Is the Leclerc an AMX?

Is the Leclerc an AMX?

The Leclerc tank (French: char Leclerc) is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. The designation “AMX-56” – while very popular – is incorrect. The Leclerc is in service with the French Army, Jordanian Army and the United Arab Emirates Army.

What tanks does the French army use?

Armored vehicles

Name Origin Variant
Leclerc France Main battle tank
Armoured recce
EBRC Jaguar France Armoured recce 6×6

How much does an m1a1 Abrams tank cost?

M1 Abrams
Unit cost US$6.21 million (M1A2 / FY99) Estimated in 2016 as US$8.92 million (with inflation adjustment)
Produced 1979–present
No. built approx. 10,288
Variants See variants

Why is it called a Leclerc tank?

The Leclerc tank (French: char Leclerc) is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. It was named in honor 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 ( 2e DB) in World War II.

What is the battle management system of the Leclerc tank?

The last 96 MBT XL Leclerc tanks have the ICONE TIS battle management system with digital communication system which integrates data from other tanks and upper levels of command. Since 2009, all the Leclerc tanks in service (S2 and SXXI) have ICONE BMS.

How many Leclerc tanks are there in the world?

With production now complete, the French Army operates 222 Leclercs (with 184 more in storage for a total of 406), while the United Arab Emirates Army possesses 388. In 1964, studies were initiated about a possible replacement vehicle for the AMX-30 main battle tank: the Engin Principal Prospectif.

How much does a Leclerc weigh?

With a combat weight of 56 tons, the Leclerc is one of the lighter main battle tanks in the world, though still considerably heavier than Soviet and later Russian designs; this gives it one of the best power-to-weight ratios among the Western tanks (27 hp per ton) and makes it one of the fastest MBTs of its generation (0 to 32 km/h in 5 seconds).

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