Leopard 2 A7V  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): June 2016
Total Production: ?
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Defence
Parent System: Leopard 2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,262
Family Members: Leopard 2 A4, Leopard 2 A5, Leopard 2 A6, Leopard 2 A6M, Leopard 2 A7+ and MBT Revolution
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Description: The Leopard 2 is a heavyweight Main Battle Tank (MBT) designed to replace Leopard 1 in the German Army countering the soviet-made T-72. The Leopard 2 features high mobility, protection, improved survivability over previous main battle tanks and a 120mm smoothbore gun. More than 3,000 Leopard 2 have been produced to date for 11 European nations. Due to this fact the Leopard is truly called the Euro Leopard 2.

The Leopard 2 main battle tank is the result of cooperation between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall. As the proven Leopard 1 technology follow-on, the Leopard 2 features high availability and low life cycle costs. It can operate day/night and in all-weather conditions.

The Leopard 2 modular design clears the way for rapid and easy modernization and upgrading programs. It was deployed for the first time in the 1990s during the former Yugoslavia conflict. It has not been involved in military campaigns, like the M1 Abrams and the British Challenger, but it is considered as one of the best main battle tanks currently in service.

The Leopard 2 A7V has been developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to meet the requirements of the German Army. The Leopard 2 A7V includes a 20 kW auxiliary power unit (APU) to safeguard selected tactical and operational tank functionalities in the area of sensor systems and communication systems when the primary power pack is shut off. Besides, the APU allows using programmable 120mm rounds when the primary power pack is also shut off. Modular armor will allow the new Leopard to adapt to different mission requirements. KMW unveiled the Leopard 2 A7 tank at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris June 2016. In September 2017 the German Army ordered the ugprade of 68 A4, 16 A6 and 20 A7 tanks to the Leopard 2 A7V standard by 2020.

Leopard 2 A7V Specifications

Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Power
Electric Output: 20 kW
Power: 1,800 hp (1,343 kW)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Leopard 2 A7V News

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on 27 Sep 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017German Army to Upgrade 104 Leopard 2 Tanks to the A7V Standard

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