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Leopard 2 main battle tank

Country of Origin: Germany


The Leopard 2 is the principal main battle tank (MBT) in service with the German army and several other countries. It is among the most modern MBTs in the world and has several variants. The Leopard 2A5 and later variants are covered in a separate record.

The Leopard 2 offers a highly regarded blend of firepower, protection and mobility. The Rheinmetall 120-mm smoothbore main armament is powerful and reliable and has been adopted for the U.S. M1A1 Abrams and A2 as the M256. The...

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