This is the C2 variant with additional armor and other upgrades. I wouldn't take it up against T-80s, but it'll do well in Astan, I think.
I think so too, they arent too heavy or too big, incomparision with an Abrahams of Leo2, and should do very fine in A-Stan. The additional armour should give enough protection against RPGS or IEDS(depending on their size). And with a few upgrades the Leo 1 could take it up against a T-80, easily.
Are these pictures recent? I saw in one of them there was a M113 in the background. Would L-O-V-E to see more pictures P-L-E-A-S-E!!!
Here is some info on the C2 Leopard
The Army's upgraded Leopard C2 is all about firepower! The tank is armed with a 105-mm gun that works with a computerized fire control system, thermal 'night vision', and a laser range-finder. The Leopard's 830 horsepower engine and the ability to drive in almost any terrain definitely make it the ultimate off-road vehicle!
The C2 is an updated Leopard 1A5, which was developed in Germany in the 1980s. This tank deploys with a crew of four, including a commander, a driver, a gunner and a radio operator/loader. The 105-mm L7A3 gun is capable of engaging targets day and night, while on the move under adverse weather conditions, through the use of a fully stabilized fire control system with an integrated thermal imaging system and laser range-finder. The Leopard C2 Tank is also fitted with a gunner's secondary fire control system and a commander's fire control system. It has two 7.62-mm C6 machine guns. One is mounted inside the turret and another can be mounted externally on either the commander's or the loader's station.
The Leopard C2 is also fitted with two banks of four smoke grenade launchers on the turret. The tank may be "sealed-off" against nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) threats. It is a minimum-maintenance armoured fighting vehicle and complete replacement of the engine and transmission is possible in 30 minutes under field conditions. When properly fitted with a conning tower, it is capable of deep-fording or submerged fording where riverbanks are prepared for exit and entry.
105-mm L7A3 gun
1 x 7.62-mm co-axially mounted machine-gun (C6)
1 x 7.62-mm crew commander's machine-gun (C6)
76-mm grenade launchers (2 clusters of 4 launchers)
Ammunition types: Armour-Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS)
High explosive squash head (HESH)
White Phosphorous Smoke (WP)
Length: 8.17 m (gun at 6 o'clock), 9.54 m (gun at 12 o'clock)
Width: 3.37 m Height: 2.62 m Weight: 42.5 t
Engine: Multi-fuel engine, 10 cylinders, 830 hp
Speed: 65 km/hr
Range: 600 km
Number in Service: 66
Sold to companies in North America: 23
In museums or used as monuments: 4
Used as hard targets on ranges: 21
Upgraded Leopard 1A5's. They have performed well and even beaten M1A's at tank competitions between the U.S. and Canada, the night sights are supposed to be especially good and our crews are supposed to be extremely competent.