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Bundeswehr ordered new shells for "Leopards"

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Starting next year, the German crews tanks Leopard 2 will use new shells for firing. According to the press service of the company Rheinmetall, at the beginning of next year, the company will begin to supply the Bundeswehr with new DM98 tank shells.


Rheinmetall points out that DM98 projectiles are designed to replace outdated DM18 and provide improved accuracy even at target range fires. In addition, new ammunition is equipped with a tracer element, clearly visible in any light.

Bundeswehr ordered new shells for "Leopards"

Ammo DM18


To date, the Bundeswehr has ordered 10 000 DM98 shells worth € 24,7 million. Ammunition supplies will begin in the first quarter of 2018. At the same time, Rheinmetall expects to receive additional orders, in particular, at the beginning of next year, the German Defense Ministry plans to purchase 3 200 training equipment.

DM98 shells (full name Cartridge 120mm x 570, DM98 TP-T) were developed by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH in 2015 year. The first customer of these munitions was Denmark. In addition, four countries already armed with Leopard 2 tanks have ordered deliveries of new training ammunition, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 4 November 2017 16: 05
    13
    Well visible and thereby give out the position of the tank? Although, if only in the exercises ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox 4 November 2017 16: 13
      11
      For any news is not good. However, all countries producing ammunition are working to improve the performance ..
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Well visible and thereby give out the position of the tank? Although, if only in the exercises ...
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 4 November 2017 16: 18
        +6
        I remember that in the spring they announced a shell that would be able to cope with Armata.
        1. poquello
          poquello 4 November 2017 16: 37
          10
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          I remember that in the spring they announced a shell that would be able to cope with Armata.

          another gun, tower, grenade and slingshot
        2. pjastolov
          pjastolov 4 November 2017 17: 17
          17
          Quote: Sith Lord
          announced

          some kind of intricate word, okay - let
        3. san4es
          san4es 4 November 2017 17: 27
          11
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          ... a shell that can handle the Armata.

          ... They also have their own Bundes-Armata (not completed) ... under a new shell wink
        4. sabakina
          sabakina 4 November 2017 20: 38
          +8
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          I remember that in the spring they announced a shell that would be able to cope with Armata.

          There is no armata yet, but is there a shell? What have you tested? Really on a Leopard?
      2. Primoos
        Primoos 4 November 2017 16: 58
        +5
        Quote: 210ox
        For any news is not good. However, all countries producing ammunition are working to improve the performance ..
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        Well visible and thereby give out the position of the tank? Although, if only in the exercises ...

        The news is great. 10000 shells, chickens laugh. A serious war requires hundreds of thousands! With whom did the Deutsch assembled to fight? With Ivory Coast?
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 4 November 2017 17: 07
          13
          Quote: Primoos
          The news is great. 10000 shells, chickens laugh. A serious war requires hundreds of thousands! With whom did the Deutsch assembled to fight? With Ivory Coast?

          In vain you rejoice, knowing that they do not need much time to rivet shells.
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 4 November 2017 17: 16
            +8
            Pirogov
            You shouldn’t be happy, knowing they don’t need much time to rivet shells
            And what does that change? Power impact "Poplar" or accuracy "Iskander"?.
            1. pjastolov
              pjastolov 4 November 2017 17: 27
              14
              Quote: Observer2014
              Power impact "Poplar" or accuracy "Iskander"?.

              as well as their sanctions
            2. Pirogov
              Pirogov 4 November 2017 17: 52
              14
              Quote: Observer2014
              And what does that change? Power impact "Poplar" or accuracy "Iskander"?.

              I have a question for you if in Russia there is Poplar, Iskander and every second one according to SHAPKA, etc. why then do you need tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, etc. ?
              1. Observer2014
                Observer2014 4 November 2017 17: 54
                +9
                Pirogov
                I have a question for you if in Russia there is Poplar, Iskander and every second one according to SHAPKA, etc. why then do you need tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, etc. ?
                To nastylyat at any time who does not have "Poplar", "Iskander" and show-off such that as if there is. hi
                1. Black5Raven
                  Black5Raven 5 November 2017 13: 50
                  +2
                  Quote: Observer2014
                  and show-offs such that as if there is something.

                  And the leaders in the show-off are exclusively local haters, but in fact zilch comes out.
          2. pjastolov
            pjastolov 4 November 2017 17: 28
            10
            Quote: Pirogov
            In vain rejoice

            and we are not happy sorry for you
            1. Pirogov
              Pirogov 4 November 2017 17: 44
              16
              Quote: pjastolov
              and we are not happy sorry for you

              Do you yourself understand that you look funny? You pity me, but you don’t see obvious things. Have you even read the article? ................................. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, In Rheinmetall indicate that the DM98 shells are designed to replace the obsolete DM18 and provide improved accuracy even at extreme ranges of aimed fire ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ...... ..............
              ......................... If such a shell were invented, for example, by the Turks, I wouldn’t strain but the Germans wouldn’t do bullshit and there’s not much to say about that I wrote Primoos. Finish throwing a potential enemy caps.
              1. pjastolov
                pjastolov 4 November 2017 17: 53
                +9
                Quote: Pirogov
                Finish throwing a potential enemy caps.

                But do you admire the geyropa more - maybe they will, they have all the best? is not it?
                1. Pirogov
                  Pirogov 4 November 2017 18: 06
                  20
                  Quote: pjastolov
                  But do you admire the geyropa more - maybe they will, they have all the best? is not it?

                  What makes you think that I bow to Europe, that I am from Ukraine so this is not a diagnosis, we are far from all svidomye? My advice to you is to remove your hat and hide it, let your head rest, otherwise you absolutely cannot objectively assess the situation, no offense.
                  1. pjastolov
                    pjastolov 4 November 2017 18: 09
                    +7
                    Quote: Pirogov
                    My advice to you is to take off your hat and hide it so that your head rests,

                    I don’t have a hat request I have a cap - if I take it off - it will become easier for you recourse
                    1. Pirogov
                      Pirogov 4 November 2017 18: 16
                      11
                      Quote: pjastolov
                      and I don’t have a request cap; I have a cap - if I take it off, it will become easier for you

                      Potential adversaries, which are Germans, must be respected and all their latest armaments should not be considered biased. That's all I wanted to say with my comment on Primoos. In response, they begin to accuse me of all sins. No need to look for enemies where they are not.
                      1. pjastolov
                        pjastolov 4 November 2017 18: 23
                        +6
                        Quote: Pirogov
                        No need to look for enemies where they are not.

                        and you don’t need to look for superiority where it doesn’t exist, the news is just nothing - there’s no TTX, and the neighbor’s better - because it’s thicker, but how much thicker request and maybe it won’t fit in, and you praise right away, and so we just frayed and that's it hi
                      2. Voyager
                        Voyager 4 November 2017 23: 55
                        +6
                        Do not take these "opuses" seriously. There will always be several such figures ... the flag picture will be seen and let's be rude to the right and left. Sincerely.
                  2. maiman61
                    maiman61 5 November 2017 12: 47
                    +1
                    You are mistaken! This is a diagnosis! Went with your advice, do you know where?
                    1. Pirogov
                      Pirogov 5 November 2017 12: 52
                      +2
                      Quote: maiman61
                      You are mistaken! This is a diagnosis! Went with your advice, do you know where?

                      Cheburashka where did you get out of? Climb back, not flickering in front of adults.
                      1. maiman61
                        maiman61 5 November 2017 14: 11
                        0
                        Although I am a cheburashka, but shoulder straps like dill, I did not steal and did not buy fat for shmat!
                  3. Normal ok
                    Normal ok 5 November 2017 21: 32
                    0
                    Quote: Pirogov
                    Where did you get the idea that I bow to Europe

                    And he has nothing more to say. It remains to hang labels.
                2. rumpeljschtizhen
                  rumpeljschtizhen 4 November 2017 18: 20
                  +7
                  You don’t have any causal relationships at all .... if only to cheer, I hope this is youthful and will pass
                  1. pjastolov
                    pjastolov 5 November 2017 13: 31
                    +3
                    Quote: rumpeljschtizhen
                    You don’t have any causal relationships at all .... if only to cheer, I hope this is youthful and will pass

                    Well, you don’t understand these connections with your directly perpendicular gayropian thinking, but when I was a young man you walked under the table, although thanks for the compliment
                    1. Black5Raven
                      Black5Raven 5 November 2017 13: 51
                      +2
                      Quote: pjastolov
                      well, you don’t understand these connections with your directly-perpendicular gayropian thinking,

                      Uryashka in the terminal stage, Puten, Nightingale, Krymnash, roll and Mirvtruhu and under the table. There is nothing to add.
            2. Don
              Don 4 November 2017 20: 48
              10
              Quote: pjastolov
              and we are not happy sorry for you

              Decibels like you, until the 22 of June 41 of the year, shouted that Germany had no chance, because For most types of weapons, the Soviet Union was quantitatively ahead of Germany. The whole strategy of our country was aimed at the war on the territory of the enemy. What did it result in? In an unprecedented catastrophe for our country, which demographically still responds to us. So I would put such decibels, as well as alarmists with pants, next to the wall.
              1. Albert1988
                Albert1988 4 November 2017 23: 59
                +2
                Quote: Donskoy
                Decibels like you, until the 22 of June 41 of the year, shouted that Germany had no chance, because For most types of weapons, the Soviet Union was quantitatively ahead of Germany. The whole strategy of our country was aimed at the war on the territory of the enemy. What did it result in? In an unprecedented catastrophe for our country, which demographically still responds to us. So I would put such decibels, as well as alarmists with pants, next to the wall.

                And we learned this lesson very well. And that is why our country now has priority not tanks and self-propelled guns, but cruise and ballistic missiles (well, of course, their carriers), that is, those types of weapons that will allow the enemy to be crushed before it rolls out of the hangar ...
                By the way, the same Germany has nothing of the kind ...
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              2. AID.S
                AID.S 5 November 2017 13: 30
                0
                Quote: Donskoy
                Decibels like you shouted until June 22, 41, that Germany had no chance, because Soviet Union

                So it’s like it happened in the end, in the 45th ...
                1. Black5Raven
                  Black5Raven 5 November 2017 13: 46
                  +4
                  Quote: AID.S
                  So it’s like it happened in the end, in the 45th ...

                  After at least 8 million soldiers were put on machine guns during the war years? The three million who died in captivity after the lulling before the 41st year and millions of civilians. Great exchange, nothing to say.
          3. Primoos
            Primoos 4 November 2017 20: 49
            +4
            If they trample again, no one will give them the right time. 41 years this time is not a ride.
        2. reservist
          reservist 4 November 2017 18: 28
          +2
          With whom did the Deutsch assembled to fight? With Ivory Coast?

          In Solovyov’s program, the Polish political scientist Koreika with foam in his mouth proved the threat to Poland from Germany and predicted a war.
        3. sergey32
          sergey32 4 November 2017 18: 43
          +8
          Training shells, enough to shoot the Fritz. What war ..?
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        5. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 4 November 2017 20: 39
          +9
          This article is about TRAINING.
          1. Albert1988
            Albert1988 5 November 2017 00: 00
            +7
            Quote: voyaka uh
            This article is about TRAINING.

            Shhhh! DO NOT break off comrades high from mutual throwing caps)))))
        6. Berkut24
          Berkut24 4 November 2017 21: 24
          +4
          The news is great. 10000 shells, chickens laugh. A serious war requires hundreds of thousands!

          In a modern war, a super achievement will be if the tank manages to release at least half of the ammunition. The quantity ordered is quite enough, unless the Germans start selling this ammunition to Leopard holders around the world. In general, I think that Rheinmetall already realized that after receiving the T-14 new 125mm gun, which is 15% more powerful than their 120mm barrel, as well as the possible installation of a 14mm gun on the T-152, their current development becomes not relevant. They themselves recognize this by offering a new 130mm gun, but so far it can hardly be called a successful replacement. But the trend is there. So their new shell is a temporary measure. The problem of a new gun will be solved along with new shells for a new caliber.
        7. Orionvit
          Orionvit 4 November 2017 21: 50
          +2
          Quote: Primoos
          10000 shells, chickens laugh

          It seemed to me alone, shells of almost 2500 euros, not a little expensive?
        8. LSA57
          LSA57 4 November 2017 23: 15
          +7
          Quote: Primoos
          A serious war requires hundreds of thousands! With whom did the Deutsch assembled to fight?

          and if you read carefully?
          In addition, the four countries that are armed with Leopard 2 tanks have already ordered the delivery of new training ammunition, transfers "Warspot"
        9. Uryukc
          Uryukc 5 November 2017 08: 43
          0
          Quote: Primoos
          10000 shells, chickens laugh. A serious war requires hundreds of thousands!

          The cat cried for their tanks, so 10 is even a bit too much.
      3. Dimachrus
        Dimachrus 4 November 2017 17: 32
        +1
        Yeah - wonderful ammunition for 2,5k euros))))
        Let them order more!
    2. Skifotavr
      Skifotavr 4 November 2017 23: 50
      +4
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Well visible and thereby give out the position of the tank

      facilitating the process of throwing it with caps yes
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 4 November 2017 16: 09
    +3
    New BOPS. With increased accuracy. Germans. They can not do otherwise, perfectionism in their blood ... But ours are still better!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 4 November 2017 16: 25
      10
      What is better - in service as were the Mango BOPS, so they remained, the bulk of the BC of Russian tanks.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 4 November 2017 16: 33
      +6
      DM 98 is a cumulative fragmentation warhead.
    3. NIKNN
      NIKNN 4 November 2017 16: 45
      +7
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      ours is still better!

      Actually, we have not yet been the leader in this aspect ... (namely, in terms of shells, and we equalize the effectiveness of the fight against armored vehicles with WWII by the large caliber of our guns ... request
      1. pjastolov
        pjastolov 4 November 2017 17: 56
        12
        Quote: NIKNN
        even with WWII we equalize with a large caliber of our guns ...

        well and one more
        1. NIKNN
          NIKNN 4 November 2017 18: 19
          +1
          Quote: pjastolov
          well and one more

          laughing
    4. Albert1988
      Albert1988 5 November 2017 00: 01
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      New BOPS.

      What BOPS! Get involved! This is TRAINING equipment for exercises !!!!!!!
  3. izya top
    izya top 4 November 2017 16: 11
    +1
    who are you going to fight with?
    1. Pan_hrabio
      Pan_hrabio 4 November 2017 19: 00
      +3
      when shooting will use new shells.


      This is a training projectile.
  4. tracer
    tracer 4 November 2017 16: 18
    +3
    I also do not quite understand the purpose of the tracer. To make the tank’s position easier to track?
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 4 November 2017 16: 21
      +5
      To make sure that the shell flew through the air lol and not on the ground skipping to the target rushed wassat
    2. Dead duck
      Dead duck 4 November 2017 16: 25
      +9
      Quote: tracer
      new ammunition equipped with a tracer element, clearly visible in any light

      new ammunition equipped with a tracer element, clearly visible in any light
      - Ento does not mean that it will be visible from all angles and not armed eyes. it was often built in before and it didn’t bother anyone ... especially at the anti-tank systems. request
    3. Vadim237
      Vadim237 4 November 2017 16: 27
      +2
      There probably tracer buried.
    4. adma
      adma 4 November 2017 16: 36
      +7
      The tracer is needed to adjust the shooting. In my time, all shells had a tracer. And even the presence of a tracer did not always allow to detect the projectile trajectory. And especially the sub-caliber, which does not explode.
    5. poquello
      poquello 4 November 2017 16: 47
      +3
      Quote: tracer
      I also do not quite understand the purpose of the tracer. To make the tank’s position easier to track?

      to adjust it was easier
  5. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 4 November 2017 16: 23
    +1
    The Bundeswehr ordered 10 DM000 shells worth € 98 million.

    Rheinmetall stocks peaked fellow
  6. Going
    Going 4 November 2017 16: 29
    +9
    Currently, the Bundeswehr has ordered 10 DM000 shells worth € 98 million.


    Here is the whole point of all this "noise", as well as the usual update of the arsenal.
  7. Fkjydjckfrgh
    Fkjydjckfrgh 4 November 2017 16: 32
    +3
    2470 € per unit, may Allah help them. I understand that they do not save on security, but shells need millions. When I was little ... pah, when you served, they said about a regular shot 80s said “Kirzach flew”, alluding to the price of a shot about ATGM (with wiring and a “joystick”) - “Lada”
    1. marshes
      marshes 4 November 2017 16: 37
      +1
      Quote: Fkjydjckfrgh
      2470 € per unit, may Allah help them.

      And you imagine the cost of the tank, from two lyamov and above.
      1. Fkjydjckfrgh
        Fkjydjckfrgh 4 November 2017 16: 46
        +1
        "Well, yes, yes, Selezneva," only a shell at the cost of a "kirzachi" (from a given tank) flew there - where they shot it (0.5x0.5 m at a distance of 1.5-1.8 km)
        1. marshes
          marshes 4 November 2017 16: 51
          0
          Quote: Fkjydjckfrgh
          "Well, yes, yes, Selezneva," only a shell at the cost of a "kirzachi" (from a given tank) flew there - where they shot it (0.5x0.5 m at a distance of 1.5-1.8 km)

          I didn’t understand something, I know that rheinmetal guns are famous for high ballistics, now they repeated something at 72 BZ, using the new “crowbar” it was lengthened and the gun and this led to changes in the carousel and automatic loader.
  8. bald
    bald 4 November 2017 16: 39
    0
    Did you go too far with the tracer? Even visually, you can detect an approximate amount of equipment, the direction and where the fire is coming from. And the accuracy, specifically from the tank, is unlikely to be increased by a tracer (in motion).
  9. adma
    adma 4 November 2017 16: 41
    0
    10 DM000 shells worth € 98 million

    Is it 2470 euros per shot - about 150 rubles? Figas at their rates. Or I don’t understand something, or there is absolutely no rollback. laughing
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 4 November 2017 17: 06
      0
      Quote: adma
      This is 2470 euros per shot

      We have a campaign rocket costs as much as they have a shell.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 4 November 2017 18: 23
        +3
        We have an RPG 32 grenade launcher worth one hundred thousand apiece, and half a million rockets.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 4 November 2017 19: 11
          0
          Quote: Vadim237
          We have an RPG 32 grenade launcher worth one hundred thousand apiece, and half a million rockets.

          Where can I see the price?
  10. alexmach
    alexmach 4 November 2017 16: 41
    +2
    Excellent pancake article. At least a word would be written about what kind of shells it is.
    1. major071
      major071 4 November 2017 16: 57
      +9
      This is not an article, this is news, which says only about the desire of the Bundeswehr to get new shells. But the performance characteristics of this shell and everything else should be reflected in the heading "weapons" if there is an author who writes about this. Do not confuse short news and article. hi drinks
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 4 November 2017 17: 19
        +3
        Quote: major071
        But the performance characteristics of this shell and everything else should be reflected in the heading "weapons" if there is an author who writes about this.

        I know such an Author. yes Loves mushrooms wink . Moreover, he has relatives in Germany ... repeat It is necessary to send him to Germany, so that he would get this new shell ... silt (obtained in general) winked and somewhere in the Orsk region (... and where else? request ) brought. There we will analyze it (I guarantee my help in this matter soldier ) and we’ll find out everything about the performance characteristics. And he will write an article. Noticed? wink
        Hello to the workers of the poetry workshop! drinks
        1. major071
          major071 4 November 2017 17: 52
          +9
          Hello to the pensioner! drinks
          I haven’t heard you for a hundred years. wink I’m not writing an article now, unfortunately, there’s no time, and ambush with poetry too, I planned to put a couple of poems in the fall, but the main computer glitched and covered with the final version, restored half from the flash drive, but now I’m adding it from memory what These are the things, Yura. drinks
      2. alexmach
        alexmach 4 November 2017 17: 24
        +1
        Great, detailed TTX in a separate article. No questions. But about the type of shells could you write in the news? Or is their type “new much better than old”?
        The news is stupid.
    2. Yura Yakovlev
      Yura Yakovlev 4 November 2017 18: 24
      0
      According to the picture, this is a caliber projectile. with a tungsten or uranium tip.
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 4 November 2017 20: 09
        +1
        Above it was suggested that multi-purpose cumulatively fragmentation, and the picture in my opinion also testifies to this.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 4 November 2017 19: 46
    +4
    Quote: Pirogov
    Quote: Primoos
    The news is great. 10000 shells, chickens laugh. A serious war requires hundreds of thousands! With whom did the Deutsch assembled to fight? With Ivory Coast?

    In vain you rejoice, knowing that they do not need much time to rivet shells.

    And the Deutsch riveted ... and the whole Europe in addition, And W-T-O ???
    In the current situation, they won’t be able to roll back from the border in time, so, so, ammunition designers did not degrade at all to support industrial production and Schaub.
  12. minus
    minus 5 November 2017 06: 07
    0
    Yes, you at least read what is written on the photo- target practice! This is a training projectile !!! Improved so that ballistics at long distances was close to combat.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 6 November 2017 20: 11
      +1
      The article says that they will buy 10000 new, cumulatively fragmentation shells to replace obsolete and 3200 training.
  13. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 5 November 2017 07: 26
    0
    And the blue color is associated with the sexual preference of the personnel of the Bundeswehr? Or by chance, there was no other paint at hand.
  14. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 5 November 2017 13: 23
    0
    Quote: NIKNN
    Actually, on this aspect, we have not yet been in the lead ... (namely, on shells

    Yeah! I read for a long time the memoirs of an artilleryman, so he was literally indignant when he saw how anti-tank gun shells scattered falling into the weak armor of old German tanks.
    The quality of such shells is zero!