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Leclerc


The French main battle tank Leclerc

 

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Leclerc MBT. Photo Credit : Strategic Bureau

 

     The Leclerc is a French main battle tank. It was developed in the 80s by GIAT Industries, today’s Nexter. The Leclerc tank entered into service in 1991.

     It replaced the totality of the older generation AMX-30 tanks within the armored units of the French army. 388 units of the Leclerc tank were delivered to the United Arab Emirates between the years 2000 and 2003, equipped with diesel motorization.

     The Leclerc has an automatic loader installed in the neck of the turret with 22 shells ready to fire. The V8X-1500 Hyperbar motorization, equipped with a gas turbine makes it a dynamic tank. The Leclerc was deployed in Kosovo and Lebanon.

 

 

Armament

Gun : 120 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 12.7 mm
Machine gun : 7.62 mm


Specifications

Crew : 3
Powertrain : VX8, 1500 hp
Speed : 72 km/h
Weight : 56.5 t


Dimensions

Length : 6.88 m
Length with barrel : 9.87 m with gun
Width : 3.71 m
Height : 2.53 m

 

Infographies

Small définition

High definition

 

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Leclerc MBT. Photo Credit : Strategic Bureau

 

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Leclerc Nexter. Photo Credit : Strategic Bureau

 

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Leclerc firing. Photo Credit : 501RCC / French Army

 

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Leclerc in « Strong Europe Tank Challenge ». Photo : Staff Sgt Kathleen V. Polanco/US Army

 

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Leclerc MBT French & UAE. Photo Credit : French Army

 

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Leclerc MBT Kosovo. Photo Credit : French Army

 

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Leclerc MBT Kosovo. Photo Credit : French Army

 

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Leclerc MBT. Photo: Strategic Bureau

 

 

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