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    Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4





    Length: 9.67 m (377 inches (including main armament).
    Width: 3.70 m (144 inches).
    Height: 2.79 m (109 inches).
    Weight: 55.150 kg (121.475 lb.).
    Armour: Spaced, multi-layer (Chobham).
    Engine: V12-cylinder MTU MB-873-Ka501, 47.600 cm3 (2903 cubic inches), turbo charged, liquid cooled.
    Horsepower: 1500 at 2.100 rpm.
    Transmission: Renk HSWL 354 gear and break system.
    Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
    Fording depth:
    without preparation: 1.2 m (46 inches).
    with deep water fording kit: 4.0 m (156 inches).
    Fuel type: Multifuel.
    Fuel capacity: 1160 liter (255 gallons).
    Range: 550 km (343 miles).
    Crew: 4.

    Armament: Armed with a 120 mm smoothbore gun (L44 by Rheinmetall, Germany)and 2 7.62 mm machine-guns.
    27 rounds of 120 mm ammunition are stored in a special magazine in the forward section of the hull,
    to the left of the driver's station - additional 15 (making a total of 42) are stored in the left side of the turret bustle,
    and separated from the fighting compartment by an electrically operated door.

    The gun can fire APFSDS-T (Armour Piercing, Fin Stabilised, Discarding Sabot) and HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) rounds.
    2.000 rounds of 7.62 ammunition for the machine guns are carried. 8 smoke dischargers is mounted on each side of the turret.

    Additional: The crew compartment is prepared for a fire and explosion detection and suppression system.
    A fireproof bulkhead separates the fighting compartment from the engine compartment at the rear of the vehicle.
    Standard equipment includes infra-red and and passive night vision devices, an NBC-system and heaters for the driver´s and fighting compartments.

    The gunner has a dual magnification, stabilised EMES-15 sight with integrated laser range finder, thermal image unit and fire control computer.
    The gunners picture is transmitted to the commanders periscope, who can control all functions of the fire control system.
    The complete powerpack can be removed in 15 minutes for repair or replacement. Top-speed: 72 km/h.
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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Long overdue. The present tanks should have been retired long ago rather than to upgrade it. It's still a light battle tank no matter how much upgrading they do.

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    no sh!t !!! this one replaces the Tempest huh? And what of the MLC30 tank that is to replace the AMX-13? So the rumour that we bought an MBT with engine in front isn't true then. How many are we buying?
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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Long overdue. The present tanks should have been retired long ago rather than to upgrade it. It's still a light battle tank no matter how much upgrading they do.
    I don't think this is to replace the AMX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    I don't think this is to replace the AMX.
    I believe it's to replace the AMX. Do u think it's to replace the "XX"?
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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    FINALLY!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    I believe it's to replace the AMX. Do u think it's to replace the "xx"?

    yah lah. the rest of the battle groups are limited to class 30, this one will not fit. hey that two alphabet declassified meh?

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    *gasp*

    btw, are these for, uhm, local deployment?

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    another duff-gen...

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    wah 47,000 cc the road tax damn jialat, need to increase GST by 3 more % heehee.

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    *gasp*

    btw, are these for, uhm, local deployment?

    erm… not really.

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    *gasp*

    btw, are these for, uhm, local deployment?
    I don't think so. IMO, its too big & heavy for local training area

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyk View Post
    I don't think so. IMO, its too big & heavy for local training area
    if you mean whether these things can move about in Area D, then yes. The AVLB and M728 CEV are of the same class. But to train these guys on tank tactics, then cannot loh.

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    66 + 30 spares for our 350 odd sm1?

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    66 + 30 spares for our 350 odd sm1?
    good, the numbers add up. these are definitely not for replacing the SM1.

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    erm… not really.
    then...

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    then...


    this is not a good place to discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    good, the numbers add up. these are definitely not for replacing the SM1.
    They shld replace the SM1 with hmm Strykers

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyk View Post
    I don't think so. IMO, its too big & heavy for local training area

    Agree that it is heavy, 3 times more heavier than AMX-13.

    But I believe SAF should have already study on this already, if not, they would have source for M1A2 or Merkava (70 tons monsters)

    On the bright, it provide more protection, more firepower and more mobility.
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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    They shld replace the SM1 with hmm Strykers
    I'd love to see how the Stryker handles Area D. I have the dubious honour of driving an M113 down a slope, while the vehicle is facing up (towards the slope) and running full speed.

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