All through the Cold War I heard about Russian Armor, well that all changed during the Gulf War. Like a hot knife through butter ran the Abrams Tank and our tactics. The Soviets claimed foul, there stuff was better, it was the Iraqi's who were bad. Maybe so, I have my doubts. The Leo 2 A7 is one hell of a tank, the Russians talked a lot of trash about their tank, but a year later they can't afford to build them.