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|LeClerc Main-Battle Tank|
|Country Of origin||France|
|Designation||Main Battle Tank|
|Primary armament||1 x 120mm Gun|
|Secondary armament||1 x 7.62 mm MG|
1 x 12.7mm AA MG
1 x 7.62 co-axial MG
3 x 9 Smoke Grenade Launchers
|Power plant||1500 BHP|
|Night||Yes - Passive|
- The first Leclerc became operational in 1992, conveniently late for the 1991 Gulf War. Given Le French said 'NON!' to Gulf War II, they have yet to be used in a proper war unless you include riot control in Arab dominated French urban suburbs ... probably.
- The Leclerc has the Galix combat vehicle protection system which fires a variety of smoke grenades and infra red screening rounds, as well as anti-personnel grenades and white flags.
- Weighing just 56 tons, the Leclerc is one of the lightest MBT's. It has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the West (27 hp per tonne) and makes it one of the fastest MBTs of its generation with an acceleration of 0 to 32 km/h in 5 seconds ... often in reverse.
- Has been rumoured by many defence experts that the smoke grenade launchers are not what they seem. They launch white-flags instead.