So why is the Leo IIA7 rated the best tank ?

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nashorn88
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So why is the Leo IIA7 rated the best tank ?

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I know the T 14 is supposedly better but too $$$$ to make to make.

7.62
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Re: So why is the Leo IIA7 rated the best tank ?

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You Tube lol.

I think it will depend on who you ask. It is the latest and greatest update of the Leopard 2 and it is a very good tank.
I stand to be corrected but I do not believe there has been any new build Leo 2A7's.
They have so far been upgraded 2A4,2A5 and 2A6.

So just like many other MBT's it is the best update of an old basic design.
A bit like having a 1985 Chevrolet Citation 5 door that has been modded by mad tuner fanatics with the latest hi-tech available and deep pockets.
You still get to drive the best 1985 Chevrolet Citation on the block.

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Re: So why is the Leo IIA7 rated the best tank ?

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There are differing criteria to determine the "best" tank of a group. Yourown prejudice will be the deciding factor. Crew training is a large factor. National prioriies also determine a tank's utility. A tank is a series of compromises.
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Re: So why is the Leo IIA7 rated the best tank ?

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7.62 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:41 am

I stand to be corrected but I do not believe there has been any new build Leo 2A7's.
Qatar has recieved their newly built A7s. They went on a shopping spree in Germany a few years ago, the first A7 were delivered in 2016.

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons ... _east.html

Germany and Hungary are yet to recieve their new vehicles.

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