What is the Leopard 2 Battle Tank?

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Italy is planning to buy German-made Leopard 2 battle tanks to boost its ground forces in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

About Leopard 2 battle tank:


  • It is a German made main battle tank.
  • Manufacturer: Developed by German weapons manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).
  • Leopard was first produced in the late 1990s for the West German army in response to Soviet threats during the Cold War.
  • The Leopard 2 tanks are mainly used by the German military. More than a dozen countries in Europe as well as other countries like Canada are also using these tanks.
  • Features:
    • It has a crew of four and a range of about 500 kilometers (310 miles).
    • Weight: 55 tonne
    • Top speed: 68 km/h (42mph).
    • Its main weapon is a 120mm smooth bore gun, and it has a fully-digital fire-control system.
    • It is also armed with two coaxial light machine guns.
    • They also provide “all-round protection” for troops from threats such as mines, anti-tank fire, and improvised explosive devices.


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Source: Italy plans to buy Leopard 2 tanks to boost ground forces