Rheinmetall unveiled details of its proposal for the Challenger 2 Life Extension Program (LEP). The company’s solution has been to develop a completely new turret for the Challenger 2, which has a fully digital electronic architecture, new day and night sights for the commander and gunner, and a Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore 120 mm gun. The L55 gun is capable of firing Rheinmetall’s 120 mm ammunition family, and the typical loadout would include the DM63 armour piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) for armoured targets, and a DM11 programmable high-explosive round with impact, delay, and air-burst settings. The commander is provided with a panoramic sight. Although the Rheinmetall proposal does not feature an active protection system (APS), the new turret is capable of mounting such a system according to user requirements. He added that the turret also contains under-armor links, as well as having increased power and weight capacity, which would enable a customer to fit the vehicle with an electronic warfare system. It is likely that when mounted on the Challenger 2, such a system would be intended to disrupt the remote detonation signals of improvised explosive devices.
Rheinmentall Challenger 2 LEP
Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:26 AM
Now, i wanna talk about the stats that this would have if it were added.....
The tank has improved gun and armor, so definitely better reload and damage considering that this would have similar stats to the 2A7 when it comes out. The Armor would be the same if not a little better on the hull as the previous Challenger 2, the turret on the other hand would considerably be better due to the redesign of the turret and a better gun laying system. APS is better than the previous Challenger 2's as said above. Mobility would be a little less sluggish compared to the older Challenger 2. Turning (Chassis Rotation) would be better than the previous Challenger 2 and speed would be slightly better. so maybe a level 66 stock and 74-76 maxed