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BPZ 3 Buffel

Country of Origin: Germany


The Bergepanzer 3 (BPZ 3) Buffel (Buffalo) is an armored recovery vehicle based on the Leopard 2 main battle tank. It was designed to provide recovery capability for Leopard 2 units. The BPZ 2 , which is based on the Leopard 1, was not powerful enough for the heavier tank. Development of the BPZ 3 was jointly funded by Germany and the Netherlands.

The BPZ 3 can tow a Leopard 2 up a 40-degree slope. It is equipped with cutting and welding tools, various couplings and tow bars, in...

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