Leopard 2

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Leopard 2A6
Leopard 2A6.jpg
Specifications
Type Main Battle Tank
Origin West Germany
Entered production 1979
Length 7.7 m
Width 3.7 m
Height 3.0 m
Weight 62.3 tonnes
Crew 4
Armor Composite of steel, tungsten, plastics and ceramics
Primary amament 120 mm Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore gun.
Secondary armament 2 x 7.62mm MG3
Ammunition types 42 rounds
4,750 x 7.62mm rounds
Suspension Torsion bar
Max. road speed 72 km/h
Operational range 550 km
Engine MTU Friedrichshafen MB 873 Ka-501 12-cylinder diesel
Power output 1,500 hp/1,103 kW
Power/weight 24.2 hp/tonne

The Leopard 2 is the main battle tank of the German Bundeswehr. It is also in service with:

  • Austria
  • Chile
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
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