The German concern Rheinmetall at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris (France) presented the main tank KF51 Panther, equipped with a 130-mm cannon. The corresponding video posted on YouTube drew the attention of The Drive.
The Panther KF51 is Rheinmetall’s new main battle tank, setting unprecedented standards in lethality, protection, survivability, reconnaissance, networking and mobility.
According to the publication, a promising combat vehicle can become a replacement for the Leopard 2 tank, and also, due to the interest of potential buyers, jeopardize the implementation of the Franco-German project of the main tank.
According to Rheinmetall, the promising 65-ton vehicle, designed from scratch, received a 130-mm Future Gun System (FGS) cannon, active and passive protection systems, a 12.7-mm machine gun, an additional remote-controlled weapon station and the ability to launch loitering ammunition. HERO 120, drones and missiles.
The crew of the tank is three to four people.
In February, Rheinmetall introduced the Lynx 120 combat vehicle with a smoothbore tank gun.