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Pz 87 Leopard 2 – Latest in service model Pz 87 WE
Switzerland

Pz 87 WE Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank

Pz 87 WE tank
Unveiled / Entered Service
2010
Pz 87 Leopard 2 – Latest in service model Pz 87 WE
Status
In Service
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Introduction

The Pz 87 WE Leopard 2 (Werterhaltung) is the most modern version of the Pz 87. The first 2 prototypes were completed in 2003 and featured new armor packages, sighting equipment and Remote Weapon Station.

Background

However the actual Pz 87 WE Tank did not receive the full upgrades offered by Swiss Defence Company Ruag.

Instead its Battlefield management and communications capabilities were upgraded as well as a new Commanders Independent Sight installed. There are references to a new thermal imager, but is most likely only for the CIS. All work was carried out by Ruag.

In 2013 the final Pz 87 WE of the 134 upgraded was delivered to the Swiss Army by Ruag. The Pz 87 WE early prototypes were later developed into the new Leopard 2 Mid-Life, which is no longer marketed by Ruag.

Specifications

characteristic
Result
Main Gun
Rheinmetall L44 – 120mm, calibre Length 44 smoothbore Elevation -9 to +20
Secondary Weapons
Coaxial 7.62mm Machine Gun
Ammunition Storage
x42 120mm, x4,750 7.62mm
Engine
MTU Mb 873 ka 501, turbocharged 1500hp Diesel
Transmission
RENK HSWL 354, 4 speed forward/2 reverse
Top Road Speed
68 km/h
Road Range
550km
Fuel Capacity
1160 litres
Vertical Obstacle
1.1m
Water Capability
1m (4m with Snorkel)
Trench Crossing
3m
Gradient
60%
Side Slope
30%
Length Gun Forward
9.66m
Length Hull
7.72m
Width
3.7m
Height
2.48m
Ground Clearance
0.54m (Leopard 2A4)
Weight
55.15 tonne combat
NBC Protected
yes
Standard Armor(s) Type
Steel, Laminated, Spaced
Optional Add-on Armor(s) Type
Active Protection Systems
no
Crew
Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver