Leopard 1 A5 BE Main Battle Tank

in 1955, when the West German Army joined NATO, it was equipped primarily with equipment made by the U.S., France and Great Britain. Among the first tanks used by the West German Army were American built M47’s and M48’s. While decent tanks for their time, they were already beginning to be outclassed by vehicles of other nations.

In 1956, a requirement for a new tank for the West German Army was put forth. By September 1965, the first Leopard 1 was delivered and without any doubt a masterpiece of German Post War Tank technology. The tank has a crew of 4 persons. The Leopard 1 was a fast, well-armed main battle tank and formed the backbone of the West German Panzer Forces throughout the 1960s and 1970s until it began to be replaced by the more powerful, but also far heavier, Leopard II. Also many other nations bought the Leopard 1 due to its excellent performance.

This Leopard 1 A5 is the latest production version in its series with all updates.
This is the tank for the real and serious tank enthusiast!


Model: Leopard 1 A5
Manufacturer: KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) Germany
Weight: Combat Weight:               46.73 tons (42.4 mt) Ground Pressure:             12.52 psi (0.88 kg/cm²)
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
Engine: MTU (Motoren- und Turbinenunion) Model: MB 838 CA M500; 10-cylinder, 37.4 liters, multi-fuel engine.
819 hp (610 kW) at 2.200 RPM resulting in 19.6 hp per ton
Transmission: ZF 4HP250 (Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen) model with 4 forward and 2 reverse gears (semi-automatic)
Suspension: Independent torsion bars
Speed: 65 km/h (40.4 mph)
Range road/cross-country: 600/450 km (373/280 mi);
Dimensions: Length overall:                  31.3 ft   (9.54 m) Length hull:                        23.26 ft                (7.09 m)               Width overall:                   11.06 ft                (3.37 m) Height overall:                  8.56 ft   (2.61 m) Ground clearance:           17.3 in (440 mm)
Armament: Main:                                   L7A3/52 105 mm (4.13 in) rifled gun Secondary:                         2 x FCS, FN MAG 7.62 mm machine guns                                              (not included)                                              2 x 4 76mm smoke grenade launchers
Date of Delivery: 1971; upgraded to A5 in the period 1993/1997.
Remark: Specific maintenance record is available
Reference BAIV: 7069

Buying this Main Battle Tank:

This tank is the best you can buy on the current market. It is fully serviced and will be delivered in perfect running order. Gun is professional demilitarized according EU requirements. Comes with deactivation certificate and with full army maintenance history.

For buying this tank a specific permit / authorization / import licence might be required depending on the country of the end user. We are a licenced arms dealer and can ship worldwide.

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