The Leopard 1 And Leopard 2 From Cold War To Modern Day

M.P. Robinson, Vitor Costa, Chris Jerrett

Publication date:
September 2018
Publisher :
Series :
Famous vehicles
Illustration :
10 color profiles, 248 photos
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ISBN : 9788395157523

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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This is a brief discussion of the iconic Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 tank families, touching on some of its best-known members. Serious students of the Leopard family are encouraged to seek out the Leopard trilogy (2003 Barbarossa Books) written by Michael Shackleton, the Tankograd special series, or the concise Osprey New Vanguard titles by Michael Jerchel. Excellent written, digital and web based reference covering the Leopard's use by the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Spain- and naturally Germany; have all appeared in recent years as well as a wide range of excellent model kits.

Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 MBTs are of course completely different vehicles in concept- and they come from different stages of the Bundeswehr's Cold War armaments program. They nonetheless have a number of similarities and are together the most commercially successful and widely sold European tank designs from the 1960s to the present day.


This is a nice offering from Kagero due to a nice mix of the factual offering and the two very nice builds. The aspects that grabbed my attention most was the painting and weathering of the models that I found the most interesting to me visually

[A[ useful reference source for AFV modelers.

With the service and development background, added to two fine model builds, there is plenty here to help anyone wishing to model the Leopard, a fine addition to the range of books from Kagero.

Both serve as good examples on how to paint and weather an MBT […] this aspect is ideal for modellers.
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