Leopard 1 main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks


Country of Origin: Germany

In 1957, France, Germany and Italy agreed to study the construction of a standard tank. In the end, however, each built different tanks. The German Leopard 1 is the descendant of the vehicles built for trials against the French AMX-30. The production version of the Leopard was designed by a team that included Porsche, Jung, Luther and Jordan and Krupp-MaK, but the tanks were built by Krauss-Maffei with turrets by Wegmann. Krupp-MaK built some main battle tanks (MBT) as well as many of...

 

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