Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank

Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank

From Dezember 1985 to March 1992, a total of 695 Leopard 2A4 of production batch (Baulos) 5 to 8 were produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. In addition, 1430 older Leopard 2 of the Bundeswehr were upgraded to the A4 standard.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:16 Tamiya 56020
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:35 ESCI 5022
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:35 Hobby Boss 82401
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:35 Italeri 6559
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:35 Meng Model METS-016
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:35 Tamiya 35242
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4/A4NL, 1:35 Revell 03193
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:72 Dragon 7249
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:72 Matchbox 40182
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:72 Revell 03103
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:87 Artitec 6870186
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4 (Espagna), 1:87 miniTanks 914
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4 (Schweiz), 1:87 miniTanks 799
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:87 WTD 2
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 2.A4, 1:285 GHQ N600

Technical Specification

  • Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank
  • Motor: MTU Mercedes-Benz 873 Ka-501 12-Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine with 1103 kW (1500 hp)
  • Transmission: hydro-mechanical control, reversing and steering gear Renk HSWL 354
  • Speed: 72 km/h on Roads, 31 km/h in Reverse
  • Driving Range: 550 km auf Straßen
  • Length Overall: 9670 mm
  • Width: 3700 mm
  • Height: 3030 mm
  • Climbing Ability: 60 %
  • Lateral Inclination: 30 %
  • Trench Crossing Ability: 3 m
  • Step Climbing Ability: 1,1 m
  • Weight: 55.150 kg
  • Military Load Class: MLC 60
  • Armament:
    • 120 mm Smoothbore L/44 Rheinmetall (42 Round)
    • co-axiales 7,62 mm Machine Gun
    • 7,62 mm AA Machine Gun
    • Smoke grenade dischargers
  • Crew: Commander, Driver, Gunner and Loader
  • Production: 695 Units of 5. to 8. Baulos (1985–1992)

Historical Employment

  • Bundeswehr (2125 Leopard 2A4)
    • Gebirgspanzerbataillon 8
    • KFOR, Kosovo, 2000–2004
  • Royal Netherlands Army (445 Leopard 2A4)
    • IFOR/SFOR
  • Turkish Army (354 Leopard 2A4)
    • Operation Euphrates Shield (northern Syria), 2016/2017
    • Operation Olive Branch, Afrin (northern Syria), 2018
  • Greek Army (183 Leopard 2A4)
  • Singapore Army (182 Leopard 2A4)
  • Swedish Army (160 Leopard 2A4)
  • Chilean Army (140 Leopard 2A4)
  • Finnish Army (139 Leopard 2A4)
  • Polish Army (128 Leopard 2A4)
  • Austrian Bundesheer (114 Leopard 2A4)
  • Spanish Army (108 Leopard 2A4)
  • Canadian Army(107 Leopard 2A4)
  • Norwegian Army (52 Leopard 2A4)
  • Royal Danish Army (51 Leopard 2A4)
  • Portuguese Army (37 Leopard 2A4)
  • Panzer 87 »Leopard« of the Swiss Army

Bibliography

With 2125 units deployed, Leopard 2A4 was the most numerous main battle tank of the Bundeswehr during the Cold War.

Cold War Miniatures