• Short Summary

    The latest versions of the West German Leopard battle tank have aroused interest around the world.

  • Description

    The latest versions of the West German Leopard battle tank have aroused interest around the world. The 40-ton tank is already very successful and is in fact -- if not in name -- the standard NATO tank.

    The leopard is very fast and stable over rough ground, mainly because of a high power-to-weight ratio.

    Another advantage is its powerful quick-firing gun which has sophisticated stabilising equipment to keep the gun steady while the tank chassis is moving violently. It is reliable and has a long component life and is easily maintained.

    A further strong point is the ease of crew training because of the lack of sophisticated electronic gear in tank.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2Y39G7AHE0G184TT7CBW4CMUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Y39G7AHE0G184TT7CBW4CMUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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