Leopard 2

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Leopard 2
Leopard 2 A5 der Bundeswehr.jpg
Leopard 2A5 of the German Army (Heer)
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin West Germany
Service history
In service 1979–present
Used by See Operators
Wars Kosovo War, War in Afghanistan
Production history
Designer Krauss-Maffei
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer Krauss‐Maffei Wegmann
Maschinenbau Kiel
Unit cost 2A6: Template:US$ (2007)
Produced 1979–present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 2A6: 62.3 tonnes (Bad rounding hereScript error long tons;Bad rounding hereScript error short tons)
Length 2A6: 9.97 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in) (gun forward)
Width 2A6: 3.75 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Height 2A6: 3.0 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Crew 4

Armour 2A6: 3rd generation composite; including high-hardness steel, tungsten and plastic filler with ceramic component.
Main
armament
120 mm Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore gun (42 rounds)
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm MG3A1 (4,750 rounds)
Engine MTU MB 873 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo diesel engine
1,500 PS (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW) at 2,600 rpm
Power/weight Template:Convert/PS/t
Transmission Renk HSWL 354
Suspension Torsion bar suspension
Fuel capacity 1,200 litres (Script error imperial gallons; Script error US gallons)
Operational
range
550 km (Bad rounding hereScript error mi) (internal fuel)
Speed 72 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph)

Works Cited:

1. "Leopard 2." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 17 Nov 2013. Web. 23 Nov 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2>.