|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).|
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.
Survivability and armour
- 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|
- 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|
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|105 mm L7A3||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|55||55 (+0)||16 (+39)||12 (+43)||1 (+54)||No|
- 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.
|7.62 mm C6|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- 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 armour 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 favourable German line-up alongside the Leopard A1A1 (L/44), Leopard A1A1, Radkampfwgen 90 etc.
- 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
In 1999, the Canadian Armed Forces sought to upgrade their arsenal of 66 Leopard C1s which were purchased from West Germany in June 1977. The tanks underwent refurbishment that equipped the tanks with a new turret, gunsight, and hydraulic systems for better long-distance movement. In the year 2006, the C2A1s saw action when a 15 tank squadron from the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) was deployed to Afghanistan to support the peacekeeping effort started by the United States and other countries, which included Canada, following the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York. While in Afghanistan the squadron’s C2A1’s received further modification to accommodate the fighting situation. The modifications were new mine-resistant armor on the bottom of the hull to combat IEDs and anti-tank mines prevalent in the area. For the comfort of the crew, a new cooling system and thermal covers were added to the C2s serving in Afghanistan. The C2’s were recalled in 2011 when Canada concluded all combat operations in Afghanistan. Canada replaced its fleet of C2A1s with new Leopard 2s in 2017.
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|Leopard 1||Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · Leopard 1A5 · C2A1 · Turm III|
|Leopard 2||PT-16/T14 mod. · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2 PL · Leopard 2A5 · Leopard 2A6|
|Trophies||▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r)|
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