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Denmark admits some Leopard 1s it donated to Ukraine have serious faults

Ukraine previously declined ten tanks from Germany due to their extensive need for repairs. Now Denmark has sent tanks of the same type. However, 12 out of 20 were out of order, Denmark’s Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen recognized.
Leopard 1A5 tank. Source: Defense Express
Denmark admits some Leopard 1s it donated to Ukraine have serious faults

The Leopard 1A5 tanks supplied by Germany and Denmark were older models than previously provided Leopard 2 tanks. Leopard 1 tanks were designed in 1961 and later modernized.

Ten tanks that are already in Ukraine have several minor faults. These problems are being rectified in Ukraine, writes the Minister of Defense of Denmark, Troels Poulsen, in the written briefing, the TV2 reports.

Another ten tanks have been handed over to Ukraine but are still in Poland. According to the information, two of these tanks have serious faults, Poulsen concludes.

On 19 September 2023, it appeared that Ukraine rejected ten tanks that were to be delivered from Germany to Ukraine. The German media, Der Spiegel, revealed that the tanks were so worn out that they could not be used.

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