Germany and the US have announced they have decided to send tanks to Ukraine, which is at war with Russia.
Germany has approved the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. The US announced that it would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks. How will the course of the war change when tank help comes from different countries? Experts draw attention to the importance of the number of tanks and equipment that will accompany the tanks, so that this support would give a positive result in favor of Ukraine.
The West continues to support the Kyiv administration from the very beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
More powerful tanks are now added to this support.
Germany has approved the delivery of 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden also announced that 31 M1 Abrams tanks would be sent to Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Zelensky called Washington’s decision “an important step towards victory.”
Zelenskiy also thanked all allies in a statement on his social media page.
With the decisions made, the characteristics of these tanks were put on the agenda.
Tank support for Ukraine: will the course of the war change?
Tanks Leopard 2
Leopard 2 tanks can reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour. Its range can reach 450 kilometers.
It can detect enemies at a great distance and attack while they are on the move.
Tanks with a crew of four; It provides “all-round protection” against mines, anti-tank fire and improvised explosives.
Tanks M1 Abrams
Tank M1 Abrams can reach speeds of up to 72 km per hour. The flight range is 465 kilometers.
The most important feature of these tanks is their excellent armor protection.
The crew of 4 is specially designed to withstand anti-tank attacks.
Ukraine requires at least 300 modern tanks
According to a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine needs at least 100 Leopard 2s to turn the tide of the war.
Ukraine requires at least 300 modern tanks. Russia is armed with more than 10,000 battle tanks.
So, will this reinforcement change the course of the war? At the moment, experts emphasize the number of tanks and the importance of supporting them with other equipment.
Defense experts argue that the tanks that will be removed from the West will provide maneuverability superiority over heavy Russian tanks.
There are comments that Britain and France will also bring tanks to Ukraine in the near future.
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