Vehicle transmission ESM 500

The ESM 500 is an excellent transmission for modern main battle tanks. It has five forward and two reverse gears. It is also equipped with a high-performance braking system with secondary retarder and carbon friction brakes. Developed and produced by RENK, the ESM 500 was mass-produced for the French LECLERC main battle tank.


ESM 500

For tracked vehicles 50-70 t

Power range 750-1.200 kW (1.600 PS)

5 forward gears / 2 reverse gears

Technical data

1,530 x 1,130 x 720mm
Maximum engine output:
1,200kW (1,600HP)
Weight category:
50-70 t
Powershift transmission:
5 forward gears, 2 reverse gears
Total transmission, mechanical:
Gear weight (without oil filling):
1,800 kg
Braking system:
Integrated high-performance system


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