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Military Vehicle Photos
The C2 is an updated Leopard 1A5, which was developed in Germany in the 1980s. This tank has the 105-mm L7A3 gun, capable of engaging targets day and night, while on the move in all weather conditions, through the use of a fully stabilized fire control system with an integrated thermal imaging system and laser range-finder. The Leopard C2 Tank is also fitted with a gunner’s secondary fire control system and a commander’s fire control system. It has two 7.62-mm C6 machine guns. One mounted inside the turret and another can be mounted externally on either the commander's or the loader's station.
Spall liners have been added to the refurbished Leopard 1A5 turrets to increase crew protection. Protection was further improved by adding composite armour panels. But, the Leopard C2’s EMES18 fire-control system with its thermal night sights made the biggest tactical difference. The Leopard C2 tank is also fitted with two banks of four smoke grenade launchers on the turret. The tank may be “sealed-off” against nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) threats.
Leopard C2 pictures:
Picture added on 18 January 2011 at 17:30