Char Leclerc

M.P. Robinson, Thiery Guillemain

The Leclerc is the only battle tank serving in operational combat units in the French Army. Designed as a Cold War era tank killer that could take on numerically superior enemies, the Leclerc has served the armies of France and the United Arab Emirates for over twenty years.
Publication date:
May 2015
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Photosniper
Illustration :
313 photographs, 10 painting schemes
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788364596353

Dimensions : 297 X 210 cm
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£16.99

Overview
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The Leclerc is the only battle tank serving in operational combat units in the French Army. Designed as a Cold War era tank killer that could take on numerically superior enemies, the Leclerc has served the armies of France and the United Arab Emirates for over twenty years. Since 1989 when the first Leclerc prototype appeared, it has been counted amongst the world's most complex and deadly AFVs. Despite its fame, relatively little has appeared on the Leclerc in English, and much of the information about the Leclerc on the web is incorrect. Even in French, it has been ten years since the Leclerc was studied in a published work. Char Leclerc by MP Robinson and Thierry Guillemain is a survey of the Leclerc's development and service in the French Army right up to the present day. It explains the differences between the eleven Leclerc production batches produced for the French Army, the different Leclerc derived vehicles, and the changes that have transformed the French armoured force since the Leclerc first entered service. This latest addition to the Kagero Photosniper seriesis illustrated with over 220 unpublished photographs and ten colour plates, making it an ideal reference for historians and modellers alike.

REVIEWS

A page of clear 1/72 scale plans for the tank and 4 pages of colour profiles (plus the rear cover) all help give some fine modellers references, especially as there are kits available in both 1/72 and 1/35 scales.
Military Model Scene

This is another superb book, which is an absolute must have for fans of these tanks. Although I was aware of these vehicles I didn't know anything of their development or systems, something which has been rectified having read this book which has also made me want to start looking out for a deal on a nice 1:35 kit to add to the collection. Very highly recommended.
Britmodeller.com