Some questions about the Leopard 2K

I’m still missing a lot of RP to get it before it gets moved, but if necessary I’m willing to grind hard to get it. I’d like to ask this one question: if I’m able to get even just 1 RP in it, will I be able to research and purchase it even without researching the new vehicle before it (T-72M1)?

nup, if you miss out on grinding it AND PURCHASING IMPORTANT!!, you will need to research the whole tree before you can actualy buy the 2K and potentialy miss out being able to skip the whole research line if they ever decide to put sth behind the 2K