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Battle tank Leopard 2
Kampfpanzer Leopard 2

Specifications
Alternative Designations Swiss Pz 87, Swedish Strv 121
Date of Introduction 1979
Proliferation
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
Description 
Crew 4
Combat Weight (mt) 55.15
Chassis Length Overall (m) 7.69
Height Overall (m) 2.79
Width Overall (m) 3.70
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) 0.83
Automotive Performance 
Engine Type 1,500-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 550
Speed (km/h) 
Max Road 72
Max Off-Road 45
Average Cross-Country 40
Max Swim N/A
Fording Depths (m) 1.0 Unprepared, 4.0 with snorkel
Radio INA
Protection 
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 700 KE/1,000 against HEAT rounds
Applique Armor (mm) Track skirt
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A
Active Protective System Galix
Mineclearing Equipment No
Self-Entrenching Blade No
NBC Protection System Yes
Smoke Equipment Smoke grenade launchers, 8 each side of turret
ARMAMENT 
Main Armaments 
Caliber, Type, Name 120-mm smoothbore gun M256
Rate of Fire (rd/min) INA
Loader Type Manual
Ready/Stowed Rounds 15/27
Elevation () -9 to +20
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon 
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 51) Machinegun MG3A1
Mount Type Turret Coax
Maximum Aimed Range(m) INA
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day INA
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 1,200
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 51) Machinegun MG3A1
Mount Type Turret Cupola
Maximum Aimed Range(m) INA
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day INA
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 1,200
ATGM Launcher N/A
FIRE CONTROL 
FCS Name INA
Main Gun Stabilization WNA-H22, 2-plane
Rangefinder Laser neodymium
Infrared Searchlight Yes
Sights w/Magnification 
Gunner 
Day Krupp-Atlas EMES-15, 12x / FERO Z18 secondary, 8x
Field of View () 5/10
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Night Zeiss thermal imager
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Commander Fire Main Gun Yes
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION 
Caliber, Type, Name 
120-mm APFSDS-T, DM43 
Maximum Aimed Range(m) 3,500
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day INA
Night INA
Armor Penetration (mm) 450 at 2,000 meters
120-mm APFSDS-T, US Olin GD120 
Maximum Aimed Range(m) 3,500
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 3,000
Night INA
Armor Penetration (mm) 520 at 2,000 meters
120-mm HEAT-MP-T, DM-12A1/US Olin M830 
Maximum Aimed Range(m) INA
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 2,500
Night INA
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
Other Ammunition Types US-produced M829, M829A1 APFSDS-T; US M830A1 HEAT-MP-T (MPAT), GE DM12A1 (US copy M830) HEAT-MP-T (MPAT)




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