The German Leopard 2A5 Main Battle Tank development, technology and active service - Part 1.
By Ralph Zwilling.
The quantum leap in the modernisation of the German Leopard 2A4 main battle tank was the upgrade to the A5 version. With this project the Leopard also received a radical new armour suite that significantly enhanced its protection level and changed its external appearance. All most recent Leopard 2 variants such as the 2A6 and the 2A7 are based on the Leopard 2A5.
This publication, for the first time, grants an in-depth view into the development history, deployment and use as well as the groundbreaking technology of this major asset of the modern Panzertruppe. Two parts with a total of 144 pages illustrated with 320 colour photographs, 28 graphics and one five-perspective 1/35 scale drawing are a worthy documentation for Germany's most formidable fighting machine!