The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG based in Munich, Germany. The tank has been in service since 1979 and has seen a number of variants and upgrades since its inception. The tank is also used by nearly all of the western European countries as well as Greece, Turkey, Singapore, and Canada.
The most recent variant, the Leopard 2A6, features the Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore 120mm cannon, the same cannon used on the M1A2 Abrams. The vehicle is also armed with a coaxial MG3 on the German version, with the Dutch and Swiss versions mounting the FN MAG and the MG 87 respectively. The top-mounted machine gun is usually the same as the coaxial one, but it can also be replaced with the M2 Browning for added firepower in urban environments.
Battlefield 2: Euro ForceEdit
In Battlefield 2: Euro Force, the Leopard 2A6 is the main battle tank of the European Union alongside the Challenger 2. The Leopard is very similar to other tanks on the battlefield like the PLA Type 98 and the MEC T-90. Its cannon is the same as the USMC M1A2 Abrams' and also has the same sight, which is easy to use in urban environments.
However, the sight on the Leopard is not very good for determining how much the shell will drop. The Leopard does benefit from being able to hide its weak spot, just under the cannon, as its armor covers most of the spot. It can only be hit if the cannon is facing up, giving the tank an advantage in combat over other main battle tanks.
- Great Wall - 32-player variant only, woodland camouflage
- Taraba Quarry - all variants, desert camouflage
Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit
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In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the Leopard 2A5 is the main battle tank of the European Union, along side the T-90. The Leopard performs nearly identical to the USMC M1A2 Abrams and differs only in size as its turret is a bit larger than the Abrams's. The Leopard has two positions, a driver and a gunner. The driver has 100 rounds for the main gun while the gunner has 1000 rounds for the top-mounted M2 Browning.
The tank can easily destroy light vehicles and even light tanks as long as the driver watches out for the top mounted rocket launcher. Against enemy main battle tanks, the driver should either try to ambush the other or fire and maneuver around their target. Helicopters have the advantage against the Leopard, but if they fly low enough, they can be hit by the tank's main gun and be brought down easily. Engineers also pose a threat with their anti-tank mines and rocket launchers and should be avoided.