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Leopard 1A5
Leopard 1A5
Tier / Class:
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
428 (436)
2,620 (2,936)
390 (420) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
70 / 35 / 25
Turret F/S/R:
200 / 42 / 42
Max Speed:
65.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.89 s
Hull Traverse:
30.70 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The Leopard 1A5 is a tier 5 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 2AV.


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

Player Recommendations[]

Fast, well camouflaged, and armed with an excellent gun, the Leopard 1A5 is similar to the last two MBTs in the line, but with one significant difference: its turret armor. Featuring a much better armored turret than the Leopard 1 and OF-40, the Leopard 1A5 can enter hull down position, enabling it to fight targets much more efficiently. But while it has significantly more armor, it is not equal to better armored tanks such as the T-80, under heavy fire. Its main purpose is a mobile flanker and sniper capable of maneuvering around the battlefield quickly to avoid return fire. Potential owners should know this vehicle is not a front line MBT; it needs to be played like a light tank to survive.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent gun depression
  • Accurate
  • Good Mobility
  • Very powerful HEAT rounds


  • Poor hull armor
  • Even though the turret works with spaced armor, it's next to useless against AP shells and ATGMs.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

As the vehicle focuses on its mobility and firepower to survive, upgrades should focus on these. Upgrading to the EMES-18 ATTICA Fire Control System, Improved Turret Drive System, and Improved Ready Racks, along with better ammunition, will improve firepower against enemy targets, while minimizing exposure to return fire.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • 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


Leopard 1A5 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 200/42/42 Steel None
The most modern iteration of the Leopard 1 series retains the weak hull, but is equipped with a massively up armored turret highly resistant to 100mm shells. Stock composite appliqué plating along the cannon base and sides bolsters resistance to 125mm shells and HEAT.


105mm L7A3 L/52 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm DM23A2 APFSDS AP Stock 428 0m 390mm 0.12° 1,455 m/s 8.45s
105mm DM512 HESH HE 7,790 428 0m 250mm 0.14° 730 m/s 8.45s
105mm DM22 HEAT HEAT 9,955 475 0m 500mm 0.13° 1,173 m/s 8.45s
105mm DM33 APFSDS AP 11,410 436 0m 420mm 0.12° 1,495 m/s 8.45s


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 65.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.89s {{{0-max}}} 30.70deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Leo 1A5 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
DM35A1 Smoke Grenades 3,775 62,790 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

EMES-18 ATTICA Fire Control System 5,310 88,300 Reduces aim time by 20%.

Improved Turret Drive System 10,325 171,690 Improves turret traverse speed by 10%.

Improved Ready Racks 17,905 297,600 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Torsion Bars 1,180 19,620 Enhances the durability of suspension systems by 40%.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1970-1987
Service: 1987-1990s
Vehicles Built: 1845 (specifically the 1A5 variant)
Operators: West Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Greece and many other countries

After the conclusion of the initial production run in 1970, the 1845 original Leopard 1 MBTs started undergoing multiple overhauls. The first such upgraded model, the 1A1, featured a new Fire Control System, better gun stabilization, improved thermal shroud for the gun and protective side skirts. Between 1975 and 1977, all these Leopard 1A1 MBTs received a Blohm und Voss armor kit, frontally protecting the vehicle against Soviet 100mm HVAP shells.The final mass-produced variant of the Leopard 1 MBT was developed in the 1980s, featuring the EMES 18 FCS. This was the Leopard 1A5 MBT.

Interestingly enough, while the Leopard 1 and its variants were sold all across the globe since the 1970s, few have seen actual combat. Several Leopard 1s participated in the Kosovo peacekeeping operation and the war in Afghanistan. The Danish Leopard 1s in Kosovo participated in some fighting, destroying several Serbian artillery pieces and emplacements during Operation Bøllebank. In most first world countries, Leopard 1s have already been phased out of active service. They are still in use mostly in South America, Greece, Lebanon and Turkey.

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