He claims that he has reached 85 km/h with this 62.5 ton vehicle

The interview with the driver of a Leopardo 2E main battle tank of the Spanish Army

Currently, 300 soldiers and about 90 vehicles from the Spanish Army are deployed in Poland in the Steadfast Defender 2024 exercise.

The excellent photos of Spanish armored vehicles published by the Polish Army
The landing of soldiers and vehicles of the Spanish Army in Szczecin, Poland

This exercise is the largest organized by NATO since the Cold War. Spain contributes to these maneuvers troops from the "Guzmán el Bueno" X Brigade, the Logistics Brigade (BRILOG) and the Transmission Regiment No. 1 (RT 1). During this deployment, Jackie Faye Burton of the U.S. European Command, has done an interview with David, driver of a Spanish Leopard 2E main battle tank of the "Córdoba" Armored Regiment No. 10, part of the "Guzmán el Bueno" X Brigade. The video was published ago a few days on the portal DVIDShub.net of the United States Armed Forces.

Two Spanish Leopard 2E battle tanks during the exercise in which NATO forces crossed the Vistula River this Monday, March 4 (Photo: Edouard Bocquet/NATO).

In this interview, David explains his motivations for being a soldier and also recognizes that he has a fun job. One of the things that has caught my attention the most about this interview is that this Spanish soldier states having reached 85 km/h with his Leopard 2E, something surprising, since theoretically the maximum speed of this 62.5-ton armored vehicle is 70 km/h. David also points out that after driving his tank for a week, when he takes his car he usually stalls 3 or 4 times , until he remembers that he is no longer driving a tank (the video is in Spanish, you can activate the automatic English subtitles in the bottom bar of the player):

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