Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979 98

Author: Michael Jerchel
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1846037441
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In 1963 West Germany and the United States signed an agreement to develop the best tank in the world the MBT/KPz-70. Though by 1970 this project was stopped, West Germany used the components created for the MBT/KPz-70 to develop a new main battle tank the Leopard 2. Since 1979, when the first Leopard 2 rolled off the production line, the Leopard 2 has undergone various modifications, and has been exported to various European countries. Enhanced by Osprey's signature colour plates and cutaway artwork, this book examines the development of the Leopard 2 from the first batch to its evolution into the improved Leopard 2 A5, detailing its features and variants.

Main Battle Tanks Of Germany

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781233145119
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Leopard 2, Leopard 1, Leopard 2E, Lince, MBT-70, VT tank. Excerpt: The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1970s for the West German Army. The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. Various versions have served in the armed forces of Germany and twelve other European countries, as well as several non-European nations. More than 3,480 Leopard 2s have been manufactured. The Leopard 2 first saw combat in Kosovo with the German Army and has also seen action in Afghanistan with the Danish and Canadian ISAF forces. There are two main development batches of the tank, the original models up to Leopard 2A4 which have vertically-faced turret armour, and the "improved" batch, namely the Leopard 2A5 and newer versions, which have angled arrow-shaped turret appliqu armour together with a number of other improvements. All models feature digital fire control systems with laser rangefinders, a fully stabilized main gun and coaxial machine gun, and advanced night vision and sighting equipment (first vehicles used a low-light level TV system or LLLTV; thermal imaging was introduced later on). The tank has the ability to engage moving targets while moving over rough terrain. Even as the Leopard 1 was entering service in 1965, an up-gunned version with the new Rheinmetall L44 120 mm gun was being considered to keep pace with newer Soviet designs, but this was cancelled in favour of the MBT-70 "super-tank" project developed jointly with the United States. The MBT-70 was a revolutionary design, but after large cost overruns, Germany withdrew from the project in 1969. Work on a national development was started in 1970 by Krauss-Maffei. A year later, a choice was made for it to be based on the earlier Experimentalentwicklung (la...

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965 95

Author: Michael Jerchel
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 178200694X
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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.

Leopard 2

Author: David Grummitt
Editor: Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1526774135
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When the Leopard 2, a third-generation main battle tank, first entered service with the Bundeswehr in 1979, at the height of the Cold War, it was indisputably the most advanced and potent tank in the world. During the last four decades it has undergone numerous upgrades and modifications to ensure it remains one of the most powerful tanks operating today. It currently serves with the armies of seventeen nations, from Canada to Turkey and including many European states. The Leopard 2 is also a popular subject for modelers which is why David Grummitt’s highly illustrated expert guide is so valuable. As well as describing in detail the Leopard 2’s design, development and combat history, he gives a full account of the wide range of modeling kits and accessories available in all the popular scales. Included is a modeling gallery, which features six builds covering a range of Leopard 2s serving with different nations and a section of large-scale color profiles which provide both reference and inspiration for modelers and military enthusiasts alike.

Tank Spotter S Guide

Author: The Tank Museum
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849089477
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Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of warfare. This pocket guide gives the reader all of the essential information on 40 of history's premiere tanks, including the Tiger, Sherman, Panther and M1A1 Abrams. Each tank is presented with a detailed drawing to aid recognition.

The World S Most Powerful Tanks

Author: Michael E. Haskew
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499465572
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The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War to today. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features, and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.

Electromagnetic Wave Scattering By Aerial And Ground Radar Objects

Author: Oleg I. Sukharevsky
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482282615
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Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Aerial and Ground Radar Objects presents the theory, original calculation methods, and computational results of the scattering characteristics of different aerial and ground radar objects. This must-have book provides essential background for computing electromagnetic wave scattering in the presence of different kinds of irregularities, as well as Summarizes fundamental electromagnetic statements such as the Lorentz reciprocity theorem and the image principle Contains integral field representations enabling the study of scattering from various layered structures Describes scattering computation techniques for objects with surface fractures and radar-absorbent coatings Covers elimination of "terminator discontinuities" appearing in the method of physical optics in general bistatic cases Includes radar cross-section (RCS) statistics and high-range resolution profiles of assorted aircrafts, cruise missiles, and tanks Complete with radar backscattering diagrams, echo signal amplitude probability distributions, and other valuable reference material, Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Aerial and Ground Radar Objects is ideal for scientists, engineers, and researchers of electromagnetic wave scattering, computational electrodynamics, and radar detection and recognition algorithms.

Cold War Armored Fighting Vehicles

Author: George Bradford
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811706788
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Technical artist and military historian George Bradford covers the Cold War, from the end of World War II through 1990.

Military Main Battle Tanks

Author: Source: Wikia
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ISBN: 9781234753580
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 159. Chapters: A27M Cromwell, A41 Centurion, AMX-30, AMX-30E, AMX-56 Leclerc, AMX 40, Al-Khalid, Al-Zarrar, Arjun, Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo, C-1 Ariete, Caernarvon tank, Challenger 1, Challenger 2, Char B1, Chonma-ho, EE-T1 Osorio, FV300 Series, FV 214 Conqueror, FV 4201 Chieftain, IMI Merkava, IMI Sabra, K1 88-Tank, K2 Black Panther, Leopard 1, Leopard 2, Leopard 2E, Lince, List of main battle tanks by country, M TUP Altay, M-60 Patton, M-84, M-84AS, M-95 Degman, M1 Abrams, M46 Patton, M47 Patton, M48 Patton, M60-2000 Main Battle Tank, M60A2, M60 Patton, MBT-70, Mobarez Tank, OF-40, PT-91 Twardy, Panzer 68, Panzerkampfwagen IV, Panzerkampfwagen VII Tiger II, Panzerkampfwagen V Panther, Patton tank, Pokpung-ho, Ramses II tank, Stridsvagn 103, Sturmgeschutz III, T-34, T-44, T-55AGM, T-64, T-72 operators and variants, T-80, T-84, T-90, T-94, TAM, TR-125, TR-85, Tank EX, Type-72Z Safir-74, Type 10, Type 59, Type 61, Type 69, Type 74 Nana-yon, Type 88, Type 90 Ky -maru, Type 99 Main Battle Tank, Uralvagonzavod T-95, Vickers MBT, Vijayanta, Zulfiqar. Excerpt: The A27M Cromwell Tank was a medium tank of the British Army created in the middle of the Second World War. His project was the basis of the A34 Comet I. With experience with Crusader tanks, the English General Staff presented an order for a new tank, better armed and more reliable than the earlier design. Fast and very agile, for using an airplane engine with reduced power, its 75 mm gun (initially 57 mm), however, was already lower than the German design when it was adopted in 1943, it should join the lousy design Ballistic its hull . Even then replaced the Shermans in many English units, being built by the end of the war. The Cromwell was designed to replace the tank A15 Crusader, which became obsolete. End 1940, the Staff of UK published its specifications on this and Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company offered him his pr...