|This page is about the German medium tank Leopard 2AV. For other versions, see Leopard 2 (Family).|
The KPz Leopard 2AV, PT-19/T19-AV is a gift rank VII German medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Danger Zone" as a reward for the 2022 Summer Quest event.
Survivability and armour
The armour is capable of defeating M735 and most early HEATFS rounds when hitting the composite armour arrays, but the lower plate is very weak due to the layout of the composite armour. There is a fuel tank sandwiched between the composite armour which will usually lead to a fuel fire or even fuel detonation when hit. It is recommended to play hull down if you don't have FPE as the hull protection is very unreliable. The turret cheeks are near-invulnerable to all but the strongest rounds. However as with all MBTs, the area around the gun mantlet is quite weak.
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull||340 - 360 mm|| 50 mm Top
20 mm Bottom
|20 mm||20 - 45 mm|
|Turret|| 320 - 415mm Turret front
250~ mm Gun mantlet
|160 mm (KE) - 260 mm (CE)||28 - 59 mm||20 - 40 mm|
|Cupola||80 mm||80 mm||80 mm||18 mm|
Its mobility is what makes the Leopard 2AV great. The acceleration is good, but making sharp turns at high speed can lead to flipping. Reverse speed is acceptable, enough to get out of a sticky situation quickly.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
Start with Parts and FPE, then go for the APFSDS projectile.
|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) (kg)
|40||13 (+27)||1 (+39)||No|
- Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
- Rack 2 is a first stage ammo rack located within a blow-out containment
- It totals 12 shells and gets filled first when loading up the tank and emptied first when firing.
- If you pack 13 (+27) shells, it will keep the hull empty of ammo.
- Full reload speed will be realized as long as shells are available in the ready rack 2. If the ready rack is empty, a penalty to reload speed will occur.
- Simply not firing when the gun is loaded will move ammo from rack 1 into rack 2. Firing will interrupt the restocking of the ready rack.
There are 2 x 7.62 machine guns on the turret and 1 coaxial 7.62 machine gun. They are useful to shoot at low-flying jets and helicopters and can occasionally penetrate some lightly-armoured vehicles.
|7.62 mm MG3A1|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
|Pintle (loader)||2,000 (200)||1,200||-10°/+75°||±180°|
|Pintle (commander)||2,000 (200)||1,200||-10°/+75°||±180°|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Basically a better armoured TTD
- Hull can block at least one HE hit from late game tanks without consequences (unless it was an SPG)
- NERA placement is more solid and turret front is actually almost HEATFS proof, can survive some ATGMs
- The ammo rack is more compact
- 8 smoke groups
- Has 3 MGs with focused fire to get rid of slow-flying ATGMs
- Mobility is great
- Final ammunition has worse angled penetration than TTD or TAM 2C
- No thermal scope at rank VI
- If ammo rack is hit directly through the tank, it is likely that the tank simply explodes; a penetrating hit on either side can render the tank unable to fight regardless
- The turret roof is not HE proof and it is reasonably easy to hit machine guns above it
The Leopard 2AV is a prototype tank design submitted to the US Army competition where it competed against the XM-1, predecessor of the Abrams MBT, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The tank is a further development of the Leopard 2K project. American Army specialists involved in the project advised to increase the tank’s protection, which by the beginning of the 70s was inadequate to meet modern challenges. In 1977, a version of the Leopard 2K with a modified hull and turret was submitted for testing in the United States under the designation Leopard 2AV. The prototype went overseas as two experimental chassis and three finished turrets. The tank was armed with the 105 mm L7A3 rifled gun, developed in Great Britain. After the tests ended, the tank was equipped with a 120-mm Rheinmetall gun, right there, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. It was this version that later went into series production under the designation Leopard 2.
- Related development
- Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
|Germany medium tanks|
|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||VK 3002 (M) · Panther A · Panther D · Panther F · Panther G · Ersatz M10 · Panther II|
|M48 upgrades||M48A2 G A2 · M48 Super|
|Leopard 1||Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · Leopard 1A5 · C2A1 · Turm III|
|Leopard 2||PT-16/T14 mod. · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2AV|
|Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2 (PzBtl 123) · Leopard 2 PL · Leopard 2A5 · Leopard 2 PSO · Leopard 2A6|
|Trophies||▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r)|
|Other||Nb.Fz. · KPz-70|
|USA||mKPz M47 G · M48A2 C|