Leopard 2

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The Leopard 2 is a German battle tank, or tank or main battle tank. It is a kind of third generation battle tank. It was developed by Kraussmaffei in the 1970s. The tank came into the military of West Germany in 1979 and replaced the Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the west German army.

Dutch Leopard 2A4 tanks, 1997

The tanks produced up to the leopard 2A4 model, have a vertically faced turret armor.

The Leopard 2A5 can be recognized for its angular spaced armour on the turret cheeks and 44-calibre 120 mm main gun.

Militaries that are users[change | change source]

Various iterations of the Leopard 2 continues to be operated by armed forces of Germany, as well as 13 other European countries, and several other non-European countries, including,Canada, Chile,Indonesia, and Singapore. Some of the countries that have Leopard 2, have a license to build their own Leopard 2 tanks.

Related pages/leopard 1[change | change source]

The leopard 1 is a German battle tank. it is a main battle tank. It was made in Porsche and manufactured by Krauss Maffei in west Germany. It was made before the Leopard 2 simply known as the Kampfpanzer. It was designed by Porsche. It first entered service in 1965. 14 years later the Leopard 2 enter service in 1979. The leopard 1 has barely been used over the past 58 years. The better version of it which is the leopard 2 has been used many times. Like it’s been used some point in the Cold War. It is also used in Russian invasion of Ukraine.