MBT Leopard 2 A5

LEOPARD 2 A5 – The first upgrade of the world’s leading battle tank

The Leopard 2 A5 was adapted, developed and qualified to meet the new challenges and threat scenarios across the globe. With it, the Bundeswehr gained a modified version of the world’s most advanced main battle tank to this day, with expanded command and night-vision capabilities, increased survivability and new modes of action, in addition to its significantly enhanced protection.

Performance characteristics of the Leopard 2 A5

Quality made in Germany

The LEOPARD 2 A5 was developed and qualified to meet the new challenges in symmetric and asymmetric conflicts across the globe. The system components optimised to protect the vehicle crew have proven themselves in deployment among NATO partners.

MBT Leopard 2 A5
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Mobile on rough terrain

Running gear and power pack have been optimised and reinforced to improve stability and power transmission in comparison with earlier variants.

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Side crew compartment protection

Optimised side protection for the crew compartment.

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Protection

Armoured roof and front protection plates have been mounted to the chassis to provide optimal protection for the crew and ammunition.

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Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 44) together with improved optronics make for the exceptional combat capabilities of the LEOPARD 2 A5.

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Protection

The turret crew has extra protection for greater safety from threats from above.

Mobile on rough terrain

Running gear and power pack have been optimised and reinforced to improve stability and power transmission in comparison with earlier variants.

Side crew compartment protection

Optimised side protection for the crew compartment.

Protection

Armoured roof and front protection plates have been mounted to the chassis to provide optimal protection for the crew and ammunition.

Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 44) together with improved optronics make for the exceptional combat capabilities of the LEOPARD 2 A5.

Protection

The turret crew has extra protection for greater safety from threats from above.

Facts about the LEOPARD 2 A5

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

The LEOPARD 2 A5 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 upon the LEOPARD’s versatile superiority. 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.

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Equipment features of the LEOPARD 2 A5

  • Passive all-round protection for the crew from threats such as IEDs, mines or anti-tank fire
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces
  • Improved optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Command and information system
MBT Leopard 2 A5

Cutting-edge battle tanks for the most demanding of missions

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

  • Product specifications
  • Performance features
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Length (turret at 12 o'clock)

9.67 m

Width

3.67 m

Height (turret roof)

2.64 m

Weight

MLC 80

Engine performance

1,500 HP / 1,100 kW 

Speed

≤ 70 km/h

Range

450 km

Armaments

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

  • Passive all-round protection for the crew from threats such as IEDs, mines or anti-tank fire
  • Combined NBC & crew compartment cooling systems in the chassis
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces
  • Improved optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Command and information system

The LEOPARD 2 in operation

Thanks to 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.

The Leopard 2 A5 – Unparalleled combat capabilities combined with mobility and protection

The Leopard 2 A5 main battle tank in pictures

The LEOPARD 2 in various mission scenarios.

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