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LeClerc MBT

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LeClerc Main-Battle Tank
Country Of origin France
Designation Main Battle Tank
Configuration Tracked
Manufacturer: GIAT Industries
Crew: 3
Length 9.87 m
Width 3.71 m
Height 2.53 m
Weight 60.100 t
Speed 72 km/h
Range 550 km
Primary armament 1 x 120mm Gun
Secondary armament 1 x 7.62 mm MG
1 x 12.7mm AA MG
1 x 7.62 co-axial MG
3 x 9 Smoke Grenade Launchers
Power plant 1500 BHP
NBC Yes
Night Yes - Passive
  • The first Leclerc became operational in 1992, conveniently late for the 1991 Gulf War. Given Le French said 'NON!' to Gulf War II, they have yet to be used in a proper war unless you include riot control in Arab dominated French urban suburbs ... probably.
  • The Leclerc has the Galix combat vehicle protection system which fires a variety of smoke grenades and infra red screening rounds, as well as anti-personnel grenades and white flags.
  • Weighing just 56 tons, the Leclerc is one of the lightest MBT's. It has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the West (27 hp per tonne) and makes it one of the fastest MBTs of its generation with an acceleration of 0 to 32 km/h in 5 seconds ... often in reverse.
  • Has been rumoured by many defence experts that the smoke grenade launchers are not what they seem. They launch white-flags instead.