Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)

Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)

Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)
Includes five plastic Leopard 1 tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue, three Decal sheets, and eleven Unit cards.

Though lightly armoured, the Leopard 1 tank is fast and well armed, with a 105mm L7 gun that is more than capable of dealing with any scouting vehicles of Warsaw Pact.

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Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been a community of free nations brought together with a common goal, to defend the freedom of Western Europe and North America. To do this Canada, France and the Netherlands deploy armoured and mechanised forces in West Germany.

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Free Nations: Canadian, French, Dutch and Australian Forces In WWIII

The Krauss-Maffei Leopard 1 adopted by the Canadians was the Leopard 1A3 with a welded turret fitted with the Belgian SABCA computerized fire-control system. The new tank was named the Leopard C1. An order was made for 114 tanks as well as a number of bridging and recovery vehicles.

The first Leopard C1 tanks were delivered in June 1978, with all 114 in Canadian hands by mid-1979. These first tanks went to the Royal Canadian Dragoons, stationed in Lahr, West Germany, who provided the armoured battalion for 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in 1985.

Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)

The Leopard 1 has been in service with the Dutch Royal Army since 1969 and has recently undergone an upgrade program, beginning in 1983. The upgrade added a new fire-control system for the gunner, applied applique armour to the turret, and fitted side-skirt armour over the tracks. The upgraded model was designated the Leopard 1-V.


1 Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps had transitioned in 1976 from the British Centurion to the Leopard 1A3, known locally as the AS1. Exhaustive trials focussed on mobility and firepower rather than the thicker armour of the competing US M60. These formidable German ‘sports cars’ are organised in troops of three main battle tanks in peacetime, in wartime this grows to four. Australian Armoured Troops had trained previously on exchange with their counterparts in NATO, particularly BAOR and the Bundeswehr. Unlike their NATO brethren, Aussie tankers focus heavily on infantry support and always carry some ‘splintex’, as their canister rounds are nicknamed.

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

Leopard 1 Tanks (x5)
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Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)  
Dutch Leopard 1
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Australian Leopard 1
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Leopard 1 Tank Platoon Box Contents

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Leopard 1 Sprue (x5)
Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)
Unit Cards
NATO Movement Orders (x1) Australian Movement Orders (x1) 
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
4 Canadian Mech Brigade Group (x1) 4. Divisie (x1) 
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
Armoured Squadron (x1) Leopard AS1 (x1) 
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
Leopard C1 (x1) Armoured Squadron (x1) 
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
Tank Eskadron (x1) Leopard 1 (x2)
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
Leopard 1 (x1)
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)
Australian Decal Sheet (x1) Tank Commander Sprue (x1)
Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01) Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)
Dutch Decal Sheet (x1) Canadian Decal Sheet (x1)
NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1) NATO's Front Line Plastic Army Deal (TNAAB1)

Assembling the Leopard 1
Leopard 1 Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TNBX01)


Last Updated On Monday, June 18, 2018 by Charlie at Battlefront