Leopard 1А5: tank for Ukraine

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Leopard 1А5: tank for Ukraine

Kyiv authorities, for many months begging the West for Tanks NATO sample, achieved their goal. In particular, Berlin, which for a long time "rested" regarding the supply of its "Leopards", also "gave the go-ahead".

Tellingly, in addition to the "cats" of the second version in various modifications, which today are in service with many European armies, Germany promised Ukraine 88 units, removed in 2010 from service, "Leopard-1".



It is worth noting that the aforementioned tank was mass-produced from 1965 to 1984. The emphasis in the basic version of the machine was on combat power and maneuverability. At the same time, the designers had to “sacrifice” armor protection to some extent.

However, after the basic version, which began to be produced in 1965, the Leopard has undergone several upgrades. The last modification of the tank was named Leopard 1A5. It is this version that will be transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

What is the aforementioned tank?



The weight of the 1A5 modification is just over 42,2 tons. The car received a rolled-welded turret and armor reinforced with hinged steel armor elements from Blohm & Voss.

"Leopard-1" of the latest modification is equipped with an 830-horsepower engine and is capable of accelerating to 65 km / h.

The armament of the tank is represented by a 105-mm rifled gun and a coaxial machine gun MG3. Ammunition shells - 75.

In addition, the Leopard 1A5 is equipped with a computer guidance system, which is installed on the Leopard-2, as well as a thermal imager, a laser rangefinder and other modern equipment.

In general, despite the fact that the Leopard-1 is outdated and has already been withdrawn from service in Germany, it is practically not inferior to our T-80 and is still capable of causing a lot of problems on the battlefield.

About stories creation of "Leopard-1":

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  1. +11
    28 February 2023 19: 52
    He shoots and kills, that's what matters. And they will be given endlessly.
    1. +4
      1 March 2023 11: 23
      It would be more correct to say, they will give until they run out ...
      1. 0
        2 March 2023 18: 12
        Don't worry, the shells for them are already being fired, the tanks are about to start too.
        1. -1
          April 20 2023 00: 10
          Faster would be the offensive. Netflix does not work, even though the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is filming a funny series of international scale))
  2. -1
    28 February 2023 19: 58
    There is a question why 88. According to other sources 148 and with additional training.
    1. +3
      28 February 2023 20: 54
      Quote: Mikhail Maslov
      There is a question why 88. According to other sources 148 and with additional training.

      This is for the sake of fascist numerology - 14 "Leopard-2" and 88 "Leopard-1".
      14..88. Well , you understand .
  3. +18
    28 February 2023 20: 03
    In general, despite the fact that the Leopard-1 is outdated and has already been decommissioned in Germany, it is practically not inferior to our T-80

    What T-80 are we talking about? If T-80BVM, then I would like to know in which of the main parameters it is inferior to the German? Mobility is better in 80s. Armor with DZ - again, ours. In general, we will modestly keep silent about the gun. Author, please tell us in more detail what are the hidden advantages of Leo, which, apparently, only you know about.
    1. +13
      28 February 2023 20: 10
      Quote: Hwostatij
      What T-80 are we talking about?

      The Leopard-1A5 can only surpass the T-80 in a couple of moments, these are the detection and firing ranges using a night sight and in command awareness, in all other parameters the T-80 is better and by a whole head
      1. +4
        28 February 2023 20: 59
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Hwostatij
        What T-80 are we talking about?

        Leopard-1A5 can only surpass the T-80 in a couple of moments

        Only the T-1M, but not the T-62\64\72, can be considered an equivalent machine with the "Leo-80". But the machine is really very playful and mobile. But large and weakly armored, which means a good target.
      2. +11
        28 February 2023 21: 10
        The Leopard-1A5 can only surpass the T-80 in a couple of moments, these are the detection and firing ranges using a night sight and in commander awareness

        If the tankers in the Leo really have better situational awareness, better communications, greater detection range, better aiming capabilities, then do dozens of other parameters matter in which our tanks will be better?
        1. -4
          28 February 2023 21: 43
          Quote: UAZ 452
          then do other dozens of parameters matter in which our tanks will be better
          Do we consider the fact that ours have no problems with shells, and shells for these tanks have not been produced for a long time?
          1. +2
            28 February 2023 22: 35
            Quote: Dart2027
            and shells for these tanks have not been produced for a long time?

            The shells will be found, they will scrape the bottom of the barrel, but the armor resistance of the Leo-1, whatever one may say, cannot be increased. And the dimensions - and they are considerable.
            1. +6
              1 March 2023 06: 05
              So no one is trying to imagine the first Leo prodigy, but if we have already reached the T-62, then Leopard 1 will fit the opposite side. They obviously will not yield to the sixty-second.
              1. 0
                3 July 2023 19: 28
                Ha ha ha. The seasoned tanker can be seen from afar. T-62 M2 is a new tank that is almost in no way inferior to the same T-72B3 except for the frontal part. You, Vasya, are obviously not aware that the T-62 has the widest turret shoulder strap on USSR-RF tanks, which allows you to fit any turret and any artillery or missile module there?
            2. +1
              1 March 2023 09: 37
              Quote: bayard
              They will find the shells, they will scrape the bottom of the barrel
              Judging by some reports, this is not a fact, although it is possible.
          2. +1
            1 March 2023 05: 59
            Do you need to count? Does a tank (any) live on the battlefield for years? There is a certain amount of ammunition for them in the warehouses, and another question is whether the shells or the resource of the combat vehicles themselves will run out earlier.
          3. MSN
            +6
            1 March 2023 09: 57
            Very even produce. Several countries. And the shells of new developments are not very long-standing. Israel - 2003, Belgium - 2004, China - 2014. South Korea, Pakistan, also after 2000, new ones have been developed and produced. There are still many consumers.
            1. +3
              1 March 2023 17: 07
              The Merkava 3/4 has a 120 mm gun.
              But they can also shoot caliber 105, as a sub-caliber, with an insert.
              And so 105mm shells are kept in storage.
        2. -4
          1 March 2023 06: 56
          Quote: UAZ 452
          then do other dozens of parameters matter in which our tanks will be better?

          Of course it has, a more powerful gun and armor of our tank, as well as an excellent day sight, excellent dynamics - this is what now dominates the battlefield
          1. MSN
            +3
            1 March 2023 10: 26
            Not really, Western tanks were built on the concept of early detection and destruction of the enemy. Hence the accuracy and more advanced detection and aiming devices. As you can see it still works.
        3. -2
          1 March 2023 23: 44
          Question 1 - what is the armor penetration of his shells at that range, where is the advantage? If insufficient, then there is not much benefit from ++. It’s just that a 105 mm cannon and a projectile of a shorter length than a 125 mm cannon will not disperse. Well, he sees, well, he is aware, but powerless. And good?
          1. MSN
            0
            3 March 2023 14: 12
            The shells of the 80s pierced a heavy NATO triple target (spaced 10-25-80mm at an angle of 60 degrees - conditionally the side of Soviet tanks) at 6000 - 7000 m. Those that are newer penetrate far beyond 500 mm of armor from 2 km. The T-72B VLD has 480 mm. And besides, there is HESH. For him, after all, the range does not matter. It won’t pierce the forehead, but it will concussion for sure.
    2. +3
      28 February 2023 20: 22
      Quote: Hwostatij
      Mobility is better in 80s. Armor with DZ - again, ours. In general, we will modestly keep silent about the gun.

      About the engine! They forgot to mention the engine! request
      1. +1
        28 February 2023 20: 50
        About the engine! They forgot to mention the engine! request

        Well, without going into comparison of a turbodiesel and a turbine, the engine of the 80 is 1.5 times more powerful. And by the way, don't forget:
        Mobility is better in 80s.
    3. -1
      April 20 2023 00: 14
      Where did you see the T-80 (there are few of them)? The mobilized guys (my friends) are sitting in the Kakhovka reservoir and they say that mostly t-55s and there are a small number of t-64s, t-72s
  4. +5
    28 February 2023 20: 07
    In general, despite the fact that the Leopard-1 is outdated and has already been withdrawn from service in Germany, it is practically not inferior to our T-80 and is still capable of causing a lot of problems on the battlefield.
    A very bold statement.
  5. +20
    28 February 2023 20: 47
    It has long been said by smart people: "It's not tanks that are fighting, tank divisions are fighting!" Gepner on zadrochennye "Prague" Drove to Leningrad, and then rolled in the direction of Moscow, and did not complain much. The point is not which tanks will give xxhohllamm, but how they will be used. If as part of full-fledged mechanized formations with competent and high-quality interaction with air defense, air force, artillery, sappers, motorized riflemen, autobatons and others, then there will be a lot of blood. And what year of manufacture that tank means absolutely nothing, as long as it is serviceable and has a sufficient resource.
    1. +4
      28 February 2023 21: 01
      Considering that we are still using some prefabricated hodgepodges at the front, we can with full confidence fear deep breakthroughs with access to the operational space.
      1. +6
        28 February 2023 21: 25
        Mechanized fists can only be stopped by aircraft and mining, and defeated with even more powerful fists. And with artillery fists. And the general who arranges an oncoming tank battle can be immediately sent to camps for twenty years.
        1. +3
          1 March 2023 01: 02
          Quote: 2я19
          And the general who arranges an oncoming tank battle can be immediately sent to camps for twenty years.

          Rotmistrov and Hausser?
  6. -5
    28 February 2023 20: 49
    This shed breaks through from 2A46 in any projection. Considering its dimensions, the target will be simply excellent!
  7. +10
    28 February 2023 20: 54
    It began to annoy something like a hatred. The target is now being discovered not by tankers from the tank, but by drones, and NOT OUR satellites (thanks to Rogozin). In general, now, as in the First World War, strategists and headquarters DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO with new elements of weapons and the changed performance characteristics of old weapons. As fought before, it is not possible to fight. Breakthrough ideas must arise in tactics and strategy.
    1. -8
      28 February 2023 21: 02
      As fought before, it is not possible to fight. Breakthrough ideas must arise in tactics and strategy.

      Well, what can you do if all the carriers of breakthrough ideas drive taxis, and do not sit in the General Staff.
      Something began to annoy hat capitation

      Me, personally, the sheer all-propalism irritates me.
      1. +2
        28 February 2023 21: 25
        Quote: Hwostatij
        As fought before, it is not possible to fight. Breakthrough ideas must arise in tactics and strategy.

        Well, what can you do if all the carriers of breakthrough ideas drive taxis, and do not sit in the General Staff.
        Something began to annoy hat capitation

        Me, personally, the sheer all-propalism irritates me.

        How I wish I was also annoyed by this suddenly taken from somewhere "all-out"!))) And where it came from, I'll never know!)))
        1. -2
          28 February 2023 22: 59
          How I wish I was also annoyed by this suddenly taken from somewhere "all-out"!))) And where it came from, I'll never know!)))

          So yes, we all die sooner or later, it's a fact. But even if everyone lived forever and everything around was beautiful, I’m sure that the sect of whiners in VO still wouldn’t give up easily.
          1. +4
            1 March 2023 18: 58
            What are you talking about? Do you think that this omnipotence has been sucked out of your finger? Yes, and this name is not correct, I would call it anger for the mediocrity, impotence and indifference of our superiors. What's wrong? I communicate with people at work, cowards, Karl, they sew cowards for the army! There is nothing!!! They also sew camouflage nets and bring groceries there. We ordered an anti-drone gun, so we bought it. Thanks to energetic people, but what about the authorities? Where. connection, where are the UAVs that have been written about here since 10? Where is the outfit? Where is the ammo? Where is the space constellation? The fact that our communication will be read by knowledgeable people in 2018. Has anything changed in 4 years?
            All-out, speak up! Why didn’t anyone answer that thousands of people are dying precisely because of the indifference of the leadership (you can’t swear here)? Soon it will begin to fly to our cities, and the main thing is that you also do not become an all-weather. when do you think it will arrive!
            On TV, you only hear bravura reports and no one will ask the residents of Shebekino and border villages how they are there? Satisfied with the red lines? I'm not talking about Donetsk, I just can't imagine how people can live there!!!
      2. -1
        28 February 2023 22: 43
        Quote: Hwostatij
        Me, personally, the sheer all-propalism irritates me.

        Hype - it's so ... I wonder what kind of howl would have risen if our tankers were sent to the front in tanks, about which they wrote in Soviet instructions: "The KPVT is making its way into the side." It's about Leoperd
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    2. 0
      1 March 2023 17: 09
      What does Rogozin have to do with it?
      What tasks were set for him, he fulfilled.

      Is the director of the cannery really to blame for the fact that his factory does not produce mines? If no one set such a task?
  8. 0
    28 February 2023 21: 23
    Cut off eado Outskirts from supplies.
  9. -3
    1 March 2023 12: 14
    A Leopard tank with a Polish crew was captured by Russian troops near Bakhmut, Donbass Today correspondent reports with reference to the Come and See telegram channel
  10. -3
    1 March 2023 16: 25
    Nice car, but at the time of the 80s of the last century. At the moment, it is outdated: it requires refinement in booking, and very serious, taking into account the realities of the NWO. It is of little use for steppe rush. The main problem with the 105 mm gun is that shells are not fired for it, and it is not clear how many there are at all.
    1. +2
      1 March 2023 17: 19
      Quote: Ezekiel 25-17
      The main problem with the 105 mm cannon is that shells are not fired for it, and it is not clear how many there are at all.

      Are you kidding? The most common gun in the world and shells for it are made all over the world from China to South Africa.
      1. -2
        1 March 2023 17: 39
        No, I'm not kidding: 1) specific tank ammunition is required for this gun. 2) Do you seriously think that you, Ukram, will be transported shells from South Africa or China?
        1. +2
          1 March 2023 22: 22
          Quote: Ezekiel 25-17
          Ukram, will shells be brought from South Africa or China?

          Well, they are already transporting from Pakistan, why are Africans worse? As for the L7 type guns, both the Americans (cannon striker) and the Italians (centauro) have them. The Greeks and the Turks generally have Leo1 / M60 in service, so there are no problems with shells.
  11. +1
    1 March 2023 17: 35
    In terms of armor, it is between the T62 and the early T72 (without multilayer armor). The SLA is modern, the beam 105mm L5 is quite for itself. MT12 100mm with its not new shells from 2km will pierce it in the forehead, 115mm with T62 will also pierce it in the forehead. All anti-tank systems of all years will also break through.
    I wonder why they didn’t use the M60 from storage - this is plus or minus the same thing.
  12. 0
    1 March 2023 17: 47
    It's good to write nonsense about "no shells". 105mm guns chambered for this cartridge are now in service with at least a dozen countries, including the United States.
  13. +1
    1 March 2023 17: 51
    Quote: svp67
    The Leopard-1A5 can only surpass the T-80 in a couple of moments, these are the detection and firing ranges using a night sight

    Isn't that more important than millimeters of armor?
  14. -3
    1 March 2023 18: 34
    it is practically not inferior to our T-80 and is still capable of delivering a lot of problems on the battlefield.

    With a 105mm rifled gun? And with outdated protection? It is rather a competitor to the T62 or T-55, but not to vehicles with a 125 mm gun. Of course, he can kill, but in a direct collision, the German is doomed.
    1. +1
      1 March 2023 22: 42
      Quote: garik77
      but in a direct confrontation, the German is doomed.

      Is not a fact. It depends on whether the tankers will be able to use the strengths of both vehicles. Well, from the level of modernization, of course. If Leo has a heat pack, but the T-72 does not, then the layouts change dramatically.
      Quote: Zaurbek
      I wonder why they didn’t use the M60 from storage - this is plus or minus the same

      Yes, it's weird. There are more advanced upgrade options on the M60 and a lot of them have been made. Plus M48, if they still exist somewhere, you can pull it up to the level of M60.

      It seemed that in the second year of the NWO, deliveries would become systematic. But no, they didn't.
      1. -1
        3 July 2023 19: 17
        The United States will not give the M60 to anyone - this is their LAST tank mobilization reserve, the essence of the problem is this - the last Chrysler plant that built the Abrams for 10 years has been sawn into needles, like the chobhem armor spill lines. Therefore, the United States is only engaged in the modernization of already built models. By the way, for the M-60, they have an excellent upgrade option, which brings it almost to the level of Abrams.
        Ration offers the following:


        - boost the engine by 200l.s. (from 750 to 950), bringing it to the state of "new"
        - install a German 120 mm smoothbore gun (44 cal.) instead of a 105 mm rifled one (licensed version of the British L7)
        - new FVU and air conditioning (in the photo - a healthy box at the stern)
        - electric turret and gun instead of hydraulic
        - nothing is said about strengthening the reservation, although additional ones are visible in the photo. screens from the sides, "grilles" above and attachment points for additional elements. booking on the hull
        - a completely new SLA / TIUS - according to more advanced than on the "Abrams"
        Nothing is said about the price of this upgrade package, except that it will be


        1. +1
          3 July 2023 19: 22
          Quote: FIFA from Cardiff
          M60 USA will not give anyone

          Of course they won't laughing In the USA, they remained only in museums. laughing In the 90s, they scattered them among the allies, so they have a lot of M60 laughing
          Here are those ~ 4000 Abrams that are in storage, indeed their last reserve. About the missing plant, those new 144 Abrams produced a year, neigh out loud laughing
          1. 0
            4 July 2023 10: 45
            Quote from cold wind
            In the USA, they remained only in museums.

            There seem to be a couple hundred more.
            Quote from cold wind
            they were scattered among the allies, here they have a lot of M60

            A shortage of tanks is not expected at all in the foreseeable future. The same Indian stocks have not yet been printed.
    2. +2
      4 July 2023 10: 48
      Quote: garik77
      Of course, he can kill, but in a direct collision, the German is doomed.

      Have there been many "direct clashes" over the past year and a half?
  15. -1
    1 March 2023 18: 35
    Quote: shark507

    Isn't that more important than millimeters of armor?

    With his 105 mm cannon, of course not.
  16. -2
    1 March 2023 18: 45
    This tank can be used where there are no Russian tanks or other anti-tank weapons - that is, nowhere.
  17. 0
    1 March 2023 20: 22
    In general, despite the fact that the Leopard-1 is outdated and has already been withdrawn from service in Germany, it is practically not inferior to our T-80 and is still capable of causing a lot of problems on the battlefield.

    This is a highly controversial statement! There is a whole tank generation between them! And the difference in firepower and armor protection is huge! Leo1 against T80 is T34 against T54, of course it can knock out, but there are not many chances, but to rake all the chances and there is the same difference in efficiency on the battlefield
    1. 0
      3 July 2023 19: 05
      There, even the T-62M will be deadly for 1A5, it has 115 mm unitary shells no weaker than 125 mm shells of separate loading T-72, T-80 and T-90, and the T-62M2 will even have a comparable 1A5 SLA with a thermal imager and cameras
  18. 0
    3 July 2023 19: 00
    the author of the post clearly overestimated this shushpanzer. The armor resistance of this product is so-so, the armor protection of the forehead from armor-piercing shells with a caliber of up to 100 mm, the sides protect only from 20 mm guns. detonate the ammunition rack lightly. Considering the superiority of the RF Armed Forces in the air, artillery and air reconnaissance, it will be VERY difficult for this device to reach the trenches of our heroes of the RF Armed Forces, because everything will be deadly for it - 10 mm artillery shelling, Vikhr Ka-152 missiles, Kornets and even old Bassoons , grenades of a toadstool and a boot, and even from armored vehicles he will not be threatened only by a motorized league with a 152 mm machine gun. Therefore, I see the only use for these tanks only in defense inside urban areas
    1. 0
      4 July 2023 10: 52
      Quote: FIFA from Cardiff
      any high-explosive fragmentation projectile from 152 mm cannons into the side will sew the sides, set fire to and detonate the ammunition rack lightly.

      good