Leopard 2A7+

The Leopard 2A7+ is a German tank designed to fight in urban warfare, low intensity conflicts as well as high intensity conflicts and it has already been tested by the Bundeswehr. The Leopard 2A7+ was developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann from the Leopard 2. Approximately, 60 Leopard 2 tanks are presently being converted into Leopard 2A7+ and would be delivered by 2012.

The Leopard 2A7+ is armed with a 120mm smooth bore cannon L55, one remotely-controlled .50 (12.7mm) machine gun mounted on the turret roof, one .30 (7,62mm) coaxial machine gun, and 40mm grenade launchers. The tank crew are protected by increased modular armor with 360° protection against RPGs and increased mine protection armor on the hull floor which guarantee the survivability of the tank in urban operations. The 120mm gun can fire programmable HE munition. The Leopard 2A7+ is also fitted with an obstacle clearance steel blade. The tank is powered by a MTU Friedschaffen MB 873 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo diesel engine, delivering 1,500 horsepower. The 2A7+ version reach the maximum speed of 75 km per hour (45mph).

Leopard 2A7+ (Video)

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