The latest versions of the West German Leopard battle tank have aroused interest around the world.
GV Tank parked
GV Top view of tank
GV & LV Tank firing and hitting target (2 shots)
GV Tanks speeding over rough ground
Gv Tank runs over mine
GV Tank crossing river
GV & LV Tank firing at targets (2 shots)
GV Tank speeding along road with ramps demonstrating gun stability (3 shots)
CU Shell being loaded into breech
GV Tank firing and hitting target tank (3 shots)
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Background: 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.