Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank
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Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank by Michael Jerchel
Book DescriptionDevelopment 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855325203
(250mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Jerchel
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West Germany began full production of the Leopard 2 tank in 1977. Since that time, like its predecessor, the Leopard 2 has undergone modifications as well as being exported to various European countries. This volume contains declassified reports of the tanks performance in Bosnia.
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Author Biography - Michael Jerchel
Michael Jerchel was born in 1956 and is interested mainly in Western and former Soviet military equipment, as is reflected in his work as a freelance journalist and author. He is a recognized authority on modern German armour, having also published New Vanguard 6: T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-93 and New Vanguard 24: Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979-1998. He lives and works in Hanover, Germany.
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