HMS Leopard

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This page is about the British frigate HMS Leopard. For the German destroyer, see Leopard. For other uses, see Leopard (Disambiguation).
HMS Leopard
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HMS Leopard
AB RB SB
4.0 4.0 4.0
Class:
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Description

The Leopard-class, HMS Leopard (F14) is a rank V British frigate with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower13 / 13 / 13 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section6
Displacement2 560 t
Crew205 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB62 / 20 km/h
RB44 / 14 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 62 20
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 44 14

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB14 320 → 18 100 Sl icon.png
RB23 780 → 30 057 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications299 000 Rp icon.png
884 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training280 000 Sl icon.png
Experts990 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
270 / 360 / 100 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
92 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
92 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
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320 Ge icon.png
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_aa_distant_fuse_ammo_pack
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
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Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_aa_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
92 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark V cannon
Ammunition600 rounds
Vertical guidance-15° / 85°

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Secondary armament

Turret2 x 40 mm QF STAAG Mark II gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Two QF 4.5in cannons, located at the aft and bow of the ship
  • Raised QF STAAG AA mount near the center of the boat
  • Bridge is hidden behind the bow's cannon
  • Access to HE-VT shells
  • Large crew complement
  • Eight (separate) engine blocks, allowing for lasting mobility in combat scenarios.

Cons:

  • Poor max speed compared to frigate's cousin, HMS Blackpool
  • No torpedoes or other specialised high-explosives
  • Ammunition for the STAAG and aft cannon are located in close proximity to each other

History

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Media

Skins

See also

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External links

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Portsmouth Royal Dockyard
Frigates 
Leopard-class  HMS Leopard
Heavy Cruisers 
County-class  HMS London
Battleships 
Unique ships  HMS Dreadnought

Britain frigates
HMS Blackpool · HMS Leopard