Leopard 1 Refs


This list of Leopard 1 reference material was very kindly provided by Michael Shackleton. Michael contacted me and asked if I might like some help putting together this list. As Michael literally wrote the book(s) on the Leopard 1, I very quickly accepted his generous offer to provide the content for this list. Many of the reviews on this page were written by Michael except those for his Leopard trilogy (I wrote those).

In September of 2016, Alan Ng provided a significant number of reviews of publications absent from this list.

Any reader wishing to contact me regarding any errors or omissions are encouraged to do so via email at dan@onepointed.com.

This page was last updated on Sunday, 26-Feb-2017 16:13:52 MST.


Leopard 1 Publications  


The Leopard 1 Trilogy by Michael Shackleton has been acknowledged by many as the quintessential reference on the Leopard 1 family of vehicles. For that reason, and because I'm rather fond of the books, the set has been granted the pole position on this list.

Have a look at what others are saying about the books:

Leopard 1 Trilogy - Volume 1 - Prototype to Production
Michael Shackleton, 2003, Barbarossa Books (Essex, UK)
ISBN: 0953877752    also available in a three-volume boxed set as ISBN: 0953877787


Leopard 1 Trilogy - Volume 2 - Special Purpose Variants
Michael Shackleton, 2003, Barbarossa Books (Essex, UK)
ISBN: 0953877760    also available in a three-volume boxed set as ISBN: 0953877787


Leopard 1 Trilogy - Volume 3 - Foreign Usage
Michael Shackleton, 2003, Barbarossa Books (Essex, UK)
ISBN: 0953877779    also available in a three-volume boxed set as ISBN: 0953877787


De Leopard 1 Gepantserde vuist de Koninklijke Landmacht
Willem Smit, 2008, Boom (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
ISBN: 9789085064275


Dutch Leopard 1 Armoured Fist of the Royal Dutch Army
Willem Smit, 2014, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)
ISBN: 978-0-9928425-0-5


Vlieland Leopards End of the Line
Dirk Bruin, 2014, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)
ISBN: 978-0-9928425-1-2


Leopard AS1 in Australian Service
Michael K. Cecli, 2015, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9928425-2-9
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9928425-3-6


Danish Leopard 1A5DK1 (Model Foto Focus series)
Kenneth Østergaard, 2016, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)


Biber - Leopard 1 Bridgelayer (Model Foto Focus series)
Kenneth Østergaard, 2016, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)


1A5 - The Ultimate Leopard 1 (Model Foto Focus series)
Ralph Zwilling, 2016, Trackpad Publishing (Surrey, UK)


The Leopard 1 MBT in German Service - Early Years (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5013)
Frank Lobitz, 2006, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
UPC: 419617571495165013


The Leopard 1 MBT in German Army Service - Late Years (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5014)
Frank Lobitz, 2006, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
UPC: 419617571495165014


Canadian LEOPARD C1 in West Germany 1977-93 (International 8007)
Carl Schulze, 2015, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)


Canadian Leopard C2 MEXAS in Afghanistan (Modeler Photo Assistant)
Anthony Sewards, Rick Saucier, Miroslav Hraban, 2010, MPA Publications (Prague, Czech Republic)
ISBN: N/A


Leopard 1A3/4 In Details (G 047)
Ralph Zwilling and František Kořán
Wings & Wheels Publications
ISBN 978-80-87509-48-7


Leopard AS1 Australian Leopard AS1 Family of Vehicles
Military Briefs 5, John Myszka, Peter Jarret, Phil Parkinson, Andre Scheitler
Mouse House Enterprises, Deakin, Australia, 2014
ISBN: 0-9577586-5-0


HJ Military Photo Album Vol. 1 ~ German Main Battle Tank Leopard 1
March 2016
ISBN : 978-4-7986-1178-5


Leopard 1
Yves Debay, 2005, Histoire & Collections (Paris, France)
ISBN: 2915239517


Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-1995 (Osprey New Vanguard 16)
Michael Jerchel with colour illustrations by Peter Sarson, 1995. Osprey Publishing Ltd.
ISBN : 1-85532-520-9


Der Kampfpanzer Leoaprd 1 by Walter J. Spielberger from Verlag Wehr & Wissen
1981
ISBN 3-8033-0320-6


Kampfpanzer Leopard 1 (Waffen-Arsenal 84)
Michael Scheibert, 1983, Podzun Pallas Verlag (Friedberg, Germany)
ISBN: 379090211X


Main Battle Tank Leopard (Weapons Systems Today 1)
Raimund Knecht, 1977, Wehr & Wissen (Koblenz, Germany)
ISBN: 3803303001


Leopard 1
Michael Jercher, Waldemar Trojca, 1993, Wydawnictwo Militaria (Warsaw, Poland)
ISBN: 8386209356


The Leopard in Canadian Service
Michael R McNorgan, 2005, Service Publications (Ottawa, Canada)
ISBN: 1894581318


The Federal German Bundeswehr Main Battle Tank (Bellona Military Vehicle Print Series 23)
Hilary Doyle and Walter Spielberger, 1970, Bellona Publications Ltd (Bracknell, UK)
ISBN: 850760267


Typenkompass - Kpz Leopard 1 1956 - 2003 by Rolf Hilmes from Motorbuch Verlag
2011
ISBN: 978-3-613-03360-3




Publications having Leopard 1 Content  


How to build The Leopard Family in 1:35
Spencer Pollard with Marcel Jussen, Brett Green and John Murphy
Published by ADH Publishing


Battlegroup Leopard - Australian Armour exercises in the North (Australian Military Equipment Profile)
Michael K. Cecil, 1998, AMEP (Victoria, Australia)
ISBN: 0958723303


The Early Years of the Modern German Army (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5002)
Peter Blume, 2003, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495135002


Modern German Army Armoured Recovery Vehicles (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5004)
Stefan Marx, 2004, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495145004


German Army Training Center - Letzlingen : the cutting edge in combat simulation for the Bundeswehr (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5005)
Ralph Zwilling and OTL Norbert Hoiczyk, 2004, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495145005


Modern German Army Armoured Engineer Vehicles 156-today (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5008)
Stefan Marx, 2005, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495155008


The Modern German Army in the Cold War 1967-1990 (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5010)
Peter Blume, 2005, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: N/A (classified as a magazine)


Vehicles of the Modern German Army during the REFORGER Exercises 1969-1993 (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5020)
Walter Böhm, 2008, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495165013


Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun/Missile tanks of the Modern German Army - 1956 to Today (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5021)
Peter Blume, 2008, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419617571495155010


Panzertruppe '2010': German Panzer Forces in the 21st Century (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5023)
Peter Blume, 2009, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, German)
ISBN: 419617571495195023


German Armoured Corps in Cold War Exercise Scneller Wechsel 74 (Militärfahrzeug Special No. 5028)
Walter Böhm, 2010, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: N/A (classified as a magazine)


Battle Griffin - Multinational Exercise in the Land of the Vikings (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7002)
Clemen Niesner, 2005, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457002


NATO Response Forces (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7003)
Clemen Niesner, 2006, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457003


Esercito Italiano - Vehicles of the Modern Italian Army in Action (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7005)
Sören Sünkler, 2006, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457005


Danske Hæren - the Vehicles of the modern Danish Land Forces (Missions & Manoeuvres No. 7006)
Clemens Niesner, 2007, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: N/A (classified as a magazine)


Nederlandse Troepen: Vehicles of the Royal Netherlands Army in Germany 1963 - 2006 (Missions & Manoeuvres No. 7007)
Peter Blume, 2007, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: N/A (classified as a magazine)


Australian Army 1st Brigade - Armoured and Unarmoured Vehicles of the Australian Army's 1st Brigade (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7012)
Gordon Arthur, 2008, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457012


Koninklijke Landmacht : Vehicles of the Modern Royal Netherlands Army RNLA (Missions & Manoeuvres No. 7013)
Clemens Niesner, 2008, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: N/A (classified as a magazine)


IFOR - Vehicles of the Muiltnational IFOR Peace-Keeping Operation 1995-1996 (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7015)
Carl Schulze, 2009, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457015


Norge Hærens Stryker - Vehicles of the Modern Norwegian Land Forces (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7016)
Clemens Niesner, 2009, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457016


Task Force Kandahar - Vehicles of the Canadian ISAF Contigent (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7017)
Carl Schulze, 2010, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457017


Free Lion 88 - The Last Cold war exercise of 1st (NL) Corps (Tankograd Mission & Manoeuvres No. 7018)
Carl Schulze, 2010, Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419682651495457018


Militär Fahrzeug - 1/2003
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440865501


Militär Fahrzeug 3/2003
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440865503


Militär Fahrzeug 1/2004
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895201


Militär Fahrzeug 2/2004
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895202


Militär Fahrzeug 2/2007
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895202


Militär Fahrzeug 1/2008
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895201


Militär Fahrzeug 4/2008
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895204


Militär Fahrzeug 1/2009
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895201


Militär Fahrzeug 2/2010
Tankograd Publishing (Erlangen, Germany)
ISBN: 419572440895202


Waffensysteme Leopard 1 und Leopard 2
Walter J. Speilberger, 2003, Motorbuch Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany)
ISBN: 3613016559


Der Weg zum Flak-Panzer Gepard Die geschichtliche Entwicklung der deutschen Flugabwehrpanzer
Walter J. Spielberger, 1980, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Munich, Germany
ISBN: 3-7637-5197-1


Eisenbahn Journal, Militärtransporte auf der Schiene
Uhlrich-Peter Staudt, Horst J. Obermayer 1/2008, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-89610-186-0


Die Panzertruppe der Bundeswehr 1956-Heute (Fahrzeug Profile 5)
Peter Blume, 1996, Flugzeug Publikations (Illertissen, Germany)
ISBN: 9770933845009-05


Das waren die Kanadischen Streitkräfte in Europa (Fahrzeug Profile 6)
Ernst Beyermann, 1996, Flugzeug Publikations (Illertissen, Germany)
ISBN: 4394240719959-06


Auge und Ohr des Heeres - Die Panzeraufklärer der Bundeswehr (Fahrzeug Profile 7)
Peter Blume, 1996, Flugzeug Publikations (Illertissen, Germany)
ISBN: 4394240719959-07


Combat Maneuver Training Center (Fahrzeug Profile 16)
Ralph Zwilling, 1999, Flugzeug Publikations (Illertissen, Germany)
ISBN: 4194240719959


Pionierpanzer der Bundeswehr 1956-2000 (Fahrzeug Profile 18)
Peter Blume, 2001, Unitec-Medienvertrieb (Stengelheim, Germany)
ISBN: 4194240711201-18


Die Panzertruppe der Bundeswehr 1956-2003 (Fahrzeug Profile 22)
Peter Blume and Walter Böhm, 2003, Unitec-Medienvertrieb (Stengelheim, Germany)
ISBN: 4194240711201-22


War Machine Report No. 9 - Leopard 1 by PANZER Magazine
Mar 2009
ISBN: 4910075940391


PANZER (Japanese Monthly Magazine)
March 1977 / No. 19


The TANK Magazine (Japanese Monthly Magazine)
Jan 1981 / Vo. 4 No. 1


The Tank Magazine Special ~ German Tank Leopard
May 1979
142 Pages


Aero Armour Series Volume 13
Uwe Feist, 1980, Aero Publishers (Fallbrook, CA, USA)
ISBN: 0816820465



Chieftain and Leopard (Development) (AFV Weapons Profile 18)
Chieftain and Leopard (Description) (AFV Weapons Profile 19)

Major Michael Norman, 1970, Profile Publications Ltd (Windsor, UK)
ISBN: none


Die Kampfpanzer der NATO - NATO's Main Battle Tanks
Michael Scheibert with English text by W. Schneider, 1985, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag GmbH (Friedberg, Germany)
ISBN: 3790902624


Allied Battle Tanks - Western Tank Units on the Central European frontier (Europa Militaria No.4)
Yves Debay, 1990, Windrow and Green Ltd. (London, England)
ISBN: 1872004350


Allied Forces Central Europe (Tanks Illustrated No.1)
Pierre Touzin, 1983, Arms & Armour Press (London, UK)
ISBN: 0853685827


Tanks Illustrated No. 7 - German Tanks 1945 to the Present
by Peter Gudgin, Arms and Armour Press, 1984
ISBN: 0-85368-621-1


Leopard 1 and 2: The spearheads of the West German Armored Forces
Thomas Laber, 1990, Concord Publications Co. (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623610076


Armor of the West (Concord Color Series 4004)
Yves Debay, 1992, Concord Publications Co. (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9629617046


The Blue helmets Under Fire - Fifty Years of Peacekeeping Missions (Concord 4018)
Samuel M. Katz and Yves Debay, 1996,Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623617267


Peace by Force - Elite Forces of the IFOR (Concord 4020)
Yves Debay and James Hill, 1997,Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623617291


Kosovo Special (Special Ops - Journal of the Elite Forces and SWAT Units, No. 5507)
Editor: Samuel M. Katz, 1999, Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623616449


Assault Volume 9 (Journal of Armoured & Heliborne Warfare, No. 7809)
Editor: James R. Hill, 2004, Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623610971


Assault Volume 10 (Journal of Armoured & Heliborne Warfare, No. 7810)
Editor: James R. Hill, 2004, Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 962361098X


Assault Volume 11 (Journal of Armoured & Heliborne Warfare, No. 7811)
Editor James R. Hill, 2005,Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623611137


Assault Volume 15 (Journal of Armoured & Heliborne Warfare, No. 7815)
2006,Concord Publications Company (Hong Kong, China)
ISBN: 9623611226


Naslednik "Tigra". Osnovnoj tank "Leopard"
Suvorov S, Jauza, 2014, Moscow
ISBN: 978-5-699-71900-6




Multi-Media  


Canadian Leopard 1 Series in Afghanistan DVD
Ken LeClair
This photo reference DVD is once again available for purchase! Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Ken LeClair at koolken19624@gmail.com.


Canadian Leopard C1 and C2 Project DVD
Compiled by Anthony Sewards
4575 images on 2 DVDs

Now available for sale in the Leopard Club Shop.

This 2 disk set contains over 7 GB of of photos, explanatory documents and videos of the Leopard C1 and C2 in Canadian service. The disks were compiled by Anthony Sewards, who spent 20+ years serving with the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment.

Photo files contain a wealth of unpublished information that will help the viewer obtain the right information about the Canadian version of the Leopard C1, C1 MEXAS and C2.

Word documents explain Canadian Leopard 1 history, modifications, colour schemes, markings and crew uniforms & weapons, while they served on deployments in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Canada, Germany, Kosovo.



Canadian Leopard C2 MEXAS Project
Anthony Sewards

Now available for sale in the Leopard Club Shop.

This 2 disk set contains photos, documents and videos of the Leopard C2 MEXAS in service in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2011. The author served with A squadron of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment on active service in Afghanistan in 2007. While on tour he shot many photos of operational vehicles, with every vehicle in the squadron receiving coverage. The author also received permission to use photographs from other tours to provide a near complete record of the C2 MEXAS in active service.

The DVDs contain many thousands of photos, videos and reference documents amounting to 4.9 GB of data on the two disks.



Canadian Leopard 1 and 2 Support Vehicles DVD
Compiled by Anthony Sewards

Now available for sale in the Leopard Club Shop.

This 2 disk set contains 3505 images, 13 videos and explanatory documents on 2 DVDs resulting in approximately 6.9 GB of Leopard goodness. The disks were compiled by Anthony Sewards, who spent 20+ years serving with the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment.
Vehicles covered would include; Taurus ARV (with and without MEXAS), Badger AEV (with and without MEXAS), Beaver Bridge-Layer, ARV 3 (Büffel with and without up-armour kit), Leopard 1 power-pack and Leopard 2 power-pack.

A content preview and further information may be found in the Leopard Club shop.



Canadian Leopard Project Bonus DVD
Compiled by Anthony Sewards

Now available for sale in the Leopard Club Shop.

The bonus compilation consists of material which arrived after Anthony had put together the other Leopard Project disks. This set contain 7221 images.
In addition to numerous photos of Canadian members of the Leopard 1 and 2 families, the disks contains photos of Danish, Polish and Swiss Leopard 2s.
The disks were compiled by Anthony Sewards, who spent 20+ years serving with the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment.

A content preview and further information may be found in the Leopard Club Shop.



Leopard 1 A5 & Leopard 1 Fahrschule WalkAround Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 167 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.



Bergepanzer 2 Leopard WalkAround & InAction Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 191 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.



Bergepanzer 2 A2 Leopard WalkAround Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 53 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.



Biber Brückenlegepanzer WalkAround & InAction Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 189 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.



Dachs Pionierpanzer WalkAround & InAction Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 333 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.



Gepard Flakpanzer WalkAround Photo DVD
Dio-Factory

A photo reference DVD containing 83 images.
The photo set is available from the Dio Factory Shop.






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