"First, it was a conflict carried on an equal technical level. Chechen insurgents not only had a weapon on pair with the Russian army, but what is more important, the forces constituted a waste number of soldiers who had much, much better training in the Soviet army."
The tank crews literally drove the t80 right up to buildings and got RPG'd from top down, how bad Russians performed during the war is well known because of the utterly horrible state the Russian Federation was in at that time, There was no major technical fault that made the tans performed bad, simply bad tactics and decisions, did the Chechens have better training, yeah no doubt. Did the tank have short comings? sure all tanks generally do and yes a clever foe will take advantage of that, but it takes a poorly trained foe to let them.
On of the first things you learn about operating a tank is simple "Do not drive it near buildings"
But that doesn't change the reality at all you can hear the stories from Russian soldiers who served in that war how bad their command was, all the dump shit that went on.
"Yet, and that is the funny part, a technological gap was still much in favor for the L2 if we combine its performance with T-80s in 1994-1996 Chechen campaign. The saturation of AT weapon was not even close to the Chechen theatre, the technological gap was bigger, and the missiles were of much lower quality.
If Leopard will face a battlefield full of Konkurs, Kornets, Stugnas, tandem warhead 7PGMs, RPG28&30&32s, it will fly high."
So would T72s, 80s, 90s, Armata etc, no tank on earth can go into such an high ATGM environment without APS or armor packages and survive, so what's your point?
Again as for the Leopard in Syria, the turks had the means to protect it from ATGM's however the dumb fucks didn't equip their tanks with it resulting in free kills, No tank would change that situation without APS or armor packages
btw the russians lost more than 20 tanks in the second war, I know what figure you quoting and it's been proven false get your information up to date
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