Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95 by Michael JerchelLeopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95 by Michael Jerchel

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95

byMichael JerchelIllustratorPeter Sarson

Paperback | September 11, 1995

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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.
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...
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Title:Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.87 × 7.24 × 0.13 inPublished:September 11, 1995Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855325209

ISBN - 13:9781855325203

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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