“Export Order”: PT-16/T14 mod

The PT-16/T14 mod is a later prototype of the current generation German MBT, featuring an autoloading mechanism. German tankers in War Thunder will soon have the chance to add this experimental version of one of the most well-known German fighting vehicles by taking part in the upcoming crafting event!

PT-16/T14 mod, MBT, Germany, rank VI, event vehicle.

Pros

  • Autoloaded 120mm cannon
  • Superb mobility

Cons

  • Mediocre protection
History

During the development of the Leopard 2 project, German engineers came up with several different hull and turret designs as well as respective combinations. This led to equally many different prototype designs being tested. Among these experimental versions was the Leopard chassis with the PT-14 turret, developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1980s. 

The peculiarity of this design was the presence of an autoloading mechanism for the cannon, giving it an extremely high rate of fire. Despite undergoing exhaustive tests in Germany, the autoloader wasn’t adopted in the final design of the Leopard 2 and the concept remained just a prototype.

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The PT-16/T14 mod will be the top prize awaiting participants of the upcoming crafting event “Export Order”, starting soon in War Thunder. Fitted to the highly mobile hull of the Leopard 2 MBT, the PT-14 turret brings with it an extremely potent combination of the deadly Rh 120 smoothbore cannon coupled with a quick autoloading mechanism which gives the battle-proven Rh 120 cannon a formidable rate of fire of 15 rounds/min before the 9-round feed is depleted. Combined with the vehicle’s excellent mobility, this experimental Leopard 2 has the potential to devastate an opposing force’s flank if a successful breakthrough is achieved!

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Leopard 2 is one of the most beloved main battle tanks in the game, its modifications can be seen in literally every high rank battle. The PT-16/T14 mod preserves and increases its advantages, but does not deprive it of its drawbacks - very weak side protection and relatively low turret defense. Like other tanks in the Leopard 2 series, the PT-16/T14 mod relies on an excellent gun, high-tech fire-control system and good dynamics. And now, the auto loader allows you to send opponents to the hangar twice as fast!

Be sure to add this unique early modification of the revered Leopard 2 MBT to your in-game collection by taking part in the upcoming “Export Order” event. Good luck and happy hunting tankers!


The War Thunder Team

 

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