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1x 120mm cannon L/44
1x 7.62mm FN MAG Coaxial MITR
1x 7.62mm FN MAG LV MITR
76mm smoke launchers

Eigne: MTU BM 873 Ka-501, V12 1500 Hp
Top-speed: 68 km/h
Length: 9.67m
Width: 3.75m
Weight: 55.15 Ton
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver and loader)

NORWEGIAN MODIFICATIONS (the ones i know about so far there are more)

  • Multi Rolle Radio (MRR) - (Multi Role Radio)
  • nitrogen-based fire extinguishing system
  • 76mm Smoke launchers
  • New intercom
  • GPS-antenna
  • Various holders/stowage boxes
  • Marks/insignias/numbers etc (there are very many insignias/text etc many of Norse mythology)
  • Various camouflage nets
  • Various camouflages

The development of the Leopard 2 started as early as 1969/1970, and the prototype Leopard 2AV was delivered in 1976. In 1977, Germany ordered 1,800 wagons. Later, 325 more wagons were ordered so that the total number of wagons in Germany was 2125. The Netherlands and Switzerland have also acquired new Leopard 2A4s. Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Poland have acquired used wagons from the Netherlands

In 2001, a contract was signed with the Netherlands for the purchase of 52 used Leopard 2A4s. The first wagons were delivered to Norway in September 2001. Then a further 8 wagons arrived before Christmas 2001. The remaining 42 were delivered during 2002

All the wagons were sent to Romerrike Tekniske Verksted for minor modifications (Norwegian adaptations) such as a new intercom, installation of MMR, new nitrogen-based fire extinguishing system for the engine compartment, 76mm smoke launchers, Norwegian marks and various holders are some of the modifications.

MG-3 machine guns were planned to be used as secondary armament on the vehicles. When it later turned out that large, extensive and expensive modifications were needed on the turret to adapt the MG3, it was decided that the FN MAG machine gun that had been used previously on the carriages should be used. Used FN MAGs from the Netherlands were procured of the infantry version LV-MITR and coaxial version types. The first 2 prototypes were handed over to the users in April 2002. After a trial of the various solutions, the production of the wagons started at RTV and on 31 August 2003 13 wagons were handed over to FIST-H and 2 wagons with driving cabins to KampUKS

Further convensions included the fitting of a stowage box over the complete widht of the rear turret, fitting a GPS antenna and replacing the Dutch Philips radios. One by one The Leopard 2A4NO recieved a new olive-drab overall camouflage. Notable is that during exercises in the wintertime the heavy frontal sideskirts are often replaced by the lighter Leopard 1 side skirts, this reduces damage to the heavier type.

A Leopard 2A4NO of Telemark Bataljon ploughs out of deep snow. TMBN is a mixed unit and thus fields two armored infantry companies and one tank company named Stridsvogneskadron 1, with a total of 12 Leopard 2A4NO’s.

Stridsvogneskadron 2 in 2009 only fielded ten Leopard 2A4NO in two platoons with four tanks each. The two other tanks are those of the company commander and his secound in-command.
NOTE! On this pictrue shows the rear turret stowage box and the GPS-antenna on the turret roof, also the company insignia, a read armored dragon’s head.



Norwegian Army demonstrate Leopard 2A4NO Firepower - YouTube
Norwegian Army Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks launch live-fire drills in Lithuania - YouTube



leo 2 — ImgBB



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Spørsmål om norsk stridsvognhistorie 1984-2000 - Milforum
Leopard 2 – Store norske leksikon

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