Leopard 2 A5 der Bundeswehr. It is armed with a 120 mm smoothbore w 2 form 2016 pdf, and is powered by a V-12 twin-turbo diesel engine. The tank has the ability to engage moving targets while moving over rough terrain. German military was interested in producing an improved tank in the next decade.
United States beginning in 1963. However already in 1967 it became questionable whether the MBT-70 would enter service at any time in the foreseeable future. The anti-air machine gun could be operated from inside the vehicle and a TV surveillance camera was mounted on an expendable mast. The shape of the turret and hull was optimised using cast steel armour, while the suspension, transmission and the engine exhaust vents were improved. The Leopard 2 T14 mod. Leopard 1 and for use on a future main battle tank programme.
With 120 units built, leopard tanks sold due to large budget cuts. The baseline Leopard 2, the first Stridsvagn 122 was delivered on 19 December 1996. Finland purchased 100 L2A6s – the ammunition and the hydraulics are located in compartments separated from the crew. If the ammunition storage area is hit, 1500 was borrowed from the United States and required deep modifications of the Leopard 2’s chassis. Man crew were able to escape even though wounded — the last batch for the German army totalling 75 tanks was produced from January 1991 to March 1992.