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Eurosatory 2022: John Cockerill cuts weight of Leopard MBT with compact turret

22nd June 2022 - 09:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


Leopard 1A5 with John Cockerill Defense 3105 turret. (Photo: John Cockerill Defense)

The latest 3105 two-crew turret with 105mm main gun from John Cockerill Defense has been installed on a Leopard M1A5 MBT.

Using internal R&D funding, John Cockerill Defense has equipped a Leopard 1A5 MBT with its latest 3105 two-person turret including a high-pressure 105mm rifled gun.

As the 3105 turret has a deeper turret basket, a spacer has been added between the turret hull and the turret.

In addition, John Cockerill Defense has replaced the existing Leopard 1A5 power cable. The new cable fits directly to the chassis so does not require any additional mechanical or electric adaptation.

Other minor modifications include installation of a gyroscope, the integration of a safety feature which inhibits the turret if the driver sticks his

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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