Italeri Military 1/35 Leopard 1A4 Modern German Tank Kit
Untraceable but still in the modellers hearts, the model kit LEOPARD 1A4 III is presented in the same box and with the original sprues of the FIRST VERSION RELEASED IN 1976. The hologram includes the sequence number assigned to each box as a guarantee of limited edition. The Main Battle Tank Leopard, entered service in the mid-60s, has been the “backbone” of the Federal Republic of Germany armored units during the cold war. The Leopard role was critical : it would have to face the huge masses of tanks could be deployed by Warsaw Pacts armies. Thanks to its 10 cylinders, 37,4 litres, engine, it was able to reach 65 Km/h as top speed and optimized for off-road performances. The main armament was the reliable L7 105 mm. gun, produced in Germany under licence, able to use different types of ammunitions. The Leopard A4 version, which entered service in the 70s, was a steady evolution over the first production batches. The new welded turret, equipped with new armored spaced steel plates, already used on A3 versions, increased the protection rate significantly. The Leopard A4 was equipped with a new computerized fire control system and a more modern sighting system.