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Leclerc main battle tank

Country of Origin: France


The AMX-56 Leclerc is the principal French main battle tank (MBT). The developmental prototype was rolled out in January 1987 with the first series production vehicle delivered on Dec. 31, 1991.

The Leclerc differs from earlier French and other Western MBTs in several ways. The silhouette is significantly lower and shorter to minimize its vulnerability; and the high-performance diesel engine that, together with the tank's lower weight, enables a high power-to-weight ratio. The...

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