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  1. Wondering, are there side hull armour drawings/specifications out there for the Leo 2AV ? Trying to figure out the most likely protection of the Leo 2's side lower hull, and wether it changes along the length of the tank.
  2. Armour distribution based on the Swedish data:
  3. As for how the thickness of the back plate was measured:
  4. As far as I can tell the thickness of the mantlet was measured like so: Thus 420mm is very much confirmed if you ask me.
  5. As for the lower hull side thickness, I've read between 40-50mm, but I haven't seen any measurements yet to confirm it. Anyone got anything on the lower hull sides?
  6. There is this picture which shows that the hull roof is noticably thicker than the hatch (how much ofcourse is anybody's guess, but I think 40-45mm sounds reasonable based on the photographic evidence):
  7. As for the mantlet area, it's complex to colour code due to all the different parts:
  8. Scav, The front hull roof should be between 40-45 mm thick (hatch is 30mm), which is 287-323mm LOS alone. So 250mm is too low there. Also keep in mind that the hull nose module covers part of the highly sloped hull roof area. I've attached a more detailed illustration of the hull armour below:
  9. That's the boresight tool, I need official info on the EMES-15 primary sight
  10. Does anyone have detailed & sourced specifications for the Leopard 2's EMES-15 sight?
  11. Hello Laviduce, Disappointingly the people I were able to talk to when there simply didnt know the information you requested, and taking any measurements was rendered impossible by all the military personnel around. However I found out that there's a tank musuem nearby with a Leopard 2A4 on exhibition that I might be able to get access to and there are likely to be experts on the tank there too.
  12. Alright guys, I will be attending something called Åben Hede in Denmark tommorrow where the Leopard 2 will be doing some live exercises and you can walk around the tanks and so forth. If there's anything you guys want me to ask or achieve whilst there just let me know today.
  13. Thanks SM_HH, That atleast seem to validate the use of an inner wall, and supposedly with NERA. Would you happen to have information on the thickness of the hull below the sponsons? Narod.ru puts it at 50mm RHA, however are there any measurements to back this up?
  14. A closer look from the other side which seems to indicate that there is a inner wall:
  15. A close up picture of the rear turret bustle being worked on: Notice the lip formed by the plate overhang, what does this indicate? Is the turret bustle armour really not 90mm thick? or is the particular turret simply missing the inner wall plate at the moment of picture?
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