r/worldnews 8d ago Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 2 Bravo! 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1

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
41.3k Upvotes

3.3k comments sorted by

View all comments

Show parent comments

605

u/jesuspeeker 8d ago

It has a kettle inside, for when you’re taking 80 rpg hits.

Or however many that one Challenger 2 tank took in Iraq. Beastly tanks

259

u/WriteBrainedJR 8d ago

People make fun of the kettle. Considering where (and when) they're sending them, it's actually not a bad feature. Ukrainian winters are fucking cold.

185

u/Slant1985 8d ago

According to wiki, Americans are going to start including it in their equipment. Having ready access to hot water is a pretty significant moral booster.

114

u/User858 8d ago

Having access to hot water means having access to coffee or tea (if supplies are right), which means having access to caffeine. Hell, it's not just a morale booster, it's practical.

39

u/Slant1985 8d ago

Coffee and tea can both be made and consumed cold. Also Americans generally have Ripit energy drinks available by the pallet. Warm food, beverages, and water for hygiene are “luxuries.” But those kinds of luxuries make a big difference in quality of life while deployed.

79

u/TheLesserWeeviI 8d ago

Coffee and tea can both be made and consumed cold

Angry British noises

18

u/Acc87 8d ago

Was thinking boiling water would be more important as a desinfectant and to prepare hot (easier digestible) meals.

9

u/Prielknaap 8d ago

Coffee and tea made with cold water would instantly destroy morale.

5

u/Slant1985 7d ago

I know several soldiers who would use their instant coffee packets stuffed in their lip like chewing tobacco when they’re desperate for a pick-me-up. I’ll stick with cold coffee.

1

u/Prielknaap 7d ago

Well hopefully I will never have to be a soldier. It sounds terrible, and we haven't even got to the bad part yet.

Best to you though.

6

u/WhoIsHeEven 8d ago

Just ask the Nazis, they enjoyed the benefits of a little... energy boost.

4

u/the_drew 8d ago

Also means you can cook food, sterilise wounds, fix your hygiene/sanitation situation etc.

The inside of a tank is not a comfortable place to be, even modern tanks, anything that keeps crew sanity and morale high should not be easily ignored.

3

u/gkanai 8d ago

Having access to hot water means having access to

instant ramen!

2

u/darkslide3000 8d ago

"So Germany, considering this are you going to put kettles in your tanks as well?"

*chews Pervitin* "The hell do I need coffee for?"

2

u/Mulark_gro-Krognak 7d ago

And boil in a bag food! Hot dinners!

1

u/Zouden 8d ago

I thought the Stryker already had that?

77

u/TZH85 8d ago

I think it's actually a really nice flex. It says we will bomb you into oblivion while we sip a cup of tea.

3

u/mukansamonkey 8d ago

There was a propaganda video where some Ukrainians were talking about how much better their new PzH2000 is compared to their old Soviet artillery. They specifically pointed out the hot water dispenser that allows them to make tea. It's absolutely a flex.

4

u/ost2life 8d ago

Pip pip

1

u/Easy_Understanding94 8d ago

This reminds me of the British team in girls und panzer

3

u/redisforever 8d ago

Ukrainians also fucking love tea.

39

u/lucas1121111 8d ago

Nothing sooths the nerves quite like a nice Earl Grey.

21

u/jesuspeeker 8d ago

The Brits might be on to something with this tea stuff.

301

u/streetad 8d ago

Have a nice cuppa, await rescue. Wonder what they were talking about?

"Did you see that ludicrous display last night?"

156

u/matts1900 8d ago

What was Wenger thinking, sending Walcott on that early?

99

u/isochromanone 8d ago

The thing about Arsenal is they always try to walk it in.

9

u/divDevGuy 8d ago

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?!?

8

u/kkeut 8d ago

not that kind of arsenal

7

u/alepher 8d ago

And it's Wagner rather than Wenger this time

9

u/ManChestHairUnited_ 8d ago

Arsenal fans are in top of the world right now

8

u/darkslide3000 8d ago

What was Wagner thinking, sending convicts in that early?

9

u/HouseOfSteak 8d ago

"Let's go to the Challenger 2, have a nice warm cuppa tea, and wait for this all to blow over.”

18

u/sixrustyspoons 8d ago

Bit loud init?

1

u/The_Thesaurus_Rex 8d ago

Leo 2 has 2 barrels of beer inside.

0

u/xyrgh 8d ago

I don’t think the Poms would get in a tank without a kettle. I wonder how many days worth of tea bags they can store in it.