KPz Leopard 2 A4

LEOPARD 2 A4M + - Customer-specific adaptation to individual requirements

LEOPARD 2 A4M + - Customer-specific adaptation to individual requirements The Leopard 2 A4 was developed further to meet specific customer requirements based on experience gained from the Balkan conflict and in Afghanistan. With it, the Canadian army gained the world’s first LEOPARD 2 with additional all-round protection from IEDs and modern hand-held anti-tank weapons.

Performance characteristics of the LEOPARD 2 A4M

The LEOPARD 2 was further developed into the A4M to meet specific customer requirements based on experience gained from the Balkan conflict and in Afghanistan. The system components optimised to protect the vehicle crew have proven themselves among NATO partners in deployment in Afghanistan, and some appear in other variants. As a result, vehicle crews gain effective protection from mines, improvised explosive and incendiary devices and hand-held anti-tank weapons.

[Translate to Englisch:] KPz Leopard 2 A4 Can in Afghanistan
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Protection

The additional protection modules on the turret expand the basic protection to counter the threats at hand and secure the crew’s survival.

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Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 44) together with high-performance stabilisation ensure exceptional combat capabilities and hit probability during travel.

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Protection

The underbody has been reinforced in order to protect the crew from mines. Adapted suspension systems eliminate potential dangers to the soldiers.

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Safe driving

A combination of thermal imager and low light amplifier, the driver’s night vision system has been improved for front and rear view.

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Readiness

To expand operative capabilities, the A4M is equipped with an engineer interface and additional mounts for attaching a dozer blade, mine plough or mine roller.

Protection

The additional protection modules on the turret expand the basic protection to counter the threats at hand and secure the crew’s survival.

Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 44) together with high-performance stabilisation ensure exceptional combat capabilities and hit probability during travel.

Protection

The underbody has been reinforced in order to protect the crew from mines. Adapted suspension systems eliminate potential dangers to the soldiers.

Safe driving

A combination of thermal imager and low light amplifier, the driver’s night vision system has been improved for front and rear view.

Readiness

To expand operative capabilities, the A4M is equipped with an engineer interface and additional mounts for attaching a dozer blade, mine plough or mine roller.

Facts about the LEOPARD 2 A4M

Modern, high combat capability, extremely mobile and well-protected

The LEOPARD 2 A4M owes its outstanding performance capability to an ideal combination of protection, mobility, manoeuvrability and fire power. The optimal manoeuvrability of the LEOPARD 2 is based on the unique symbiosis between vehicle crew and cutting-edge German-made technology. The continuous refinement of the primary and secondary defence effectively protects the crew and the machine itself from the latest types of ammunition and threats.

The armed forces of 18 nations rely on the versatile superiority of the LEOPARD . KMW has delivered all of them. With over 3,500 units, this is a rate which is unparalleled worldwide. Moreover, many international customers have  planned and designed  supply concepts, further developments and modification projects collectively using the LEO User Club. Reference customers for the LEOPARD family include Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and many more.

Further information

Equipment features of the LEOPARD 2 A4M

  • Passive protection for the crew from mines, improvised explosive and incendiary devices and hand-held anti-tank weapons
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and/or rear view
  • Optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Command and information system
  • New operator concept for improving the vehicle’s manoeuvrability
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An outstanding main battle tank for challenging missions

The armed forces of 18 nations rely on the fire power, manoeuvrability and outstanding protection of the LEOPARD 2.

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Length (turret at 12 o'clock)

up to 10.97 m

Width

3.77 m – 4.00 m

Height (turret roof)

2.64 m

Weight

MLC 70

Engine performance

1,500 HP / 1,100 kW

Speed

≤ 70 km/h

Range

450 km

Armaments

120 mm / L44 smooth-bore cannon / 7.62 mm machine gun

  • Passive protection for the crew from mines, improvised explosive and incendiary devices and hand-held anti-tank weapons
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and/or rear view
  • Optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Command and information system
  • New operator concept for improving the vehicle’s manoeuvrability

The LEOPARD 2 in operation

With its high power output, the LEOPARD 2 moves with great speed even on rough terrain. Its manoeuvrability, proven fire power and high protection enable it to complete the most demanding of missions.

Quality made in Germany

The LEOPARD 2 A4M main battle tank in pictures

The LEOPARD 2 A4M in various mission scenarios.

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