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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

 

What about Leopard 2? Hull ammunition on the hull is also at the left of the driver but loader is placed on the right of the turret. One turret ammunition has been exhausted it is necessary to turn the turret to 3 o'clock position for the loader to gain access to the hull ammo and reload the turret racks.

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about Leo2A4 and "840mm LOS" left side front armor realy have 840mm, but right side where EMES 15 installed, it will have big cavity for sight, and only 600-650mm LOS, no ?


on L2A5/6 weakned zone slightly less, since the scope is set higher


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so it will be something like this for L2A4

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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

 

What about Leopard 2? Hull ammunition on the hull is also at the left of the driver but loader is placed on the right of the turret. One turret ammunition has been exhausted it is necessary to turn the turret to 3 o'clock position for the loader to gain access to the hull ammo and reload the turret racks.

 

Loader on the Leo2 is on the left, same as the Leo 1, same as the Challenger, same as the M1...

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Perhaps to help improve the odds that a driver doesn't drop the right track into a ditch on the many narrow roads of Germany?

This and the easier access to the hull storage for the loader from the turret left side are the two reasons usually given.

 

 

From own experience it is easier to see the right kerbside from the driver's position. I have damaged the left side on a narrow road once. :blush: Just some scratches on the stones of the pedestrian sidewalk, but still damaged.

 

 

On the other hand the Marder has the driver on the left side although it has been developed around the same time as the Leopard 1. SPz Puma has driver on the left as well, but the GTK Boxer and PzH2000 on the right. Not much rhyme nor reason.

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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

 

It is easier for a right handed loader to load from the left though.

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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

This has already been done when the Royal Ordnance Factories produced the T55 upgunning kit to 105mm calibre.This involved developing an inverted breech system which became part of the RO N301T1 ordnance. This enabled loading from the right instead of the left.

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The reason could be that the British L7 gun is loaded from the left side; the hull ammunition must comprehensible also be placed on the left.. Indeed, a real reason is this not. Because it would be not overly complicated to change the gun for loading from the right. If the will were there.Traditionally, all German tank drivers sat on the left. Because in Europe right-hand traffic is common.

 

It is easier for a right handed loader to load from the left though.

 

I have loaded both from the right and from the left and have observed no difference.

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Every 105 mm L7 has an bore evacuator (Oor ejector :) ). As far as I know

 

BTW. Which German tank is that? The FCS seems to me unknown.

 

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Version of Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) with L7A2?

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Wow. That was my very first lightning thought. When I looked at the optics.

 

It's an experimental type on its way to the Leopard 2, but with 105 mm smooth-bore (?) gun (yes, without bore evacuator). Prototype designating PT15 with turret T02?

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is L7A2 version of L7A3 without bore evacuator ?

The L7A3 variant was developed with breech modifications to interface with the Leo 1 recoil system rather than the Centurion recoil system. All L7 ordnance variants had an (eccentric) fume extractor (bore evacuator) fitted.

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