The AMX Leclerc, is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. It was named in honor of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque who led the French element of the drive towards Paris while in command of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division (2me DB) in World War II.
The Leclerc is in service with the French Army and the army of the United Arab Emirates. In production since 1991, the Leclerc entered French service in 1992, replacing the venerable AMX 30 as the country's main armoured platform. With production now complete, the French Army has a total of 406 Leclercs and the United Arab Emirates Army has 388. The current price in 2011 is 9.3 million, making it the most expensive tank in history.
Pictured here is a 1:50 scale French AMX Leclerc T5 Main Battle Tank that was attached to the 6th-12th Cuiassier Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade, during 2004.
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Length: 4 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches
Release Date: April 2014