Designation:

Leopard 2A5

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Manufacturer: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co.KG - KMW  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Main battle tank  

The A5 introduced a wedge-shaped spaced add-on armour to the turret front and sides. Though its main function is to defeat a hollow charge attack, the spaced armour is also designed to affect kinetic-energy penetrators by forcing them to change direction and by eroding them in the process; it does not form a shot-trap since it doesn't deflect the penetrators outwards to hit the hull or turret ring. The gun mantle was redesigned to accept the new armour. There were also some improvements in the main armour composition. Tank interior received spall liners to reduce fragments if the armour is penetrated. Side skirts were replaced with a new type. The commander's sight was moved to a new position behind his hatch and it received an independent thermal channel. The gunner's sight was moved to the turret roof as opposed to the cavity in the front armour in previous models. A new heavier sliding driver's hatch was fitted. Turret controls went all-electric, increasing reliability and crew safety, and producing some weight savings. The gun braking system was improved to prepare the later mounting of the new L55 gun and to enable firing of more powerful ammunition, such as the DM-53 APFSDS. The A5 entered service in the German tank battalions in mid-1998.

The Leopard 2(S) is a Swedish Army variant of the Leopard 2A5, which has received the local designation Strv 122. It is based on what was then called "Leopard 2 Improved" and features increased armour on the turret top and front hull, and improved command and control and fire control systems. Externally, the vehicle can be distinguished from the Leopard 2 A5 by the French GALIX smoke dispensers, different storage bins, and the much thicker crew hatches.õ It's also equipped with a new command system.

The Leopard 2A5 DK is a variant of the Leopard 2A5 similar to the Leopard 2A6 with some small modifications, used by the Danish Army.

Specifications:
Property Value
Crew
4
Weight (kg)
59700
Length (mm)
9970
Width (mm)
3740
Height (mm)
3000
Max. road speed (km/h)
72
Max. road range (km)
500
Depth of fording, without preparation (mm)
1400
Fording depth (mm)
4000
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
30
Vertical obstacle (mm)
1100
Trench (mm)
3000
Engine power output (h.p.)
1500
Number of forward gears
4
Number of reverse gears
2
AA gun caliber (mm)
7.62
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
Main weapon caliber (mm)
120
Ammunition of AA gun
4750
Ammunition of the main gun
42
Elevation (degree)
20
Depression (degree)
-9
Planes of gun stabilization
2
Ground pressure (kg/sm2)
0.89
Ground clearance (mm)
500
Length of track on ground (mm)
4950
Track pitch (mm)
635
Traverse arc (degree)
360
Fuel capacity (l)
1200
Number of smoke grenade launchers
16


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
? (Fire fighting equipment)
1
? (Navigation equipment)
1
? (Self-screening system)
1
CE628 (Laser range finder)
1
EMES 15 (Gunner's sight)
1
Gtdrive (Stabilizer)
1
HSWL 354 (Transmission)
1
PERI-R 17 A2 (Commander's sighting system)
1
Rh-M-120 L55 (Gun)
1
WBG-X (Thermal imaging sight)
1

Leopard 2A5 quantities:
Country Qnt
DENMARK DENMARK
82
GERMANY GERMANY
125
SPAIN SPAIN
219
SWEDEN SWEDEN
120
THE NETHERLANDS THE NETHERLANDS
139
Qnt:
685

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
219
SPAIN
$2.200.000.000
Feb 2003
(Dec 2008)
$10,045,662
82
DENMARK
$91.000.000
Mar 1997
(Dec 2005)
$1,109,756
120
SWEDEN
$600.000.000
Jun 1996
(Dec 2002)
$5,000,000
Average Unit Cost:
$6,866,983

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