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Leopard 2A6
Leopard 2A6
Details
Tier / Class:
9 MBT
Nation:
Germany
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
1,080,300
Cost:
15,300,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
580 (590)
DPM:
3,480 (3,540)
Penetration:
800 (850) mm
Hit Points:
3,200 (3,450)
Hull F/S/R:
420 / 155 / 60
Turret F/S/R:
730 / 365 / 65
Max Speed:
75.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.93 s
Hull Traverse:
33.00 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.087°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
35.00 deg/s

The Leopard 2A6 is a tier 9 Main Battle Tank originating from Germany, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked with a tier 9 Unlock Token, and unlocks a tier 10 Unlock Token, which can be used on the SPHINX, Leopard 2AX, or XM1A3.

Features[]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.

Player Recommendations[]

The Leopard 2A6 is little more than an uparmored and upgunned variant of the standard 2A5, which plays very similarly. With medium armor, good mobility, and an accurate gun, the 2A6 is a mid-range sniper and flanker. While not as heavily armored as other T8 MBTs, it is still capable of close fighting if needed.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent gun depression
  • Accurate
  • Strong turret armor
  • Frontal hull is buffed in the recent rebalance. With the armor upgrade, the upper frontal plate is no longer an easy target to shoot at head-on.
  • High fire rate combined with high penetration makes this tank a steady damage source to some of the tougher opponents.
  • Short hardkill APS re-arm time

Cons[]

  • Slow aim-time
  • Large weakspot under the gun mantlet even after the rebalance.
  • Mediocre hull armor (Without the armor upgrade).
  • With the design of the ammo rack being at the front of the hull, combined with vulnerable lower frontal glacis, the tank can be easily penetrated and lit up by ATGMs or Sabot rounds from Tier 8 and onward if aimed appropriately (the tier you're playing at).

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading the Spall Liner and Appliqué protection pack will largely improve the Leopard 2A6's overall survivability. As the 2A6's upgrade tree emphasizes firepower, together with the later access to DM63 shells, early research should focus on this as well. Upgrading to the Improved Gun Stabilizer and Improved Gun Breech, along with better ammunition, will improve firepower against enemies, while minimizing exposure to return fire.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Ballistic Computer v2
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit (Quickly fix the tank and therefore protects it from immobilization, broken gun breach, ammo rack etc.)
  • Air Induction Precleaner v2 (The frontal hull of this tank an take some hits now. Quickly turn this tank with its stronger frontal armor toward the enemy can drastically reduce the chance of return fire penetration, and of course the tank can quickly turn sideway if the ammo rack is not protected by the terrain, thus improves its survivability)

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Freja Højbjerg, to dramatically increase turret rotation speed(max 25.5%), aim time(max 20%) for better gun handling, together with additional increased passive repair speed (max 23.8%), crew(max 20%)/component(max 12.5%) toughness and crew/component damage dealt (max 18.8%); Alexander Cortez for AP users, to improve the below-average single round damage and increases overall toughness of the vehicle, who gives a 100% chance to deal max damage at colonel; Philipp Holzklau, minor improve to the aim speed (max 8.8%) and reload time (max 2.2%), drastically increases passive repair rate (max 40%).
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Secured Ammunition

Armor[]

Leopard 2A6 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 420/155/60 730/365/65 Modular High Hardness Steel composite with Tungsten, Plastic and Ceramic inserts None
The Leopard 2A6 retains the same composite armor of the Leopard 2A5, but with a broad suite of improvements like an optional appliqué package to bolster key areas.


Appliqué
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
92,530 1,302,195 475/155/60 Modular High Hardness Steel Composite with Tungsten, Plastic and Ceramic inserts 770/365/65 Modular High Hardness Steel Composite with Tungsten, Plastic and Ceramic inserts None
Composite boxes on the driver's side of the hull and a portion of the lower glacis, and high-hardness steel plating on the upper glacis and turret roof, increase urban survival significantly.


Firepower[]

120mm L/55 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm DM53A1 APFSDS AP Stock 580 0m 800mm 0.09° 1,750 m/s 10s
120mm DM63A1 APFSDS AP 131,435 590 0m 850mm 0.09° 1,750 m/s 10s
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 520 1.5m 40mm 0.10° 980 m/s 10s
120mm DM12A1 HEAT-MP HEAT 133,010 575 0m 700mm 0.10° 1,180 m/s 10s
120mm DM12A2 HEAT-MP HEAT 133,010 575 0m 800mm 0.10° 1,180 m/s 10s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 883 Ka-501 1630 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 75.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.93s {{{0-max}}} 33.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Leopard 2A5 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 33,645 473,525 Increases vehicle HP by 250.


DM55A1 Smoke Grenades 50,470 710,290 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


AWiSS APS 69,395 976,645 An Active Protection System that has a chance of destroying ATGMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 200m or more.


Improved Gun Stabilizer 84,115 1,183,820 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.


Improved Ready Racks 198,200 2,789,365 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Tracks 17,350 244,160 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1997-2000
Service: 2001+
Vehicles Built: 867
Operators: Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Greece, Spain, Finland

Until recently the latest variant of the Leopard 2 series, the Leopard 2A6 is essentially a Leopard 2A5 with a longer L/55 cannon, replacing the older L/44 120mm smoothbore by Rheinmetall. The FCS has been upgraded as well and the tank can fire new LKE II APFSDS rounds with tungsten penetrators (the German military does not use depleted uranium due to environmental and health concerns). Several export offshoots of this tank exist along with a version with improved armor built for asymmetric warfare, which was used in Afghanistan. Until wider proliferation of the 2A7 takes place, this variant will remain the most advanced service Leopard 2 model.

Variants[]

Leopard 2A6 Nomad

  • Leopard 2A6 Nomad

See also[]

External links[]

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