• Short Summary

    A NEW TANK THAT WILL MODIFY THE PRESENT TACTICS OF ARMOURED WARFARE DEMONSTRATED ITS EFFICIENCY AT RIALS WATCHED BY MILITARY OFFICIALS AND PRESSMEN AT A MILITARY CAMP NEAR BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    A NEW TANK THAT WILL MODIFY THE PRESENT TACTICS OF ARMOURED WARFARE DEMONSTRATED ITS EFFICIENCY AT RIALS WATCHED BY MILITARY OFFICIALS AND PRESSMEN AT A MILITARY CAMP NEAR BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE TANK, CALLED THE LEOPARD, WILL SOON GO INTO USE WITH BATTLE UNITS.

    THE LEOPARD, POWERED BY A 10-CYLINDER ENGINE, IS CAPABLE OF A TOP SPEED OF 40 MILES AN HOUR (56 KM AN HOUR), AND HAS A GREATLY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OVER THE WIDELY USED PATTON TANK.

    THE NEW TANK IS ARMED WITH A HIGH-VELOCITY ARMOUR-PIERCING 105 MM CANNON, WHICH WILL ENABLE IT TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY AT TWICE THE DISTANCE OF PRESENT TANKS. SUPPORTING ARMOURY INCLUDES HEAVY MACHINE GUNS, BOTH FOR GROUND AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT USE.

    AUTOMATIC FIRE CONTROL ENSURES THAT ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ENEMY WILL BE FAST AND PRECISE. A SPECIAL STABILISER SYSTEM IN THE SUSPENSION IMPROVES OBSERVATION AND FIRING AT SPEED OVER DIFFICULT TERRAIN, AND INCREASES MANOEUVRABILITY.

    THE LEOPARD, WHICH CAN NEGOTIATE DEEP WATER OBSTRUCTIONS, HAS A RANGE OF ABOUT 370 MILES (600 KMS), ENABLING IT TO REMAIN IN ACTION FOR UP TO A DAY WITHOUT REFUELLING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFEDAZZV949UW3V91FWBA0Y54
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFEDAZZV949UW3V91FWBA0Y54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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