The AMX Leclerc, is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. It was named in honour of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque who led the French element of the drive towards Paris while in command of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division (2ème DB) in World War II.
|Type||Main battle tank|
|Place of origin||France|
|Used by|| France
United Arab Emirates
|Manufacturer||GIAT Industries (now Nexter)|
|Unit cost||₣rs104,304,000 in 1993, €6,549,486.47 in 2001|
|Produced||1990–2008 (The last unit was produced in 2007, and the production line was closed, although Nexter still retains the capability to build more if there is a need)|
|Weight||series 1: 54.5 tonnes
series 2: 56.3 tonnes
series XXI : 57.4 tonnes
|Length||9.87 m (6.88 without gun)|
|Crew||3 (Commander, gunner, driver)|
|Armour||modular composite armor
SXXI version include titanium, tungsten and semi-reactive layers.
|GIAT CN120-26/52 120mm tank gun
40 rounds (1 round ready to fire in the chamber, 22 rounds inside the autoloader magazine with additional 18 rounds cylinder in the hull)
|Engine||8-cylinder diesel SACM (Wärtsilä)
1,100 kW (1,500 hp)
|Transmission||Automatic SESM ESM500|
|Fuel capacity||1300 liters (1700 ℓ with fuel drums)|
|550 km, 650 km (400 mi) with external fuel|
|Speed||72 km/h (45 mph)|
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