Raubkatze zum Sprung!

Described by the modern German Bundeswehr as a Kampfpanzer (battle tank) the modern Leopard 2A6 is a thing of beauty in motion. The war engine evolved.

Seen in Altmark this month. All photos via Der Heer. That Rheinmetall 120 mm L/55 smoothbore gun, tho…

Nonetheless, its MTU MB 873 Ka-501 12-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine is beefy enough to push the 59-ton Leo2 at speeds topping 40mph, proving the big cat can jump with the proper application of throttles.

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