As West Germany is adjacent to the communist sphere, problems on national defense was much thought of. To defend the border-line an armoured unit was established. The German techniques by which the Tiger, Panther and other excellent tanks were produced was succeeded by this Leopard tank that appeared in 1961 in West Germany. Leopard also has the name of Standard Panther. It was prototyped in 1961 and 1962 and was formally adopted by the West German Army in 1963, prior to the adoption of the French A.M.X. 30. In 1964, the West German Army placed an order for 1,400 of this tank and the first tank, mass produced, was delivered by Krauss Moffei in Munich. Kit includes one figure. Paint colors needed: Olive Drab, Silver, Black, Red, Flat Brown, Flat Black, and Flat Flesh.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|