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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1992
Total Production: 796
Unitary Cost: EUR€4.0 million   (USD$4.5 million)
Also Known As: AMX-56
Origin: France
Corporations: NEXTER
Parent System: Leclerc
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1992
Total Production: 796
Family Members: Leclerc Renove
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Description: The Leclerc is a state-of-the-art main battle tank designed to meet French Army's demanding requirements for a high mobile, day and night combat ready, high firepower moving or stationary, all-weather, and high maneuverable armored vehicle. The Leclerc only has a crew of 3-man (gunner, driver and commander) due to the 120mm F1 gun automatic loading system. In addition, the FINDERS combat management and aids system allows continuous update of situational awareness and vehicle mechanical diagnosis. The advanced characteristics of the Leclerc battle tank will make possible to the French armored units to defeat current battle tanks even if they outnumbered.

The Leclerc is armed with a stabilized, smooth bore, automatic feed 120mm 52-caliber F1 gun, one coaxial 12.7mm machine gun, and one 7.62mm machine gun. The modular armor, the capability to shoot stationary or moving at 50 km/h, the FINDERS system, the GALIX (18) protection system and the commander's independent thermal camera, stealthy design, make Leclerc a fearsome opponent. The Leclerc battle tank is in operational service with the French Army and has been ordered by the United Arab Emirates. UAE's Leclerc are powered by a turbo-diesel MTU 883 V12 engine with a RENK HSWL 295 TM transmission. The commander's thermal sight is the HL80 instead of the HL70 of French Leclerc. There are other minor differences between Leclercs operated by France and the UAE, but performance remains exactly the same.

Leclerc Applications

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Leclerc Specifications

Ammunition Load: 40
Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Height: 2.53 meter (100 inch)
Length: 6.88 meter (271 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 3.71 meter (146 inch)
Availability: 50 %
Max Range: 550 kilometer (342 mile)
Power: 1,500 shp (1,119 kW)
Max Rate of Fire: 12 roundperminute
Cross Country Speed: 55 kph (15.3 mps)
Top Speed: 72 kph (45 mph)
Combat Weight: 56,500 kilogram (124,559 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Leclerc News

There are 6 news between
15 Jun 2004 and 20 May 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020Germany Gives the Go Ahead for MGCS Architecture Study
Thursday, March 12, 2015French Army to Upgrade 200 Leclerc Tanks and 18 DCL Armored Vehicles
Friday, January 20, 2012French Army Awards Nexter Multi-Annual Contract to Supply Large-caliber Ammunition
Monday, October 8, 2007SIT-V1 Qualified for Use by French Armed Forces
Thursday, January 18, 2007Large Caliber Munitions Order for French Land Forces
Tuesday, June 15, 2004France Launches BOA Demonstrator Program

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