Leclerc AZUR: Action In Urban Areas

A special version of the already well-known Leclerc MBT! The AZUR variant is fitted for urban combat environments, and will be coming to the French ground forces tree at the end of the Leclerc MBT line in the Sons of Attila major update!

Leclerc AZUR, MBT, France, rank VII


  • ERA protection on the hull sides.
  • Shaped charge protection around the engine compartment.
  • Roof-mounted 7.62 machine gun.

In 2004, the French Army’s Technical Department developed the AZUR (an acronym for Action en Zone Urbaine) modernization kit for Leclerc main battle tanks. This new kit includes ERA protection for the sides of the hull, cage armor around the engine compartment, a remote-controlled 7.62 machine gun on the turret roof, a mast with a panoramic surveillance device, as well as other improvements. The first tank modernized under this program was first shown at the Eurosatory Exhibition in June 2006, and in 2011, the UAE’s Armed Forces placed an order for AZUR kits for their own Tropicalisée Leclerc tanks.

In the upcoming “Sons of Atilla” major update, the imposing Leclerc AZUR tank will be at the top of the MBT line in the French ground research tree. What does this vehicle have to offer? Just like the recently announced Leopard 2 PSO for Germany, the AZUR was developed specifically for urban combat. Let’s dive into the details!

Urban combat involves close-range engagements with the use of anti-tank missiles that are used by infantry. Therefore, tanks that fight in these areas must have adequate protection from enemy infantry at close ranges as well as good visibility in tight areas. Based on these requirements, the AZUR kit for the Leclerc was developed. Comparing it to the S2 version that you may already be familiar with, the Leclerc AZUR receives additional protection on the side of the hull in the form of ERA blocks, and cage armor to protect the rear mounted engine from shaped charge ammunition. In addition to that, there is a handy little 7.62 mm remote-controlled machine gun on the roof turret!

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The addition of this extra protection means that you’ll have an increase in defense against shaped charged rounds, such as HEAT-FS. Aside from that, the Leclerc AZUR still retains its powerful main advantages — good protection at the front and sides of the turret, good mobility and an accurate and powerful 120 mm gun with an autoloader. And that’s not all — the ammunition that can be carried is also the same as the already formidable Leclercs, which includes HEAT-FS as well as two APFSDS rounds. The best round has a base penetration value of over 570 mm!

This notable addition of the Leclerc AZUR will be waiting for you in the French ground research tree, and will arrive very soon as part of the upcoming “Sons of Attila” major update. Until then, enjoy your matches and see you soon!

You can greatly speed up the research of the Leclerc AZUR with this premium pack:

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when F2 rounds ?


just give it ofl f1 s1 stock and ofl f2 as a modification (and do it for all leclerc starting from the s2). since you don’t take into account DU, the only change would be a .5kg heavier round (with more pen then) since it’s basically a DU f1 round.

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The OFL 120 F2 has been in service since 1996

The S2 variant was designed in 1997

The SXXI is 10 years newer than the round it’s currently being forced to use

Spitting in the face of French players claiming the round penetration is exemplary. The second worst penetration of top tier.


When will we get the F2 round and an accurate reload time ? Or at least something close ?..

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Soooo a hamstrung Leclerc France didnt need in the first place, instead of an attempt at filling the modern light tank gap thats been open for literal YEARS, worse than any other nation in game


Give Commander thermals
F2 round
Correct NERA


Delete this addition and admit French hatred


Actually this tank don’t have commander thermal because it’s S2 and they claim S2 don’t have it

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its a conversion kit, so it could be a SXXI with AZUR as easily as it is an S2 with AZUR.
They chose the weaker of the 2 tanks.

UAE SXXI Leclerc with AZUR kit

It is the exact same idea as the TUSK package for the Abrams. Imagine if instead of giving the SEP V2 with upgraded thermals(and armor that isnt in-game) They just slapped the TUSK package on the same M1A2 already in the US TT.
US Players wouldn’t have been very happy with that.

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yep, demonstrator was an s2, but the actual thing was the SXXI sold to the emirate. Can only imagine they are storing up the better version for an event or a premium since rank VIII is coming next patch or the one after.

This tank will be either another tech tree variant or squadron vehicle.

My bet is on Squadron Vehicle tbh.

Looks like it should be called Leclerc BVM

Gaijin doesn’t believe NATO ERA performance is capable of blocking kinetic penetrators.

‘the Leclerc AZUR still retains its powerful main advantages — good protection at the front and sides of the turret’

Joke of the century!


Squadron vehicle for germany, because some german dude once saw a picture of it.

NATO ERA/NERA is not well documented, and so it’s difficult to model it. Especially the tanks with SLERA, as those layouts are even more complicated. Combine that with the fact that half of these upgrades really were only for chemical protection in LIC environments, and you get the perception that Gaijin is maliciously modelling this stuff incorrectly to the detriment of NATO/Western tank players.

Gaijin, nor any of us, truly, actually know what exact level of protection is possible.

The presumption that Russia ERA would perform more effectively than NATO ERA is inane.

That is what is currently modeled ingame.

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Then there should be evidence of the NATO ERA performing better. Please provide it if you are so certain

I do not work for the French military.

From what I can find the Azur modification uses “CLARA” era. Of which one version is for light vehicles, which has no metal in it for nearby troop safety, and apparently there is a version with an anti KE munition plate but I don’t see evidence of it being intended to protect against anything more than autocannons.