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The German army is preparing for global operations tank Leopard

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Demo sample tank Leopard 2A7 +, tested in the hot climate of Qatar, is equipped with a Barracuda camouflage system that reduces the temperature inside the machine, as well as radar and thermal signatures. On the roof of the tower mounted combat module Rheinmetall FLW200



The German army is preparing for global operations tank Leopard
Inside the turret of the tank Leopard 2A7 +. At the commander's place, various fire control and situational awareness displays are installed. These include the control unit (right) of the commander. which, among other functions, is responsible for firing a programmable universal high-explosive fragmentation shell Rheinmetall DM11


The German army is to begin troop testing of the newly upgraded Leopard 2A7 tanks in 2014, when Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is expected to deliver the first improved vehicle. The KMW project is based on the 'Leopard 2A7 + (UrbOp)' demo that KMW developed for peacekeeping and urban operations in close collaboration with the German army.

Leopard 2A7 + (UrbOp) was shown to the public at Eurosatory 2010 after signing in July of 2009 of the contract for the supply of the initial batch of 20 machines.

Tank Leopard 2A7 is in demand, primarily for the increased capabilities that it brings to the expeditionary operations. The first machines will include only some of the proposed menu items for A7 + (UrbOps) from KMW. The cars will have climate control, a Steyr auxiliary power unit on the 17 kW (more powerful than the Leopard 2A5 / 6 already installed on export tanks), the new Thales SOTAS digital intercom system and the Cassidian IFIS fight control system (Integriertes FuhrungsInformationsSystem). All of this will be added to the Barracuda camouflage and thermal control system already in place on the Leopard 2A6M version of the Leopard XNUMXAXNMXM and the MPK anti-mine kit.

What is very important, the A7 tank will also become the first option capable of firing programmable ammunition, primarily a DM11 multi-explosive high-explosive projectile (for the destruction of helicopters, personnel, structures and lightly armored vehicles). The 2500 shipments of these shells, which the Bundeswehr had already ordered from Rheinmetall, began in the 2013 year.

The DM11 ammunition programmer requires the installation of a new programming ring in the breech of the 120 smoothbore mm Leopard 2A7 gun plus special displays on the shooter and commander’s places.

The integration of the IFIS BIS also requires the installation of new displays on the loader, driver and commander (plus a removable laptop for the commander for meetings and task scheduling), which requires a significant re-assembly of all data-display systems inside the tower.
The deliveries of vehicles of this party should begin in April 2014 of the year, they will be equipped with one company of 14 tanks for expeditionary missions and rapid response operations. The extra machines will be used for testing, training and combat replacements.

The Bundeswehr is currently armed with 350 Leopard 2 tanks, but by the end of 2015, their number is expected to decrease to 225 operated vehicles, including 155 Leopard 2A6, 50 2А6М and 20 2XXNUM. (A certain number of Leopard 7A2 tanks will be left for use by the conditional enemy in the combat training center of the German army in Altmark)

Of this total, the agreed number of upgraded machines (up to the standard A7 and above) is 100 units, but for financial reasons, the supply of the remaining 80 tanks will be phased in between the 2019 and 2025 years. These 80 tanks are expected to include more modifications to the standard UrbOps than currently offered; they will receive the designation A8 - the standard to which eventually the A7 version machines will also be brought.

These tanks, intended for further modernization, include all models of Leopard 2A6M, equipped with MPK, which the Bundeswehr purchased today 70 units. Another 30 MPK, therefore, will be necessary to form a complete fleet of A7 / A8 options.

The Leopard 2A8 model will include additional elements from the UrbOps kit, including a searchlight, new commander and gunner sights, improved surveillance devices, (light) dozer blade, Rheinmetall FLW200 remote combat module, improved all-ballistic protection (designed for installation, but not installed) , and circular panoramic vision (networking of the driver’s cameras, the sight of the commander, the cameras of the local situational awareness system and the combat module).

Arms Decision

The Leopard 2A6M, like the predecessor Leopard 2A6, also has a long-barreled version (L55) of the 120-mm Rheinmetall smooth-bore gun and, by default, the initial batch of the A7 version will have a similar gun. However, in urban areas, a shorter version of the L44 (mounted on the A5 model) has less potential effect on the maneuverability of the vehicle and therefore some of the A8 tanks are equipped with this version of the gun.

The new commander and gunner sights will include either a Cassidian (Carl Zeiss) ATTICA thermal imager or a Rheinmetall Saphir. According to German developers, head injuries to drivers of Canadian tanks Leopard 2A6M CAN as a result of mine explosions in operations in Afghanistan revealed the need for a new driver system with increased removal of the exit pupil.

The two-channel (brightness enhancement / infrared) Cassidian SPECTUS driver vision system (SPECtral Technology for Unlimited Sight), already installed on the Buffel 3A1 BREM recently deployed in Afghanistan, was also selected for the A7 / A8 variants of the tank. Experimental situational awareness system Rheinmetall AZEV (Automatische Zielerfassung und Verfolgung), which has built-in functions for capturing targets, tracking and transmitting information about targets between the CICS and the combat module, is also a candidate for the A8 variant.



A tank phone for contacting infantry mounted in the stern of a Leopard 2A7 tank will allow infantry near the tank to directly communicate with its crew. On the bottom photo, the box in which this phone is installed is circled in red.


Another feature of the A8 will be an infantry telephone, similar to a telephone mounted on the previous generation of the German Army’s Leopard 1 tanks. Currently, the Leopard 2A6 has only two VHF transceivers (SEM80 / 90). They, as a rule, will be able to provide work in the networks of the level of a company or battalion (battle group), but without the possibility of interaction directly between individual dismounted soldiers except platoon commanders.

A long-term solution for interaction with infantry is expected to be a telephone in combination with the multichannel version of the promising digital radio station SVFuA of the German army. An interim solution would be to link one of the personal radio stations of the dismounted infantry (Thales SOLAR 400 EG UHF transceiver in the case of the German IdZ BS and Gladius systems) with a tank, as the Canadians and Danes did on their Leopard 2 tanks in Afghanistan.

It is clear that it is also necessary to take into account another lesson brought out from Afghanistan by the Canadian army, namely, the need to connect the Leopard 2 tank control system to its onboard navigation system so that the crew can use the onboard target systems of the tank to work out the exact coordinates for the third party.

Meanwhile, the lessons learned by Canadians and Danes are already included in the German Buffel Bergepanzer BREM (BPz 3A1), which has a mass of 65 tons and a width of 4,3 meter. Three vehicles were made, then they were deployed in northern Afghanistan to provide technical support for the fleet of armored vehicles of the German contingent.

In addition to the heavy dozer blade and the evacuation kit, the BPz3А1 model includes the SPECTUS driver vision system, the IFIS platform-level battle management system (the first users are already exploiting it), MPK, and improved protection against improvised explosive devices, including the remote silencer CG12.


The newest version of the BPz3А1 BREM Buffel based on the chassis of the Leopard 2 tank with modifications for Afghanistan



Leopard 2A7 + in all its glory


Materials used:
Jane's International Defense Review January 2013
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2
www.kmweg.com/
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  1. Aristocrat
    Aristocrat 7 March 2014 08: 20
    +12
    Phone for the infantry at the stern of the tank!))) The Germans are Germans. Meticulous and thoughtful to the smallest detail :))) Why! So I see a fighter in a "Flektarn" with a telephone receiver in his hands and in German:
    "Alo! Hans? Shmalny ka in the left window of the second floor!")))
    1. Rus86
      Rus86 7 March 2014 08: 32
      +15
      in the movie Full metall Jacket, there is a scene, there the platoon commander is talking on the phone with the tank. a film about the war in Vietnam. and this is already in the 70's.
    2. TELEMARK
      TELEMARK 7 March 2014 09: 48
      +2
      Friends, the most interesting thing is that we have a block for connecting the infantry with the tank crew, however, it’s standing on the tower, you attach your headset, which is talking to the commander of the infantry squad and forward conversations: lol
      1. Rus86
        Rus86 7 March 2014 09: 54
        +3
        funny test for the squad leader to climb onto the tank during the battle. (although the view from the couch can still be thought out)))
        1. TELEMARK
          TELEMARK 7 March 2014 09: 58
          +2
          When the infantry on the tank’s transmission moves, when the tank is on the defensive, when the tank overcomes a water barrier with a manhole pipe mounted on it.
          1. TELEMARK
            TELEMARK 7 March 2014 13: 03
            0
            at least explain for what minus. dear experts!
            1. kplayer
              kplayer 8 March 2014 12: 38
              +1
              - Probably for the transmission (gear shift box, if simple, and the engine and transmission are in a single power unit).
              When the infantry in the tank's transmission moves, ...
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    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 7 March 2014 10: 25
      +5
      Quote: Aristocrat
      Phone for the infantry at the stern of the tank!))) The Germans are Germans. Meticulous and thoughtful to the smallest detail :))) Why! So I see a fighter in a "Flektarn" with a telephone receiver in his hands and in German:
      "Alo! Hans? Shmalny ka in the left window of the second floor!")))

      Back in the mid-80s, we began to produce "Merkava" with a telephone in the stern. And ours also borrowed the idea from someone. Much goes in a circle.
      1. EvilLion
        EvilLion 7 March 2014 17: 56
        0
        Connecting infantry to TPU is such a slaughterhouse that it is inconvenient to talk about it, although there are (well, stupid!) Who do not use such a chip.
    4. Pimply
      Pimply 7 March 2014 10: 26
      +4
      Quote: Aristocrat
      Phone for infantry at the stern of the tank!))) The Germans are Germans. Meticulous and thought out to the smallest detail :)))

      A long-standing topic. Available for example on Merkava
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 7 March 2014 14: 11
        +1
        Quote: Pimply
        Available for example on Merkava

        The article is really about the "carrot", which you and Aronzavi are cracking with your vodka produced at the State plant in Ohio.
        It’s better to check out Lepard’s fiberglass wallpaper and, of course, the breaker button (photo No. 2 right \ top), and nanotag racks (photo No. 1 and No. 4) are really chic.
        Although UVZ also supplies "blankets".
        As far as I understand, all crew members use 2 doors on the roof of the tower and the driver does not have an individual window or is it wrong?

        Thanks to the author.
        Can I have more species from the guts?
    5. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 7 March 2014 12: 28
      +4
      Quote: Aristocrat
      Phone for the infantry in the stern of the tank!)))

      Nothing fundamentally new, and by the way a very useful thing in urban battles. request
    6. Professor
      Professor 7 March 2014 16: 11
      +10
      Quote: Aristocrat
      Phone for infantry at the stern of the tank!))) The Germans are Germans. Meticulous and thought out to the smallest detail :)))

      The bourgeois made a telephone to communicate with the infantry a very long time ago. For example, the Americans he stood on the M-60, now stands on the Abrams. On Merkava there is one too.

    7. Ivan Petrovich
      Ivan Petrovich 7 March 2014 19: 46
      -1
      oooh, I, I ... das ist ferfluchten trachen zee deutch. Fes house in ruin ...
    8. sds555
      sds555 8 March 2014 15: 19
      0
      Gur Khan, as you say here and the question immediately in the forehead) How about your articles on object 195? Well, to get them in a separate book, or at least in electronic form with illustrations and diagrams? I already asked about this earlier. Well, of course not for free.

      And who will pay and how much? : crazyfun: Well, but seriously ... I have an order for this material from one foreign magazine - wants to release a separate book. I gave my consent. But ... I now stupidly do not have free time to work on books (in the sense of writing or improving myself). Therefore, the publishing plans were corrected before the release of "Armata" - if this tank appears then we will publish everything. We can by that time weaken the regime. And then we have with this now a complete madhouse. It's good that I don't work at UVZ, or even more so at UKBTM, otherwise I would have been jailed long ago. The last part of my "mega-interview" on this topic on the "Rosinformburo" never came out - the editor-in-chief had to leave, and the news agency itself was "mothballed". Of course, I don't associate one with the other, but ... So sorry, but not yet ...
      The repost from Gurkhan is something he has about Armata but has not yet laid it out
      1. sds555
        sds555 8 March 2014 15: 47
        +1
        For those who ask what does the object195 and Armata have to do with it, then Armata is done on the basis of 195
  2. ken
    ken 7 March 2014 08: 42
    0
    Or vice versa, the phone said: "Hello"! ..........
  3. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 7 March 2014 08: 49
    +9
    A tank telephone for communication with infantry, installed in the stern of the Leopard 2A7 tank, will allow infantry near the tank to communicate directly with its crew.

    The problem of "telephone terrorism" arises: the tank commander picks up the phone and hears that his tank is mined! wassat
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 7 March 2014 09: 47
      -1
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      The problem of "telephone terrorism" arises: the tank commander picks up the phone and hears that his tank is mined!

      laughing laughing laughing laughing good hi
      And since the dog and the bomb engineer are on vacation, the war is canceled ...
  4. Aristocrat
    Aristocrat 7 March 2014 09: 03
    -1
    Or here's another dialog:
    "Hello! Hans!"
    "It's not Hans!"
    "Where did I end up?"
    "Finger in .opu !!! Tank !!!))))"
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 7 March 2014 09: 50
      -8
      Let me extend this dialogue a little bit:
      "Hello! Hans!"
      "It's not Hans!"
      "Where did I end up?"
      "Finger in .opu !!! Tank!"

      "YES??"
      "... th on !!!"
  5. Luger
    Luger 7 March 2014 09: 11
    +3
    It was touched in the description of the mission by the characteristic for use in peacekeeping operations, it became immediately clear what the Germans were preparing for, and why the article was called so. At such a pace, in five to seven years, it will come to some kind of ardent action.
    In the first photo, the tower case is also knocked out with anti-shatter fabric, and there is enough electronics. The phone is actually a thing, and the negotiations will not be intercepted, and you can communicate on the case, generally well done. By the way, the tank can be operated in urban conditions, there are stop lights, a reversing light, direction indicators smile
  6. predator.3
    predator.3 7 March 2014 09: 39
    -5
    A good car - "Leopard", taught the Germans on their own head how to make real tanks during the Great Patriotic War!
    1. anip
      anip 8 March 2014 15: 34
      +1
      Quote: predator.3
      taught the Germans on their own head how to make real tanks during the Great Patriotic War

      Uh, how-be shy to ask:
      But did the Germans have then bad tanks ???
  7. Internal combustion engine
    Internal combustion engine 7 March 2014 10: 03
    -10%
    Heavily heavy and clumsy. In urban conditions, for example, in those that have to fight in Syria brisk T-72, these tanks will be quickly destroyed. And nothing will help them. No armor, no phones, no color displays. Another thing is that Western tanks will never fight in such conditions. For their infantry has enough means of hitting targets in urban combat and does not need heavy tanks. Again, how are the Germans going to go to Moscow with such brontosaurs through our swamps and rivers?
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 7 March 2014 12: 51
      +4
      Quote: ICE
      In urban conditions, for example, in those that have to fight in Syria brisk T-72, these tanks will be quickly destroyed. And nothing will help them. No armor, no phones, no color displays ...

      "Sharp-sighted bird - fly ..." fellow

      "... Find tanks in the city" bully

      "I'll sneak up on them from the flank ... well, in general, somewhere like that" request
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      2. kplayer
        kplayer 7 March 2014 13: 52
        +4
        It seemed to me that the T-72 detonated ammunition, fire and smoke escaped from everywhere (trunk, hatches, MTO)
        1. iConst
          iConst 7 March 2014 15: 06
          +1
          Quote: kplayer
          It seemed to me .... detonated the ammunition ...

          Smiled ... laughing
        2. ty60
          ty60 11 March 2014 16: 59
          0
          No, with the detonation of the BC, the disrupted remains of the hull will remain. The tower will fly away. Perhaps the detonation of the remnants of the BC
        3. ty60
          ty60 11 March 2014 16: 59
          0
          No, with the detonation of the BC, the disrupted remains of the hull will remain. The tower will fly away. Perhaps the detonation of the remnants of the BC
      3. melman
        melman 7 March 2014 23: 21
        0
        Well, in general, they hit the tank from the stern and moreover as a "vampire", and what tank do you think the vampire is holding?
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 8 March 2014 08: 03
          0
          Quote: melman
          Well, in general, they hit the tank from the stern and moreover as a "vampire", and what tank do you think the vampire is holding?

          Yes, it doesn’t matter what they hit, by the sub-calibers at the junction of the tower and the hull - the result will be the same.
          And from the "vampire" in the tail ... depending on where to go, but for this KAZ exists.
          1. melman
            melman 21 March 2014 22: 03
            0
            You scoff, "in the tail, depending on where to get", excuse me, this is idiocy, or you do not know what a "vampire" is, or just to blurt out. And at the expense of KAZ, I think you got excited about recording it in Wunderwaffle, like all equipment, it has drawbacks. Or is it on purpose to say that Trophy was there, she knocked it down?
    2. Jager
      Jager 7 March 2014 16: 06
      +8
      The tank needs speed mainly when deploying and approaching the battlefield and on the battlefield itself. and even then rarely. And in the city where you are going to arrange a race? By the way, the infantry just needs the city in MBT, because only he can clear the way for the infantry. Remember Berlin. When the infantry tried to advance with the help of artillery without tanks, it was mowed, when the tanks were going without infantry cover, they were burned. The tank itself is only a means of stripping; it is not able to keep the territory.
      By the way, the specific pressure is not much greater than that of the T-72. Accordingly, the cross is almost the same.
      1. melman
        melman 7 March 2014 23: 37
        0
        But do not forget that it also depends on the type of caterpillars installed on the tank, and its weight and dimensions should not be written off either. Since the tank has tactical and strategic, operational-tactical mobility, and here repairs are taken into account. But the concept of the tank was also current, that it had to be dropped, although prokticheski all European tanks from Soviet armored "kulaks"
  8. TAMERLAN 7
    TAMERLAN 7 7 March 2014 10: 45
    +3
    Such a comfortable tank! Not a war on it - a walk (if you don’t shoot at the tank, of course)! I wonder what will happen if they shoot at him and God forbid they fall!
    1. TAMERLAN 7
      TAMERLAN 7 7 March 2014 13: 29
      +6
      For lovers of Western weapons and cons for humorI explain:
      -225 tanks and the number is decreasing, Leopard 2A7 in general - 20 pieces! If you have not read:
      By the end of 2015, their number is expected to decrease to 225 operating machines, including 155 Leopard 2A6, 50 2A6M and 20 2A7.

      For a country like Germany, this is very small! Germany on January 1, 1990 had almost 7000 tanks! And now - 225! And the loss of every tank is a disaster!
      Or do you disagree?
    2. neri73-r
      neri73-r 7 March 2014 14: 14
      +3
      All the electronics will crumble, the engine will stall, the air conditioner will fail ..... and everything is going to war! laughing I won’t tell about this device, but leklers carry wheeled tractors to the shooting range, after unloading they must calibrate (or whatever it is scientifically called) sights before firing, since they go astray (sights) during transportation! I heard first-hand that my relative, a tanker (ours), was on line 10 of the command line (this is the old one, as I now call it) the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the UAE, served our BMP-3s, which were in service there. We constantly went to the shooting range, its conclusion - comfort, in comparison with our tanks, is ideal, everything is fine in the conditions of the training ground, but not in terms of combat potential, if you had to fight (and choose a tank), you would fight on our tanks !
      1. kplayer
        kplayer 7 March 2014 21: 10
        +2
        "Military Affairs" (NTV), with comments by Colonel S. Suvorov
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      3. kplayer
        kplayer 10 March 2014 11: 52
        +1
        Quote: neri73-r
        ... but leklers carry wheeled tractors to the shooting range, after unloading they must calibrate (or whatever it is scientifically called) sights before firing, since they go astray (sights) during transportation! I heard firsthand that my relative is a tankman ...

        Watching an "ancient" video ("Military")
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      5. ty60
        ty60 11 March 2014 17: 08
        0
        All my life it was called alignment of sights. In modern times, the level due to the use of a large amount of electronics has grown significantly.
      6. ty60
        ty60 11 March 2014 17: 08
        0
        All my life it was called alignment of sights. In modern times, the level due to the use of a large amount of electronics has grown significantly.
  9. Sensey
    Sensey 7 March 2014 10: 53
    0
    Leopard 2A7 + in all its glory
    It seems to me or it has become shrunken in size compared to older versions.
    Are there any sizes to look at?
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    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 7 March 2014 17: 18
      0
      Quote: Sensey
      Leopard 2A7 +

      Features

      Weight, kg 67500
      Length, mm 10970
      Width, mm 4000
      Height, mm 2640
      Engine power, hp Xnumx
      Maximum speed on the highway, km / h 72
      Cruising on highway, km 450
      Caliber of the main gun, mm 120
      Barrel Length, 55 Caliber

      http://topwar.ru/5458-tank-leopard-2a7.html
  10. Dezinto
    Dezinto 7 March 2014 10: 58
    +3
    Yes, at the expense of the swamps is an interesting question. In general, will he be able to ride except the asphalt road? No, of course, surely they provided for bumps and pits. ))) And if the serious situation is the twentieth kilometer in the forest thicket? How will this prodigy behave?
    Have to change trains .... something like that ....
    1. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 7 March 2014 12: 57
      +8
      Instead of making cross-country vehicles, they changed the way they wage war. Journalists are fighting with cameras pitting one part of the country against another. And the existing tanks are designed to conduct business for their sale, and just in case for defense, suddenly Poland will attack, or someone else.
    2. kplayer
      kplayer 8 March 2014 13: 49
      +3
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Yes, at the expense of the swamps is an interesting question. In general, will he be able to ride except the asphalt road? No, of course, surely they provided for bumps and pits. ))) And if the serious situation is the twentieth kilometer in the forest thicket? How will this child prodigy behave? ...

      Perhaps in the conditions of frontal wars and multimillion-strong armies of the last century this would have mattered, but I doubt that the Belarusian swamps, for example, have operational or strategic importance, they can simply be circumvented and there is no work for tanks, only for infantry and combat helicopters (with onboard thermal imaging systems), in modern conditions, the DB is relevant for its complexity in dense urban (including populated) buildings and mountain ranges.
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    4. kplayer
      kplayer 8 March 2014 14: 34
      +1
      As an option, engineering and engineering units are equipped with prefabricated (flexible) pavement sets, plus fascines.
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  11. valken
    valken 7 March 2014 11: 21
    +2
    Do the t-72 and t-90 engines correspond to euro4 or what kind of engines do they have there? may not let
  12. Sirs
    Sirs 7 March 2014 12: 18
    -2
    And that the Germans did not go the two-wheeled chassis after the 2nd World War?
  13. kplayer
    kplayer 7 March 2014 13: 38
    +3
    Quote: Rus86
    in the movie Full metall Jacket, there is a scene, there the platoon commander is talking on the phone with the tank. a film about the war in Vietnam. and this is already in the 70's.

    It may not be entirely correct to cite examples from cinematography, nevertheless, a fragment from the film "All-metal shell" proves that people (l / s) among Americans have priority over technology, i.e. Under certain conditions, the actions of the tank are controlled by the infantry (for example, the DB in the city), while the Germans, on the contrary, for a long time built infantry tactics in the interests of the tank (tank "blitzkrieg"), a reverse example of the feature film "Save Private Ryan" As in the SA, the main thing was to keep the pace of the offensive / attack.
    1. Rus86
      Rus86 7 March 2014 14: 20
      +1
      blitzkrieg - tactics and strategy of coverage (roughly, but so) there the city took the "ring" of the siege.
      in a clean field by radio, the required level of relevance can be achieved, in the city the phone is it. so the combat machine can be transmitted to different platoons (companies, etc.) (view from the couch (he stomped his boots, but still an amateur)
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      2. kplayer
        kplayer 7 March 2014 15: 27
        +3
        Your comment (second) was very appropriate, but was left unnoticed by part of the public (referred to the German vaunted practicality), therefore, duplicated.
        "Blitzkrieg" cited as an example of the primacy of the role of tanks, infantry losses were little considered. In the United States, the tank had to save the infantry and the lives of soldiers (in WWII "Shermans", like the T-34, were produced a lot, with some difference in the doctrine of use), as the strike force, aviation was preferred.
  14. dFG
    dFG 7 March 2014 16: 41
    +4
    an excellent tank for the Germans always succeeded in high-quality equipment, but the question torments me different where are the same city modernizations of 72-k .. did you make one for the exhibition and then? there wouldn’t be a batch of 20-30 pcs, but to Syria for testing at the country level, the money is very small, but for designers experience ... so no
  15. Yemelya
    Yemelya 7 March 2014 18: 01
    -4
    Quote: And Us Rat
    Phone for the infantry in the stern of the tank!)))
    Nothing fundamentally new, and by the way a very useful thing in urban battles.


    IMHO, this phone will hang out behind the tank on the wire, because they will not have time to hang up the phone, or they will crush the subscriber by accident.
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 7 March 2014 20: 37
      +4
      Quote: Emelya
      Quote: And Us Rat
      Phone for the infantry in the stern of the tank!)))
      Nothing fundamentally new, and by the way a very useful thing in urban battles.

      IMHO, this phone will hang out behind the tank on the wire, because they will not have time to hang up the phone, or they will crush the subscriber by accident.

      Well, if in 30 years of operation no one has been crushed ... the conclusion is as if obvious. laughing
  16. Massik
    Massik 7 March 2014 18: 18
    0
    Electronics more and more, the defeat of the batteries and generator will completely disable the tank or am I wrong?
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 7 March 2014 23: 15
      +4
      Quote: Marssik
      Electronics more and more, the defeat of the batteries and generator will completely disable the tank or am I wrong?

      The generator in the tank is in such a place that if it is out of order, then the kayuk engine. Another thing is the APU, it is separately installed, but its failure does not lead to a tank stop, it will be powered from the main engine.
    2. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 12 2014 21: 59
      +1
      All tanks with a 122mm reimetal gun: Abrams, Merkava, Leopard, K2, Type-90; able to fire when the tank is completely without electricity and hydraulics.
  17. kplayer
    kplayer 8 March 2014 10: 14
    +1
    Quote: Nayhas
    The generator in the tank is in such a place that if it is out of order, then the kayuk engine.

    Can you explain? and what is the vulnerability? otherwise such a phenomenon "faulty generator -> engine death" does not contribute to the survivability of MBT.
    1. kplayer
      kplayer 8 March 2014 11: 19
      +1
      For auxiliary SU +
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  18. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 8 March 2014 10: 17
    0
    No one noticed a funny umbrella over the tower? This is so that the commander’s head will not be scorched ...
  19. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 8 March 2014 10: 17
    0
    No one noticed a funny umbrella over the tower? This is so that the commander’s head will not be scorched ...
  20. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 8 March 2014 10: 17
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    No one noticed a funny umbrella over the tower? This is so that the commander’s head will not be scorched ...
    1. azov
      azov 8 March 2014 13: 20
      +2
      here he is a funny umbrella
      1. Rus86
        Rus86 16 March 2014 17: 02
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        there is the president of India himself. on state acceptance
  21. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 8 March 2014 10: 18
    +1
    Leo is like a Mercedes among cars. Luxury reliable and sooo expensive. Much better than a leklerk with an abram ...
    1. Crang
      Crang 10 March 2014 08: 14
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      Leclerc is much better than Leopard
  22. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 8 March 2014 10: 32
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    I recalled a Disney cartoon about an electro cat. Finally, Leo got a skin! It’s not convenient for a cat to walk naked, even if it’s iron ...
  23. kplayer
    kplayer 8 March 2014 11: 00
    +2
    Quote: Peacemaker
    No one noticed a funny umbrella over the tower? This is so that the commander’s head will not be scorched ...

    It is no coincidence that an umbrella with a camouflage net is located above a platform with an optoelectronic system and also has an anti-glare purpose (glare is noticeable at decent distances from low-flying attack planes and helicopters), and commanders like to use binoculars tucked to their waist (trying to look behind a dune). There is too much sun in the desert and nowhere to hide.
  24. azov
    azov 8 March 2014 13: 04
    +3
    about the phone: Matilda CS fire support tank. An infantry officer adjusts the shooting, using a telephone mounted at the rear of the tank to communicate with the crew. May 1945
  25. azov
    azov 8 March 2014 13: 13
    +3
    or here, but this is Sherman
  26. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 10 March 2014 15: 41
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    I read it with pleasure.
    Thanks for the article, Alex!
    hi

    Don’t say that, but Leo is a solid car.
    Here is this Leopard 2A7 option + very interesting ...
  27. kplayer
    kplayer 16 March 2014 13: 25
    +2
    Quote: TAMERLAN 7
    -225 tanks and the number is decreasing, Leopard 2A7 in general - 20 pieces! If you have not read:
    By the end of 2015, their number is expected to decrease to 225 operating machines, including 155 Leopard 2A6, 50 2A6M and 20 2A7.

    For a country like Germany, this is very small! Germany on January 1, 1990 had almost 7000 tanks! And now - 225! And the loss of every tank is a disaster!

    The Germans have not yet lost their minds! Now Germany has at least 1000 tanks of the "Leopard-2" type, of which 350 (225 A6) in units (3 tank and 2 mechanized brigades) of constant readiness (4 tank and 5 reconnaissance battalions), the rest of the MBT in case of mobilization deployment are in storage.
    What is supposed there for 2015 (regardless of sources), time will tell.
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