C2A1

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This page is about the German main battle tank C2A1. For other vehicles of the family, see Leopard 1 (Family). For other uses, see Leopard (Disambiguation).
C2A1
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C2A1
AB RB SB
9.0 9.0 9.0
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Description

The Leopard C2A1 MEXAS is a gift rank VI German medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for the 2020 Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull70 / 35 / 25
Turret65 / 45 / 52
Crew4 people
Visibility95 %

Armor Composition

  • Rolled Homogeneous Armour (hull, turret roof)
  • Cast Homogeneous Armour (turret, gun mantlet, turret ring)
  • Composite Screen (add-on armour on the hull and the turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 70 mm (60°) Upper Glacis
50 mm (50°) Lower Glacis
35 mm (39-41°) Top
30 mm Bottom
25 mm (14°) Upper Glacis
25 mm (49°) Lower Glacis
30 mm Front
15 mm (7°) Rear
Turret 65 mm Turret front
45-200 mm (0-67°) Gun mantlet
37-45 mm Left Side
40-43 mm Right Side
25-52 mm 20-35 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks and bogies are 20 mm thick.
  • Storage boxes at the back of the turret are 5 mm thick.
  • Additional armour covers the hull and the turret:
Composite screens Front (Slope angle) Sides
Hull Up to 200 mm Upper Glacis
Up to 200 mm Lower Glacis
Up to 320 mm Top
Up to 150 mm Bottom
Turret Up to 450 mm Gun mantlet Up to 320 mm

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB73 / 29 km/h
RB and SB66 / 26 km/h
Number of gears7 forward
2 back
Weight44.0 t
Engine power
AB1 584 hp
RB and SB830 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB36.0 hp/t
RB and SB18.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 73 29 44 1,286 1584 29.23 36
Realistic 66 26 734 830 16.68 18.86

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 610 → 6 859 Sl icon.png
RB3 900 → 5 803 Sl icon.png
SB2 150 → 3 199 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications277 700 Rp icon.png
440 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 000 Sl icon.png
Experts690 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 140 / 140 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_DM33_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition55 rounds
First-order15 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-9° / 20°
Main article: L7A3 (105 mm)
105 mm L7A3 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 55 -9°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 22.85 31.62 38.40 42.47 45.18 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 14.28 16.80 20.40 22.56 24.00

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM502 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
DM33 APFSDS 408 405 398 389 379 370
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM12 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.0 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
DM502 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,310 73° 77° 80°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
DM33 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the C2A1
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
55 55 (+0) 16 (+39) 12 (+43) (+54) No

Notes:

  • Racks 3 and 4 are first stage ammo racks. They total 15 shells and get filled first when loading up the tank.
  • These racks are also emptied early: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 4 - 3 - 1 - 2.
  • To go into battle with the frontal ammo racks empty, pack 16 (+39) shells.

Machine guns

Ammunition4 500 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: C6 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm C6
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,500 (200) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle 2,000 (200) 600 -10°/+30° ±120°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Deadly gun with excellent APFSDS rounds (408 mm penetration at 10 m, 1,455 m/s), as well as good ammo options available (HEAT, HESH rounds)
  • Adequate gun depression/elevation angles (+20°/-9°), so good at fighting uphill and downhill
  • Effective two axis stabilization
  • Effective zoom values (4x-12x) to look for targets and place accurate shots
  • The extra composite screens work as a spaced armor and are an effective protection against HEAT in some parts
  • Good reverse speed (25 km/h) to get out of sticky situations
  • Access to a laser range finder for quick and accurate ranging
  • Access to thermal imaging to spot targets in bad conditions (only 1st gen though, 800 x 600 resolution)
  • Can produce a favorable German line-up alongside the Leopard A1A1 (L/44), Leopard A1A1, Radkampfwgen 90 etc.

Cons:

  • Armour will not protect you against most APFSDS rounds nor chemical rounds, especially to the front
  • Roof-mounted MG are in rifle-calibres, and can not cause sufficient damage against most encountered enemies
  • Heavier weight than the standard Leopard 1 due to extra screen armour affects acceleration, handling, and turret traverse

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

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External links


Germany medium tanks
  Nb.Fz.
Pz.III  Pz.III B · Pz.III E · Pz.III F · Pz.III J · Pz.III J1 · Pz.III J1 TD · Pz.III L · Pz.III M · Pz.III N
Pz.IV  Pz.IV C · Pz.IV E · Pz.IV F1 · Pz.IV F2 · Pz.IV G · Pz.IV H · Pz.IV J · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J
Pz.V  Panther A · Panther D · Panther F · Panther G · Ersatz M10 · Panther II
Trophies  ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r)
Post-war  KPz-70 · mKPz M47 G · M48A2 C · M48A2 G A2 · M48 Super
Leopard 1  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · Leopard 1A5 · C2A1
Leopard 2  Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2 PL · Leopard 2A5 · Leopard 2A6