The Ukrainian army tested its German Leopard 2 tanks against captured Soviet T-62 tanks.
Ukrainian soldier Andrey Nikonorov has released footage of tests involving the Leopard 2A6 and T-62MV.
The soldier said: “The training is complete, and General Kovalchuk personally examined it. We are moving east.
Released footage shows an armor-piercing T-62MV tank.
According to Ukrainian media, the Leopard 2A6 used DM-53 120mm ammunition. The DM-53 projectile was specially designed and improved to overcome the dynamic protection of enemy armored vehicles. The core of the DM-53 is made of tungsten and WSM IV heavy alloys.
Ukrainian soldiers can also use the DM-63. The new German DM-63 could be used with any 120mm smoothbore tank gun. Rheinmetall has developed the world’s first highly effective temperature-independent tank ammunition, the DM 63 and DM 53 A1 (the latter being an upgraded version of the DM 53).
This projectile features a temperature-independent propulsion system, which ensures consistent internal ballistic characteristics over a wide temperature range.
Portugal delivered three Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine in March.