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LEOPARD 2 A7 + – The latest version of the world’s leading battle tank

The LEOPARD 2 A7+ was developed and qualified for the new tasks of the German Bundeswehr. With it, the Bundeswehr gains the world’s most advanced main battle tank with expanded command capabilities.

Performance characteristics of the LEOPARD 2 A7+

The LEOPARD 2 A7+ was developed and qualified for the new tasks of the German Bundeswehr. The system components optimised to protect the vehicle crew are currently proving themselves in deployment in Afghanistan with our NATO partner Canada.

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Mobile on rough terrain

The running gear and power pack have been optimised and reinforced for better stability and ideal power transmission in comparison with earlier variants.

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The chassis and turret are each equipped with an air conditioning system for operation in hot climate zones.

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Safe driving

The combination of thermal imager and low light amplifier improves the driver’s night vision in all directions.

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Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 55) together with the improved optronics make for the exceptional combat capabilities of the Leopard 2. Thanks to its ability to fire programmable ammunition, it can react to an extremely wide variety of threat scenarios.

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Weapon station

The stabilised remote-controllable weapon station (FLW 200) can be equipped with a wide range of weapons and operated from inside the vehicle.

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Ballistic protection

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

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Accuracy of fire

To determine the influences on projectile trajectory, the vehicle is equipped with a sensor for detecting geological data (e.g. wind).

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Mine protection

The hull area has been additionally reinforced in order to better protect the crew from mines, IEDs and other threats.

Mobile on rough terrain

The running gear and power pack have been optimised and reinforced for better stability and ideal power transmission in comparison with earlier variants.

The chassis and turret are each equipped with an air conditioning system for operation in hot climate zones.

Safe driving

The combination of thermal imager and low light amplifier improves the driver’s night vision in all directions.

Heavy defence

The 120mm main gun (calibre length 55) together with the improved optronics make for the exceptional combat capabilities of the Leopard 2. Thanks to its ability to fire programmable ammunition, it can react to an extremely wide variety of threat scenarios.

Weapon station

The stabilised remote-controllable weapon station (FLW 200) can be equipped with a wide range of weapons and operated from inside the vehicle.

Ballistic protection

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

Accuracy of fire

To determine the influences on projectile trajectory, the vehicle is equipped with a sensor for detecting geological data (e.g. wind).

Mine protection

The hull area has been additionally reinforced in order to better protect the crew from mines, IEDs and other threats.

Facts about the LEOPARD 2 A7+

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

The LEOPARD 2 A7+ 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 of 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. All vehicles were supplied by KMW. 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 A7+

  • Passive all-round protection for the crew from threats such as IEDs, mines or anti-tank fire
  • Crew compartment cooling systems in turret and chassis and additional performance-enhanced power generator for checkpoint missions
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and rear view
  • Improved optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Digitised and multifunctional operator concept
  • Command and information system
  • Programmable detonation ammunition
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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.

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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 80

Engine performance

1,500 HP / 1,100 kW

Speed

≤ 70 km/h

Range

450 km

Armaments

120mm / L55 or 120mm / L44 or 120mm smooth-bore cannon / L55A1 / 7.62mm machine gun / FLW 200 with 40mm automatic grenade launcher or .50 MG

  • Passive all-round protection for the crew from threats such as IEDs, mines or anti-tank fire
  • Interface for mounting attachments, such as a mine plough, mine roller or dozer blade for clearing mines, IEDs or building rubble blocking roads
  • Crew compartment cooling systems in turret and chassis
  • Additional performance-enhanced power generator for checkpoint missions
  • Exterior telephone for dismounted forces
  • Combined driver night vision (thermal imager/low light amplifier) for front and rear view
  • Improved optronics (day/night) for reconnaissance over great distances
  • Digitised and multifunctional operator concept
  • Command and information system
  • Programmable detonation ammunition

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.

The Leopard 2 A7+ – Unparalleled combat capabilities combined with mobility and protection

The LEOPARD 2 A7+ main battle tank in pictures

Image material of the LEOPARD 2 A7+ from exercises and missions in various situations.

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