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  1. And because I stumbled across it, here the versions which will be in german service: Leopard 2 A5 (@ Gefechts Übungs Zentrum) Leopard 2 A6 MA2 (@ DE/NL PzBtl. 414) Leopard 2 A6 A3 (brought to the same operating concept as A7 as a preparation for the switch to A7) Leopard 2 A7 (Addition V gets removed like Rico said). The first two A7V are converted A7 while the remaining 18 A7 will be the last ones to be upgraded. The A4 conversions of the A4 started this yearand will take untill 2023 - the turrets are (re)build in Kassel and this is the bottleneck of the industries capacity. Untill 2019 they were busy with 62 A7+ for Katar and in 2023 it is planned to start with the order of 44 A7+ for Hungary. The upgrade for the 2 A6MA3s will start in 2023 and will be finished in 2026.
  2. @KaramazovIn march this year additional 101 A7V were ordered, so alltogether 205.Afair the A7V upgrade also includes a stronger APU, the same like the A7Q uses. Furthermore at least the older A4s will receive the L55A1 instead of the L44 in the process. This enables the tank to use the programmable fuze of the DM11 HE which replaces the DM12 HEAT-MZ and other future programmable ammunitions (KE2020?). No Idea if or how many of the second order shall be refitted wit the L55A1. This press release:http://www.bundeswehr-journal.de/2017/rheinmetall-beginnt-panzerumruestung-auf-leopard-2-a7v/#more-8269 also speaks of a new thermal imaging system, a new eye save rangefinder and the removal of obsolescences ( fire control e.g)
  3. Today the first Leopard 2A7V was handed over to the Bundeswehr by KMW. The troops must still be a bit patient since the first went to the BAAINBw ( BWB was just to easy *sigh*). More pictures: https://www.kmweg.de/mediacenter/pressebilder.html While Germany got it's first of 104 A7V which will be delivered untill 2023, Denmark received it's first of 44 A7 which will be delivered untill 22. source:https://www.kmweg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/news/KMW_Pressemitteilung_Daenemark_und_Deutschland_erhalten_modernste_Versionen_des_LEOPARD_2.pdf
  4. MARAD claims that Iran was fucking around with GPS and false radio contacts: source: https://www.maritime.dot.gov/content/2019-012-persian-gulf-strait-hormuz-gulf-oman-arabian-sea-red-sea-threats-commercial-vessels
  5. Well obviously somebody forgot to tell the canadians that the leopard had no space to grow. Not Magach7 level but still a grown up cat.
  6. In 2017 a deal was signed to upgrade 68 Leopard 2 A4, 16 Leopard 2 A6 and 20 Leopard 2 A7 to A7V standard. While only the 68 A4 will be fitted with the L/55A1 because their gun must be changed anyways. And now there is an additional contract to upgrade 101 A6 an A6MA2 to a standard "similar"1 to the A7V. Together 205 A7V or "alike", further 32 are mothballed to serve as a basis for future modifications like bridge layers. Any idea what version(s) the remaining 91 are (328 total -104-101-32) ? 1" 101 Kampfpanzert Leopard 2 der Varianten A6M A2 und A6 sollen auf einen ähnlichen Konstruktionsstand wie der der neuesten Version Leopard 2 A7V gebracht werden. Ziel ist eine Anpassung an den Leopard 2 A7V in Bezug auf Bedienung und Logistik. " (BMVg.de). The upgrade aims for an adjustment of the Leopard 2 A7V regarding the handling and logistics - sounds more like a A7V light than a similar standard. The deal for the fist 104 A7V was worth 113 million € and I'm still looking for numbers for the current 101 Vehicles since "Ausschussdrucksache 19(12)383" is not puplicly available how it seems.
  7. I...doubt, thar Hilmes mixed up something in this matter. He did a bit more than "just writing about" the Leopard 2 upgrades.
  8. Some WW.II Field Manuals of the Kriegsmarine. ( alike for Luftwaffe and Heer) Merkbücher über die Munition, Munitionsvorschriften, Zündervorschriften and some Dienstvorschriften dealing with EOD and chemical warfare http://michaelhiske.de II. Weltkrieg => Deuschland
  9. nearly 10lb for a 7VR. But I thinks there is still a penetration gap between those two. [http://roe.ru/eng/catalog/land-forces/strelkovoe-oruzhie/grenade-launchers/pg-7vr/ ]
  10. Some basics: https://www.hensoldt.net/fileadmin/hensoldt/Datenblätter/En/0714_SL_0817_9_GPG_EMES_15_EN_LoRes.pdf
  11. An autoloader in a lighter vehicle with an autoloader and a autocannon on the roof. Sonds like somebody told him about this cool vehicle called MBT-70.
  12. Astoundingly many opinions without supporting facts on the last page of this thread. I could get over to reddit if I would want more if this
  13. I would go on with the nitpicking: " Russian defense company is trying to develop similar to Javelin anti-tank systems". Being nitpicky this would mean replacing it with a shoulder launched F&F with half the Range compared to a 9M133M-2. Probably a Spike ER is more fitting.
  14. This issue includes even more: and: No further talk of the 1A3. Hope this wasn't to much derailing.
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