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Leopard 2

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    Leopard 2

    Tank Leopard 2 was the result of joint development of the United States and West Germany in the late 60s, MW-70 project. West Germany completed the project alone, and the first production machine was started only in 1977. Soon they began to be delivered to staff of the Dutch army. Leopard 2 is equipped with a laser range finder, infrared sight, protection system orrkiya mass destruction and swimming equipment. It was installed the latest charging system - the shot sleeve is destroyed and then released in the cage space. Powerful engine immediately gave a 30% increase in the ratio of power and weight compared to. Leopard-1, leading to improved patency over rough terrain, and consequently, the safety of the crew.

    Production:

    West Germany

    Crew:

    4

    weight:

    55 tons

    Dimensions:

    length 9,668 m (gun), width 3.7 m, height 2.79 m

    Range:

    500 km

    Armor:

    By

    specification

    Armament:

    120-mm gun, two 7.62mm machine guns (one AA), 8 smoke grenade

    Engine

    :

    12-cylinder multi-fuel diesel MTU MB-873 capacity of 1500 liters. with.

    Ride quality:

    Max road speed of 72 km / h; fording 1 m; surmounted wall to 1.1 m trench 3 m

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