By Walter Bohm
Leopard 2 / 2A5 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Leopard 2 / 2A5 (Concord 7501 - Mini colour Series)ByWalter BohmPublisher:Concord Publication2004 50PagesISBN: 9623616376PDF11 MBLeopard 2 conflict tanks shape the spine of NATO's armored devices. Mobility, firepower and armor security ore balanced jointly lo the optimal during this guns process, and it indicates of their documents of excessive reliability and working safeguard. as a result of Ihe striking effects accomplished by way of the tank's robust 120mm gun. the Leopard 2 groups have gained most excellent popularity in lots of of NATO's overseas competitions, akin to the Canadian military Trophy (CAT). The Leopard 2 guns process has now been in use for 15 years within the tank and tank reconnaissance devices of the German military, in addition to between different NATO partners.The improvement of the Leopard 2 wos initiated in 1969 with the top of the governmental contract among the Federal Republic of Germany and the us at the joint 'Battle Tank 70' undertaking. The developmental goals, which have been set very excessive at the moment, couldn't be discovered end result of the bills, which had surpassed DM 830 million The expanding monetary specifications pressured the joint German/American "Tank 70/Main conflict Tank 70' venture lo be deserted. either international locations now centred their efforts at the improvement in their personal nationwide initiatives. the us outfitted the XM-1 and Germany concenlrated at the additional improvement of the Leopard 1At the start of 1970 the German military determined to advance a totally new variety ot tank, the 'Leopard 2', in keeping with the experimental improvement of the 'Golden Leopard' that used to be persevered in addition to the joint 'Kpz 70* venture. Kraus-Moffei in Munich was once chosen os the overall contractor for the improvement of the recent Leopard 2 conflict tank as a result of their event in developing the Leopard 1. within the following few years 17 prototype turrets equipped with 105mm and 120mm weapons from Rheinmetoll have been made, in addition to sixteen chassis. the corporate brought the 1st prototypes of the Leopard 2K conflict tank from 1972 to 1973. sharingmatrixletitbit eighty five
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The white triangle (NATO-cross) between the taclical signs facilitates orientation to the forward vehicle during nighttime operations. • v ~ • • ~ - . , - , ,, • •• I-f" Dunng ijve fire exercise 01 5th Company, PzStt 393 on the live Fire Range 6 (SChieBbahn 6) in May 1998 in Bergen-Hahne, the crew 01 a leopard lAS KWS II is loading 120mm armor-pierdng ammurulll)n. A special version 01 this KE munitions was successfully employed in 1991 during the Gulf War in American M1A1 Abrams tanks and was dubbed "Silver Bullet".
He new additiooal 8rmof to be seen, Sharp anachmenl modules reach almosllo the bore evacuator 01 the l20mm gun. Because 01 its shape. Ihe Leopard 2A5 KWS II is also known as "the shrevr. 3\ The exlra armor on the nghl side of the turret is removable. Visible on the inside of the extra armor on the nghl is the deep-waler snorkel assembly used fOf lording waler, Overa" VIew of the huge turret /lousing of etTe Leopard 2A5 KWS /I wrth all new littings. 5 lor108S. 5 lennes. The lurret bins attached to the right and lefl rear of the turret had been removed before the exercise started.
Hochstatter) 36 The commander of Panzerbataillon 33 leads a counteranack with his Leopard 2A5 KWS II at the Iront line near Killensee, CMTC Hohenfels, in January 1998 during the maneuver "Harte Faust 98", The commander's tank is distinguished by the red/black baltalion flag (Bataillionsstandarde) with the white numeral "33" on the right side 01 the turret. The MLC· marking and the battalion crest are visible on the right chain guard. The red marJ\Oluver cross is the symbol of the "Gold Force" (Obungstruppe Gold) maneuver troops.
Leopard 2 / 2A5 by Walter Bohm