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Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95: 16 Michael Jerchel

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95: 16

Michael Jerchel

Published September 11th 1995
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48 pages
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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 wasMoreDevelopment 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 Germanys 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.