Saturday, December 9, 2017

Leopard KWS III/Leopard 2-140

Leopard III/Leopard 2-140

In the fall 1980s, Rheinmetall developed a 140mm smoothbore gun for the future needs. It was expected that the next-generation Soviet main battle tank would be armed with more powerful 135 mm/152 mm main guns. 
The program started the development of a new turret compatible with 140mm smoothbore gun and an auto-loading system. This program was named KWS III. The system was tested and showed an undeniable firepower. However, there were problems with gun handling and the lack of auto-loading mechanism.


  1. Do you have any data about this tank? Such as the gun performance? It would help me a lot.