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#21 Stefan Kotsch

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1528 PM

Wow. That was my very first lightning thought. When I looked at the optics.

 

It's an experimental type on its way to the Leopard 2, but with 105 mm smooth-bore (?) gun (yes, without bore evacuator). Prototype designating PT15 with turret T02?


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1535 PM

Thord Wedman: Chassies number 7 with turret number 6.

Edited by Wiedzmin, 26 February 2018 - 1535 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 1551 PM

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 1459 PM

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is L7A2 version of L7A3 without bore evacuator ?


The L7A3 variant was developed with breech modifications to interface with the Leo 1 recoil system rather than the Centurion recoil system. All L7 ordnance variants had an (eccentric) fume extractor (bore evacuator) fitted.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 0943 AM

Wiedzmin, which document is that from? Very interesting information.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 0617 AM

Bundesarchive reports mostly

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Leopard 1a3 turret, steel used HZB 301 370-410HB and up to 490 for 12mm plates,roof HZB20 260-300HB
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 1206 PM

Note a value for a supposedly solid gun cradle... :)


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 1256 PM

Gun cradle of all leo1 before 1a3 was made from constructional steel(not armor) and it hollow box yes, 1a3 have cradle from armor steel, as 2k, but for leo2av/2a4 I don't have any good info at this moment
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