German Leopard 2A7 – probably the deadliest MBT in the world
It is a recent version of the proven and successful German Leopard 2 design. It has additional armor and updated electronics and the tank itself is well protected against conventional and urban warfare threats, such as RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) rounds and IEDs (improvised explosive devices).
The Leopard 2A7 has better accuracy and longer range of fire comparing with other tanks due to its powerful gun and advanced fire control system. It is powered by a proven engine, developing 1 500 Horse Power (hp). Despite the increase in weight, vehicle has increased mobility due to improved suspension components. Cross-country performance is similar to other Leopard 2 series tanks.
German Army ordered the first batch of 20 Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tanks, upgraded from Leopard 2A6. Deliveries commenced in 2014. German army plans to upgrade 50 to 150 tanks to the 2A7 standard. Qatar ordered 62 of these Main Battle Tanks and Saudi Arabia more than 200.