Additional history nerdery: the commander's cupola on that tank has an MG3 machine gun. Chambered for 7.62x51 NATO, but mechanically a direct descendant of the MG42 . . . aka "Hitler's Buzzsaw."News from Germany yesterday.
Germany beefs up tank fleet with $832M acquisition
the Bundeswehr stands to get 104 used Leopard 2 battle tanks out of storage that manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will upgrade under a contract with the German Defence Ministry from the A4 configuration to the newest A7V standard. The latest package includes improvements in the areas of information technology, armaments and armor.