Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965–95

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965–95 cover

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965–95

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Development of the Leopard 1 can be traced back to November 1956, when the operational requirement for a new battle tank was formulated by the Federal German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally a Franco-German project, the tank under design was named the 'Standard-Panzer'. The French later dropped out, however, and on 1 October 1963 the 'Standard' tank was officially named 'Leopard', an appropriate choice considering Germany's wartime pedigree with the formidable Tiger and Panther. This book traces the development and service record of the Leopard 1, detailing its control systems, modifications and variants.

Table of Contents

Design and Development · Series Production · First Modernisation · Second Modernisation · Upgrading the Leopard I · Inside the Leopard IA5 · The Leopard I in Foreign Service · Variants

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Published Sep 11 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855325203
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 16
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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