The Leopard tanks supplied by the West to Ukraine can be hit by any Russian HEAT projectile if the shot hits the aft niche of the turret, which will incapacitate the crew of the vehicle. This URA.RU said retired colonel, military expert Mikhail Timoshenko.
“I want to look at the armored curtain and the crew after the protection of the aft niche of the tower can easily break through any of our cumulative projectiles, sub-caliber by itself, and everything that is there will blaze. This flame will explode into the combat compartment. You will get barbecue from there,” said Mikhail Timoshenko.
At the same time, the frontal armor of the Leopard surpasses even British models of heavy equipment, the reserve colonel added. “Everything that is taken from the board is taken. RPG-7 generally takes the stern. This applies not only to those models that are supplied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but also to those that are not supplied, ”the expert specified.
Earlier, adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) had brought Leopard tanks under Bakhmut (Artemovsk). However, the founder of a private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, noted that the Wagner military personnel had not yet engaged in battle with German tanks.