Designation:

Leopard 1A5

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

With a total of 4,744 vehicles produced since 1965, the LEOPARD 1 MBT continues to be in service with the armed forces of eleven countries throughout the world. Among other reasons, this great success is attributable to the fact that combat effectiveness improvement measures have kept the weapons system in line with the latest state-of-the-art technology. User countries can choose from a large variety of retrofit kits to match the configuration of the system to specific key requirements in terms of firepower, protection, mobility and logistics.

Continuous Upgrading

A logistic system which has been optimized over decades ensures simple maintainability and a high level of availability despite the long service life of the system. Upgrading programmes for the LEOPARD 1 A5 MBT - which is in service with six countries - applied proven technologies in the areas of target acquisition and engagement that are also used in the LEOPARD 2 series production programme.

The following operational requirements placed on the LEOPARD 1 A5 MBT have been met through technical modifications:

• high first-round hit probability with all types of ammunition by day and night and under limited visibility conditions, even against camouflaged targets and in moving-tank to moving-target engagements

• short preparation time to open fire

• high accuracy and stability of adjustment

• fast testability of weapons system and establishment of ready-to-fire condition without external test equipment

• improved reliability.

In order to further match the weapons system to the individual mission profiles, the current threat scenarios and relevant deployment conditions/climatic zones, numerous proven and in-service retrofit and adapter kits are available, such as

• Fire control system with EMES 18 and thermal imager

• Electric gun/turret drive

• 120 mm smoothbore gun

• Dual-circuit brake system

• Driver's rear view unit

• Tropical kit

• Modular add-on armour

• Interface with mine clearing equipment or dozer blade.

Specifications:
Property Value
Ammunition of AA gun
5500
Ammunition of the main gun
55
Side slope (%)
30
Vertical obstacle (mm)
1150
Height (mm)
2764
Fording depth (mm)
4000
Gradient (%)
60
Length (mm)
9543
Cross-country cruising range (km)
450
Max. road range (km)
600
Turret protection, max (mm)
70
Hull protection, max (mm)
35
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
AA gun caliber (mm)
7.62
Main weapon caliber (mm)
105
Number of forward gears
4
Number of reverse gears
2
Weight (kg)
42200
Engine power output (h.p.)
830
Planes of gun stabilization
2
Elevation (degree)
20
Depression (degree)
-9
Trench (mm)
3000
Width (mm)
3410
Crew
4


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
? (Track link)
2
Diehl 640 (Suspension)
1
EagleEye-2 (Fire control system)
1
MB 838 Ka M-500 (Diesel engine)
1

Leopard 1A5 quantities:
Country Qnt
BELGIUM BELGIUM
43
CHILE CHILE
226
DENMARK DENMARK
87
EQUADOR EQUADOR
30
GREECE GREECE
424
ITALY ITALY
120
Qnt:
930

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
30
EQUADOR
$5.000.000
Feb 2009
(Dec 2009)
$166,667
56
CHILE
 
Feb 2008
(Dec 2010)
 
250
BRAZIL
$125.000.000
Oct 2006
(Dec 2012)
$500,000
150
GREECE
$14.850.000
Apr 2005
(Dec 2007)
$99,000
104
GREECE
$100.000.000
Jun 2002
(Dec 2003)
$961,538
200
CHILE
$46.000.000
Mar 1998
(Oct 2000)
$230,000
170
GREECE
$170.000.000
Jun 1997
(Jun 2000)
$1,000,000
83
DENMARK
$91.000.000
Jan 1997
(Dec 2005)
$1,096,386
Average Unit Cost:
$559,119

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