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Leopard 2PL

Leopard 2PL
Leopard 2PL - Szkolenie Wojska Polskiego w Nowej Dębie (cropped).jpg
Place of originPoland, Germany
Service history
In service2020-
Used byPolish Land Forces
Production history
Designed2018
ManufacturerZakłady Mechaniczne „BUMAR-ŁABĘDY” S.A, Rheinmetall
Produced2019-
No. built18/142 [1]
Specifications
Mass59,203 kg (130,520 lb)
Length9,670 mm (381 in)
Width3,750 mm (148 in)
Height3,050 mm (120 in)
Crew4

Armorcomposite armor
Main
armament
Rheinmetall Rh-120 L/44 120mm cannon
Secondary
armament
2 × MG3 machine guns
EngineMTU-MB 873
1100 kW
Operational
range
on road 500 km, in terrain 300km
Maximum speed 68 km/h
Leopard 2PL prototype unil German Army Day, Fassberg Air Base 2019
Leopard 2PL side view
Leopard 2PL rear view

The Leopard 2PL is a main battle tank used by the Polish Armed Forces, and is a modernized version of the older Leopard 2A4 tank, phased out by Germany and first acquired by Poland in the 2000s. The modernisation is currently being carried out in cooperation with Rheinmetall and the Polish Armaments Group (pol. Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa PGZ).[2][3]

  1. ^ Mateusz Zielonka (2021-08-02), Dwa kolejne Leopardy 2PL dostarczone
  2. ^ Andrzej Kiński - 19 grudnia 2019 (2019-12-19). "Analiza Radaru: Modernizacja czołgów do standardu Leopard 2PL". Radar (in Polish). Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  3. ^ "Bumar Leopard 2PL Main Battle Tank". www.bumar.gliwice.pl. Retrieved 2020-07-09.