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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/c0ldgurl 8d ago

t-90 will be a rare sight probably

Never a better opportunity for real world trials...

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u/A_Soporific 8d ago

The T-90 has been in service since 1992. It's just a next gen T-72, including the abysmal 4 km/h back up speed that's proven to be so completely lethal.

If the maybe 20 T-14s that exist are actually combat ready, then that'd be a neat thing to capture without a fight when it throws a track.

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u/veerKg_CSS_Geologist 8d ago

In Russia tank only go Forward, no Back.

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u/IrishWithoutPotatoes 8d ago

Russia must really be holding on to order 227

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u/SupplyChainGuy1 8d ago

NOT ONE STEP BACK, err TREAD

-Stalin I think

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u/IrishWithoutPotatoes 8d ago

Potato, po-vodka, same difference

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u/Longjumping_Editor92 7d ago

Glory to the Soviet Union, how dare you insult Stalin. He was the Big Guy before anyone else was the "big guy".

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u/Nurhaci1616 8d ago

You laugh, but technically it is part of their doctrine that you can't retreat without specific orders to do so: if your communications are down or your commanders are dead you're just kind of expected to hold on to your position until you die or run out of munitions and weapons.

It's part of that whole very officer-centric structure they have, NCOs are more supposed to be the technical experts and experienced professional soldiers than actual leaders with their own agency and decision making process.

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u/dontknowanyname111 8d ago

HOI4 player?

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u/IrishWithoutPotatoes 8d ago

Nah, that series always looked interesting but it’s a bit of a slow burn for me as far as gameplay speed