Author: Smit, Willem
Publisher: Trackpad Publishing
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
New book, 80 pages. At the end of 1969, the first of 468 Leopard 1 tanks from the German manufacturer Kraus-Maffei were transferred to the Royal Dutch Army. In the eighties, the Leopard underwent an extensive improvement involving the military, the press, and politics. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, and after twenty years of service, the end came for this defining tank within the Army. This book pays tribute to the operational deployment of this battle tank and also focuses on the development, testing, troubled service and phasing out of the Leopard 1 tank.