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    look at 1 and 2nd photos camo pattern is the asme but collors are diferent also barrel on 2nd picture seems to be shorter (notice cammo patern on barrel )

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    The way of using the camo-net on this tank saves you to give it a envirnoment dependent paint. Kinda make your standard green-brown-black camo blend in nicely in an desert environment.

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    Operation Ivy is going to be chapped
    But ya I second the camo-netting on the tanks. It looks good and it helps it blend in more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmot1
    look at 1 and 2nd photos camo pattern is the asme but collors are diferent also barrel on 2nd picture seems to be shorter (notice cammo patern on barrel )

    The Leo 2A6 uses the new 120 mm L55 gun developed by Rheinmetall GmbH to replace the shorter 120 millimeter L44 smoothbore tank gun on the Leopard 2. The extension of the barrel length from calibre length 44 to calibre length 55 results in a greater portion of the available energy in the barrel to be converted into projectile velocity. A 130 cm increase in barrel length plus other modifications resulted in a higher projectile velocity and increased KE-performance.


    The Leopard 2A6 in action, at the firing grounds.
    further performance increase of the Leopard 2A6 was achieved by the introduction of the DM 53 (LKE II) round. This round has a significantly higher penetrating capability than other current types of KE-rounds and is considered a guideline when equipping current or future systems. The secondary target spectrum is covered by our ultra-modern secondary rounds (HE and MP).
    http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/leo2.htm

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    I like the Leopard better then the Abrams....

    Just my opinion, of co**** Ivy wouldnt say so

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    LOL worst thread ever Good pics even though its the Leo


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    Abrams Rule

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    LoL....

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    The barrel isn't the only difference between the A5 and A6. Notice the extra armor plating on the front hull. Also the new square lights and slanted front fenders.

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    Gah .. We need more pics ..



    STRV122 on the prowl



    Oh another STRV122




    Oh good its such a beautiful tank ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintendo
    The barrel isn't the only difference between the A5 and A6. Notice the extra armor plating on the front hull. Also the new square lights and slanted front fenders.
    Well I noticed also colors are diferent but cammo pattern still the same In germany everything standarized I love that !!!!

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    Like 2 years ago there was accident in polish army when turreat of t-72 turned around and squeezed a head of driver while he was looking off hatch i wonnder if the head of this guy is also put on risk of squeezeng...

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    Doesn't the bottom, front of the turret create a shot trap? I"m sure the engineers thought this through but it does look like it would deflect a incoming projectile down and into the hull. The M26 Pershing and King Tiger with the round Porche turret had a problem with that.

    The camo net is a great idea. Really breaks up the outline and may even help hide the IR signature if it's made out of the right materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudcat
    The camo net is a great idea. Really breaks up the outline and may even help hide the IR signature if it's made out of the right materials.
    It is. The swedish Leopards atleast use Saab Barracuda nets, which is also used on tents and such.
    If you look with NVG on a heated tent without it, it is like a torch lighting up a large area, with the net
    nothing is seen. The problem is that these kinds of nets are expensive as hell.


    Swedish Strv 122 without camouflage


    Finnish Leopard 2A4

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