Leopard 2A5

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Leopard 2A5
germ_leopard_2a5.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.3/10.3/10.3BR
4 peopleCrew
87 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
80 / 30 / 20Hull
75 / 80 / 20Turret
Mobility
59.5 tWeight
2 862 hp1 500 hpEngine power
48 hp/t25 hp/tSurface density
75 km/h forward
34 km/h back
68 km/h forward
31 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm Rheinmetall L44 cannonMain weapon
42 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsFirst-order
6.0 / 7.8 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunMachinegun
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4 500 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 000 / 16 576/9 600 / 14 467/5 200 / 7 836Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the medium tank Leopard 2A5. For other uses, see Leopard (Family).

Description

GarageImage Leopard 2A5.jpg


The Leopard 2A5 is a Rank VII German medium tank with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".

General info

The leopard2A5 has improved armor every where, the hull is much better protecetd and the already impenetrable turret cheeks is now even mor protected the turrets side have recieved an Add-on armor which greatly boosts its the ability to hold against HEAT-FS and early ADFSDS rounds. The Leopard2A5 has access to the DM33 APFSDS shells which make it even more deadlier,no tanks can stand against it except the challenger 2 and T-80U. The gunners optic is also moved into the roof to eliminate the weak spot which was easily penetrated by any tank. The only drawback compared to the previouse model would be its mobility since despite 4 tons increase in weight the engine remains the same so the Leopard2A5 is both slower and less maneuvreble compared to the previous models of the Leo2 but it can still keep up with the other nations MBTs.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.

Armaments

Main armament

120 mm Rheinmetall L44
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
42 -9°/+20° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 38.08 52.71 64.00 __.__ 75.29
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
7.80 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
DM23 APFSDS 410 408 401 393 384 376
DM12A1 HEATFS 650 650 650 650 650 650
DM33 APFSDS 481 478 470 461 450 440
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
DM23 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 78° 80° 81°
DM12A1 HEATFS 1,140 13.5 0.0 0.1 1,640 +0° 65° 72° 75°
DM33 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 78° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
42 XX (+XX) XX (+XX) No

Machine guns

Main article: MG 3A1 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm MG 3A1
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
4,500 (1,000) 1,200 N/A N/A
Pintle mount (Loader)
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
2,000 (1,000) 1,200 -__°/+__° -__°/+__°

Usage

The new leopard is slower but it has much better armor and access to DM33,with the new changes the playstyle changes a bit too:

1- hull down: in previous model the 2A4 due to gunners optic which was easily penetrated so the hull down wasn't effective but in 2A5 this weak spot is eliminated and the armor of the turret is much more better so if find a good position to hull down your tank you will become invincible

2- sniping: distance is every tanks friend and with the new DM33 APFSDS shell the Leopard 2A5 can take shots while dealing lots of damge to its opponents

3- flanking: due to the worse mobilty compared to its previous models its better to stick to the tactic (1) and (2) but still with a little bit caution the flanking would be successful (from experience)

battles

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent 120 mm gun, DM33 APFSDS is capable of penetrating up to 481 mm maximum at point-blank range
  • Impenetrable turret cheeks, the add-on wedge armour makes the turret immune from every shell in the game (average of 850 mm against long rod APFSDS and 1,450 mm against HEAT)
  • Extremely good armour on the UFP (430mm against long rod APFSDS), immune to every shell in the game except DM33, M829, L26, OFL 120 G1 and 3BM42
  • Great gun handling: 40°/s turret rotation speed (with Ace crew) and -9°/+20° of vertical guidance
  • Side turret covered by add-on armour can bounce early APFSDS shells
  • Gunner optics are now mounted on top of the turret, removing the annoying weak spot present on the Leopard 2A4

Cons:

  • Lower glacis can still be penetrated by most shells
  • Huge hull ammo-rack if more than 16 shells are carried
  • Hull ammo-rack consequently makes the tank extremely vulnerable to HE shells
  • A penetrating shot on the left side of the hull will most likely knock out the driver, gunner and commander, thus destroying the tank
  • DM33 is very expensive (900 SL)
  • DM12A1 HEAT-FS, though very useful against light vehicles, costs 410 SL
  • 8x/12x sight can be tricky to use in close quarters engagements
  • The wedges can be shot off with several hits, though the turret cheeks alone provides 650 mm against KE
  • Tank's weight is 4 tons increased while the engine is still the same, making the Leopard 2A5 slower compared to the l2A4
  • Despite all the added armor, the turret ring and driver's hatch are both easily penetrated, and the enemy will most likely aim at these two spots to disable or destroy the tank.

History

In 1988, German engineers began work on modernizing the Leopard 2 main battle tank. Improvements were made to the tank’s defensive capabilities, primarily the turret armour. Moreover, the 2A5 model was fitted with an electric stabiliser instead of the electro-hydraulic variant that the previous versions used.

The gunner received improved and less vulnerable optics, and the tank commander – a panoramic periscope with thermal imaging. The build of the driver’s hatch was also modified, along with several other minor improvements made to the general design.

Leading to the 2A5 modernization program being officially approved by the military officials of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. It is interesting to note that the models exported to the last two countries on the list were actually different from the ones issued to the German army – for instance, the Bundeswehr tanks received no extra frontal hull armour. Production of Leopard 2A5 tanks began in 1995. Overall, 350 earlier-version Leopards were upgraded as a result of the program.

- From Devblog

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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.Bfw.IV
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
Leopard  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5