Leopard 1

German main battle tank

The Leopard 1 (sometimes written as Leopard I) is a German main battle tank. It was designed by Porsche and manufactured by Krauss Maffei in West Germany. It was also simply known as the Kampfpanzer. It first entered service in 1965.

This is a leopard 1 A5
Leopard 1 A5

The Leopard 1 was not used much over the past 58 years. It was used at some point in the Cold War. It was also used to help the Ukrainian resisting forces in the Russian invasion of Ukraine[1].

The successor was the Leopard 2, and in 1979, the Leopard 2 entered service.

  1. "Germany's Rheinmetall to provide Ukraine with 25 Leopard 1 tanks". The Kyiv Independent. 2023-11-14. Retrieved 2024-04-30.