Leopard 2

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Leopard 2
Leopard 2
Details
Tier / Class:
7 MBT
Nation:
Germany
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
508 (518)
DPM:
2,822 (3,165)
Penetration:
530 (630) mm
Hit Points:
3,050
Hull F/S/R:
420 / 140 / 60
Turret F/S/R:
570 / 400 / 65
Max Speed:
70.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.76 s
Hull Traverse:
35.20 deg/s
Camouflage:
12%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
38.00 deg/s

The Leopard 2 is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from Germany, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the Leopard 2AV, and leads to the Leopard 2A5.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The Leopard 2, much like the Leopard 2AV at tier 6, varies from the lower tier Leopard variants in that the armor of the vehicle becomes much more important. More heavily armored, but still featuring good mobility and a powerful 120mm cannon, the Leopard 2 is the base model for all the remaining vehicles in the line, so it is good for learning their playstyle. Best played as a mid-range sniper and flanker, the Leopard 2 is not as well armored as its British or American counterparts, but it features a much more capable gun. While not as heavily armored, it can still act like a frontline MBT, capable of taking damage while acting as an offensive spearhead or defensive lynchpin in an emergency. However, it won't last very long on the front if its frontal hull is exposed to fire. Hulling down and only exposing the turret is the best way to ensure this tank can stay alive.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent gun depression.
  • Accurate.
  • 120mm gun gets a much needed damage and penetration upgrade.

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Weak spot under the gun mantlet
  • Terrible frontal armor, any heavy cannon and sabot round at its tier or above goes directly through the frontal glacis. Because the ammo rack is also located at the front of the hull, a salvo of ATGMs can easily light this tank up.
  • Even though the 120mm gun is an upgrade in terms of damage and penetration, the damage is below average.
  • Hideously long reload time (10.40 seconds, don't expect to out damage anything with an autocannon or survive long enough for spotting commendations).
  • While the damage and penetration is improved, you'll still be aiming at the usual weak spots on most all vehicles, so the additional penetration doesn't really matter much.

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

As the vehicle’s upgrade tree mostly emphasizes its firepower, early research should focus on this. Upgrading to the Improved Gun Stabilizer and Improved Gun Breech, along with better ammunition, will improve firepower against enemy targets, while minimizing exposure to enemy fire.  Another important upgrade to get early on would be the D570F Tracks, to improve mobility.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Telescopic Lens
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

Leopard 2 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 420/140/60 Spaced Steel with Perforated Steel + Ceramic filler and rubber inserts 570/400/65 Spaced Steel with Perforated Steel + Ceramic filler and rubber inserts 0/0/0 None 38.00deg/s
One of the most widely produced and successful exports in the world, the Leopard 2 focuses on tank versus tank survivability, a complete shift from the original Leopard. It is based on the Keiler project, following the failed MBT-70 joint venture. Layered and standard steel offer formidable defense across the frontal arc and glacis, while still allowing for mobility.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm L/44 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
120mm DM23 APFSDS AP Stock 1 508 0m 530mm 1,650m/s 0.11° 2.00s 10.80s
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 1 520 1.50m 40mm 980m/s 0.13° 2.00s 10.80s
120mm DM33A1 APFSDS AP 54,775 1 518 0m 630mm 1,650m/s 0.11° 2.00s 10.80s
120mm DM12 HEAT-MP HEAT 55,430 1 520 0m 600mm 1,140m/s 0.12° 2.00s 10.80s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
MTU MB 873 Ka-501 1500 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70.00km/h 4.76s 35.20deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Leopard 2 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 14,020 224,440 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


DM35A1 Smoke Grenades 21,035 336,660 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Gun Stabilizer 35,055 561,095 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.


Improved Ready Racks 82,605 1,322,080 Increases reload speed by 10%.


D570F Tracks 7,230 115,725 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


History[edit | edit source]

Created by Germany, this main battle tank was built as the successor to the Leopard 1, with improved offensive capabilities. Developed during the 1970’s and entering service in 1979, the Leopard 2 was created with the goal of keeping pace with modern Soviet designs, and over three thousand units were ultimately produced. Operated by various governments, the vehicle has faced combat in Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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