C2A1

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Leopard C2A1 MEXAS
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
4 peopleCrew
95 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
70 / 35 / 25Hull
65 / 45 / 52Turret
Mobility
44 tWeight
1584 hp830 hpEngine power
36 hp/t18.9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
73 km/h forward
29 km/h back
66 km/h forward
26 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm L7A3 cannonMain weapon
55 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm C6 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4500 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm C6 machine gunMachinegun
2000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png2150 / 3199/5110 / 7603/4850 / 7216Repair
200000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
130 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png
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).

Description

GarageImage C2A1.jpg


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

Armor Composition

  • Rolled Homogeneous Armor - Hull
  • Cast Homogeneous Armor - Turret
  • Tracks, Structural Steel of Chassis, Structural Steel
  • Composite Screen - Additional Armor Protection
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 70 mm (60°) Upper Glacis

50 mm (50°) Lower Glacis

35 mm Sponsons
30 mm Hull Side
25 mm 15 - 30 mm
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
Cupola(s) 30 mm 20 mm
Additional

Armor

Composite Screen (Variable Thickness) Upper Gun Mantlet

Composite Screen (Variable Thickness) Upper and Lower Glacis

Composite Screen Turret

Composite Screen Hull

5 mm Storage Boxes N/A

Notes:

  • Turret Ring - 40 mm
  • Main Gun - 25 mm
  • Machine Guns - 5 mm
  • Tracks and Suspension - 20 mm

Mobility

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

Armaments

Main armament

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

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 -__°/+__° ±__°

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive DM502 DM23
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke grenade NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support DM33 Laser rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Deadly gun with excellent APFSDS rounds (408 m penetration at 10m for 230SL, 1455m/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 (25km/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 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  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · C2A1 · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5