Leopard 1

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Leopard 1
Leopard 1
Details
Tier / Class:
3 MBT
Nation:
Germany
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
21,600
Cost:
10,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
420
DPM:
2,571 (2,828)
Penetration:
280 (310) mm
Hit Points:
2,235
Hull F/S/R:
70 / 35 / 25
Turret F/S/R:
70 / 42 / 35
Max Speed:
65.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.29 s
Hull Traverse:
31.80 deg/s
Camouflage:
18%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.14°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
23.00 deg/s

The Leopard 1 is a tier 3 Main Battle Tank originating from Germany, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the Leopard 1, and leads to the Leopard 1A5.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Fast and well-camouflaged, the Leopard 1 is a lightly armored but well-armed MBT, capable of providing long range firepower and maneuvering quickly to avoid return fire. Potential owners should know that it needs to be played more like a light tank than a typical MBT, to ensure survival on the battlefield.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent gun depression
  • Accurate
  • Highly mobile for an MBT

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor armor

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

As survival is dependent on the vehicle’s mobility and firepower, upgrades should focus on these. Upgrading to the Improved Fire Control System, Improved Gun Stabilizer, and Improved Ready Racks, along with the better ammunition, will improve firepower against targets, while minimizing exposure to enemy firepower.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Telescopic Lens
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

Leopard 1 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 70/35/25 Steel 70/42/35 Steel None
Created in an era where advancements in HEAT penetration made the armor race appear nonviable, the Leopard instead focuses on its gun and mobility, being only lightly armored to defend against heavy auto-cannons rather than opposing tank shells.


Appliqué
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
950 Stock 70/35/25 Steel 90/62/45 Steel None
These screens improve the Leopard's resistance to HEAT and kinetic penetrators.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm L7A3 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm DM13 APDS AP Stock 420 0m 310mm 0.14° 1,475 m/s 8.62s
105mm DM502 HESH HE 1,175 420 0m 210mm 0.16° 730 m/s 8.62s
105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT 1,505 450 0m 450mm 0.15° 1,173 m/s 8.62s
105mm DM13B1 APFSDS AP 1,725 420 0m 270mm 0.14° 1,475 m/s 8.62s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 838 Ca-M500 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 64.80km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.29s {{{0-max}}} 31.80deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Leopard 1 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
DM35A1 Smoke Grenades 570 11,420 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Fire Control System 800 16,060 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Gun Stabilizer 1,190 23,790 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.


Improved Ready Racks 2,705 54,125 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Torsion Bars 180 3,570 Enhances the durability of suspension systems by 40%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1958-1963
Service: 1963-1970
Vehicles Built: 1845
Operators: West Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Italy

The Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank was the first German tank to be developed and fielded after the end of the Second World War and one of the most iconic NATO vehicles of the Cold War. Designed to replace the aging American M47 in German service, it traded armor for mobility and firepower since it was based on the idea that no amount of armor was sufficient to protect an MBT against modern tank ammunition. That was why the Germans opted to go with a light, but also mobile machine. The same thought process was used in construction of the French AMX-30 tank series. This vehicle represents the initial four production batches, built between September 1965 and February 1970 with 1845 of these initial versions built. Starting from 1970, these older Leopard 1 series tanks were upgraded to later variants.

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