The armoured personnel carrier Marder is intended to be a equivalent counterpart of Leopard 1 into the newly-created Bundeswehr. Simultaneously it was intended to build a entire familiy of armoured personnel carriers. Over the years several generations of the Marder are produced, he again and again achieved upgradings. Practically he went into action during the KFOR-Operations and also in Afghanistan. Hans-Peter Lohmann describes the armoured personnel carrier Marder in detail in its history of origins and its technical features.
Schützenpanzer Marder Die technische Dokumentation des Waffensystems