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Core Tip: In ’79, zie German’s replaced the older Leopard 1 with version 2. Around 35 hundred have been produced. She was used by Germany in Kosovo and also used by the Danish and Canadians in Afghanistan.
In '79, zie German's replaced the older Leopard 1 with version 2.  Around 35 hundred have been produced.  She was used by Germany in Kosovo and also used by the Danish and Canadians in Afghanistan. The primary armament for production versions of the Leopard 2 is the Rheinmetall 120 mm smoothbore gun—the same gun currently used on the M1 Abrams. The list is long, versions have been used by the following countries: Austria, Canada, Chie (who knew), Denmark, Finland, Greece, Indonesia (yep, Indo-freakin-nesia), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey…and of course, Deutchland.  Also, the following countries are looking into future use:  Qutar, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.  It has been one of the bad boys in the tank world for years.  On 22 May 2015, the German Defense Ministry announced plans to develop a successor to the Leopard 2 tank, likely to be named the Leopard 3.  Photos source

In ’79, zie German’s replaced the older Leopard 1 with version 2. Around 35 hundred have been produced. She was used by Germany in Kosovo and also used by the Danish and Canadians in Afghanistan.
The primary armament for production versions of the Leopard 2 is the Rheinmetall 120 mm smoothbore gun—the same gun currently used on the M1 Abrams.
The list is long, versions have been used by the following countries:
Austria, Canada, Chie (who knew), Denmark, Finland, Greece, Indonesia (yep, Indo-freakin-nesia), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey…and of course, Deutchland.
Also, the following countries are looking into future use:
Qutar, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.

It has been one of the bad boys in the tank world for years.

On 22 May 2015, the German Defense Ministry announced plans to develop a successor to the Leopard 2 tank, likely to be named the Leopard 3.

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