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Leopard 2A5 DK Main Battle Tank

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Leopard 2A5 DK Main Battle Tank

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The Royal Danish Army operates 57 Leopard 2A5DK and 6 Leopard 2A4 (for spares) from German stocks as of 2004. Denmark bought 51 ex-German Leopard 2A4 tanks after the Danish military school, the Haerens Kampskole, recommended to base the adoption of a new tank on the Swedish army trials. The tanks were delivered in 1997, but the upgrade to Leopard 2A5 level was already decided. The Leopard 2A5 DK is a variant of the Leopard 2A5 similar to the Leopard 2A6 with some small modifications, used by the Danish Army. Denmark also deployed Leopard 2A5 DKs in support of operations in southern Afghanistan. The Danish version of the Leopard 2A5 is fitted with Swedish-made Barracuda camouflage mats, that limit the absorption of solar heat, thus reducing infrared signature and interior temperature.

Leopard 2A5 DK Main Battle Tank
Leopard 2A5 DK Main Battle Tank

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