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MBT Revolution  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Origin: Germany
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems, IBD Deisenroth Engineering, Jenoptik and Rheinmetall Defence*   (*) lead contractor
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 Leopard 2 A7V
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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 MBT Revolution modular upgrade is a modernization kit enhancing legacy Leopard 2 A4 tanks combat capabilities focusing on new explosive reactive armor (ERA) add-ons. The MBT Revolution modernization focuses on improved armor for enhanced survivability in the modern battlefield against emerging threats. Besides, the tank is provided with a full digital turret, full coverage 360-degree situational awareness, C4I network capabilities, latest 120mm KE and HE ammo, a remote weapon control station, climate control and auxiliary power unit (APU). So far Singapore ordered 154 Leopard 2 A4 tanks upgraded to the MBT Revolution standard delivered between 2007 and 2012.

MBT Revolution Specifications

Ammunition Load: 42
Caliber Multiple: 44
Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Height: 3 meter (118 inch)
Length: 70 meter (2,756 inch)
Length without Gun: 7.70 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Track: 635 millimeter (25 inch)
Width: 3.75 meter (148 inch)
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Ditch Crossing Ability: 3 meter (118 inch)
Fording Depth: 1 meter (39.4 inch)
Main Gun Max Range: 3,000 meter
Max Range: 550 kilometer (342 mile)
Step Climbing Ability: 1.10 meter (43 inch)
Power: 1,500 hp (1,119 kW)
Ground Pressure: 81 kPa (0.83 kg/cm2)
Cross Country Speed: 45 kph (12.5 mps)
Top Speed: 72 kph (45 mph)
Combat Weight: 60,000 kilogram (132,275 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment

These tanks were modified to Leopard 2 MBT Revolution modular upgrade

Grand Total 2573
Cannons & Gear
120mm L44x1
Defensive Weapons
DM 11
DM 12A2
DM 63
Propulsion Systems
MB 873 Ka-501x1
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