|Number:||344 (Originally 354, at least 10 lost during battle for al-Bab, Syria)|
|Cost:||Part of EUR364 million deal|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Manufacturer:||Krauss-Maffei, now Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW)|
|Combat Weight:||55 tons|
|Length:||31.7 ft (9.67 m)|
|Width:||12.1 ft (3.7 m)|
|Height:||9.2 ft (2.79 m)|
|Range:||372.8 mile (600 km)|
|Engine:||MTU MB 873 Ka-501 diesel (1500 hp)|
|Road Speed:||44.7 mph (72 km/h)|
|Armor||Titanium and Tungsten|
|Main Armament||L/44 120mm Smoothbore (42 rounds)|
|Ammunition||APDS, APFSDS, HEAT, smoke rounds|
|Secondary Armament||2 x 7.62mm MG3A1 machine guns (1 coaxial/1 commander’s hatch)|
|Fire Control System:||WNA-H22 2-plane gun stabilization|
|Zeiss thermal imager|
|Krupp-Atlas EMES-15 day sight|
|Countermeasures/ Defenses:||16 x smoke grenade launchers|
|Misc Systems:||Fire suppression system|
|Notes:||Turkish defense manufacturer Aselsan developed a domestic upgrade variant known as the Leopard 2NG but these never appear to have been fielded. The 2NG claimed to be superior than Leopard 2A6|
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