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Too bad that they didn’t have these a year ago.

Ministry of Defence @DefenceHQ United Kingdom government organization:
Why does Ukraine need main battle tanks to retake its territory and repel Russian forces?

ability to destroy other tanks

increased protection

ability to support combined operations
https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1618700385538940946 (Screen capture from UK MoD video on twitter)

Link: https://youtu.be/jVfwdWBcuXM

Iron Spear 2022”
07/29/2022 – 16:51
Latvijā Militārās mācības
Information prepared by Head Public Affairs
Exercise IRON SPEAR in Latvia’s Ādaži training area from 14 to 17 November, will demonstrate NATO firepower and interoperability. 34 teams from 13 NATO nations will participate in a competition featuring both main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Ex IRON SPEAR also includes day and night live-fire demonstrations. The fire power demonstration for the exercise will take place on November 15, at the Camp Ādaži Ranges.

The NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG) Latvia is conducting the exercise along with Allies from the multinational eFP BGs in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland as well as the Latvian Land Forces Mechanized Infantry Brigade and the Danish First Battalion-Royal Lifeguards. The teams competing in Ex IRON SPEAR will be from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States with support from the eFP BG Latvia Framework Nation of Canada.

The goal of the exercise is to achieve NATO integration, operability and demonstrate the unity of effort of our eFP BGs. The exercise will strengthen our mobility, force projection, and cooperation throughout the Baltic States and Poland, with a strong focus on interoperability – the cornerstones of NATO collective defence and deterrence against any potential aggression.

Follow eFP Battle Group Latvia on Facebook @eFPBGLatvia on Twitter @eFPBGLatvia on Instagram @efpbglatvia and on YouTube  eFP Battle Group Latvia
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” https://www.mil.lv/en/news/iron-spear-2022

About the Russian T-72 tank: “Perhaps the biggest problem is that the tank stores its main gun ammunition among the crew. A penetration of the tank’s main armor will often detonate the ammo, killing the crew before they have the opportunity to escape. Not only does this destroy the tank, it also wipes out an entire trained tank crew. The T-72’s problems first came to light in the 1991 Gulf War, as Iraqi tanks demonstrated a tendency to violently explode in combat. The 2022 invasion of Ukraine has seen Russia lose 471 tanks in just six weeks, including 264 T-72s…” Read the article here: https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a39692219/5-worst-tanks-in-the-world/