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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #200 on: June 25, 2019, 05:31:12 AM »
OPFOR Leopard II - posing as a T-72/80/90.

That's rather good - as an OpFor representation, I mean. Your model is excellent as usual, Didi  :smiley:
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #201 on: June 25, 2019, 10:32:37 PM »
Is that a 140mm gun? Wonder what the ammo quantity impact would be?

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #202 on: June 26, 2019, 12:32:07 AM »
Is that a 140mm gun? Wonder what the ammo quantity impact would be?
I think its the shorter German 120mm in the Leo 1 turret.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #203 on: June 26, 2019, 03:56:27 AM »
Its a 120mm proposal - see original info back at Reply #3 to this thread on the first page.
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #204 on: December 04, 2019, 04:59:44 PM »
Hello,
found at "tank-masters.de".
"On 20 November 2019, Tank-Masters.de had the great opportunity to attend the 40 year anniversary ceremony of the roll out of the first Leopard 2 main battle tank at the KMW facilities in Munich."




camouflage in "night-design" :smiley:

See more:

http://tank-masters.de/?cat=4 scroll til 22.November


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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #205 on: December 05, 2019, 12:11:37 AM »
camouflage in "night-design" :smiley:
That camouflage reminds me of the TRON and TRON: Legacy movie costumes.  :smiley:
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #206 on: January 02, 2020, 04:32:02 AM »
Based on modified Leopard 1 hull:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #207 on: July 11, 2020, 04:41:53 AM »
One I was not aware of: 



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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #208 on: July 11, 2020, 05:44:06 AM »
One I was not aware of: 

Nor I ... good find! Apparently a Arsenale di Piacenza Leopard 1A2 mod with Oto Melara-built Bofors da 40/70. :smiley:

Anyone recognize the turret? Was it used elsewhere?
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #209 on: July 11, 2020, 06:08:01 AM »
One I was not aware of: 
Nor I ... good find! Apparently a Arsenale di Piacenza Leopard 1A2 mod with Oto Melara-built Bofors da 40/70. :smiley:

Anyone recognize the turret? Was it used elsewhere?

With the large ready ammunition rack to the rear of the gun it looks like a standard naval mount with an armor shield added to it. 
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #210 on: July 12, 2020, 01:46:42 AM »
Looks to be a standard BOFORS L70 FL:



In which case, one can get a 1/35 kit from Y-Modelle:



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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #211 on: July 12, 2020, 01:53:32 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #212 on: July 12, 2020, 04:41:16 AM »
I suppose the SP-70 / PanzerHaubitze-155-1 could fit in here given a Leo 1 (and later Leo 2 I believe) hull was proposed to be used:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #213 on: July 12, 2020, 04:29:33 PM »
One I was not aware of: 





Looks a lot of an expensive tank chassis for a basic 40mm AAA arrangement! Maybe A Marder chassis I could understand, but a Leo1 chassis 😯

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #214 on: July 12, 2020, 09:36:11 PM »
If it was done whilst transitioning to Leo IIs then there'd be Leo I hulls to spare, so no biggie. ;)
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #215 on: July 13, 2020, 02:00:28 AM »
It was an Italian one and was done, I understand, as a trial.
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #216 on: July 13, 2020, 04:18:35 AM »
Thanks for the turret IDs Jeff and Greg  :smiley:

Looks a lot of an expensive tank chassis for a basic 40mm AAA arrangement! Maybe A Marder chassis I could understand, but a Leo1 chassis 😯

MAD: Apparently, this Bofors-on-Leo 1A2 was meant to accompany the Esercito's SIDAM 25 - an SPAAG consisting of four turreted Oerlikon KBAs on a M113 hull. The Italians didn't really have a Marder analogue at the time .
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #217 on: July 13, 2020, 09:36:36 AM »
Thanks for the turret IDs Jeff and Greg  :smiley:

Looks a lot of an expensive tank chassis for a basic 40mm AAA arrangement! Maybe A Marder chassis I could understand, but a Leo1 chassis 😯

MAD: Apparently, this Bofors-on-Leo 1A2 was meant to accompany the Esercito's SIDAM 25 - an SPAAG consisting of four turreted Oerlikon KBAs on a M113 hull. The Italians didn't really have a Marder analogue at the time .

Thank you for your reply and valid point apophenia. I made this statement with the notion it was a Bundeswehr program, before it was mentioned that it was in fact an Italian Army program.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #218 on: July 17, 2020, 03:12:46 AM »
Leopard 2 with AG1500 Gas Turbine:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #219 on: July 17, 2020, 08:33:08 PM »
A racing Leopard! ;D 8)

Recalling Claymore's racing tank builds, I'm almost tempted to buy a Leo 2 just to build something looking a bit like that. :D

Claymore racing tanks:

(Mostly) Chally 1;


Leo 2;


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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #220 on: July 26, 2020, 02:39:58 AM »
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #221 on: February 03, 2021, 03:21:03 AM »
Not a tank per se, though it does have a Leo 1 turret:   The Radpanzer 90:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #222 on: February 03, 2021, 04:39:02 AM »
Not a tank per se, though it does have a Leo 1 turret:   The Radpanzer 90:



I have plans and the parts to make something like this with a Boxer and a Leo II turret.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #223 on: June 07, 2021, 02:13:29 AM »
Random idea:  Leopard 2 in Sth African scheme:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #224 on: June 27, 2021, 09:47:31 PM »
Does anyone know of any updated variant of the Motoren und Turbinen Union MB 838, with a higher horsepower than the 830hp that powered the Leopard 1?

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