MSPO 2016: PGZ Unveils Leopard 2 PL Prototype

 
MSPO 2016
Official Foreign Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV
International Defense Industry Exhibition & conference
6 - 9 September 2016
Kielce , Poland
 
Leopard 2 PL
 
 
MSPO 2016: PGZ Unveils Leopard 2 PL Main Battle Tank Prototype
At MSPO 2016, the International Defence Industry Exhibition currently held in Kielce (Poland), local company Bumar (member of PGZ) and German company Rheinmetall are showcasing for the first time a Leopard 2 PL main battle tank (MBT) demonstrator (a company representative qualified it as "pre prototype").
     
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The Leopard 2 PL is designed for target engagement from a stationary position and on the move, as well as for deployment by day and night. The 2 PL version is based on existing Leopard 2A4 MBTs in service with the Polish Army and fitted with additional armor and upgraded turret stabilization and fire suppression systems.

A Bumar representative explained that the main visual (and exterior) feature of the PL variant on display at MSPO compared to a regular Leopard 2A4 variant is the additional armor fitted at the front of the turret.
     
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The Leopard 2A4 is a German-made main battle tank designed and manufactured by the Company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, the successor of the main battle tank Leopard 1. The version Leopard 2A4 constitutes the basis of today’s Leopard-family.

The Polish Army operates 128 Leopard 2A4s and had an additional 14 Leopard 2A4s and 105 Leopard 2A5s on order in March 2013. The Polish Leopard 2 tanks serve with the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade based in Świętoszów. By November 2013, the Polish Defense Ministry had acquired 119 ex-German tanks (105 Leopard 2A5s and 14 2A4s). All acquired Leopard 2A4 tanks are to be upgraded to Leopard 2PL standard.
 

 

 

 

 

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