Disinfo: Replacing the T-72s caused issues to the Hungarian Army


Hungary replaced its T-72 tanks with German Leopard 2s, but the conditions are not right for the heavy armoured vehicles. Brigade Commander Gábor Lőrincz said that only one training ground is suitable for the new tanks, and noted that it is an issue that ammunition must be loaded manually in the German tanks. He said that he would rather have left the Soviet tanks in operation in the Hungarian Army.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russian superiority, in this case about the superiority of Russian military equipment.

Brigade General Gábor Lőrincz gave an interview to the Hungarian Army's official site. He noted that originally it seemed like they only conduct fire exercises on one training ground, but later it was found that two of them are suitable for this.

He did say that the cannon of the German tanks had to be loaded manually, but never said it was a "problem," only that it is something the crew must adapt to.

Moreover, the brigade general said that the T-72s must be in operation at least until 2025 when the last Leopard 2A7s arrive in the country, and they can be kept in operation even afterwards for a limited number of tasks, such as for training.

Additionally, Gábor Lőrinczi said that the new tanks represent the 21st century, but News Front did not include those words in their report.