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LEOPARD 2 A6M + – Proven in deployment and among allies

The LEOPARD 2 A6M was refined to enhance troop protection, drawing upon experience gained from the Balkan conflict. With it, the Bundeswehr gained the world’s first main battle tank with additional mine protection.

Performance characteristics of the Leopard 2 A6M

The Leopard 2 A6M was developed further, drawing upon experience gained from the Balkan conflict. The system components optimised to protect the vehicle crew have proven themselves among NATO partners in deployment in Afghanistan.

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Mobile on rough terrain

The torsion bar suspension enables high off-road speeds and contributes to the exceptional mobility of the Leopard 2 A6M.

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Power

The power pack, with its displacement of 47.6 l, generates 1,100 kW and is designed to operate with a wide variety of fuels.

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Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 55) 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 minimise potential dangers to the soldiers.

Mobile on rough terrain

The torsion bar suspension enables high off-road speeds and contributes to the exceptional mobility of the Leopard 2 A6M.

Power

The power pack, with its displacement of 47.6 l, generates 1,100 kW and is designed to operate with a wide variety of fuels.

Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 55) 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 minimise potential dangers to the soldiers.

Facts about the LEOPARD 2 A6M

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

The LEOPARD 2 A6M 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 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 A6M

  • Passive mine protection for the crew
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces (optional)
  • Dual command capability for the use of different radio systems (optional)
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and/or rear view (optional)
  • Optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • New operator concept for improving the vehicle’s manoeuvrability
  • Command and information system (optional)
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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

120mm / L55 or 120mm / L55A1 smooth-bore cannon / 7.62mm machine gun

  • Passive mine protection for the crew
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces (optional)
  • Dual command capability for the use of different radio systems (optional)
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and/or rear view (optional)
  • Optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • New operator concept for improving the vehicle’s manoeuvrability

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 degree of protection enable it to complete the most demanding of missions.

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LEOPARD 2 A6 in pictures

The LEOPARD 2 A6 in various mission scenarios.

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