BW – KPz Leopard 2A5
Kampfpanzer Leopard 2A5
The German Armor School in Munster received the first Leopard 2A5 main battle tank on 30 November 1995. Overall 350 Leopard 2A4s should have been upgraded to the 2A5 standard. However, only 285 vehicles were modified to 2A5 configuration as the final 65 vehicles were directly converted to Leopard 2A6 standard by mounting the L/55 main gun. Leopard 2A4s of the 6th production batch (late) plus the 7th and 8th production batches were preferred for conversion to 2A5 standard as they already featured parts of the improved basic armour on the front of the chassis.The main armament consists of the L/44 120mm Rh 120 smoothbore gun, 7.62mm x 51 MG3A1 coaxial machine gun, 7.62mm x 51 MG3 air defense machine gun and 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with eight launchers.
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||60,300kg|
|Military Load Classification:||70|
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