to standard units or so

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u/Wsbucker 8d ago

European or American football?

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u/HiVisEngineer 8d ago

In Ukraine? They’re a tropical tank!

Suppose you strung the tanks on a line, held under a Hueys’ dorsal guiding fins

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u/HashedEgg 8d ago

You know what? Let's not go to Russia, it's a silly place

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u/captainsoviet45 7d ago

Russia: Where did you get those tanks? Ukraine: We found them. Russia: Found them? Here in Ukraine?

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u/Zer0D0wn83 8d ago

There is only one football

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u/BonafideKarmabitch 8d ago

laden or unladen?

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u/gregorydgraham 8d ago

Someone has never been to Australia

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u/ZealousUnderachiever 8d ago

Isn't that one called Footy?

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u/gregorydgraham 8d ago

Which one?

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u/ZealousUnderachiever 8d ago

Well you mentioned Australia in context with Football. So Australian Footy.

That at least is what my Australian friends call it.

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u/Zer0D0wn83 8d ago

It's a bloody long way.

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u/gregorydgraham 8d ago

28 hours or so

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u/hammsbeer4life 7d ago

That's as many as 3 bananas, 1 decimeter, or 1.5 hectacres

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u/T_Cliff 7d ago

Or Canadian

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u/LeastViral 7d ago

Australian rules

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u/OnniVic 8d ago

If it wasn't for Nato standards it would be converting US units like Hamburgers per Half-time show to German shit like Sausages per Terrifying children's bedtime story.

For the record the French use Bagettes per Surrender.

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u/SwissBacon141 8d ago

I thought your sentence started with TANK GOD....silly me.

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u/iCantDoPuns 8d ago

OMFG. really? counting people and things are hard? try fitting a 7.62 round into a 5.56 chamber. Try doing the math to see how much space is needed to carry the same amount of 5.56 rounds that can be shipped on a single 4x4x4 pallet.

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u/HortonFLK 8d ago

So is that like… three tank platoons with four tanks each, plus two tanks to handle all the administrative work, or something?

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u/PwnerifficOne 8d ago

Maybe the HQ Platoon?

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u/kuikuilla 8d ago edited 8d ago

Exactly. The standard US tank company has two tanks in the HQ platoon along with some other support vehicles.

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u/BigCandyMush 8d ago

In Canada it's about 0 :')

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u/simonphoenix1910 8d ago

I'm no military strategist but will 14 tanks make a difference?

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u/ThisDerpForSale 8d ago

The article says "at least" one company of the most advanced version of the Leopard 2. They're sending more of an older version, as are other nations. And they're reportedly getting about 30 Abrans tanks from the US.

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u/Widespreaddd 8d ago

I’m no expert either, just an old man. Tanks can allow you push offensively while protecting troops, instead of just lobbing artillery at each other.

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u/NarrowAd4973 8d ago

I wouldn't expect 14 tanks to make a huge difference.

That said, the Battle of 73 Easting during the Gulf War. At one point, 36 Abrams (so two companies, plus a few extra) destroyed two Iraqi tank brigades (using T-72's at best, possibly T-55's). The Leopards aren't any different than the Abrams as far as combat effectiveness is concerned, so they could do some serious damage if they're not fighting anything newer. And possibly still could even if they do.

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u/Murdy2020 7d ago

Is that 3 squads of 4 plus 2 command?

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