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Discussion in 'Post-World War 2 Armour' started by Jens Knudsen, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. KBO

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    Untrue if were talking Leopard 2 ! I've sat in one many times, and its not cramped or uncomfortable at all !

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    Holland has the 2A5, so it can't be an L/55 gun, its an L/44 gun.

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    We're going through the upgrading sequence of all 330 tanks to 2A6 standard in these years.
     
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    O i wish that that 330 tanks thing was true Roel, curently we have 180 Leopard2a6 tanks, most of the older models are already sold, and they are gonna sell another 65 tanks witch where not operational, so in the near future we will have 115 Leopard2a6 tanks.


    ''Holland has the 2A5, so it can't be an L/55 gun, its an L/44 gun.''

    Why do people always think we have the A5???

    And look at the pic, a L/44 can't be that long, its that was true the backend was hanging out the back of the turret...
     
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    I havent heard you ever had the 2A6.

    Look:
     
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    I was misinformed, sorry for the obvious mistake... :oops:
     
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    Maybe because we have had them?

    [​IMG]

    The A6 is just another upgrade of the A5...wich was an upgrade of the A4!
    BTW theoratically as we bought 197 L55 barrels we could have had 197 A6's but then we wouldn't have any spares!:)

    Even better we also have BARV's:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think thats correct, its an L/55 cannon, I think the guy that made the pic said it, he works on Leopard2 tanks.

    Don't look at the sideskirts, the German Leopard2A5 (some of them) have these old skirts, but we also have them on the A6...
     
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    Well the only way to find out, is for you to get his statement on it, because neither of us can be 100% sure on this just by looking at the gun-barrell lenght. (Photo's can be decieving !)

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    Statement of the guy who took the picture and who works on the tanks:

    Yes, its the L/55 smoothbore cannon. At the second wheel (from left to right) you see a silver coloured ring, thats the connection of the 1.30m longer L/55.

    You can also see it on the picture:

    The hull of the tank is 7,7 meters long, the L/55 is 6,6 meters long.
    The old L/44 is 5,28 meters long, so looking at the picutre, you can clearly calculate its aN L/55.

    There's you statement :D
     
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    As i said pictures can be decieving :wink: I didnt take the chassis lenght into considderation wich would have helped.

    Anyway thanks for clearing it up. :D

    KBO
     
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    A little illustration:
     
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    I agree, not crampt at all, I do believe that the Leopard2 is crampt and uncomfortable, its an outdated model...
     
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    You mean Leopard 1, right ? :wink:
     
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    :eek:

    Yes, my mistake :oops: :grin:
     
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    German Leopard 2A5:
    [​IMG]

    The Rheinmetall 120 mm L44 gun:
    [​IMG]
     
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    The L44 look really small on the Leopard2a5 because of its extra frontal armor :grin:


    Here a link to some pictures of the Leopard2a6 engine (1500hp)

    http://www.defensieforum.nl/index.php?b ... 0;start=90

    Text with picture translation:

    Pic 1-6: Here are some pictures of the whole engine (engine, coolingsystem, transmission and end-drive)

    Pic 7: clutch of the engine to the transmission. Notice the turbo's left and right upper sides.

    Pic 8: The engine itself, notice the turbo right oon the picture, airfilter cupboards are also removed

    Pic 9: The clutch, left and right you see the exhaust boosters (the 2 black holes

    Pic 10: The big green thing under the exhaust pipe (white thing) is the clutch end-drive (to steer) and above you see 2 couples (clutches) where the fans will be installed.

    11-13: On the 3 pictures above you see the powersource (engine) on a seperations block, This way, you can easily wrk on the whole engine from all sides.
     
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    The swedish STRV 122 is not a leopard 2A5 its a leo 2A5 with very uppgraded electronincs and armor so in my oppinion is that the only thing that is different from the LEO 2A6 is the gun (L/44-strv 122 L/55-LEO 2A6).
    :D :wink:

    /Hoffe
     

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