First German Tanks Cross Into Ukraine

Barry Gander
6 min readMar 27

In a headline that means something a lot difference today than it might have in (say) 1941, German Spiegel media outlet wrote that a shipment of tanks from Germany have crossed the border and been handed over to Ukrainian forces.

The 18 tanks are the Leopard 2A6, one of the best main battle tanks in the world. The Leopard 2A6 weighs over sixty tons, more than either the Russian T-72B3 (around fifty…

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