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Pro_Ag_A (Stock)

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Totals
3450000 Cost
1550 HPDurability
39.17 / 42 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Radio Operator
  3. Gunner
  4. Driver
  5. Loader
Armor
70/35/25Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
52/60/60Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
630 h.p.Engine Power
65 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
38 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
225 damage
212 mmAverage Penetration
6.1 Time for Complete Loading
36 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
260 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IX
Leopard Prototyp A
3450000
Prototype developed from 1960 through 1961 as a medium tank for the Bundeswehr, with a total of 26 prototypes manufactured. The prototypes were tested up to 1963. The vehicle was the predecessor of the Leopard medium tank.

The Leopard PTA is typically regarded as one of the toughest tanks in the game to play and master, due to the fact that it has essentially no armour and a very poor potential damage per minute compared to other Tier IX mediums. The Leopard PTA is perhaps best compared to Light tanks, rather than falling into the Medium tank category due to its maneuverability and complete lack of armour protection. With its speed allowing it to re-position quickly, and it's highly accurate low aim time high penetration gun with a devastating alpha damage of 350, the PTA is best played as a mobile sniper and support tank. The play-style necessary to do well in the PTA is a pre-cursor to the gameplay of the Leopard I.

Due to the tanks extremely poor armour and low rate of fire, it is recommended that the PTA never be engaged in 1 v 1 brawls with enemy medium tanks at any tier. The Leopard PTA leads to the Leopard I.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Leopard Prototyp A2 52/60/60 36 260 0 7018
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VIII 9 cm Bordkanone 212/259/45 225/225/270 9.84 0.34 2.9 0 1650
X 10,5 cm L7A1 268/330/53 350/350/400 6.67 0.36 2.9 77500 1282
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IX Porsche Standardpanzer 52/60/60 36 260 30190 7218
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VIII 9 cm Bordkanone 212/259/45 225/225/270 10.17 0.32 2.3 0 1650
X 10,5 cm L7A1 268/330/53 350/350/400 7.06 0.32 2.3 77500 1282
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IX MTU MB 837 A 630 12 0 1500
X MTU MB 838 CaM 500 830 10 42000 1700

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Leopard Prototyp A1 42 38 0 10000
IX Leopard Prototyp A2 42 42 28880 10000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IX AN-GRC-4 500 0 80


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Very fast
  • Very maneuverable
  • Highly accurate gun
  • High penetration on gun
  • Comparatively high alpha damage


Cons:


  • Zero armour
  • Low rate of fire
  • Mediocre power to weight ratio causing acceleration to be rather poor
  • Large profile
  • Poor gun depression


Performance

The Leopard PTA has a unique play-style, similar to that of a light tank. Its lack of armor makes it a very poor brawler, and it is vulnerable to any tank it will face, including tier VIIs. This lack of armor coupled with the fairly poor DPM means the PTA should avoid one on one situations with any medium tank. The PTA is best suited to more of a harassment role, zipping in behind enemy TDs or heavies, popping a quick round into their rear, then rapidly relocating to set up another shot. The PTA can also be played as a sniper, utilizing bushes and long range lines of sight to damage unsuspecting enemies. Players should make sure to be constantly aware of their surroundings, keeping track of which enemy tanks have already fired and are reloading, and potential threats from all directions, as the PTA seems to be a constant target.

When playing the PTA, always analyze the situation. Make sure that an escape route is always available so that if one is in a tight situation, they can easily get out. This tank is not suited for frontline duty. Always stay behind several teammates; ignore any comments other players may make about one's decisions in the PTA: you control the tank.

The PTA's poor gun depression hinders its abilities to utilize hills and ridges. Be sure to act as if you have been spotted, as Sixth Sense activates a full 3 seconds after you have already been spotted.


Early Research

The Leopard PTA can be researched two ways:

  • If one is extremely cautious, then mobility is not a problem, so the 10,5 cm L7A1 is advisable. The 9cm's low alpha can be a major hindrance for the PTA, which will only be able to make a few shots per game. Start by researching the upgraded turret to improve gun statistics, then the L7A1, then the engine, and the tracks can be researched last.
  • The second way is to go with the engine first. If you can bear with the 9cm stock gun, then getting the engine first will be extremely helpful. If you prefer speed and maneuverability, then research the top engine, tracks, turret, and the 10,5 cm L7A1 last.


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