Various versions have served in the armed forces of Germany and 12 other European countries, as well as several non-European nations, including Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Singapore, anâ¦ The substantial modifications and enhancements to the AOA package are evident. The difference is, I am using the 'Cromwell Armour' Barracuda conversion kit. With the armor upgrade, the upper frontal plate is no longer an easy target to shoot at head-on. Upgrading to the Improved Gun Stabilizer and Improved Gun Breech, along with better ammunition, will improve firepower against enemies, while minimizing exposure to return fire. Since there's been a lot of talk about Burlington Armor (a.k.a. These are referred as the Leopard 2 Next Generation. The MBT Evolution among other things fâ¦ Twenty Leopard 2A6Ms were subsequently lent to Canada for its mission in Afghanistan. It can operate in low-intensity conflicts and high-intensity warfare. The first Leopard 2A6 was delivered to the Bundeswehr on March 7 2001. Leopard 2A6 has reduced ammunition. It remains in use with the armor brigade alongside the Leopard 2A6 main battle tank. In order to protect the laying in the hull from explosions on mines, the lowermost row was removed, which means that the A6M has 5 shells less than other versions of the Leopard 2 tank. Mediocre hull armor (Without the armor upgrade). The first of the 70 vehicles produced (upgraded from the Leopard 2A6s) was delivered to Bundeswehr in July 2004 with production running until 2008. Reactions: Saithan, Kartal1, adenl and 1 other person. This engine is also diesel powered but has multifuel capability. These modifications made the vehicle 400 kg heavier and 1.3 meter longer (with the gun facing forward). Leopard 2A6 CAN in Braille (the slatty one) panorama. Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses. The maximum range increased to 4000 meters. However, installing it required considerable modifications to the vehicle's engine compartment. Since 2011 a broadly similar upgrade program is offered by the Aselsan of Turkey. The original Leopard 2 improvement program (KWS) included this feature in one of its stages (KWS I), but it was not quite as simple as just mounting a longer cannon. "Chobham Armor") in the wake of the Challenger 1 Dev Blog, I thought I'd clear up some details on the composite armor in the (extremely likely) upcoming Leopard 2AX.. Superior high detail add-on/conversion kit for 1/16 Leopard 2A6 tanks (Tamiya or HL), turn your Leo2A6 into Leo2A7 or LeoA7+, available at your choice. A cut-through diagram of Leopard 2A4/2A5 and T-80U/T-90 shows a direct comparison of LOS thicnkness of the turret armor. As the 2A6's upgrade tree emphasizes firepower, together with the later access to DM63 shells, early research should focus on this as well. It is a further development of the Leopard 2A6 MBT. Leaf springs and Christie coils were not up to the task with the usual heavyweights of that time, those of the 35+ tons class. I will drill holes, insert copper wire and shorten it just above the surface of the sheet. However, the plan collided with the Leopard 2A4 to Leopard 2A5 upgrade program and it was subsequently decided to upgrade 65 Leopard 2A4s directly to Leopard 2A6 while leaving 125 Leopard 2A5s in service (not in active duty, but for training purposes). Originally, all German Leopard 2A5s were to be upgraded to the Leopard 2A6 level, while leaving some of the original Leopard 2A4s in service along with the Leopard 2A6. This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 14:42. Learn more about the Panhard Combat Reconnaissance Assault Buggy, better known as the CRAB, Learn about the Leopard 2AV Tier 6 German Main Battle Tank, now available in Armored Warfare, Santa is hooking us up with at least 25 ALL-IN-ONE BUNDLES to raffle amongst everyone that grabs a package from the holiday sale! One of the tank's major drawbacks is the retrofit setup (one Universal slot, one Firepower slot and one Mobility slot), while other Tier 9 MBT have more suitable retrofit slot types available. The main strengths of the Leopard I are its high mobility and the above-average rate of fire of the main cannon. For such reason 660mm thick armor block in Leopard-2A4 can't be describe as weak spot in compare whit soviet tanks 500-600- 680 mm thickness. While the engine's power output remained the same as that of the original power pack, the Euro Power Pack was considerably smaller, lighter and consumed less fuel. CAN_TR Committed member. Commander: Freja HÃ¸jbjerg, to dramatically increase turret rotation speed(max 25.5%), aim time(max 20%) for better gun handling, together with additional increased passive repair speed (max 23.8%), crew(max 20%)/component(max 12.5%) toughness and crew/component damage dealt (max 18.8%); Alexander Cortez for AP users, to improve the below-average single round damage and increases overall toughness of the vehicle, who gives a 100% chance to deal max damage at colonel; Philipp Holzklau, minor improve to the aim speed (max 8.8%) and reload time (max 2.2%), drastically increases passive repair rate (max 40%). The power pack consisted of a 1500hp MTU MT 883 12-cylinder engine and a Renk HSWL 295 TM transmission. With the design of the ammo rack being at the front of the hull, combined with vulnerable lower frontal glacis, the tank can be easily penetrated and lit up by ATGMs or Sabot rounds from Tier 8 and onward if aimed appropriately (the tier you're playing at). Tanks âLeopardâ 2A4 (1985 â 1990, 695) appeared digital ballistic computer, the new system of PPO, the ammunition was introduced DÐÐÐ shot with armor-piercing projectile with a core. The crew compartment was changed for maximum protection from blasts from below. The new battle tank is a further development of the Leopard 2A6 MBT and features enhanced protection and reconnaissance capabilities. These changes included removing the bottom row of the ammunition rack and new seats for the crew. Pros and Cons [edit | edit source] While not as heavily armored as other T8 MBTs, it is still capable of close fighting if needed. Quickly turn this tank with its stronger frontal armor toward the enemy can drastically reduce the chance of return fire penetration, and of course the tank can quickly turn sideway if the ammo rack is not protected by the terrain, thus improves its survivability). Modular High Hardness Steel Composite with Tungsten, Plastic and Ceramic inserts. An excessively long gun can interfere in such environments â something German engineers were also aware of in World War Two, since one of the main reasons why the Panzer III 50mm L/42 was not upgraded to L/60 earlier was that, apart from being sufficient for its job, a longer gun would cause problems in cities. It includes some subsystems of the Leopard 2 Peace Support Operation variant. West Germany was not just a country with advanced infrastructure, but also with many urban and wooded areas that had to be defended. The Echoes of War Battle Path is now available! Did some digging and found out that the Leopard 2A6 foward is making use of armour of a type designated AMAP-B, which consists of a new high hardness steel which needs 30% less thickness to offer the same protection level as ARMOX500Z high hardness armour vs KE threats. Its armor consisted of a deviation of technology sharing by the British. In total, the Bundeswehr therefore operated: Unfortunately, the introduction of the Leopard 2A6 coincided with one of the biggest changes in the nature of armed conflicts â the War on Terror â and the shift from classic symmetric warfare, which the Leopard 2 was built for, to asymmetric warfare, where the biggest threat to a tank (especially in urban areas) comes from RPGs, IEDs and mines. Like the Swedish Leopard 2S (Strv 122), the Leopard 2E has increased armor thickness on the â¦ This variant, designated Leopard 2A6M, had an additional lower front and belly armor plate attached to protect the crew (Minenschutzplatte â hence the M in the designation). The Leopard 2A6 is a tier 9 Main Battle Tank originating from Germany, and is sold by Sophie WÃ¶lfli. The original Leopard 2A1 (right) and highly modernized 2A6 (left). Why I prefer him all tank without leopard 2a6+ , m1a2 ? I'm waiting he would be same level with leopard 2a6. Different between L2A7 and L2A7+ is without the turret side armorâ¦ Until wider proliferation of the 2A7 takes place, this variant will remain the most advanced service Leopard 2 model. Slightly reduced the thickness of a portion of upper frontal plate so that it would roughly much that of the Leopard 2AX; M1A2 Abrams. Improved the thickness of a portion of upper frontal plate so that it would roughly match that of the Leopard 2A6; Leopard 2A6. Upgrading the Spall Liner and AppliquÃ© protection pack will largely improve the Leopard 2A6's overall survivability. The Leopard 2A6, despite all weight gain (from Military Loading Class 60 to 70 tons) due to repeated armor protection upgrades, plus the new 120mm L55 gun, retains all the traditional maneuverability of this MBT series. This armor maximizes the armor depth that a kinetic energy penetrator must travel through to enter the internal volume of the turret. Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%. By the time the Leopard 2A6 arrived in March 2001, installation of the longer Rheinmetall smoothbore variant had been considered for over a decade. Large weakspot under the gun mantlet even after the rebalance. The Leopard 2A7 main battle tank was developed by German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in cooperation with the German Army. Frontal-side protection is considerably improved as well, making this vehicle quite tough unless the frontal armor is targeted from an elevated position. While not as heavily armored as other T8 MBTs, it is still capable of close fighting if needed. ... Looks to be modular armor . !br. High fire rate combined with high penetration makes this tank a steady damage source to some of the tougher opponents. The German military resisted the installation of (any) longer gun because of the environment the vehicle was expected to fight in. The 120mm L/55 smoothbore gun can fire all types of standard ammunition (including LAHAT guided missiles). With medium armor, good mobility, and an accurate gun, the 2A6 is a mid-range sniper and flanker. The Leopard 2A7 is intended for urban warfare, low intensity conflicts, as well as conventionâ¦ Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits. Spain's Leopard 2E is based on the Leopard 2A6, and incorporates the add-on wedge armor of the Leopard 2A5 on the turret. The Tier 9 Leopard 2A6 is a mixture of the classic Leopard 2A6 and the Leopard 2A6EX. Nevertheless, the Leopard 2A6 is a powerful, universal vehicle and â much like its lower Tier predecessors â can be completely deadly in the right hands. While the vehicle does represent a significant step forward in terms of firepower, it is, for all intents and purposes, a Leopard 2A5 with a 120mm Rheinmetall L/55 smoothbore gun (replacing the older L/44) and a few additional changes to the Fire Control System. I believe the core armor for the up armored Leopard 2s remain the same as the original Leopard 2âs perforated type. The A5 used the predecessor named MEXAS. This armor maximizes the armor depth that a kinetic energy penetrator must travel through to enter the internal volume of the turret. # New Version now come with 50 cal Machine Gun and Function kit for FLW200! Armored Warfare Wiki is a Fandom Gaming Community. The FCS has been upgraded as well and the tank can fire new LKE II APFSDS rounds with tungsten penetrators (the German military does not use depleted uranium due to environmental and health concerns). The task instead was to cram it with as many technological improvements as possible to attract foreign buyers by showing that even a simple Leopard 2A4 could be upgraded to Leopard 2A6 level. The technology available includes smoke grenade launchers, accuracy on the move, view range improvements and an APS. The Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank is the principal German Main Battle Tank and, with over three thousand built over the last four decades, it is also the most common NATO MBT in Europe. I am part way through building the Canadian Leopard 2A6 with Slat armor by Trumpeter. Sometime later, the new Leopard 2A6 was brought online and this version saw its main gun armament upgraded to the more potent Rheinmetall L55 â¦ Unlike the previous tiers, the Leopard 2A6 has an armor upgrade option for additional hull and roof armor plating, which is present in real life on the Swedish Strv 122. The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. Spain's Leopard 2E is based on the Leopard 2A6, and incorporates the add-on wedge armor of the Leopard 2A5 on the turret. Two seventh production run Leopard 2A5s were tested with the 120mm L/55 in 1997, as a part of the KWS I program. The back side of the sanding paper will be sanded away so that its thickness can be reduced from 0,2 mm to 0,12 mm. The most significant changes were made to the design of the tank Leopard 2A5 (1995 â 1998 up to this level, upgraded 225 vehicles 2A4). Schematics showing protection offered over surfaces of the Leopard 2A4 The Leopard 2 is a German MBT designed by Krauss-Maffei throughout the 1970s as a successor to the earlier Leopard 1 MBT. The Leopard 2A6, along with the Leopard 2A7 (introduced in 2014), is currently the standard Main Battle Tank of the Bundeswehr and it remains one of the most popular western MBTs. To respond to these new threats and using the experience gained in Afghanistan and Iraq, KMW introduced a modified Leopard 2A6 with improved protection against mines and IEDs. Composite boxes on the driver's side of the hull and a portion of the lower glacis, and high-hardness steel plating on the upper glacis and turret roof, increase urban survival significantly. The bolt come in two sizes. Thus upgraded, the Leopard 2 was re-designated to Leopard 2A6. This means it is vital to protect your rear armor and partially sides. There was also a second Leopard 2A6EX (its internal designation was DEMO II). Improved Pioneer Tool Kit (Quickly fix the tank and therefore protects it from immobilization, broken gun breach, ammo rack etc. At that time, armor thickness and firepower were essential; mobility depended on powerful engines and modern suspensions, generally of the torsion bar system. The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s for the West German Army.The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army.It is armed with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon, and â¦ Unlike the previous tiers, the Leopard 2A6 has an armor upgrade option for additional hull and roof armor plating, which is present in real life on the Swedish Strv 122. Only the basic turret armor (LOS thickness) is being portrayed. mike_golf RE:Leopard 2A6 vs M1A2 ABRAMS vol.2 8/3/2004 12:55:16 AM Hey Kozzy, all modern armor designs on current gen tanks are intended to yaw and shear the penetrator. Between 1998 and 1999, KMW built a demonstrator vehicle based on the Leopard 2A4 (the internal KMW designation was DEMO I). It was this variant that caught the attention of Turkey (unsuccessfully), Spain and Greece and in a way became the ancestor of the Leopard 2E and Leopard 2A6HEL. Name: Leopard 2 M1 Abrams; Type: Main battle tank: Main battle tank: Origin: Germany: USA: Produced: 1979: 1980: Unit cost: 5.74 million $ (2A6) 8.58 million $ (2012) The Leopard 2A6 is little more than an uparmored and upgunned variant of the standard 2A5, which plays very similarly. A Leopard 2 egy német harckocsi, amelyet az 1970-es évek elején fejlesztettek ki és 1979-ben állítottak szolgálatba.Jelenleg a Bundeswehr fÅ harckocsitípusa. The MBT Evolution is another step in the line of Leopard 2A4 Evolution and MBT Revolution. There are a number of foreign variants as well, most of which are slightly modified compared to the standard Leopard 2A6: The Netherlands also operated a number of Leopard 2A6NLs until 2011. Secondary goals included an improved air intake and the reduction of emissions, making the vehicle harder to detect. The Tier 9 Leopard 2A6 is a mixture of the classic Leopard 2A6 and the Leopard 2A6EX. The biggest changes however happened inside the vehicle. Mobility-wise the Leopard 2A6 is quite good, despite not having an upgraded engine available. The Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank was, until the arrival of the modernized Leopard 2A7 in 2014, the most powerful member of the Leopard 2 family for almost 15 years. ... And also we intagrated him a era + composite armour package and his thickness are very high. 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