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! colspan=2 bgcolor=#669966 | Leopard 2
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| Country Of origin
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| [[Germany]]
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| Designation
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| Main-Battle Tank
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| Configuration
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| Tracked
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| Manufacturer:
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| Crew:
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| 4
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| Length
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| 7.7 m
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| Width
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| 3.7 m
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| Height
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| 3.0 m
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| Weight
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| 63.200 t
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| Speed
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| 72 km/h
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| Range
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| 500 km
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| Primary armament
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| 1 x 120mm L55 gun
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| Secondary armament
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| 2 x 7.62 mm MG
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| Armour
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| Third-Generation tungsten
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| Power plant
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| 1,500 HP (1,103 kW) V12 Diesel Engine
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| NBC
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| Yes
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| Night
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Main Battle Tank of [[German]] origin. Massively improved development of Leopard 1 recently in use with the [[Australian Army]].  Whilst the Aussie 1st Armoured Regiment is now re-equipping with as-new [[M1 Abrams]] from US stocks, the [[Bundeswehr]], in true German fashion, developed the existing system.  They incorporated British-designed [[Chobham]] armour and an American 120mm smooth-bore gun, into a package which includes a new multi-dimensional fire control system as well as 100% NBC protection.  As with the German MkIV, Panther, Tiger I & Tiger II designs of WWII (they kept on getting bigger & bigger), the Leopard 2 is 50% heavier than its predecessor.  It weighs in at 60 tonnes compared to the Leopard 1's 40 tonnes.
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* It can drive through water four metres deep using an extended snorkel.
  
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* Is now the standard [[Main-Battle Tank]] of the German [[Army]].

Revision as of 23:01, 12 November 2007

leopard2.jpg
Leopard 2
Country Of origin Germany
Designation Main-Battle Tank
Configuration Tracked
Manufacturer:
Crew: 4
Length 7.7 m
Width 3.7 m
Height 3.0 m
Weight 63.200 t
Speed 72 km/h
Range 500 km
Primary armament 1 x 120mm L55 gun
Secondary armament 2 x 7.62 mm MG
Armour Third-Generation tungsten
Power plant 1,500 HP (1,103 kW) V12 Diesel Engine
NBC Yes
Night
  • It can drive through water four metres deep using an extended snorkel.