Tank manufacturing is a joint effort of numerous more or less independent firms. However, the two main contractors in Leopard 2 production are: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), of Munich and Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK), of Kiel, Germany.
|General Characteristics (Leopard 2A5)|
|Primary armament:||120mm L44 smoothbore Gun|
|Secondary armament:||two 7.62mm MG 3is|
|Power plant:||1,500 hp|
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The Leopard 2 was first produced in 1979 and is used by Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. Finland and Poland have purchased used German Leopard 2's and Greece has recently purchased Leopard 2A6's.
The Leopard 2 is found in different configurations:
Leopard 2(S) (aka Strv 122) used by the Swedish Army
Pz87 used by Switzerland
Army Technology Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank