The Leclerc is the new main battle tank of the French army. This 55 ton monster is of a revolutionary design with its 120 mm canon, advanced modular armor protection and automatic loader. All this makes it the first tank of a whole new generation. Other countries like Saudi-Arabia and the U.A.E also bought it. Last year, Tamiya released a scale model of it, our excuse to make a walkaround of this impressive machine.

photographer: Patrick Winnepenninckx

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