Photos of destroyed Saudi #Abrams in #Yemen, destroyed Turkish #Leopard 2 #tank in #Syria, destroyed #British #Challenger 2 tank by another challenger tank via friendly fire in #Iraq.

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They are not invincible, especially for the case of the Abrams and Leopard, that is taken out by "significantly inferior adversaries"...
While it is good news for Ukraine to get these tanks, I (DPA) does not expect the tanks to be significantly different in term of battlefield impact from the over 1000 tanks Ukraine had already fielded since the start of the war.
I'm open to be proven wrong though, since Singapore have Leopard2 tanks, poor performance of them would be pretty worrisome for the Singapore Armed Forces.

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