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Leopard 2

The Leopard 2 is a third generation German main battle tank. Developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s, the tank entered service in 1979 and replaced the earlier Leopard 1... Wikipedia

  • Type:  Main battle tank
  • Place of origin:  West Germany
  • In service:  1979–present
  • Used by:  See Operators
  • Wars:  War in Afghanistan, Syrian Civil War
  • Designer:  Krauss-Maffei
  • Designed:  1970s
  • Manufacturer:  KraussMaffei, Maschinenbau Kiel, Rheinmetall, Santa Bárbara Sistemas, Hägglunds AB, Contraves, Hellenic Vehicle Industry
  • Unit cost:  2A6: US$ 5.74 million (2007), 2A7+: €13–15 million
  • Produced:  1979–present
  • Number built:  3,600
  • Variants:  See Variants
  • Length:  2A6: 9.97 m (32.71 ft) (gun forward)
  • Width:  2A6: 3.75 m (12.3 ft)
  • Height:  2A6: 3 m (9.84 ft)
  • Crew:  4
  • Armor:  2A6: 3rd generation composite, including high-hardness steel, tungsten and plastic filler with ceramic component.
  • Main, armament:  1 × Rh-120 L/44 120 mm or Rh-120 L/55 120mm Rheinmetall Rh-120 (42 rounds)
  • Secondary, armament:  2 × 7.62 mm MG3A1 or 2 × 7.62 mm FN MAG (4,750 rounds)
  • Engine:  MTU MB 873 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V12 twin-turbo diesel engine, 1,500 PS (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW) at 2,600 rpm
  • Power/weight:  2A6: 24.1 PS/t (23.7hp/tonne), 2A7V: 22.6 PS/t (22.2hp/tonne)
  • Transmission:  Renk HSWL 354
  • Suspension:  Torsion bar suspension
  • Fuel capacity:  1,200 L (73,228.49 cu in)
  • Operational, range:  Road: 340 km (211.27 mi), Cross country: 220 km (136.7 mi), Average: 280 km (173.98 mi)
  • Speed:  70 km/h (43.5 mph)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo